Message from the Dean
Hi CIHS Community,
I hope this newsletter finds you well and settled into the New Year. We just began a new quarter at CIHS and want to welcome the several new students who started this quarter. If you see them in your classes, please extend a warm CIHS welcome to them.
If you are curious about how earning a degree at CIHS might support you professionally or personally, please do not hesitate to contact me. Our students come to us with impressive backgrounds and impressive, ambitious visions for how they want to integrate a Master’s degree or PhD into their current working lives (or even envision an entirely new career). We also have a Bachelor of Arts completion program that is designed to “roll” into our Master of Arts in Integral Health. The student profiles for our degrees all differ. Many in Comparative Religion and Philosophy are yoga teachers (or have a disciplined practice) or spiritual seekers/writers who want to deepen their context and knowledge through a thorough graduate education into the study of comparative religion and philosophy from a consciousness based perspective. Many of our Integral Health students are healing practitioners of some sort or yoga teachers who seek to have or currently have and want to nurture their own private healing practice where they see clients by deepening their knowledge and expertise. We also have a “corporate” group of Integral Health students who have businesses of their own and they want to bring in a holistic integrative vision into that work. Many who begin a study in Integral Health work in educational and the nonprofit sector. Some also are writers, researchers, and desire to have a workshop or speaker circuit on holistic health and consciousness. There are two distinct types of students in our PhD in Clinical Psychology program. Those who are licensure track who want to benefit from having a more integrative curriculum even though they are taking traditional licensure track classes. Then there are those who are in the integral psychology track within the PhD in Clinical Psychology program. They desire to have practices more focused on healing and work under a “Consultant” or “Coach” label.
If any of these profiles intrigue you, please let us know if you would like an information packet by sending your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org OR simply stop by the office and pick up one. If you are unsure but something in the above resonates with you, I am happy to set up an in person or phone appointment to talk more about how your goals my align with CIHS’ educational mission. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are curious, please do not miss our Annual Open House January 27 from 530-730 pm. All are welcome to come and meet our community that includes current students, alumni, faculty, and the general community. Please RSVP to Tamiko at email@example.com as it is a community potluck. There are many ways to be a part of our community so please do not be shy. We are a welcoming group of like minds who feel they found a home.
We are also excited to announce the title and dates of our annual Summer Subtle Energy Conference, Forefront Consciousness & Healing Science Research: Reports from the Field on July 8 & 9, 2017 on our beautiful Encinitas campus. This year we will be focused on what the local San Diego community is doing in innovative subtle energy and forefront consciousness studies research. Stay tuned for a Request for Proposals to present will be announced soon. Please save the date and be aware that more details will be forthcoming. It is always a sell-out event so make sure you reserve your spot when registration opens. Attending this conference is also a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the CIHS community.
Our next academic quarter begins April 3, 2017 and registration for Spring quarter is March 20-24. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for questions or comments. Have a wonderful Winter season.