New York, NY - Richard P. Brown, MD, an integrative psychiatrist known for his healing mental health work for survivors of mass disasters, will give a two-day Breath~Body~
Dr. Brown will teach breath techniques and meditation to help stressed and traumatized people regain energy, good sleep, and peace of mind. The approach also helps detoxify the body, and can bring harmony for daily living.
The workshops demonstrate a unique fusion of ancient and modern mind-body techniques derived from Qigong, yoga, Christian monks, Coherent Breathing, Open Focus meditation, and martial arts. Benefits have been demonstrated in individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions, in victims of terrorism, war and natural disasters, and, with health care practitioners. “To be able to transform so many peoples’ lives in a short course has been a special blessing for me,” comments Dr. Brown.
Dr. Brown’s workshop is sponsored by Serving Those Who Serve, a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to the health and well-being of those who served at Ground Zero, their families, and area residents. “Since 2007, Dr. Brown has been teaching this course with great success and benefits for members of the 9/11 community and others,” notes STWS Executive Director Jose Mestre.
A course fee of $75 is offered for the 9/11 Community and NY, NJ & CT residents who suffered loss and/or emotional distress from Hurricane Sandy, armed forces personnel, and veterans. The fee is $150 for students, $200 for caregivers, health care practitioners, and yoga teachers, and $300 for the general public. The proceeds will be donated to STWS to continue holistic care programs for the 9/11 World Trade Center Community. Registration, workshop testimonials and a video of Dr. Brown are at.stws.org. For more information contact Nehemiah Bar-Yehuda at (212)531-3376or Jose Mestre at (347)306-0729.
Bring mats, blankets, pillows, etc. to feel warm and comfortable sitting and lying on the floor.
Dr. Brown is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), Yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation, Dr. Brown developed a neurophysiological theory on the effects of yoga breath on the mind and body, particularly its benefits for stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. His healing techniques have proven effective for disaster relief for healthcare workers and survivors of the World Trade Center, Haiti, the Gulf Oil Spill in Mississippi, the southeast tsunami, Rwanda, and the Sudan. He maintains a practice in New York City.
Dr. Brown, with Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Philip Muskin, co-authored the award-winning book How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton). The new award-winning books (Nautilus, Foreword Reviews) of Drs. Brown and Gerbarg are The Healing Power of the Breath (Shambhala), and Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD (WW Norton). They offer mental health information and resources on their web site HaveAHealthyMind.com.