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Mind-Body Medicine

Newsflash from the Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis in Charlotte, North Carolina

03/20/2012

It's been a blast here at the ASCH meeting in a sort of sleep-deprived way.  Yesterday after Pierre Rainville's keynote, I spent 2 hours with him (and David Spiegel of Stanford) in my room doing Dr. Rainville’s video interview and talking about his perspective that hypnosis is the humanistic connection between neuroscience and the study of subjective experience, something that the Cognitive Behavioral perspective misses.  Dr. Rainville (University of Montreal) filmed a short "hello" to the Saybrook Hypnosis, Biofeedback, and Cognitive Neuroscience students, responding to the question, “Why should a student in Mind-Body Medicine study __________?”   Dr. Rainville is a great guy, who researches everything from brain mechanisms in hypnosis to pain perception in Zen meditators.

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Lezlie Kinyon's (Ph.D. '06) Poem Set to Music and to be Included on Harper Diana Rowan's CD

03/20/2012
Saybrook Alumna and Homepage newsletter editor, Lezlie Kinyon, to be honored in another field! Harper Diana Rowan will include Lezlie's poem Calypso on her new CD (currently being recorded in Bulgaria, with traditional musicians). From Lezlie: Diana Rowan is amazing! Her site is sirenharp.com I cannot tell you how honored & really thrilled I am about this! I can send a copy of...

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Hazing Awareness Scholarship Now Available to All Students

03/20/2012
Now, any student may apply for the Hazing Awareness Scholarship. Next deadline is March 6, 2012. Due to more recent CNN hazing news at http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/23/us/florida-hazing-death/index.html ANY Student may now apply for the March 6, 2012 deadline so if you have not already done so please post or apply now for the Hazing Awareness Scholarship. Details at http://newsroom.unl.edu/...

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Saybrook Alumnus and First Saybrook Graduate Dr. Bart Billiings (Ph.D. '74) Announces Speaker Positions for 20th Annual International Military and Civilian Combat Stress Conference

03/19/2012
Dear Saybrook Community Member: Click Here to see the flyer for the 2012 Combat Stress Conference. We  have openings for presenters. Page two of the flyer allows speakers to indicate their first and second choice (in terms of day and time) for when they wish to speak. At this moment we have room for three six-hour one-day pre-conference courses on Wednesday and two on Thursday. The...

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Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Michael Mayer (Ph.D. '77) Presents Two Spring Workshops

03/19/2012
Dr. Michael Mayer Presents: Integral Living in an Uncertain World March 24 Orinda, CA. This weekend workshop will give you tools for dealing with troubled times. I'll be giving a preview of material from my upcoming book, and I'll be doing this workshop with a talented colleague and neuropsychologist, Dr. Jim Bramson. 10-4 PM  Orinda, CA. AND Energy Psychology: Self Healing...

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Dana Klisanin (Ph.D. '03) Publishes Results of Research on the CyberHero

03/19/2012
Greetings Saybrook Community: I'm contacting all the groups that participated in my cyberhero research to let them know that the research has recently been published.   Click Here to see the Research Results   I hope all are doing wonderfully!   Dana Klisanin

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Interdisciplinary Inquiry

New report! Economic consequences of war on the U.S. economy

03/19/2012

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released a new report this week detailing the macroeconomic effects of US government spending on wars and the military since World War II. The report studies five periods – World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Afghanistan/Iraq wars – highlighting the effect on seven macro-economic factors: debt, consumption, investment, jobs, taxes, government deficits, and inflation.

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Renee Levi (Ph.D. '03) to Offer Tele-Seminar on Spirit of Place March 22

03/19/2012
  Genius Loci: The Spirit of Place A Complementary Tele-Seminar offered by The Powers of Place Initiative and The Assisi Institute featuring Dr. Renee Levi and Dr. Michael Conforti Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 4:00 - 5:00 PM (EST) To Register: call: (802) 254-6220 or e-mail: assisi@together.net Renee Levi and Michael Conforti will explore multiple dimensions of the spirit of place. Using...

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Alumnus Dr. Steven Kull (Ph.D.) '80 Releases New Edition of WorldPublicOpinion.org

03/19/2012
  American Public Opposes Israel Striking Iran If Israel and Iran Have Military Conflict, Americans Say US Should Stay Out A new poll finds that only one in four Americans favors Israel conducting a military strike against Iran's nuclear program. Seven in ten (69%) favor the US and other major powers continuing to pursue negotiations with Iran, a position that is supported by majorities...

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Darlene Viggiano (Ph.D. '10) to Present Paper at 29th Annual International IASD Conference

03/15/2012
Alumna Dr. Darlene Viggiano (Ph.D. '10) to Present: The Role of Dreams and Dream-like Experiences in Spiritual Emergence Processes 29th Annual International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference 22 - 26 June, 2012 Doubletree Hotel Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA In 1992, David Lukoff and a team of psychiatrists advanced religious/spiritual problems as conditions that may be the...

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