Richard P. Brown, MD

Integrative Psychiatry
Key Note Speaker

Breath practices have been used since ancient times for physical, mental, and spiritual development. They can be used to raise energy of our mind-body-spirit, circulate the energy to remove blockages in our systems, and extend energy to others. We will present a sequence of mindful movements, breathing and attention trainings, for physical, emotional, and mental disorders including PTSD.

Dr. Brown will demonstrate and lead attendees through a sequence of mind-body practices as a group and then in small groups to experience the shift in consciousness, energy, and the sense of self and others.

Richard P. Brown, MD is an associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Columbia University, graduate of Columbia University Medical College and Cornell University Psychiatry Residency and Psychobiology/Psychopharmacology fellowship. He lectures internationally and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters and award-winning books, including Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association Publishing 2017). A pioneer in Integrative Psychiatry, his neurophysiological theory of yoga breathing in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, cognitive impairment, and stress-related medical conditions, has been validated in clinical trials. As a certified teacher of Aikido (4thDan), 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 neuropsychiatric and medical conditions.

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