Kathie Swift is the curriculum designer for the Food as Medicine conference sponsored by the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Follow this link, http://www.cmbm.org/professional-trainings/food-as-medicine/ to learn more about the conference. Be sure to watch the video and listen to Kathie describe, “What’s special about Food as Medicine.” Listening to Kathie’s enthusiasm about the conference will surely peak your curiosity and get you excited to attend the conference at your first opportunity.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have been let down by the medical system?
Dr. Shawn Tassone wants to hear from you for his blog ("The 90 minute check-up") on Psycholoty Today.
A doctoral candidate in Saybroko's Mind-Body Medicine program, Tassone has heard a number of stories from patients disenchanted with the American medical system - and understands why.
Modern hypnosis began with Anton Mesmer (1734-1815). Today hypnosis is an evidence-based practice, widely researched in university research programs, and used clinically in pain management, pre-surgical preparation, anxiety treatment, and a host of other medical and mental health applications.
This Certificate provides a comprehensive introduction to clinical and applied hypnosis, following the clinical training guidelines of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. The Certificate includes five courses, four residential conferences, and a capstone integrative essay.
The relationship between graduate students and University faculty is often a complex and rich one. The dissertation chair plays an especially pivotal role in the final stages of the PhD student’s career and in the launching of his or her career. On June 3, I had the opportunity to attend the retirement party for Constance T. Fischer, my own dissertation chair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. I will share some observations about Connie Fischer’s contributions to our understanding of human behavior and just touch on her contributions to my career.
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Pioneer in Consciousness-Based Health Care, to Provide August 2012 Commencement Address for College of MBM06/14/2012
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, will provide the commencement address for the College of Mind-Body Medicine in San Diego on August 14 at 7:30 PM. Saybrook students, faculty, and their friends and families are invited to attend the commencement program.
MBM Doctoral Student Beth Haggett Sheers Sheep and Participates in Master Class for Psychotherapists in France06/08/2012
College of MBM Instructor is Passionate about the Power of Nutrition to Transform Health: Introducing Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN06/06/2012
Liz Lipski is passionate about the power of nutrition to transform health. Her interest in nutrition began with herbal medicine. Although she enjoyed teaching about the medicinal value of herbs, including how to make herbal tinctures, it occurred to her that although herbs can be used to restore and maintain health, food and nutrition are the foundation for health. This realization led her to pursue a PhD in nutrition from the Union Institute.
MBM Student Leads Medical Students in Shamanic Quest, and Makes Presentation about the Experience to Society of Scientific Exploration Meeting: Shawn Tassone, MD06/04/2012
Attending professional conferences is a great way to learn new information, strengthen skills in a chosen area, and network with other like-minded individuals. Presenting original work is an entirely different experience. Saybrook students are part of a pioneering movement to bring a humanistic experience to health care. Therefore, presenting their research-based scientific ideas to colleagues is sure to become part of their path in chosen areas of interest.
MBM Instructor Participates in Trauma Relief Project in Post-Earthquake Haiti: Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, Ph.D.05/31/2012
Earlier in her career as a child psychologist, Lynda never imagined that she would participate in international trauma relief. Although she felt compassion for people suffering around the world, she was the mother of young children and had a career as a hospital psychologist that made it difficult to be away from her responsibilities. Hearing the news of the earthquake in Haiti, and the devastation that ensued, was a turning point for Lynda. Coincidentally, she had reached a place in her career where she had space for something new. Her children are older, and being away from home for short periods of time seemed reasonable.
College of Mind-Body Medicine Student Describes Center for Mind-Body Medicine Certification: Introducing Michelle Lamasa-Schrader05/29/2012
[All students in the Saybrook Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine Complete the CMBM Professional Training Program, the Advanced Training Program, and a supervision sequence guiding them to conduct mind-body skills groups. Each of these elements is included in a required course in the College of Mind-Body Medicine masters’ and doctoral degree programs. The students then have an option to complete additional CMBM supervision on their own, and attend the Advanced Training Program a second time, in order to earn Certification from the Center. Michelle Lamasa-Schrader describes her experience with this certification process].
The journey through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s certification program has been an interesting and enriching experience that I will treasure always. While attending the initial training and advanced trainings through the Center, I was inspired and compelled to move in the direction of certification because the skills had been transforming in my own life. The growth that began to happen personally was amazing to me. I found myself looking and feeling better as a result of simply practicing the mind-body skills. I was better able to handle academic rigor, my family life, and work with greater ease, feeling at peace, and balanced much more frequently.