Mindfulness vs. the Spiritual Heart

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

Experiencing Heart Based Meditation​

Led by Dr. Ed Rubenstein, enjoy our Heart Based Meditation introduction that guides you through the steps of relaxation, heart strengthening, and experiencing True Heart Feelings. Relax, smile and enjoy!

Why Our Spiritual Heart Is the Key​

The importance of following our heart has been emphasized throughout history and spans cultures, yet we were never taught how to access the peace, joy and calmness that comes from opening our spiritual heart.


Heart Based Therapeutics®​

An overview of Heart Based Institute’s unique curriculum, its methodologies, and courses. Our program utilizes the spiritual heart to reduce stress and improve performance for organizations, human service providers and their clients.

Sam’s Story: the Keys to Life and Spirituality

Two months before his passing from ALS, founding HBI Board member Sam Sutker beautifully shares what is most important in life, his connection to his heart and feelings on spirituality.

Unconditional Love vs. "Energy"

What does it mean to have “good energy”? How is this different from experiencing Unconditional Love? How can we experience Unconditional Love in our daily lives?

Sam audio interview (Pt. 1): Living an Authentic Life

12 days before his passing, Sam shares the importance of keeping things simple, being lighthearted, the pitfalls of projection, and practicing acceptance and kindness. Part 1 of a two-part audio interview.

True Heart Feelings

Exploring the differences between cognitive emotions and the True feelings experienced through our spiritual heart including peace, joy, calmness and gratitude.

Peer Support: Sam's Key Insights

Peer Support provides a key function in mental health and recovery across the U.S. Sam shares insights he gained from training over 800 specialists before he was diagnosed with ALS.

Sam audio interview (Pt 2): On Forgiveness

Part two of Sam’s interview 12 days before his passing, focusing on the importance of forgiveness, the burden of unforgiveness, and how to facilitate the process of forgiveness of self and others.

About Heart Based Institute

Heart Based Institute is a 501c3 Non-profit providing training to teach human service providers and organizations how to lead heart centered lives, reducing stress and helping individuals experience a “new normal” characterized by peace, calmness, gratitude and joy.

Gracefully Living with ALS

Sam shares his experience with ALS over the course of 11 months, including how he stayed grateful even as the disease progresses.

Sam's Celebration of Life Ceremony

Sam Sutker touched so many lives, so deeply. This gathering of friends and family celebrates the impact he had as a Peer Support Trainer, friend, father and husband.