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Optimize Brian Function

August 10 - 12, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

8 CE Credits Available

$365 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Learn how to improve and maintain optimal brain function with experts, Dr. Richard P Brown and his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg.  These dynamic speakers explain how they integrate herbs, nutrients, mind-body techniques, and mild brain stimulation with conventional treatments in a wide range of conditions, including age – related memory decline, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities,traumatic brain injury, neuro-lyme disease, and chemical brain toxicities due to environmental toxins or side effects from prescription medications.

Through lectures, discussions, and experimental practices, Drs. Brown and Gerbarg share a wealth of information gathered from their research and more than 35 years of clinical practice.

During this engaging and informative weekend, you will:

Discuss herbs and nutrients that can be helpful for improving cognitive function

  • Discuss herbs and nutrients that can be helpful for improving cognitive function
  • Identify complementary and integrative treatments that can improve mental focus and learning for individuals with attention deficit disorder
  • Practice coherent breathing for stress reduction
  • Access resources for further learning and skill development relevant to using complementary and integrative treatments that can improve and preserve brain function
  • Explain some of the mechanisms whereby stress accelerates brain aging.

You will have a rare opportunity to discuss any questions you may have on the topics presented. For a sample, see the book Awakening from Alzheimer’s by Peggy Sarlin as well as many other interviews with Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg. Their chapters on complementary and integrative medicine have appeared in major medical textbooks, and they lecture regularly at national conferences and academic centers.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Patricia Gerbarg, MD

    Medical Doctor, Coauthor of Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD

    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.

     

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    Richard Brown, MD

    Medical Doctor, Coauthor of Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD

    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.

     

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  • Why Attend
    • Help your clients:<br /> Improve learning

    • Recover faster from a stroke or other brain injuries

    • Protect neurons

    • Prevent or delay brain aging.<br /> <br />

  • Things to Know

    Schedule

    Prerequisites

    None required.

    CE Credits

    CE Hours Available

    This course has been approved for 8 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    Grievances
    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], CE Management.

     

    Experience Level

    Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, MFTs, counselors, medical doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, and caretakers at all levels

    Recommended Reading

    Recommended Reading:
    Brown RP, Gerbarg PL, Muskin PR. How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 2009.
    Additional References:
    Brown RP and Gerbarg PL. Alternative Treatments in Brain Injury in Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury, Second Edition edited by Silver JM, Yudofsky SC, McAllister TW. American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington, DC, 2004. Pp 679-696.
    Brown RP and Gerbarg PL. Chapter 38. Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Brain Injury in Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition, edited by Silver JM, McAllister TW, and Yudofsky SC, American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington, DC, 2011. Pp. 599-622. ISBN 978-1-58562-357-0.
    Gerbarg PL, Brown RP. Chapter 16: Breathing Practices for Mental health and Aging. In Lavretsky H, Sajatovic M, Reynolds C. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging. New York, Oxford University Press 2016, pp 239-256. USBN: 978-0-19-938086-2.
    Panossian A, Gerbarg PL. Chapter 13. Potential Use of Plant Adaptogens in Age-Related Disorders. In Lavretsky H, Sajatovic M, Reynolds C. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging. New York, Oxford University Press 2016, pp 197-212. USBN: 978-0-19-938086-2.
    Gerbarg PL and Brown RP. Chapter 28: Therapeutic Nutrients and Herbs. In: Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient 4th Edition. David D’Addona, Barry Fogel, and Donna Greenberg (Eds.) Oxford University Press, Inc., New York. 2016, pp 545-610. ISBN-13: 978-0199731855, ISBN-10: 0199731853.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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