The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

by James S. Gordon M.D.
The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

by James S. Gordon M.D.


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 A world-recognized authority and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer presents the first evidence-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma.

Filled with practical tools to alleviate stress, anxiety, fear, and sleeplessness.

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 psychological trauma. He and 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 their families; student/parent/teacher school shooting survivors; and Native American children – as well as stressed out professionals, stay-at-home mothers, inner-city children, and people struggling with mental and physical disorders and end of life challenges.  

Dr. Gordon’s work is grounded in scientific evidence and timeless wisdom. Through his decades of first-hand experience, he understands that trauma will come to all of us sooner or later. That each of us has the capacity to understand and heal ourselves. And that the heartbreaking devastation that trauma causes can also open our hearts and minds to deeper understanding, enhanced meaning and purpose, and greater love.

In the compassionate, compelling pages of The Transformation, he invites us on a step-by-step, evidence-based journey to heal the psychological and biological damage that trauma brings and to become the people whom we are meant to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062870711
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 460,003
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. James Gordon is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and a clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown Medical School. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 An Invitation 17

2 The Biology of Trauma 27

3 Soft Belly: Quieting Mind, Body, and Spirit 40

4 Embracing Hope 55

5 Shaking and Dancing 66

6 All Emotions Are Innocent 80

7 Only Connect 97

8 Accessing Inner Guidance 106

9 Befriending Your Body 125

10 The Trauma-Healing Diet 140

11 The Wisdom of the Body 166

12 Taming Trauma's Triggers 183

13 Make Love, Not War 195

14 Nature Heals 207

15 Animal Therapy 215

16 Laughter Breaks Trauma's Spell 222

17 Reading the Leaves on Your Family Tree 232

18 The Healing Circle 249

19 Gratitude Changes Everything 267

20 Forgiveness 274

21 Love, Meaning, and Purpose 287

22 Next Steps 298

Appendix: Finding Other Help 310

Notes 325

Acknowledgments 355

Index 361

About the Author 374

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