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 eighth free webinar in our series, “Honor Your Emotions Part II”, will be led by CMBM Founder and CEO, James S. Gordon, MD.
This is a continuation and deepening of the webinar, “Honor Your Emotions” on May 15. I’ll be sharing some of the drawings that people have done in the previous webinar and in our Mind-Body Skills Groups, leading you in another experiment- this one a dialogue with an emotion – and sharing more about ways to deal with the emotionally charged thoughts and feelings, dreams and waking experiences that are coming to us during the pandemic.
We may be tempted, sometimes or often, to deny or numb ourselves to them. This webinar will help us to become aware of the emotions that are arising, to relax with and express them, and to find relief from them, and perhaps wisdom through them.
The webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length.