Dispatch 111: Saybrook U College of Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences - Faculty in Action


  • Carrie Phelps, Chair of the CIMHS Integrative Wellness Coaching department, has recently earned her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The ICF is a leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

  • Alison Horstmeyer, a CIMHS PhD student in Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative Wellness Coaching certificate recipient, wrote an informative article for a UK managed Training Journal Magazine. The article, titled “Making Meaning at Work” focuses on educating leadership and development professionals about mind-body infused coaching. For a copy of the article, click on this link.

  • On September 15th Dr. Beth Haggett, adjunct faculty CIMHS department of IWC, facilitated a pilot of her program, Thrive! for Women at the Riverhorse Ranch. It combined the practical and the mystical. Practical Mind-Body skills combined with Native American wisdom, ceremony, dancing, drumming, the Medicine Wheel, and Sound Weaving with crystal bowls. There were 25 women attending the first retreat. Beth states that she feels women are yearning for a different way to create community and spirituality and she is trying to answer that call. In the future she plans to add Equine Assisted Meditation and learning to her retreat and also do Thrive! for Couples and Thrive! for Executives.

  • If you missed The Coaching Continuum presentation by Dr. Julie Cerrato at the Fall RC, you can access it here. This presentation gives individuals insight into the past, present, and future of coaching. In her presentation, Dr. Cerrato, CIMHS faculty in the IWC department, presented insights into the evolution of Integrative Wellness Coaching and outlined some of Saybrook’s coaching efforts.


  •  Lori Taylor, MS, RD, professor in Integrative & Functional Nutrition, has published the article “Nutrigenetics in Practice: Understanding MTHFR” in the peer-reviewed newsletter the Integrative RDN. The article can be viewed here

  • The Department of Integrative & Functional Nutrition hosted a webinar by Dr. Sujata Archer, PhD, RD on September 13, 2018 titled Nutrition in Developing Nations: A Focus on India where she shared her first-hand insights on the double burden of malnutrition and chronic disease. The recording can be viewed here