Thu Mar 29 2018 2:00 pm thru Thu Mar 29 2018 4:00 pm

Wellness

Wellness Workshop with Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

at 2001 Ross Ave Suite 3550 - Crow Collection of Asian Art Offices on the 35th Floor of Trammell Crow Center
When:
Thu Mar 29 2018 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Where:
2001 Ross Ave Suite 3550 - Crow Collection of Asian Art Offices on the 35th Floor of Trammell Crow Center
Cost:
Free

Alejandro Chaoul, PhDHow do we slow down when the world keeps speeding up?

Between texts, emails, and to-do lists, it’s hard to stop and take care of yourself. Do you ever notice a need to stop and breathe? Do you do it? Join Alejandro Chaoul, an assistant professor and Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and learn to find your center in the midst of chaos. In this workshop, you will practice simple techniques that can be used as “meditation pills” to bring calm and connection to yourself and others, even on the most hectic days. 

Free two-hour parking validation for Friends of the Crow Collection, please bring your parking ticket to the workshop.

This wellness workshop is currently full! 

Stay tuned for more opportunities like this coming soon. 

 

BIOAlejandro Chaoul is an assistant professor and Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Since 1999, he conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, holds group meditation classes for cancer patients and their support system, has a meditation clinic consultation as part of the Integrative Medicine Center, and directs the education programs.  He is also an associate faculty member at The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care.

Alejandro has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston and the Jung Center of Houston, where he recently established the Mind, Body, Spirit Institute. In addition, he collaborates in the area of interfaith and contemplative practices at The Rothko Chapel and the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University. Since 1995, he has been teaching Tibetan meditation and Tibetan yogic practices under the auspices of the Ligmincha Institute in various parts of the U.S.A., Latin America and Europe.

His research and publications focus on mind-body practices in integrative care, examining how these practices can reduce chronic stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders and improve quality of life.  He is the author of “Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition” (SnowLion, 2009) and has also published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology and the interface of spirituality and healing. His upcoming book is Tibetan Yoga for Health and Wellbeing (Hay House, 2018) and he has recently been recognized as a Fellow at the Mind & Life Institute.