Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter
A newsletter of Div. 32
In these times of divisive spirit and polarized politics, remember the basic notion that love is all you need…and all there is.
Letter from the Editor
- Les Temps Modernes: Humanistic Psychology and Mindfulness
How have, can, do and will contemporary humanistic psychologists employ mindfulness to contribute to a constructive dialogue with mainstream psychology and global, multicultural society?
By Andrew Bland, PhD
Div. 32 News
- Join the Society for Humanistic Psychology at APA 2018
Press release announcing Jon Kabat-Zinn as special invited speaker and Div. 32 guide content for APA's 2018 convention.
Psychotherapy and the Arts Special Interest Group
- Psychotherapy and the Arts: A Collaboration Between Divs. 32 and 10
This partnership will help bring an expansion of interest and collaboration among the many psychologists who are artists or interested in the connection between psychology and art.
By Ilene Serlin, PhD
Martial Arts and PTSD
- Embodied Mindfulness
David Lukoff and Richard Strozzi Heckler discuss Aikido and tai chi as martial arts that embody mindfulness practices, compassion practices and a spiritual path that also provide somatic exercise and opportunities for social touch. They can be particularly appealing to veterans coming from a warrior ethos tradition who are used to coordinating closely with others and rigorous somatic training.
Engaged Narrative Processes
- Mindfulness and Life Stories
Julia Falk, PhD, shares conclusions of research in which participants attached many different meanings to overall course experience, both to the process of finding and sharing stories and to the content of the stories themselves [which] corresponded with existential concerns: being and becoming, awareness, relationship, meaning and responsibility.
The Enneagram and Personal Growth
- A Simple Framework for Mindfulness and Self-Discovery
Darrell Barr explains that unlike many approaches to personality, the enneagram purports to show us not only the bright side of our personalities but also to reveal the subtle ways in which we defeat ourselves. Mindful acceptance of self-defeating patterns promotes growth and enables deeper insights that can drive personal improvement.
- The Humanistic Mentoring of Roland G. Tharp
Lois Yamauchi, PhD, describes how humanistic mentoring emphasizes being present with protégés and carefully observing their actions and emotions without being judgmental.
International Applications of Humanistic Psychology
- Embodiment in Existential/Humanistic Psychology in China
The Art of Embodiment is a therapeutic process in which the body is a primary way of becoming aware of our most authentic self.
By Ilene Serlin, PhD
- A Society of Humanistic Psychology Presidential Position Statement
If ever there was a time that we, as humanistic psychologists, must be creatively maladjusted, now is that time.
By Nathaniel Granger, PsyD