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Why Holistic Parenting Sounds Like Such a Good Idea

October 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Why Holistic Parenting Sounds like Such a Good Idea

Of all the flash points of stress, overwhelm, anxiety and fear that have been brought on during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pressures on parents and teachers stand out as especially challenging.

This webinar took place October 15, 2021. Here is the recorded event.

How do you reasonably maintain focus and balance in your career while also attending to the urgent needs of your children and students struggling to cope with the constant changes at home and at school in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? There are solutions from the worlds of holistic thinking and whole person education that can bring hope, practical solutions, and greater balance to parents and teachers during this mega-challenging time we live in.

Join us Friday October 15th for a powerful heart-warming webinar sponsored by The Graduate Institute and Salem University. During the webinar Dr Artemis Morris, Academic Director for TGI’s Integrative Health and Healing program and Dr. Melanie Shaw, Salem University faculty will share their unique perspectives and creative ideas. Hosted by TGI President Bruce Cryer with support from Salem University Provost and VP, Dr. Karen Ferguson this is sure to be an informative and dynamic session.


Dr. Melanie Shaw

Dr. Melanie Shaw is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN), and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She is also certified by the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBMTB). Dr. Shaw is Certified in Nutritional Wellness (CNW) and a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Naturopathic Certification Board, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. Melanie also holds teaching certificates in online teaching, elementary education, and guidance counseling. Dr. Shaw has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health and Liberal Studies with a concentration in Music; a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition and School Counseling; a Master of Education in Education Administration; a Doctor of Naturopathy degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Teaching. She has taught in higher education for the past two decades.

Dr. Artemis Morris

Dr. Artemis Morris is a Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, professor of nutrition, researcher, author, and public speaker.  Artemis is the co-academic director of the Integrative Health and Healing Program at The Graduate Institute and professor of nutrition at The Human Nutrition Institute at University of Bridgeport, where she also taught nutrition for the Naturopathic Medical School.  She completed her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and has been in practice for over 18 years.  Dr. Artemis is the medical director and founder of Artemis Wellness Center, LLC an integrative wellness center that focuses on women’s health and wellness.  Artemis has served as the director of the natural health center at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, the largest geriatric healthcare center in CT where she did research on acupuncture and pain management.  Dr. Artemis has been researching the Mediterranean Diet and plants of Crete since 2005 and lectures at medical conferences on The Mediterranean Diet and other natural health topics.  Dr Artemis Morris co-authored the book The Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies. Her practice philosophy is inspired by the quote from Paracelsus that states, “The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from  nature with an open mind.”

Dr. Karen Ferguson

With a vision to transform access and success in higher education, Karen is a collaborative leader and learning professional who achieves strategic results, improves individual and institutional performance, and increases organizational effectiveness. Experience with leading small, large, and cross functional groups on multiple projects including faculty and student performance, persistence and retention, curriculum and assessment, enrollment and program growth, and the student experience. As a non-traditional student herself, Karen is dedicated to improving the academic success of adult, military, and other modern learners. She is a parent and a spouse and will bring her ideas of parenting into the conversation on Holistic Parenting.

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Bruce Cryer

Bruce Cryer has been involved in holistic studies both personally and professionally for more than 40 years. His varied career has seen him wearing many hats and exploring many professional passions, always driven by a keen desire to learn how people, communities and systems can work more efficiently, effectively and coherently. He began as a singer/dancer/actor on Broadway, including two years in The Fantasticks, the world’s longest running musical. Bruce has been adjunct professor at Stanford University since 1997 teaching on the role of stress, performance, emotional intelligence, resilience and creativity within the Graduate School of Business, the School of Medicine and the Stanford employee wellness program. He was named CEO of HeartMath in 2000, having helped launch the HeartMath Institute with founder Doc Childre in 1991. In addition to Stanford, Bruce has led initiatives for clients such as Mayo Clinic, University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, Arizona State University, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Health Professions, Kaiser Permanente, New York Open Center, The World Bank, NASA, Unilever, Cisco, Cathay Pacific Airways and the NHS (UK). Bruce is co-author of From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance and the Harvard Business Review article “Pull the Plug on Stress”, both of which feature the HeartMath system. A two year health crisis convinced him to focus his energies on creativity and how organizations and individuals can tap into the full creative capacity of everyone. Bruce once again enjoys robust health while singing, dancing, writing, teaching, mentoring and doing Nature photography. He recently released Renaissance Human, an album of original songs co-created with the Brothers Koren.


October 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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