Professional Training Program

Befriending Your Body: A Free CMBM Self-Care Webinar

April 17, 2020

Click here to watch Dr. Gordon’s Facebook Live question and answer session following the webinar.

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought – and will bring – significant disability and death to every country in the world. Understandably, government and private efforts have been directed at protecting populations against infection, and enhancing and developing facilities to provide medical care for those who have been infected.  There is, however, a third dimension to the pandemic: the general health, resistance, and resilience of the people who are at risk. It is this third dimension that The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is working actively to address on an individual-, community-, and population-wide scale.

For now, as part of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s commitment to being of immediate service to our greater community, we are presenting a series of free online workshops that you can access, view, and learn from anywhere in the world. We’re calling it, “Meeting the Coronavirus Challenge: Tools to Heal Mind, Body, Spirit, and Community.

We see this as an essential service; it is an initial way we can help you navigate this trauma-heavy time with self-care techniques that balance your physiology and psychology, serve as antidotes to the fight-or-flight and stress responses, enhance your immunity,  and lighten the emotional load that all of us now carry.  What we share with you will also enhance your capacity to connect with others- even in this time of enforced social distancing.

The third free online workshop in our series “Befriending Your Body” will be led by CMBM Founder and Executive Director James S. Gordon, MD, and builds upon the first two webinars “Reducing Stress and Restoring Hope” and “Mobilizing the Healing Power of the Mind”.

The coronavirus pandemic makes us anxious about our bodies, hyper-vigilant for coughs, sniffles, and fatigue that may be harbingers of infection. Befriending the Body begins by acknowledging these concerns and proceeds to share a practical, flexible plan for using movement and exercise, as well as awareness, to decrease our anxiety, enhance our appreciation of our body’s inherent healing capacities, and move us more confidently and happily forward as we encounter each day’s activities and challenges.

The webinar is approximately 75 minutes in length.