Stress Resilience Naturally

June 10 - 12, 2016

Evidence-Based Mind-Body Techniques Rapidly Balance Stress Response Systems and Activate Anti-Inflammatory Pathways

Join us at Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian castle resort in the heart of the Hudson Valley, for a weekend that can change your life!

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Accommodations, delicious meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and most resort activities. Additional program fee applies.

Please note, space is limited - please book your reservation early by calling  .

Our program leaders, Dr. Brown and his wife, Dr. Gerbarg, teach you how to relieve stress and prevent its damaging effects on physical and mental health. They combine three powerful Breath~Body~Mind practices: Coherent Breathing, Qigong for circulation and energy, and Open Focus Attention Training.

Stress increases inflammation and causes loss of energy and enthusiasm. Breath~Body~Mind addresses physical and psychological aspects of stress to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. A strong, flexible stress response system is essential for peak performance in artistic, athletic, and mental activities.

You will also discover that Breath~Body~Mind puts you in touch with yourself and heightens your capacity to experience closeness, empathy, bonding, and love. 

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in reducing stress, activating innate healing capacities, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and growing closer to others.

For Professionals: See CEU/CME Credits Below

In addition, afternoon and evening lectures will be available for healthcare professionals, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation workers, mind-body therapists, and others interested in learning the neurophysiological basis for the effects of movement and Voluntarily Regulated Breathing Practices on sympatho-vagal balance, stress response, emotion regulation, sleep, and bonding. Social engagement, Polyvagal and vagal-GABA theories will be discussed.

A research review will highlight effects on anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, military service related PTSD, post-disaster (Southeast Asian tsunami, 9/11, Horizon Oil Spill, Sudan), and medical conditions. Healthcare professionals are using Breath~Body~Mind to relieve personal stress as well as to treat adult and child clients in diverse settings, such as individual, family, and group therapy, yoga therapy, clinics, in-patient medical and psychiatric units, military facilities, and trauma relief centers.

Approved for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

ACCME: 9.5 CME for physicians; 9.5 CEU for psychologists and counselors

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Use Breath~Body~Mind practices to reduce stress, enhance respiratory and cardiovascular function, and improve emotion regulation.
  2. Discuss evidence for effects of Voluntarily Regulated Breathing Practices (VRBPs) on stress response and emotion regulation.
  3. Describe research studies of Voluntarily Regulated Breathing Practices to reduce stress, anxiety and PTSD.
  4. Access practice tools and educational resources to support regular practice of the techniques learned for stress management.
  5. Discuss the effects of VRBPs on social engagement systems, bonding and love.

Approval Statement for Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. and Patricia Gerbarg, MD. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd.  is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity has been approved for 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approval Statement for Continuing Education

The Hatherleigh Company has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5448. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. Is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Program Schedule

Friday | Saturday Sunday | Program Leaders

Friday, June 10

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Registration

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.       Dinner

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.      Late Registration

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.     Introduction to the Program and Mind/Body Techniques

Saturday, June 11

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.        Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Experiential Training Round I: Movement and Breathing Techniques with Open Focus

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Short Break

10:45 a.m. – noon            Experiential Training Round II: Movement, Breathing, Open Focus

Noon - 12:15                    Group Process and Discussion, Q & A

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Lecture: Neurophysiology and Research Review

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.       Discussion, Q&A

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.       Dinner

8:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.       Lecture: Disaster Relief, PTSD, Disconnection, Case Illustrations

8:50 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.       Discussion, Q&A

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.     Round III: Movement, Breathing, Open Focus, Breathing with   Music and Movement

Sunday, June 12

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.        Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.     Experiential Round IV: Movement, Breathing, Open Focus

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Break

11:00 a.m. - 11:30a.m.    Group Healing Processes

11:30 a.m. – noon            Discussion, Q & A, Leaving Instructions for Home Practice,   Resources

Noon - 2:00 p.m.              Brunch

Program Leaders

Graduates of Columbia and Harvard Medical Schools, Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg are a dynamic team, internationally known for teaching, research, and over 100 publications. With warmth and humor they welcome you to an unforgettable healing experience.

Dr. Richard P. Brown

Dr. Richard P. Brown is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he obtained his medical degree 1977. He completed Psychiatry Residency and a fellowship in Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology at New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College. The recipient of numerous awards, he has authored over 100 scientific articles, books, and book chapters on pharmacological treatments, clinical studies, and complementary and integrative treatments in psychiatry.

A strong interest in natural treatments developed long before medical school. Gathering medicinal mushrooms with his grandfather in the hills of Kentucky was an introduction to the healing power of plants. Summer visits to Indian reservations in Wyoming opened a world of traditional treatments. Learning martial arts from master teachers who routinely healed injuries in the course of practice demonstrated the power of ki, the human hands, and physical exercise. Intense breathing practices and physical and mental discipline are fundamental to martial arts. As an adult, training in Yoga and Qigong brought further physical, mental, and spiritual development. All of these sources, traditional healing and conventional medical training, contribute to Dr. Brown’s understanding and his practice of medicine.

Learn more about Dr. Richard Brown and his techniques on his website:

Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg

Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduated from Brown University (1971), Harvard Medical School (1975), Beth Israel Psychiatry Residency program in Boston (1979), and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (1992). Dr. Gerbarg has lectured and taught about a wide range of topics in psychiatry, psychoanalysis, women’s issues, trauma, neurobiology, natural treatments (herbs, nutrients), and the integration of mind-body practices in psychotherapy for the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meetings and many other conferences, academic centers, and community organizations. She serves on the APA Caucus on Complementary and Integrative Psychiatry and is a board member of the American Botanical Council.

Dr. Gerbarg practices Integrative Psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. Her research focuses on mind-body practices for reducing the effects of stress and trauma, particularly in survivors of mass disasters, including the Southeast Asia Tsunami, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, war in Sudan, Gulf Horizon Oil Spill, veterans, and stress-related medical illnesses.

She co-authored numerous scientific articles and books with Dr. Brown including: The Rhodiola Revolution, and three award winning books: How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (First Place National Best Book Awards and International Best Book Awards in Alternative Medicine), Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD (Nautilus Gold Award; National Indie Excellence Award for Best Psychiatry Book), and The Healing Power of the Breath (book + CD) (Living Now Book Award Gold Medal; Nautilus Book Award Silver). Her many chapters include: “Yoga and Neuro-Psychoanalysis,” in Bodies in Treatment: the Unspoken Dimension (Analytic Press 2007); “Mind-Body Practices for Recovery from Sexual Trauma” in Surviving Sexual Violence (Rowman & Littlefield 2011), Mind-Body Practices and the Neuro-Psychology of Well-being in Religion and Spirituality across Cultures (Springer, 2014); and Yoga and Neuronal Pathways to Enhance Stress Response, Emotion Regulation, Bonding and Spirituality in Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice (Routledge 2015).

Learn more about Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg and her techniques on her website:

See you there!

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