Westchester Library System’s “Westchester Breathes” has been happy to offer free public programming through our member libraries as well as to nonprofit agencies and community programs in the County since 2019. We’re especially pleased to have received the 2022 Dr. Harold Keltz Distinguished Public Health Service Awards.
The exercises used in Westchester Breathes are grounded in the work of Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and their Breath-Body-Mind Foundation. These exercises have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing the sense of calm and well-being. They are especially relevant to care-givers and service providers because we often underestimate the impact and importance of our state of being for the people around us. Two opportunities are available this summer to more fully build resilience and reduce stress.
The 12-hour program – Breath-Body-Mind Fundamentals – will be offered across two days – Saturday and Sunday – on two occasions and in two different formats:
- In-person at WLS Headquarters, July 30 & 31, 9-4 – Registration link for July Fundamentals (payment is to the Westchester Library System via credit card) Note: Space is limited to 25 attendees; register early!
NOTE: If you are a staff member at a Westchester nonprofit interested in bringing this trauma-informed resilience skill-building practice to your staff or clients, we can offer a discount of $100 to the registration cost of $250. Provide your library/agency name in the registration form to secure the discount.