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Join us for the launch of: Peace Movements World Wide

06/29/2011

Peace Movements Worldwide vol3a AHIMSA, the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, and Saybrook University are proud to present a free public forum featuring some of the leading voices in the global peace movement. 

"Taking stock of peace:  Inspiration from Peace Movements World Wide" launches the recent publication of Peace Movements Worldwide, a three volume anthology of the global peace movement.  Its chapters cover the history, culture, strategies, and successes of the worldwide peace movement, among other topics.

Co-editors Marc Pilisuk, a member of the Human Science faculty at Saybrook university and longtime peace advocate, and UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Michael Nagler, will be joined by some of the peace anthology’s other contributors to discuss the state of the peace movement around the world.

 

Taking stock of peace: Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide
Sunday, October 30, 20112:30-5:30pm
Berkeley Society of Friends -
2151 Vine St. in Berkeley

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Join us for the launch of: Peace Movements World Wide

06/29/2011

Peace movements worldwide vol 2 AHIMSA, the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, and Saybrook University are proud to present a free public forum featuring some of the leading voices in the global peace movement. 

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Carl Hild given award for research, scholarship, and creativity

06/29/2011

Alaska Ugashik peak Saybrook alumnus Carl M. Hild was awarded the 2010-2011 Alaska Pacific University Faculty Merit Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity.

Hild, Organizational Systems '07, is Director of the Health Services Administration Program at Alaska Pacific University, and Chair of its Business Administration Department for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

He has worked closely with native healers and hospital administrators to develop the health care system in a state with a large indigenous population, where many remote villages are not accessible by road.  By combining the traditional and the modern elements of health care, he has helped develop systems of care that often surpass those available in the lower 48 states.

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Bob Flax Elected to Board of Directors of the Democratic World Federalists

06/29/2011

Saybrook alumnus and faculty member Bob Flax, Ph.D.. '92, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Democratic World Federalists, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. The DWF is one of a number of organizations around the world that is dedicated to establishing a democratically elected world government with a constitution and bill of rights that is capable of handling the great problems of our time -- including climate change, economic crises, famines, pandemics, poverty, and war.

Bob’s interest in world government grew out of his work as a clinical psychologist treating individuals, couples, families, and groups. He expanded his focus to include larger systems and studied organization development and conflict resolution. He has worked in a wide range of settings, including businesses, non-profits, intentional communities, and over 16 years with the California State Prison system. Finally he arrived at the next logical step – the way we work together as citizens of the world.

Bob has participated in international citizen diplomacy projects and is currently designing a course in World Federalism for Saybrook University, where he has been on the faculty for over 18 years. Bob teaches courses in the Social Transformation, Psychology and Research areas and can be reached at bflax@saybrook.edu.

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Alumna Ann Williams says give the disabled access to research studies

06/29/2011

Saybrook Alumna Ann Williams, PhD '05, has Co-Authored an article in Science Translational Medicine calling for an end to the practice of barring people with physical disabilities from participating in some research studies.

In her article Practicing and Implementing Changes Through CWRU's Federally-Funded FIND Lab, she asks researchers "to rethink participation criteria that exclude people with sight, hearing or mobility problems, or other disabilities."

Wiliams is an Associate Professor and Research Associate in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Cayse Western Reserve University. 

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Interested in exploring Saybrook? Meet Faiza for tea!

06/27/2011

Dear Prospective Student:

Are you interested in studying and practicing Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology?  Are you ready to take your dreams of social transformation and activism to the next level?  Do you wish to transform the healthcare system and become an expert in traditional and progressive modalities of self-healing and care?  Let's meet, share and discuss how a Saybrook degree or certificate program aligns with your academic and professional goals and aspirations.

If you are planning a visit to the bay area, I invite you to visit me at Saybrook.  Let's determine if Saybrook is the right fit for you.  Please email me at: fbukhari@saybrook.edu or call me directly at 800-825-4480 ext. 1255. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Faiza

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Saybrook Dean bringing support to children suffering from PTSD in Gaza

06/27/2011

James Gordon James Gordon, M.D., Dean of Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine, has announced that he will launch a training effort for over 300 health and mental health professionals, community leaders, and educators in Gaza City. 

This training in Mind-Body Medicine techniques is designed to help address the overwhelming mental health needs of children in the Palestinian territories. 

The trainings will be provided by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which Dr. Gordon founded and directs. 

The training program focuses on psychological self-care, community building, and spiritual renewal.  Participants will bring what they learn personally and professionally back to the communities they serve to create a sustainable system of psychological self-care and support, and to help alleviate the posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, depression and anxiety that plague Gaza’s children and youth.

During this visit, Dr. Gordon and his CMBM team will meet with their local Israeli and Palestinian leadership teams, including CMBM-trained clinicians and educators, and visit some of the 160 ongoing groups practicing self-care techniques of mind-body medicine.

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Saybrook Dean bringing support to children suffering from PTSD in Gaza

06/27/2011

Great_Mosque_of_Gaza_-_Alafrangi James Gordon, M.D., Dean of Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine, has announced that he will launch a training effort for over 300 health and mental health professionals, community leaders, and educators in Gaza City. 

This training in Mind-Body Medicine techniques is designed to help address the overwhelming mental health needs of children in the Palestinian territories. 

The trainings will be provided by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which Dr. Gordon founded and directs. 

The training program focuses on psychological self-care, community building, and spiritual renewal.  Participants will bring what they learn personally and professionally back to the communities they serve to create a sustainable system of psychological self-care and support, and to help alleviate the posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, depression and anxiety that plague Gaza’s children and youth.

During this visit, Dr. Gordon and his CMBM team will meet with their local Israeli and Palestinian leadership teams, including CMBM-trained clinicians and educators, and visit some of the 160 ongoing groups practicing self-care techniques of mind-body medicine.

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Alumni Messenger

Alumna Janet Piedilato, PhD '99 Publishes Re membering Egypt...a dream in Online Magazine

06/27/2011
Alumna Janet Piedilato, PhD '99 Publishes Article Re membering Egypt...a dream in online Mythic Imagination Magazine: http://www.facebook.com/l/b50e1CJWXZxMT53lLBZXAXY_Elw/mythicimagination.org/Magazine/Mii_Issue01/MII_07Remembering_Egypt_01.htm

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$5 Million in Grants to Study the Healing and Restorative Power of Nature

06/27/2011
$5 Million in Grants to Study the Healing and Restorative Power of Nature National Open Spaces Sacred Places Awards Initiative The TKF Foundation today announced a new $5 million grant program, the National Open Spaces Sacred Places Awards (OSSP Awards), to fund cross-disciplinary teams of designers, research social scientists and community-based organizations to create and study a series of new...

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