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Wearing Down: Chronic Stress Takes a Toll on Americans

10/07/2013
Carrie Phelps and the Stress in America Report

 

Saybrook School of MBM PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow Carrie Phelps reports on a recent APA survey on stress in America.  Carrie Phelps is also the co-founder of Intrinsic Connection, a wellness consulting firm that is dedicated to building a bridge between leading-edge wellness strategy and real-world execution for successful, long-term results. She is a board certified coach and mind-body medicine practitioner (promoting self-care at the heart of healthcare). She currently serves on the National Wellness Institute Board of Directors. For the past 10 years, she has served as a consultant on the development and implementation of leading-edge, national wellness initiatives.

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Michelle LaMasa-Schrader, a PhD Student in School of Mind-Body Medicine, Begins Intern Program at Center for Mind-Body Medicine

10/01/2013
Michelle (in lower row, in blue) with her CMBM Certification class

 

Michelle LaMasa-Schrader is a student in the dissertation stage of her PhD in the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine Healthcare Practice specialization.  This program has been instrumental in advancing her professional and personal growth.  During the past three years, she has served the Saybrook student community as a member of the Student Academic Review Board committee, a Teaching Fellow, and most recently as a mentor for incoming PhD students to support and guide them in their journey toward PhD.  She regards this service as an honor, and as a blessing in her own personal development.

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Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD Student in School of Mind-Body Medicine, Named as Faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine

09/30/2013
Sabrina N'Diaye Teaching

 

In 2006, during the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington, D.C., attended an Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine workshop, led by Dr. James S. Gordon, the Director of the  Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM).  At the end of the session, Jim encouraged Sabrina to take the Center's certification training. Sabrina responded with, “I am really searching for a doctoral program, and will not be pursuing any more certifications until I find one!”

Four years later, she received an e-mail from The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, announcing its affiliation with Saybrook’s School of Mind-Body Medicine degree programs.  “My heart sang, while reading that e-mail from Jim”, Sabrina recalled, “Every cell in my body knew that I was headed to this program!”

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Dr. David Wark to Address “Alert Eyes-Open Hypnosis and Clinical Applications” in School of MBM videoconference.

09/25/2013
Dr. David Wark Speaks on Alert Hypnosis

 

School of MBM Videoconference with David Wark, PhD, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM Pacific

Join MBM Chair Donald Moss and Director of Training Eric Willmarth on Wednesday evening October 9 for a presentation by Dr. David Wark, an internationally known speaker on clinical hypnosis.  Dr. Wark is a Diplomate and past officer of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He served as the President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis for 1995-97, and of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis for 2008-09. He is a life member of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the International Society of Performance Improvement.  Dr. Wark is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology, and currently travels and teaches hypnosis to professionals in America, Europe and Asia. He maintains an active practice in clinical hypnosis in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Dr. Curt Lindberg to Address “Complexity and Integrative Health Care Systems” -- School of MBM Videoconference with Curt Lindberg, PhD, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:30 PM Pacific

09/24/2013
Dr. Curt Lindberg, Consultant on Complexity in Health Care Systems

 

On October 22, Dr. Curt Lindberg will make an online video presentation for the School of Mind-Body Medicine: “Complexity and Integrative Health Care Systems.”

Join MBM Chair Donald Moss and the Health Care Systems Specialization faculty for an interactive conversation with Curt Lindberg.  Dr. Lindberg holds a doctorate in complexity and organizational change, and has a long term record of service in healthcare administration and consulting.  Currently director of the Billings Clinic Partnership for Complex Systems and Healthcare Innovation, he is recognized for bringing complexity science concepts to healthcare.  Both on an organizational scale and at the individual practitioner’s level, he is committed to fostering health care change for by changing healthcare systems.

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Judson Brewer Addresses Neurofeedback, Mindfulness, and Neuro-phenomenology: Reports from the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research

09/24/2013
Judson Brewer and fMRI Images of Posterior Cingulate Cortex Activation

 

School of Mind-Body Medicine Chair Donald Moss has been attending the ISNR meeting in Dallas this week, where he taught (with Dr. Fred Shaffer) a competency course in heart rate variability biofeedback and a workshop on ethics and professional standards in Neurofeedback.  Dr. Moss will report in on relevant scientific programs at ISNR.

On Saturday September 21, Dr. Judson Brewer delivered a keynote address:  he discussed the human tendency to “get in one’s own way,” mindfulness practices as a tool for eliminating destructive thinking, the application of mindfulness for addictions treatment, and the use of neuroimaging and neurophenomenology to study correlates of mindfulness and wandering thoughts.

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Two Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine Faculty Members, Drs. Don Moss and Fredric Shaffer, Teach Heart Rhythms Workshop at 2013 Meeting of International Society for Neurofeedback and Research

09/20/2013
Dr. Fred Shaffer and Dr Don Moss at ISNR Conference

 

Two members of the Saybrook School of Mind-Body Medicine faculty presented a workshop on September 16 and 17, 2013 at the annual meeting of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.   Dr. Donald Moss is Chair of the School of Mind-Body Medicine, and Dr. Fredric Shaffer is a part time instructor at Saybrook and a Professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.  Shaffer is also chair of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, which certifies health care professionals for completing basic training and skills mastery in biofeedback, Neurofeedback, pelvic floor disorders, and heart rate variability biofeedback.  Moss is the chair of the BCIA international certification committee, and serves on the BCIA Board,

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Lorenzo Cohen and an Individualized Approach to Cancer Care: Notes from the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)

09/19/2013
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

School of Mind-Body Medicine Chair Donald Moss is attending the ISNR meeting in Dallas this week, where he will be teaching a competency course in heart rate variability biofeedback and a workshop on ethics and professional standards in Neurofeedback.  Dr. Moss will report in on relevant scientific programs at ISNR. 

Today Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, provided a keynote presentation on the relevance of dietary, exercise, and life style changes for cancer prevention, and a review of current research on mind-body practices for cancer. Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. Dr. Cohen is a founding member and past president of the international Society for Integrative Oncology.

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Saybrook University Mind-Body Medicine PhD Student, Michelle Lamasa-Schrader, Accepted as Intern for Center for Mind-Body Medicine

09/18/2013
Michelle Lamasa-Schrader, PhD Student in School of Mind-Body Medicine

 

Michelle LaMasa-Schrader is a PhD student in the Saybrook University  School of Mind-Body Medicine in the Healthcare Practice Specialization, currently in the dissertation research stage.  She reports that her doctoral program has been a turning point in her professional and personal growth.  During the past three years, she served the Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine Community as a member of the Student Academic Review Board Committee, as a Teaching Fellow, and most recently as a mentor to incoming PhD students to support and guide them in their journey toward the PhD. 

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MBM Students Bring Some “Positive Deviance” to the 2013 National Wellness Conference

09/03/2013
Char Conlin and Carrie Phelps

According to a conference presentation made by two Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine students, traditional health programs resemble "quick-fix" solutions, rather than leading to sustained change and long-term health improvements.

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