The Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI) is a nonprofit collaborative of scientists, practitioners, educators, innovators and artists to lead humanity to heal ourselves. CHI augments and shares the knowledge and practice of consciousness and healing so that individuals and societies are empowered with the knowledge and tools to ignite their healing potential and thus lead to more healthy, fulfilling lives.
Our Vision is a healthy, peaceful society where people enjoy harmonious relationships not only within themselves and with each other, but also as sustainable stewards of our planet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHI Core Team
Ph.D., Founder and CEO
Dr. Shamini Jain is the Founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator that faciliates the transdisciplinary science and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices. As a clinical psychologist, as well as a research scientist in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and integrative medicine for over a decade, Shamini formed CHI through a deep understanding that major systemic transformations, which will place healing at the center of medicine and scientific inquiry, will most rapidly occur through a networked approach that fosters collaboration and innovation among key stakeholders. Shamini obtained her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. degree from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She conducted her clinical residency at the La Jolla VA Hospital/UC San Diego, and her post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research. She has won numerous awards from scientific societies for her research in PNI and integrative medicine and lectures on these topics in varied venues. In addition to running CHI, Shamini is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UC San Diego and is an active member of the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine.
Ph.D., Co-Director of Research
Richard’s initial research career in neurobiology was based at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte CA, where he served as Associate Chair, Division of Neurosciences. His second research career, in acupuncture and CAM, led him to Portland OR, where he was Dean of Research at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He served as co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research and is an Executive Editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Since his ‘retirement’, he has pursued an interest in Biofield Physiology, as an Institute Scholar of The Institute for Integrative Health (Baltimore, MD) and as Director of Research for the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (San Diego, CA).
CHI Board of Directors
Daniel Vicario, M.D. is a medical oncologist and integrative oncologist. He was co-founder and medical director of the San Diego Cancer Center for over 15 years and medical director at the U.C. San Diego Cancer Center for three years until February 2014. Dr. Vicario remains the Medical Director and Director of Integrative Oncology at the San Diego Cancer Research Institute (SDCRI) which he cofounded in 1998. Dr. Vicario conducts research in the area of evidenced based healing modalities to support cancer patients and Integrative Oncology in general. Dr. Vicario has received multiple recognitions and awards for his tireless and innovative support of cancer patients. Access Dr. Vicario’s complete bio at the https://sdcri.org/integrative-medicine/aboutdrv
Eva Patel has founded several companies in the health and wellness arena over a span of 25 years. She shares her love, passion, dedication and commitment for humanity, through her gifts and talents of wisdom and knowledge. She is the Founder and CEO of Skin Rx Inc. A leading visionary in the medical aesthetic industry, she created a full line of conscious cosmeceutical skin care products by blending her gifts and talents with science and alchemy to create unique formulas. Author of “Soul Rx – Illuminating the Path of Ascension on Your Soul’s Journey.” She invites the Soul Seeker to accept the challenge of being an inspired, effective agent of institutional and systemic change, while creating better, healthier lifestyles and global sustainability in a highly conscious manner.
Cassandra Vieten is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Scholar-in-Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. Her research has focused on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being, and development of media technologies to inspire awe. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and completed her research training in behavioral genetics at UC San Francisco. She has authored three books, published numerous articles in scientific journals, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader. Founded by Victor and Lynne Brick, in honor of Victor’s brother
John who suffered from schizophrenia, the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation funds and promotes empirical research on fitness, nutrition, and mind-body approaches to foster mental health, and to better prevent and treat mental illness.
Lauren has been an entrepreneur for all of her professional career, starting in the medical industry. She founded a medical device design and manufacturing company in which the need to understand the science of healing became apparent. Her desire to answer such questions as why people get sick and others didn’t, or what the actual mechanism of healing was led her to study integrative healing modalities from around the world. She is now focused on finding the answer to these and other questions to help better understand the role of consciousness in health, disease and in the healing process itself.
Dan Spinner is the CEO and Co-Founder of Wacuri Inc. a San Francisco-based Mindfulness Tech social enterprise. Dan has his black belt in Aikido, is a 30-year Life Coach and Mindfulness Teacher, was the CEO for the (Deepak) Chopra Foundation and has acted as an advisor to the Esalen Institute, Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute and a wide variety of other organizations promoting personal growth and social change. Dan lives in a passive solar house on 11 acres of rainforest on the side of a mountain outside Victoria BC with his spouse and two large dogs.
Mr. Borie is a Strategic Advisor, specializing in entrepreneurial management, strategic planning, business growth, finance, formation, startup and development. Mr. Borie has advised hundreds of organizations internationally, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.
He has a BA from The University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. As part of his passion for the field of entrepreneurial leadership, he is pursuing a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Psychology of Leadership.
CHI Founding Advisors
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.
M.D., F.A.C.C., A.B.I.H.M
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, internationally renowned cardiologist, author and speaker, is President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and former President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She is Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Health System for the Center for Well Being and Integrative Medicine. She also is Founder and Director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla and Taylor Center for Integrative Medicine Education and Research. She co-founded the non-profit, Miraglo Foundation. Dr. Guarneri’s career began at Scripps Clinic as an interventional cardiologist, before founding the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and serving as Medical Director for 15 years.
Rauni Prittinen King
R.N, M.I.H, B.S.N, C.H.I.P, I, H.N.B, B.C.
Rauni Prittinen King, RN, MIH, BSN, CHTP / I, HNB – BC, a critical care nurse for 20 + years, she is Co – founder and Executive Director of Guarneri Integrative Health Inc.at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, President of Holistic and Integrative Medicine Resources Inc., and Board Member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.She is President and Co – founder of the non – profit, Miraglo Foundation; and founded and is former Director of Programs and Planning at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.Certified in Holistic Nursing, Hypnotherapy and Interior Design, Rauni’s a Certified Healing Touch (HT) Practitioner and Instructor, coordinating HT workshops at Scripps Hospitals since 1993.
The Westreich Foundation is an initiative – based foundation. Ruth Westreich, the President, is a visionary thought leader, strategic thinker and collaborative partner in the areas of health creation, prevention of disease, and the research of human consciousness as the next frontier of exploration.Ruth, an artist by birth, an activist by accident believes in the power of connecting, collaborating and grassroots organizing, empowering systemic social change.
CHI Scientific Advisory Council
CHI’s network of scientists are highly prolific researchers. See a list of their recent publications HERE.
Rosalyn L. Bruyere, D.D., Founder, Director, and Teacher, Healing Light Center Touch; Visiting Faculty/Advisory Board, University of Arizona Fellows Program in Integrative Medicine Rosalyn L. Bruyere is an internationally acclaimed healer, clairvoyant and medicine woman. Her frequent collaborations with physicians and scientists reflect her belief that healing and health should be a cooperative effort between patient, physician and healer. Using her skills in perceiving and interpreting auric phenomenon, she was instrumental in research conducted at UCLA with Dr. Valerie Hunt in which the existence and significance of the human aura was first proven and measured scientifically. It was here Rosalyn’s capacity to ‘read’ the human energy field was first noted. Her ability to see patterns of disease and behavior in exquisite detail and to energetically transform tissue at a cellular level has brought her worldwide attention and a reputation as one of the nation’s most successful healers.
Dr. Gurfein is a neuroimmunologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he is on the research faculty at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Gurfein currently serves as Chief Science Officer of Rio Grande Neurosciences, a neurotechnology company focused on developing non-invasive brain stimulation technologies for use in treating unmet needs in neurology.
Dr. Lutgendorf’s current research examines how behavioral factors are linked to biological processes involved in tumor growth in ovarian cancer. She also investigates mechanisms underlying chronic urologic pelvic pain. Her work has been recognized by a New Investigator Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, an Early Career Award from the American Psychosomatic Society, and by anAmerican Psychological Association award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology.
Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Div.
Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD MPH, MDiv, Professor Emerita of Family & Community Medicine, Anthropology, Nutritional Sciences, and Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, trained in medical anthropology and nutritional sciences. She spent her career in biomedical research, the preponderance focused on nutrition and disease prevention, especially cancer and diabetes. Over the past 15 years, she has been a leader in clinical research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), winning more than $7 million in research grants, and serving as President of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research, 2009-2011. She continues to work to develop relevant measures for CAM, evaluating the impacts of CAM therapies in everyday settings.
During her Masters in Divinity at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism, she documented the longitudinal process of spiritual transformation among students. Her passion is to understand the physiological correlates of spiritual healing, both local and distant.
Herman van Wietmarschen
Herman van Wietmarschen, Ph. D. (University of Leiden, systems biology) is researcher Integrative Medicine at the non-profit research institute Louis Bolk Institute in the Netherlands, board member of the Academy of Integrative Medicine and associate editor for the European Journal of Integrative Medicine. He is conducting fundamental research into the working mechanisms of whole medical systems using systems biology technologies such as metabolomics. Additionally he is conducting pragmatic implementation research in the area of integrative medicine, helping health care organisations implementing complementary medicine and evaluating the process and effects. His drive is to understand the interactions between biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health in various health cultures as well as translating this understanding into practice.
Dr. Gaétan Chevalier obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in Engineering Physics, specialization Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy. Did 4 years of research at UCLA in nuclear fusion, then Director of Research at CIHS for 10 years. After leaving CIHS, invited researcher in the Department of Developmental and Cellular Biology at UC Irvine. Director of the Earthing Institute since 2009 and Research Director at Psy-Tek, a research company on the campus of CIHS, since 2010.
Dr. Ives’ research efforts under his direction include the use of dietary supplements for the treatment of leukodystrophies and traumatic brain injury, and a vigorous research program into the underlying mechanisms of homeopathy and the modification of the immunological response in general. Dr. Ives is leading an Institute effort in systems biology. Other projects under his direction include laboratory research into human bioenergy and the measurement of biophotons for determining health status.
My work focuses on the mechanisms by which emotions influence cognitive processes, behavior, and health as well as the global interconnectivity between people and the earth’s energetic systems.
Beverly Rubik, Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley, biophysics) is president/founder of Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit laboratory in the San Francisco Bay Area; adjunct professor at three universities; and consultant to individual health clients as well as corporations. She conducts basic and clinical research on the biofield and energetic therapies. She has published over 100 papers and 2 books and serves on the editorial boards of three academic journals.
Garret Yount, Ph.D., is a Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Yount’s expertise is in molecular neurobiology and his primary interest is bridging human genomics with aspects of consciousness and the nonmaterial mind.
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cohen leads a team conducting research and delivering clinical care of integrative medicine practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage, diet, exercise, acupuncture and other strategies aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life and clinical outcomes.
Menas C. Kafatos, is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, at Chapman University. He is a quantum physicist, cosmologist, writes extensively on consciousness, leads research in remote sensing, natural and anthropogenic hazards, regional and global climate change. He holds seminars and workshops in a variety of subjects on the natural laws that apply everywhere in the universe. His doctoral thesis advisor was the renowned M.I.T. professor Philip Morrison who studied under J. Robert Oppenheimer. He has authored 300+ articles, is author or editor of 15 books, including ‘The Conscious Universe’ (Springer) with Robert Nadeau, and is co-author with Deepak Chopra of the forthcoming book, ‘The Creative Cosmos’ (Harmony). You can learn more at https://www.menaskafatos.com and follow him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/menas.kafatos Twitter:@mckafatos and LinkedIn: Menas Kafatos.
Paul is a long-standing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported clinical investigator with expertise in psychoneuroimmune processes in wellness and in disease, with a current focus on integrative medicine. He is director of the UC San Diego Clinical Research Biomarker Laboratory and Co-director of the UC San Diego CTRI’s Translational Research Technology (TRT) Laboratories Program. He is currently serving as director of research at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind-body medicine. She is writer and producer of Death Makes Life Possible, a feature film, book, and series of educational programs on the topic of death and dying, and how engaging that topic in a deep and meaningful way informs the way we live our lives.
Arnaud Delorme, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a CNRS principal investigator in Toulouse, France, and a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego. He is a long-term Zen meditator, and has taught in India on the neural correlates of conscious experience in a Master’s degree program for the Birla Institute of Technology.
Dr. Kemper is the founding Director of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Kemper has served on the faculty of the University of Washington, Yale, and Harvard University, and has founded three academic Centers for Integrative Medicine: in Boston, North Carolina, and Ohio. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers and 4 books for the public (The Holistic Pediatrician; Mental Health Naturally; Addressing ADD Naturally) and most recently Authentic Healing.
She is Past President of the Academic Pediatric Association, and she founded the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. She serves as the Editor in Chief of the international journal, Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Dr. Kemper is recognized internationally as the founder of the field of integrative pediatrics, and is frequently consulted by media including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, and USA Today.
Dean Radin, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and three books including The Conscious Universe, Entangled Minds, and Supernormal.
Rudy Tanzi is a Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology at Harvard University.Â At the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Dr. Tanzi serves as the Vice-Chair of Neurology (Research) and Director of theÂ Genetics and Aging Research Unit, which consists of eight laboratories investigating the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Tanzi has been investigating the molecular and genetic basis of neurological disease since when he participated in the pioneering study that led to location of the Huntington’s disease gene, the first disease gene to be found by genetic linkage analysis.
CHI Partners & Sponsors
The Emerald Gate FoundationThe Emerald Gate Foundation is a not for profit enterprise focused on improvement of the human condition and expansion of the conscious mind through scientific discovery and empowerment at the individual and local community level.
The Foundation’s mission is to assist with human transformation, individually and socially, solving real world problems in a practical, applied fashion.
Chopra FoundationThe 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.
Wake Forest UniversityOne of the nation's most respected private schools, Wake Forest University is a collegiate university recognized for its outstanding academic reputation and challenging liberal arts curriculum. Founded in 1834, Wake Forest is committed to personal education, inquiry and exploration, and service.
Miraglo FoundationThe 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."
Institute of Noetic SciencesThe 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.
The Institute for Integrative HealthThe Institute for Integrative Health, a nonprofit founded by Brian Berman, MD, in Baltimore, provides an environment for innovative thinking and action to create an epidemic of health.
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.
Greenheart InternationalGreenheart 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.
The WholeWorld-ViewOur purpose is to empower the emergence of our conscious evolution. The WholeWorld-View community is a growing interdependent co-operative of global change agents in service to nurturing our personal and collective need for meaning and belonging, celebrating our innate diversity within a unified whole.
THE RISING FOUNDATIONLiving in a world rooted in compassion, creativity and cooperation such that all basic human needs are met. Through financial grants we support projects which are building new social structures and technologies replacing the status quo.
San Diego Cancer Research InstituteThe 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.
Westreich FoundationThe 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.
1440 Multiversity1440 Multiversity is a place to experience time differently—exploring what matters to you, while surrounded by fresh air, delicious food, wellness classes, many ways to unwind, and opportunities to connect with yourself and others. Whether you come for a program with world-renowned faculty or spend a weekend on campus taking 1440 specialty classes, you can look forward to the perfect blend of learning, vacation, and space for reflection.
museMuse is a powerful, compact electroencephalography (EEG) system. By leveraging improvements in dry sensor technology, bluetooth and battery life, as well as significant advances in digital signal processing, Muse makes it easy to access and use brainwave data, inside and outside the laboratory and in real world environments.
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.
Consciousness HackingConsciousness 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.
Global Coherence InitiativeThe 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.
Healing Beyond BordersHealing 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.
ISHARISHAR stands for the Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Repository. This website provides access to many studies in consciousness, healing and integrative medicine.
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.
Prison Yoga ProjectThe 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.
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.
Sean O' Shea FoundationThe 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.
UC San Diego Center For Integrative MedicineThe 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.
VID Art/ScienceVID 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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