Our Community Lectures are offered FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, or $20 for 2 CECs approved for counselors, art therapists and social workers. Lectures are listed in the quarterly class schedules and posted on this site.
Energy Healing: The Latest Scientific Research and the Role of Water in the Process
Dr. Melinda Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM Friday, January 13, 2017, 6-8pm
Energy Healing is practiced in a number of different forms across the world: acupuncture, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, homeopathy, laying on of hands, and spiritual healing are among the many forms. Scientific evidence is beginning to separate the commonalities and differences in the mechanisms by which each of these different systems may work. This lecture will go over some of the new evidence in each of the areas, and will discuss in detail the impact water and water structure has on the human body and its process of healing.
Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM is an ordained Buddhist priest who has trained in herbal and energy work, as well as clinical psychology, neuropsychology and drama therapy. As an NIH-sponsored T32 post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Connor received her training as a research scientist at the Univ. of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine program under Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Connor presents her research work at conferences around the world.
Winter Community Lecture #2: Beyond Coupledom: The Dynamics of Polyamorous and Open Relationships Mim Chapman, Ph.D. Friday, March 3, 2017, 6-8pm
In this interactive presentation, we will investigate some of the diverse relationship options that are becoming more common in our culture, from intentional singlehood to open relationships, swinging, and various styles of polyamory, with a focus on ways to meet the needs of clients who are in alternative relationships, or thinking of creating unique family formats.
Mim Chapman, Ph.D., is the author of What Does Polyamory Look Like? She has an extensive background in educational leadership and counseling. She currently works as a relationship coach and lectures around the country on topics as diverse at aging and sexuality, polyamory, gender stereotypes and sex education.