Psychiatrists Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg offer a unique fusion of ancient mind-body techniques and scientifically proven methods to enhance mood, vitality, and mental focus, and to rapidly relieve stress anytime, anywhere.
The benefits of their workshops and research have been enjoyed by health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions, and people challenged by everyday stress. Studies prove their methods to safely relieve anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder in survivors of mass disasters such as the Asian tsunami, World Trade Center attacks, Gulf oil spill, and wars.
In this workshop, through a combination of breath practices, gentle movements, meditations, and healing sounds, you learn how to balance your stress response system; relieve tension, anxiety, and insomnia; and feel more empathy and connectedness with your inner self and with others.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will better be able to:
1. Describe neurophysiological mechanism that account for the effects of breathing. practices on the stress response system, autonomic system, and heart rate variability.
2. Discuss the evidence base that indicates benefits of breathing practices in reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
3. Evaluate and identify patients who could benefit from breathing practices.
4. Explain the advantages of using breathing interventions for psychological relief following mass disasters in the United States and in other countries.
5. Employ breathing and movement practices to manage stress, anxiety, insomnia, and vicarious or secondary caregiver trauma.
6. Create a program for ongoing learning, training in Breath~Body~Mind, and integrating breathing techniques into clinical practice with their patients.
Safe for everyone, regardless of age or physical limitations, this workshop offers you an opportunity to dramatically improve your overall well-being. It is also excellent for health professionals interested in learning these techniques to use in their practices.