Archives For: November 2013

School of Mind-Body Medicine Student, Rowan Silverberg, Teaches Yoga to Medical Students at Case Western Reserve University Medical School

Rowan Silverberg and the Case Western Reserve University Medical Student Class

Rowan Silverberg is a master's student in the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine.  In October 2013 she had an opportunity to introduce medical students at Case Western Reserve University Medical School to Yoga.  She was invited by Dr. Sue Wish-Baratz, an anatomy professor at the Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, to address two groups of 80 second year medical students during "Musculoskeletal Week," on the use of Yoga to create structural alignment, as well as physical and psychological resilience.

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School of Mind-Body Medicine Student, Sarah Ness, Completes Doctoral Dissertation on Burnout and Spiritual Engagement in Trauma Workers

Dr. Sarah Ness, new PhD graduate of Saybrook School of Mind-Body Medicine

Sarah Ness recently completed her PhD in Mind-Body Medicine with her dissertation research on burnout and spiritual engagement in trauma workers. As a trauma worker herself, Sarah has spent the last eight years working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at a crisis shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina. She knows the intensity of trauma work, and she is passionate about finding ways to maintain the health and well-being of trauma workers to ensure sustainable quality of care and effective services for trauma survivors. 

In her dissertation study titled "Transcending Burnout: A Mixed Methods Study on Spiritual Engagement and Holistic Health Effects of Trauma Work," Sarah comprehensively examined the work-related stress and burnout symptoms in trauma workers and the role of spiritual engagement as a protective/restorative factor. With 310 participants from across the country, data was collected via on-line surveys using burnout and spirituality scales as well as qualitative questions on work-related stress and spiritual engagement.

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New School of MBM Instructor Deborah Wilcox Presents Poster on Building Communities of Wellness, for American Public Health Association

Poster on Building Communities of Wellness


Dr. Deborah Wilcox recently joined the adjunct faculty of Saybrook University's School of Mind-Body Medicine.  Dr. Wilcox holds a master's degree in public administration, a master's in clinical community counseling, and a doctorate in counseling education. She has previously served as an instructor at Kent State University, the University of Dayton, Union Institute, and the University of Cincinnati, providing instruction in multi-cultural counseling, adolescent development, public health administration, and grant writing.

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