As many of you know, we have another honor and invitation by Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to speak at her weekly Baha’i information gathering at her house in Pasadena. Some of you know that Judge Nelson and her late husband Judge James F. Nelson have been hosting these informal weekly gatherings at their home for nearly 40 years. Both judges who have been members of the Baha’i community and served its administration in many capacities have been most vocal supporters and advocates of world peace, elimination of racism, equality of men and women, independent investigation of truth, the oneness of all humanity, and harmony of religion and science to name a few.
Judge Dorothy Nelson is recognized for having introduced to the judicial system of this country the process of mediation and conflict resolution. Western Justice Center (WJC) was founded in 1987 by a group of visionary judges, lawyers, and civic leaders led by the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Housed in Pasadena’s historic Maxwell House, WJC was created to develop creative programs to teach students, teachers, and members of the community ways to resolve conflict peacefully.
We are excited to see that our Palomares Empowerment program is now into its 4rth year and this year a school everyday program with the leadership of Superintendent Richard Martinez, the guidance and support of visionary principal Dr. Camille Beal and District officials such as Fernando Mesa. This year we have integrated transformative mediation training for the students who aspire to develop their own character, cultivating social-emotional skills to elevate the culture of the school hoping for a greater appreciation of the importance of promoting oneness of all humanity, peace, and harmony in our homes, our schools, and our communities.
In our presentation, we will touch upon the significance of teaching social-emotional skills and skills of transformative mediation and consultation in our schools. We would briefly talk about our collaborative process of service to the community, our curriculum designed to accommodate the needs of our students at the Pomona Unified School District, and how our Empowerment/Transformative mediation training is designed and implemented to make a wholistic difference in the culture of the school and the social, emotional, psychological, academic, spiritual, development and wholeness of our community celebrating our unity in diversity.
We would like to invite our special friends, family members, and school officials who continue to support us in this unique endeavor, to join us.
The date is Wednesday, October 5, 16
The program starts at 8:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm
For RSVP please call the Center for Global Integrated Education at 909-625-5075
Looking forward to seeing a large number of you with us.
Keyvan Geula is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist; LMFT. She received her Master of Science in Marriage, family, and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California. She employs the latest research in behavioral sciences, neuroscience, and the Baha’i principle of the oneness of all humanity to serve the well-being of her clients.
She offers her services as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, and supervisor to a global set of clients in person and online. In her clinical work, she incorporates the wisdom of the Baha’i Writings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research, Mindfulness meditation, and consultation skills, as well as knowledge of the spiritual self.
She is an adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Citrus Community College, faculty of continued education at Claremont Graduate University. She teaches psychology online to students at Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity, and teaches the integrated mind-body-spirit approach in education.
She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Sothern, California focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation, creativity, emotional and social intelligence, and a greater sense of harmony in a global society. She also has been the host and producer of TV series called Transforming Human Consciousness for eight years. She regularly writes and blogs on www.cgie.org/blog on topics related to integrated education, the oneness of humanity, the powers of the human spirit in the betterment of global society, elimination of all prejudice, equality of women and men, and education reform. Some of her shows are posted on her; Keyvan Geula YouTube Channel.
Mrs. Geula has served in several Baha’i institutions since her youth in Iran and USA.