Breath-Body-Mind Conferences

Designed, constructed and organized with Mr. Brian Hart, Chemung County Commissioner of Mental Hygiene.

Fifth Introductory Conference: October 7 & 8 2017
Second Certification Conference: October 6, 7 & 8 and November 10, 11 & 12, 2017
***Both weekends must be attended to qualify for Breath Coach Certification in October & November.

Do you have shortness of Breath?     Do you hold your Breath?
Do you feel tightness in your Body?     Does your anxiety stop your Body short?
Does your Mind become traumatized by challenging situations?
Does your stress affect your Mind and Body?

Drs. Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg

Drs. Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg have designed Breath-Body-Mind strategies to assist all ages in balancing their anxiety, stress and traumas in their lives.

Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Brown 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.

Dr. Gerbarg is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College practicing 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.

Breath-Body-Mind - BBM

Are you experiencing difficulties dealing with every day stress or challenges that have surfaced with intensity?

Need assistance to reduce high level and/or lingering stress?

Learn Coherent Breathing approaches for improved health and well being known as Breath- Body-Mind (BBM). BBM is a healthy alternative to medications for stress, anxiety and PTSD.

Reverends Bill and Martha Benedict

Reverends Bill and Martha are certified instructors for BBM techniques as instructed by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg. Our BBM instruction was received at Kripalu Yoga Institute, Lee, MA.

BBM gives you a step-by-step process to help you reach your ultimate state of relaxation by slowing you breathing, moving your Qi energy and finishing with a relaxed meditation. BBM assists in lifting your enjoyment for a more peaceful and serene existence without the total dependence of medication.

  • Introductory Workshop: Open to Public
    · October 7 & 8, 2017
    Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview
  • Level II Certification: both weekends
    (Prerequisite classes Chemung Intro and Level I)

    · October 6, 7 & 8, 2017
    Horseheads Holiday Inn Express

    · November 10, 11 & 12, 2017
    Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview

Schedule: All days - Check-in - 8:15 am

  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-12pm

Conference Registration Costs:

$50 discount per class for students with ID
$100 discount on Intro and Level I for previous attendees

Social Worker CEU Intro (10hrs $25)
Level II (15hrs/$30 /weekend)

Limited scholarships available upon request

Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene is a recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0427. In addition, CME's for physicians, psychologists and nurses was just approved.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd., and the Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. designates this CME journal for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Psychological Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Hatherleigh maintains responsibility for the program.

Click here to download Introductory Workshop brochure. (PDF)

Click here to download Level II Teacher Certification brochure (PDF)

Call Martha 607-425-8432 for further information. Or contact us on our contact page.

More information for Drs. Brown's and Gerbarg's BBM, visit their Breath-Body-Mind website.