Media contact: WJ Carrel
New York, NY - Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, known for integrating standard and complementary treatments, will give a Breath~Body~
The workshop will focus on mind-body practices that can prevent and treat joint injuries, neck and back pain, and, arthritis. The movements, plus breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques, are gentle enough for individuals with joint injuries, yet effective for athletes, ballroom dancers, military veterans, firemen, policemen, and anyone who wants to remain active.
The practices can increase joint mobility and decrease pain, increase energy and stress resilience, reduce anxiety, create better sleep and a calmer mind, improve endurance as well as heart and lung function.
A unique fusion of ancient and modern techniques are employed - Qigong, yoga, Christian monk traditions, Coherent Breathing, Open Focus meditation, and martial arts. The benefits of acquiring these skills have been shown in scientific studies.
The course fee is $100 before April 5, and $115 after that date. Reduced fees are available for policemen, firemen, veterans, seniors on fixed income, and full-time students. Registration information can be found by calling Jean Keehan at (845)331-3092.
Bring mats, blankets, pillows, etc. to feel warm and comfortable sitting and lying on the floor. Chairs will be provided. There will be a break for lunch.
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 lectures, writes, provides consultations, and facilitates the development of research projects on the health benefits of mind-body practices.
John Carroll uses mental imagery and energy to treat emotional and physical challenges including arthritis fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, and more. His website is: johncarrollhealer.com.
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) with Philip Muskin, MD, and The Rhodiola Revolution (Rodale). Their new books are the 2013 Nautilus Gold Medal award-winning Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, & Clinicians(WW Norton) and Nautilus Silver Medal award-winning The Healing Power of the Breath, with a CD, (Shambhala).
The presenters have an Internet site at HaveAHealthyMind.com with health information about combining standard and complementary treatments, their research, other resources, and a free newsletter.