Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, educators, and artists to help lead humanity to heal ourselves. CHI was formed through Shamini’s deep desire to bring key stakeholders together to create a coherent and effective movement, and to move us beyond models of “disease thinking” and “medical management,” into the study of systems-based healing processes, and personal and societal empowerment. Her pioneering research in meditation, biofield healing and psychoneuroimmunology has been featured in TIME, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, and other news media.
Dr. Jain obtained her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Psychoneuroimmunology at the UC San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She conducted her clinical internship at the La Jolla VA hospital, and her post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research.
Dr. Jain is an international keynote speaker and teacher. She integrates her background in clinical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, Jain spiritual wisdom, and the healing arts to teach people how they can best heal themselves and live life with joy and spiritual alignment “on purpose.” She teaches regularly in retreat centers, including Esalen and Kripalu. She also shares research on the science of healing in diverse venues, including NATO, TEDx, major universities and medical centers, health-related conferences, and corporations. Shamini’s first book, “Healing Ourselves: Biofield Science and the Future of Health” will be released in September 2021 by Sounds True/MacMillan Publications.
Shamini is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle. She also serves as a board member and advisor for several nonprofit and social benefit companies, including Modern Spirit, Wacuri, and Leap Forward. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and a member of UC San Diego’s Center for Integrative Medicine.