Tag: Meet Our Community

Bay Area Ayurvedic Physician Teaches Balance in Diet, Activity and Emotional Life to Saybrook University Students


Dr. Anapoori Ramasubramanian joins Mind-Body Medicine Faculty Annapoori (Anu) Ramasubramanian is an new faculty member at the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine and is sharing her knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine in the MBM course Whole Medical Systems: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. A whole medical system is a traditional body of theory and practices… Read more »

Jerrol Kimmel Combines Career in Integrative Health Care with Mentoring College of MBM Students


College of MBM Mentor Jerrol Kimmel Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA, sees her position as a mentor for the Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine program as the culmination of her work as a mind-body specialist since the mid-1980’s.  Jerrol began her career in community mental health and the healing arts in 1975 with a BA in psychology from… Read more »

Embodied Practice for Health and Wellbeing: A Healing Retreat for Mental Health Professionals Experiencing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Introducing Kari M. Allen-Hammer


College of MBM MS Student Kari Allen-Hammer Mental health professionals often work in stressful environments, and are exposed regularly to human suffering.  As a result, they risk emotional and physical exhaustion that can lead to burnout syndrome and compassion fatigue.   For her Master’s project, Kari M. Allen-Hammer described the problems of burnout syndrome and… Read more »

College of Mind-Body Medicine Faculty Member Pursues Optimal Performance: Heather Dermyer, Ph.D.


  Imagine working full-time as a Clinical Psychologist, teaching Ethics for Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine, and working at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) with Olympic hopeful athletes on the Speed-skating, Weightlifting, Women’s Freestyle Wrestling, and Men’s Greco Roman Wrestling Teams.  Heather Dermyer rarely has a day off, yet she enjoys every… Read more »

Spiritism and John of God: Shawn Tassone’s Ph.D. Practicum in Brazil


Each Ph.D. student in Saybrook’s College of Mind-Body Medicine is required to complete a 100 hour practicum at the culmination of the doctoral coursework. Shawn Tassone, a physician and third year Ph.D. student, coordinated a two-week trip to Brazil through Emma Bragdon, the author of Spiritism and Mental Health. Shawn’s plan was to learn about… Read more »

College of Mind-Body Medicine: Master’s Student Applies Mind-Body Skills to Fibromyalgia


Marisa Iacobucci has been managing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia (FM) for 16 years. Because of her personal struggles with FM, she was hesitant to facilitate a Mind Body Skills (MBS) group for people with FM. Marisa did not want to hear about the progression of symptoms because she feared she would think to herself, “…is… Read more »

College of Mind-Body Medicine: New Perspectives on Aging

Introducing Connie S. Corley, MSW, MA, PH.D. Connie Corley has engaged in the field of gerontology for 35 years of her professional career. During that time, she has participated in developing the innovative cultural concepts of Positive Aging and Conscious Aging. The word “gerontology” conjures up an array of thoughts and images about aging, and… Read more »

Meet Our Community: Lynne Shaner, PhD student in Mind-Body Medicine

Lynne is a full-time mind-body specialist based in Washington, DC. She is director of Praxis: Wellness in Life & Work, a wellness practice specializing in mind-body approaches to life. Certified as both a hypnotherapist and a Level-3 Practitioner and Trainer in EFT, Lynne is also a Reiki Master. She brings each of these approaches into… Read more »

Meet Our Community: Andrea Lucie, PhD Student in Mind-Body Medicine

Andrea is a native of Chile who migrated to the United States in 1992. She worked for the Marine Corps as a Recreation Specialist for the past 14 years. Her experience includes Trauma Sensitive Yoga, tai chi, meditation, and martial arts. She has been featured in several publications including the National Journal, the U.S. Medicine… Read more »