The Center for Mind Body Medicine and its Work in Trauma Relief


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At Teneral Cellars we believe wine is a conduit for change. While we have much to be grateful for, there is unprecedented suffering at home and across the globe. The need for healing has never been greater. Trauma is a universal experience that can leave a lasting impact on a person's mental and emotional well-being. Whether its from climate related natural disasters, generational trauma, systemic racism, public health crises, domestic violence, or war we all come in contact with trauma. 

Trauma is a disruptor: to families, friends, communities, and self. The journey to healing from trauma is not an easy one, and many people feel lost in their search for a helpful resource. This is why we wanted to highlight the incredible work being done by The Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) and help support their efforts. This organization is dedicated to providing individuals and communities with tools and resources to help them heal from trauma and reclaim their lives.

Who is The Center for Mind Body Medicine?

The Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1991 by James S. Gordon, MD. Dr. Gordon is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist who wanted to bring healing modalities to individuals who had experienced trauma. CMBM's mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to heal from trauma by addressing the mind, body, and spirit. They work with individuals, communities, and healthcare professionals to provide education and training on the healing power of mind-body medicine. CMBM is on a mission to train thousands to heal millions through trauma relief and resilience-building in communities around the world.  

What is Mind Body Medicine?

Mind Body Medicine is an approach to health and healing that recognizes the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. It is based on the belief that when these elements are in balance, individuals are more resilient to stress and can better manage chronic illnesses and emotional trauma. Mind Body Medicine uses techniques such as meditation, biofeedback, and expressive arts therapy to promote healing and wellness.

How Does CMBM Help with Trauma Relief?

CMBM offers a variety of programs and resources to help individuals heal from trauma. One of their most well-known programs is their 5-day training program, which is offered to healthcare professionals, educators, and community leaders. The training provides participants with tools and techniques to help individuals who have experienced traumatic events. CMBM also provides online resources, including webinars and podcasts, for individuals seeking support in healing from trauma. They focus on empowering individuals to take control of their healing journey by providing them with the tools they need to promote resilience and cope with stress in a healthy way.

Positive Impact on Communities

CMBM's impact extends beyond individuals seeking healing from trauma. They work with communities to provide training on self-care and wellness to individuals who are on the front lines of supporting those who have experienced trauma. The organization has provided training to healthcare professionals working with survivors of natural disasters, war refugees, and victims of violence. By empowering these professionals with the tools to care for themselves and their patients, CMBM is making a lasting impact on communities affected by trauma.

How You Can Support CMBM

Our latest release features the Gratitude Red Blend. 10% of sales from this bottle will go directly to the Center for Mind Body Medicine. These bottles are a beautiful way to say thank you to those in your life that have made a difference this year, whether they be colleagues, clients, or friends. 

The Center for Mind Body Medicine is a beacon of hope for individuals seeking healing from trauma. Their holistic approach to wellness recognizes the connection between the mind, body, and spirit and provides individuals with the tools they need to take control of their healing journey. Through their training programs and online resources, they are empowering individuals to cope with stress and trauma in a healthy way. Their positive impact extends beyond individuals seeking healing and reaches communities affected by trauma. If you are looking for a way to support the healing of those impacted by trauma, consider getting involved with CMBM.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa

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