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New York, NY - Richard P. Brown, MD, Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Heather Mason of Yoga for the Mind, teach ground-breaking Breath~Body~
Based on extensive research, this training combines a variety of effective breathing techniques to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and heart and lung function. The benefits have been enjoyed by health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, cancer, Lyme disease, lung problems, toxic exposures, and victims of terrorism, war, and natural disasters. Many people who have practiced the Breath~Body~
The workshop is approved for Continuing Education credits for social workers, psychologists, athletic trainers (BOC), certified counselors (NBCC), and the Yoga Alliance (YA). For registration and more information call (800)741-7353 or go to kripalu.org on the Internet. Links to the Brown/Gerbarg courses can be found at http://kripalu.org/
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.
Heather Mason, MA, is the founder of Yoga for the Mind, an integrative approach for treatment of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. A certified yoga therapist and mindfulness teacher, she spent three years living in Buddhist monasteries in China.
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 the award-winning Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, & Clinicians (WW Norton, 2012) and The Healing Power of the Breath, with a CD, (Shambhala, 2012). An audio supplement to the new ADHD book, and to their international award-winning How to Use Herbs , Nutrients, & Yoga in Mental Healthcare entitled Breath~Body~