About the Event
This Friday, at 3PM ET, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), a long time CMBM partner, will be joining Dr. Gordon for a discussion about “Bringing Mindful Healing to Our National Crisis”.
As the stress of the recent election and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Congressman Ryan has redoubled his efforts to make mindfulness and integrative approaches to health and wellness accessible to our entire population. On Friday, Congressman Ryan and I will discuss the toll the recent Presidential election and COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the psychological, physical and spiritual health of the American people. We will explore how we can heal our collective trauma with a national program of mindfulness, healthy nutrition, and group and community support.
Since 2008, Congressman Ryan has been a vocal advocate for mindfulness as a foundation for bipartisan collaboration and thoughtful, compassionate legislation. He has introduced bills to expand access to integrative medicine services in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to provide relaxation training to elementary school students in the OH-13 district. He was also the catalyst behind the establishment of the House Wellness Center, which offers wellness coaching, seminars, and workshops to House employees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Architect of the Capitol, and the U.S. Capitol Police.
This webinar is approximately 50 minutes in length, and will be simultaneously broadcast at 3PM ET on Friday, December 11th on YouTube and Facebook. In the latter part of the webinar, they will be answering questions from the audience.
Please feel free to message any inquiries to Lauren Baltimore at [email protected].
Our New Self-Care Resources
The Transformation Self-care Resources are now available to help you effectively navigate the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. In these videos, made possible by the Scheidel Foundation, Dr. Gordon and members of the CMBM team provide practical, clearly explained, evidence based ways to best care for yourself and those you love: to reduce your stress, energize and relax your bodies, and mobilize your imagination. Click here to learn more.
The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma
By James S. Gordon, MD
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. The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma (HarperOne) is the handbook for addressing this third dimension on an individual-, community-, and population-wide scale. It is the first comprehensive, evidence-based, step-by-step program for reversing the biological and psychological damage of the trauma that accompanies living in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic, and for discovering and growing through the psychological, physical, and emotional challenges of the Coronavirus.
- How meditation can be used to balance your physiology and psychology, to quiet the immune-inhibiting fight or flight and stress responses, and to decrease your anxiety and enhance your mood.
- How you can use guided imagery to maximize the effectiveness of your immune response as well as to help you make wise decisions about the challenges that confront you.
- How exercise and active expressive meditations can be used to lift your mood, decrease your anxiety, and lighten the emotional load that burdens many of us during this time of viral pandemic.
- How the trauma-healing diet– food, vitamins, herbs and other supplements- can be used to repair the trauma damaged gastrointestinal system, decrease your level of stress and vulnerability to inflammation, and maximize your immune response.
- How you can more easily reach out to others and create emotionally supportive, health promoting, healing connections- even during this time of enforced social distancing.
- And more….
Praise for The Transformation
“The Transformation is firmly grounded in science as well as in Dr. James Gordon’s 50 years of clinical experience. Bright with teaching stories and warm with compassion, it provides a step-by-step guide to healing life’s inevitable traumas and becoming who we’re meant to be.”
Andrew Weil, MD, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Arizona
“This book and its message of hope and healing – have arrived right on time. Both personally and globally, we are all going through the death of an old way of being which has included the deadly effects of intergenerational trauma. Whether this trauma is the result of racism, sexism, ageism, addiction, war, or violence, Dr. Gordon takes us right into the very heart of our power to be whole and transformed regardless of our past. Whoever you are, wherever you are, may you find solace, solutions, and peace within these pages.”
Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times Bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
This book could give you back your life in unimaginable ways… It will also inspire you to say “yes” to the seemingly inconceivable and impossible, and bring it to life.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, Founder of Mind-Body Stress Reduction