Category: Healing Trauma
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 …
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, …
Don’t miss Jim’s TEDMED talk released January 17, 2017 and then tune into his Facebook Live Q&A at 4PM ET.
…getting to know the refugees, seeing and feeling their tragedy, and acting with generosity toward them could help open the hearts of Americans…
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.
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.
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
“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.”
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.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are using the CMBM model to repair the damaging effects of trauma and stress.