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Michael Mayer, PhD '77 Offers Qigong Workshop in Orinda, CA

08/03/2010
Bodymind Healing Qigong Workshop with Michael Mayer Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and August 22nd Orinda, CA Cost: $75 for a single day for students who have taken a class before, $90 for new students Whole weekend: $125 for students that have taken a class before, $145 for new students Please send the check (made out to Michael Mayer) to 11 La Bolsita Way, Orinda, CA 94563. 510-849-...

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Alumnus Eric Kreuter, PhD '06 Publishes Chapter in Internet Fraud Casebook

08/03/2010
Eric Kreuter, PhD '06 Publishes Chapter in Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit Cyber Psycho, In J. Wells (Ed.) Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit, pp.349 - 358, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010 Eric A. Kreuter, Ph.D., CPA, CFE Partner BST Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Services www.bstco.com 28 West 44th Street, Suite 2010 New York, New York...

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Encyclopedia of Wellness Seeks Writers for Unassigned Entries

07/16/2010
The 3-volume Encyclopedia of Wellness is scheduled to be published by ABC-CLIO in late 2011. As editor and a contributing writer I am seeking writers for remaining unassigned entries. The goal of the 3-volume set is to provide basic information about key terms and concepts in human health and wellness. Those terms and concepts include food, nutrition, diet, and exercise along with preventative...

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Saybrook's Alumni Director Comments on Saybrook Symposiums at the APA Convention in San Diego via Twitter

07/16/2010
The Director of Alumni Affairs at Saybrook has reported on many of the Saybrook Symposiums at the APA Convention in San Diego, Aug 12-15, and will add more comments over the next few days. READ FROM BOTTOM UP-THESE WERE REAL TIME TWEETS: Bohart-W/ SOW Cts are able to reorganize thoughts in more functionally coherent ways, generating new solutions for personal problems #sayapa Bohart-Study...

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Saybrook Symposiums at the San Diego APA Convention - August 12 - 15, 2010

07/14/2010
Saybrook Symposiums at the San Diego APA Convention - August 12 - 15, 2010 APA POSTS WILL STAY AT THE TOP OF THE MESSAGE BOARD UNTIL THE END OF THE APA CONVENTION, AUGUST 15, 2010 NEW MESSAGE BOARD LISTINGS CAN BE FOUND IMMEDIATELY BELOW THESE POSTS This list of presentations by Saybrook Faculty, Alumni, and Students will be updated on a regular basis. Please send information to:...

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Alumna Selene Vega, PhD '10 Offers Three Workshops

07/13/2010
Three workshops are being offered by Alumna Selene Vega, PhD '10: Awakening the Body: Moving Into Deep Connection Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D. Monday, July 12, 2010 (*CE) Rancho San Bernardo, San Diego, CA Registration & Information: selfrelate@aol.com, 760-942-1577 Psychology of the Chakras Anodea Judith, Ph.D. & Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D. July 23-30, 2010 (*CE) Kripalu Center for Yoga...

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Happiness and suicide: the paradox of middle age

07/12/2010

We know that 50 is the new thirty, and you’re only as young as you feel ... etc, etc... but when you cut through all the clichés the evidence suggests something very strange is happening in middle age.

According to recent surveys, Baby Boomers are by far the happiest age group of all those studied;  they also have the highest suicide rates of any age bracket.

“So what is going on?” a recent New York Times article asked.  “Is middle age the best of times or the worst?”

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It's easy to fight what you don't understand

07/12/2010

Sometimes the bang of a gavel can be as loud as the roar of a cannon. 
 
Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that offering “material assistance” of any kind – even advice or insight – to groups the government labels as terrorist is a crime prosecutable under federal law.  It doesn’t matter if it’s part of an academic study, or even an effort to convince the group to abandon violence:  even offering a terrorist group training in non-violent conflict resolution, the court declared, is aiding and abetting the enemy. And efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to child victims of conflict may be violating the law if aid passes through groups designated as terrorist
 
Academics around the world who study conflict resolution, including many who study terrorist organizations, have found the decision alarming.   Saybrook Psychology and Human Science faculty member Marc Pilisuk has initiated a resolution, subsequently modified by members of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and now approved by the its Board, voicing  an unwillingness to comply with the ruling. The Peace and Justice Studies Association – an international body of academics, K-12 teachers, and grassroots activists who explore alternatives to violence and share strategies for peace building, social justice, and social change has adopted the resolution.
 
The statement reads:

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Is William James a "philosopher for the new century" two centuries in a row?

07/12/2010

That's the question the Saybrook Forum asked psychology faculty member Eugene Taylor, an internationally renowned scholar on the life and work of William James, after the question was raised by the The New Humanist magazine.  His response is below. 

William James: Still One Hundred and Fifty Years Ahead of His Time

In a thoughtful article recently published in The New Humanist [125:4, July/August 2010],  Jonathan Raée extols the attributes of his favorite philosopher-psychologist, William James. He was the only enduring figure, according to Raée, who did not get bogged down in details , and did not take a megalomaniacal stance toward his own ideas. We should resurrect his memory and seek to emulate the now forgotten direction he was always pointing us towards—world peace through a strengthening of our own inward character.

I should say that Mr. Raée as a writer is himself on the right track. Briefly, we may review here only a few of James’s prescient insights into our uniquely American and humanistically oriented legacy, and at the same time we might widen even more for the reader the scope of James’s thinking about our future.

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A sustainable globe depends on local leadership

07/12/2010

Often problems at the global level are so big, with so many stakeholders, as to be intractable:  but at the local level, says Organizational Systems chair Nancy Southern, individuals and organizations are proving that they provide exactly the kind of solutions our world needs.  Read more in her recent Triple-Pundit article.

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