Our Alliances

We are grateful to have developed relationships with many organizations and welcome further collaboration. Some of our clients and strategic partners include:

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Open Heart Meditation® and the Open Heart for Everyone program were developed over 20 years ago by Irmansyah Effendi, M.Sc, the founder of Natural Way of Living.


This international public health agency works to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. We conducted a comprehensive training for staff on Using the Heart for Stress Management and Wellness.

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HBI partnered with Radford to provide CEU credits for Mental Health Professionals who participated in our training programs.

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RHA is a multi-state organization serving clients with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use challenges. HBI conducted certification training programs and collaborated with Vaya Health to evaluate our Support Specialist Program, demonstrating the efficacy our our training.

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Big Bend partnered with HBI to provide Continuing Education for their nurses, social workers and support staff.


Innovia Behavioral Health provides therapy, counseling, coaching, and support services to people struggling with different life challenges, helping them to regain control, improve their quality of life, and fortify and enhance healthy living.

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TrueHeart is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing TrueHeart centres across Australia, where people can learn, practice and share about Open Heart.

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Vaya Health manages publicly funded behavioral health services in North Carolina with an emphasis on whole-person care. Vaya chose HBI to lead the creation and delivery of the spiritual dimension of whole person care within their training curriculum and provided scholarships for mental health agencies to participate in our certification programs.

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NIH is a governmental agency within the Department of Health and Human Services and one of the world's foremost medical research centers. HBI conducted a workshop entitled Living a Heart Centered Life: Bridging Heart and Mind.


Mountain Area Health Education Center is the largest continuing education center in North Carolina. HBI taught our Heart Based Therapeutics curriculum to over 150 human service providers including peer support specialists, nurses and mental health professionals. Post-training course evaluations and subsequent research was overwhelmingly positive.

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Universal provides mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services. HBI provided staff training in partnership with MAHEC for Universal's peer support specialists.

Summit Support Services

Summit provides residential services to adults with intellectual developmental disabilities in group home settings. Summit's entire organization participated in a customized training program to meet the specific needs of their clients.