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Thursday, March 1, 2018

DIV32 Conference- The Society for Humanistic Psychology's 11th Annual

Liberation through Wisdom and Love: Humanistic Psychology, Social Justice, and Contemplative Practice
Naropa University, Boulder CO
March 22-25, 2018


11th Annual Conference for the Society for Humanistic Psychology 

Dr Kirk Schneider, EHI's President and Faculty Member, will be at the conference and has a session on Sunday at 10am with Jim Hernandez. The two will discuss the role of awe in their respective paths. Included will be a demonstration and dialogue with the audience.


Sunday 10:00-12:00 (9235)

Awakening Awe in Violent and Troubled Youth: A Conversation between Kirk Schneider and Jim Hernandez


Dr Kirk Schneider, EHI's President and Faculty Member, will be at the conference and has a session on Sunday at 10am with Jim Hernandez. The two will discuss the role of awe in their respective paths. Included will be a demonstration and dialogue with the audience.

Description: 
This conversation hour comprises a dialogue between Kirk Schneider and Jim Hernandez about the role of awe—humility and wonder, sense of adventure toward living— in the support and healing of violent and troubled youths. Jim Hernandez, whom Kirk Schneider interviewed for his book “Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation” will discuss the role of awe on his own path from gang leader to youth advocate and mediator and Kirk Schneider will discuss his personal path to awe and the role it plays in his current work with polarizing personalities. Demonstrations and group exercises will be offered in addition to ample time for dialogue with the audience.

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D. is a leading voice in existential-humanistic psychology, past president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute and author of 12 books, including his most recent “The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It” and “The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution." Kirk is also in process of applying the “Experiential Democracy Dialogue,” which has been featured at the last couple SHP conferences and is planned as a series at Saybrook University.

Jim Hernandez is a California native and has been an outreach worker for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a crisis counselor he has worked for Law Enforcement, School Districts, Trauma Units and Mental Health Agencies assisting individuals, families and communities in crisis. Jim received mentoring and training in Existential philosophy and counseling through consultation with Dr. Rollo May and Kirk J. Schneider Phd. His approach with turning Existential insight into effective methods to reduce and stop gang violence earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

Visit the 2018 SHP Conference page at Naropa University for more information about this year's scheduled programming.

Interested in Humanistic Psychology?

Find out more about The Society for Humanistic Psychology, DIV32 of the APA, on their website here.

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