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Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

Director of Research

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, is the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California Berkeley in Anthropology and Pre-Medicine. She obtained her clinical doctorate at the National University of Natural Medicine. She obtained her Master of Clinical Research from Oregon Health & Science University where she has been on faculty in the department of neurology since 2006. She also completed two post-doctoral research fellowships.

Her VET-MIND study funded by the National Institutes of Health examined the mechanisms of meditation for combat veterans with PTSD. Her current research interests include healing stress and trauma, examining mechanisms of mind-body medicine, and rigorously studying extended human capacities. Dr. Wahbeh’s extensive meditation training includes the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a four-year Meditation Teacher Training with CoreLight, and a 19-year regular meditation practice. She has published on and spoken internationally about her studies on complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body medicine, extended human capacities, stress, posttraumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health, and healing. She was recently named President of the Parapsychological Association.

Dr. Wahbeh is the author of some 90+ peer-reviewed publications and the new book The Science of Channeling: Why You Should Trust Your Intuition and the Force That Connects Us All. Brimming with cutting-edge science, the book draws together much of her research on the subject. The Science of Channeling is written in true noetic fashion as it seeks to unite the science with practical application.


Midnight Society | Helané Wahbeh

Dr. Helané Wahbeh shares the current research and projects at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the IONS Discovery Lab founded by Dr. Edgar Mitchell.

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They Call Us Channelers | Helané Wahbeh

Scientific study of channeling, messages beyond the five senses | Episode 3 of They Call Us Channelers

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The Science of Psychic Abilities | Helané Wahbeh

In this episode, Dr. Helané Wahbeh, Director of Research at IONS talks with Ben, Doug, and Sean about the science of psychic abilities and the new science that IONS is investigating.

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Heal Your Spirit, Heal Your Body Summit | Helané Wahbeh

Interview includes: Bridging the gap between the spiritual and scientific; overview of IONS research project on the connection between breast cancer and experiencing trauma; the best healing mindset.

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Results of the IONS Channeling Research Program | Helané Wahbeh

IONS Research Director Helané was part of the 2019 Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit, a free online event. This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.

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New Thinking Allowed – Channeling Research, Theory, and Practice | Helané Wahbeh

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR explains that she defines channeling very broadly to include a wide range of experiences from intuition, to ESP, to trance mediumship.

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Helané Wahbeh's Experiments

Read about Dr.Wahbeh’s latest research projects.

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