Episode 6: Connecting the Mind & Body As a Pathway for Resilience

Within this episode Dr. Gordon discusses the importance of mind-body medicine to support healthcare providers. He shares the importance of looking inward, and the importance of practicing self-care techniques, so that you can bring compassionate presence to the people you serve.

Dr. James Gordon

Dr. James Gordon, is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, founder and executive director of the nonprofit 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. He has written for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Atlantic, as well as numerous professional journals, and has been featured on 60 minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR. Dr.Gordon’s latest book, Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing, helps us understand that trauma will come sooner or later to all of us.

Key terms: mind-body medicine, self-discovery, compassionate presence, meditation, nutrition, vagus nerve, microbiome, nutrition psychiatry. 

This episode features the song “My Tribe” by Ketsa, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. Any advice offered on the podcast is an educational context and is not intended as direct medical advice, nor as a replacement for it. If you are experiencing a medical or life emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 – 8255.  If you are experiencing stress, and would like professional help please contact your insurance company to identify a therapist in your area or contact the organization you work for and ask about an employee assistance program.

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