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The Mind Body Spirit Institute

Professional Training

The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute has initiated a specialized Professional Training Program in mind, body and spirit practices specifically geared to those who serve others in marginal communities in a mental health, health care, or spiritual capacity.

Currently funded by a grant from the Rockwell Foundation, this certificate program is presently conducted with staff members from the Houston Area Women’s Center and incorporates Jungian psychological concepts, Tibetan mind-body practices and Western spiritual models. It is led by Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D. Founding Director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute, Sean Fitzpatrick Ph.D., Executive Director of The Jung Center and Dr. Juanita Campbell, Spiritual Director and Pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church Institute.

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

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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.

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC

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Executive Director

A psychotherapist, author, and educator, Sean holds graduate degrees in religious studies and psychology. He has worked at The Jung Center since 1997. You can read recent letters from the director here.

Juanita Campbell Rasmus

Juanita Campbell Rasmus, is an author, speaker, and contemplative with a passion for coaching people to live their most expansive lives. Read more about her story in her book "Learning to Be: Finding the Center after the Bottom Falls Out."

For more information, email mbsi@junghouston.org or call us 713-524-8253 ext 110.

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For more than sixty years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. Our mission is to support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight—individually, in relationships, and within the community. The Jung Center provides pathways to find deeper meaning in everyday life.

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