March 11, 2012
Media contact: WJ Carrel
New York, NY - Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, award-winning authors and leaders in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for psychiatry, will teach their ground-breaking Breath~Body~
Mind Workshop for Beginners and Intermediate Students live online Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to 5 pm ET, and Sunday, April 15, from 10 am to 4 pm ET. The event will be broadcast from Fellowships of the Spirit in Lilydale NY, for the general public, health professionals, caregivers, and yoga teachers.
“People inquire about our Breath~Body~
Mind workshops because they want to enhance their physical and mental well-being. They are interested in techniques they can use in their daily work to help others. Because we are engaged in active clinical practice, research, and teaching, we are not able to give workshops often. We are especially excited to have an opportunity to offer our workshop online so anyone can join us from the comfort of their own home,” comments Dr. Gerbarg. The course includes instruction and demonstration of techniques as well as paired and group exercises. On-line participants will be able to ask questions.
Mind workshop has brought improved mood, mental focus, heart and lung function, endurance, and stress relief for past participants such as health care practitioners, Buddhist monks and nuns, teachers of yoga and other mind-body practices, military veterans, individuals with psychiatric (anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD) and medical conditions (cancer, lung problems, toxic exposures), and victims of terrorism, war and natural disasters. Many people who have worked with Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple would have been so powerful and helpful.
Registration is at fellowshipsspirit.org/
mind.php on the Internet. The phone number is (716)595-2159, the fax is (716)595-2127, and the e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org . The location is Fellowships of the Spirit Lakeside Learning Center, 282 Dale Drive, Cassadaga, NY 14718;
the mailing address is PO Box 252, Lily Dale, NY 14752. Tuition is $325 before April 6, $355 after that date. Group rates are available for healthcare providers in public institutions and non-profit service organizations for $40 or $50 depending on the group size. Groups of clinical, administrative, and other staff of New York State DOMH facilities may register at no fee. For those who have participated before, advanced practices are provided. NYS OMH will provide 11.5 Category I CME Credits for the workshop.
Dr. Brown is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. He gives over 200 medical lectures every year, including full-day courses for the American Psychiatric Association and other professional groups, as well as workshops for non-profits such as Serving Those Who Serve in New York City. He is a certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), Yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation. His workshops have helped thousands of people deal with everyday stress and enabled survivors of trauma and mass disasters to recover their health and well-being.
Dr. Gerbarg is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at New York Medical College. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. In addition to her clinical practice, she provides consultation and facilitates the development of research projects on the health benefits of mind-body practices for recovery from mass disasters such at the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, the southeast Asian tsunami, the Gulf Oil Spill, war and slavery in the Sudan, and military personnel.
Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg are co-authors of the award-winning How To Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton, 2009) with Philip Muskin, MD, and The Rhodiola Revolution (Rodale). Their new books are Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, & Clinicians (WW Norton, 2012) and The Healing Power of the Breath, to be released with a CD by Shambhala in June. They have an Internet site at HaveAHealthyMind.com with mental health information combining standard and complementary treatments, their research, other resources, and a free newsletter.
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