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Amazing Brains
014 - Dr. Marvin Berman - Breath and Mind-Body Therapy
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Amazing Brains – 014 – Dr. Marvin Berman

In this episode, Micah sits down with Dr. Marvin Berman, Founder and Director of the Quiet Mind Foundation. In the show they discuss body-mind therapy and breathing techniques. 

Show Notes

About Marvin
  • PhD in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University
  • Marvin brings a multimodal and philosophical approach to human optimization, wellness and neuro-degenerative disease
Reasons for Therapy
  • There are two reasons people want to get help from Marvin, they are unhappy and want to be happy, or they are happy and want to be happier.
  • “Where does the line cross between feeling good and dealing with all of your issues?” – Marvin
  • Marvin says that the brain can have a direct relationship with so many other parts of the body like the lungs, the gut, etc
  • Isomorphic means you can observe a specific principle, operating at a certain level of extraction
  • When someone has neurosis, they have an inability to express themselves in a certain way
  • Flow states can be operationally defined as states in which there is a higher level of capacity to more finely discriminate between similarities and differences.” – Marvin
Breath
  • Marvin likes to teach people how to breathe normally first, instead of just jumping into learning the 400+ styles of pranayama and breathing
  • He suggests learning the basic mechanics of functional breath
    • Checking out the Quiet Mind foundation is a good place to start
  • There are low cost ways to do neurofeedback at home
  • Bioenergetic therapy is the breathwork that Marvin approves and supports, which is achieving normal respiration

Links

Website

Quiet Mind Foundation


About Dr. Marvin Berman

Marvin Berman earned his Master’s and PhD in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University, where he studied group and organizational behavior. He obtained certification in Bioenergetic Analysis at the Philadelphia Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis in 1983. He has participated in post-graduate training workshops and seminars in neuropsychology, Systems-Centered Therapy, and the Feldenkrais Method and certified in EEG biofeedback in 2003. Dr. Berman currently consults to senior executives and management teams on the application of cognitive neuroscience in leadership development and performance. He has often consulted on issues regarding team development, group relations, and organizational culture. He has taken a leadership role in expanding the application of EEG biofeedback and related technologies into the treatment of neuropsychological and neurodegenerative disorders.