But now you feel stalled in your growth, that sense of inner discovery dulled by an increasing flatness and monotony. How can you relight the old fire, reactivate your practice, and restore your sense that your inward journey is moving forward? Neurobiological research shows us that the human nervous system, like emotional and spiritual development, shifts in stages. In this workshop, we’ll explore a variety of more advanced meditations and practices--slow and fast breathing, “breathing into nothingness,” visualizations, body-scans, open-focus meditation, “every-minute Zen,” and Qigong, among others. You’ll discover approaches that can help you cross the threshold of your life’s next adventure.
Richard Brown, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, is a certified teacher of Aikido, Qigong, yoga, and meditation. He’s written more than 90 articles and book chapters on pharmacological and clinical studies in psychiatry.
Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at New York Medical College, lectures extensively on psychoanalysis, trauma, and integrative psychiatry. Her research and writing focuses on treatments for PTSD.