In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month which both take place in April, Saybrook’s Dr. Beth Haggett, one of the leading advocates of using Mind-Body Medicine techniques to address the trauma of sexual abuse, was featured on Cyrus Web’s Blogtalk Radio April 27.
Saybrook student Joel Sereboff is completing his Ph.D. dissertation this semester in the Creativity Studies specialization in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. His research includes narrative inquiry and an autoethnographic exploration of his own creative process as an inventor. In this interview Sereboff explains his reasons for doing the research, and doing it at Saybrook.
Saybrook University Faculty Mary Beth Augustine spoke on April 16 and 17th at the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2015 annual meeting. She presented the opening session on "Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition: Standards of Practice and Professional Performance," and the closing session on the "Science, Art & Practice of Dietary Supplements."
John H. "Jack" Zenger offers Webinar on Leadership Development and Consulting through Saybrook University on April 2904/20/2015
Legendary executive coach and corporate consultant Dr. "Jack" Zenger will provide a Webinar on leadership development and the consulting process, for Saybrook University's School of Mind-Body Medicine on April 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM Pacific. He will address students in a healthcare consulting skills class taught by Beth Haggett, LCSW, PhD, and others are welcome to participate in the Webinar.
Carrie Phelps, PhD, BCC, CWWS, is a cancer survivor and an integrative wellness entrepreneur. She has over 25 years of experience in the wellness and integrative medicine profession. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. She also serves on faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and is board certified coach. Carrie was recently appointed to the National Wellness Institute Board of Directors. Her mission to co-create the next evolution of health promotion that energizes well-being, expands potential, fosters fulfillment, and enriches lives.
Mind-Body Medicine is an aspect of an integrative healthcare model that includes various evidence-based healing modalities that utilize the mind’s capacity to improve the body’s function, and vice versa. The science of mind-body medicine shows how the workings of the mind—to include emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes—directly affects biological health.
On January 25, 2015, at Saybrook’s Spring Residential Conference for the Schools of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Clinical Psychology, and Organizational Leadership and Transformation, students and faculty put on a community-wide event, “The Butterfly Effect: The Art and Performance of Social Transformation.”
Saybrook University faculty and students made a major impact at the recent annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Jacksonville, Florida, held March 27-31. Long-term faculty member Stanley Krippner, PhD, made the opening plenary address of the conference with a speech entitled, “Healing Ceremonies of Shamans and Survival of the Suggestibles”.
Self-Care is at the Heart of All Healthcare: Podcasts from Saybrook Doctoral Student Francinne Lawrence and Graduate Dr. Lynne Shaner04/08/2015
In conjunction with Cancer Awareness month, national media is focusing on innovation and advancements for those living with cancer. BlogTalk Radio tapped into the expertise and wisdom of two Saybrook University trained practitioners in recent radio interviews (April 6 & 7).
Starting with the perspective that self-care is at the heart of all healthcare, both interviews demonstrate how people are interested in learning new skills and adopting a better way of looking at wellness. Dr. Shaner’s interview reports her research that provides new evidence on the efficacy of meditation for better living, not only for oncology patients but for caretakers, family members, and humans. Francinne Lawrence’s innovation launched THRIVE, improving the experience of cancer survivors in her region every day through self-care and creative expression.
Saybrook Doctoral Student Deborah Klein Undertakes Case Study Research on Individuals who Have Successfully Maintained Weight Loss Goals04/06/2015
Deborah Klein, MS, RD, calls herself a Livitician® coach, a term she coined as an alternative to dietician, because she bases her practice on a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach to living well and living fully. She has been counseling clients on nutrition and fitness for over 20 years. Her mission is to educate others on achieving optimal wellness through balanced eating, intrinsic coaching, and exercise.
Deborah works closely with a gynecologist, Dr. Prudence Hall, who specializes in Integrative Medicine. With Dr. Hall’s patients, Deborah uses her knowledge of nutrition and exercise in conjunction with various mind-body medicine techniques to help these patients generate successful and meaningful life changes.
“When doctors and other health care providers can work together to coordinate patient care, patients receive higher quality care and we all see lower costs.” (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Alexis Blount is a doctoral student at Saybrook’s School of Mind-Body Medicine. She is also a family nurse practitioner providing care coordination and integrated health services at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.