The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) was founded in 1991 by James S. Gordon, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown University Medical School and chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

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. CMBM has focused on providing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most intractable and complex psychological and physical problems.

CMBM’s international faculty of 130 experts have trained over 6,000 health professionals, educators, and community leaders in our pioneering mind-body medicine model of self-care, self-awareness, and group support; they in turn integrate our model into their communities and use it with the populations they serve, allowing us to benefit millions of people.

Learn more about Dr. Gordon and CMBM's inspiring work in this video.

CMBM Faculty Teaching Thousands to Heal Millions

Community-Wide and Partnership Programs

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine trains local healthcare providers, educators and community leaders to teach children and adults simple, powerful self-care techniques that help relieve their stress and trauma. CMBM helps people and communities heal. Click the images below to learn more about the work of CMBM:

Professional Training Programs by CMBM

Mind-Body Medicine

The Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program focuses on practical techniques for self-care and mutual support. Learn the science and skills of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and self-expression in words, drawings, and movement in classroom sessions and supportive, small group experiences.

Food as Medicine

Food As Medicine is the nation’s leading introductory training program in medical nutrition, providing a semester’s worth of nutrition care practices in just four days. We provide a curriculum for physicians, registered dietitians, and educators to bring back to their communities.

Food as Medicine for Mind and Mood

The Food As Medicine for Mind & Mood seminar explores the science of nourishing foods, gut health, epigenetics and mind-body practices that support healthy brains, and is taught by leading practitioners in this exciting and emerging field.

Customized Training Programs

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine works with organizations, communities and institutions to present workshops and trainings in the unique model we have developed over twenty five years. We lead customized trainings that build healthy and resilient communities both in and outside of your institution. Let’s work together to create a supportive culture, healing from the inside out.

Keep Up With CMBM

Stay up to date with what we are doing at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. We periodically will send information about upcoming training and certification programs, and will share stories of how our work, and the work of our alumni, are helping and healing individuals and communities around the world.

Keep Up With CMBM