The Center for Mind-Body Medicine was founded by James Gordon, MD, in Washington, DC initially serving medical students, inner-city youth, and individuals living with life threatening and chronic illness (including cancer, HIV, and heart disease).
Manifest for a New Medicine Published
Manifesto for a New Medicine by Dr. James Gordon is the foundation of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and is the first published book to detail the clinical benefits of the mind-body approach for mental, physical, and emotional health.
First Mind-Body Medicine Program Offered
Our unique, ground-breaking, flagship Mind-Body Medicine program offered in Leesburg, VA followed by annual trainings held in cities across the US.
Kosovo Program Begins
Initiation of CMBM’s first international trauma healing program in Kosovo during the war
CMBM Founder Appointed by President Bill Clinton
James S. Gordon, MD appointed Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy by President Bill Clinton
Record Attendance at CMBM Cancer Conference
More than 1500 clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates attend CMBM’s 3rd Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference
Initiation of the CancerGuides training program
Food As Medicine Presented for the First Time
This universally acclaimed professional training program provides health professionals with the foundation they need to effectively integrate nutrition into clinical practice—and their own lives.
Kosovo Officially Adopts our Model for Community Mental Health Program
The Center for Mind-Body Medicines model of Mind-Body Medicine becomes an official part of Kosovo’s health system and a pillar of its community mental health program.
Gaza and Israel Trauma Relief Programs Initiated
Programs in Gaza and Israel initiated in response to psychological, emotional, and biological stresses during and after regional conflict. Support provided by Charles Feeney, the Founding Chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
Healing our Troops Program Founded
Using the same model for population-wide healing used overseas, with training courses for military, VA, and civilian health providers working with US troops, veterans, and their families, Healing our Troups Program was founded.
Dr Gordon honored by Bravewell Collaborative
Dr. Gordon honored as a “Pioneer” in integrative medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative.
CMBM’s Work Recognized in Breakthrough PTSD Study
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry publishes first randomized controlled trial (RCT) of any intervention with war-traumatized children showing an 80% decrease of PTSD symptoms in highly traumatized high school students in Kosovo.
CMBM Begins Healing Work in Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti
First Trip to Haiti to train local health professionals following the earthquake. Our Haiti program continues thanks to our lead donor, the deLaski Family Foundation.
Gaza PTSD Reduction Milestone
Gaza study shows 90% decrease in symptoms of PTSD and significant decreases in depression and feelings of hopelessness in war-traumatized children and adolescents.
Mind, Mood & Food presented for the first time
Our innovative program applying our unique group model mind-body self healing techniques to self-healing through food at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Gordon receives Visionary Award
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine's founder, James S. Gordon, MD receives the Visionary Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York and gives the closing keynote speech: "The Healer's Journey"
The Gaza program reaches 140,000
Over 140,000 children and adults are provided tools for managing trauma after 8 years of service.
Groundbreaking Custom Hospital Wellness Program
CMBM and Eskenazi Health, one of the nation’s largest safety-net health systems, launched a one-of-a-kind self-care initiative, training 200 employees and physicians in stress-reduction, mind-body medicine, nutrition, exercise, and group support.
CMBM Begins Working with Native Americans in the Midwest
Self-care workshops are first offered to American Indians on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations and in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Gaza Program Featured on 60 Minutes
The CBS segment provides a worldwide audience a glimpse of CMBM’s groundbreaking trauma work. The coverage includes footage of Dr. Gordon using CMBM’s innovative model of self-care and group support with children who have lost parents in Gaza, and those threatened by the war in southern Israel.
The Training Center for Mind-Body Skills established in Israel
Offering ongoing training and certification to Israeli clinicians and educators, the Training Center for Mind-Body Skills was established using training from The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Israel.
Twenty Five Years
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine enters its twenty fifth year.
Work with Refugees in Jordan Begins
The program in Jordan working with refugees and refugee leaders is founded. CMBM partners with the Institute for Family Health and support is thanks to The Windrose and Erol Foundations.