Category: Healing Trauma

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 …

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 S. Gordon, MD speaking at TEDMED 2016 in Palm Springs, CA

Fulfilling Trauma’s Hidden Promise

Don’t miss Jim’s TEDMED talk released January 17, 2017 and then tune into his Facebook Live Q&A at 4PM ET.


Compassion for Syrian refugees

…getting to know the refugees, seeing and feeling their tragedy, and acting with generosity toward them could help open the hearts of Americans…

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.

Creating a Safe Place for Teenage Tibetan Refugees

I had the opportunity to do a workshop for 200 teenage refugees who had just fled Tibet. I taught soft belly breathing, talked about fight or flight and stress responses, did shaking and dancing, and answered questions.

Back to School: So Much / So Little

The staff at the school shared that the mind-body skills taught by Haitian CMBM graduates have helped the behavior of 60% of the older kids

What if Your Life Depended on It?

“After Katrina hit I received mops and a bucket from a disaster relief organization. From The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, I got my life back.”

Sandy Hook - Newton Mind Body Skills Group

Newtown: Thick with Grief, Full of Spirit– and Even Joy

CMBM’s mission is to help people recover from tragedy and Dr. Gordon first visited the Newtown area shortly after the shootings to see what we might offer.

Community Wide Healing: New Gaza Video

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are using the CMBM model to repair the damaging effects of trauma and stress.