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Integrative Psychiatrists Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg Teach Stress and Trauma Reduction for Disasters to Healthcare Workers at Kripalu Center

Healthcare providers will learn innovative, healing, Breath-Body-Mind techniques that will help stressed and traumatized populations during and after disasters.
    LOS ANGELES, CA, June 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, together with yoga therapist Heather Mason, are instructors for the innovative Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training for Stress, Trauma, Transformation and Well-Being, June 23-28, 2013, Sunday evening through Friday noon, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. The workshop, eligible for CE credits, will teach mind-body healing techniques to reduce stress, recover from trauma, relief physical discomforts, and enhance quality of life.

The classes are for therapists, yoga teachers, clergy, school teachers, physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare providers working with stressed or traumatized populations.

Breath-Body-Mind integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems for self-care and healing others. Developed by integrative psychiatrists Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, Breath-Body-Mind has proven benefits for healthcare professionals, military veterans, and patients with anxiety disorders, depression, and PTSD. Many people who have practiced these techniques, such as survivors of mass disasters, including the Asia tsunami, 9/11 World Trade Center, Haiti earthquake, Horizon Gulf oil spill, Rwanda genocide, and slavery in Sudan, say they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful.

The workshop is approved for Continuing Education credits as follows:
- 23.5 credits for Certified Counselors (NBCC), $20 additional charge
- 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $20 additional charge
- 36 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- 23.5 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $20 additional charge
- 24 credits for Nurses (NURS), $20 additional charge
- 36 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge

Registration and more information can be found by calling (800)741-7353 or at kripalu.org on the Internet. A link to the Brown/Gerbarg course can be found at http://www.kripalu.org/presenter/V0004595/richard_p_brown.

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 provides consultation and facilitates the development of research projects on the health benefits of mind-body practices for recovery from mass disasters.

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, 2009) with Philip Muskin, MD, and The Rhodiola Revolution (Rodale). Their new books are the award-winning Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, & Clinicians (WW Norton, 2012) and The Healing Power of the Breath, with a CD, (Shambhala, 2012). They have an Internet site at HaveAHealthyMind.com with mental health information combining standard and complementary treatments, their research, other resources, and a free newsletter.

www.HaveAHealthyMind.com
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