In this hands-on workshop, Dr. Gordon will share the comprehensive approach which he and his Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) colleagues have been using for the last 30 years in their private practices and their work with population-wide trauma in the U.S. and around the world.
He’ll begin by teaching foundational practices to bring us into physical and psychological balance and continue with an imaginative experiment designed to help us resolve present challenges in our own and our patients’ lives, and to find ways forward for all of us.
The workshop will be grounded in the significant body of evidence which has demonstrated the effectiveness of CMBM’s program of self-care and group support in healing trauma, enhancing resilience, and promoting wellness. It will be playful and fun. And there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.
- List the major biological, psychological, and social consequences of trauma
- Explain how two types of meditation (concentrative; expressive) can be implemented to address symptoms of hyperarousal and relieve psychological “freezing"
- Describe how group support enhances the effectiveness of self-care