James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit The 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.
Cover for James S. Gordon's new book, The Transformation

Dr. Gordon's new book-
The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

The Transformation represents the culmination of Dr. Gordon’s fifty years as a practitioner, teacher, and advocate of integrative approaches to overcoming psychological trauma and stress.

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The Work

Dr. Gordon founded The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) in 1991 and continues to be its executive director. In the 28 years since then, CMBM has become a worldwide leader in making self-care, group support, and community-building central to all healthcare, the training of health professionals, and the education of children.

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Dr. Gordon featured on 60 Minutes


Dr. Gordon has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Atlantic, as well as numerous professional journals. CMBM has been featured on a variety of television and radio segments, including CBS 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NPR.

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Dr. Gordon and CMBM host a variety of events, trainings and workshops both nationally and internationally. View upcoming engagements and see where we have been.

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Contact Dr. Gordon

Get in touch with Dr. Gordon and his team.

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