Book signing and Presentation at Book Passage
by Dr. Michael Mayer
Energy Psychology: Self Healing Practices for Bodymind Health
(North Atlantic/Random House, 2009)
Sunday 4 PM August 2, 2009
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, 94925
What's the book about: Energy Psychology presents an integral approach to healing that combines Western bodymind psychological methods with a system of ancient, sacred traditions drawing on thirty years of my private practice as a psychologist, and 30 years of training in Tai Chi and medical Qigong,
In cooperation with Admissions, Saybrook Alumni will make calls over the last weekend in July to 50 to 70 new or prospective students, answering questions and sharing their positive experiences at Saybrook.
Alumni who would like to join this effort, please contact George Aiken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two 2009 Alumni Scholarships of $8,000 Each Have Been Awarded to Essay or Candidate Level Students Erica Hamilton and Les Ernst
From Erica Hamilton:
Women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) are often caught on a "medical merry-go-round" of diagnosis, referral, and treatments that may or may not be effective. My dissertation study will be the development of a grounded theory on coping among women with CPP. This research will serve as the foundation for the development of a multi-dimensional model of CPP in women, one that addresses critical factors related to the physical health, mental health, and spiritual health of women with CPP. I intend for this study’s findings to be used to help women with CPP step off of the medical merry-go-round and onto new healing paths that actualize their healing capacities. I plan to apply this scholarship award towards the tuition at Saybrook so that I can afford my dissertation research expenses. I am very grateful to the Saybrook Alumni Association and Council for the opportunity to receive this scholarship award. It will enable me to complete my dissertation by next spring.
From Les Ernst:
I would like to express my heart felt appreciation to the Saybrook Alumni Association for awarding me the Saybrook Alumni Association Scholarship. I intend to apply this award toward the cost of tuition and research involved in completing my dissertation, "The Use of Discernment as a Means to Authenticate Spiritual Experiences in Christian Spiritual Direction" My research will require me to conduct interviews of spiritual directors in the U.S. Without this scholarship it would not be possible for me to conduct this research or to finish my doctoral program. Thanks to the Alumni Association, I will now be able to finish my program. I anticipate completing my dissertation by the end of Spring semester. I would also like to thank the Saybrook Alumni Council, committee members, and Saybrook Alumni who have contributed gifts to make this award possible for students in need. I will endeavor to write a dissertation worthy of the gift that has been so graciously awarded to me.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Executive Faculty Member and Saybrook Lineage Holder, Amedeo Giorgi, Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Medicine by the University of Orebro in Sweden, and Publishes New Book
Dr. Giorgi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his work in developing the Phenomenological Method, which is used by nurses in their research. Also, his new book, The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology: A Modified Husserlian Approach, Duquesne University Press, is now in print.
An Audio Recording of From Zen to Mother Teresa: Community Service as Spiritual Practice Is Now Available07/14/2009
An audio recording of the June 2009 Alumni Homecoming talk From Zen to Mother Teresa: Community Service as Spiritual Practice , with Alumni Father Brian Kolodiejchuk and Zen Roshi Joseph Bobrow, Moderated by Alumnus George Aiken is now available on the Alumni Homepage of the Saybrook Website