Professional Training Program

Comprehensive Wellness Program for Broward County Public Schools

Future Training Dates TBD

Join with us to create a Parkland, Coral Springs, and countywide Comprehensive Wellness Program.

Over the last 27 years, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine has developed and implemented what may well be the world’s largest, most effective program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and stress. We are honored, now, to partner with the Broward County Public Schools.

We are bringing our foundational and comprehensive approach to self-awareness, self-care, and group support to you — to Broward County clinicians, educators, staff, clergy, first responders, students, and other community leaders — and to the community you serve.

Our evidence-based program — featured on CBS 60 Minutes and in The New York Times  — began on July 9-12 with 4 days of step-by-step instruction in the approach and tools of Mind-Body Medicine. In large group lectures participants learned the science of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and autogenic training, and of self-expression in words, drawings, and movement. In CMBM’s groundbreaking Mind-Body Skills Groups, led by senior CMBM faculty, participants used these tools and shared their experience with other trainees. This educational program — at once evidence-based and deeply experiential — gives people the tools they need to understand and successfully address the issues and challenges from which all of us learn and to help others do the same. It has often been described by CMBM’s 6000 trainees as “life changing.”

During the Advanced Training July 30-August 2, CMBM faculty guided and coached people as they learned to teach what they have experienced to students, colleagues, family, and friends.

In the following months, we will support your community as you choose to integrate the tools we’ve taught and our model into the work you do with individuals and families and in classrooms as well as in small groups. We hope to have another round of trainings for people who weren’t able to attend this summer. If you are interested in future trainings, please email

This program is led by CMBM’s Founder and Executive Director, James S. Gordon, MD, a Georgetown Medical School Professor and former Chairman of The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. Faculty will include distinguished US and international clinicians who have, for many years, successfully used the CMBM model to address population-wide trauma and stress.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, this program is free to all participants. We encourage you attendees to use what you learn in the service of the people of Broward County.

“The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s program I the most comprehensive of all of them… and it is the one with the strongest evidence that it works to cure PTSD.”

For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma by Tina Rosenberg, September 26, 2012

See what our Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine is about

Inside Mind Body Medicine course by The Center for Mind Body Medicine

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