BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® (BBTRS®) BBTRS Training Curriculum

BBTRS Online Training Curriculum

Total training hours, including online meetings and mandatory assignments = 260 hours

General schedule:

MODULE 1 — 3 x weekend units, scheduled over 6 weeks

MODULE 2 —  9 x 1-day units, scheduled over alternating weekends

MODULE 3 — 1 x 4-days unit

For practitioner certification, students of the Online Course are required to give a minimum of 35 documented practice session over the course of the training.


Over the course of the program:

  • Students learn the theory and experience practical/embodied guided individual and partnered exercises.
    Experience guided group BBTRS session(s).
  • Students attend regular ‘Family group’ meetings with other students in between teaching units. Each family group will have an assigned mentor to support space holding, active listening and answering modality related questions.
  • Regular group sharing sessions & Q&A with facilitators in between teaching units.
  • Mandatory 21-days meditation challenge per module.
  • Students must receive minimum 2 x individual sessions per module with a mentor.
  • Partnered and individual practice homework assignments based on fundamentals of BBTRS
  • Mandatory webinars: Anatomy of Breath, Understanding Trauma, Self Body Work & Reichian Character Structures.
  • 100+ page BBTRS Training Manual & Giten’s book Feel to Heal



3 x Weekend units + 2 hrs intro evening before 1st weekend, scheduled over 6 weeks

Total teaching hours = 40.5 hours

Total assignment hours = 40.5 hours

Total module 1 hours = 81 hours.


Fully experiential trauma release workshop

1 intro evening (2 hours) + 1st weekend

12 hours screen time

  • Experiencing the foundational basics of BBTRS, including the first experience of a group BBTRS session
  • Identifying how and where bodily tension is stored — essential to understanding the “belts of tension” and how to target release throughout the body



4 DAYS, taught over the 2nd and 3rd weekends

12 hours screen time each weekend

  • Includes 6 elements of BBTRS, a basic understanding of meditation, and introduction to primary elements of breathwork and bodywork used in BBTRS (i.e.: felt sense, pendulation)
  • Practical logistics and realities explained, including contraindications and setting up the work space


MODULE 1 – Itemization of total engagement hours, including assignments:

  • 2 x Webinars (‘Anatomy & Physiology of Breath” & ‘Understanding Trauma’), to be completed prior to starting module 1 = 6.5 hours
  • ‘Self-discovery through Breath’ Experiential workshop =10 hours
  • ‘Fundamentals of BBTRS’ = 16 hours
  • 3 x family group meetings: 2 x personal sharing and 1 x Q&A/group exercises with mentor = 3 hour
  • 1 x group Q&A = 1.5-hours
  • 1 x group personal sharing = 1.5-hour minimum (time depends on the amount of people in the group)
  • 2 x individual sessions with a mentor = 3 hours
  • 2 x session exchanges with other students = 4 hours minimum
  • 21 days meditation challenge = 21 hours



9 x 1-day units, scheduled over alternating weekends

Total teaching hours = 62 hours

Total assignment hours = 66 hours

Total module hours including assignments = 128 hours


  • The 7 Belts of tension are specific areas in the body, roughly correlating to the chakras, where tension commonly resides; each one will be taught individually in this module

Itemization of total engagement hours, including assignments:

  • 9 x 1-day teaching units
  • 2 x Webinars (‘Self Body Work’ & ‘Reichian Character Structures’). These need to be completed before the commencement of the Module 2. = 9.5 hrs.
  • 8 x family group meetings = 8 hrs.
  • 2 x group personal sharing = 3 hour minimum (time depends on amount of people in the group)
  • 2 x individual sessions professionally received = 3 hours
  • 7 x session exchanges with other students = 21 hours minimum
  • 21 days meditation challenge = 21 hours



1 x 4-days unit

Total teaching hours = 26 hours

Total assignment hours = 25 hours

Total module hours including homework = 51 hours


Module 3 will include:

  • In-person small group breath sessions/workshops facilitation skills & techniques
  • Online group breath sessions/workshops facilitation skills & techniques
  • Language & Listening skills
  • Use of  music and sound to support individual and group sessions
  • Principles of confidentiality & Creating safe practice for self and client
  • Self-marketing and promotion of your practice
  • Self-care
  • Conscious movement
  • Experience of guided group BBTRS sessions
  • Family group meetings
  • Group sharing & Q&A sessions
  • Final session exchange for evaluation
  • Mandatory 21-days meditation challenge
  • 2 x individual sessions with a mentor
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