The Mind Body Spirit Institute
The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute was created in 2019 with the mission to teach individuals and organizations to achieve their potential by reducing stress and burnout, improving health and resilience, and nourishing the human spirit.
To be a leader in teaching individuals to live more balanced, productive, and healthy lives.
Alejandro Chaoul, PhD
Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute
Adjunct Faculty, UT Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center; Fellow of the Mind & Life Institute
Ale is a scholar, researcher, author, teacher, and educator, with a PhD from Rice University focusing on Tibetan mind-body practices and applications in contemporary health environments. For over twenty years, Ale has researched and taught mind-body techniques to help relieve stress and support wellbeing throughout the community, including at MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Program and other educational, health care, and nonprofit organizations. He teaches in English and in Spanish.
He is the author of over 20 articles and three books, including Tibetan Yoga for Health & Wellbeing.
Ann Friedman, PhD
Director of Curriculum for MBSI
Psychologist Ann Friedman is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and a Certified Compassion Trainer from Emory University's Center for Contemplative Sciences and Compassion-Based Ethics.
Ann teaches mindfulness for schools, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. She particularly enjoys working with children, teens, and young adults.
Robin Jump, PhD, MPH
MBSI Operations Manager
Robin is a public health practitioner who holds a PhD in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. She began her mindfulness oriented career working on clinical trials across mind-body and lifestyle practices. She has brought her passion for community well-being to the Jung Center since 2021.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Lisa Helfman, Co-Chair
Dorothy Paterson, Co-Chair