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Resilient Mind, Body and Spirit

Tibetan meditation specialist Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., and psychologist Michael Winters, Ph.D., co-teach this course sharing Eastern and Western philosophical and scientific insights on cultivating a resilient mind, body and spirit. 

From hurricanes to heartaches to health crises, we all experience challenges that threaten to overwhelm our emotional, physical and practical resources. Yet people are capable of surviving and thriving in the face of extraordinary difficulties. Resilience is the capacity to adapt well to significant stress and hardship. Research has demonstrated that many aspects of resilience can be learned and enhanced, even in adulthood. Tibetan meditation specialist Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., and psychologist Michael Winters, Ph.D., co-teach this course sharing Eastern and Western philosophical and scientific insights on cultivating a resilient mind, body and spirit. Deepen your potential to bend, not break, in the face of life’s inevitable stresses in this supportive class. Course includes in-class exercises and optional weekly practices.

Details

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GHUM1629.S18.1 Alejandro Chaoul, Michael Winters On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018
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Instructor: Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., has trained with Tibetan lamas since 1989 and is an assistant professor and director of education in the integrative medicine program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is involved in research using Tibetan mind-body techniques with cancer patients and facilitates meditation for cancer patients and their caregivers, as well as staff and faculty. He has taught meditation courses at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies since 1999. Dr. Chaoul is also adjunct faculty at the McGovern Center of Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Medical School. He holds a doctorate from Rice University focusing on Tibetan spiritual traditions.

Michael Winters, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Houston, former director of the Rice University Counseling Center and a frequent presenter at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He is a diplomate in logotherapy—a meaning-centered psychotherapy—and has taught at Rice University, Purdue University, the University of Houston and other higher-education institutions.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 26, 2018

End Date: Apr. 02, 2018

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Mondays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $200

Early Registration: $190 if registering by Feb. 12

Rice Alumni: $180

CEUs: 0.9

Feb. 26. “Introduction: Cultivating a Resilient Mind, Body and Spirit.” Drs. Chaoul and Winters

March 5. “Western Insights on Resilience: Psychology, Philosophy and Scientific Evidence.” Dr. Winters

March 12. “Eastern Insights on Resilience: Meditation and Mindfulness.” Dr. Chaoul

March 19. “Practicing Resilience: Western Approaches.” Dr. Winters

March 26. “Practicing Resilience: Eastern Approaches.” Dr. Chaoul

April 2. “Sustaining Holistic Resilience: Integrating Eastern and Western Practices.” Drs. Chaoul and Winters

This is the third course Drs. Chaoul and Winters have jointly taught at the Glasscock School.

This course is offered for educational purposes only. Please consult with the professional of your choosing if you are seeking specific therapeutic or medical advice. 

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