Category: Mind-Body Medicine


Feldenkrais Research Journal Returns

Saybrook University Mind-Body Medicine student and Feldenkrais Method practitioner revives a critical venue for scholarly discourse.

  Saybrook University Mind-Body Medicine student and Feldenkrais Method practitioner revives a critical venue for scholarly discourse. By Cliff Smyth, M.S., Ph.D. Student What is the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education? Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais once wrote: “Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality… Read more »

Saybrook Doctoral Student Wins Research Grant on Trauma & Chronic Illness

Carolyn Trasko is a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, and was recently awarded a FERB research grant for dissertation research. Understanding the connections between cumulative stress and disease is an essential component of integrative medicine.  Carolyn Trasko, doctoral student in Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences,… Read more »

Saybrook Instructor speaks on integrative approaches to palliative care

Leila Kozak, PhD,is the Director of Integrative Medicine in Palliative Care for Paliativos Sin Fronteras (Palliative Care Providers Without Borders).  She is a Saybrook University graduate and an instructor in the Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Kozak is currently a “Clinical Champion” at the Office of Patient-Centered Care and Culture Transformation at… Read more »

Saybrook Nutrition Student on Integrative & Functional Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Brianne Morwood - student of Saybrook’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition Program

  Brianne Morwood, RD, CD, LDN, is  a dietitian and a student in the first cohort of Saybrook’s new Master’s of Science Program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. Another student in this cohort, Karmen Gregg, is interviewing the cohort members and creating blog postings about each.  Here are Brianne’s responses to a series of interview… Read more »

Saybrook Doctoral Student Creates Blog Series on Mindfulness & Self-Care

Shannon McLain, MS, is a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences

Shannon McLain, MS, is a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. She recently led a workshop for members of the community at The Healing Space, in Houston Texas, focusing on self-care and self-compassion.  Here she blogs about her the importance of self-compassion, and some initial self-care practices to build self-compassion…. Read more »

Saybrook Doctoral Student on Prescribing Self-Care to Clients and Providers

Robin Dickey - Saybrook University Doctoral Student

Robin Dickey, a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, provided a presentation for social workers, therapists, and nurses on the importance of self-care on April 6, 2016.  This event, which qualified attendees for CEU credit, was called The Knowledge Cafe and was held at the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth,… Read more »

Saybrook Instructor speaks on integrative approaches to palliative care

Leila Kozak - Saybrook University Faculty

  Leila Kozak, PhD,is the Director of Integrative Medicine in Palliative Care for Paliativos Sin Fronteras (Palliative Care Providers Without Borders).  She is a Saybrook University graduate and an instructor in the Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Kozak is currently a “Clinical Champion” at the Office of Patient-Centered Care and Culture Transformation… Read more »

Saybrook Graduate Recognized for E-Presentation on Hijiki

Dr. Shirai's e-poster

Tamami Shirai, PhD, is a recent graduate of Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shirai was awarded third prize for her e-poster presentation within the residency/student category at the Natural Supplements 2016 conference, held by Scripps in San Diego in January 2016. Since the completion of her doctoral degree, Tamami Shirai… Read more »

Saybrook Dean Conducts Free Webinar on Heart Rate Variability Training

Donald Moss - Saybrook University Dean

Heart rate variability (HRV) is the moment to moment fluctuation in heart rate, or the variation in the small segment of time between heart beats.  Human beings with higher heart rate variability experience better general health, wellness, and resilience.  Persons with lowered heart rate variability are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and a variety… Read more »

Saybrook University Student in Mind-Body Medicine Conducts Shamanic Training Program

Kimberly Errigo - student in the MS program in Mind-Body Medicine

Kimberly Errigo is a student in the Saybrook University Master’s of Science program in Mind-Body Medicine. She is a human behavior expert with almost two decades of experience as a shamanic leadership coach and is a respected transformational teacher. Her shamanic training program, ELEVATE, offers a way for students to grow their consciousness, heal the… Read more »