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

Upcoming Events

Explore our upcoming events below.

Goddesses of Yoga Workshop
Aug
16
to Sep 27

Goddesses of Yoga Workshop

Designed for those across all faiths and spiritual traditions, goddesses of Yoga is an eight-week yoga course drawing from Sally Kempton’s Awakening Shakti book on using the myth, mantra, imagery and meditations involving the traditional goddesses of yoga to enrich and empower one’s yogic practice and by extension, life.

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Memory and Movement Together
Oct
15
to Dec 10

Memory and Movement Together

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Movement and Memory is an 8-week program for individuals living with early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and a care partner or friend. This innovative movement program will include activities such as yoga, tai chi, circuit exercises, and dancing. Call 1-800-272-3900 for more information and to register.

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Yoga Nidra & Crystal Bowl Meditation Series - “Taming the Critic”
Oct
16
to Oct 30

Yoga Nidra & Crystal Bowl Meditation Series - “Taming the Critic”

Yoga Nidra is an ancient guided, sleep-based meditation technique, often described as “dynamic sleep,” that allows the body to deeply relax into the sleep state while the mind stays inwardly alert and conscious. In Yoga Nidra, while lying down or sitting in a chair, the mind and body move from waking and sleeping states to allow the body to heal itself as it innately knows how to do.

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FaithHealth Network - Houston Quarterly Meeting
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

FaithHealth Network - Houston Quarterly Meeting

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FaithHealth Network - Houston is a learning collaborative consisting of faith-based organizations and communities, community health organizations, and healthcare systems focused on addressing the physical, spiritual, and emotional health needs of our community by sharing resources, tools, and networks.

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Meditation 101: Be Here Now
Oct
26
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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Tending the Flower Garden: Uprooting Obstacles So Your Meditation Practice Can Flourish
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Tending the Flower Garden: Uprooting Obstacles So Your Meditation Practice Can Flourish

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Do you find it difficult to maintain a regular meditation practice? In this interactive workshop, you will gain clarity about what really gets in the way, find solutions that work for you, and walk away with specific tips, ideas and action-steps to help you take your formal meditation practice to the next level.

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28th Annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference
Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

28th Annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference

This November, our conference will address substance use and addiction, which challenges members of the faith community as well as mental health clinicians. Together, faith leaders, psychotherapists, and other clinicians will learn ways to build a supportive community and help each other in helping individuals bridge isolation and overcome despair and unmanageability of the symptoms they experience. Clergy, who are often “first responders,” and clinicians will be provided resources with the goal of fostering more productive synergy for complimentary efforts to aid people with addiction and substance abuse that impairs key areas of their life and health.

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Caring Heart Luncheon 2019
Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Caring Heart Luncheon 2019

The Caring Heart Luncheon is a time to celebrate the mission of ISH by honoring those who embody its values.  Through a keynote speaker, who addresses an important health challenge in a spiritual manner, we present the Rabbi Samuel E. Karff Caring Heart Award to an individual or institution that demonstrates similar actions of caring and concern. The event is a powerful reminder of the work being done in our community to increase the presence of spirituality in all aspects of life, especially in times of difficulty.

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Book Spotlight: Pastoral Aesthetics by author Nate Carlin
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Book Spotlight: Pastoral Aesthetics by author Nate Carlin

In Pastoral Aesthetics, Nathan Carlin critically engages Beauchamp and Childress by revisiting the role of religion in bioethics and argues that pastoral theologians can enrich moral imagination in bioethics by cultivating an aesthetic sensibility that is theologically-informed, psychologically-sophisticated, therapeutically-oriented, and experientially-grounded.

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Silent Nights: Grief, Stress, and Coping During the Holidays
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Silent Nights: Grief, Stress, and Coping During the Holidays

The holiday season can discourage the expression of sadness, grief, and feelings of separation. Yet for many, the pain of an empty chair at the dinner table, or a sudden diagnosis, can be particularly hard to bear during this nostalgic and sensitive time. Join us as we explore, from spiritual, clinical, and personal perspectives, the nature of grief during the holidays and how it can be managed.

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Conference on Medicine and Religion
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Conference on Medicine and Religion

The 2019 Conference on Medicine and Religion invites health care practitioners, scholars, religious community leaders, and students to take up these questions about pain by relating them to religious traditions and practices, particularly, but not exclusively, those of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Tending the Flower Garden: Uprooting Obstacles So Your Meditation Practice Can Flourish
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Tending the Flower Garden: Uprooting Obstacles So Your Meditation Practice Can Flourish

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Do you find it difficult to maintain a regular meditation practice? In this interactive workshop, you will gain clarity about what really gets in the way, find solutions that work for you, and walk away with specific tips, ideas and action-steps to help you take your formal meditation practice to the next level.

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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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