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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 [...]

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 [...]

May 23, 2017|Sport Psychology, University News|

Sport Psychology Faculty Published in Journals, Books

May 23, 2017|Sport Psychology, University News|

Sport Psychology Program Chair, Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, and Research Director and core faculty member, Megan Byrd, have both been busy adding their voices to the sport psychology literature. Here’s a roundup of their latest contributions. Dr. Pope-Rhodius co-authored the article titled, “The relationship between stress and coping in table tennis,” which was recently published in [...]

May 22, 2017|#EducationForChange, College of Psychology|

Embracing Our Futures as Developing Leaders: The Resilience and Strengths of Young Latinas and Their Families

May 22, 2017|#EducationForChange, College of Psychology|

Jessica Moniz, Special Projects Coordinator at JFKUCCC The Latino culture has become so intertwined with American culture, it’s virtually impossible to tell them apart. While some indicators including language still remain to discern a difference, even those markers are being swallowed up as Latinos/as continue to assimilate into this country’s society. While America [...]

May 19, 2017|Consciousness & Transformative Studies|

By the Verde River

May 19, 2017|Consciousness & Transformative Studies|

Here, where the river slips           like Sanskrit From the mouths of rocks, And the hawks in blue swing Above the mistletoe, And the dropped              sun         does nothing On the water's face;   Where I sway by plum-colored currents, This as grass, and mad As a hermit, mad with prayer, In a hovel [...]

May 17, 2017|Events, Holistic Psychology|

Holistic Research Center Gains Momentum with Research Retreat

May 17, 2017|Events, Holistic Psychology|

On Friday, March 31st the Holistic Research Center hosted a Research Planning Retreat: Pushing the Limits of Knowing in Psychotherapy which was held on the Berkeley Campus.   Zvi Bellin, PhD., Director of the Holistic Research Center, welcomed over a dozen participants in what soon would be a think tank for the role of Holistic paradigms [...]

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