Guided MeditationMindTools

Guided Meditation by Tim Vanduivendyk

At our April 5th Interpreter Wellness Lunch & Learn (Outside In), Dr. Tim VanDuivendyk led participants in a guided meditation. Meditation is one of the many coping strategies named by Dr. VanDuivendyk, who serves as Vice President of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at Memorial Hermann…
MasterWord
April 15, 2016
Guided MeditationMindTools

Guided Meditation by Alejandro Chaoul

Dr. Chaoul lead this guided meditation at our January 25th Wellness Event in Houston TX.  Dr. Chaoul has extensive experience in the area of mind-body practices, both academically and in clinical practice. Since 1999, he has taught in the Medical Center, particularly at MD Anderson…
MasterWord
March 25, 2016
Stress Affects our BodiesBodyTools

How Stress Affects our Bodies [Infographic]

In times of “stress”, there is a cascade of neurological and hormonal messages that occur that prepare the body to react, bypassing rational thought. Sharpened mental focus Liberation of fat and glucose for fuel (delivered efficiently by excited cardiovascular system) Increased heart rate, blood pressure…
MasterWord
March 18, 2016
BodyOutside encounterTools

Cat-Cow Pose

The Cat-Cow yoga progression is a little dance up the spine that is perfect for beginners! It also invites experienced yogis to keep finding the depth and awareness in spinal flexion. Cat-Cow is all about integration and will leave you feeling revitalized and present!
MasterWord
February 15, 2016
BodyDuring encounterMindTools

Breath Counting

Find a quiet place where you can sit or stand without disturbance or physical danger. Lower your eyelids or close your eyes completely. Take three deep breaths and relax your body as you exhale, then begin breathing naturally. When you inhale, keep your mind at ease.…
MasterWord
February 15, 2016
During encounterMindTools

Centering in the Dantian

Find a quiet place where you can sit or stand without disturbance or physical danger. Lower your eyelids or close your eyes completely. Take three deep breaths and relax your body as you exhale, then begin breathing naturally. Let your awareness gradually sink down to…
MasterWord
February 15, 2016
During encounterMindTools

Center in the Big Toe

Find a quiet place where you can sit or stand without disturbance or physical danger. Lower your eyelids or close your eyes completely. Take three deep breaths and relax the body as you exhale, then begin breathing naturally. Let your awareness sink gradually down to either…
MasterWord
February 15, 2016