The Biofield: What we know, and what we don’t with Dr. Shamini Jain

  • 10/13/2016 10:19 AM
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    Ann Darmstetter

    All of the Energy Medicine in the Spotlight calls are avaiable for replay on the Past Business Calls page.

  • 08/10/2016 9:17 PM
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    Betty Feldman

    Great tips and support for approaching better communication inside health care facilities! Thank you. 

  • 08/10/2016 8:11 PM
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    Shona Hutchings

    Is the webinar finished? I thought it was 9pm EST and I logged in here in Western Australia at 9am and nothing, now I see this message on the forum! Will there be a replay ?? Thanks Shona

  • 07/20/2016 1:10 PM
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    Dr. Ramona, Ph.D, HTCP

    Hi everyone!

    Wasn't that a wonderful interview with Dr. Jain?  If you want to learn more about her foundation, The Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), please visit

    Renee and I have gathered the references below to support your interests in the scientific and social aspects of spreading the word about biofield therapies.




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  • 07/19/2016 2:27 PM
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    August 10, 2016

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