Dr. James Gordon – The Transformation
Aired Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST
Nearly all of us experience trauma at some point in our lives. Psychological trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. This may result from the sudden loss of a loved one, being the victim of a violent crime, the toll on a veteran returning from war, the plight of the refugee fleeing an unstable country or even the loss of employment without new prospects. More recently, mass shootings, the fear and loss generated by severe weather, and the extreme divisiveness of our national climate have generated new heights of trauma. Is there a way that we may overcome trauma and reverse the psychological and biological damage it causes?
My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Dr. James Gordon, says that the use of mind-body medicine can accomplish this as evidenced by the work he and his worldwide team have used to relieve the suffering of hundreds of thousands of adults and children around the world.
Dr. Gordon is a Harvard-trained Psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and, Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. He is the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) in Washington, D.C. He authored or edited ten books including Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-stage Journey Out of Depression. He has written for a range of publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian and many professional Journals. He has served as an expert for 60 Minutes, Today, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and many others. You can find him at the Center for Mind Body Medicine website, cmbm.org, and he joins me this week to discuss trauma healing and his just published new book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma.