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"Bridging the Science of Emotion with Contemplative Traditions" with Margaret Kemeny (sample)

This teleseminar journeys to the frontiers of stress and healing with Dr. Margaret Kemeny, who is Professor of Psychiatry and director of a joint PhD program in Health Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience between the UCSF and UC Berkeley campuses. She talks with host Marilyn Schlitz, identifying the links between psychological factors, the immune system and health. Dr. Kemeny has made important contributions to our understanding of the ways in which one's thoughts and feelings shape biological responses to stress.

"Nature and the Human Soul" with Bill Plotkin (sample)

Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of global crisis, this teleseminar introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when we allow soul and nature to guide us. In his new book, Nature and the Human Soul, depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

"The Master in the Grove of Elders" with Bill Plotkin

Getting old is not the same thing as becoming an elder, and in our times, a true elder is a rare and precious gift. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin has developed a model of eight stages of human development. He says that most people in western society do not progress beyond the third stage and as a result, we have few true adults and fewer elders.

In this teleseminar, Bill Plotkin paints a vision of elderhood as it is for a few and could be for many. He inspires us to realize that true elderhood is a goal worthy of aspiration. And it’s never too late!

"Psychology of the Future" with Stanislav Grof

In the last five decades, psychedelic therapy and other avenues of modern consciousness research have revealed a rich array of “anomalous” phenomena that have undermined some of the most basic assumptions of modern psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy concerning consciousness and the human psyche in health and disease. Many of these observations are so radical that they question the basic philosophical assumptions of materialistic science.

"Whole Person Healthcare" with Ilene Serlin

In this teleseminar Dr. Ilene Serlin, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, talks with host, Marilyn Schlitz, about an interdisciplinary collaborative health care model which is defined in the three volume book set she edited: Whole Person Healthcare. Ilene provides the historical context on the use of music and movement in the ‘backrooms’ of hospitals.  She tells of her international experience with non-verbal communication and integration of eastern and western healing practices.


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