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Book Spotlight: The Transformation with author James Gordon, M.D.

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All of us will experience trauma. It comes early if we’ve been abused or neglected as children, or arrive in the world facing the challenges of poverty and discrimination. It may come later as we deal with the pain of broken relationships, overwhelming job stress, sexual harassment, the dangers of combat, or the threat of a serious illness. And eventually, all of us who live long enough will contend with the loss of loved ones, physical frailty, and our own impending death. Trauma is not apart from life, it is an integral part of it. Trauma disrupts our biology and psychology and our relationships with others. It is a crisis. And it also can be an opportunity. In The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma (HarperOne; September 10, 2019) James S. Gordon, M.D., a world-recognized authority on post-traumatic stress and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer creates a healing partnership with us. In the pages of The Transformation, he offers us the first comprehensive, evidence-based program for reversing the biological and psychological damage trauma does and for discovering and growing through its challenges to become who we’re meant to be.


Monday, September 23 | 6:00 - 8:00pm

at The Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar #300, Houston, TX 77054

Join us to hear Dr. Gordon describe and express the core ideas of his new book, The Transformation, and his vision for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, the world-renowned trauma healing organization that he founded 30 years ago and currently directs in their numerous projects around the world, including an ongoing initiative to heal the impact of Hurricane Harvey right here in Houston.

$35 admission includes signed copy of The Transformation


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A world-renowned expert on trauma, Dr. Gordon is the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) in Washington, D.C., where he 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; New York City 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 emotional and physical illnesses.

Earlier Event: September 19
Yoga for Self-Acceptance: 5-Week Course
Later Event: September 25
Birds, Health, and the Human Spirit