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Storytelling Event Invites Community to Heal

The Holistic Research Center is focused on gaining knowledge, shifting perspectives, and promoting deeper understanding within the JFKU and the larger Holistic community. We are preparing to embark on a project that will explore sharing stories as a means to reach those goals. In honor of this, The Holistic Research Center at John F. Kennedy [...]

After Sell-Out Crowd, JFKU to Host Encore Screening of “CRAZYWISE” Documentary

Popular Film Exploring Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health Crises Comes to San Jose Campus Following the sold-out screening at JFK University’s Pleasant Hill Campus in July, the documentary feature CRAZYWISE will be returning to JFK University for an encore showing this September. Don’t miss this rare second opportunity to see the film that compels audiences [...]

July 24, 2017|Events, Sport Psychology|

Calling All Competitive Athletes, Weekend Warriors, and Youth-Sports Coaches!

July 24, 2017|Events, Sport Psychology|

Come learn proven, evidence-based techniques for overcoming mental hurdles and improving physical performance from two top experts in the field. On August 12 from 12-1 pm, the JFK University Sport Psychology Department will be welcoming to our Pleasant Hill Campus renowned sport psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall and three-time world-champion triathlete Lesley Paterson. Co-authors of the [...]

July 20, 2017|College of Psychology, Continuing Education|

Guided Imagery: A Psychotheraputic Tool for Healing and Transformation

July 20, 2017|College of Psychology, Continuing Education|

Guided imagery, a therapeutic approach that has had a role in healing traditions for millennia, is increasingly being used in a range of disciplines including medicine, sports performance, leadership and the arts. Imagery has particular relevance for the field of psychology since it is like a Rosetta stone that decodes and translates deep undercurrents at [...]

Community Comes Together for the Holistic Research Symposium

Educators, students, and members of the Holistic community were brought together on Thursday, May 25th to explore big questions at the Holistic Research Center’s Research Symposium. Nearly 50 attendees came out to the John F. Kennedy University Berkeley campus to explore topics ranging from internalized stigma to technology and consciousness, featuring presentations from the Holistic [...]

July 18, 2017|Continuing Education|

Bridging the Gap between Nutrition and Psychology

July 18, 2017|Continuing Education|

John F. Kennedy University is paving the way for formal education in a new area of study that lies between the disciplines of nutrition and psychology. Nutritional Psychology is an applied discipline that provides mental health professionals with psycho-educational tools to support client mood, behavior, and well-being. While Nutritional Psychology utilizes research findings and science [...]

Sport Psychology Seminar Focuses on Para Athletes

For their quarterly professional development seminar in February, JFKU’s Sport Psychology department hosted Dr. Andrea Faull, a sport psychologist and senior lecturer at the University of Worcester whose extensive research and experience working with para athletes is shaping the way the field is adapting to and working with athletes who have physical impairments. With a [...]

July 7, 2017|Events, University News|

JFK University Announces Thursday Soapbox Lecture and Event Series

July 7, 2017|Events, University News|

JFK University is excited to announce the start of a new lecture and event series. Beginning July 13, Thursday Soapbox will be held every Thursday this summer from 7-9 pm at JFK University’s campuses throughout the Bay. Open to the general public, Thursday Soapbox will feature top minds in their respective fields speaking on a [...]

June 2, 2017|VALOR Center|

Meet the new VALOR Center coordinator

June 2, 2017|VALOR Center|

The VALOR Center at JFK University was created to give student veterans the assistance they need to achieve their academic goals. The work of helping veterans transition to campus life, increasing retention rates, improving achievement of their educational and career goals, and providing a higher quality of life is a certainly a group effort; and [...]

May 30, 2017|VALOR Center|

Remembering Our Soldiers on Memorial Day

May 30, 2017|VALOR Center|

What does Memorial Day mean to you? For many, it means pool parties, amusement parks, and hanging with friends. Memorial Day has been branded as the time to throw some dogs on the grill and chug beer with pals while the American flag waves in the background. For others however, it’s a somber day of [...]

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