A Review of Jim Gordon's New Book, The Transformation
I just finished Jim Gordon’s new book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing after Trauma, and I liked it so much, I want to tell you about it.
It’s filled with what I value most: clear, practical, doable, and universal healing tools for survivors of traumatic events. His descriptions and instructions are so simple and cogent, readers can replicate them, whether they’re trauma survivors themselves or clinicians working with survivors, or, as is so often the case, both.
As many of you already know, Jim founded the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC, and his life’s work has been developing programs and building teams that help survivors around the globe in the aftermath of some pretty hideous trauma – mass shootings, natural disasters, ethnic wars, state-sponsored torture and more.
Over the years and across many cultures, he’s been able to collect and hone his methods down to what works and what people can do to heal. He pulls techniques from many healing traditions, resulting in Soft Belly, Drawing, Shaking & Dancing, Imaginal Dialogue through Journaling, Guided Imagery & Autogenics, and much more.
So for those of you looking for active solutions for healing and transcending posttraumatic stress - or just terrible suffering that doesn’t officially qualify as “PTSD”, but might as well be, you will want to have this book in easy reach. It will get dog-eared quickly.