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Confer Speakers

Dr. Richard P. Brown

Dr. Richard P. Brown, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, gives over 200 lectures and workshops every year. He completed his MD at Columbia University, Psychiatry Residency and fellowship in Psychobiology and Psychopharmacolgy at Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Brown has published 90 scientific articles, books and chapters including, Stop Depression Now, The Rhodiola Revolution, "Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Psychiatry," in Psychiatry (Wiley & Sons 2003, 2007); "Alternative Treatments in Brain Injury" in Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury (American Psychiatric Publishing 2004, 2009); How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton), Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD (WW Norton) and The Healing power of the Breath (Shambhala).

Dr. Brown's neurophysiological theory explains the effects of yoga breathing on mind and body in treating anxiety, depression, and PTSD. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), yoga, Qigong, and Open Focus Meditation, Dr. Brown conducts Breath~Body~Mind© workshops.

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Past and present Confer events
Yoga: A Key to Mental Health?
Psychological and physiological mechanisms for emotional regulation

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March 2015

Yoga & Mental Health. A 3-day conference-workshop exploring its role in emotional healing, affective regulation and neurobiology
2 - 4 November 20012

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...