Staying Younger as You Live Longer

Breath-Body-Mind at Mohonk Mountain House

November 20-22, 2015

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!

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

Dr. Richard P. Brown and his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, teach you how to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit as you grow older. In developing this workshop they have brought together three powerful practices: Breath~Body~Mind, Qigong movements to enhance circulation and energy, and Open Focus Attention Training for reduction of physical and psychic pain.

Stress is a major factor that drives the aging process. Stress increases inflammation, oxidative damage, and the loss of energy and enthusiasm for life. Breath~Body~Mind techniques address the major components affecting our quality of life as we age. 

The breathing practices developed by Drs. Brown and Gerbarg increase the flexibility and resiliency of the cardiovascular and stress response systems. These practices also heighten the ability to experience closeness, empathy, bonding, and love. The ability to develop and maintain close relationships is crucial for a long and happy life.

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.

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

This program is perfectly suited for anyone who wants to learn how to stay younger as you live longer, as well as for health professionals.

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Overnight accommodations, delicious meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and most resort activities. A program fee of $175 per person is additional, as is a $20 processing fee for nine CE credits.     

For Professionals: CEU, CME Credits Approved

Afternoon and evening lectures will be available to all participants, but are required for healthcare professionals seeking CE, CME credits. CE, CME credits have been approved by the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) for nine CE, CME credit hours. Appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, mind-body therapists, and others interested in learning more about the neurophysiological basis for the effects of the movement and breathing practices, including the effects of Voluntarily Regulated Breathing Practices on sympatho-vagal balance, stress response systems, emotion regulation, sleep, pain perception, attachment, and bonding. Polyvagal theory, attachment, social engagement, and the vagal-GABA theory will be discussed.

They will also review research studies showing significant improvements in anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, military service related PTSD, post-disaster (Southeast Asian tsunami, 9/11, Haiti, Horizon Oil Spill, Sudan), and stress-related medical conditions. Thousands of healthcare professionals are using Breath-Body-Mind to relieve their personal stress as well as to treat their adult and child clients in diverse settings, such as individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, yoga therapy, outpatient clinics, in-patient medical and psychiatric units, military facilities, trauma relief centers, rehabilitation programs, and mass disasters sites.

Approved for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) 

NYSPA: 9.0 CEUs for psychologists 
ACCME: 9.5 CME for physicians, nurses, 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 the scientific basis for the effects of Voluntarily Regulated Breathing Practices on the stress response and emotion regulatory systems. 
3. Describe research studies of Voluntarily Regulated Breathing Practices in the treatments of anxiety and PTSD. 
4. Obtain additional information and materials for further learning and daily practice of the techniques learned. 

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, including award-winning books. For a glimpse of their work visit:  

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. 

Staying Younger as You Live Longer Program Schedule

Friday | Saturday Sunday | Program Leaders

Friday, November 20

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Registration

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Dinner

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Introduction to the Program and Mind/Body Techniques
An introduction by Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg to the techniques that will guide us through the weekend.

Saturday, November 21

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
Open Focus Attention Training

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.  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, November 22

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

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

11:00 a.m.  Group Healing Processes

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

Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Brunch

Program Leaders

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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