UNBOUND: Saybrook Insights with President Nathan Long

UNBOUND: Saybrook Insights with President Nathan Long

Saybrook Insights is brought to you by Saybrook University (www.saybrook.edu). Our podcast is designed to bring you key ideas from our faculty, students, alumni, and the broader community that help advance the health and well-being of all of our communities. As a non-profit, regionally accredited institution of higher learning relentlessly pursuing a more socially just and sustainable world, we believe you will find this podcast renewing and full of actionable ideas that can support better living. Be well! Learn more at www.saybrook.edu.


March 27, 2023 50 min

Grief. Death and dying. Most of us have experienced the death of a loved one, a close friend, or a relative. The range of emotions one can feel ranges from emptiness to searing pain. What, then, is grief all about? Why do we have more acute feelings in some instances than others? How do we address the existential aspects of death while ensuring an honoring of the other in the fullest possible way? And, importantly, what can we do t...

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Welcome to another episode of Saybrook Insights. One of the joys of my time doing Saybrook Insights is the opportunity to interview Saybrookians - past and present - who have contributed to Saybrook's amazing legacy. Individuals like former President Lorne Buchman and numerous alumni shed amazing light on their Saybrook experience and their work in the world regarding impact to advance positive social change. Today, I have the...

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 Welcome to another episode of Saybrook Insights. Over the past year and a half, we've all been touched by the flurry of political posturing resulting in everything from "woke-ism" to critical race theory to trans rights. Despite all of this hyper-posturing, one thing is for certain; there are real people - scores of young kids to adults from marginalized populations - caught in the crossfire of these debates. And th...

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Niki Wikstrom, M.A, discusses how discovering and overcoming her own resistance led to a breakthrough in seeking spirituality through humanistic psychology.

Niki Wikstrom recently earned her M.A. in Psychology in the Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health Specialization at Saybrook. 

Learn more at https://www.saybrook.edu/

#mentalhealth #humanisticpsychology #spirituality #shorts

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Today's Mindfulness Moments Description: In today's guided meditation, Dr. Kristin Jamieson invites you to conjure up a sense of your best self and radiate loving kindness to the loved ones in your life....

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Michael J. Sakuma, Ph.D., discusses his work studying schizophrenia, and how deeper studies reveal what we don’t know about the illness. Topics also include:

· His experience with the study of mindfulness and sleep

· His personal interest in animal welfare and speciesism

· How as a mental health professional he sees the future of mental health in the U.S.

Dr. Sakuma, is the advanced assessment sp...

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We're proud to announce that Saybrook Mindfulness Moments, led by our fabulous Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences faculty & students for the past two+ years, is now live across multiple podcast platforms (including Apple Podcasts) and on YT.  Free for your use, subscribe today on your favorite podcatcher or view on the dedicated YT channel (Mindful Moments - YouTube). Check out today's episode - description be...

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Dr. Ed Mendelowitz, Ph.D., discusses the importance of Dr. Rollo May, a groundbreaking psychologist in the fields of existential and humanistic psychology. Topics include:

· Rollo May’s impact and influence in existential and humanistic psychology

· Being a recipient of the prestigious Rollo May award

· And how his personal journey in psychology led him to Saybrook.

Dr. Mendelowitz. an adjunct fa...

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Dr. Betz King, Psy.D., discusses her personal journey from energy healer to academia and to Saybrook University. Topics include: 

• How mental health can support those without a religious home or spiritual orientation
• The increasing use of animals in supporting mental health
• And her perspective on humanistic psychology.

Dr. King, faculty member in Saybrook’s department of humanistic clinical psychology...

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Portia Rawles, Psy.D., discusses her journey from firefighter to clinical psychologist, the importance of mental health support for our nation's first responders, how race and racism informed her work as a firefighter, and the fascinating book she authored on the first Black women to desegregate the U.S. Fire Service.

Dr. Rawles, faculty and specialization coordinator in Saybrook’s department of humanistic clinical psychology, ...

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In this episode of Saybrook Insights, Alumna Arielle Dance discusses a range of topics including her early work to bring light on women's health, specifically endometriosis; her new book, and what she's doing now with respect to advancing change in her community. Her interview is an inspiring listen! 

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Vanessa Brown, Psy.D., joins the UNBOUND Saybrook Insights podcast to discuss the powerful history of humanistic psychology and its relevance today, the mental health crisis and how trained professionals

can address it, her work elevating women in the psychology field, and tips for applying to Saybrook’s Clinical Psychology program.

Dr. Brown has more than 10 years of clinical experience in providing humanisticall...

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Isaac Martinez, Ph.D., joins Saybrook University President Nathan Long, Ed.D., on UNBOUND to discuss the ongoing trauma associated with school shootings and how we can support those communities

affected by such incidents, how to promote the importance of mental health to young people, his dedicated work on suicide prevention, and so much more.

Dr. Martinez is a faculty member in the humanistic and clinical psychol...

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Matthew Nehmer, Ph.D., joins Saybrook University President Nathan Long, Ed.D., on UNBOUND to discuss the unique law degree programs offered by The Colleges of Law, the benefits of a community approach to building collaboration among colleges and universities, and how institutions can stay abreast of the many changes affecting students, faculty, and higher education.

Dr. Matthew Nehmer is president of The Colleges of Law, a nonprofit...

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A fundamental part of Saybrook University and its growth, Dr. Moss has his roots in the existential and phenomenological understanding of mental and physical health. As the dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, he has been on the cutting edge of humanistic approaches to healing, including mind-body medicine.

Dr. Moss and Dr. Long engage in a detailed discussion regarding:
• The future of int...

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Dr. Tafreshi was born in Iran before emigrating to the United States. Although she grew up during the Iran and Iraq war, she experienced a closeness with her family in Iran. In addition to Iran and the U.S., she has lived in Chile, Brazil, Singapore, China, and Dubai. This experience has contributed to her completing her Ph.D. in International Psychology from The Chicago School as well as her work as a faculty member in mind-body m...

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Cassondra Jackson joins Saybrook University President Nathan Long, Ed.D., on UNBOUND to discuss the importance of community advocacy work involving racial and social justice, why the education system should raise awareness with respect to anti-racism work, how integrative health can empower communities of color, and much more.

Jackson is a community education and engagement specialist and current student at Saybrook Univer...

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Robyn Parker, Ph.D., joins Saybrook University President Nathan Long, Ed.D., on the UNBOUND: Saybrook Insights podcast to discuss adaptive leadership in complicated social environments, managing change in academia, and how higher education professionals can successfully innovate and adapt during times of change. 

Dr. Parker is Saybrook University’s chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs. She is...

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In this episode, Saybrook alumna and faculty member, Dr. Megan Ratcliffe discusses systems thinking and its impact on organizations of all types, the role of social justice in systems approaches
and how we can support businesses to achieve stronger, sustainable outcomes and still maintain profitability.

Dr. Ratcliffe is an alumna and core faculty at Saybrook--not to mention a mom, partner, auntie, friend, activist, da...

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In this episode, Saybrook faculty member Dr. Cynthia Palmisano discusses the definition of neurodiversity and her work with neurodivergent clients, including assessing individuals on the autism spectrum. Dr. Palmisano also discusses her approach to research and teaching in clinical psychology, working with incarcerated populations, transgender individuals, and more!

As a trained forensic and clinical psychologist, Dr. Palm...

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