Research

Completed

Intramural Project

Compassionate Intention, Prayer, and Distant Healing

Assessing the Evidence

Principal Investigator
Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
Project Staff
Kelly Durkin, Ken Corr, MDiv


Project Resources

Distant healing is an ancient human activity still widely practiced throughout the world today. Over thousands of years human beings have developed a rich blend of distant healing practices, some traditional, some exotic, from prayer to shamanic rituals to compassionate intention meditations.

Over the past thirty years, significant scientific research has been conducted on the potential effectiveness and value of distant healing practices. The practice of distant healing is drawing increased attention as an important component of integral medicine models that blend a range of approaches to health and healing. Many leading health professionals and spiritual leaders believe distant healing practices may significantly expand the capacity to facilitate healing.

These pages are dedicated to Elizabeth Targ, MD, a pioneer in the research of distant healing and a gifted healer equally at home in the worlds of science and spirituality.

We would like to acknowledge the following for supporting this project:

Lyddon Fund, Harriett Crosby, and Anonymous Donors

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