Global Trauma Relief Programs

About Our Model

We begin by teaching clinicians, educators, and community leaders to use the techniques of mind-body medicine (meditation, guided imagery, yoga and exercise, biofeedback); self-expression in words, drawings, and movement; and small group support to deal with their own stress and trauma. Then we teach them how to use the CMBM model with the populations they serve. Our 150+ faculty provide ongoing support and supervision as practitioners successfully integrate our model into their work with children and adults in hospitals, clinics, schools, and social service agencies.

The CMBM model is

  • Cost Effective
  • Easy to Learn & Teach to Others
  • Preventive & Therapeutic
  • Being Implemented Nationwide
  • Not Dependent Upon Medication
  • Grounded in Psychobiology

The CMBM model directly addresses the causes and symptoms of psychological trauma, stress, depression, and burnout. The practical techniques we teach are adaptable to a wide variety of cultures worldwide. This low cost approach builds community and reduces violence, promotes gender equality, and helps create a stronger civil society.

Where We Work

Over 5,000 clinicians, educators, and community leaders have integrated our model of self-care, self-awareness and mutual support into health, mental health, educational and social welfare systems, NGOs, and religious communities in Kosovo, Israel, Gaza, and Haiti. In the U.S. those we have trained, have worked in post-Katrina southern Louisiana, with Veterans and Native American communities, as well as with American children and adults with stress related conditions and chronic illness.

Learn more about our fully customizable programs

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine works with organizations and institutions to present workshops and trainings in the unique model we have developed.

Our Programs

Our trainings teach evidence-based techniques for emotional well-being and nutritional health. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) is the world’s largest, most effective program for healing population-wide psychological trauma. The CMBM model trains local service providers and community leaders to teach simple stress-relief and resilience-building skills in the context of small, supportive groups. When chronic or overwhelming, stress disrupts every physiological function and contributes in significant ways to every major psychological and physical disorder (including heart disease, immune disorders and pain syndromes, as well as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and drug addiction).

Learn more about our professional development programs below.

Mind-Body Medicine

Our trainings focus on practical techniques for self-care and mutual support. Learn the science and skills of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and self-expression in words, drawings, and movement in classroom sessions and supportive, small group experiences.

Food as Medicine

Our Food As Medicine training is the nation’s leading introductory program in medical nutrition, providing a semester’s worth of nutrition care practices in just four days. We provide a curriculum for physicians, registered dietitians, and educators to bring back to their communities.

Mind, Mood, and Food

Our Mind, Mood, and Food seminar, a Food As Medicine Professional Training Program, explores the science of nourishing foods, gut health, epigenetics and mind-body practices that support healthy brains, and is taught by leading practitioners in this exciting and emerging field.

Customized Programs

Partner with CMBM to bring a mind-body medicine program to your organization. Your team, hospital, school or community will experience the positive wellness of mind-body skills, movement, nutrition and culinary practices in a program customized just for you.