Author: James S. Gordon, MD
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine traveled to Juba, South Sudan to lead a Mind-Body Workshop for residents in February 2019.
CMBM Founder and Executive Director, James S Gordon, MD weighs in on the use of MDMA (ecstasy) for the treatment of PTSD.
There is so much to be grateful for.
Musarrat Kazepis, our Special Programs Manager, Maha Ghatasheh from The Institute for Family Health in Jordan, and I are in Lebanon to explore possibilities for working with local organizations to meet the needs of Lebanon’s one million war-traumatized Syrian refugees. On our first day, we met with representatives of The American University of Beirut and …
On the fourth day, we do our second set of drawings and compare them with the first. In his hoped for future, the Syrian refugee draws himself back in his home, taking his rightful place, rebuilding. The Palestinian has “stopped the clock.” No longer trapped by the past or worrying about the future, he draws …
As part of CMBM’s trip to Jordan, James Gordon, MD stopped by the home of a refugee family. The experience was profound.
On the third day, we do genograms, family trees, and share them. We’re looking not only for patterns of disease and distress, as mental health professionals usually do, but also for strengths that can sustain us, for ancestors and contemporaries who can inspire us to deal with present challenges. The Syrian refugee sees himself getting …
Meditation is the focus of this third installment in James Gordon, MD’s six part narrative of our work in Jordan for Syrian refugees.
Part two in James Gordon, MD’s narrative of our work with Syrian refugee aid workers and refugee leaders in Jordan.
The first installment in a six-part summary of our trip to Jordan to work with Syrian refugee leaders and those who provide care, James Gordon, MD relays his experience with this special group of individuals.