More than 30 years of impact
CMBM has grown to include an international team of 145 diverse faculty who have trained more than 7,000 clinicians, educators, and community leaders. Together, these healers have brought mind-body medicine to hundreds of thousands of adults and children coping with trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
We have the world’s largest, most effective evidence-based program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and stress. That means big impacts. Here’s how we know we’re making a difference.
Our research published in peer-reviewed journals has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of our model. The evidence is powerful.
or greater reduction in the numbers of children, adolescents, and adults who qualify as having post-traumatic stress disorder after completing Mind-Body Skills Groups.
of adolescents treated for depression in primary care reported that Mind-Body Skills Groups changed their lives.
reported decreased burnout and secondary traumatic stress; and increased sense of personal accomplishment and professional quality of life including satisfaction with work.
Medical and/or nursing students
experienced decreased perceived stress, personal distress, and anxiety; increased mindfulness and empathy; and improved regulation of stress hormones.
Papers in leading peer-reviewed, scientific journals document the efficacy of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s model with traumatized children, adolescents and adults. CMBM published the first randomized controlled trial of any intervention with war-traumatized children. In that and subsequent studies, CMBM’s group model has repeatedly reduced the percentage of children and adults who qualify as having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by 80% or more, with gains holding at 3- and 10-month follow ups. Published research also demonstrates statistically significant decreases in depression, hopelessness, anxiety, anger and sleep disturbance, and increases in mindfulness, self-efficacy, and quality of life.
The CMBM model teaches self-awareness to help people gain insight into themselves and enhance their understanding of and compassion for others. Our approach fosters healing from the trauma caused by poverty and chronic illness, as well as bias and institutional racism. It supports communities in addressing historical as well as present trauma. Explore our impact stories to see our model in action.
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Our work in Haiti starts with our faculty sharing expertise in mind-body medicine with Haitian health professionals and educators in a series of professional trainings. The techniques they learn are healing for them, their families and their communities.