We are what we eat, so it’s a big problem that Americans have a dysfunctional relationship with food.
But just telling people to “eat right” or “count calories” doesn’t work. We know it, and our doctors have discovered it. Yo-yo diets and food fads are even worse.
We need new approaches to nutrition, ways to integrate healthy habits and effective self-care into people’s lives, and do it in ways they’ll find personally meaningful.
That’s why Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine is proud to announce a new MS degree in Integrative and Functional Nutrition – a degree focusing on the ways we can combine the best in nutritional science and psychology to help people take control of their health by improving their relationship with food.
Bay Area Ayurvedic Physician Teaches Balance in Diet, Activity and Emotional Life to Saybrook University Students04/21/2014
Annapoori (Anu) Ramasubramanian is an new faculty member at the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine and is sharing her knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine in the MBM course Whole Medical Systems: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. A whole medical system is a traditional body of theory and practices on health and disease, which has evolved independently from Western Allopathic medicine. Whole medical systems, such as the Ayurvedic medicine of India, often offer a rich array of therapies based on herbs, lifestyle practices, and an emphasis on treating the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit.
PhD faculty Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider presented a workshop in E-H Therapy last month at the Division 32 Conference experiential training course as part of the existential humanistic institute certificate program. PhD Psychology student, Juanita Ratner shares her essay on the program in the EHTP Newsletter.
The Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the APA) was hosted by Sofia University in Palo Alto, March 13th-16th. Of the nearly 200 participants, a significant number were Saybrook CP Faculty, Alumni, and students from the PsyD, PhD and MFT-PCC Programs. Faculty Member Carol Humphreys, PhD, served as Co-Chair of the Conference and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for creating such a welcoming space for community, sharing, and learning.
Some Thoughts on an Integrative Humanistic Psychology
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D.
From AHP Perspective June/July 2005, p. 8
Humanistic psychology needs to move toward serious cultural and professional integration. By this I mean that in order for humanistic psychology to survive, let alone thrive, it needs to be much more proactive. It needs to reach across many more chasms of cultural and professional divides, if it is to live up to its founding impulse to re-vision and reenergize mainstream American psychology.
Richard A. Sherman received his doctorate in psychobiology from New York University in 1973. He has more than forty years of experience teaching and performing research and clinical work in behavioral medicine and related fields. Dr. Sherman is an award-winning teacher and has taught courses at virtually all levels of adult education, including numerous undergraduate, medical resident, and graduate school courses as well as continuing education courses for clinical professionals in both on-site and distance-learning formats.