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Breath~Body~Mind Conference

Dr. Richard Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Friday, March 15

7th Annual Chemung County

Art of Self-Regulation Conference

Breath~Body~Mind teaches simple movements, breathing and relaxation methods that can be used anywhere, including at home, in medical and healthcare settings, or in school… to be able to focus and concentrate at a higher level.

Emotion dysregulation, attention disorders, and behavioral problems have a negative impact on academic and social development. Healthcare providers need new tools to help individuals of all ages overcome the effects of stress, over-stimulation, and trauma.

Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg will review scientific studies demonstrating that Breath~Body~Mind practices improve emotion regulation, stress resiliency, anxiety, PTSD, attention disorders, cognitive function, and behavior. They will also guide attendees through experiential learning of the practices.

By actively participating in this series of conferences, attendees will learn:

  • The scientific basis for the effects of Breath~Body~Mind
  • Techniques to rapidly balance the stress response system and improve emotion regulation, cognitive function, and behavior
  • Experience Breath~Body~Mind techniques for personal stress reduction
  • How to apply Breath~Body~Mind techniques in working with all populations in educational and clinical settings.

With the completion of Level I participants will be able to:

  • Teach the basic Breath-Body-Mind techniques to individuals and small groups.
  • Assistant teach at Breath-Body-Mind Workshops

Yoga mats will be for sale or you can bring your own. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow, and blankets. Please do NOT wear perfume or other scents.

Recommended Reading:

1. The Healing Power of the Breath
RP Brown & PL Gerbarg
(Book + CD, Shambhala) Winner Silver Medal Nautilus 2013 Book Award

2. Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD RP Brown & PL Gerbarg
(WW Norton) Winner Gold
Medal Nautilus 2013 Book Award


Richard P. Brown, MD
Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, teaches advanced breath techniques with movement and meditation to help stressed and traumatized people improve energy, sleep quality, stress resilience and peace of mind. His work is a unique fusion of ancient and modern mind-body techniques derived from Qigong, yoga, Christian monks, Coherent Breathing, Open Focus meditation and martial arts.

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College, practices Integrative Psychiatry and researches the efficacy of mind- body practices for post-traumatic stress disorder and survivors of mass disasters. She assists Dr. Brown in workshops and is the co-author of numerous scientific articles and books.

Registration Information

Conference Registration Costs:

$100 discount on Level I for previous attendees of Chemung County BBM trainings, but must attend all six days in March.

Social Work CEU’s-15 hours per class ($30 cost per class)

Limited scholarships available upon request

Introductory Two-Day Workshop:

March 15th and 16th
Early Registration: (until 2/22) $325
Late Registration: (after 2/22) $375

Level I six Day Teacher Training – (Includes Introductory Workshop)

2 Weekends
March 15th-17th
March 29th-31st
Early Registration: (until 2/22) $650
Late Registration: (after 2/22) $750


  • All days – Check-in – 8:15 am
  • Friday 9am-4pm
  • Saturday 9am-4pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm

Lunch will provided (optional)

Special Accommodation Rates at Holiday Inn

  • $85 (2) Doubles
  • $95 King

(See contact info below)
***Mention the Art of Self-Regulation Conference to receive special rates***

Registration form is available in PDF format – Click Here

Contact Martha Benedict for more information & registration by telephone at 607-425-8432.


Friday, March 15
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Dr. Richard Brown
Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD


Elmira Holiday Inn Elmira
1 Holiday Plaza
Elmira, NY 14901 United States
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