Join us as we bring together unique expert perspectives. Examine the heart as a vital organ of our physical and emotional health, as well as the spiritual center of our being, and explore how science and spirituality both give us tools for healing from stress and heartbreak.
Partnering with the Jung Center, Mind Body Spirit Institute, MasterWord is honored to host the Wellness Connection 2022 virtual panel discussion: A Journey to Open Heartedness – How We Can Host Love and Anger.
Dr. Chaoul is the director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston. He holds a PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University, studied in the Tibetan tradition since 1989, and is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. In 1999, he began teaching these techniques at the Integrative Medicine Program of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He is also an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas’ McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, and an instructor at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and The University of Maryland Integrated Medicine. In addition, he is an advisor to The Rothko Chapel and past board member of The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University, and a founding member of Compassionate Houston. He has published multiple books in religion and medicine, medical anthropology and the interface of spirituality and healing. Dr. Chaoul has been recognized as a fellow at the Mind & Life Institute.
Juanita Campbell Rasmus is an author speaker, and contemplative with a passion for coaching people to live their most expansive lives. She co-pastors the St. John’s United Methodist Church in Downtown Houston with her husband Rudy. The Rasmus’ founded the Temenos Community Development Corporation in 2006 and have completed over $60 million in housing projects created to provide permanent supportive housing for unhoused individuals in Houston. Juanita and Rudy have been married for 36 years and are the proud parents of two daughters, a phenomenal son-in-law, and have two grandchildren.
Mauricio Obón Dent MD is the Cardiology Director at Hospital Metropolitano in San Jose, Costa Rica. Dr Obón is board certified in internal medicine, clinical echocardiography, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He was trained at the prestigious Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine from 2006 to 2013. His main research focus is structural heart disease, primary prevention, and longevity. Mauricio is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He currently lives in Costa Rica with his wife and three kids.
President & CEO, MasterWord
Ludmila “Mila” Golovine has been an advocate for victims and survivors of Human Trafficking since the start of her interpreting career. Golovine volunteers for and supports various projects to inspire, promote, and develop solutions to end sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence against children, particularly those related to stopping the exploitation of minors online. Golovine actively participates as a member of the United Against Human Trafficking Coalition and is part of the Coalition survivor services committee where she participated in creating Guidelines for the Provision of Interpretation and/or Translation Services for Trafficked Persons and Survivors. She helps victims and survivors through her support of the World Childhood Foundation, and work with the Rothko Chapel as a member of the Board of Directors.
As a professional interpreter, Golovine is familiar with the toll interpreting for these victims may have on the interpreters themselves. Golovine, therefore, works tirelessly to help promote health and wellness to those in the language services industry and raise awareness about the experiences of human trafficking victims and their language access needs.
Golovine and MasterWord are committed to providing trauma-informed services and have launched training and tools for language professionals as well as trauma-informed providers who work with language professionals to foster a partnership that creates an environment conducive to healing and avoid re-traumatization of victims and survivors.