Breathing and Shaking Toward Recovery from Trauma
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Thawing Permafrost, Healthy Anger, Understanding Trauma
Episode: Thawing Permafrost, Healthy Anger, Understanding Trauma
- Nov 29, 2019 11:00 pm
- 37:38 mins
Guest: James S. Gordon, MD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine, Georgetown Medical School, author of “The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing after Trauma” Overcoming the effects of a serious trauma might include medication and therapy. If you’re being treated by psychiatrist James Gordon, it will include deep breathing and frenzied full-body shaking. Dr. Gordon’s techniques sound strange, but they’ve worked for teachers and students affected by the Parkland shooting and for people in Puerto Rico, Houston, Haiti and New Orleans devastated by natural disasters. The techniques have also helped Syrian refugees in Jordan, Palestinian children in Gaza and a range of veterans and victims of war suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.