Holistic Health Lecture Series

Announcing a series of public discussions with community thought leaders
about integrative solutions for today’s health concerns:

Integrating 3 Dimensions of Health & Healing – Self, Culture & Nature

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30, HSS 306

All meetings are open and free to the campus community. Join us…

September 7
Health Medicine – A Call for Major Medical Reform & Inclusion of Complementary & Alternative Therapies, with Len Saputo, MD.  Dr. Saputo’s wisdom, based on 40 years of practicing primary-care medicine, is the basis for his new book: A Return to Healing: http://www.areturntohealing.com

September 14
Top Health Concerns & Natural Health Care Strategies: Change Your Health, Change the World with Jeff Fawcett, PhD, co-producer of the weekly “Your Own Health & Fitness” program on KPFA radio and co-author, Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health.  Dr. Fawcett also has a health education consulting practice, working with individuals in making informed health and medical decisions.  http://www.yourownhealthandfitness.org

September 21
Mindfulness, Imagery & Inner Resources for Health & Happiness with Leslie Davenport, MS, MFT, author: Healing and Transformation Through Self Guided Imagery, and founding member of the Institute for Health
& Healing, California Pacific Medical Center and James Barez, long-time meditation teacher and author of the book and 10 week course: Awakening Joy – 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness.

September 28
Mind, Stress & Biology – Recent Findings in Health Psychology, Ellisa Epel, PhD, faculty, Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSF. Her focus: stress and cell aging — factors that age you or protect you.  http://psych.ucsf.edu/faculty.aspx  and Janet Tomiyama, PhD, UCSF Center for Health and Community. Her focus: diet, stress and health. http://www.hss.ucsf.edu/scholar_tomiyama_janet.html

October 5
Health Benefits & Ancient Wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda, Stephanie Snyder, a respected and inspirational yoga teacher: http://stephaniesnyder.com/about  and Shunya Pratichi Mathur, lineage holder, master teacher in the Vedic tradition, and Founder and Spiritual Director of Vedika Global: http://www.vedikaglobal.org

October 12
Best of Bioneers Film Festival – Highlights of Past Conferences  (during the week of this year’s conference: http://www.bioneers.org)  Bioneers, bio-social pioneers, explore ecological and social solutions for today’s crises.

October 19
Midterm Break – No Speakers this Week  (HH670- class discussion and integration)

Topics (speakers TBA) for October 26, November 2 and  9 include:
Land Use, Housing & Health: an expert panel discussing the history of land use and tenure, housing costs and cultural inventions to support access to and affordability of land and housing.

Rethinking Our Relationship with Water: A dialogue between experts about the quality, treatment and intake of water for personal health, local watershed issues and the future of Bay Area water and beyond.

Creating a Sharing Economy: we will explore Caring Economic Inventions (CEI) –  alternatives to the current, debt-based economy  – measures, policies and practices which value and promote caretaking / caring for each other, our communities, and the natural environment – the most essential human work on the planet?  Examples include: new measurements of economic health / well-being, sustainable community indicators, time dollars, tax credits for caring activities, complementary currencies, support networks for caregivers, etc.

November 16
Engaging the Other – Valuing our Differences & Finding Common Ground
Exploring how to move beyond our polarized worldviews, negative stereotypes, enemy images, scapegoating, and artificial barriers of distrust that divide us and limit human society and possibility. Acknowledging the 5th Annual Conference on Engaging The Other: The Power of Compassion, Nov. 19-21, 2010, Sonoma State University: http://www.cbiworld.org/Pages/Conferences_ETO.htm

November 23 –  Thanksgiving Recess – No Public Discussion this Week

November 30
Physical & Social Structures for Successful Community Living – From Co-Housing to Eco-villages
Chuck Durrett and Mellissa Seaman will share keys to designing the social and physical structures that support a thriving community, and how intentional communities can offer a sustainable and joyful lifestyle. Charles Durrett, is an award-winning architect and author, credited with bringing cohousing to the US: http://www.cohousingco.com  His unique skills led him to be selected to design the new Early Child Education Center on our campus.  Mellissa Seaman, JD, is a past public interest lawyer, now co-founder of Avalon Springs, a retreat center and eco-village: http://www.avalonsprings.org/team.htm

Event Sponsors & Information: The HH Learning Center, HSS 329. (415) 338-6416, Call, visit or online: http://www.sfsu.edu/~holistic HHLC is part of The Institute for Holistic Health Studies and home to student organizations: The Holistic Health Network, Project Censored and The OrangeBand Initiative.

— Asking important questions…  Supporting powerful conversations…  Co-Creating for wise action.

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