Professional Training Program

Only Connect: A Free CMBM Self-Care Webinar

May 8, 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 sixth free webinar in our series, “Only Connect”, will be led by CMBM Founder and Executive Director James S. Gordon, MD.

Social support – other people – is a universally acknowledged, essential part of trauma healing, and of a health promoting response to the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar will explore a variety of ways to transform painful, health-diminishing loneliness into the life-affirming, health-promoting aloneness that makes it so much easier to make healing connections with other people.

We’ll do some experiments to help you discover the possibilities and realize the potential. Once again, it’ll be good if you can bring some paper and a pen to write down what you discover.

The webinar is approximately 70 minutes in length.