Welcome to The Mind, Body, Spirit Institute (MBSI). Located within the renowned Jung Center in Houston, MBSI brings a new approach for helping individuals flourish through unique wellness and emotional health experiences. MBSI’s thoughtful selection of experience- and academically-based classes and seminars are aimed at reducing stress, improving health and nourishing the human spirit. MBSI provides a renewal, response and remedy to the hectic pace of modern life and high demands of workplace expectations. From long-term, in-depth certificate programs to insightful single session workshops, MBSI offers solutions to those looking to refresh their approach to life, embrace their own potential and experience greater meaning and satisfaction in their work.
As technology blurs the lines between work hours and personal time, and internal and external expectations distract our focus, maintaining a healthy work/life balance can become an exhausting task. Stress in the workplace and the resulting job burnout takes a substantial toll on today’s employees – with consequences for physical health, mental wellbeing and motivation levels – which in turn trickles down into issues of productivity, quality of work, attendance and retention for employers.
Source: The American Institute of Stress (stress.org)
MBSI’s customizable Compassionate Professional Renewal (CPR) classes and workshops take the notion of employee self-care from a vague concept to an obtainable reality – guiding employees and management teams through academically-informed instruction and experiences. Meditation, lecture, peer discussion and movement techniques are utilized to identify the effects of stress in the workplace and the means to reduce them. Open to healthcare centers, corporations and groups of any size, this accessible programming is offered onsite at The Jung Center or offsite at a location of choice, with online classes to be available in the future. CPR hopes to help turn the tide of job-induced stress and workplace burnout with its clear methods for improving quality of life, clarifying personal values and reimagining success – to the lasting benefit of organizations, employees and their families.
The Mind Body Spirit Institute offers many events onsite at The Jung Center throughout the year. Here are the events coming for Summer 2019:
Tai Chi Chuan for Health
George Hu | Thirteen Mondays, Jun 3 – Aug 26
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
MaryBeth Smith | Eleven Tuesdays, Jun 4 – Aug 13
Mellow Flow Yoga
George Sroka | Ten Wednesdays, Jun 5 – Aug 7
Rie Kojima Angeli | Friday, Jun 7
Integrative Ways of Experiencing Healing
Juanita Rasmus | Saturday, Jun 8
Amy Hertz | Saturday, Jun 8
Karuna Diedericks | Wednesday, Jun 12
Nevine Sultan | Saturday, Jun 15
Feng Shui: An Introduction
Miguel Castillo and CC Lee | Thursday, June 20
Kalyana Mitta: Cultivating Spiritual Friendship with Ourselves and Others
Deborah Eden Tull | Friday – Saturday, Jun 21
Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine: A Retreat on Relational Mindfulness for All Genders
Deborah Eden Tull | Friday – Saturday, Jun 22
Mindful Origami for Families
Rie Kojima Angeli | Saturday, Jun 22
Lainie Diamond | Thursday, Jun 27
Rie Kojima Angeli | Friday, Jul 5
The Observer in Motion: Cultivating Prana Flow in Asana
Debbie Mills | Five Thursdays, Jul 11 – Aug 8
Lainie Diamond | Thursday, Jul 25
Stan Merrill | Saturday, Jul 27
Serving People at the Moment of Death
Eduardo Bruera, Alejandro Chaoul, Tim VanDuivendyk, Ludmila Golovine | Monday,
Rie Kojima Angeli | Fridays, Aug 9
Healing Our Relationship with Our Sacred Bodies
Becky Dodds and Sarah Bauer Hernandez | Saturday, Aug 17
Tea and Meditation
Alejandro Chaoul and Chris McKann | Tuesday, Aug 27
Lainie Diamond | Thursday, August 29
Tailored to high-level candidates in the healing arts (nurses, psychotherapists, yoga practitioners and spiritual leaders), this program features a concentrated curriculum to bring participants to a new level of understanding in theory and practice. Invested individuals will need to apply for and be accepted into the program and will be committing to an engaging and in-depth year-long experience. As part of MBSI, this program will offer a broader context to also incorporate psychological aspects, in keeping with The Jung Center’s philosophy.
Whether new to meditation or already familiar with its techniques and benefits, MBSI encourages anyone seeking a welcoming, flexible program to consider a meditation program that suits where you are now. With both short and long-term commitment levels, these classes utilize practical applications of meditation methods for daily life – enhancing relationships, facilitating creativity, and as an uplifting a way to refresh and refocus.
Dr. Chaoul holds a doctoral degree in religious studies from Rice University. He is currently a faculty member in the Integrative Medicine Program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, where since 1999, he has been leading people with cancer and their family members through mind/body/spirit techniques aimed at reducing stress and facilitating healing. He has also engaged in research to assess the benefits of these practices in different populations. Dr. Chaoul is the author of two books—Chöd Practice in the Bön Tradition and the upcoming Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being, set to be released this summer.
Dr. Chaoul has personally studied Buddhist practices and traditions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Löpon Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. He brings over 20 years of experience as a teacher of Bön Buddhism and Tibetan yoga. His affiliation with the Ligmincha Institute has given him the opportunity to instruct nationally as well as internationally in Latin America and Europe. He is also a senior teacher of the 3 Doors program and has been recognized as a Fellow of the Mind & Life institute. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Chronicle – January 31, 2017 – Upon reflection, it’s hard to set your mind free
Contact Alejandro Chaoul at email@example.com.