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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Engage with Kirk Schneider and EHNW at Upcoming Workshop!

From the Polarized Mind to the Rediscovery of Awe: An Existential-Integrative Perspective on Healing

"The Polarized Mind targets an important problem and shows how it has surfaced throughout the entire world, and chronologically, through the whole of recorded history. The book's scope is mind-boggling and its message crucial."

--Huston Smith, Author of "The World's Religions" on Kirk Schneider's new book The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It."
Presented by: Kirk J Schneider, Ph.D.
Join leading spokesperson for Existential-Humanistic psychology, Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. for a day of lecture, discussion and experiential exercises in existential-integrative therapy. Drawing from his new book as well as past work, Dr. Schneider will lead us in examining what he identifies as “The Polarized Mind” – its causes and development, existential issues and qualities, and its treatment via existential-integrative therapy. Dr. Schneider defines the Polarized Mind as the product not of sickness but of unaddressed and unacknowledged fear - which leads individuals and societies to become rigid, narrow, and destructive.
When: Friday, September 26, 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm
Where: Ambridge Event Center, Portland, OR
  • Early Registration by September 1 - $115
  • After September 1 - $140
  • Students - $75
*Includes continental breakfast, beverages and lunch
We encourage you to register early - space is limited

Kirk Scheider EHI Vice President bio pic
REGISTER HERE: EHNW Workshop with Kirk Schneider
CEU's: 6 CEU's approved by Oregon Counseling Association/NBCC
Find out more about the Upcoming EHNW Workshop with Kirk Schneider here on the EHNW website.
Workshop Syllabus:Read the full workshop syllabus online here.
Register here for the EHNW Workshop with Kirk Schneider - From the Polarized Mind to the Rediscovery of Awe.
More Questions? Contact EHNW direcly at workshop[at]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Upcoming EHI Existential-Humanistic Experiential Retreat

EHI Experientials at Westerbeke Ranch Conference Center

Westerbeke Ranch - In beautiful Sonoma Valley, CA

Experiential Retreat Details

October 2014 Experiential I Dates - Check-in/Check-out Times

  • Dates: Oct 31, 2014 thru Nov 4, 2014
  • Check-In: 4:00 pm Oct 31st
  • Introductions & Ranch Orientation: 5:00 pm Oct 31st
  • Check-Out: 3:00 pm Nov 4th


Westerbeke Ranch Conference Center
2300 Grove Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone (707) 996-7546
Directions to Westerbeke Ranch here on their website.

We hold our experientials at a beautiful retreat center, Westerbeke Ranch, in the heart of Sonoma County. The cost includes modern, cabin-style lodging, superb family style meals and the use of all the facilities at Westerbeke such as the pool, hot tub and walking trails.

October's course is the first of two four-day experiential courses taught by EHI/Saybrook instructors as part of the EHI's Foundations Certificate program, the Advanced Certificate Program and the new Modular Training program. The certificate programs require that both Part I and Part II be taken sequentially. The Modular Training Program offers students the opportunity to participate in the Experientials outside the certificate programs. The courses are held off site, in October and March.
The experientials are designed as skill development courses and have specific learning objectives: (a) how to cultivate personal and relational presence, (b) how to attend to intrapsychic and interpersonal processes, (c) how to illuminate personal life meanings, (d) how to cultivate a therapeutic relationship that effects change, (e) how to work with transference and counter transference within an existential context, (f) how to work existentially with resistance, and (g) how to recognize and work with existential life issues which may be present but disguised. Instructors will teach the principles of the e-h approach through live and video demonstrations, experiential exercises, and dyad work.
CEUs available for for MFTs. LCSWs and Psychologists. (Appx 50hrs)

Learn more about EHI's Certificate Programs here.

Find out more about the Modular Training Program here- EHI's new experiential-specific program.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Our Friends at Saltman Center Celebrate 10yrs With Special Presentation

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution presents

Nelson Mandela Making Peace with Your Enemy:
Nelson Mandela and his Contributions
to Conflict Resolution
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Thomas & Mack Moot Court
Andrea Schneider
  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow: “Nelson Mandela’s Procedural Transition From (Violent) Cause Activist to Peace and Justice Seeking Activist”
  • Robert Mnookin: “Nelson Mandela’s Decision to Bargain with the Devil”
  • Richard Goldstone: "Nelson Mandela's Skills in Conflict Negotiation: A Personal Reflection"
  • Penny Andrews: "Nelson Mandela, Forgiveness and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission"

Saltman Center for Confilict Resolution
Special 10th Anniversary Presentation  
 "Making Peace with Your Enemy - Nelson Mandela and his Contributions  to Conflict Resolution"
When: November 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: University of Nevada at Las Vegas  
 Event Location: Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

To RSVP for this special presentation, click here.
Questions? Contact Sandra Rodriguez at sandra.rodriguez[at]  or 702-895-2428.