“Nearly all healing and spiritual traditions understand how critically important the breath is to our health and peace of mind,” states Dr. Brown, an expert in both ancient and modern mind-body techniques, which he has taught to health professionals, veterans, 9/11 responders, and victims of abuse, war, and disasters around the world.
Dr. Brown will introduce attendees to a unique method that combines yogic, qigong and Eastern Orthodox monastic breathing techniques, gentle movements, and "Open Focus" meditation. The method brings strong energy, resilience to stress, and sound sleep. It dissolves anxiety, and provides a sense of inner peace.
The New York Open Center, considered “the largest urban holistic learning center in the U.S.,” offers a broad range of body/mind/spirit studies that include yoga, reflexology, and distance healing. The Center also offers on-line classes. Tuition for the Friday evening workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. The workshop, #13WHH84M, is approved for CEU’s. More information can be found at opencenter.org on the Internet, or by calling (212)219-2527.
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. Brown and his wife Dr. Patricia Gerbarg have an Internet site at HaveAHealthyMind.com with mental health information, research, other resources, and a newsletter. They co-authored 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 award-winning The Healing Power of the Breath, with a CD, (Shambhala, 2012).