Public Programs

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These ONE TIME PROGRAMS and RECURRING EVENTS  are held online via Zoom.  Download the FREE Zoom application and create an account before the meeting.  


Our thanks to the Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins.; program costs for have been subsidized thanks to a generous NYS Grant in Aid.

Introductory Workshop for Westchester County Service Providers – May 29 & 30

This two-day program will be taught by BREATH-BODY-MIND™ originators and internationally acclaimed experts, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg.  This program is intended for Westchester County healthcare providers and health educators working with adults, families and children – including social workers, childcare and early intervention providers, and librarians. 

Learn evidence-based gentle breath and movement techniques to relieve stress and improve mood,  empathy, mental focus, resilience, and performance. Benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including healthcare professionals and individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, cancer, and other  medical conditions. 

The program will be held from 9-5 on each day.  REGISTER HERE

Teacher Training for Westchester County Service Providers – June 19-20 AND July 10-12 

A 36 hour BREATH-BODY-MIND™ Level 1 Teacher Training will take place Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Friday through Sunday, July 10-12.  Attendance at both weekend sessions is required , as well as participation in four one-hour practice sessions held between the two weekends.  This program will be taught by BREATH-BODY-MIND™ founders, and internationally acclaimed experts, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg. 

The training is intended for those who have participated in an Introductory Workshop and seek to bring their BBM practice into their organizations and communities. 




    • Midweek Reset – A 40minute Breath-Body-Mind practice session  with held each Wednesday at noon, from April  29 through May 27Registration is required.  Please join 10 minutes early to settle in; we will start on time. This session is led by Elena Falcone.
    • Tuesday/Thursday with Ann – A 45min Breath-Body-Mind practice session with Ann Fleuchaus (a recurring instructor at our Interest Group and training events!) will be from 1:00pm-1:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursday through July 29.  NOTE: In June this class time changes to 12-12:45.  Classes are free, though a donation of $5 to $15 would be appreciated by the instructor.  To register, email for the meeting link.


    • BBM Community Practice Group led by Linda and Richard.  This group that meets for 45minutes on Mondays at 4pm and Thursday at 8am.  Email for the access information.
    • Monthly Breath Body Mind Interest Group – First Thursday of each month at 5:30pm | This is a one hour session; intended for for those who have attended a prior BBM program; includes group discussion of how BBM can be (is) applied in our Westchester communities and organizations.  Please register for each program you can attend; registration links are posted two months in advance.   NEXT UP:  June Interest Group Meeting, 6/4/20.

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ACES Symposium @ LaSalle School May 2019

This sixth annual event at the LaSalle School was a powerful one. Speakers were Dr. Wendy Ellis (Project Director, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University) and J. Stuart Ablon (Director, ThinkKids in the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital). Both provided insights and inspiration to this packed (sold out, 600-1000 attendee) free Albany event.

Dr. Ellis spoke powerfully about the context in which ACES occur. Using the metaphor of a tree, she spoke about the poor soil in which individuals grow (e.g., inequity, racism, poverty, homelessness). When rooted in this soil, the impacts of adversity are harder to balance with individual resilience. Her Building Community Resilience program is a model that she has used in multiple communities (and local and state levels) to build multi-level understanding and action to improve communities from the ground up. More on her work can be seen here.

Dr. Ablon shared information and his deep experience with a collaborative problem solving approach relevant to both children and adults. At its core, he asks us all to move from the premise that children (do well if they can, i.e., their challenging behavior is more a function of skill, not will. he proposed a problem solving approach that builds their skills and results in behavioral outcomes that can work for all. See more at this ThinkKids site. Dr. Albon’s new book, Change-able: How Collaborative Problem-Solving Changes Lives at Home, School and at Work, is available in the Westchester Library System catalog.

  • E Falcone, 5/11/2019