Message from the Dean
- Professionals from all levels of higher education, including faculty, graduate students, alumni, staff, and administrators, are invited to submit proposals for consideration.
- Professional practitioners of holistic healing modalities are also invited to submit proposals for consideration.
- Proposals must indicate a session type: thematic, practice, interactive, or poster.
- Proposal length 150 to 250 words, plus a bio up to 150 words.
- Indicate whether you would like to participate also in a panel discussion overview of the Symposium general theme.
- The submission deadline is Monday, May 1st, 2017 at midnight PDT (07:00 UTC).
- The conference committee will begin reviewing proposals after May 1st. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of May.
- Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the conference committee.
- Up to four outstanding proposals will be granted free admission to the conference.
- Includes a community social hour for networking.
- The Conference will include interfacing with professionals, researchers, faculty, students, and the CIHS community. We will be hosting a social hour for networking.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean
Dear CIHS Community,
This quotation always seems fitting when talking about CIHS and its outstanding students. CIHS is an institution invested in bringing forth the light of subtle energy studies and its related fields, such as integral science research, clinical/integral psychology and consciousness studies/comparative religion & philosophy. Recently, CIHS celebrated the graduation of 8 alumni, who are already working in the their respective fields inciting change and bringing new invigorated thought into the fields of education, non-profit leadership, authorship, work with refugees, creating protocols to heal horses from trauma (from which Chiara won an award at ISSSEM), domestic violence, just to name a few of the exciting fields in which CIHS graduates work.
Becoming educated in the higher realms is about bringing light to those areas that need it, both in the pursuit and application of that education. Pursuing a degree on the cutting edge of graduate education is about dispelling myth, illusion, and darkness for what is not true or destructive in our healthcare, education, and government systems. CIHS students are pioneers in their pursuit of creative and revolutionary practice as this takes courage. CIHS supports this type of visionary work and creates a supportive community with mutually enriching interests where your personal research interests are supported by faculty and administration.
The California Institute for Human Science creates a safe and challenging haven for our students who are on the journey toward innovative higher education. While pursuing their degree, they academically and spiritually are held in a space of intellectual exploration while pushing the boundaries of thought/science and often themselves. The subtle energy community has many facets and graduate school (or Bachelor of Arts completion) is but one part. During this past graduation, one could see the impact our CIHS graduates are already making on the world by their use of their knowledge through practical application, such as working with refugees, families touched by domestic violence, and creating a protocol for healing horse’s trauma from racing, for example. The larger CIHS community, including the new independent governing board, ensures a safe and challenging space for these pioneers as well.
It is not easy being a visionary. Dr. Motoyama knew that and created CIHS as a place where the iconoclast or maverick can work out of isolation, personally and professionally. It takes courage and mettle to pursue research, practice, and innovative interests that go against the grain. It is important to have a scholarly community behind you as well as to be connected to a larger network of people in the subtle energy field. At an event such as CIHS graduation, the cohesiveness of the group is palpable in its pursuit of the higher goals of wholeness and optimum health. CIHS is proud to be a leader in such a burgeoning filed.
Currently, CIHS just began its Fall quarter of classes and welcomed six new students, all with innovative ideas and searching for a supportive environment in which to pursue their own visionary ideas. The Winter 2017 quarter begins January 9, and there is still time to apply for that upcoming quarter. If you are interested in seeing how CIHS can help support you in your educational, professional, and personal goals of earning a Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Integral Health (biophysics emphasis available), Clinical or Integral Psychology, and Comparative Religion and Philosophy from an eastern perspective (Bachelor of Arts completion program in Integral Studies is available as well), I am happy to discuss how your interests and goals fit in with our niche curriculum. We can set up an appointment to speak on the phone or for you to visit the campus and meet in person. You can also meet with our Program Directors, Dr. Thomas Brophy (Thomas_Brophy@cihs.edu), Executive Dean, who runs the Integral Health and Sciences program,w or Dr. Ji Hyang Padma (JiHyang_Padma@cihs.edu) who runs our Comparative Religion and Philosophy Department. Please feel free to reach out to them, too, for program specific information.
CIHS looks forward to helping guide you in the journey toward your truth and pursuit of higher professional goals.