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Know yourself:
Integrating Mind and Body

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" – Aristotle


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” a 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 that you be aware of these obstacles and learn to keep your health at an optimal level. Our well-being, however, encompasses more than just our blood pressure levels, hygiene, and other metrics.

With a focus on integrating various aspects of our health, Ludmila Golovine will be hosting a discussion with Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, Dr. Wenli Liu, and Dr. Seema Thekdi to discern how these elements influence our overall welfare. With our three presenters inserting the nutritional, mind/spiritual, and psychological viewpoints, the conversation seeks to further develop the established discourse of improving our mind-body connection for better emotional health.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the mind-body connection
  • Learn how to improve your nutrition
  • Uncover how the mind affects our body, and vise-versa
  • Learn how to effectively cope with stress and anxiety

Continuing Education

  • 1.5 CCHI CEUs
  • .15 IMIA CEUs
  • .15 BEI CEUs
  • .15 RID CEUs in Professional Studies (Pre-approved as PINRA by TSID. TSID has a $10 processing fee. They waive that fee for current TSID members. This fee is not collected by MasterWord.)


Associate Professor, Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. 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.
In my practice, I offer both psychotherapy and medication management to adults of all ages. My approach is personalized and flexible based on your situation and treatment preferences.
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Coping with loss (death, divorce, empty nest, etc.)
  • Chronic stress and burnout in professionals
  • Physician mental health and work-life balance
  • Coping with cancer as a patient, survivor, or caregiver
  • Seeking fulfillment, personal growth, and meaning in life
  • Improving relationships and understanding dynamics of family of origin
Education and Experience
After completing medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis in 1999, I pursued my residency training in Adult Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Since that time, I have practiced for 17 years in the private, public, and academic settings. Prior to my current practice, I spent several years on faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT/Memorial Hermann Hospital developing my subspecialty in medical and cancer psychiatry. I am board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Director, Mind Body Spirit Institute

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the founder and director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute. He is a senior teacher at The 3 Doors and 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 an assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, where he teaches Tibetan meditation to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers, and researches the effects of Tibetan mind-body practices with cancer patients. Alejandro was recently named a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute.

Ludmila Golovine is President/CEO of MasterWord Services, Inc., a global language solutions company. As a language professional, Golovine knows first-hand how interpreting, especially in the healthcare, social services, education, and legal arenas, may present challenges such as stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. For the past 10 years, she 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.