The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, founded by pioneering psychiatrist James Gordon, MD is a leader in mind-body medicine training and research. Learn more about mind-body medicine and mindfulness in our blog, featuring content from our expert faculty and staff.

MDMA and PTSD

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CMBM Founder and Executive Director, James S Gordon, MD weighs in on the use of MDMA (ecstasy) for the treatment of PTSD.

Running for the Mind

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Everyone knows about the physical benefits of running, such as preventing and managing a range of health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. But, as a healthy woman in my 20s, those benefits were hard for me to grasp. Telling myself, “If you go for this run today, you’ll decrease your chance of having a … Read More

Gratitude and Wellbeing

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Gratitude defies easy classification. It can serve as an emotion, a moral virtue and even a coping response. It is the overwhelming feeling of appreciation to someone or something outside of ourselves for something in our lives that we find beneficial. Gratitude has been prized as a virtue by most of the world’s religious traditions and has also been championed … Read More

Mindscape Film Festival

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The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is excited to announce their collaboration with Conscious Good on the Mindscape Film Festival Tour. Conscious Good is a media brand that embraces forward thinking content revolving around the mind, body and spirit. One of Conscious Good’s premier events is the Mindscape Film Festival Tour that explores the awe inspiring yet mysterious wonders of the … Read More

Spreading CMBM’s work through scholarships

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CMBM meditation during training in New Orleans

“We are committed to sharing our program of self-care and group support with everyone who wants and needs it. For 25 years, we have been offering scholarships to communities of the underserved and those who work with them. Our whole team welcomes your inquiries and applications.” -James S. Gordon   Who do we provide scholarships to? We provide scholarships to … Read More

National PTSD Awareness Day – why today is important

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The month of June is National PTSD Awareness Month, and June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day. But what exactly is PTSD? And how does it affect us? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event, such as a car accident, shooting, combat, natural disaster, or sexual assault. Often after an event like this, people will have painful memories, … Read More

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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James Gordon, MD in Lebanon meeting Syrian refugees

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 the Aga Khan Foundation, as … Read More

Drawing pictures of hope

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James Gordon, MD using mind-body skills such as drawing to help Syrian refugees

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 a winding river: “going with … Read More