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Date(s) & Time(s) Tuition

Early Reg. $ until
Late Reg. $ after
Fellowships of the Spirit Lakeside Learning Center
282 Dale Drive
Cassadaga, NY 14718 (Map)
Richard P. Brown, M.D. & Patricia Gerbarg, M.D.
Richard P. Brown, M.D. & Patricia Gerbarg, M.D.

Special Group Rates: Healthcare providers in public health and non-profit service organizations may register in groups of 4 or more for $100 per participant ($125 after 7/22/14). Call for information on scholarships.

Clinical, administrative, and staff of NYS DOMH facilities: FREE registration.

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Attend in person or take the live Online Webinar. Registrants will be able to ask questions, participate from their office computer, and continue to access the program for 5 days after completion. Taking this workshop with a partner, friend, colleague, or group will enrich the experience.

Based on their extensive research, Drs. Brown and Gerbarg combine the most rapidly effective breathing techniques to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, heart and lung function, and endurance. The benefits have been enjoyed by physicians, health care practitioners, Buddhist monks and nuns, yoga teachers, military veterans, first responders, individuals with psychiatric (eg. anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD) and medical conditions, and victims of abuse, terrorism, war and natural disasters, including the Asian tsunami, Sept. 11, 2001 WTC attacks, Haiti earthquake, Rwanda genocide, South Sudan war and slavery, and Gulf oil spill. Dr. Brown leads participants through a unique sequence of movement, breathing, and relaxation/meditation techniques to:

  • Balance your stress response system for stress resilience and energy renewal
  • Release tension, dispel anxiety, sleep soundly, and quiet your mind
  • Increase your lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health
  • Improve recovery from negative life experiences or trauma
  • Feel more connected to your inner self and to others
  • Improve your relationships and |empathic abilities

Drs. Brown & Gerbarg will discuss the neurophysiology of the effects of breathing on the nervous system, review their clinical research, and present cases.

Richard P. Brown, M.D., Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, teaches breath techniques, movement, and meditation to improve energy, sleep, resilience, and peace of mind. He is certified to teach aikido (4th Dan), yoga, qigong, and meditation. His work, a unique fusion of ancient and modern mind-body techniques, derives from QiGong, yoga, Christian monks, Coherent Breathing, Open Focus Attention Training, and martial arts.

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduate of Harvard Medical School, facilitates research projects, lectures, and writes about the effects of CAM and breath techniques on psychological health and post-traumatic stress. She assists Dr. Brown in teaching workshops and has co-authored 40 scientific articles, books and book chapters on herbs, nutrients, and mind-body treatments. Breath~Body~Mind courses are taught at America Psychiatric Association Meetings and other conferences.

Conflict of Interest: Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg are the authors or co-authors of some of the resources and references on Breath~Body~Mind practices. Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg teach B~B~M workshops and teacher training programs.

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