Teaching Thousands to Heal Millions
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine creates communities of hope and healing. We have the world’s largest, most effective, evidence-based program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and stress. We bring together a variety of techniques drawn from the world’s healing traditions as well as modern medicine to help whole populations learn to heal themselves.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is the only organization with a program so comprehensive, effective, and easily translatable across cultures, that is capable of reaching whole populations. Published studies on our work show 80-90% reductions in PTSD after ten weeks of our Mind Body Skills Groups.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine was founded by James S. Gordon, MD in 1991. Doctor Gordon who still leads CMBM as Executive Director, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.
Self-care is at the heart of our model. We have collected a selection of tips and techniques you can use in your life to improve your mental and physical well-being.
Many of our techniques can be applied to your own wellness routine.
Trauma Relief Around the Globe
We train local healthcare providers, educators and community leaders to teach children and adults simple, powerful self-care techniques that help relieve their stress and trauma. We help people and communities heal.
The critical mass of health professionals, educators, and community leaders trained in our unique mind-body medicine model of self-care, self-awareness, and group support; they in turn integrate our model into their communities and use it with the populations they serve, allowing us to benefit millions of people.
Professional Training & Certification
Our trainings teach evidence-based techniques for emotional well-being and nutritional health to hundreds of healthcare professionals annually. These programs have transformed how care is delivered with a range of the most effective tools for self-care and stress management.
This training was life changing for me. I learned and grew more in the past week than I did in three years in my MSW program.
Christie Clayton, MSW, LCSW, Indianapolis, IN
This professional training has literally changed the way I look at, think about, and advise every patient I see.
Stephen Fisher, MD, Family Physician,
The unique CMBM Model directly addresses the causes and symptoms of psychological trauma, stress, depression and burnout. Most of our trainings provide continuing education credits and we provide certification in our mind-body medicine small group model.
Strategic Partnerships Extend Our Reach
Our vision to bring trauma relief to communities that need it most is boosted by our strategic partnerships with leading medical institutions and relief agencies.
We are creating a future of wellness by working with organizations and health institutions to present workshops and trainings in the unique model we have developed.
Leading Mind-Body Medicine Research
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine has been a leader in trauma relief and mind-body techniques to heal populations. Our ongoing research and published studies document the impact that our unique model has on the well being of communities impacted by war, natural disasters, gun violence, and poverty.