The Mind Body

Spirit Institute

Areas of impact


Healthcare Begins with the Caregiver

Many aspects of how healthcare is delivered in America leave people feeling isolated, incomplete, and outright defeated. The system that is designed to take care of us often fails us.

The World Health Organization tells us that any health system can be measured by its unique and intrinsic goals of patient health, systematic responsiveness, and fairness in financing. We at the Mind Body Spirit Institute believe the above factors aren’t enough to represent the totality of health systems. Our view is inspired by George Engel’s Biopsychosocial model, a framework that allows us to appreciate that people who support our health, need support themselves.

Through this holistic lens of interdependence, we can begin to see that patient health is to a large degree contingent on provider health. That is why implementing our unique Compassionate Professional Renewal solutions, which empower providers to take care of themselves, can greatly improve the capacity of our health systems to deliver sustainable and quality care.


Benefits of Mindfulness Interventions for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers

Participants in mindfulness intervention benefited from decreased levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and improved sense of personal accomplishment and measured mental well-being.

Matthew J Goodman and John B Schorling, International Journal of Psychiatry Medicine

Literature Review of Burnout Research in Physicians

Burnout is a common syndrome seen in healthcare workers who are exposed to a high level of stress at work; it includes emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. Burnout has a negative impact on patient care and medical personnel and can be responsible for medical errors. Stress management programs that range from relaxation to cognitive-behavioral and patient-centered therapy have been found to be of utmost significance when it comes to preventing and treating burnout.

Maya Romani , Khalil Ashkar, Libyan Journal of Medicine

How Mindfulness can Help Educators

Those residents who had baseline levels of severe emotional exhaustion benefited the most in areas of personal accomplishment, worrying, self-compassion and empathy.

Anne E M Speckens, Journal of General Internal Medicine

Success Stories

“As Adjunct Faculty in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, Ale has been teaching medical students and leading meditation groups for over a decade. Students in his courses gravitate strongly to him as a teacher and a person. His very presence creates a sense of well-being in a room of stressed students or meditators. Over the last few years, as he founded and nurtured the Mind Body Spirit Institute in the Jung Center, I have been inspired and excited. It is an honor to be asked to serve on the Board of Advisors, and I know that the Institute will grow and flourish as it launches a new educational program and branches out to serve new elements in our community."

Tom Cole, Ph.D. Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics McGovern Medical School .

“Dr Chaoul has been a tireless educator on the value of wellness and self care . He has educated patients, caregivers, volunteers and health care professionals.His mindfulness and meditation lectures introduced this important practice to countless persons and his efforts are now helping many of us cope better with this unprecedented level of stress in the health care environment. I have collaborated with Dr Chaoul in a large number of educational projects before and after the inception of the MBSI and look forward to continue learning from his wisdom and knowledge."

Eduardo Bruera, MD FT McGraw Chair in the Treatment of Cancer Chair, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“As we planned a wellness day together for our pediatric subspecialty fellows, it was clear from the start that Apro and Dr. Chaoul from the Mind Body Spirit Institute understood the unique mental /physical demands of trainees in medicine. As our plenary speaker, Dr. Chaoul taught quick and practical tools to help our fellows practice self- care. During his guided meditation, I saw several fellows fall asleep in just a few minutes; what a telling sign of how needed and how effective these tools can be! We are looking forward to partnering more with MBSI to help us foster the well-being of our fellows."

Jennifer Rama, MD, MEd Co-Director, Dept of Pediatrics Fellows College Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital

Selected clients

The University of Texas

MD Anderson Cancer Center


The University of Texas


College of Medicine

Sydenham Clinic

Private Health Management

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