I Ching, Taoist Psychology & Chinese Healing Arts (PSYCH - 13ICHI05)

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May 17th, 2014 10:00 AM   through   4:15 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 1011
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 4/23 $ 109.00
General Public after 4/23 $ 109.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni after 4/23 $ 99.00
BU Staff after 4/23 $ 89.00
Full-time Student $ 25.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, full-time students, counselors, mental health therapists, marriage & family therapists & social workers
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This seminar examines how to apply the new approach that combines Taoist unity of opposites and recent research in clinical and social psychology, to create and maintain physical health, interpersonal harmony and emotional well being. May 17, Sat, 10a.m.-4:15 p.m. Instructor: Key Sun, PhD. (5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Philosophical Taoism is rooted in I Ching, Tao Te Ching, and ancient Eastern principles about human behavior. It has deeply impacted the Eastern sciences, literature, the arts, architecture, traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Feng-Shui practice. It has also influenced many Western scholars, including Gottfried Leibniz, Carl G. Jung, C. Rogers and A. Maslow.

In this seminar we will focus on “the miracle of I Ching” and Taoist psychology. The I Ching Book of Changes is the oldest surviving book of oracle and divination. It has served as the guiding resource for many spiritual and healing practices. We will explore the meanings of the hexagrams and several popular methods of consulting the I Ching for situation-assessment and decision-making, as well as the influence of I Ching on traditional Chinese medicine.

Taoist psychology is a new social-cognitive model for creating mental well-being and interpersonal harmony. We will examine the issues of mental conflicts such as anxiety and depression, higher awareness, and interpersonal relationships from the perspective of Taoist psychology.

This seminar will be very interactive, with a mixture of lecture, discussion, story-sharing and exercises.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe how Taoist philosophy has influenced the Eastern healing arts and several Western thinkers
  • Describe the meanings of the hexagrams and several popular methods of consulting the I Ching
  • List the issues of peace and conflict in the mental and interpersonal domains from the perspective of Taoist psychology
  • Analyze conflicts (e.g., depression and anxiety) and interpersonal disharmony from the perspective of Taoist psychology
  • Describe the difference between Taoist approach to mental health and that of the Western psychology

Cost Note: Receive a discount, register by April 23.

Meals: One hour lunch break - Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr's dining commons

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #1011. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s

Key Sun, PhD, MSW, is a Beijing native, and distinguished scholar in integrating Western psychology and Taoist philosophy. His publications include several books, (including Correctional Counseling: A Cognitive Growth Perspective (1st ed. 2008, and 2nd ed., 2013), journal articles (including “How to overcome with fighting: An introduction to the Taoist approach to conflict resolution” and “Using Taoist principle of the unity of opposites to explain conflict and peace”) and book chapters in the areas of psychology, Taoist philosophy and criminal justice. His unique insight about Taoist psychology results from integrating I Ching, Tao Te Ching, principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi philosophy, and scientific psychology. He has taught workshops at Bastyr, NCNM and other locations, and was also a professor at Central Washington University-Pierce Center. He can be reached at soleilcle@gmail.com.