The Jung Center

Know Yourself: Integrating Mind and Body (LIVESTREAMING)

Monday, Jul. 27, 2020 – Monday, Jul. 27, 2020

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM


Sponsored with MasterWord

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”--this phrase coined by Aristotle centuries ago seems pertinent in today’s hectic world. As these modern times continue to discharge stress, anxiety and uncertainty, it is critical to be aware of these obstacles and learn to keep our health at an optimal level. Our well-being, however, encompasses more than just hygiene and metrics like blood pressure.

With a focus on integrating various aspects of our health, Ludmila Golovine will be hosting this discussion with Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, Dr. Wenli Liu, and Dr. Seema Thekdi. Presenting nutritional, mind/spiritual, and psychological viewpoints, this conversation will seek to further develop the established discourse around improving our mind-body connection for better emotional health.

Times are CDT. Please register here.

Alejandro Chaoul, Ludmila Golovine, Seema Thekdi, Wenli Liu

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the founder and director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute. He has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is currently supporting 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. Alejandro, who received his PhD in religious studies from Rice University, was recently named a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors.

Dr. Seema Thekdi, MD, completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis in 1999, then she pursued residency training in Adult Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Since that time, she has practiced for 17 years in the private, public, and academic settings. Prior to her current practice, she spent several years on faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT/Memorial Hermann Hospital developing her subspecialty in medical and cancer psychiatry. Dr. Thekdi is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Wenli Liu is an Associate Professor with the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine. Her primary clinical focus is conducting integrative oncology consultations in the Integrative Medicine Center. Dr. Liu received her medical degree from Hunan Medical University in Changsha, China. She received training in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Liu has 16 years of clinical experience of taking care of cancer patients in MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is fluent in Chinese and has clinical interest in the areas of integrative oncology.

Ludmila (Mila) Golovine, who speaks Russian, French and English, is the driving force behind MasterWord, a world-ranked Top 50 multi-million-dollar company that delivers customized language solutions. Golovine has applied her skills as a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a Trained Demartini Method Facilitator to tirelessly help promote health and wellness to those in the language services industry. She serves on the Board of the Rothko Chapel, Advisory Board for the Mind, Body, Spirit Institute of the Jung Center, chairs the Advisory Subcommittee for the Translation and Interpretation Program at the Houston Community College, is the Texas Chapter Manager for Women in Localization and a member of several professional organizations.

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    Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    Bookstore Closed Friday, -
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