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Self Care and Nutrition for Health Professionals

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Monterey County Health Department, Whitney Room

1270 Natividad Road

Salinas, CA 93906

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SELF CARE AND NUTRITION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Join The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Founder & Executive Director James S. Gordon, MD for a workshop focused on using self-care and nutrition as strategy for preventing disease & illness. Learn the science and experience for yourself basic skills that can easily be applied to your practice to help patients’ reduce stress. This workshop also features nutritional principles to help prevent chronic illness and includes useful information for encouraging patients to eat whole, healthy foods on a limited budget. Health professionals will leave this workshop ready to confidently and compassionately guide their patients with practical nutrition and simple mind-body skills.

ABOUT DR. JAMES S. GORDON

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. Dr. Gordon served as the first Chairman of the Program Advisory Council to NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine and as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families in Kosovo, Israel, Gaza, Haiti, post-9/11 New York City and post-Katrina southern Louisiana; and for US Military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care; Manifesto for a New Medicine; and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Traumatic Stress, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, and NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, Psychology Today, and People Magazine.

ABOUT CMBM

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 former chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

In the 25 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 160 experts have trained over 5,000 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.

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