Inspiring an international community of thought leaders, mind-body healers, spiritual activists and visionaries.

Lisa Miller
Dr Alberto Villoldo
Harriet Rossetto

Faculty and Visiting Scholars are educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, healers, artists, journalists, indigenous leaders, rehabilitation experts, non-profit organizers, clinical psychologists, medical anthropologists and authors, to name a few.

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SPIRITUALITY MIND BODY INSTITUTE TRACKS:

 
Track Descriptor

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Spiritual Psychology

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Visionary Education

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Social Spiritual Entrepreneurship

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Spiritual Healing & Relational Constellations

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Inspired Creativity & Arts

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SMBI Coursework Offerings

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Student Countries of Origin

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SMBI Global Pilgrimages

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Instructors and Speakers

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WELCOME TO

THE SPIRITUALITY MIND BODY INSTITUTE!

The Spirituality Mind Body Institute is committed to developing science that examines spirituality as a protective factor against mental illness, a source of resilience in cultivating relationships and as a gateway to personal fulfillment. SMBI serves as a bridge between science, academia and the diverse worldwide community to address the needs of a rapidly changing world. It was created to inspire conversations that foster social connectedness and constructive resolutions to contribute to the higher good of the whole.

– Dr. Lisa Miller, Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology, Founder & Executive Director, Spirituality & Mind Body Institute (SMBI)

 

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

Spiritual Life Conference

The Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at Teachers College, Columbia University is hosting its Third National Spiritual Life Conference: Spiritual Activism in Daily Life – Personal and Professional Development in the Fall of 2018. This groundbreaking conference will explore the intersection of science, psychology and education, integrating spiritual activism in daily life through practice guided by wisdom and science.

 

The Spiritual Life Conference: Spiritual Activism in Daily Life

Personal and Professional Development serves as a bridge between science, academia and the diverse worldwide community to address the needs of a rapidly changing world, with a cutting-edge, global spiritual platform that brings together scientists, educators, healers and spiritual leaders to inspire conversations that foster social connectedness and inclusive solutions to contribute to the higher good of the whole.

SMBI GLOBAL PILGRIMAGE SERIES

Animal Therapy - SEDONA, ARIZONA
Amma - KERALA, INDIA
Ron Young - ASSISI, ITALY

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Spirituality in Children, Adolescence & Young Adults

Research investigates developmental, neurological, clinical, and phenomenological expressions of spirituality, spiritual pathways to wellness and thriving, and spiritual growth in children, adolescence, and young adults.

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Mindfulness for Healthcare Workers

Research in spiritual well-being as a protective factor in reducing psychological distress among health care workers. An Internet-delivered Mantram Repetition Program (MRP) teaches mantram (sacred word) enhances spiritual well-being and mindfulness in order to reduce psychological distress that might interfere with quality patient care.

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Maternal Psychology

Research centers on women’s development across the lifespan, with a current emphasis on the transition to motherhood. Additionally, research covers subjective well-being in mothers, parenting satisfaction, and postpartum psychopathology.

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