Jim Cahill, New Student in Saybrook’s School of Mind-Body Medicine, to Appear on Radio Broadcast on the Use of Biofeedback in Pain Treatment12/21/2012
Jim Cahill is a new student enrolled to begin the master’s program in Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine, in January 2013. Jim Cahill is a certified biofeedback practitioner, and is the developer of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback Therapy(tm), combining ancient Indo-Tibetan self-regulation techniques with modern biofeedback. He was on the Board of Directors of the Biofeedback Society of California, edited the magazine California Biofeedback, and practices at both Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and Scripps-XiMED in La Jolla, California.
Jim will appear at 8 PM Eastern time on Saturday December 22, in a radio interview with Dr. Paul Christo, a prominent pain specialist and past Director of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center and the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Christo hosts the Aches and Gains radio show on WBAL (1090 AM).
1.) CREATIVITY FORUM 2013 presented by Center for Childhood Creativity
"Featuring Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg on how creativity and resiliency are critical for preparing our children to thrive in an unpredictable world."
Friday, February 8, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel, SF, CA
1.) Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts: Click here to learn more: "Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts is devoted to promoting scholarship on how individuals participate in the creation and appreciation of artistic endeavor. To that end, we publish manuscripts presenting original research on aesthetic perception and on all facets of creative behavior, production, thought, and development.
1.) "The Parallels between Our Highly Wired Minds and Networks: Q & A with TED author Tiffany Shlain": Click here to read: "Can we draw instructive parallels between the development of the human brain and the emergence of the electronic global ‘brain’ of the Internet?
1.) "Creativity Tied To Mental Illnesses Like Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia in New Swedish Study" by LiveScience: Click here to read: "Last year, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet near Stockholm found that families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists.
Saybrook University Trustee, Dr. Rick Hanson, offers "Just Twelve Things" -- Rich Guidelines on Finding Resources for the Soul.12/21/2012
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a Trustee of Saybrook University, and an expert on mindfulness, neuroscience, and the cultivation of compassion. Dr. Hanson is a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 22 languages) and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 9 languages). Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine and he has several audio programs with Sounds True.
Dr. Hanson's weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has over 67,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. For the holidays, he offered his readers the following special compilation called "Just Twelve Things." He has given permission to reprint the item for the School of Mind-Body Medicine community. The Twelve Things include upcoming workshops, blogs, poetry, courses, all supportive of mind-body-spirit learning. Our thanks to Dr. Hanson for his service to Saybrook University and for this blog entry.
As people around the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on December 10, the US Human Rights Network announced the release of a 2012 Human Rights Status Report on the United States.This year’s theme for International Human Rights Day was inclusion and the right to participate in public life, which aimed to highlight the rights of all people to be included in decision-making processes and participate in public life.
December 10 marked the 64th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Each year, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights by all people.
Two Saybrook School of Mind-Body Medicine Students Study Healing Traditions of China in Memorable Visit: Introducing Pegi Black and Mary Singler12/13/2012
Pegi Black and Mary Singler are both nurses and PhD students in the Fall 2010 cohort in Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine. Together, they traveled to China for their School of Mind-Body Medicine practicum experience. They joined the small delegation from the People To People Ambassador’s Healing Traditions of China program led by Lucia Thornton, a prior President of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Initially, Dr. Norman Shealy, a pioneer in holistic health who earned a doctorate in humanistic psychology from the “Saybrook Institute,” was to be Ms. Thornton’s co-leader. However, at the last minute Dr. Shealy was unable to attend.
An interesting new report called Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy explores new forms of collaborative production on the Internet with ramifications, no doubt, for the study of Social Transformation and Organizational Systems. As stated in the report's Introduction, two main agents of transformation guide this work. One is the emergence of community dynamics as an essential ingredient of doing business.
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School of Mind-Body Medicine Graduate Participates in Research Investigation of an Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Trauma: Marisa Iacobucci, MS12/06/2012
Saybrook’s Mind-Body Medicine Program began in the fall of 2009, and since its inception several students have earned a Master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine. As students continue to graduate and make their mark in the world, it is inspiring for other students to learn about their passions and paths.
Marisa Iacobucci was one of 16 students in the first cohort and completed her Master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine in January 2012. Marisa decided to pursue a Master’s in Social Work (MSW), after completing her degree, as it is her intention to work with veterans and their families as well as individuals with chronic pain and illness. While she was finishing her degree at Saybrook she began to look into MSW programs. At the same time, she participated in an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The training was taught by Carol Look (http://www.attractingabundance.com/eft/about-carol/) over a three-day weekend and included the basics of EFT and its value in treating trauma in individuals.
As we conclude our 40th anniversary year, it’s a good moment to take stock of the state of the University. The significant changes of the last several months allow us to re-evaluate our assumptions from the time the University was founded in 2009 and will reinvigorate our approach to the New Directions of the future.
The changes can, on the one hand, be described simply: we evolved from a University with three Colleges to one with four Schools. But, in terms of the additional structural aspects of our nascent transformation, we have changed more than nomenclature (colleges to schools) and number (3 to 4).
Cyndy Fitzgerald, formerly dean of LIOS Graduate College, took over as Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services at the beginning of November. Originally from Sacramento, California, she received her PhD in Applied Behavioral Science/Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in 2007. We sat down with Cyndy for a few questions about her new role at Saybrook.
You took over as Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services at the beginning of November. How is this position different than your previous one?
The scope of this role is extremely broad in terms of serving the students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University beyond what was involved in my role as Dean of LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University. With this expansion comes a significantly greater workload that includes far more travel, meeting time, and effort to care for and coordinate resource staff in their efforts to support students and to develop systems with clear policies and procedures in compliance with federal regulations. An additional component and challenge involves striving to assess and develop best practices to improve communication, and where appropriate, cross-train staff, in the midst of the restructuring and multiple adjustments and impact of those changes.
The PhD Practicum is an exciting part of completing a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University, and for Michelle LaMasa-Schrader the Practicum is where she stepped into the role of “Doctor of Mind-Body Medicine.” Michelle describes her transformation into a mind-body practitioner as a calling, something deeper than creating a new career path. Through study and numerous experiential activities she has embodied the work that she champions deep into her soul. Michelle reflects that many of the courses in her PhD program have impacted her on a profoundly personal level. During courses such as the “Spirituality and Health” course she chose to use the opportunity to deepen her relationship with her husband. She created a spiritual ritual that has strengthened their personal relationship, an unexpected gift from her graduate education.
The LIOS School of Saybrook University relies on alumni to help keep our doors open. No matter what your current contribution level is, you can easily increase your gift by almost $45,000 – at no cost to you. How?
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Our statistics show that the vast majority of students who attend and complete one of our programs, don’t stumble upon us in an online search or pick up our flyer at a college fair. They seek us out because they know someone who’s been to LIOS, perhaps a friend, a family member, or a colleague. They see a skillful consultant at work, a therapist opens up their hidden potential, or they observe a transformation in a friend and they want to know where it comes from. Having experience with a LIOS graduate trumps every other recruitment tool we have. Even a single conversation with a LIOS graduate can plant a seed and, and sooner or later LIOS will reap the bounty.
The American Psychiatric Association approved final revisions to the DSM-5 this past weekend, threatening to turn every aspect of human life into a form of “mental illness.”
Now more than ever, Existential Psychology needs to forge its path through the diagnostic morass that mainstream psychology has become to provide a truly human, truly healing alternative to the individual, unique people who come to see us each week.
Starting in January 2013, Saybrook University’s website on existential psychology, The New Existentialists, will commence an original series entitled “The Future of Existential Psychology,” in part as an answer to the state of mainstream psychology today and also to explain what we stand for.
MBM Academic Mentor Participates in Global Trauma Relief, as well as in Women’s Cancer Resource Center: Introducing Kelsey Menehan, LCSW12/02/2012
Kelsey Menehan found her way to Saybrook University through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM). Kelsey completed her education and training to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. She then began working with cancer patients and the families of kids with cancer. Shortly into her career she began wondering what else she could offer to ease the suffering of families and individuals undergoing cancer treatment. Kelsey has always been interested in spirituality, and perhaps that is a hint of what attracted her to the CMBM.