Saybrook Psychology Alumna Dr. Ellie Zarrabian (Ph.D. 2010) is a third generation Shamanic Healer and the Founder and Spiritual Director of Centerpeace Foundation - A Holistic Center for Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Dr. Zarrabian incorporates her Shamanic roots from the Sufi/Jewish tradition in Iran with her background in Transpersonal Psychology to help bring health and wellness to individuals, families, and communities.
Saybrook University President Mark Schulman encourages universities to join Saybrook's stand and demand DSM-5 changes be reconsidered06/27/2012
Saybrook University president Mark Schulman says the evidence is clear: psychology and psychiatry’s over reliance on drugs as a form of treatment is tantamount to malpractice.
Writing on the Huffington Post, Schulman says colleges that teach psychology must rise to the challenge, making sure their students are as familiar with the techniques of talk therapy – and the importance of communicating with patients – as they with are neurotransmitters and brain physiology.
Kathie Swift is the curriculum designer for the Food as Medicine conference sponsored by the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Follow this link, http://www.cmbm.org/professional-trainings/food-as-medicine/ to learn more about the conference. Be sure to watch the video and listen to Kathie describe, “What’s special about Food as Medicine.” Listening to Kathie’s enthusiasm about the conference will surely peak your curiosity and get you excited to attend the conference at your first opportunity.
A good leader initiates and encourages peace and development among all people and is not tribal. (SMS sent to 10,000 Kenyan mobile users)
An exciting new initiative leverages mobile technology for peace and conflict prevention. Initially annouced last year, PeaceTXT is now being deployed in Kenya. Ultimately the messages will be created an distributed by local communities, based on the issues faced by the people themselves.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have been let down by the medical system?
Dr. Shawn Tassone wants to hear from you for his blog ("The 90 minute check-up") on Psycholoty Today.
A doctoral candidate in Saybroko's Mind-Body Medicine program, Tassone has heard a number of stories from patients disenchanted with the American medical system - and understands why.
Join Saybrook faculty to discuss Mind-Body Medicine (MBM) program opportunities. Developed in conjunction with Dr.
On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 12:00 pm PDT, join Dr. Zonya Johnson, Chair of Psychology, to discuss Saybrook's unique clinical psychology program. Saybrook psychology MA and PhD programs focus on humanistic, existential, transpersonal, and phenomenological psychology.
Modern hypnosis began with Anton Mesmer (1734-1815). Today hypnosis is an evidence-based practice, widely researched in university research programs, and used clinically in pain management, pre-surgical preparation, anxiety treatment, and a host of other medical and mental health applications.
This Certificate provides a comprehensive introduction to clinical and applied hypnosis, following the clinical training guidelines of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. The Certificate includes five courses, four residential conferences, and a capstone integrative essay.
A new article posted online in Atlantic Monthly asserts that technoogy may make the world less conflict-prone, asking: Is this Pax Technologica? The article was adapted from Ayesha & Parag Khanna's Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. The problem with many technological solutions, however, is their tendency to create a new set of problems.
The relationship between graduate students and University faculty is often a complex and rich one. The dissertation chair plays an especially pivotal role in the final stages of the PhD student’s career and in the launching of his or her career. On June 3, I had the opportunity to attend the retirement party for Constance T. Fischer, my own dissertation chair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. I will share some observations about Connie Fischer’s contributions to our understanding of human behavior and just touch on her contributions to my career.
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Pioneer in Consciousness-Based Health Care, to Provide August 2012 Commencement Address for College of MBM06/14/2012
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, will provide the commencement address for the College of Mind-Body Medicine in San Diego on August 14 at 7:30 PM. Saybrook students, faculty, and their friends and families are invited to attend the commencement program.
by Marc Pilisuk
Student loan debt has surpassed one trillion dollars, exceeding the total of credit card debt in our country. Yet unlike other types of debt, student loans cannot be used as a reason for declaring bankruptcy. Many Saybrook students - like students everywhere - are adversely affected by crushing levels of student debt.
Saybrook faculty JoAnn McAllister, along with organizational systems student Dennis Rebelo, will host a discussion at the Center for Phenomenological Leadership in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Saturday, June 23rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Dennis, founder of the Center and JoAnn, Chair of the Human Science Program, will also share information on the training opportunities at the Center and graduate programs in Organizational Systems and Human Science at Saybrook.
The 2012 International Human Science Research Conference (IHSRC) will take place from June 25th - 29th at of the University of Quebec at Montreal. Representing Saybrook will be faculty members JoAnn McAllister, Bob McAndrews, Amadeo Giorgi, and Mark Applebaum. They will be accompanied by Saybrook students Geoff Thompson, Lourdes Viado, and Dennis Rebelo.
MBM Doctoral Student Beth Haggett Sheers Sheep and Participates in Master Class for Psychotherapists in France06/08/2012
College of MBM Instructor is Passionate about the Power of Nutrition to Transform Health: Introducing Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN06/06/2012
Liz Lipski is passionate about the power of nutrition to transform health. Her interest in nutrition began with herbal medicine. Although she enjoyed teaching about the medicinal value of herbs, including how to make herbal tinctures, it occurred to her that although herbs can be used to restore and maintain health, food and nutrition are the foundation for health. This realization led her to pursue a PhD in nutrition from the Union Institute.
The nonprofit organization Films for Action uses the power of film to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the mainstream news. Their goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society. The Films for Action website has cataloged over 900 of the best films and videos that can be watched free online, and they have just released a list of the top 100 films inspiring a shift to a more sustainable world.
The Saybrook Alumni Association is excited to announce that Saybook University Psychology Alumna Dr. Linda Riebel (Ph.D. 1981) recently received two publication awards. Her book on sustainability and food, The Green Foodprint: Food Choices for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet (2011, Print and Pixel Books) was a finalist in two categories for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She also won her category for the white paper, Endangered Species: Policy Recommendations (2012, commissioned by Animals and Society Institute) in the Green Book Festival.
MBM Student Leads Medical Students in Shamanic Quest, and Makes Presentation about the Experience to Society of Scientific Exploration Meeting: Shawn Tassone, MD06/04/2012
Attending professional conferences is a great way to learn new information, strengthen skills in a chosen area, and network with other like-minded individuals. Presenting original work is an entirely different experience. Saybrook students are part of a pioneering movement to bring a humanistic experience to health care. Therefore, presenting their research-based scientific ideas to colleagues is sure to become part of their path in chosen areas of interest.
The best expression of a combined ideology and practice is what I will refer to as Gandhian nonviolence education. The disadvantage to conflict resolution education is insufficient emphasis on cultivating personal and social transformation, whereas peace education is a holistic approach but lacks cohesion. Education for nonviolence draws upon the respective strengths of the other two approaches and integrates them to form a more effective pedagogy that is also more authentically Gandhian. It combines short-term efficiency and results with long-term consideration and prevention.
The brain can be trained to identify and redirect anger impulses before they are automatically expressed, according to Saybrook University Psychology Alumnus Dr. Steven Wolf. Steven is so confident individuals can learn to redirect anger impulses in a positive way that he guarantees success for those who complete his three stage training program.