Monterey, California
Asilomar Conference Grounds
August 7 - 11, 2017

About the Training

Our Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine is CMBM’s core program we’ve offered around the world for 25 years, providing health professionals with the tools they need to become more effective clinicians and to find more meaning in their work. During the intensive 5-day training, our extraordinary faculty teaches the science of mind-body medicine in plenary sessions and techniques for self-awareness and self-expression in supportive small groups — CMBM’s unique model for learning and support.

The comprehensive materials and hands-on experience will prepare you to begin to integrate our mind-body model into your work in a wide variety of settings, including private practice with individuals and groups, hospital work, educational programs and work with populations affected by war, abuse, terrorism and other forms of trauma. We’ve trained thousands of health professionals who are serving millions of people. It would be our privilege and joy to work with you.

See what our Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine is about

Inside Mind Body Medicine course by The Center for Mind Body Medicine

Course Directors

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  • CMBM Course Director James S. Gordon, MD

    James S. Gordon, MD

  • CMBM Course Director Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

    Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

  • CMBM Course Director Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

    Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

Course Faculty

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  • CMBM Faculty Member Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

    Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

  • CMBM Faculty Member Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA

    Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA

  • CMBM Faculty Member Afrim Blyta, MD, PhD

    Afrim Blyta, MD, PhD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Jamil Ahmed Abdel Atti

    Jamil Ahmed Abdel Atti

  • CMBM Faculty Member Linda D. Metayer, MA, MPH

    Linda D. Metayer, MA, MPH

  • CMBM Faculty Member Rhonda Adessky, PhD

    Rhonda Adessky, PhD

What You Will Learn

  • Meditation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Biofeedback & Autogenic Training
  • Breathing & Movement
  • Self-Expression Through Words & Drawings

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants
  • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors
  • Military & Veteran Providers
  • Coaches
  • Educators
  • Massage Therapists & Yoga Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists & Recreational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Dietitians & Nutritionists
  • Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
  • Other Allied Health Professionals

James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; founding Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Family Medicine; Georgetown University School of Medicine; former Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; author, Manifesto for a New Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Care, and Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression.

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Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, is an Integrative Psychotherapist in private practice, and Clinical Director at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

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Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

Integrative Clinical Psychologist and Consultant; Core Faculty, National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute; Former Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

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Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

Integrative Psychotherapist; Founder, The Heart Nest Wellness Center Baltimore MD

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Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA

Integrative Medicine Practitioner; Oncology Nurse Navigator for Women’s Health; works with clients around the country in her program Filling Up On

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Afrim Blyta, MD, PhD

Neuropsychiatrist, Head of Department of Neurology, University Clinical Center of Kosova; Faculty member, University School of Prishtina; Co-founder of Institute for Mental Health and Recovery of Kosova

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Jamil Ahmed Abdel Atti

Founder of the Mind-Body Center in Palestine and the Middle East Region; CMBM country director in Gaza; PhD in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, College of Mind-Body Medicine

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Linda D. Metayer, MA, MPH

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Rhonda Adessky, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, private practice, Jerusalem; Director of trainings, Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem; Clinical Director, Training Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Israel

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