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Message from the Dean
Dr. Motoyama's New Publication
Dr. Mijares' Achievement
Faculty Publishing
Sound Meditation
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Dear CIHS Community Members,
Southern California is getting cooler. Now, Thanksgiving and the holiday season are right around the corner. We just wanted to express our deepest gratitude to you all - students, community members, and faculty. Without your continued support, CIHS would not exist. We enter the holiday season grateful for your presence in our community.
We have some announcements and important information in this newsletter. First, Dr. Hope Umansky announces the Winter 2016 course schedule. Yes, it is 2016, and 2015 is almost over. We are ready for 2016. The concrete course schedule will be ready by the end of November so please visit our website ( or directly contact Dr. Hope Umansky ( for any assistance.
Other announcements are CIHS' Holiday Gathering/Open Hose and Subtle Energy Science Research Symposium, July 8,9, and 10, 2016. We have Holiday Gathering/Open Hose on campus on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 530 pm. This is a potluck party, and everyone is welcome. We hope you will come, have dinner with us, and celebrate the New Year for you and CIHS.
Our annual Subtle Energy Conference will be July 8, 9, & 10. We will announce the detail of the conference in January 2016 Newsletter but it will be a CIHS faculty featured Research Symposium that can be taken for credit as a student, and it is also open to the CIHS community as an audited class with a Certificate of Completion. Please pencil down those dates.
The Winter 2016 quarter starts January 4, and our registration week is December 14 through 18, 2015. You do not need to be a CIHS student to take a course. You can experience the course by auditing it. Should you decide to become a student after taking a class, it is easily converted to count toward your graduate degree. If you are interested in our courses or programs, please contact Dr. Hope Umansky ( for any assistance.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!

Hideki Baba, Ph.D.
Message from the Dean

Dear CIHS Community,

Happy November! The Holiday Season is quickly approaching, and it is that time again: Winter quarter 2016 begins January 4, 2016. Registration for Winter quarter is December 14-18, 2015. You can register for your classes off this page:
The official course schedule will be released at the end of November and will be updated on the website by December 1. It can be accessed here
CIHS is offering one early Winter registration for the final weekend in the Pranic Healing Series offered on campus December 4, 5 and 6, 2015. Registration is due by December 1, 2015 **Special Early Registration for Advanced Concepts in Pranic Healing IV and V: Gemstones and Psychic Self-Defense, 2 units, on campus experiential workshop Friday, December 4, 9 am -930 pm; Saturday, December 5, 9am-930 pm, and Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 9 am-530 pm. Pre-requisite required Pranic Healing I, II, and III. Additional $210 Text and Materials fee.
The courses that will be offered for Winter quarter that begins January 4, 2016 are below:
Consciousness Studies, MA/PHD/ Introduction to Consciousness Studies, BIS, CIHS core requirement all programs, Dr. Roger Cavnaugh. (Integrated Learning Modality on campus and online).
Substance Abuse: Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment, Clinical Psychology licensure requirement, Dr. Sam Aganov. Online.
Psychotherapy Approaches and Strategies, Clinical Psychology Licensure track requirement, Dr. Tamara Goldsby. (Integrated Learning Modality online and on campus)
Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, MA core requirement/*can be taken at the PhD level if a mixed methods dissertation is desired with the permission of the Dean, BIS students with outstanding math requirement can take this course, Dr. Randy Fauver. Online.
Integral Perspectives on Health, Integral Heath core requirement, Dr. Mali Burgess. Online.
Topic of Special Interest: Science of the Cosmos & Philosophy of Reality, Elective all programs, Dr. Thomas Brophy. Integrated Learning Modality (on campus and online).
Survey of Complementary Methods/Medicine, Elective all programs, Dr. Ji Hyang Padma. Online.
Toward a Superconsciousness, fulfills CIHS spiritual education requirement, Dr. Tim Laporte, (Integrated Learning Modality on campus and online)
Islam and Sufism: Science of Applied Mysticism, elective CRP and Integral Health. Integral Studies. Dr. Sharon Mijares, online.
Energy Psychology Foundations and Therapy, required Integral Psychology, elective all other programs, Dr. Michelle Dexter, Integrated Learning Modality (online and on campus).
Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT),
on campus weekend experiential workshop, fulfills CIHS spiritual education workshop, March 18,19, &20. Dr. Mary Clark and Victoria Danzig, LCSW.
Senior Project (last course for BIS students)
MA thesis (last course for those students not continuing on for PhD and those student who elect to do the research project AND continuing on)
Dissertation Sequence, speak with your program advisor.
Although it is ultimately your responsibility to look at your transcript and your program's course requirements to ensure you are taking the program's required courses, Dr. Thomas Brophy at , Dr. Tim Laporte at and I,, are all available to help you choose the courses that best support your program's and individual goals.
As always, there are upcoming events and courses on campus. Please be sure to check out our event page at
Please join us for our Annual Holiday Open House Friday January 22, 2016 at 530 pm. It is a community potluck with A-M salads and appetizers, N-Z entrees. Please RSVP to Tamiko at
We look forward to seeing you there with your friends and family.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving season. CIHS is grateful for its dedicated students, faculty, and community members. If you are curious how one of CIHS' program can support you in your academic, professional, and spiritual development, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to schedule a time to meet or talk about your programs.



 Dr. Motoyama's New Publication 
 "The World of Religious Experiences"   


We are pleased to announce Dr. Motoyama's new publication.  


Dr. Motoyama had his eighty-eighth birthday celebration on December 2013 in Japan, and as one of the commemoration projects of his birthday, we published The World of Religious Experiences in English.  


The World of Religious Experiences is a collection of articles written by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama from about 1955 until the beginning of 1960. The articles were first brought together for the purposes of his doctoral dissertation, and for which he received his Doctor of Literature degree (philosophy, electrophysiology) in March 1962. In 1963, the articles were published together as a book under the title, The World of Religious Experiences, which was Dr. Motoyama's first book length publication.



Through these articles, Dr. Motoyama has tried to research into the existence the characteristics of religious experiences with metaphysical-ontological elucidation and statistical analysis of electrophysiological experiments based upon his own religious experiences. This collection of research articles is the foundation of the "Motoyama Philosophy." The articles clarify that the world of religious experiences are a true world, which sincerely relates to the basis of human existence. This insight comes from the integration of his deepened religious practices and physiological-physical-experimental studies.


We believe that it is very meaningful to have this publication, the foundation of "Motoyama Philosophy," available to the world in time for his eighty-eighth birthday.


This book is now available in the CIHS online bookstore.



Congratulations to Dr. Mijares' Recent Industry Recognition!!
all Quarter 2015 

Dr. Sharon Mijares was invited by Routledge publications to post her beliefs on mental health stigma and to offer encouragement. This was great as she was able to offer a more progressive paradigm.
Her responses are found in two sections, namely, 
Why is it so important to remove the stigma of mental illness
(click on link and then scroll down beneath the list of links)
Expert Tips on eliminating stigma.


Congratulations to CIHS Core Faculty
Dr. Sharon Mijares! 

Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom combines Nature-based (Shamanistic and Goddess) and meditative, mystical traditions from Eastern and Middle-Eastern spirituality in a dance of unity.  
The Routledge Mental Health web page for this looks good, and may give some good ideas.


Sound Meditation at CIHS - 2015

by Tamara Goldsby, Ph.D.



CIHS is pleased to invite you to experience wonderful sound healing meditations. Relax in the soothing sounds and vibrations produced by Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, and bells. Please visit  for more information about sound meditations.   




- Sound meditations are every Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8pm at CIHS through the first Wednesday in June. A $10 donation is requested.


- While these gatherings are called sound meditations, the beneficial energy is created by the attendees, as well as the sound healers. We call these attendees the Bishwa Seva Community. This community is a gathering of regular meditators, yoga practitioners, experienced healers, artists, musicians, international travelers, community volunteers, conscious self-healers, and old souls.  We welcome the CIHS community at these powerful sound healing events.


Proceeds of the meditation events go to the Bishwa Seva Foundation (founded by master sound healer Deep Deoja) which supports a school and orphanage in Nepal: