Discover the Joy
Within Your Heart

Experience a Heart-Centered Approach to Well-Being

Who We Are

Heart Based Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing educational content and experiential learning to enjoy the profound benefits of heart-centered living.

Our Approach

Our approach combines psychological theory with experiential learning to deliver a practical, proven-effective way to enjoy the many benefits of heart-centered living.

Groundbreaking Research

We have partnered with a number of universities, healthcare providers, and corporations to assess the positive impact and unique benefits of the Open Heart state.

Open Heart for Everyone

This simple, yet profound five-day training helps participants naturally experience their heart, directly reducing stress and enhancing True Heart Feelings.

Fill Your Day with Heart

Explore the latest in heart based education and research, improve resiliency and decrease stress…and much more!


It’s hard not to let the stress caused by the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic seep into our day, much less moment-to-moment. Whether it’s the 24/7 news cycle…outrage and fear over the inadequacy of governmental preparedness…social media fatigue…

Dr. Ed Rubenstein Explains Mindfulness vs. the Spiritual Heart

Ed Rubenstein, PhD, a psychologist with 40 years of experience effectively integrating meditation into therapeutic approaches, explains the profound differences between mindfulness and “heartfulness”…

With the onset of the pandemic, many are searching for ways to decrease stress. Numerous studies have shown meditation’s impact both mentally and physically. But where to begin? What should we expect from a meditation practice?

Through proven-effective professional training programs, we help individuals and organizations discover the profound and lasting benefits that living and working in heart-mind alignment brings.

Learn About Our Unique Approach

From striving to thriving, resistance to resilience, and disconnection to wholeness, our heart based approach naturally promotes happiness, health and well-being.

Earn CEU Credits Online

Geared toward human service providers, our experiential online training provides profound heart-centered benefits for both practitioner and client. You can even earn online CEUs!

Customize Programs for Your Organization

Get in touch to explore customizing an online Open Heart program to meet your organization's needs with respect to reducing stress, managing change, and enhancing wellness.

Open Heart for Everyone

Participants Share from the Heart

Read about our groundbreaking research and explore partnership and training opportunities across a wide range of fields.

Effect of Open Heart Sate on Cancer Cells

Our 4-year trial demonstrated how a 15-minute heart based intervention reduced the spread of cancer cells up to 4X%.

Comparing Mindfulness and Open Heart State

Our preliminary research study clearly confirmed the differences between resting, mindfulness and Open Heart states.

The Spiritual heart's stress reduction Link

Our numerous studies show the significant impact a heart-centered practice can have on burnout, stress and resilience.

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