The Institute for Spirituality and Health
Exploring the connections between spirituality and health.

Upcoming Events

Explore our upcoming events below.

Diabetes Self-Management 6-Week Course
Oct
9
to Nov 13

Diabetes Self-Management 6-Week Course

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Take charge of your health and enhance your well-being by learning how to control your diabetes in this 5-week course.  Find out how diabetes affects your body, make sense of your numbers, connect and share with others who have diabetes, and enjoy learning through games, activities, and conversations.

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Yoga for Self-Acceptance: 5-Week Series
Oct
12
to Nov 16

Yoga for Self-Acceptance: 5-Week Series

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Our society tends to view the body in instrumental terms, or as a means to an end. We are focused on how it looks and what it is able to do. This class is premised on the idea that the body is an end in and of itself - that our embodied experience has intrinsic value.

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Into the Deep: A Yoga Nidra Meditation Series
Oct
17
to Oct 30

Into the Deep: A Yoga Nidra Meditation Series

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Yoga Nidra, an ancient practice often described as “dynamic sleep,” allows the body to deeply relax into the sleep state while the mind stays inwardly alert and conscious. While lying down, the mind and body move from waking and sleeping states to allow the body to heal itself as it innately knows how to do.  This practice will be combined with the healing sounds of alchemy crystal bowls. 

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Meditation 101: Be Here Now
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Meditation 101: Be Here Now

Are you interested in meditation but unsure where to begin? Have you tried meditation but worry that you are not doing it right? This crash course provides the foundation for meditation practice for anyone from any background. Learn what meditation is and what it is not, and try a smorgasbord of practices to incorporate into your daily life.

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27th Annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference: Partners in Recovery from Trauma
Nov
9
7:30 AM07:30

27th Annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference: Partners in Recovery from Trauma

The Psychotherapy & Faith Conference, sponsored by ISH, The Menninger Clinic, and Baylor College of Medicine, is in its 27th year. The program this year promises to be outstanding and will provide cutting-edge experience for practicing psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, chaplains, clergy and members of the interested public.

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Gathering of Friends Luncheon: The Gift of Life
Nov
29
11:30 AM11:30

Gathering of Friends Luncheon: The Gift of Life

Our annual luncheon is a time to celebrate the amazing work happening every day at ISH and in our community. This year’s theme, “The Gift of Life,” features the theological perspective of Rabbi David Lyon and the inspiring story of author Tara Storch.  We will honor LifeGift Houston with the Rabbi Samuel E. Karff Caring Heart Award.

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26th Annual Nursing Conference: Spiritual Care of Vulnerable Populations
Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

26th Annual Nursing Conference: Spiritual Care of Vulnerable Populations

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Equipping nurses to better care for patients, this conference is celebrating its 26th year. A collaboration with hospitals and nursing schools across the Texas Medical Center, the conference helps nurses care for patients' spiritual needs. This year's theme is, "Spiritual Care of Vulnerable Populations."

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From Parkland to Santa Fe: Culture’s Role in School Violence, and a Spiritual Response
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

From Parkland to Santa Fe: Culture’s Role in School Violence, and a Spiritual Response

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Ryan P. Brown, Ph.D., a social psychologist whose work has spanned a wide variety of topics, including forgiveness, narcissism, stereotyping, ethical decision-making, and the social dynamics of honor will reflect upon the school shooting in Santa Fe, TX and those occurring across the country.

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