Integrative Psychiatrist Richard Brown Teaches Meditation for Trauma Relief at NY Insight Center

Breath~Body~Mind® enhanced meditation for physical and psychic pain relief is the focus of a two-day workshop for therapists and the public June 22 and 23 in Manhattan
 
 
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June 20, 2012 - PRLog -- HaveAHealthyMind.com
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New York - Richard P. Brown, MD, a New York psychiatrist who practices integrative medicine, will present a two-day workshop for therapists and the public on Friday and Saturday June 22 and 23, 2012 at New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 West 27th Street, 10th floor, Manhattan, New York, entitled “Enhance Your Meditation with Breath~Body~Mind®.” The Friday session is from 7 pm to 9 pm; the Saturday session is from 10 am to 5 pm.  There will be teacher support following the Buddhist Dana tradition.

The Breath~Body~Mind® workshop will combine movement and breathing meditations. The core technique will be Coherent Breathing (see coherence.com), a modern form of anapanasati practiced by advanced Thai Buddhist monks. This practice, described in a Chinese text 3000 years ago and followed by Zen monks, was independently rediscovered by two modern research groups. The effects of Coherent Breathing are magnified by combining it with advanced breathing techniques from yoga, Qi Gong, and Russian Orthodox monks to bring the body’s systems into optimal balance and a higher energy state.  Another component of the workshop will be Open Focus meditation developed by Les Fehmi, PhD, one of the fathers of biofeedback and a Zen teacher. Open Focus induces EEG patterns similar to those found in advanced, long-term meditation practitioners. Deeper, richer meditative states can help relieve physical and psychic pain.

New York Insight is an urban center for the practice of “mindful” awareness, also known as Insight or Vipassana meditation. The center’s programs include talks, weekly sittings, silent retreats, and workshops for the integration of meditation teachings into daily life.  “Our center is a place where everyone—of different ages, nationalities, cultures, languages, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and spiritual backgrounds—is welcome to begin or deepen meditation practice based on the teachings of the Buddha,” states Joseph Schmidt, Executive Director.

Registration is on a sliding scale of $20-$30-$40 for Friday, and $40-$55-$70 for Saturday. The phone number at New York Insight Meditation Center is (212)213-4802. The web site is nyimc.org, and the e-mail is info at nyimc.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. 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, with Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, has an Internet site at HaveAHealthyMind.com with mental health information and resources. The doctors have co-authored 35 professional publications on complementary and alternative treatments including scientific papers, books, and book chapters. Their most recent books are the international award-winning Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, & Clinicians (WW Norton, 2012), and the book plus CD set, The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions (Shambhala, 2012).
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