Breema workshop at the Expressive Therapies Summit, L.A., California

Breema: The Art of Being Present
with Jon Schreiber and Alexandra Johnson

Breema’s holistic and dynamic movement practice will be used to potentiate body-mind connection as a catalyst for self-care and transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Its commonsense wisdom can guide the clinician to support the body’s instinctive healing energy and thus to nurture vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance. Breema's “art of being present” uses nurturing touch and tension-relieving stretches and movements to foster physical, mental, and emotional balance and aliveness. Issues including compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout, are mitigated, while empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and an atmosphere of aliveness are nurtured. In this hands-on experiential workshop, individual movement and partner self-care exercises will introduce therapists and counselors and other caregivers to the art of using our own experience as a 'navigating tool' to create a vital and effective relationship first with ourselves and then with our clients. We will explore the principles underlying Breema practice: No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, and No Force, to discover how they can be practiced in virtually any clinical setting by generalists and specialists alike to build a relaxed and open-hearted relationship with life. No prior experience necessary. Come prepared to relax and enjoy!

Information regarding CAMFT/CEPA continuing education credits for MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs for this session will be given in this master class. These credits are not included in the Summit CE program and are not covered by the Summit daily CE fee.
PLEASE NOTE: Continuing education credit approval for programs in which the subject matter features yoga and/or meditation varies per state. Please verify with your professional licensing board that your state will accept credits for programs such as this.

Workshop facilitators:
Jon Schreiber, DC, Director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California, 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.  She 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.


Los Angeles, California, United States