Healing Depression and PTSD: Dr. James Gordon on Healing Times Radio

Listen to this conversation at the end of this post!

Dr. Gordon is a physician who, like Dr. Miller, while in medical school, became interested in a different approach to medicine, one which honored the potential for self healing and self help in medicine. He trained in Psychiatry, then went on to found, in 1991, the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Through the center he has trained thousands of health professionals around the world to apply Deep Relaxation, Meditation, Guided Imagery, and other person-centered approaches to deal with post traumatic stress during the acute phase – in trouble spots like Kosovo and Haiti, and with traumatized US veterans.

In this show we will explore the value of imagery for adjusting autonomic responses, as well as the immune and endocrine systems, and discuss the seven phases of depression, why it is better to not think of depression as a disease, but the start of an important life journey.

Dr. Gordon will present an overview of his latest book, Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression. We will touch on the importance of deep relaxation, the value of a guide, the dark night of the soul, and the spiritual connection.

Dr. Miller will then present a brief guided imagery experience drawn from his CD program, Escape From Depression.

Check out this short video showing Dr. Gordon’s work with traumatized people in the Gaza Strip

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 Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Dean of the Graduate School of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybook University, a Clinical Professor at Georgetown Medical School, and recently served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.

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 Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel and Gaza as well as in post-9/11 New York and post-Katrina southern Louisiana.

His most recent book is Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression (Penguin Press).

This show will air Jan 2nd 11am-12pm (PST), 2011 and will be REBROADCAST January 10, 2011, 1-2pm at OpenMindRadio.com.

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Deep Healing: The Essence of Mind/Body Medicine weekend workshop Feb 4-6, 2011

“At our essence is a divine ‘Knower,’” says Emmett Miller, “an inner healer and guide. Invalidated and injured by trauma, stress, and neglect, this abused spirit retreats, depriving us of its wisdom and healing. Separated from this spirit, something in us hungers and, unfed, grows weaker, shrivels, and may even die. At every level—personal, family, community, cultural, and planetary—this spirit has been wounded deeply, and is st…ill being wounded. The result: stress, illness, violence, and dysfunction, visible everywhere.”

Emmett Miller’s goal is to go past the symptoms to the source to reconnect with the spirit, the vital force of love, life, wholeness, and healing. In this workshop, he guides participants in awakening the healer within, both personally and as a community of beings on a small planet. The workshop focuses on:

• Letting go of stress, relaxing deeply, and entering the Healing State

• Exploring how beliefs and images become physical and behavioral events (symptoms)

• Allowing the inner healer to channel thoughts, developing beliefs and images that lead to wellness and peak performance

• Learning tools for integrity of thoughts, feelings, and behavior

• The direct experience of joyful self-awareness, healing, and peace

The workshop features hands-on experience, deep relaxation, imagery and movement, group discussion, and lecture. It is designed for professionals and lay persons, beginners and experts alike.

Recommended reading: Articles and excerpts at www.DrMiller.com ; Miller, Deep Healing: The Essence of Mind/Body Medicine.

CEUs available for MFTs and LCSWs.

CEUs available for bodyworkers.

CEUs available for nurses.

For more information, or to register, please visit

About the Workshop:
February 4-6, 2011
Esalen Institute

Big Sur, CA ( )
Register now

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About Esalen Institute

Esalen. The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, of unexplored frontiers, of human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff. There is the delicate and subtle Big Sur air of a late afternoon in May, the midnight mist of July, the drenching February rain. There are October nights so clear the Milky Way can light your walk along the darkened garden path. And always there is the sound of the sea.

And then there are the people—the people who live there and love the land, and the 300,000 more who have come from all over the world to participate in Esalen’s forty-year-long Olympics of the body, mind, and spirit, committing themselves not so much to “stronger, faster, higher” as to deeper, richer, more enduring.

They come for the intellectual freedom to consider systems of thought and feeling that lie beyond the current constraints of mainstream academia. They come to discover ancient wisdom in the motion of the body, poetry in the pulsing of the blood. They come to rediscover the miracle of self-aware consciousness. At best, they come away inspired by the precision of a desire to learn and keep on learning through all of life, and beyond.

Esalen is a place with a global reach. It is a place, as Thomas Wolfe said about America, where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.


TONIGHT – A Celebration of Life – The Power of Music & Love w Dr. Miller and Friends


Come and share Delight

Pierce Solstice’s Plutonian night

With music and soul attuned aright

Let hearts soar and Imagination take flight

I am pleased to invite you to an extraordinary Monday night of music and experiential poetry with:

Emmett Miller and Friends at

Broad Street Bistro (Nevada City)

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 on 7PM to 930PM.

This will truly be a Celebration of Life, one you won’t want to miss. Each of us does his or her unique dance, and is accompanied by a musical soundtrack that punctuates and intensifies various experiences. My experience led me from the struggles of the mean streets of New York City, through multiple worlds of  scientist, father, healer, and co-creator of a new field of medicine incorporating mind, emotion, and spirit – and delivered using trance states, music and movement techniques of healing.

On this night, with the able accompaniment of an extraordinary group of musicians, I will take you on a guided tour of my life and my mind, and yours too, if you are willing. I hope the magic of this music and these stories will bring you a taste of the passion, joy, inspiration, and transformation that have touched my heart, moved my spirit, and enlightened my consciousness.

And I do mean share – I want you to join me empathically, emotionally, and by contributing what you feel called to contribute by humming, singing, clapping, moving, or whatever. Part of the disease of our postmodern culture is that we have lost one of humanity’s most potent tools for cultural togetherness – the ability to sing, dance, and celebrate together. I think it’s time to reclaim Music, and allow her to work her magic on our hearts and our world. Please come and join me in this little experiment, warmed by a cup of coffee or tea, and maybe some of the Bistro’s delicious snacks.

Bring your heart, your voice, and your friends and:

“Sing, like you don’t need the money,

Love, like you’ll never get hurt,

Dance, like nobody’s watching

Come from the heart if you want it to work.”

Let your ears feast on:

Ron Gurewitz, Bass Master

Ron Gurewitz’s liquid carpet of bass tonalities

Michael Madigan’s sweet tenor voice, syncopated guitar, and compositional excellence.

 Tony Hardwick’s soulfully floating trumpet solos

Kit Bailey’s sensitive, precise, persuasive percussion

Dr. Miller Interviews Dr. Saputo: Healing Times Radio REBROADCAST

Due to technical difficulties last week, Healing Times with Dr. Miller didn’t air at it’s regularly scheduled time but you still have a chance to hear Dr. Miller interviewing Dr. Len Saputo as the show is airing this Thursday at 11am!

January 14th, 2010 at 11 AM(PST)
OpenMindRadio.com or HealingTimesRadio.com

About Len Saputo, M.D.
Len Saputo, MD, a 1965 graduate of Duke University Medical School, is board certified in internal medicine and was in private practice in affiliation with John Muir Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. After his awakening to the deep flaws in conventional medicine which culminated in the early 1990s, Saputo began a quest to develop a new approach to healing now known as integral-health medicine —the emergent medical care model that is integrative, holistic, person-centered, and preventive.

In order to further this mission, Dr. Saputo founded the Health Medicine Forum in 1994 and was its director until 2008. The Forum (healthmedicineforum.org) is a nonprofit educational foundation that has sponsored hundreds of public and professional events in the San Francisco Bay Area—including monthly presentations, workshops, and conferences—focused on integrative medicine, the nature of healing, and the politics of health care. In 2001, Saputo cofounded what is now called the Health Medicine Center , in Walnut Creek, California—one of the first clinics to bring the new model of integral-health medicine into practice. In the course of disseminating his unique vision for the new medicine, Saputo has given more than 100 presentations to hospitals, medical schools, universities, and community organizations.

Dr. Saputo is the coauthor of Boosting Immunity: Creating Wellness Naturally (New World Library, 2002); has edited six books, including Beating the Years and Boosting Your Digestive Health ; and has authored book chapters on numerous medical and health subjects. He has contributed dozens of articles on a wide range of topics in both mainstream and complementary and alternative medicine to such journals as California Pharmacist , Alternative Medicine , and Townsend Letter . He is also actively engaged in clinical research related to the use of near-infrared light therapy in pain management.

Active in public and professional education over the past decade, Dr. Saputo produces and hosts the Prescriptions for Health show on KEST-AM, aired in the San Francisco Bay Area every weekday morning, with his wife, Vicki, who is a registered nurse. Saputo has been a strong advocate of fitness and athletics all of his life. In 1996 and again in 2001, he won the International Tennis Federation’s Senior World Individual Championship in his age group and was ranked number one in the world in 1996 (in the 55-year-old division) by the ITF. With never-ending support from his wife, Saputo is committed to his life’s purpose of changing the health care system in America from a disease care model to a genuine health care model based on the principles of the new medicine, as well as broad-ranging reform of the manner in which care is financed and delivered.

Len Saputo ‘s contact info:

http://www.areturntohealing.com/

About Healing Times Radio

Healing Times Radio with Dr. Emmett Miller explores Mind/Body/Spirit health and how to reclaim our inherent personal wisdom integrating scientific knowledge and techniques of modern medicine, Dr. Millr’s mission is to help us heal ourselves so that we can, in turn, heal our planet.

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