The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Helping Israel’s population better cope with stress and foster resilience

Program founded:  2002

Since 2005, CMBM has trained over 300 Jewish and Arab-Israeli health, mental health, and education professionals and has established an independent non-profit organization that continues to develop our work.

Program Director: James Gordon, MD
Clinical Director: Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW
Program Manager: Lee-Ann Gallarano
In-Country Director: Naftali Halberstadt, PhD
In-Country Faculty: 16 (MD, PhD, MA, LCSW)

Dates & location training programs have been held:

Mind-Body Medicine – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008: Israel

CancerGuides® – 2012: Be’er Sheva, Israel, in partnership with Ben Gurion University and The Training Center for Mind-Body Skills

Health professionals trained to date:  400 in mind-body medicine, in mind-body medicine, 90 in CancerGuides®

Where we work: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Center, the South, Haifa, the North and East Jerusalem

Participating organizations in our programs:  70+

Ongoing training programs and Certification in mind-body medicine through the local Israeli Training Center for Mind-Body Skills (TCMBS) established in 2009

Continued collaboration with the Ministry of Education, where the Center has trained over 100 school psychologists & counselors

Children & adults served: 50,000

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