Month: February 2012
…in the background for everyone in this coastal city, and all the surrounding communities, as well as in Port-au-Prince, is the tide of losses that came with the January 2010 earthquake. The deaths of children seem the hardest to bear.
One of the remarkable things about our trainings is how often people who at first seem utterly closed down—walled off with indifference and suspicion, sunken beneath sorrow—suddenly come alive, sharing what they have not spoken of before; discovering new worlds of feelings, possibilities, hope.
120 trainees and 40 international faculty, interns, interpreters and staff come together in Haiti’s Soeurs Salesiennes School to learn techniques for addressing trauma.
At the community center in Jacmel, faculty, Haitian interns, and seasoned trainees come together to plan a future program
Trainees in Jacmel, Haiti will learn the science and practice of self-care, in a supportive small-group setting led by Dr. Gordon and Center faculty.
Dr. Sandi Scheinbaum interviews Dr. James Gordon, director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of “Unstuck” at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in February, 2012.
“I am in awe of the experience that taught me that a people can be wounded, yet open; display grace amidst pain and humor alongside tears. I have been changed by this week.”
And my heart keeps opening, on the phone to friends and colleagues, on the screen of emails. “Happy Valentine’s Day,”…The anxiety of choice or appropriateness evaporates. You are all my valentines.
He suggests treating yourself as you would a dear friend or loved one. Speak gently, with respect, use thoughts that are nurturing, not destructive.
She made a decision to spend a year seeing if meditation and other mind-body techniques could help her heal, and the results are riveting.