Compassionate Houston and five local organizations have formed The Greater Houston Healing Collaborative to bring The Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM)’s Professional Training to Houston to heal the hearts and mind’s of Harvey impacted communities. Whether you are a caregiver, first responder, teacher, or community organizer – if you have worked with those impacted, or have the capacity to do so, we invite you to participate.
December 7-10, 2017
8:00am – 5:30pm (varies by day)
The Women’s Home Whole Life Service Center
1905 Jacquelyn Dr.
Houston, TX 77055
Free of Charge
Sponsored by the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s
·Science behind mind-body techniques and their impact on alleviating stress and trauma
·Evidence-based self-care tools and group support to deal with ongoing stress and meet future challenges
·How to facilitate a mind-body skills group to bring self-care tools to the community
·Mind-body techniques such as meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-expression in words, drawing, movement.
Dr. James S. Gordon, a psychiatrist and the CMBM Founder and Executive Director, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School and chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. Dr. Gordon has developed programs for population-wide trauma healing in communities impacted by natural disasters, terrorism, and war including in post-Katrina New Orleans and Haiti.
CMBM’s programs have demonstrated an 80% reduction in PTSD symptoms and seen significant improvement in depression with these populations. To learn more about CMBM’s trauma relief work around the world, visit cmbm.org.