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LOS ANGELES, CA, December 10, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard P. Brown, MD, co-author of the new book HOW TO USE HERBS, NUTRIENTS, AND YOGA FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE (WW Norton, January 2009), and internationally renowned pioneer of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine), will lead a seminar entitled "Breath~Body~Mind", Saturday, December 13, 2008, from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Stone Mountain Counseling Center, 310 River Road Extension, in New Paltz, New York. His seminar includes movement, breath practices, and Open Focus meditation.
Dr. Brown is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. He is a certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), Yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation. Dr. Brown developed a neurophysiological theory on the effects of yoga breath on the mind and body, particularly its benefits for stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Dr. Brown is an expert on holistic approaches to psychiatry, including the use of supplements such as SAM-e and Rhodiola Rosea and and mind-body practices. He co-authored The Rhodiola Revolution and Stop Depression Now. Dr. Brown maintains a practice in New York City.
Stone Mountain Counseling Center in New Paltz, NY, opened in 1996 by Stephen Larsen, PhD, offers psychotherapy and biofeedback for patients, and training for students and professionals. Larsen, the Center's Director, is an award-winning author (The Fundamentalist Mind: How Polarized Thinking Imperils Us All) and Psychology Professor Emeritus from SUNY Ulster, New York.
"Through repeated rounds of breath work and meditation, gentle movement, theoretical background and small group interaction, participants will discover the benefits of these mind-body practices and learn to integrate this knowledge into their own lives," states host Stephen Larsen, PhD.
The seminar is open to the public and more information can be found at (845) 658-8083.
Stone Mountain Center, New Paltz, NY
Media contact: WJ Carrel (760) 218-3838
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