Holistic Health Series on Fridays: Sheltering Together in Health

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Come join us as we share ways to stay healthy at home. 

Time: Fridays, 12-1 p.m.
Zoom link
Password:  923108
Meeting ID: 893 500 173
Dial in: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

This series is sponsored by the Institute for Holistic Health Studies and Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism. Open to students, staff, faculty and friends of the University.

June 12

Holistic Practices for Enhancing Immune Function and Clarifying Values

Do you get more colds when you are stressed? Do you tend to heal faster when you are in a good mood? This presentation will explore mind-body-immune relationships grounded in psychoneuroimmology and focuses on Holistic Health practices to enhance immune function that includes a “values clarification” exercise as a way of nurture gratitude during difficult times.

Richard Harvey, Ph.D. is a Holistic Health faculty member in SF State’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism. Previously, he has worked as an epidemiologist in Orange County, California; was a UC Irvine Tobacco-Use Research Center Fellow; and directed the UC Irvine Counseling Center Biofeedback Program. His research includes developing holistic stress-reduction interventions using biofeedback. He is coauthor of the book that will be published this August, “Tech Stress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Live, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics.”

June 26

Soaking in the Benefits of Nature During the Pandemic

"It's summer!" Yet, are you feeling anxious or sluggish during the time of shelter in place? Do you want to know where to go out safely? Are you curious about how our health associated with nature, and how often is enough to spend time in nature? Come join us for a webinar where you will virtually experience nature and explore how nature benefits our minds and bodies.

Aiko Yoshino, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism at SF State. Her scholarly agenda is rooted in the health impacts of exposure to nature. Her research includes the psychological resilience gained through extended wilderness-based programs as well as nature-based interventions for marginalized communities to prevent chronic illnesses. Dr. Yoshino, who is originally from Japan, is an enthusiastic educator, a collaborative scholar and a mother. 

July 10

Body Awareness and Mindful Movement for Stress

Cliff Smyth, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher (GCFT)

July 24

Reclaiming and Nurturing the Power of Play

Erik Rosegard, Ph.D., Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism, SF State

August 14

Tech Stress: Reclaim health and sanity in a plugged-in-world

Erik Peper, Ph.D., Holistic Health faculty, SF State

August 28

Nourish the Ecosystem: Foods, Herbs, and Spices, for Health and Healing

Uma Bhatnager, DAOM, L.Ac., Holistic Health faculty, SF State

September 11

Working Through Interpersonal Conflict in the Age of Covid-19

Marc Martin, Ph.D., international expert in mediation and conflict resolution

September 25

Teaching Content Online- Community Building and Engagement

Amber Yang, educator, advocate, and mentor for youth


Erik Peper