About CHI

Our Purpose

CHI exists to evolve the scientific understanding and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices, so that individuals and societies are empowered with the knowledge and tools to ignite their healing potential and thus lead more healthy, fulfilling lives.

Our Values

Service

CHI is first and foremost about serving our communities –by providing resources to the general public, as well as scientists, educators and healthcare practitioners who are passionate about serving others through the understanding and practice of healing. We are dedicated toward serving all communities who may benefit from the science and practice of healing.

Multiple Perspectives

CHI welcomes the diversity and relativity of approaches to the study of consciousness and healing. We understand that no absolute scientific theory or practice can lead us to a complete knowledge of consciousness and healing; rather, it is through integrating the wisdom that exists in diverse communities, that we will come to a deeper understanding of consciousness and its applications.

Collaboration

CHI facilitates thriving collaborative relationships with communities and institutions, all who are integral to our efforts. CHI utilizes the best of its networks to facilitate transdisciplinary science, practice, and innovation in consciousness and healing. CHI’s collaborative accelerator model ensures that all stakeholders garner success and satisfaction, through their alignment with a common mission

 

Integrity

CHI’s work is conducted for the best and highest good for all who may be touched by the work. Integrity is a fundamental shared value in our organization, and is reflected both in the work that we do and in our relationships with others.

Creative Rigor

CHI recognizes that scientific inquiry into the nature of consciousness and its role in healing requires a highly rigorous, interdisciplinary approach. Our collaborative is comprised of highly respected, rigorous scientists and educators who are well-placed across universities and institutions in the US and abroad, as well as seasoned practitioners and innovators who welcome unbiased, rigorous inquiry and research on their methods. As part of this, CHI welcomes and supports creative, frontier thinking. We understand that creativity, combined with rigor, seeds high innovation and scientific breakthroughs.

SHAMINI JAIN

SHAMINI JAIN

Ph.D., Founding Director

RICHARD HAMMERSCHLAG

RICHARD HAMMERSCHLAG

Ph.D., Director of Research

DAVID MUEHSAM

DAVID MUEHSAM

Ph.D., Director of Technology Innovation

NAMUUN BAT

NAMUUN BAT

Intern

CHI Founding Advisors

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

M.D., F.A.C.P.

Rauni Prittinen King

Rauni Prittinen King

R.N, M.I.H, B.S.N, C.H.I.P, I, H.N.B, B.C.

Ruth Westreich

Ruth Westreich

Lauren Evanow

Lauren Evanow

Dan Spinner

Dan Spinner

Mimi Guarneri

Mimi Guarneri

M.D., F.A.C.C., A.B.I.H.M

Daniel Vicario

Daniel Vicario

M.D.

Eva Patel

Eva Patel

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten

Ph.D.

CHI Scientific Advisory Council

CHI’s network of scientists are highly prolific researchers.  See a list of their recent publications HERE.

Rosalyn Bruyere

Rosalyn Bruyere

D.D.

John Ives

John Ives

Ph.D.

Paul Mills

Paul Mills

Ph.D.

Marilyn Schlitz

Marilyn Schlitz

Ph.D.

Lorenzo Cohen

Lorenzo Cohen

Ph.D.

Menas Kafatos

Menas Kafatos

Ph.D.

Dean Radin

Dean Radin

Ph.D.

Neil Theise

Neil Theise

M.D.

Arnaud Delorme

Arnaud Delorme

Ph.D.

Kathi Kemper

Kathi Kemper

M.D., M.P.H.

Cheryl Ritenbaugh

Cheryl Ritenbaugh

Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Div.

Garret Yount

Garret Yount

Ph.D.

Blake Gurfein

Blake Gurfein

Ph.D.

Susan Lutgendorf

Susan Lutgendorf

Ph.D.

Beverly Rubik

Beverly Rubik

Ph.D.

CHI Education Advisory Council

John Andreadis

John Andreadis

Richard Krieger

Richard Krieger

M.D.

Claudia Welss

Claudia Welss

Brooks Cole

Brooks Cole

Robert Schwarz

Robert Schwarz

PsyD

Barbara Seymour Giordano

Barbara Seymour Giordano

Brian Weinberg

Brian Weinberg

Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson

John Weeks

John Weeks

CHI Partners & Sponsors

Chopra Foundation
Chopra Foundation
The Chopra Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace to all members of the human family. The Chopra Foundation’s Mission is to participate with individuals and organizations in creating a critical mass for a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world through scientifically and experientially exploring non-dual consciousness as the ground of existence and applying this understanding in the enhancement of health, business, leadership and conflict resolution.

Chopra Foundation

The Chopra Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace to all members of the human family. The Chopra Foundation’s Mission is to participate with individuals and organizations in creating a critical mass for a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world through scientifically and experientially exploring non-dual consciousness as the ground of existence and applying this understanding in the enhancement of health, business, leadership and conflict resolution.
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IONS - The Institute of Noetic Sciences
Institute of Noetic Sciences
The Institute of Noetic Sciences™, founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.” IONS™ conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.

Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences™, founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.” IONS™ conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.
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MiraGlo
Miraglo Foundation
The mission of Miraglo Foundation is, "Health care and communities will be transformed nationally and internationally through research, education and service. New models of holistic patient centered care that embrace the wisdom of all global healing traditions will be designed, researched and implemented. Underserved communities will be provided essential health care and service, educational grants and scholarships as a step toward the alleviation of poverty."

Miraglo Foundation

The mission of Miraglo Foundation is, "Health care and communities will be transformed nationally and internationally through research, education and service. New models of holistic patient centered care that embrace the wisdom of all global healing traditions will be designed, researched and implemented. Underserved communities will be provided essential health care and service, educational grants and scholarships as a step toward the alleviation of poverty."
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San Diego Cancer Research Institute
San Diego Cancer Research Institute
The San Diego Cancer Research Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating the development and availability of cutting-edge cancer therapies, and to improving through comprehensive integrative approaches, the quality of life for cancer patients. The San Diego Cancer Research Institute was co-founded by Dr. Mark J. Adler and Dr. Daniel Vicario in 1998 after several years of looking into better ways to help people with cancer. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness. Our primary goals are to help cancer patients gain quick access to state-of-the-art ‘bench-to-bedside’ medical treatment, and to provide them with optimal physical, emotional and spiritual guidance to challenge their illness.

San Diego Cancer Research Institute

The San Diego Cancer Research Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating the development and availability of cutting-edge cancer therapies, and to improving through comprehensive integrative approaches, the quality of life for cancer patients. The San Diego Cancer Research Institute was co-founded by Dr. Mark J. Adler and Dr. Daniel Vicario in 1998 after several years of looking into better ways to help people with cancer. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness. Our primary goals are to help cancer patients gain quick access to state-of-the-art ‘bench-to-bedside’ medical treatment, and to provide them with optimal physical, emotional and spiritual guidance to challenge their illness.
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Westreich Foundation
Westreich Foundation
The Westreich Foundation is an initiative based foundation committed to furthering health, wellness, putting the patient at the center of quality care, be it integrated, natural, palliative or allopathic. Hopefully, someday it will be referred to as "just good medicine" and we can drop the labels that keep us in silos and separated.

Westreich Foundation

The Westreich Foundation is an initiative based foundation committed to furthering health, wellness, putting the patient at the center of quality care, be it integrated, natural, palliative or allopathic. Hopefully, someday it will be referred to as "just good medicine" and we can drop the labels that keep us in silos and separated.
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Greenheart International
Greenheart International
Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. This is achieved through the branches Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and CCI Greenheart.

Greenheart envisions a world in which communities come together as agents of change to create a more peaceful and sustainable future for all.

Founded in 1985, Greenheart International is endorsed by the city of Chicago for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness, and citizen diplomacy. Greenheart is designated by the U.S. Dept. of State as an Exchange Visitor Program visa sponsor for Secondary School, Intern, Trainee, and Summer Work Travel programs. Specific branches are currently granted full listing by the Council of Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), and are members of organizations including the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSTC), The Alliance for International Exchange, Association for International Educators (NAFSA), Fair Trade Federation, Chicago Fair Trade, Chicago Social Enterprise Alliance, and Green America. Greenheart International is committed to sustainability and contracts a private recycling company, purchases Renewable Energy Certificates, uses a third party green auditor, and conducts a Carbon Offset Program for all staff travel.

Greenheart International

Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. This is achieved through the branches Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and CCI Greenheart. Greenheart envisions a world in which communities come together as agents of change to create a more peaceful and sustainable future for all. Founded in 1985, Greenheart International is endorsed by the city of Chicago for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness, and citizen diplomacy. Greenheart is designated by the U.S. Dept. of State as an Exchange Visitor Program visa sponsor for Secondary School, Intern, Trainee, and Summer Work Travel programs. Specific branches are currently granted full listing by the Council of Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), and are members of organizations including the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSTC), The Alliance for International Exchange, Association for International Educators (NAFSA), Fair Trade Federation, Chicago Fair Trade, Chicago Social Enterprise Alliance, and Green America. Greenheart International is committed to sustainability and contracts a private recycling company, purchases Renewable Energy Certificates, uses a third party green auditor, and conducts a Carbon Offset Program for all staff travel.
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CHI Collaborators

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Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)
AIHM unites the many voices in integrative health to build bridges between professions and offer credible education and training to healthcare providers.

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)

AIHM unites the many voices in integrative health to build bridges between professions and offer credible education and training to healthcare providers.
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Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
Formed as a non-profit in 1999, ACEP has a global membership of over 1,200 licensed mental health professionals and allied health practitioners. ACEP members are dedicated to exploring, developing, researching and applying energy psychology methods to alleviate human suffering, enhance human performance and access human potential.

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)

Formed as a non-profit in 1999, ACEP has a global membership of over 1,200 licensed mental health professionals and allied health practitioners. ACEP members are dedicated to exploring, developing, researching and applying energy psychology methods to alleviate human suffering, enhance human performance and access human potential.
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Consciousness Hacking
Consciousness Hacking
Consciousness Hacking is a hands-on approach to making new tools for self-exploration, in order to positively change the way we think, feel, and live. It’s an inside out perspective on how technology can serve us by changing our relationship to both ourselves and the world.

Consciousness Hacking

Consciousness Hacking is a hands-on approach to making new tools for self-exploration, in order to positively change the way we think, feel, and live. It’s an inside out perspective on how technology can serve us by changing our relationship to both ourselves and the world.
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Global Coherence Initiative
Global Coherence Initiative
The Global Coherence Initiative is an international effort that seeks to help activate the heart of humanity and promote peace, harmony and a shift in global consciousness. GCI conducts groundbreaking research on the interconnection between humanity and Earth’s magnetic fields and energetic systems.

Global Coherence Initiative

The Global Coherence Initiative is an international effort that seeks to help activate the heart of humanity and promote peace, harmony and a shift in global consciousness. GCI conducts groundbreaking research on the interconnection between humanity and Earth’s magnetic fields and energetic systems.
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Healing Beyond Borders
Healing Beyond Borders
Healing Beyond Borders’ mission is to spread healing light worldwide through the heart-centered practice of Healing Touch. We are a non-profit membership and educational organization that: Administers the Certification process for Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors; Sets international standards of practice and international code of ethics for practitioners and instructors; Supports Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors as they develop, practice and serve communities worldwide; Promotes and provides resources in health care integration and research in Healing Touch; Provides opportunities for promotion of and education about Healing Touch.

Healing Beyond Borders

Healing Beyond Borders’ mission is to spread healing light worldwide through the heart-centered practice of Healing Touch. We are a non-profit membership and educational organization that: Administers the Certification process for Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors; Sets international standards of practice and international code of ethics for practitioners and instructors; Supports Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors as they develop, practice and serve communities worldwide; Promotes and provides resources in health care integration and research in Healing Touch; Provides opportunities for promotion of and education about Healing Touch.
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ISHAR
ISHAR
ISHAR stands for the Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Respository. This website provides access to many studies in consciousness, healing and integrative medicine.

ISHAR

ISHAR stands for the Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Repository. This website provides access to many studies in consciousness, healing and integrative medicine.
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)
Pacific College improves lives by educating and inspiring compassionate, skilled leaders of patient-centered, traditional East Asian and integrative healthcare.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)

Pacific College improves lives by educating and inspiring compassionate, skilled leaders of patient-centered, traditional East Asian and integrative healthcare.
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Prison Yoga Project
Prison Yoga Project
The Prison Yoga Project's objective is to provide prisoners with a mindfulness tool to draw on their yoga practice when they’re not doing yoga. If they’re tangled in a confrontation on the yard, or upon release, or tempted to go back to using, they can draw on what they have learned from yoga for practical solutions.

Prison Yoga Project

The Prison Yoga Project's objective is to provide prisoners with a mindfulness tool to draw on their yoga practice when they’re not doing yoga. If they’re tangled in a confrontation on the yard, or upon release, or tempted to go back to using, they can draw on what they have learned from yoga for practical solutions.
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Science and Nonduality (SAND)
Science and Nonduality (SAND)
The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience.

Science and Nonduality (SAND)

The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience.
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Sean O' Shea Foundation
Sean O' Shea Foundation
The Sean O' Shea Foundation supports San Diego and Los Angeles youth to develop life skills that support them to take responsibility for their life, develop respect for themselves and others, and have confidence in their own potential, by empowering youth through yoga, nutrition and optimistic teachings.

Sean O' Shea Foundation

The Sean O' Shea Foundation supports San Diego and Los Angeles youth to develop life skills that support them to take responsibility for their life, develop respect for themselves and others, and have confidence in their own potential, by empowering youth through yoga, nutrition and optimistic teachings.
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UC San Diego Center For Integrative Medicine
UC San Diego Center For Integrative Medicine
The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine is dedicated to healing-oriented medicine that engages each individual's unique values and needs to promote whole-person wellness in all aspects of life.

UC San Diego Center For Integrative Medicine

The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine is dedicated to healing-oriented medicine that engages each individual's unique values and needs to promote whole-person wellness in all aspects of life.
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VID Art/Science
VID Art/Science
VID promotes transdisciplinary approaches in Arts and Sciences. VID encourages the common journey of Artists and Scientists to bring about a consciousness shift towards recognizing the inherent unity of Arts and Sciences.

VID Art/Science

VID promotes transdisciplinary approaches in Arts and Sciences. VID encourages the common journey of Artists and Scientists to bring about a consciousness shift towards recognizing the inherent unity of Arts and Sciences.
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CHI Contributing Members

Tiffany Barsotti

Tiffany Barsotti

M.TH., C.HT. M.C.P.L.T.

Vinod Deshmukh

Vinod Deshmukh

M.D.

Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak

Ph.D.

Badri Rickhi

Badri Rickhi

M.D.

William Bengston

William Bengston

Ph.D.

Gloria Gronowicz

Gloria Gronowicz

Ph.D.

Rollin McCraty

Rollin McCraty

Ph.D.

Mikey Siegel

Mikey Siegel

M.S.

Leena Brown

Leena Brown

Ph.D.

John Hubacher

John Hubacher

Ph.D.

Eileen McKusick

Eileen McKusick

M.A.

Herman van Wietmarschen

Herman van Wietmarschen

Ph.D.

Gaetan Chevalier

Gaetan Chevalier

Ph.D.

David Hufford

David Hufford

Ph.D.

Jim Oschman

Jim Oschman

Ph.D.

Carlo Ventura

Carlo Ventura

M.D., Ph.D.

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