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Robert Hall

Lomi School and Counseling Clinic
A pioneer of somatic therapies, Dr. Hall co-founded the Lomi School of Somatic Studies in 1970. The Santa Rosa, California school later developed into the Lomi Counseling Clinic, a public agency offering low-cost psychotherapy and supervised training for marriage and family therapy practitioners. The school's site includes Forum, its print and Web publication, with articles on subjects such as "Why Go to Therapy When You Can Just Pop a Pill?"

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
This Woodacre, California Buddhist meditation center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the Vipassana tradition, hosting classes and residential meditation retreats. Dr. Hall is currently on its Teachers Council.

El Dharma
Located in Todos Santos, Mexico, El Dharma offers silent residential retreats in the Buddhist Vipassana tradition, Dharma study and mentoring with Robert Hall. Find out more about the meditation practices taught here.

Out of Nowhere: Poems from the Inward Journey
by Robert K. Hall

Running Wolf Press, 2000 Inspired by the practice of meditation, this collection of poems covers topics ranging from mystical devotion to the workings of the mind.

Senses Wide Open: That Art and Practice of Living in Your Body
by Johanna Putnoi and Robert K. Hall

Ulysses Press, 2000 Designed to work "on the spot," this book contains simple-to-follow exercises in practices such as analytic psychology, body awareness and meditation.

Will Yoga and Meditation Really Change My Life?
edited by Stephen Cope

Storey Publishing, 2003
This collection of stories from leading teachers of yoga and health includes a chapter written by Dr. Hall.


Child Abuse

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the U.S., operating such resources as the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which provides support for victims of sexual abuse as well as education for the public. Learn about counseling resources and get prevention tips.

PANdora's Box
Run by child advocate and health care consultant Dr. Nancy Faulkner, this site offers abuse prevention and child protection resources, including news updates, links to sex offender registries and guides to investigating possible abuse.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
For more than two decades, the FVPF has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Find out more about their initiatives involving children, immigrants, international issues and public policy.

Generation Five
Led by a coalition of community leaders, Generation Five aims to "interrupt and mend" the intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse within five generations, offering leadership training and collaborating with support and service providers. Check out the comprehensive links page for more related resources.

V-Day: Until the Violence Stops
Best known as an outgrowth of the play The Vagina Monologues, "V-Day" is also a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, promoting and staging educational benefits around the world.

The Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Now known as the FaithTrust Institute, this faith-based organization provides "training and educational resources for clergy, lay leaders, seminary faculty, chaplains, policy makers of religious institutions, and community advocates on the faith aspects of sexual and domestic violence." Site includes educational resources and links to publications, including articles related to issues of abuse by clergy.

Frontline: Child Terror
In the 1980s, Miami prosecutors initiated a new method to win child molestation convictions. Implemented nationally, the "Miami method" grew controversial when several of the cases were overturned. The site for this PBS program includes jury letters and interviews with attorneys. Experts discuss what meaning we can draw from these cases-and how to improve the justice system.

Crimes Against Children Research Center
The CCRC's mission is to "combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel and other child welfare practitioners." Read about the Center's current projects, download articles and browse the comprehensive fact sheet.

ChildHelp USA
ChildHelp USA aims to meet the needs of abused and neglected children through treatment, research and prevention.

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