New clients and strategic partnerships are vital to achieving our mission. If you are an individual or organization interested in sponsoring or customizing a Heart Based Therapeutics® research initiative, professional training program or workshop, please contact us. We look forward to discussing a wide range of partnership and collaborative opportunities.


We have developed meaningful long-term relationships with distinguished organizations, companies and educational institutions across the country. Some of our clients and strategic partners include:

HBI conducted a three year study with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to determine the effects of our heart based medicine on cancer cells. We anticipate the groundbreaking results of this study to be published by Summer 2019.

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.

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.

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.

The heart based techniques used in HBI's training are based in part on Natural Way of Living's Open Heart Meditation program, developed by Irmansyah Effendi, M.Sc over 20 years ago.

The heart based techniques used in HBI's training are based in part on Natural Way of Living's Open Heart Meditation program, developed by Irmansyah Effendi, M.Sc over 20 years ago.

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

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.

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 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.


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

HBI is working with Advance Treatment Centers to develop the first heart based recovery program for those suffering from addiction and substance use.

About Us

We are a nonprofit organization committed to conducting heart based research and specialized training for professionals and organizations across all industries including healthcare and mental health, business and executive management, public and community service, education and administration, and law enforcement and emergency response.

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