Dear CIHS Community Members,
Our June newsletter has several articles detailing our exciting summer events. First, there is announcement from our Dean, Dr. Hope Umansky, about the Summer course schedule. Registration week is June 11 to 15. You must register during this week to receive the discounted rate per unit. After this week, tuition is at the regular rate.
We are also excited to introduce our new Integral Sciences Consultant at CIHS. Dr. Thomas Brophy will coordinate Integral Sciences related programs, and he will teach “Basic Notions of Biophysics” on campus this Summer. Dr. Brophy has been important to the school’s development over the last fifteen years, and we are thrilled to welcome him back. If you are interested in the program or courses in subtle energy studies, you can reach him at Thomas_Brophy@cihs.edu.
Our annual Subtle Energy Science Conference: Art & Practice of Consciousness and Healing. Again, is an invaluable opportunity to learn, explore, and experience subtle energy science and practice. If you register before July 1, there is a special rate of $395. It will be an immersion weekend at CIHS that begins with Friday dinner and speakers, as well as breakfast and lunch, Saturday and Sunday. The conference will present the most recent research by prominent speakers such as Drs. William Tiller, Claude Swanson, Beverly Rubik, to name just a few. All presentations will have an experiential component. (Please view the entire program schedule from here.
Hideki Baba, Ph.D.
Message from the Dean:
Dear CIHS Community,
Are you up for the challenge? Lately, I have found myself asking CIHS prospective students that question. Each week, I meet with prospective students who are all remarkable in their own way. Some come from Ivy League schools with stellar academic records; some are already professionals, healing arts practitioners, and psychotherapists who want to establish their practice in further study. Some individuals desire to take their personal development and spiritual education further by learning about the discipline of their field. They all come to CIHS with the hopes of studying a curriculum that is on the frontier in consciousness-based education. They are attracted to CIHS because our curriculum is based entirely on a mind-body-spirit paradigm that is grounded in academic rigor. Although CIHS’ curriculum is on the cutting edge of education, we have been strongly established as a graduate school that is proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall. In particular, the CIHS student has a unique opportunity to earn Master’s and Doctorate degrees (BA completion, too) while working on the absolute frontier in the healing arts, psychology, integral health, comparative religion and philosophy, and subtle energy studies. In clinical psychology, the CIHS student has the opportunity to earn a licensure track degree that emphasizes holistic thought and a mind-body-spirit paradigm, a world away from the emphasis on the medical model. In comparative religion and philosophy, the CIHS student has the opportunity to pursue this discipline from a non-western, non-Judeo Christian perspective. Additionally, Integral Health, an interdisciplinary degree, provides students the opportunity to concentrate in subtle energy studies by designing a program that draws from the strengths of CIHS’ comprehensive curriculum. Despite the many educational opportunities available, the question, are you up for the challenge, is real because CIHS is in its own niche as a graduate school.
Being a maverick has its risks. All people on the frontier of cultural changes in consciousness will tell you that it takes courage to take a risk on a non-traditional school. Hence, I find myself asking the CIHS prospective students if they are up for the challenge in pursuing an out-of-the-box graduate education. For CIHS students already enrolled, I commend you on accepting the challenge. An educated world is a better world, and CIHS’ mission is to educate students in this new paradigm to help transform healthcare, psychology, research, subtle energy studies, and academics, to name just a few of the impacted areas. You are all mavericks and contributors to ushering in a better, more conscious age. We feel privileged to help educate you along the way.
CIHS welcomes all like-minded people to experience the larger CIHS community at the Summer annual conference, July 20-22, Subtle Energy Science: Art & Practice of Consciousness and Healing. We will explore the heart and science of subtle energy studies, science, practice, research, and the practical application of studying the human biofield. CIHS’ conference will examine the theoretical basis and provide practical application of its many uses on the frontier of healing, research, and science through experiential and research based presentations. Throughout the weekend, you will have the opportunity to play, apply, and study with the tools and theories presented. The Summer Annual Conference also coincides with CIHS’ 20th anniversary. Please come and join us in experiencing the excitement of being steeped in the new paradigm of change. There is a special rate until July 1. CIHS students receive 20% off the pre-registration rate (unless taking it for credit). http://www.cihs.edu/index.php/events/
Along those same lines, we are happy to announce the Summer 2012 course schedule. If you have any questions about your course program and/or would like an appointment to either see me in person or speak by telephone, please contact me: Hope_Umansky@cihs.edu
Summer 2012, Course Schedule, Registration week June 11-15 (special rate). After June 15, the regular tuition rate applies. The Summer quarter begins July 2.
Topic of Special Interest: Subtle Energy Science (2 units) – CIHS annual conference plus academic paper, under the direction of Dr. Hope Umansky
Counseling and Communication Skills – Dr. Roger Cavnaugh – CIHS core course requirement, all programs
Topic of Special Interest: Subtle Energy Studies, Energy Medicine Theory and Application I, Dr. Michelle Dexter, all students (Part I of a 3-part series on energy medicine/psychology. Upon completion of all three modules, student will also earn a “Certificate of Completion.”) Open to non-student members of the CIHS community, upon approval by the Dean.
Family Violence and Child Abuse: Assessment and Reporting (Psychology Licensure requirement, MFT & PhD) – Dr. Sharon Mijares, clinical psychology students
Study of East/West: Philosophy and Ethics, Dr. Mali Burgess, Comparative Religion and Philosophy students, core requirement.
Basic Notions of Biophysics, Dr. Thomas Brophy, on campus, students working with or interested in subtle energy sciences, core for LP & elective for all programs.
Topic of Special Interest: Life Force, Dr. Claude Swanson, elective all programs; open to non-student members of the CIHS community, upon approval by the Dean.
If you are curious about how CIHS can support you on your professional and educational goals, please feel free to call, email, or, even better, set up an appointment with me. There are many ways to be involved with the CIHS community, in addition to enrolling in one of our innovative graduate degree programs. CIHS offers a BA completion program as well. I welcome all like-minded individuals to look at how our niche graduate school can support you on the path professionally, educationally, and personally. Join us for this Summer’s Annual Conference (July 20-22) and as we pursue academic degrees that honor the whole person. Hope to see you on campus.
Hope Umansky, PhD