About CMBM

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) was founded in 1991 by James S. Gordon, M.D., a Harvard-educated professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown University Medical School and former chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

In the 28 years since then, CMBM has become a worldwide leader in making self-care, group support, and community-building central to trauma-relief, the training of health professionals, and the education of children. CMBM

has focused on providing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most intractable and complex psychological and physical problems.

CMBM’s international faculty of 160 experts have trained over 9,000 health professionals, educators, and community leaders in our pioneering 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.

Dr. James S. Gordon, MD

Founder and Executive Director

CMBM was founded by James S. Gordon, MD in 1991. Dr. Gordon 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.

About Dr. Gordon

Our Ground-Breaking Trauma Relief Programs

  • Community-wide program in Broward County in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
  • The largest, most effective programs for healing population-wide psychological trauma. More than 150,000 children and adults served In Gaza.
  • A parallel program in Israel; CMBM is the only organization that works with large-scale psychological trauma in both Gaza and Israel.
  • A nationwide program of mind-body medicine in post-war Kosovo.
  • Programs for healing U.S. veterans’ PTSD at 30 military bases and VAs.
  • Ongoing work with Haiti’s most disadvantaged people: orphaned children, homeless youth, disabled people, and prisoners.
  • The first ‘wellness hospital’ at Eskenazi, the largest health provider in Indiana.
  • A program of trauma healing and suicide prevention, combining mind-body medicine and traditional Lakota ceremony on Pine Ridge Reservation, where 20 children have killed themselves in the last year.

Looking Ahead

CMBM is developing comprehensive programs of trauma healing for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon; working to make our evidence-based model available to all U.S. servicepeople and their families; and collaborating with our Native American faculty to develop a continent-wide program to heal the present and historical trauma of indigenous people.

Team & Faculty


Meet the people behind the scenes, who make all the programs and trainings a reality. Learn how we can help you, as an individual, through education, or through our community wide trauma relief programs.

We are teaching thousands to heal millions—and by teaching the teachers first, we ensure that they bring the spirit of our model, as well as the specific practices, to the individuals, families, and communities whom they serve.

All people have the capacity to understand, help, and heal themselves. When we share this process of healing with others, we serve our highest purpose and facilitate the most life-enhancing and enduring changes.



The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is currently seeking individuals to support all areas of program production.

Find a Practitioner


Looking for an integrative healthcare provider, or someone who is trained in CMBM’s model? We have graduates all over the world, who come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds.

CMBM Research

Explore the results of our mind-body medicine research, evaluating its use in trauma healing, clinical applications and professional trainings.