Biofield Science and Healing at the Sages and Scientists Conference

How does consciousness catalyze the healing process? In this talk, given at the Chopra Foundation's Sages and Scientists 2016 conference, Dr. Shamini Jain (Assistant Professor UCSD; Founding Director, Consciousness and Healing Initiative) describes her published research with healing in cancer survivors, and explains why forwarding the research field of biofield science (despite its controversies) will empower us to better heal ourselves and each other. Learn more at


TEDx: “What is Healing?”

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Shamini Jain questions what healing really is, reviews findings that help us to demystify the placebo effect, and calls us to action to bridge models of medicine for a deeper understanding and application of healing.


Consciousness, the Biofield and Health: Sounds True Podcast


What is the biofield and how does it relate to consciousness and health?  In this interview with Sounds True founder Tami Simon for her “Insights at the Edge” Podcast, Shamini explains her perspective on consciousness, the biofield, and how leading from a consciousness and biofield-based framework will help solve major global health issues such as chronic pain.  Listen to Shamini’s whole podcast with Tami Simon Here.


Placebo = HEAL: Reframing Placebo in Science and Healthcare

In this keynote talk given at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine in 2015, Dr. Shamini Jain discusses key scientific findings in the field of placebo research, proposes a new framing of placebo, and discusses how to implement "placebo" elements in clinical and daily practice.  Slides are shown on the left of the screen, with Dr. Jain on the right.


Biofield Therapies in Cancer Care: UCSD Integrative Oncology Conference

In this talk for the UCSD conference in Integrative Oncology, Shamini shares current scientific understandings of the effects of biofield therapies (such as Healing Touch and others) in cancer patients, and notes some of the controversies associated with the study of biofield therapies.


Biofield Science and Healing with Deepak Chopra

In this short video, Shamini talks with Deepak Chopra on current science underlying our understanding of healing, and the implications of consciousness and healing practices for working with trauma.  The full video, which also covers findings in bioelectromagnetics and psychoneuroimmunology, can be found through


Podcast: Five Ways to Incorporate the Science of Placebo for Our Own Health and Healing


In this short guest interview for Marilyn Schtliz's Consciousness and Healing course, Shamini explains placebo from a consciousness-based perspective, and suggests 5 ways to incorporate the science of placebo for our own health and healing.

The Future of Meditation Research

Can we take our study of meditation further? In this talk, given at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dr. Jain relates ancient Vedic yogic principles behind meditation, and explores how we can utilize these principles to further our scientific inquiry of meditation beyond "stress reduction".


Should you See an Energy Healer?


Dr. Jain speaks with US News and World Report on the science behind energy healing.

Read the full article HERE.


Prevention Magazine: 3 alternative therapies that can help heal your grief


In this article, which explores energy healing as a treatment for grief, Dr. Jain explains to Prevention Magazine why her randomized controlled trial with hands-on-healing for fatigued breast cancer survivors suggests that healing appears beyond a placebo effect. 

Read the full article HERE.


Grounding: Hype or Healing?


Dr. Jain was interviewed by US News and World Report on what Grounding is and whether the science behind it is valid.  

Read the full article HERE.