Saybrook Alumna Dr. Darlene Viggiano (Ph.D. '10) to Present Paper at 29th Annual International IASD Conference03/15/2012
An In-Person or Online CEU Course is Offered by the Greater Good Science Center on Self Compassion and Emotional Resilience03/15/2012
Greetings from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)! The GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a compassionate, thriving, and resilient society. GGSC announces the first Science of Meaningful Life seminar this spring, featuring Dr. Kristin Neff, the foremost researcher on self-compassion. On March 23, our...
We mourn the loss of our two colleagues, mentors, and dear friends, Arne and Jeanne. To share your thoughts and stories, click here.
The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) is the original biofeedback society, which was founded by a group of humanistic psychologists and lab scientists at the Surfrider Inn in Santa Monica, California in 1969. The group began as the Biofeedback Research Society of America and later was known as the Biofeedback Society of America. AAPB has two professional journals, and provides webinars and workshops on biofeedback, neurofeedback, and stress management interventions.
Stanley Krippner to receive the APA's award for distinguished lifetime contributions to humanistic psychology03/14/2012
Saybrook University is thrilled to announced that PHS faculty member Stanley Krippner has been selected to receive the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Humanistic Psychology.
It makes me so sad to hear of Jeanne Achterberg’s death. She was such a wonderful, generous, courageous spirit. I remember meeting her 35 years ago and being stunned by the intelligence and audacity of her research on imagery and cancer. When NIH opened its office of Alternative Medicine, Larry Dossey and I worked closely with Jeanne on developing the state of the art paper on Mind-Body Medicine; actually Jeanne did far more of the work with such skill and grace than either Larry or I. And then there were the times that Jeanne came to Macedonia and Kosovo with me and my team from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine-ready at a moment’s notice to put her gifts in the service of people who desperately needed and deeply appreciated her skill and commitment.
It’s been such a joy too to be with Jeanne at Saybrook, to see the intelligence and commitment she brought to her work with students, to feel us once again moving ahead together. I keep her spirit with me and feel her passion and love.
James S. Gordon, M.D.
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It is with deep sadness that I announce that Jeanne Achterberg died Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2012, of metastatic breast cancer.
Jeanne Achterberg was a pioneer in mind-body medicine and complementary medicine. Early in her career, Jeannie collaborated with O. Carl Simonton, studying the quality of imagery in cancer patients. She was able to show that features in the imagery predicted the course of the illness. Since that time, she has championed the role of imagery in healing, the role of the mind and spirit in healing, and the shamanic role of the healer.
Jeannie went on to serve in the Office of Alternative Medicine, co-chairing the panel on mind-body interventions. The OAM grew into NCCAM, the home of complementary and alternative medicine within NIH. She is also a past president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.
Jeannie has contributed much to mind-body medicine: Her books, Bridges of the Body-Mind, Imagery in Healing, Woman as Healer, Rituals of Healing, Imagery and Disease, and Lightning at the Gate, remain best sellers. Jeannie has also given us a personal example of courage in the face of illness. Her book, Lightning at the Gate, narrated her own journey with illness.