Why one psychologist took clinical hypnosis to ‘heart’

Dr. Flavio Epstein, a heart failure/transplant psychologist, wasn’t quite sure what results would come from being a first-time attendee at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop. He was pleasantly surprised to get clinical hypnosis experience, a warm welcome from other medical professionals, and new ideas to help heart transplant… Read more »

‘Visions of Warriors’ brings attention to ongoing PTSD concerns for veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reportedly affects approximately 7.7 million American adults, with members of the military as one of the high-risk groups. After experiencing severe trauma or life-threatening events, the mind and body will either go into mobilization mode (fight-or-flight) or immobilization. When the nervous system is unable to return to its normal state of… Read more »

Saybrook University: Be Ready for Change

Recently, we asked several of our students, alumni, and faculty what Saybrook University means to them. Their answers were striking. What quickly emerged from our conversations was that Saybrook was an experience more than an education. Everyone we spoke to pointed to the transformation that they experienced at Saybrook University, and how that transformation has… Read more »

How to Become a Licensed Mental Health Professional

Are you considering a career as a licensed mental health professional? Does pursuing a career as a licensed counselor seem overwhelming? Don’t panic. You’re not alone. The field of psychology, in particular counseling psychology, can be difficult to navigate. There are a host of different programs, degrees, and paths that can lead you toward becoming… Read more »

The Balloon

By Kent Becker, Ed.D.  Dean, College of Social Sciences Education Beyond Borders: Immigration in Contexts provided students and faculty the opportunity to take part in a study abroad course that examined global topics from a multi-disciplinary lens. Dr. Kent Becker reflects on how this experience in Berlin impacted him by highlighting the challenges that refugees face… Read more »

The Happiness Habit: Cultivating a Positive Mindset Through Mindfulness, Optimism, and Gratitude

by Shannon McLain, M.S. Shannon McLain, a Saybrook University student, explores the concepts of mindfulness, optimism, and gratitude, and how each of these can offer a path to maintaining positivity even in the most challenging situations. Viktor Frankl once said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human… Read more »

Managing Holiday Stress: An Integrative Approach

By Luann Drolc Fortune, LMT, Ph.D.  Director of Instructional Excellence, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences A faculty member from Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences shares tips for staying grounded and minimizing stress during the December holiday season. It is perhaps no wonder that people of many faiths have chosen the darkest… Read more »