Archives For: September 2012

It’s Easier for Families to Make Money Than it is to Keep it

09/27/2012
Dennis Jaffe

Many families earn money through businesses and even get rich – but it generally doesn’t last. Only a third of family businesses survive being transferred from one generation to another: less than 10 percent survive a second generational transition.

By contrast, a new report by Saybrook University faculty member Dennis Jaffe indicates that the most successful multi-generational families in the world also follow best practices on wealth management, the maintenance of personal relationships, and the development of a next-generation of leaders.

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New film released on human rights education: "A path to dignity"

09/27/2012

Last week Frank Elbers, the Executive Director at Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), announced a new documentary film that launched at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28-minute movie that presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education respectively on school children in India, law enforcement agencies in Australia and women victims of violence in Turkey. It is intended as a tool to raise awareness about the positive role that human rights education can play in realizing human rights.

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“What does America want an education to do?”

09/24/2012
Saybrook President Mark Schulman

The real crisis in American education has nothing to do with test scores: it is the fact that America has no clear sense of what “an education” ought to accomplish.

That’s according to Mark Schulman, a noted expert on progressive education. Schulman is the President o fSaybrook University in San Francisco and the past president of Goddard College in Vermont and Antioch University Southern California, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

“(L)et’s say the reformers get what they want,” Schulman wrote in a recent column on the Huffington Post. “Even if we get test scores to go up, are we any closer to where we want to be? And where is that exactly?”

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New online peace curriculum in honor of the International Day of Peace

09/21/2012

In celebration of the International Day of Peace, the National Peace Academy is launching a free online curriculum, "Peace, Peacebuilding and Peacelearning: A Holistic Introduction."   This study guide designed for budding peace and community change leaders from children to adults. It is intended for both seasoned practitioners and those who are new to peacebuilding and who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their personal lives, their communities, and the world at large.

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Jerrol Kimmel Combines Career in Integrative Health Care with Mentoring College of MBM Students

09/20/2012
College of MBM Mentor Jerrol Kimmel

Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA, sees her position as a mentor for the Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine program as the culmination of her work as a mind-body specialist since the mid-1980’s. 

Jerrol began her career in community mental health and the healing arts in 1975 with a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley. In 1983 she completed a nursing program in order to integrate Western Medicine with holistic practices.  With the intention of complementing her passion of integrative health with additional academic rigor she received her Masterʼs degree in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA.  Jerrol has maintained a private practice since 1980 incorporating massage therapy, mind-body techniques and other holistic modalities in assisting her clients in attaining physical, emotional and spiritual health.  She is a faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicineʼs professional training programs and is also part of the Centerʼs Global Trauma Relief team providing training for health and mental professionals in Israel, Gaza and Haiti.

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MBM: Information Session, San Antonio, TX - Your Future in Mind-Body Medicine

09/19/2012

San Antonio, TX | Sunday Sept 30, 2012 | 12:30-1:30 CDT

Curious about how an MS or PhD in Mind-Body Medicine could advance your career in teaching? Interested in expanding your professional practice to focus on patient-centered healing? Drawn to pursuing research on alternative therapies and integrative medicine? Or perhaps you'd like to see new mind-body approaches to healthcare integrated into healthcare policies and administration. Go beyond a certificate to learn how Saybrook University's Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine can help you achieve these goals and more.

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Tweet Nadwa - An adaptable format for open dialogue on social change

09/19/2012

Last year, following the events of the Arab Spring, Egyptian activists and bloggers gathered in Cairo to participate in an open format dialogue on the question of Islamism in their country. One main difference between this event and other conversations that may have been occuring at the same time, however, is that each speaker was limited to 140 seconds - an oral version of Twitter's 140 character limit for tweets. This format was dubbed a "Tweet Nadwa" - nadwa being the Arabic word for forum or symposium.

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Journal Edited by College of MBM Chair Donald Moss to Appear in Polish Language Edition

09/18/2012
Katarzyna Sienkowicz and Donald Moss (Left); Rafal Sztembis (Right)

The accompanying photos show College of Mind-Body Medicine Chair Donald Moss and Polish neurologist Katarzyna Sienkiewicz holding a copy of the first issue of Biofeedback: A Clinical Journal  to appear in a Polish language edition, and also Dr. Raphal Sztembis, the translator and organizer of the Polish edition.  These photos were taken during the scientific meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, on Thursday September 13, in Rzeszow, Poland.

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Saybrook students invited to apply for paper competition: Conflict, social action, and change

09/15/2012

The Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems announces its 2013 Graduate Student Paper Competition. The deadline for entries is January 31, 2013.

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Online communities provide support for marginalized LGBT youth in the Middle East

09/12/2012

The blog WeGov is an attempt to report on groups and individuals who use technology in a variety of innovative ways - increasing government transparency, fighting corruption, opening data, and solving civic problems. WeGov blogger Anna Lekas Miller recently wrote a post where she describes new venues offering support for LGBT youth in the Middle East.

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How Muslim Youth Use the Internet

09/12/2012
Benina Gould

A new study shows that freedom of expression online is compatible with Islam – or at least that’s what Muslim teenagers think.

Benina Gould, a faculty member at Saybrook University, recently completed a study of the internet habits of Muslim youth in Indonesia – the world’s largest Muslim country. The study includes both “conservative” Muslims who would be described as “fundamentalists” in the West, and “modern” Muslim teenagers, who would be described as “progressive.” It’s published in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences vol 29, Spring 2012 number 2.

Students surveyed were from 16-19 years old and attended three private pesantrens (Islamic boarding schools), three Islamic madrasahs and one secular school.

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Taste of LIOS: Information Session for Prospective Students

09/11/2012

Join us for a Taste of LIOS open house – an evening informational session designed to give you a small taste of our experiential learning community.

  • Meet and talk with the LIOS Director of Admissions, Faculty, staff, alumni and current students.
  • Learn how our innovative educational model differs from the traditional classroom experience.
  • Learn how LIOS graduates become sought after counselors, coaches or consultants in a multitude of fields and careers.

You’ve heard about LIOS’s unique graduate and professional training programs. Now come to a Taste of LIOS and discover your future.

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Saybrook University’s Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry (PII) Open House For Prospective Students

09/11/2012

Join us to learn more about our Psychology programs and have discussions with our faculty members. You can participate on site or online via computer and conference call. Please click on the link to the right to register and receive the web and call in information.

In a time when most academic and professional psychology focuses on biomedical breakthroughs, Saybrook's psychology programs focus on people. We invite you to learn more about our MA and PhD Psychology programs, Creativity and Jungian Studies specializations, and Consciousness and Spirituality, Humanistic and Transpersonal, Integrative Health Studies, and Social Transformation concentrations.

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Afternoon Webcast and Conference Call Session: Mind Body Medicine for Prospective Students

09/11/2012
Lisa Kelly

What skills do doctors, nurses, helpers, and healers need for the 21st century?

The future of health and wellness is Mind-Body Medicine.

Learn more about the only fully accredited graduate degree program in Mind-Body Body Medicine in the United States, and how you can be a part of it.

Join Lisa Kelly, PhD on a webcast and conference call

Lisa Kelly, PhD will be holding a webcast and conference call for prospective students interested in Saybrook’s MS and PhD degrees in Mind-Body Medicine, and how students can specifically tailor those degrees towards careers in medical research, hands-on practice, and health care administration.

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International Spread of Mind-Body Approaches: Biofeedback in Poland

09/11/2012
Piotr Sobaniec and Dr. Donald Moss in Rzeszow, Poland

Donald Moss, Chair of the College of Mind-Body Medicine, is in Rzeszow, Poland, attending the 16th meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE). Dr. Moss is a Board member for the BFE and has taught at BFE conferences in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland.  He is providing blog entries to communicate the growing presence of mind-body approaches in Eastern Europe.

The accompanying photo shows Dr. Don Moss with Piotr Sobaniec, at the current BFE meeting in Rzeszow, Poland.  Piotr is a PhD student at the Medical University in Bialystok, Poland.  Piotr is 27 years old and first attended a workshop with Dr. Moss in Berlin in 2007. Piotr reports that this experience influenced him to study psychophysiology, biofeedback, and neurofeedback further, in Poland and at international conferences.  In 2012, he was able to study in Toronto, with Drs. Michael and Lynda Thompson, pursuing the clinical practice of neurofeedback (using an EEG to re-train cortical rhythms of the human brain).

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Kirk Schneider to Give Keynote Address at Conference on Existential Psychology in Eastern Europe

09/11/2012
Kirk Schneider

Saybrook University alumnus and faculty member Kirk Schneider’s place as a leading voice in existential psychology has been affirmed repeatedly by American academic organizations including the American Psychological Association.

This month, as he delivers the keynote address to the 7th annual conference of the East European Association for Existential Therapy, Schneider will receive international recognition as well.

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SUPERKIDS FOR SUPERFOODS: Nutrition-Based Service Learning Addresses Food Insecurity-Obesity Paradox and Promotes Health Easting in School-Aged Youth: Ruthi Solari, MS, CN

09/07/2012
Ruthi Solari with SUPERKIDS

 

 

As a nutritionist, Ruthi Solari began Saybrook’s Masters program in Mind Body Medicine with a keen interest in the important role food plays in preventative healthcare and holistic wellness for individuals and communities. When Solari learned that 15% of Americans rely on emergency food sources as a primary source for household food and U.S. schools receive significant support from foodbanks to help provide meals for food-insecure students, she saw an opportunity to improve the nutritional quality of food distributed through food banks. In 2009, Solari founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called SuperFood Drive to focus on healthy hunger relief initiatives. Traditionally, food banks have struggled just to fill empty stomachs – often with no focus on nutrition. Solari had a vision to infuse existing hunger relief organizations (food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens) with healthy food and nutrition education.

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College of Mind-Body Medicine Mentor and Instructor Serves as Advocate for Massage Therapy Profession: Luann Fortune, PhD

09/04/2012
Dr. Luann Fortune

Luann Fortune is a new mentor and instructor in Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine.  She is thrilled to be assisting the MBM students to reach their academic and personal goals.  Luann has eight unique mentees that bring their own history and knowledge to Saybrook.  It is Luann’s intention to act as a coach and an advocate for the students throughout their entire degree program.  As she engages with this new position she will be present for her students, however, she is also aware that the interactions will impact her as well. 

Luann Fortune will also be teaching “Fundamentals of Research” in the Fall Term B with Connie Corley, and “Assessing Systems and Processes in Healthcare” in Spring 2013.

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