Integrative Psychiatrist James Gordon on Woodstock, Ayahuasca, Colonialism and His Work in the World’s Traumatic Hotspots

September 3, 2019

In this interview, James S. Gordon, MD, joined longtime colleague John Weeks to discuss a broad range of topics related to trauma, healing, and integrative medicine. In particular, they think through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s work around the world, and what it means to provide culturally-specific and transparent care to diverse peoples in places like Gaza, Kosovo, South Sudan, or the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The power of community is important for healing, no matter the place.

In the end, Dr. Gordon explains that his work is “ultimately about transformation, about helping everyone to experience and embrace this larger vision of self help, group support, mutual understanding, and community building – of developing a more compassionate and loving culture which will continue to sustain every aspect of health and healing.”

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