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Natural Treatments for ADHD

Emotional Regulation and Learning with Breath, Body, Mind

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of people with ADHD, including youth in grades K–12, military families, hospitalized children, and disaster survivors? Join two of the leading experts in the field, Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, to learn the most effective evidence-based approaches.

ADHD is not just a disorder of attention and hyperactivity; it also involves social interactions, bodily awareness, anxiety, reward systems, and numerous co-occurring learning disabilities.

Recent research is shedding light on the role of polymorphisms (genetic variants) that help explain some of the variability in medication responsiveness and nutritional sensitivities. Brain studies showing differences in activation of neural networks are being used to improve the effectiveness of neurofeedback. This informative, experiential, and didactic Breath, Body, Mind workshop includes a review of some of this important research.

You will learn:

  • Evidenced-based, non-drug treatments for ADHD, including herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices
  • Scientific evidence that supports the use of specific breath practices in alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • The effects of breath practices on emotion regulation and bonding
  • Breathing and movement techniques that are beneficial for children in classroom, after-school, clinical, and hospital settings
  • How to introduce neurofeedback and mild brain stimulation treatments.

Take home a toolkit of proven practices to create a compassionate environment and relieve behavioral, social, and emotional disorders for people with ADHD.

Professional Development - Mindfulness Teacher Trainings

Patricia Gerbarg, MD | Richard Brown, MD

July 21-23, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

CE Credits available

$ 365  Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of people with ADHD, including youth in grades K–12, military families, hospitalized children, and disaster survivors? Join two of the leading experts in the field, Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, to learn the most effective evidence-based approaches.

ADHD is not just a disorder of attention and hyperactivity; it also involves social interactions, bodily awareness, anxiety, reward systems, and numerous co-occurring learning disabilities.

Recent research is shedding light on the role of polymorphisms (genetic variants) that help explain some of the variability in medication responsiveness and nutritional sensitivities. Brain studies showing differences in activation of neural networks are being used to improve the effectiveness of neurofeedback. This informative, experiential, and didactic Breath, Body, Mind workshop includes a review of some of this important research.

You will learn:

  • Evidenced-based, non-drug treatments for ADHD, including herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices
  • Scientific evidence that supports the use of specific breath practices in alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • The effects of breath practices on emotion regulation and bonding
  • Breathing and movement techniques that are beneficial for children in classroom, after-school, clinical, and hospital settings
  • How to introduce neurofeedback and mild brain stimulation treatments.

Take home a toolkit of proven practices to create a compassionate environment and relieve behavioral, social, and emotional disorders for people with ADHD.

Faculty Bio

Patricia Gerbarg, MD

Patricia Gerbarg is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. She coauthored, with her husband, Dr. Richard Brown, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, winner of Nautilus Books Health and Healing Gold Award 2013, Independent Publisher Psychology and Mental Health Gold Award 2012, and National Indie Book Gold Award in Psychiatry 2013.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gerbarg completed her psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, and practices integrative psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. Her research focuses on mind-body practices for anxiety, depression, veterans, mass disasters survivors, and stress-related medical conditions.

Dr. Gerbarg is currently working with members of the mental-health and education communities of Elmira, New York, to integrate breath-body-mind practices into programs for children and adults. She consults on numerous research projects, writes scientific articles, chapters, and award-winning books, and edits books on complementary and integrative treatments.

 

Richard Brown, MD

Richard P. Brown is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He coauthored, with his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, winner of Nautilus Books Health and Healing Gold Award 2013, Independent Publisher Psychology and Mental Health Gold Award 2012, and National Indie Book Gold Award in Psychiatry 2013.

Dr. Brown gives over 100 lectures each year and has published more than 100 scientific articles, books, and chapters. A certified teacher of aikido, yoga, qigong, and Open Focus Meditation, he develops mind-body programs that help improve symptoms of stress, pain, anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, and stress-related medical conditions.

Dr. Brown completed his medical degree at Columbia University, psychiatry residency and fellowship in psychobiology and psychopharmacology at Cornell University Medical College. He specializes in integrative psychiatry, combining the best standard treatments with supplements and mind-body practices.

 

Why Attend

  • Gain new professional skills for confidently supporting children and others with ADHD and attain better results.

  • Increase your understanding of cutting-edge research on the efficacy and options for non-drug treatments for those managing ADHD.

  • Expand your toolkit of evidence-based stress-relieving practices for yourself and those you teach and support.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    For health-care professionals, yoga teachers, and educators (no yoga training necessary)

  • Recommended Reading

    Required Reading

    The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD, by Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg

    Recommended Reading

    Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, by Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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