I’m reading a fascinating book by James Gordon on my Kindle at the moment, Transforming Trauma: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma. It’s a great read, highly recommended if you interested in the healing of trauma. Here is the publicity material for the book:
‘The definitive new guide on healing trauma and taming our triggers, by Harvard-trained-Psychiatrist and pioneer of mind-body medicine, Doctor James Gordon.
Trauma comes to all of us, through grief or from a painful experience; even if our symptoms do not reach that of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the consequences can be devastating. The good news is that there are self-care tools to help us face the storm, heal our traumas and become healthier and more whole than ever before because of them. In Transforming Trauma, Doctor Gordon equips readers with the first evidence-based program to reverse the effects of trauma on our bodies and minds that he has used to support thousands of people across the world who have suffered – from Syrian refugees and 9/11 survivors to everyday people with emotional or physical illness.
Doctor Gordon believes that any challenge can be overcome once you have the right techniques – he will show us how to recognise our triggers step-by-step – those words, actions, perceptions that in some way resemble a past trauma – and let them become our teachers, so we can finally realise that that is then and this is now and in turn, open the door for freedom from our past and a fresh route for hope, purpose and love.
‘This is the book on trauma treatment I’ve been waiting for’ – Dr Andrew Weil, New York Times bestselling author + Professor of Medicine
‘This book could give you back your life in unimaginable ways, it will inspire you to say ‘yes’ to the seemingly inconceivable and impossible’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn’
James S. Gordon, MD is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is founder and CEO of the nonprofit Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School, and was chairman (under Presidents Clinton and GW Bush) of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.
It is worth spending some time exploring the Center for Mind-Body Medicine website. You can read about the Center and Mind-Body Medicine, as well as the Center’s Global Trauma Relief Programs.
I love this statement: ‘Our Commitment to Healing the Wounds of Racism, Oppression, and Inequity’. Why not read more about this Commitment?
And there is a wonderful set of videos focused on Transforming Trauma Self-Care Resources. What an incredible resource!
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is truly amazing. Why not check out Dr James Gordon’s book? There is a paperback version called Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing.
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