The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Bringing hope, healing and self-care to our military, veterans and their families

Program founded:  2007

Began as a pilot program with 11 active duty participants attending our annual Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program

Program Director: James S. Gordon, MD
Clinical Director: Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW
Program Manager: Lee-Ann Gallarano

Where we work: Nationwide

Dates & location training programs have been held:

2007 – New Orleans
2008 – Minneapolis
2009 – San Diego
2010 – Washington, DC
2011 – Washington, DC
2012 – San Antonio, TX

Health professionals trained to date:  400 

Organizations participating in our program: 140+

Participants come from 37 states: Strongest presence in DC & MD metro area, MN, CA and TX

Military bases & Institutions represented: 30+

Veterans Administration Health Centers, Clinics and Institution represented: 30+

Research-in-progress: The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury awarded the Center a $400,000 research grant to study our trauma healing model with veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan.

Children & adults served: 6,500

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