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How do human beings recover from trauma or can they? In his latest book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, renowned expert, Dr. James Gordon, MD, helps us understand that trauma is a human experience, not a pathological anomaly.
In The Transformation, Dr. Gordon, MD, discusses his comprehensive, evidence-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage that trauma causes. Drawing on the latest scientific research, 50 years of clinical experience, timeless wisdom, and inspiring life stories, he shows how we meet the challenges that trauma brings, and discover the ordinary joys as well as the meaning and purpose of our lives.
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 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.
Dr. Gordon’s latest book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, helps us understand that trauma will come sooner or later to all of us. Trauma, he explains, is a human experience, not a pathological anomaly. In The Transformation, he guides us step by step in a comprehensive evidence-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage that trauma causes. He shows us, drawing on the latest scientific research, 50 years of clinical experience, timeless wisdom, and inspiring life stories, how we can, as we meet the challenges that trauma brings, discover the ordinary joys as well as the meaning and purpose of our lives. We come to know that our broken hearts can open with greater compassion and love.
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The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma by James S. Gordon, M.D., in which the world-recognized authority on post-traumatic stress and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer is the first comprehensive, evidence-based program for reversing the psychological and biological damage caused by 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. 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.
So, what if we lived in a world where trauma was seen as an accepted, inevitable human experience, and not a pathological anomaly? What if healing and reversing trauma was the key to attaining the joy and fulfilment that every human deserves?
In this a field-tested approach to whole health. The Transformation, Dr. Gordon answers these questions and 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.
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.
One published study of child survivors of war in Kosovo—the first randomized controlled trial of any intervention with war-traumatized children—is exemplary. After participating in an 11-week-long group where they learned the skills taught in The Transformation more than 80 percent of the children no longer had symptoms of PTSD.