Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Professor, founder of Breath-Body-Mind
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. Dr. Brown developed a comprehensive neurophysiological theory of the effects of yoga breathing on the mind and body, particularly its benefits in anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Drawing upon his research and experiences as a certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), yoga, Qigong, and Open Focus Meditation, he developed the Breath~Body~Mind workshops for health care professionals, yoga teachers, survivors of mass disasters, research studies, people with medical illnesses such as cancer, and the general public. Through rounds of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation/meditation, participants learn how to improve energy, sleep quality, mood, stress resilience, emotion regulation, anger management, mental focus, compassion, empathy, closer relationships, and peace of mind.