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The Jung Center of Houston

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The C. G. Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas, Inc. was founded in 1958 as a nonprofit educational institution "dedicated to continuing education for the human spirit through psychology, spirituality, and the arts and humanities." Their Mission: ...To serve as a resource unique to Houston--a forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. ...To support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight--individually, in relationships, and within the community. ...To provide pathways to find a deeper meaning in everyday life. The Jung Center provides educational courses, workshops, lectures, and online learning; a...
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Rothko Chapel

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Visit Rothko Chapel's Website "The Rothko Chapel is oriented towards the sacred, and yet it imposes no traditional environment. It offers a place where a common orientation could be found – an orientation towards God, named or unnamed, an orientation towards the highest aspirations of Man and the most intimate calls of the conscience." - Dominique de Menil Rothko Chapel is a spiritual, non-denominational chapel designed by Mark Rothko and founded by Dominique and John de Menil in 1971. The chapel is open 365 days of the year and is located in the heart of the Museum District, 1409 Sul Ross St. Houston,...
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FIM Friends of Integrative Medicine at MD Anderson

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Visit Friends of Integrative Medicine Friends of Integrative Medicine was established in 2006 by Toni Beauchamp – cancer patient, philanthropist and supporter of comprehensive cancer care – following recovery from her initial cancer treatment. Her goal was to raise awareness for those at MD Anderson and within the larger Houston community about integrative medicine. During Toni’s tenure as FIM president, she established funding for the Integrative Medicine Program’s monthly Lecture Series. This allows the Integrative Medicine Center to bring internationally renowned speakers to Houston to share their research and clinical knowledge of integrative medicine with MD Anderson faculty and staff....
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The Wandering Mind vs. the Here & Now

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Studies have proven that "a wandering mind is an unhappy mind." (1) Harvard Psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert found in their studies that 46.9% of the time, our minds are somewhere else. They concluded that "a human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost." Being present helps you: Maintain full attention Make better decisions Communicate better Perform your job better (1) Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert. "A Wandering Mind is an...
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Vicarious Trauma and Interpreters

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"Vicarious trauma can be best understood as the absorbing of another person’s trauma, the transformation of the helper’s inner sense of identity and experience. It is what happens to your physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health in response to someone else’s traumatic history. Vicarious trauma can affect your perception of the world around you and can result in serious mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction if untreated. Interpreters seem to experience vicarious trauma differently than other professionals providing aid since they do more than witness the trauma; they channel it." - The Trauma and Mental Health Report (1) The...
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Elizabeth Irvine

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Visit Elizabeth Irvine's Website Elizabeth Irvine is an educator, award-winning author and creative director of  The Jewelry Project. Elizabeth’s philosophy and teachings are based on twenty-five years’ experience as a health care professional and through her yogic style of living. During this time she gained a reflective insight into what truewellbeing really means. Irvine’s books, Healthy Mother Healthy Child and A Moment’s Peace provide women and families with a calming and healing influence and a simple guide for bringing peace and serenity into the home. Her experience as a speaker and workshop presenter include places such as Miraval Resort, Tucson...
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Wisdom 2.0

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Visit Wisdom 2.0's Website Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way. Wisdom 2.0 offers a year round series of events and gatherings including: 1) Our annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference, held in February each year in the Bay area. This is our flagship event,...
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Master Miao Tsan

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Visit Master Miao Tsan's Website Venerable Master Miao Tsan is the author of Just Use This Mind, The Origin Is Pure, Intrinsic Awakened Nature, and Directly Actualize Buddhahood, all originally published in traditional Chinese. The founder and abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery in Garden Grove, California, he possesses profound insight into the essence of Zen and has dedicated himself to its propagation and practice. He conducts meditation courses, Zen-Seven and Zen-Three retreats and teaches at universities, medical centers and television/radio stations in China, Taiwan, Mexico and the United States. His goal is to open a universal path of wisdom and light by leading people from every tradition toward an understanding of the...
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