San Francisco Bay Area’s John F. Kennedy University is about to have a 30th anniversary. The School of Holistic Studies, a pioneer in alternative education and bringing holistic perspectives to the study of counseling psychology, dream studies, health education, integral perspectives, consciousness studies, and art, will celebrate this dedication to cutting-edge programs, and the faculty and students in them, who have contributed to transforming thought and practice in the larger world. In honor of these 30 years, the university is pleased to offer events over two weekends in April with speakers who reflect the dynamic growth that has been achieved thus far in the holistic studies fields including Dr. Larry Dossey, Grandmother Mona Polacca and somatic psychologist, Barbara Bainbridge Cohen and a panel discussion on Carl Jung’s Red Book.
April 9-10, 2010
Location: Pleasant Hill Campus,100 Ellinwood Way
Registration Fee: $25 for one day; $40 for both days (Discount available for JFKU staff, students and faculty)
Friday April 9, 2010:
• 6 – 9 p.m. “An Introduction to the Embryological Foundations of Movement and Consciousness: An Embodied Approach” with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. A workshop for movers, psychologists, educators, and somatic practitioners who are interested in unraveling the mystery of embryological development as it relates to movement, mind and spirit. No prior experience with Body-Mind Centering® is necessary.
Saturday April 10, 2010:
• 1 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome
• 1:15 – 3 p.m. Panel on Jung’s Red Book with Ray Greenleaf and Craig Chalquist. A panel discussion of the relevance of this unique document for our time, with commentary on what the book’s contents might mean for the future of depth psychology, the exploration of human consciousness, and the ongoing inquiry into the deep movements and currents in the collective mind.
• Break Garden tour and Art slideshow
• 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. “Spirituality, Consciousness, & Healing: What Does the Future Hold?” with Dr. Larry Dossey. A presentation reviewing the experiments and studies showing the power of healing intentions and prayer and a new image of consciousness, which is “non-local”, not confined to the brain and body and not confined in space and time – a view that has profound implications for the venerable idea of the soul and for the immortality of aspects of who we are.
• 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception and Book Signing At Berkeley Campus, 2956 San Pablo Avenue (near Ashby Avenue), 2nd Floor
• 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Reception – The ART of Transformation Exhibition with artists Traci Teraoka and Kate Strasburg of Healing Environments, Ehren Tool, and Sherri Lynn Wood
Photograph of Mona Polacca
April 23-24, 2010
Location: Campbell Campus, 1 West Campbell Ave., Bldg. A
Registration Fee: $40 (Discount available for JFKU staff, students and faculty); $10 for movie only.
Friday April 23, 2010
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Special Showing of: For The Next Seven Generations. A movie by awarding winner producer/directors Carole and Bruce Hart based on the work of theInternational Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, relating the story of how they have come together from all around the world to help us create a new way of life that will bring the planet
back into balance before it’s too late.
Saturday April 24, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Community Workshop with Grandmother Mona Polacca
An opportunity to practice ways of creating balance in your life by the sharing of sacred teachings. The seminar will focus on the balance of the masculine and feminine energies in our lives, and how to foster and maintain a healthy relationship between the two. As we move into this time of great transition on earth, it is more important than ever to create opportunities for people to find balance within themselves, their lives, and their communities.
These events are open to the public.
For more info: or to RSVP, visit www.jfku.edu. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call 925.969.3362 prior to an event.