Month: February 2012

Amazing Graces: Days Two, Three, and Four

Amazing Graces: Days Two, Three, and Four

…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.

Amazing Graces: Days Two and Three

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.

Day 1 of the Training- Jacmel, Haiti

120 trainees and 40 international faculty, interns, interpreters and staff come together in Haiti’s Soeurs Salesiennes School to learn techniques for addressing trauma.

Arriving in Jacmel

At the community center in Jacmel, faculty, Haitian interns, and seasoned trainees come together to plan a future program

In Haiti

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.

Interview: Dr. James Gordon at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium

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.

Report from the Field: Mind-Body with the Lakota at Pine Ridge

Report from the Field: Mind-Body with the Lakota at Pine Ridge

“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.”

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

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.

A New Way to Think of Lovingkindness

He suggests treating yourself as you would a dear friend or loved one. Speak gently, with respect, use thoughts that are nurturing, not destructive.

Mind-Body Bookshelf: Learning to Breathe

Mind-Body Bookshelf: Learning to Breathe

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.