About the Author

James S. Gordon

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 (CMBM), a clinical professor...

Freedom from Depression

A Practical Guide for the Journey

James S. Gordon

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Essential Practices for Lasting Freedom from Depression

The true source of healing from depression comes from within—not from doctors or medications. Yet when depression drains away our vitality and will, how can we find the energy to help ourselves? With Freedom from Depression, Dr. James S. Gordon reveals a new and empowering approach for dealing with this misunderstood condition—a way out of the darkness that helps you restore balance and joy to your life.

Proven Techniques for Navigating Our Way to Wholeness

Through both his personal experience and 40 years of research, Dr. Gordon knows just how serious depression can be. Dr. Gordon challenges the common medical model of depression as a strictly physical disease that is best treated with drugs—instead, he sees it as a wake-up call that our lives are out of balance. Drawing from treatments he and his colleagues have used successfully in places like Kosovo, Gaza, Haiti, and post-Katrina New Orleans, as well as experiences with patients in his US practice, he has created a set of simple and elegant tools for engaging more deeply with our lives instead of withdrawing. Here he offers practical training for using meditation, diet, guided imagery, movement, and more to help us deal directly with our own unique circumstances around depression.

The path to freedom from depression is realistic, hopeful, well-traveled—and filled with unexpected rewards. As Dr. Gordon has seen time and again, we can emerge from the darkness with a deeper appreciation of life's richness and our purpose in the world. With Freedom from Depression, he offers a bold new way to find true healing from this condition—to turn our fears into teachers, renew our body and mind, and reclaim our ability to take joy in life.


  • The science of depression—dispelling common myths about genes, drugs, and lifestyle
  • Antidepressants—taking a hard look at the value and limitations of drug-based treatment
  • Neuroplasticity—why our ability to rewrite the brain's neural circuitry empowers us to overcome depression
  • Simple meditation practices for balancing the emotions, body, and spirit
  • Using self-hypnosis and guided imagery to relieve anxiety and find inner calm
  • Diet, movement, and creativity—effective ways to bring a sense of delight back into your life
  • The seven stages of the journey to wholeness

Product details

Contents 6 CDs (6 hours, 46 minutes)
Date Published March 15, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-669-0
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-669-1
Product Codes 2386d, f2386d, af02386d
Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents Audio download (6 hours, 46 minutes)
Date Published March 15, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-761-2
Product Codes 2386w, f2386w, af02386w
CE Credits:
Contents 6.5 CE credits
Date Published March 15, 2012
Product Codes 3767, e3767, ce03767

Customer Reviews

By Lamees M
Date Added: Saturday 7 June 2014
I am listening to the podcast with this doctor and what he is explaining all makes sense to me. I like his thinking about depression and his explanation. I have two sisters who went through mental issues and I believe that most of it, there are reasons for it but we easily resort for pills. He is not advocating that but rather looking in and doing the work...using the pills if need be but not depending on them. I agree totally with the way he thinks!!

Good for you Dr. Gordon!!
By Joanne S
Date Added: Monday 4 February 2013
This is a wonderful toolbox for learning and growth. Thank you so much!
By Katherine Lehre
Date Added: Wednesday 20 June 2012
This is one of the best programs you have ever published. As an RN in California, I wish it were on your CE-credits list. It would certainly fit the bill. He is brilliant and effective. I would recommend it highly to anyone.
By Gertrude Aksu
Date Added: Friday 6 April 2012
The guidance given here is grounded in Wisdom. Dr. Gordon is setting before us a balanced approach to living a rich and authentic life. I've never been diagnosed with depression, but I'm following this program to regain balance and find my peace.
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