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Jul 14, 2023

Under Western medicine – particularly in the U.S. – many people rely on medications and guidance from healthcare providers to treat their physical and psychological ailments. While these types of treatments are crucial in some situations, we all have tools within us that can promote healing and greater well-being, without the costs or side effects that medications may bring.

As the founder and CEO of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Jim Gordon is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. Dr. Gordon is also the author of the book, “Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing,” a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School, and served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. In Episode 155 of The MINDSet Game® podcast, Dr. Gordon discusses the following:

  • The concept of mind-body medicine, which can be described in two ways: the recognition of the scientific reality that various aspects of our mental and emotional functioning affect every organ and cell in our body (and vice versa); and the idea that we each have the capacity to impact our physical and psychological wellness through simple techniques of self-awareness and self-care
  • Common misconceptions about trauma, which is a natural part of life that we all experience to some degree
  • Key steps and techniques in the process of healing trauma in order to unlock greater physical, psychological, and emotional well-being

Dr. Gordon also guides us through a simple concentrative meditation, explaining the physiological benefits of each step. 

To learn more about the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and access its resources, visit For more on Dr. Gordon and his work with healing trauma, look for his book, “Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing.” 

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