Archives For: March 2013

Creativity and Education, 3/2013

03/26/2013

1.) "Before the Hole in the Wall: A Q&A with 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra": Click here to watch: "At TED2013, Mitra invited the world to embrace child-driven learning bysetting up Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) and helping him design a learning lab in India, where children can “embark on intellectual adventures.”

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Creativity and Children, 3/2013

03/26/2013

1.) "Not Your Imagination: Kids Today Really Are Less Creative, Study Says" by Rachael Rettner: Click here to read: "It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be. But researchers say they are finding exactly that.

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Physician and Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine Student Pete Buecker Creates Wellness Center

03/26/2013
Dr. Pete Buecker

Dr. Pete Buecker initially became interested in mind-body medicine as a way to manage his own stress and health.  His interest led him to study Mindfulness Meditation and he completed an 8-day Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training retreat with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli from the University of Massachusetts.  While he found the course personally transformative and continues to practice mindfulness, he wanted to learn more.  His quest to learn more about the interface between the mind and the body to promote healing led him to consult the wise advice of Google.  The search terms mind-body medicine led Pete to the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the professional training programs that the Center offers.  It was on the CMBM website where Pete began reading about the founder, Jim Gordon, MD, and his affiliation with Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine as founding Dean.  Pete was intrigued by the CMBM faculty profiles and the inspiring work people affiliated with the center are doing all over the world.

After researching the training programs offered through Saybrook School of Mind-Body Medicine, Pete initially enrolled to complete a Certificate in Mind-Body Medicine.&nbs

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MBM PhD Student Applies Hypnosis with Medical and Dental Patients

03/25/2013
School of MBM PhD Student Lynne Shaner

 

From the time she was accepted into the Mind-Body Medicine PhD program, doors began to open a little wider for Lynne Shaner.  She is a mind-body medicine practitioner, working in private practice in Washington, DC.  She has a practice specializing in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, or “tapping”), hypnosis, and Reiki.  Her participation in the Saybrook PhD program has deepened her knowledge of the areas she works in, and has opened up an entire range of mind-body skills and techniques, which she now uses regularly with clients.

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Creativity and Affect, 3/2013

03/19/2013

1.) "Regulating Our Emotions To Be More Creative pt. 1" by Douglas Eby: Click here to read: "How do you work with your strong emotions? Creative people experience a wide range and depth of intense emotions, and use that wealth of feeling to create artwork and performances."

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Stanley Krippner releases new book on legendary Native American shaman Rolling Thunder

03/18/2013
The Voice of Rolling Thunder

To the 1960s counter-culture, Rolling Thunder was a friend of Bob Dylan, an inspiration for the Billy Jack films, and an activist.

But to the Native tribes he served, Rolling Thunder was a healer, teacher, visionary – and even a prophet.

Saybrook University psychologist Stanley Kripper, a world-renowned expert on shamanism, has teemed up with Rolling Thunder’s grandson, Sidian Morning Star Jones, to produce a book that reconciles the two sides of Rolling Thunder’s life and presents previously unreleased teachings that were preserved by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart.

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Educating for Creativity

03/15/2013

National Creativity Network presents Educating for Creativity with Dr. Robert Kelly

March 21, 2013 at noon-1pm EST

Click here to listen to webinar

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Saybrook University and Bainbridge Graduate Institute to hold workshop on cross-sector collaborative systems

03/13/2013

Saybrook University is teaming up with Bainbridge Graduate Institute to hold a presentation and discussion on March 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm on “Tackling Wicked Problems - How can we Build and Support Cross-Sector Collaborative Systems?

Much of the work in building a sustainable world is cross-sector work requiring collective leadership and collaborative action. Tapping the wisdom in the room, the workshop will identify a few wicked problems related to sustainability, discuss who needs to be engaged in addressing them, and the challenges and opportunities for that engagement. Using examples of emerging inter-organizational networks, the workshop will explore the role of managers and consultants in supporting collaborative engagement and collective leadership for creative, systemic change.

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Creativity and STEAM, 3/2013

03/12/2013
From STEM to STEAM organization

1.) From STEM to STEAM: Click here to learn more: "In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century. We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM."

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Creativity and Process, 3/2013

03/12/2013

1.) "5 Principles of Creativity” by Greg Satelli: Click here to read: "Back in the 1880’s, Frederick Winslow Taylor was able to make dramatic gains in efficiency by timing workers performing rote tasks.  His efforts spawned the idea and practice of scientific management. Alas, these days routine jobs, even white collar ones such as bookkeeping, legal research and basic medical diagnoses are increasingly being automated by computer.

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Creativity and Healing, 3/2013

03/12/2013
BBC: Power of Art

1.) "Can science put a value on art?" by BBC: Click here to listen: "Brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder affect tens of thousands of US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is known that art therapies can help with the psychological effects of these invisible wounds, but can they promote physical healing? A top military hospital near Washington is conducting the first comprehensive clinical tests to find out how art works."

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Saybrook Faculty and Students at the Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference

03/12/2013

From February 28th to March 3rd, over 200 psychologists and students attended the 6th Annual Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.  The conference theme was Community in Difference: Cultivating a Home for Love and Justice an in Indifferent World.  There were over 30 Saybrook students, faculty and alumni in attendance and presenting on many stimulating topics.

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Upcoming conferences in April, 3/2013

03/06/2013

1.) 92nd Annual Awards + festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami, Florida: April 2-4, 2013: "92nd Annual Awards + festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design is a festival dedicated to the art and craft that binds together the visual communications industries." Click here for more information.

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Creativity and Design, 3/2013

03/06/2013
Originally posted from Think Jar Collective

1.) "Empathy in Creativity and Design Thinking" by Ben Weinlick: Click here to read: "The new RSA animate video, The Power of Outrospection is quite thought provoking and has gotten me  thinking about all kinds of links between empathy and creativity.In the video, philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the idea that we live in a time that demands more empathic adventurers

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