Here at the 2015 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, I interviewed Dr. James Gordon a Harvard educated psychiatrist for the cable show “Holistic Healing”, he is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal and promote ongoing health in patients. Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals.
Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression; he became Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. He shares with me the idea that self-care should be the true primary-care, and that patients should be provided with information and techniques to keep themselves healthy, which is exactly what I do in my holistic, integral practice at the Advanced Hypnosis Center of Rockland County. He recognizes, like myself, the importance, of not just making people well when they are ill, but of educating each person so that they have the information to live a healthy life. He says” “I believe we need to change our fundamental orientation from a too narrow focus on end stage disease management, to keeping people healthy, whole and well. We need to change the distribution of resources from overwhelming emphasis on acute care at the end of the line to teaching people how to stay well. We need to begin with health care education in the schools, as early as possible.” Gordon’s method integrates relaxation therapies, hypnosis and meditation, nutrition and herbalism, acupuncture and musculoskeletal manipulation, and dance, yoga and physical exercise in his own practice of medicine and psychiatry.
Watch Rockland Hypnotist Jeffrey Rose’s 2015 Integrative Healthcare Symposium interview with Dr. James Gordon.