Thanks for your interest in creating a more supportive counseling atmosphere for both counselor and client. You’ll find a wealth of information on this page including a little about the practice, a few videos on therapists who have success using Breema to support their practice, a list of upcoming events you may be interested in attending, and a list of resources that we have found complementary in our search for how to care for ourselves while being available to care for the ones we serve. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us…
Check us out at the following Expressive Therapies Workshops:
(You can register for individual workshops in the conference for $30 per hour. Enter the date, time and title of the Breema workshops you wish to attend.) REGISTER HERE
Friday, April 30th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Self-Breema Exercises for Vibrant Health: A Natural Antidote to Computer Stress
Alexandra Johnson, MD
Jon Schreiber, DC
Almost everyone is spending too much time in front of a computer these days, and many of us are experiencing the deleterious effects that has on our health. Common repercussions include neck, shoulder, and back pain, eye strain, nervous system imbalances, anxiety, and stress. Fortunately, there are many Self-Breema exercises that can be easily learned and practiced to vitalize, balance, and strengthen the body and many of its compromised systems. These exercises are safe, simple, direct, and brief. They can be practiced anywhere, anytime.
In this 2-hour evening workshop, we will present a concise set of Self-Breema exercises, and practice them with you as we introduce you to Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony. The Principles support us to respond to the extraordinary stressed of life these days with resilience and clarity. They offer us a solid foundation from which we can take step after step in the direction of health and harmony. All are welcome!
Jon Schreiber, DC
Director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California, Jon has been teaching Breema in the U.S. and internationally since 1980. He has presented Breema to interested groups in the fields of medicine, psychology, bodywork, exercise, holistic health, and personal growth. In his active clinical practice, Dr. Schreiber uses Breema, Self-Breema, and the Nine-Principles of Harmony to help his patients discover the real meaning of health. His numerous articles and books focus on the universal and practical philosophy of Breema.
Alexandra Johnson, MD
Trained in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, Alexandra served as faculty at the University of Colorado in a clinic with integrated mental health services, and has worked in refugee clinics in the US and Ethiopia. Dr. Johnson has taught Breema internationally since 2003, using Breema’s universal principles to support increasing harmony in mind, body, and feelings. In addition to her clinical practice in integrative medicine, she maintains an active teaching career, and develops wellness programs for health care professionals.
Matthew Tousignant, MA, CMT
Matthew holds degrees from Harvard University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. A Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor, he currently teaches Breema extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Matthew’s body-centered therapeutic work, based out of Lambertville, New Jersey, combines the universal wisdom of Breema with a practical knowledge of psychology to connect others to their unique potential as human beings.
Angela Porter, MA, MFT
Angela is a somatic therapist, trauma treatment and addictions specialist, with a primary focus in group practice, and in training other therapists. She is a Breema instructor and practitioner. Currently she is in private practice and a clinician at Greeting Health clinic in Oakland, California and serves as adjunct faculty at JFK and CIIS graduate psychology programs.
Alexis has 20 years experience studying and teaching movement, including Breema, Yoga, and Nia dance. She is a Breema and Self-Breema Instructor in Oakland, CA, and also teaches online dance classes and private Self-Breema sessions via Zoom.
Being Right Now Everywhere Every Moment Myself Actually
Breema, a dynamic, contemplative movement practice, potentiates body-mind connection as a catalyst for self-care and transformation in relationship. Its commonsense wisdom guides us to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing what is vital instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance.
Breema’s exercises use nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches, and natural movements based on nine universal Principles of Harmony to foster physical, mental, and emotional balance and availability. Issues including fatigue, stress, self-criticism, and burnout are mitigated, while empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and an atmosphere of aliveness are nurtured.
Here are a few resources for further inquiry into the benefits of Breema:
A recent interview with Jon Schreiber, Director of the Breema Center.
Breema: Transformation in the Therapeutic Relationship
Breema in Psychotherapy
ONLINE SELF-BREEMA CLASSES
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