Archives For: July 2011

Meet Our Community: Tamami Shirai, MS candidate in Mind-Body Medicine

07/26/2011

Tamami Shirai I am originally from Tokyo, Japan. I have about twenty years of experience in human resources with global corporations, as well as experience as a career counselor in Japan.

I was originally interested in clinical psychology when I was in the college, but the way it was taught and practiced did not feel like the best approach to me. I thought there might be another way, so I changed my course to social psychology with statistical research.

Because my husband is American, we moved to the US at the end of 2007 and settled in California. I decided to come back to graduate school after I was injured in 2008 and had to leave my job for rehabilitation. I could not stand and walk for many hours, nor could I sit in a chair for very long.  During the treatment of my injury, I had a chance to learn about biofeedback and guided imagery at one of the integrative clinics in La Jolla, CA. Although Western medicine helped me a lot, I was fascinated with these noninvasive approaches that connect with mind and body.

I researched several schools where I could learn about biofeedback; however, I chose Saybrook because the program covers all health fields rather than limiting the course of study to a psychological perspective.  I especially wanted to learn from Dr. James Gordon, the Dean of the Mind-Body Medicine program.

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Mind-Body Medicine program applications still open

07/13/2011

Begin a Degree in Mind Body Medicine this Fall!

If you are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program in Mind Body Medicine, there is still time to be admitted for the Fall 2011 term. 

Applying is easy!

1)  Fill out our online application form.

2)  Write your personal statement

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