**NEW** Breath-Body-Mind Interest Group

Breathing techniques can relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and performance. Benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including medical professionals, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other health conditions.

In October, more than 90 people participated in a Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop sponsored by Westchester Library System on behalf of the Westchester Resilience Coalition. The workshop was led by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, recognized pioneers in evidence-based integrative medicine.

As a follow-up, a BBM Interest Group will meet from 5:30pm-6:30pm on the first Thursday of each month. Sessions are currently scheduled through June (1/9, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4). Registration for each event is requested. Go to this registration page and select your event. These events are open to both attendees of the Introductory Workshop and those new to BBM (please indicate your experience during registration).

Interest Group Meetings are structured to support continued personal practice, prepare and encourage those seeking to pursue Teacher Training, and support exploration of how this skill development can be brought forward in organizations and communities.

Attendees of Interest Group sessions may be interested in these additional resources.

NOTE: The methods demonstrated in the Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop are for participants to use in their own self-care practices. We strongly advise participants not to teach these practices to their clients or to any clinical populations until they have completed at least  Level-1 BREATH-BODY-MIND™ Teacher Training and received certification.

For more information on Breath-Body-Mind and a schedule of workshops, including teacher training, see https://www.breath-body-mind.com/

Level-1 Teacher Training is offered at a number of locations surrounding Westchester. Based on the interest, we hope to schedule a Level-1 training in Westchester in the Fall of 2020.

If you have questions about these events, please contact outreach@wlsmail.org.