Join us in exploring the profound impact that Heart Based Therapeutics® has on all aspects of health and well-being.


Heart Based Institute has partnered with a number of universities, healthcare providers, and corporations to assess the positive impact and unique benefits of Heart Based Therapeutics® and its related form of Heart Based Meditation, by using a combination of clinical trials, independent third party evaluations and self-assessments.

The results from our recent research studies have not only proven extremely positive–they have been profound.

They consistently demonstrate that Heart Based Therapeutics® training applications have been found to:

  • Markedly reduce the spread of prostate cancer cells
  • Dramatically decrease levels of stress and anxiety
  • Consistently increase feelings of peace and gratitude
  • Positively influence client outcomes among therapists
  • Deliver and reinforce vitally important skills and proven-effective techniques to a variety of human service and other professionals

Heart Based Meditation Research Collaboration–Results from The University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Since 2015, Heart Based Institute has partnered with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine to study the effects of a particular form of Heart Based Meditation on prostate cancer cells. While it is still premature to discuss this research in detail, the study repeatedly demonstrated that cell samples which were exposed to subjects practicing this specific form of Heart Based Meditation resulted in a marked decrease in cell migration (the spread of cancer cells).

We are working with the University of Maryland to publish the findings of this research and will share more details as they become available.

Benefits of Heart Based Therapeutics® Training–Results from Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

Heart Based Institute partnered with MAHEC, the largest continuing health education center in North Carolina, to conduct over 20 courses to over 300 students representing a number of human service provider professions. Participants took part in an in-depth Kirkpatrick model study reporting significant increases in the following skill-based competencies: Knowledge (72%), Patient Care (70%), Practice-Based Learning (69%), Communication Skills (62%).

Further, participants also reported marked improvements in self-evaluations before and after training programs:

Impact of Heart Based Therapeutics® Training Applications on Practitioners and Their Clients–Results from VAYA Health

Vaya Health, a managed care organization providing funds to organizations who serve individuals facing mental health challenges, conducted a two-part study with graduates from our Support Specialist certification program. As highlighted below, of those that used skills with clients, 83% reported at least some level of positive impact on patient outcomes.

Additionally, participants reported numerous and substantial benefits:

Heart Based Meditation Brings Stress Relief to the Workplace–Results from Pfizer, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc. has partnered with HBI in introducing Heart Based Meditation as a tool for its employees to reduce and manage stress. As both charts show, the measured before/after impact among participants was immediate and substantive.

Areas of Research Interest

We are interested in continuing our studies in the following areas as well as exploring additional resarch opportunities with interested parties:

  • Health, healing, and immunity
  • Treatment and prevention of illness and disease
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Workplace burnout, compassion fatigue and PTSD
  • Emotional response and regulation
  • Brain functions and cognitive learning
  • Love, compassion, and gratitude
  • Happiness, well-being, and interpersonal and spiritual connection

To explore partnering with us on additional heart based research, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!