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Natalie Rogers' new book explores expressive arts for social change

02/07/2012

Natalie Rogers“Creativity is like freedom: once you taste it, you cannot life without it. It is a transformational force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment.” -- Natalie Rogers

Natalie Rogers, PhD, founder of the transformational Creative Connection® system of person-centered expressive arts has published an all-in-one guide to group facilitation titled: The Creative Connection for Groups ~ Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change, which, I believe, has the power to impact personal and global transformation and healing.

Every step of her unique, intermodal expressive arts process is explained in a way which allows readers to take part in the exercises as if they were participating in a workshop intensive. The tools, procedures, and resources designed to initiate creative action have all been included, making it a ‘must have’ book for anyone ready to stimulate growth through expressive creative action. This book is a soulful wake-up call for a world in crisis which requires new ways of seeing, acting, and being to begin the journey toward peace through community engagement. Natalie Rogers writes: “Using creative expression to get acquainted with oneself – one’ values, thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams – is imperative in today’s world” (p. 4). The next step – using expressive arts to build community and move in the direction of inner and world peace – is the goal closest to Rogers’ heart. The underlying theme of the book is encouragement of expressive arts being used in groups as a vehicle for personal growth, transpersonal work, and building a sense of belonging and community (Rogers, 2011, p. 208).

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being human: What does it mean to you? Conference Scheduled for San Francisco, March 24, 2012

02/07/2012
being human: What does it mean to you? Conference scheduled for San Francisco, March 24, 2012 at the Palace of Fine Arts Everyday, fresh insights from science and philosophy shed new light on the processes of human experience – the how of feeling, thinking, and believing – and invite us to redefine who we are as human beings. Pioneers on the frontier of human understanding will guide...

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Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Donald R. Treichler (Ph.D. '06) Releases New Book

02/07/2012
Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Donald R. Treichler (Ph.D. '06) Releases New Book Crimson Fields: Civil War Biography of Captain James Madison Treichler. Dr. Treichler started writing in 2010. He is a former Marine Corps fighter pilot (where he retired as a Colonel), an airline Captain flying throughout the world, and a labor leader. He acquired a Ph.D. at Saybrook University, and travels widely. Books...

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Saybrook Alumnus H.D. Kirkpatrick (Ph.D. '78) Releases 2nd in Series of Mysteries

02/07/2012
Saybrook Alumnus H.D. (De) Kirkpatrick (Ph.D. '78) Releases 2nd in Series of Contemporary Murder Mysteries Trafficking Death featuring Forensic Psychologist Dr. Calder and homicide detective Kenilworth Brown.   Dr. Kirkpatrick is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. From Amazon.com: "Forensic...

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The Saybrook Alumnae/i - Student Mentoring Program is Off and Running!

02/07/2012
The Saybrook Alumnae/i - Student Mentoring Program is off to an excellent start. About 14 students and as many alumnae/i have filled out applications for the program, and 4 mentoring relationships have been established. If you would like to participate in this program and fill out an application, either as a mentor or mentee, send an email to SaybrookAlumniAssociation@Saybrook.edu. All PHS...

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Saybrook Alumna Selene Kumin Vega (Ph.D. '09) Represents PHS Alumni/ae at Saybrook Board of Trustees Meeting

02/07/2012
After a day of attending the January RC as mentor and faculty of the College of Mind-Body Medicine, I was honored to return the next day, January 14th, to present at the Saybrook Board of Trustees meeting as a PHS alumna. Our group of PHS presenters, with Robert Schmitt as dean, Willson Williams from the faculty, and Brett Joseph as a current student, had spoken briefly on the phone before...

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Dassie Hoffman (Ph.D. '02) Edits New Volume

02/06/2012
Saybrook Alumna Dr. Dassie Hoffman (Ph.D. '02) Edits New Volume The Voice Dialogue Anthology. "We feel a sense of deep satisfaction as we look through the articles that are included in this Voice Dialogue Anthology. For us, it represents the flowering of a garden that was planted many years ago and has come into full maturity, a garden that gives food for the mind, the body, and the soul...

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Hillary Webb (Ph.D. '09) Releases Publication on Dualism in Modern Peru

02/06/2012
Saybrook Alumna Dr. Hillary Webb (Ph.D. '09) releases Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru (University of New Mexico Press, 2012) "Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "complementary opposites....

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Charlene Block (Ph.D. '03) Sent a Seasonal Note about The Beth Block Foundation

02/06/2012
Saybrook Alumna Dr. Charlene Block (Ph.D. '03) updates us about the foundation honoring her daughter Beth Block:   Generally, every Christmas Beth would E-Mail a card off using an image she made that she felt conveyed the spirit of the season. However the card also seemed to say, "Hi it's Beth -how ya doin'.” It is that reaching out and fostering of connection that...

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News about Student Loans from ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com

02/06/2012
From ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com: Lots of exciting things on the student loan reform front are in the works for the upcoming year - we've already won a few battles over the course of the last 3 years, but the real fight is only just beginning. With the Presidential and Congressional elections a mere 11 months away, ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com and all of our allies are determined to make student...

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