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College of MBM Mentor and Faculty Member Applies Expressive Arts Approach to Workplace: Introducing Terri Goslin-Jones, PhD

08/27/2012
Terri Goslin-Jones, PhD, surrounded by expressive arts material.

Recently Terri Goslin-Jones, PhD, a Saybrook University graduate, agreed to serve as a mentor for students in the College of Mind-Body Medicine. Terri’s main reason for becoming a mentor is to give back to other people, who are on a personal quest to nurture and develop their unique desire to change their part of the world. 

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College of Mind-Body Medicine PhD Student Completes a Clinical Practicum at the California College of Ayurveda: Introducing Avn Sturm

08/24/2012
Avn Sturm Tends Medicinal Plants at California College of Ayurvedic Medicine

 

Avn Sturm’s dissertation interest is in Ayurveda, with a focus on the doctor-patient healing relationship in Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayruveda is the traditional medicine of India, based originally in the second millennium BCE, and further developed in the millennia since that time.  Ayruvedic Medicine treats the whole person, not the disease, and draws heavily on herbs, dietary change, meditation, and life style changes, to draw on the healing resources of the patient.

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College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University Graduates Fourteen with MS Degree

08/19/2012
The August 2012 Graduates of the College of Mind-Body Medicine

 

 

On August 14, 2012 Saybrook University's College of Mind-Body Medicine held its first independent graduation ceremony as a College! The Commencement Ceremony took place in San Diego, California. University Provost Dan Sewell, College Dean James Gordon, and College Chair Donald Moss bestowed the master’s degree in mind-body medicine on fourteen individuals.  Ten of the 14 graduates were present for the ceremony, and are pictured in the accompanying photo.

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"Where is the Unified Japan?" College of MBM Master's Student Tamami Shirai Reports on the Post-Tsunami Developments

08/16/2012
Post-Tsunami Devastation

Tamami Shirai conducted her master's thesis research in the College of Mind-Body Medicine on the psychophysiological impact of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in her native Japan.

 
Almost a year after her first visit to Hanamaki, Iwate prefecture, Japan, after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Tamami Shirai visited Tohoku (Japan's northeast) again in March 2012. This time, she visited Tohoku's Iwate and Miyagi prefectures as well as two cities in the western part of Japan. This blog entry is based on her eye witness accounts. 

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The College of Mind-Body Medicine Certificate for Health and Wellness Coaching

08/11/2012
Pursuing Personal Transformation and Achievement

This College of Mind-Body Medicine Certificate provides a comprehensive training in health and wellness coaching.  The Certificate includes five key courses, four residential conferences, and a capstone integrative essay.

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College of Mind-Body Medicine PhD student, Ramona Rolle-Berg, Completes Practicum Placement in Chiropractic Clinic.

08/08/2012
Ramona and Dr. Marquardt

 

 
 
Ramona Rolle-Berg, a PhD student in the Saybrook University College of Mind-Body Medicine, recently completed a practicum placement with chiropractor Mark R. Marquardt, JD, DC, FACO.  That placement was filled almost to-the-brim with copious learning opportunities that smoothly mixed the experiential with the didactic.  Dr. Marquardt opened his office and practice to her, bringing her into patient interactions multiple times each day of her placement, exposures which afforded her the opportunity to develop a good understanding of the broad range of presenting complaints in a practice that caters to an array of afflictions and ages.  
 

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College of Mind-Body Medicine PhD Student, Renee Rolle-Whatley, Completes Practicum Placement in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

08/02/2012
PhD Student Renee Rolle-Whatley and Timothy Sam Kit Tin, L.Ac

Renee Rolle-Whatley, a PhD student in the Saybrook University College of Mind-Body Medicine, recently completed a practicum placement with acupuncture practitioner Timothy Sam Kit Tin, L.Ac. This practicum provided her with the unique opportunity to experience firsthand the real-time use of a medical system of diagnosis and treatment already several thousands of years old. Acupuncture as practiced by Tin and his colleagues at Joyee Acupuncture and Herb, was both grounded in ancient Chinese medical wisdom and focused to treat common modern physical complaints. Mr. Tin was an enthusiastic mentor, jumping in with both feet, even though he and Ms. Rolle-Whatley differed in language, culture, and healthcare profession. By allowing her to learn by observation, discussion, and comparison, he provided a memorable and beneficial internship experience. 

 

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Embodied Practice for Health and Wellbeing: A Healing Retreat for Mental Health Professionals Experiencing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Introducing Kari M. Allen-Hammer

08/01/2012
College of MBM MS Student Kari Allen-Hammer

Mental health professionals often work in stressful environments, and are exposed regularly to human suffering.  As a result, they risk emotional and physical exhaustion that can lead to burnout syndrome and compassion fatigue.  

For her Master’s project, Kari M. Allen-Hammer described the problems of burnout syndrome and compassion fatigue as experienced by some mental health professionals, examined the research that supports the use of mind-body medicine practices for reducing the emotional stress that can lead to burnout and compassion fatigue, and formulated an original 16-hour urban retreat program designed to guide mental health professionals to embody states of heightened awareness of their mental, physical and spiritual needs.

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College of Mind-Body Medicine Offers Certificate in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

07/26/2012
Trainee Learns Self-Regulation through Biofeedback

 

This Certificate provides a comprehensive training in biofeedback and neurofeedback,  following the knowledge blueprint of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).  Students must document access to biofeedback instrumentation including at least three modalities, and preferably access to neurofeedback instrumentation as well. The Certificate includes five courses, four residential conferences, a graduate colloquium, and a capstone integrative essay.

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MBM Master’s Student Builds Stress Management Website for Diabetics: Maureen Molinari, MS

07/24/2012
Maureen Molinari, MS Graduate in College of Mind-Body Medicine

For her final Master’s Project, Maureen Molinari researched how stress impacts people with diabetes both physiologically and psychologically, and then created a website providing videos and information for effective stress-management,  using yoga, guided imagery, and nutrition.  The website uses health-coaching, because she believes that a coaching model empowers people with diabetes to make meaningful lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being.  Health coaching uses the clients’ vision of health and wellness to guide the coaching sessions, providing a supportive way to work with people.

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