Workshops and Lectures

Longevity and Vitality Through Pelvic Health

Richard Brown, MD

Friday, November 16, 2018 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


New York Open Center
22 E. 30th Street
(Between Madison & Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY

Phone: 212-219-2527
www.opencenter.org/pelvic-health

Three thousand years ago, yogis in India realized that the strength of abdominal and pelvic muscle tissue correlated with longevity and vitality. Weakness of these abdominal muscles and fascia is associated with bladder and bowel issues, pelvic problems, sexual dysfunction, poor posture, and more. Age, damage to the internal organs through childbirth or surgery, cancer treatment, or other trauma weaken this area of the body. We will use yoga and qigong postures, coherent breathing, pelvic contraction and relaxation, and visualization to energize the base of the spine and sacral areas, the reservoir of physical vitality. Participants will leave with an energizing and revitalizing program to practice at home.

An Evening Workshop


Members $40 / Nonmembers $45

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London Conference: Yoga In Healthcare Alliance

Conference: Yoga In Healthcare Alliance (YIHA)

February 15-17, 2019

The University of Westminster, London, UK

The Yoga in Health Care Alliance (YIHA) is a social enterprise that is enabling the UK National Health Service to provide yoga to its patients.

We are also developing a model that can be used by other healthcare providers in the UK and internationally. There is significant robust evidence for yoga as an effective ‘mind-body’ medicine that can both prevent and manage chronic health issues and it also delivers significant cost savings to healthcare providers.

Our first job is to enable the National Health Service (NHS) and yoga teachers to work together effectively.

Information/Registration:
yogainhealthcarealliance.com/yoga-in-healthcare-conference/

www.facebook.com/1941152045895629/posts/the-yoga-in-health-care-alliance-yiha-is-a-social-enterprise-that-is-enabling-th/1941162735894560/

Keynote Addresses by Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Richard P. Brown:
Breath-Body-Mind for Stress, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Recovery from Mass Disasters, and Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

Treatment of psychological consequences of mass disasters is essential to recovery for individuals and communities. Lessons learn from using mind-body practices to treat mass disaster survivors indicate that powerful mind-body practices can provide significant relief of anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, pain, and medical illnesses. Mind-body programs are inexpensive, adaptable to different cultures and conditions, and can be taught rapidly to large numbers of people. Train-the-trainer programs can be offered to community leaders, healthcare professionals, schoolteachers, clergy, parents, veterans, and volunteers.

Breath-Body-Mind (BBM) is a unique fusion of techniques drawn from qigong, yoga, Buddhist meditation, Orthodox Christian monks, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, and modern neuroscience. Specific practices balance the autonomic system, relieve stress, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, dissolve pain, and enhance the sense of connection to oneself and others.

Clinical issues, indications, contraindications, risks, benefits, and guidelines for augmenting psychotherapy with voluntarily regulated breathing practices (VRBPs) will be included. Cases illustrate restoration of connectedness/ bonding through VRBPs that shift the individual from defensive states of fear/anger to states of safety and bonding.

During these addresses, Dr. Brown leads attendees in VRBPs and movement practices that have been studied and used for relief of stress and trauma following mass disasters: Southeast Asian tsunami; earthquake in Haiti; New York World Trade Center attacks; gulf Horizon oil spill; war, slavery and genocide in South Sudan Uganda and Rwanda; and Middle Eastern and Rohingya refugee children.


Workshop Description:
Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg teach a unique blend of voluntarily regulated breathing practices, tapping, movement, visualization, and sound healing. This program combines Coherent Breathing with Breath Moving, Qigong movements, Ocean Breath, and Open Focus Meditation. Mindfulness of breath and of changes in mental/physical states are cultivated. Their specific teaching methods optimize the benefits of each breath practice. Participants will receive one-on-one monitoring and fine-tuning of their Coherent breathing technique. Group processes enhance learning.

Other speakers include:
Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Dr. Michael Dixon, Heather Mason, Dr. Tina Cartwright, Kalwant Sahota, Dr. Laura Madeley, Emily Brett, Dr. Karen Pilkington, Dr. Ned Harfield, Dr. Holly Kahya, and Melissa Wickremasinghe, MD


Breath-Body-Mind Workshop for Professionals in London

Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, pioneers of Integrative Mental Health, offer their groundbreaking Breath-Body-Mind workshop

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm February 18 and 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday February 19, 2019

The Museum of Happiness
220 Arlington Road Camden Town
London NW1 7HE United Kingdom

Discover a unique fusion of techniques drawn from qigong, yoga, Buddhist meditation, Orthodox Christian monks, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, and modern neuroscience, designed to activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, dissolve pain, and enhance the sense of connection to oneself and others.

What the training will cover:
Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg share a unique blend of mind-body practices—breathing, tapping, movement, and sound healing. Slide and videoclip presentations highlight their scientific research and humanitarian projects serving survivors of the 2004 Southeast Asian Tsunami, military combat veterans, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Gulf Horizon oil spill, war and slavery in South Sudan, genocide in Uganda and Rwanda, Middle East refugees, and Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh.

Dr. Brown guides participants through rounds of movement with VRBPs, including Coherent Breathing and Breath Moving. The gentle movements can be done standing or sitting and are suitable for adults and children. Awareness and mindfulness of breath and changes in mental and physical states are cultivated. Attendees enhance learning by participation in group processes.

Clinical issues, indications, contraindications, risks, benefits, and guidelines for augmenting psychotherapy with VRBPs will be included. Cases illustrate restoration of connectedness/bonding through VRBPs that shift the individual from defensive states of fear to states of safety and bonding.

Who is the training for?
Yoga teachers, psychologists, therapists, nurses, doctors, school teachers, first responders, relief workers, NGOs, and administrators.

About the Faculty:
Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduate Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, practices Integrative Psychiatry and serves on the APA CAIM task force and the American Botanical Council board. She researches mind-body practices for stress, anxiety, PTSD, and mass disasters. She and Dr. Richard P. Brown teach Breath-Body-Mind and co-authored Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, The Healing Power of the Breath, and with Dr. Phillip Muskin How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health, and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2017). www.Breath-Body-Mind.com.

Richard P. Brown, MD, associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Columbia University, graduate of Columbia University Medical College and Cornell University Psychiatry Residency and Psychobiology/Psychopharmacology fellowship, lectures internationally and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters and award-winning books. His neurophysiological theory, exploring effects of yoga breathing in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress-related medical conditions, has been validated in clinical trials. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), yoga, Qigong, and meditation, he provides Breath-Body-Mind programs for healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, mass disaster survivors, first responders, veterans, school teachers, and patients with psychiatric and medical conditions. www.Breath-Body-Mind.com.

Cost: £350

Early Bird rate of £300 until 15 November.


REGISTER NOW
themindedinstitute.com/events/breath-body-mind


Breath-Body-Mind for Transformation Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2019 9 am - 4 pm

Chemung County Conference 
Holiday Inn Elmira, NY 14901

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood and mental focus. These benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-I. 

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to:


  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy.

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities


Note: Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Practice CD.
Dress in casual layers and eat lightly before opening night. Please do not wear perfume. 

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, 
The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set or E-book on Amazon.com

Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432
For information about BBM Teacher Training prerequisite, please visit: 
www.breath-body-mind.com/breath-body-mind-teacher-training.php

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.
E-Book on Amazon.com.


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

March 22-24, 2019 Friday 7:30 PM to Sunday 12 noon

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance. The benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including healthcare practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level I.

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to


  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities


Learn more about this groundbreaking work at www.breath-body-mind.com

Note This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training. Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 Practice CD.
Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. E-Book on Amazon.com.

Register at:
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/breath-body-mind-transformation-and-well-being
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD
Note Change of Date

Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 15-17 and March 29-31, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm

Chemung County Conference 
Holiday Inn Elmira, NY

Breath-Body-Mind practices can be incorporated into many different work settings by a wide range of care providers from classroom teachers to disaster relief workers to mental health professionals and yoga therapists.

Prerequisites:


  • Completion of at least one Breath-Body-Mind Workshop

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing at least 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week (preferably 7 days). Ability to perform Coherent Breathing correctly with comfort and ease.

  • Complete reading and study of The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD by RP Brown & PL Gerbarg (Shambhala 2012). E-Book available at Amazon.com.



Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training is an intensive program that provides the basic tools for teaching simple but powerful breathing, movement, visualization and relaxation practices. Trainees bring their own experience and prior education in psychology, medicine, yoga, rehabilitation, and many other disciplines. We encourage trainees to creatively integrate Breath-Body-Mind techniques into their work. Graduates often share with us the fruits of this integration, reporting that Breath-Body-Mind enriches their work and brings even better results with deeper healing to their clients.

What you will learn:

  • How to teach Coherent Breathing, Breath Moving, Ha Breath, Two Golden Wheels, Resistance breath (Ocean breath), 4-4-6-2, Body Scan, Heart-focused Breath

  • How to teach trauma-sensitive BM practices safely and effectively

  • Adapting BBM practices for special groups: children, veterans, medically-ill clients



Registration:
Contact: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432
48 Benedict Blvd., Elmira, NY 14903

CEUs will be available

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:
www.breath-body-mind.com/breath-body-mind-teacher-training.php


American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

May 17 – 22, 2019

San Francisco, California

Watch for information about courses and lectures by Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg
www.psych.org


Breath-Body-Mind for Pain Relief

Richard Brown, MD

Friday, June 7, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New York Open Center 

22 E. 30th Street (Between Madison & Fifth Avenues) 

New York, NY

Phone: 212-219-2527 
www.opencenter.org
Participants will leave with an energizing and revitalizing program to practice at home. 

Members $40 / Nonmembers $45


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

June 21-23, 2019 Friday 7:30 PM to Sunday 12 noon

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance. The benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including healthcare practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level I.

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to


  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities


Learn more about this groundbreaking work at www.breath-body-mind.com.

Note This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training. Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 Practice CD.

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. E-Book on Amazon.com.

Register at:
https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/breath-body-mind-transformation-and-well-being
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 21 – Friday noon July 26, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3 supports BBM teachers who wish to learn more advanced techniques, develop their skills in providing healing practices for more severely challenged populations, and acquire certification to help train Level-1 BBM teachers. Candidates are expected to have gained experience in BBM teaching as well as assisting at workshops.

Prerequisites:


  • Completion of Level-2 BBM Teacher Training

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing and other techniques for at least 20 min a day at least 5 days per week referable 7)

  • Experience teaching Coherent Breathing and other BBM movement and breathing techniques in the work setting.

  • Demonstration of innovative use of Breath-Body-Mind, developing programs using Breath-Body-Mind, initiating the use of B-B-M in work settings, participating in research on breath techniques, or exceptional efforts to volunteer and assist at workshops.



BBM Level-3 Teacher Training is an intensive one-week program offered once a year at Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox Mass. Candidates for Level-3 attend the same workshop as students for Level-1. During this training, the Level-3 candidates assist in training the Level-1 students. Level-3 candidates lead parts of the training and receive feedback on their teaching techniques.

What you will learn:

  • to train others in how to teach Coherent Breathing and other practices.

  • more advanced BBM techniques with Dr. Brown.

  • using breathwork in psychotherapy with Dr. Gerbarg.

  • skills to become leaders in training others and developing programs in your areas of interest.

  • explain the basic scientific principles for the effects of breathing practices on stress response, sympatho-vagal balance, heart rate variability, anxiety, social engagement, bonding, inflammation, and respiratory function.

  • create and maintain resource materials including manuals, research articles, lecture notes. Those interested in giving lectures may develop Powerpoint slide presentations.


Registration: 
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org

CEUs will be available

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit: 
www.breath-body-mind.com/breath-body-mind-teacher-training.php


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 21 – Friday noon July 26, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Breath-Body-Mind practices can be incorporated into many different work settings by a wide range of care providers from classroom teachers to disaster relief workers to mental health professionals and yoga therapists.

Prerequisites:


  • Completion of at least one Breath-Body-Mind Workshop

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing at least 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week (preferably 7 days). Ability to perform Coherent Breathing correctly with comfort and ease.

  • Complete reading and study of The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD by RP Brown & PL Gerbarg (Shambhala 2012). E-Book available at Amazon.com.



Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training is an intensive program that provides the basic tools for teaching simple but powerful breathing, movement, visualization and relaxation practices. Trainees bring their own experience and prior education in psychology, medicine, yoga, rehabilitation, and many other disciplines. We encourage trainees to creatively integrate Breath-Body-Mind techniques into their work. Graduates often share with us the fruits of this integration, reporting that Breath-Body-Mind enriches their work and brings even better results with deeper healing to their clients.

What you will learn:

  • How to teach Coherent Breathing, Breath Moving, Ha Breath, Two Golden Wheels, Resistance breath (Ocean breath), 4-4-6-2, Body Scan, Heart-focused Breath

  • How to teach trauma-sensitive BM practices safely and effectively

  • Adapting BBM practices for special groups: children, veterans, medically-ill clients



Registration:
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown

Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org

CEUs will be available

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:
www.breath-body-mind.com/breath-body-mind-teacher-training.php


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 28 - Friday noon August 2, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Level-2 Teacher Training, an intensive one-week program, provides additional skills with practice teaching breathing techniques with movements (Four Golden Wheels, Great Harmonizer of Breath, 4-4-6-2, and Energy Ball); additional breath practices (Resistance Breathing, Ujjayi, Breath Moving circuits, Song-Kong-Dong-Tong), Group Processes, and more. Updates on scientific developments and discussions about incorporating breath practices into psychotherapy, school programs, disaster relief, military, hospitals, and other settings will be provided.

Participants receive coaching on their teaching techniques as they practice teaching individuals and groups throughout this training.

What you will learn:


  • Hone your BBM Teaching Skills

  • Develop confidence in your ability to teach groups

  • Learn sequences and highly effective combinations of techniques

  • Obtain guidance on how to integrate BBM into your work setting

  • Improve your abilities to assist and work with more challenging clients

  • Increase your understanding of the science of breath


Registration:
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown

Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org

CEUs will be available

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit: 
www.breath-body-mind.com/breath-body-mind-teacher-training.php


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sept. 14, 2019 Saturday 9 am - 5 pm & Sept. 15, 2019 Sunday 9 am – 1 pm

Serving Those Who Serve, NY, NY

[These dates are tentative. Watch for confirmation of dates.]

Information & Registration will be posted at www.STWS.org 


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