Envisioning transformative social change

How Saybrook University scholar-activists can bring about positive social change visions, strategies, and solutions for the world. By Joel Federman, Ph.D.  We are living in a time of transformative social change. Around the world, people are becoming aware and connected in very different ways than ever before. We have increased access to information about the… Read more »

Saybrook nutrition student on Integrative and Functional Nutrition in clinical practice

Brianne Morwood - student of Saybrook’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition Program

  Brianne Morwood, RD, CD, LDN, is  a dietitian and a student in the first cohort of Saybrook’s new Master’s of Science Program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. Another student in this cohort, Karmen Gregg, is interviewing the cohort members and creating blog postings about each.  Here are Brianne’s responses to a series of interview… Read more »

Saybrook doctoral student creates blog series on mindfulness and self-care

Shannon McLain, MS, is a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences

Shannon McLain, MS, is a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. She recently led a workshop for members of the community at The Healing Space, in Houston Texas, focusing on self-care and self-compassion.  Here she blogs about her the importance of self-compassion, and some initial self-care practices to build self-compassion…. Read more »

Saybrook doctoral student on prescribing self-care to clients and providers

Robin Dickey - Saybrook University Doctoral Student

Robin Dickey, a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, provided a presentation for social workers, therapists, and nurses on the importance of self-care on April 6, 2016.  This event, which qualified attendees for CEU credit, was called The Knowledge Cafe and was held at the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth,… Read more »

Saybrook instructor speaks on integrative approaches to palliative care

Leila Kozak - Saybrook University Faculty

  Leila Kozak, PhD,is the Director of Integrative Medicine in Palliative Care for Paliativos Sin Fronteras (Palliative Care Providers Without Borders).  She is a Saybrook University graduate and an instructor in the Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Kozak is currently a “Clinical Champion” at the Office of Patient-Centered Care and Culture Transformation… Read more »

Saybrook graduate recognized for e-presentation on Hijiki

Dr. Shirai's e-poster

Tamami Shirai, PhD, is a recent graduate of Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shirai was awarded third prize for her e-poster presentation within the residency/student category at the Natural Supplements 2016 conference, held by Scripps in San Diego in January 2016. Since the completion of her doctoral degree, Tamami Shirai… Read more »

Saybrook dean conducts free webinar on heart rate variability training

Donald Moss - Saybrook University Dean

Heart rate variability (HRV) is the moment to moment fluctuation in heart rate, or the variation in the small segment of time between heart beats.  Human beings with higher heart rate variability experience better general health, wellness, and resilience.  Persons with lowered heart rate variability are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and a variety… Read more »

Saybrook University student in mind-body medicine conducts Shamanic training program

Kimberly Errigo - student in the MS program in Mind-Body Medicine

Kimberly Errigo is a student in the Saybrook University Master’s of Science program in Mind-Body Medicine. She is a human behavior expert with almost two decades of experience as a shamanic leadership coach and is a respected transformational teacher. Her shamanic training program, ELEVATE, offers a way for students to grow their consciousness, heal the… Read more »

Saybrook doctoral student, Avn Sturm, completes qualitative research study on the doctor-patient healing relationship in Ayurveda

Avn Sturm - graduate of the Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.

Avn Sturm is a new graduate of the Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.  She earned the Ph.D. with doctoral dissertation research on the doctor-patient relationship in Ayurvedic Medicine, the traditional medicine of India. Here she blogs about her own healing journey. Dr. Sturm will now be studying Ayurvedic Medicine herself, at… Read more »

Saybrook University nutrition webinar on fit versus frail: Nutrition and exercise for maintaining strength, function, and independence while aging

Dr. Jeannemarie Beiseigel, Director of the MS degree program in integrative and functional nutrition

Saybrook’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences presents an online webinar on maintaining strength and independence while aging.  The speaker is Dr. Jeannemarie Beiseigel, Director of the Saybrook University Master’s of Science degree program in integrative and functional nutrition. The webinar is available on YouTube: This webinar is part of the YouTube series: “Saybrook… Read more »