The Holistic Research Center is focused on gaining knowledge, shifting perspectives, and promoting deeper understanding within the JFKU and the larger Holistic community. We are preparing to embark on a project that will explore sharing stories as a means to reach those goals. In honor of this, The Holistic Research Center at John F. Kennedy University is bringing together our Holistic Community for an evening of storytelling, witnessing, and experiencing.
We invite you to come to this event to hear a variety of stories about healing and holism. You are invited to witness, and to be witnessed, in this supportive community. We are so pleased to introduce a few of our storytellers for the evening:
Shahara Godfrey has practiced in the Theravada Buddhist tradition for over 20 years and has completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership and Dedicated Practitioner’s programs. In addition, she is a graduate of the UCLA Mindfulness and Awareness Research Center program as well as a teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center. Shahara also contributed a chapter on Aging and Illness in Real World Mindfulness for Beginners and she is also a Cancer survivor.
Dr. Matthew Mock, LMFT
Dr. Mock is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at JFKU. He was Director of the Center for Multicultural Development (CMD) with the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) in Sacramento addressing disparities throughout the State. During most of his public service career he worked as the Director for the Family, Youth, Children’s and Multicultural Services for the City of Berkeley Mental Health Division.” He has provided workshops nationally and internationally.” His rich storytelling tradition comes from his Chinese family and ancestors.
Yuki spent his first career as a professional dancer in Tokyo, Japan where he discovered the power of mindfulness at the age of 17. He developed a stress transformation practice during his research at JFKU majoring holistic health education and created the Mind Body Institute Gen-Do in 2016 where the program integrates mind body practice and coaching perspective helping people from where they are to where they want to be by integrating the depth of the presence and a clear direction in life.
Director of Counseling at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Life Coach
We look forward to seeing you on August 19th for an evening of sharing stories, creating community, and exploring ideas.