January 2024 Webinar

Biofield Therapies: Guidelines for Reporting Clinical Trials

Why Guidelines Are Needed, How They Were Created, What They Can Achieve

with Richard Hammerschlag, PhD and Ann Baldwin, PhD

Friday, January 19, 2024

11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern

Our first webinar of the new year will feature two of the authors of the landmark paper that provides guidance for reporting clinical research on biofield therapies. Two of the authors of this paper, Richard Hammerschlag, PhD (Co-Director of Research, CHI) and Ann Baldwin, PhD (Director, Mind-Body Science and author, Reiki in Clinical Practice; and The Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice) will describe the guidance document and suggest how it may encourage further acceptance of biofield therapies (External Qigong, Healing Touch, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, among others) in hospital settings and private practice. The paper is set for publication in February 2024.

REGISTER

About Our Guest Speakers

Richard Hammerschlag, PhD

Co-Director of Research, CHI
Richard Hammerschlag, PhD

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).

Ann Baldwin, PhD

Director, Mind-Body Science and Author
Ann Baldwin, PhD

Ann Baldwin, PhD, is a Professor of Physiology and Psychology at the University of Arizona. She is also a Reiki Master, and has practiced Reiki on people and animals for the last fifteen years. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Physics from University of Bristol, UK, her Masters degree in Radiation Physics from University of London, UK and her PhD in Physiology from Imperial College, University of London. She is also a certified HeartMath® Trainer and received the Humanitarian Heart Award from the Institute of Heartmath. Ann’s research focuses on the physiological effects of mental and emotional stress, and she is currently exploring the efficacies of Reiki, Biofeedback and Equine Facilitated Learning in reducing the damaging effects of stress. She has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a member of several review panels for National Institutes of Health. Ann is the acclaimed author of The Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice: Working with Clients to Manage Stress and Enhance Mind-Body Function and Reiki in Clinical Practice: A Science-based Guide. With her Reiki training and extensive scientific background, Ann hopes to bridge the gap between energy healing and quantitative scientific enquiry. 

Upcoming Live Webinars

Simon Cox, PhD

Subtle Fields and Their Prehistory

March 1, 2024

Amanda Huggins

Anxiety as an Activation for Healing in Mind, Body, and Soul

April 5, 2024

Previous CHI Webinars

Want access to all CHI webinar replays and materials? Join us as a CHI Contributor for $108 annually (tax-deductible), and have UNLIMITED access to all webinars (including audio downloads, video replays, and powerpoint slides and materials).

As a CHI Contributor, you’ll also get free monthly meditations, connection platforms to CHI Community members, discounts to CHI workshops and courses, as wells as discounts to many of our Partner’s and Collaborators’ conferences!

It’s our non-profit’s way of saying “Thank You” for supporting the science and practice of healing!

Webinar Library

2024 WEBINARS

February 2024

The Power of Human Potential:
Consciousness Research Through a Mind-Body Lens

Guest Speaker: Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

January 2024

Biofield Therapies: Guidelines for Reporting Clinical Trials

Guest Speakers:
Richard Hammerschlag, PhD & Ann Baldwin, PhD

2023 WEBINARS

December 2023

The Energy that Heals Film Documentary

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Dan Vicario & Christina Vircillo Bresson

November 2023

Integral Transformative Practice: Launchpad to the Extraordinary

Guest Speakers:
Christina Grote & Pamela Kramer

October 2023

Mexican Day of the Dead, a Living Tradition

Guest Speaker:
Maestra Grace Sesma

September 2023

Healing our Disease of Separation

Guest Speaker:
Jude Currivan, PhD

2022 WEBINARS

December 2022

Tuning Through Anxiety

Guest Speaker:
Eileen Day McKusick

November 2022

Personal Self-Integration

Guest Speakers:
Tiffany Barsotti, Ph.D. and Paul J. Mills, Ph.D.

September 2022

Earthing & The Biofield

Guest Speakers:
Gaetan Chevalier, Ph.D. and Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.

September 2022

Healing Circle: Honoring the Feminine

Guest Speakers:
Grace Sesma, Sue Morter, Eileen McKusick

August 2022

Essentials of Medical Intuition

Guest Speaker:
Wendie Colter, MCWC, CMIP

July 2022

Sacred Medicine

Guest Speaker:
Lissa Rankin, MD

June 2022

Radical Resilience

Guest Speaker:
Gregg Braden

April 2022

Neurodecolonization and Indigenous Mindfulness

Guest Speaker:
Michael Yellow Bird, PhD

March 2022

Impact of Meditation

Guest Speaker:
Hemal H. Patel, PhD

February 2022

Chakras & Wheels
of Light

Guest Speaker:
Alberto Villoldo, PhD

January 2022

Curanderismo

Guest Speaker:
Grace Sesma

2021 WEBINARS

December 2021

The Way of Miracles

Guest Speaker:
Mark Mincolla, PhD

November 2021

The Science of Channeling

Guest Speaker:
Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

October 2021

Brazilian Spiritist Therapies

Guest Speaker:
Emma Bragdon, PhD

September 2021

Subtle Energy Therapies

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Gail Jett

August 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Guest Speaker:
Vikas P. Srivastava

July 2021

Transforming Trauma

Guest Speaker:
Dr. James S. Gordon

June 2021

Full-Spectrum Mental Health

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Cassandra Vieten

May 2021

Amazonian Plant Medicine

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Joe Tafur

April 2021

Navigating Unknown Terrain

Guest Speaker:
Maya Shetreat, MD

March 2021

Integral Transformative Practice

Guest Speaker:
Pamela Kramer

February 2021

Power Up with Energy Medicine

Guest Speakers:
Donna Eden with David Feinstein

January 2021

Awakening Beyond Physicality

Guest Speaker:
Barbara C. Wallace, PhD

2020 WEBINARS

December 2020

Medical Intuition

Guest Speaker:
Wendie Colter, CMIP

November 2020

Tuning the Human Biofield

Guest Speakers: Richard Hammerschlag, PhD & Eileen McKusick

October 2020

Mantram Repetition

Guest Speaker:
Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN

September 2020

Exceptional Healers Pilot Study

Guest Speaker:
Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

August 2020

Yoga and Meditation During COVID-19

Guest Speaker:
William C Bushell, PhD

July 2020

Learning From Indigenous Wisdom

Guest Speakers:
Nonty Charity Sabic,
Vikas P. Srivastava,
Tasreen Khamisa

June 2020

Vastu & Vedic Medical Astrology

Guest Speaker:
Michael Mastro

May 2020

Embodying Unbreakable
Wholeness

Guest Speaker:
Richard Miller, PhD

April 2020

Reiki Research & Equine Therapies

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Ann Baldwin

March 2020

SOMA Breath

Guest Speaker:
Niraj Naik

February 2020

Human Biofield Therapy Research

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen

January 2020

Third Eye Praxis:
The Four Directions of Mindfulness

Guest Speaker:
Vikas Srivastava

2019 WEBINARS

December 2019

Evolving from Drama 

Guest Speaker:
Tiffany Barsotti, M.Th., Ch.T.

November 2019

De-mystifying Reiki 

Guest Speaker:
Pamela Miles

October 2019

Radical Remission

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Kelly Turner

September 2019

Emotional Freedom Techniques

Guest Speaker:
Dawson Church, PhD

June 2019

"Three Clairs”

Guest Speaker:
Cyndi Dale

May 2019

C3: Consciousness, Communication & Change

Guest Speaker:
Cassandra Vieten, PhD

April 2019

Me, We and All

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Jude Currivan

March 2019

From Me To We

Guest Speaker:
Ronit Herzfeld

February 2019

Gratitude as a Personal Virtue

Guest Speaker:
Paul Mills, PhD

January 2019

Biofield Devices

Guest Speakers:
David Muehsam, PhD & Tiffany Barsotti, M.TH.

2018 WEBINARS

December 2018

Can Healing be Imprinted?

Guest Speakers:
William F. Bengston, PhD & Dean Radin, PhD

October 2018

Transforming Trauma

Guest Speaker:
Julie Yau, PhD

September 2018

Information from the "Field"

Guest Speaker:
Eileen McKusick &
Dr. Richard Hammerschlag

Share This