Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing with James Gordon, MD

Feb 1, 2022 | Uncategorized

Season 2 of the Full Capacity Podcast is live!

We are back with an incredible guest to start off the 2022 season of the podcast.

James Gordon, MD of the Center For Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) out of Washington DC joins me for a fascinating conversation.

His career spans the decades with truly innovative work in the world of psychiatry, integrative and complementary approaches to trauma. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) was founded in 1991 by Dr. Gordon, a Harvard-educated professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown University Medical School and former chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

In this conversation we delve into his path from traditional medical school, where he always felt a bit disconnected to the traditional medical model of patient care, to his path of learning from visionaries in the world of alternative medicine, shamanic traditions, indigenous practices, and mind body techniques.

He shares his work over the years and research in working in psychiatric hospital based units without medications or restraints and the healing that occured. His work has taken him all over the world using mind body techniques to begin healing populations of people who have experienced trauma in all areas. What he has found is that trauma, which is defined as injury to the mind body and spirit comes to everyone at some point. One of the most beautiful quotes in his book Transforming Trauma is “Trauma and suffering are the soil in which wisdom and compassion grow”.

In this podcast you will find wisdom, incredible stories and tools to take home with you and use right now. I am so honored to be starting Season 2 of the Full Capacity Living Podcast with Dr. James Gordon…enjoy our conversation…

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Center for Mind Body Medicine: https://cmbm.org/

Book: Transforming Trauma…https://www.amazon.com/Transformation-Discovering-Wholeness-Healing-Trauma/dp/0062870726

Book: Persuasion and Healing…https://www.amazon.com/Persuasion-Healing-Comparative-Study-Psychotherapy/dp/0801846366

Book: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden…https://www.amazon.com/Never-Promised-You-Rose-Garden/dp/0030437253

Atlantic Articles by James Gordon, MD…https://www.theatlantic.com/author/james-gordon/

Stephen Porges – Polyvagal Theory…https://www.polyvagalinstitute.org/