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The Coronavirus pandemic has brought and will continue to 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. These techniques 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 ninth free webinar in our series “Gratitude Changes Everything” will be led by CMBM Founder and CEO James S. Gordon, MD.
Gratitude is thankful appreciation for whatever we receive or experience. Understandably, during the coronavirus pandemic, we wonder why we should be grateful. Brother David Steindl-Rast turns the question on its head: “It’s not happiness that makes one grateful,” Brother David says, “but gratefulness that makes us happy”.
In this webinar, we’ll explore self-care paths to trauma healing gratitude, and make some entries in the gratitude journal that Dr. Gordon will teach you how to keep.
To learn more, read Chapter 19 in Dr. Gordon’s book, The Transformation: The Path to Hope and Healing.