By Nathan Long, Ed.D. Saybrook University President I have had some significant time to think about a great deal with respect to our wonderful Saybrook University. As a non-profit, private, regionally accredited institution conceived in 1964 and officially launched in the mid-1970s, the original idea put forward by established scholars like Rollo May, Abraham Maslow,… Read more »

Feldenkrais research journal returns

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  Saybrook University Mind-Body Medicine student and Feldenkrais Method practitioner revives a critical venue for scholarly discourse. By Cliff Smyth, M.S., Ph.D. Student What is the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education? Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais once wrote: “Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality… Read more »

Envisioning transformative social change

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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 »