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Bringing Mindfulness to Medicine
I learned to meditate over 20 years ago. It opened the doors to a lifelong practice of meditation techniques, including Vipassana and yoga, and spiritual…
Strong Wounds, Stronger Healer
One epiphany helping me deepen my healing abilities was realizing my own wounds. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine training and the small group sessions opened…
This mantra meditation reminds us to breathe some peace into our lives.
Bye Bye Butterflies
Publicity for the book describes it as teaching “self-regulation, stress management and mind-body techniques”, and it certainly does; but it’s really just the cutest, most…
Finding Wellness Within
"Today after shaking and dancing I feel that I’ve come home, back to my body. I feel whole for the first time in years.”
Soft Belly Breathing
Dr. Gordon suggests we think “soft” as we breathe in and “belly” as we breathe out, reminding ourselves to relax our belly so we can…
CMBM aims to establish a nation-wide program of psychological self-care
The CMBM Haiti Program on the deLayski Family Foundation website.
Creating a Safe Place for Teenage Tibetan Refugees
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…
Health and Happiness Covered in Fur
Pet owners were found to show greater self-esteem, were more physically fit, less lonely, more conscientious, more socially outgoing, and had healthier relationship styles (less…
Being Present with One Another: Honoring Elderly Veterans
CMBM groups are very effective in addressing the primary issues that elderly group members present with, including physical pain, grief, and sensory and cognitive limitations.
Journey of the Breath
Very brief guided visualization in which we appreciate our breath in a different way, as it travels deep into our lungs, giving us oxygen at…
What if Your Life Depended on It?
“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.”
Equal Opportunity Group Experience
Having facilitated mind-body skills groups in all kinds of places with all kinds of people, young and old, I have noticed so many common themes,…
Newtown: Thick with Grief, Full of Spirit– and Even Joy
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…
Yoga for All: a Little Can Be Lots
Yoga is NOT just for people with beautiful bodies or those that have flexible bodies. Yoga offers tools that can be adapted to your unique…
SVN Courageous Conversation with Dr. James Gordon of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Dr. James Gordon helps those who have experienced trauma. Watch him speak at SVN's 2013 Spring Conference.
Amid Syria’s Crisis, Mental Health Care For Refugees
There are now more than one million Syrians seeking refuge in camps and towns in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Many arrive without access to…
Is legalizing marijuana a good idea?
Jane Velez-Mitchell hosts a debate on how legalized marijuana would affect the country.
NY Times features our model for healing PTSD
The New York Times published a strong article that features our work as the focal point in discussing effective new approaches to treating trauma and…
An Open Door in Gaza
“Mind-body medicine is a friend.” Says Iman, a physical therapist. “And being here is like living with my second family. Our message is love.”
Coming Together at CancerGuides Israel
I was particularly touched as I watched the Israelis and Palestinians, in my group, overcome initial suspicion and the pain that inequities in health care…
My first introduction to mind-body healing was 25 years ago when I experienced excruciating migraine headaches...To this day, my simple awareness of tension and stress…
Financially Stressed? Breathe!
One thing that is within our control is how we deal with the situation we are in—regardless of how we got there.
Chill: Try Guided Imagery
Relax and re-center with Dr. Gordon in this 11-minute guided imagery podcast.
Listen Up: Sounds Impact Mood
A recent large-scale study of children in schools near major airports found that increased aircraft noise was directly related to decreased reading scores and decreased…
Hope Amidst the Rubble
Gaim Life's "Stories of Hope" series features CMBM's work in Haiti
Self Care Reminders from the Third Grade
We practice soft belly breathing, which slows down and relaxes the body and the mind. We draw. We infuse a piece of paper with shapes,…
Is it so unusual, so unthinkable, to use technology mindfully rather than perpetually?
Finding the Light in the Darkness
Yesterday, I had an incredibly powerful yoga class. I spent the entire class practically wtih my eyes closed. It wasn't intentional at first but then…
Mind-Body Bookshelf: Enjoy Every Sandwich
"In many other cultures, death is looked upon as a natural event and peaceful deaths are looked upon as celebrations of the person's life, not…