Category: Blog

Art Therapy – A Tool For Healing

The act of creating and making art is a unique phenomenon amongst human species. We use this skill to recreate the world we perceive externally and internally. Artist Vincent Van Gogh once stated: “I put my heart and soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process.” Van Gogh viewed art as …

5 Ways of Coping with Stressors

Five tips to help deal with Stressors in your life.

CMBM meditation during training in New Orleans

Spreading CMBM’s work through scholarships

“We are committed to sharing our program of self-care and group support with everyone who wants and needs it. For 25 years, we have been offering scholarships to communities of the underserved and those who work with them. Our whole team welcomes your inquiries and applications.” -James S. Gordon   Who do we provide scholarships …

National PTSD Awareness Day – why today is important

The month of June is National PTSD Awareness Month, and June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day. But what exactly is PTSD? And how does it affect us? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event, such as a car accident, shooting, combat, natural disaster, or sexual assault. Often after an event like this, …

James Gordon, MD in Lebanon meeting Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Musarrat Kazepis, our Special Programs Manager, Maha Ghatasheh from The Institute for Family Health in Jordan, and I are in Lebanon to explore possibilities for working with local organizations to meet the needs of Lebanon’s one million war-traumatized Syrian refugees. On our first day, we met with representatives of The American University of Beirut and …

Earth Day 2017

Earth Day: Connecting with Nature is Fundamental to Wellness

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day reminds us of our inextricable relationship with the natural world and our responsibility to safeguard the planet and its inhabitants. In the long run, we can only be as healthy as our planet. Here, at the Center for Mind Body Medicine, we understand that our connection with nature is fundamental. …

International Women’s Day

Jim shares his thoughts on International Women’s Day and the virtues of women that we should embrace as a society.

Breathing in, Breathing out: Haiti’s Children

The first of a series of short videos by award-winning documentary filmmaker Tod Lending on our Global Trauma Relief work in Haiti.

Always Hungry by Dr. David Ludwig

Food As Medicine faculty member David Ludwig, MD, PhD, knows why you’re #AlwaysHungry

Center faculty member, David Ludwig provides a 3-phase program that let’s you lose weight without calorie counting – by putting biology back on your side! Read an excerpt from his new book Always Hungry.

James Gordon in New Orleans post-Katrina for trauma relief

Hurricane Katrina — 10 Years Later

I’m grateful for the chance to fully live and for the healing out of destruction and the despair of a painful time – post Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.