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.

Offering eye-opening research, innovative prescriptive support, and inspirational stories, The Transformation for the first time gives the reading public clear guidance in the methods that Dr. Gordon has developed and that he and his team have used to relieve the suffering of hundreds of thousands of children and adults around the world.

Dr. Gordon's work is grounded in a basic understanding:

  • Trauma will come to all of us, sooner or later
  • Each of us has the capacity to understand and heal ourselves

In The Transformation, Dr. Gordon delivers an inviting narrative that allows readers to easily use his step-by-step evidence-based program—which so many others have used—to reverse the psychological and biological damage that trauma causes, and to restore their hope and heal themselves.

This is a field-tested approach to whole health.

The Transformation, by James S. Gordon, MD

"The Transformation"

In his role as the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), Dr. Gordon has created and implemented what may well be the world’s largest and most effective program for healing population-wide trauma.

He and his 130 international faculty have brought this program to populations as diverse as refugees from wars in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa; firefighters and U. S. military personnel and veterans and their families; student/ parent/teacher school shooting survivors; and Native American children and their families—as well as stressed out professionals, stay-at-home mothers, inner-city children, White House officials, health professionals and medical students, and people struggling with severe emotional and physical illnesses.


"You are really amazing and we give great thanks to God for the remarkable work you are doing in so many places where God’s children are hurting." - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Nobel Peace Laureate "The Transformation is an exemplary guide to dealing with the trauma that comes to all of us. Dr. Gordon has earned his wisdom and developed his healing practices in some of the most challenging places on our planet. Now, for the first time, he is offering readers his fresh, holistic, and profoundly helpful program. " - Mary Pipher, Ph.D Bestselling author of Women Rowing North “The truth of life is that trauma touches all of us at some point. Dr. Gordon, whose work has taken him into the heart of suffering around our planet, helps us to break the painful grip of despair that trauma creates. This is an essential read for those seeking to heal their own wounds, those helping others to do so, and for the very times we live in. It is, in fact, a tool for planetary healing.” - Aviva Romm, MD Author of The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution "This is the book on integrative trauma treatment I’ve been waiting for. The Transformation is firmly grounded in science as well as in Dr. Gordon’s 50 years of clinical experience. Bright with teaching stories and warm with compassion, it provides a step-by-step guide to healing life’s inevitable traumas and becoming who we’re meant to be." - Andrew Weil, MD New York Times Bestselling author, and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at The University of Arizona “I have enormous respect for James Gordon’s work and the enormity of his heart. This book could give you back your life in unimaginable ways, whether you think of yourself as a trauma victim or not. It will also inspire you to say “yes” to the seemingly inconceivable and impossible, and bring it to life.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D Founder of MBSR, Author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for All