Webinar: Grief, Healing, and Posttraumatic Growth After the Loss of a Loved One

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Live Webinar
Registration Close Date: May 7, 2024

When we lose someone we love deeply, we are wounded where we are most vulnerable. The grief that we feel from the trauma that we’ve experienced may make us feel hollowed out inside, weak in our limbs, confused in our minds. This can cause chaos in previously ordered lives, freeze progress in active ones, or both. 

In this webinar, James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and CEO of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Georgetown Medical School professor, and author of Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing, offers an inspiring perspective and safe, practical ways for all of us to explore, grow through, and move beyond the trauma that inevitably comes with the loss of those we love. 

To enrich their experience, he suggests that people coming to the webinar read Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing before they come.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




James Gordon


James S. Gordon, MD

Dr. Gordon, a psychiatrist and former National Institute of Mental Health researcher, is a Clinical Professor at Georgetown Medical School and was Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He is the author of Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing. In his role as the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), Gordon has created and implemented the world’s largest and most effective program for healing population-wide trauma. He and his 150 international CMBM faculty have brought this program to war-traumatized populations in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa; to first responders, military personnel and veterans and their families in the U.S.; to communities that have suffered climate-related disasters, endured school shootings, and struggled with the opioid epidemic; and to Native American children and their families—as well as to stressed out professionals, stay-at-home mothers, inner-city children, White House officials, health professionals and medical students, and people contending with severe emotional and physical illnesses. Dr. Gordon has authored or edited ten previous books, including Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-stage Journey Out of Depression. He has written often for popular publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Guardian, as well as in professional journals. Dr. Gordon has also served as an expert for such outlets as 60 Minutes, the Today show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.