This February, the Holistic Research Center (HRC) at JFKU will open its doors on the Pleasant Hill campus. While the center is not new, and has for the past two years been supporting students, faculty, and alumni in getting their research projects off the ground, as well as hosting public-facing events in the holistic psychology area, this is the first time it will have a physical space.
The space will serve as a community gathering point for people to get together to conduct research, support each other’s research, discuss challenges, and celebrate successes. “It will be a place to dream research of the future into reality,” says Zvi Bellin, Director of the HRC, “especially research that prioritizes respect and equity for all involved.” The HRC will host support groups for researchers, onsite research projects, and public-facing events.
We hope you will join us to celebrate the opening of this special space! This will be a community event including a ritual, guest speakers, and a student-lead guided meditation. The theme of the event will be Self-Compassion, and President Bean will also be in attendance to share some remarks. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.