“The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be now why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.” Abraham Maslow
“If the study and practice of creativity can send us in a more positive direction, as individuals and as cultures, let us continue research to understand the positive qualities involved, more collaborative ways of creating and living, and how we can better value and honor each other and the healthy diversity in our world.”
Saybrook University Student Challenge:
April 15-21 is World Creativity and Innovation Week
How will you use your creativity for good?
World Creativity and Innovation Week was established in 2001 to celebrate the unlimited potential of creativity, raise awareness that all people by nature are creative, and to encourage people to use their creativity to improve their lives, work, and community.
I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you all my experience here in New York City at Hope Lodge. I have been in New York this week taking care of my cousin Michaelene who is part of a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for stage 4 cancer patients. This experience has been deeply meaningful, at so many levels - spiritually, emotionally, physically and relationally - for me. It has rekindled my passion for the work that we do - and also has reconnected me to the essence of my own calling to serve others.
Last night I facilitated a guided imagery session for residents here at Hope Lodge - all of whom have advanced stages of cancer. I scrambled all day Monday to get approval from the staff here to present last night. They were hesitant because they like to plan things way in advance and were skeptical about anyone actually attending the session with just one day's notice. I told them if one person came it would be fine - but that I wanted them to make 12 copies of the Imagery protocol handout I made. The volunteer coordinator gave me an indulgent smile - but made the copies anyway saying "Sometimes no one comes to these events..." I smiled back and said, "People will come..." I knew a few would come because I had been connecting with individuals in the kitchen and lounge and around the building - chatting and drawing angel cards for them.
The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis is an international organization of mental health and health professionals dedicated to the highest level of scientific inquiry and the conscientious application of hypnosis in the clinical setting.
On Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30 pm PT, join Dr. Zonya Johnson, Chair of Psychology, and Dr. Ann Bernhardt, Chair of MFT-PCC, to discuss clinical psychology opportunities at Saybrook. Participants may attend the Open House in person or by webcast. Prior to breaking out into individual program sessions, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bernhardt will provide an overview of the PhD Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling (MA/MFT-PCC) degrees.
Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Daniel Pitchford (Ph.D. '09) and Alumna Dr. Jeannine Davies (Ph.D. '10) Publish Book w/Dr. Stan Krippner04/10/2012
College of Mind-Body Medicine Faculty Member Pursues Research on Altruism and Service: Lisa Kelly, Ph.D.04/10/2012
What compels a person to leave the comfort of her home and travel to a foreign country, with one goal in mind … to make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Lisa Kelly has been interested in what motivates people to transcend their own needs for comfort and safety to be of service to others. Lisa’s interest in this human potential for service was the subject of her Ph.D. dissertation on altruism, The Lived Experience of Altruism as Described by Moral Exemplars: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study (Mastain, 2007). As an interesting dichotomy, she once studied evil people and found that a person who is capable of committing unthinkable evil lacks empathy for other human beings.