Participate in IONS Research

To further our scientific research, we often invite individuals like you to participate in our research and experiments.

Integrative Restoration (iRest) Study

IONS is recruiting 100 participants who are 50 years and older and currently reside in the United States for an exciting research study.

The Integrative Restoration (iRest – Phase 3) study is investigating the effects of an online iRest webinar series to evaluate its effects on depression symptoms in older adults. iRest is based on Yoga Nidra, which is a state of meditation and complete relaxation where meditators withdraw into an inner sensory world. The iRest video course consists of four modules and includes educational information and experiential meditations. Participants will be asked to watch one module a week for four weeks. Each module is approximately 1 hour long. Participants will complete online surveys prior to and after completing the iRest course and will be compensated with a $50 Visa gift card once they have completed the study. Please click “Learn More” below to see if you are eligible to participate in the iRest-Phase 3 study.

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If you experience any technical issues, please email Nina Fry with “iRest Screening” in the subject line.

Exceptional Healers Pilot Study

Do you suffer from carpal tunnel pain? Would you like a FREE energy healing session?

If YES, and you are an adult age 18 or older, this pilot study may be for you!

The purpose of the study is to evaluate energy medicine healing practices and the possibility of alleviating carpal tunnel pain.

The study takes place at the IONS campus in Petaluma, CA and consists of two visits, three weeks apart, to complete the healing session with a professional energy medicine practitioner, evaluation tests, and surveys.

The tests include nerve conduction, biological markers of inflammation, and well-being, as well as pain questionnaires taken before and after the healing session.

After completing your second visit, you will receive a $200 gift card as a THANK YOU for helping us investigate the potential of energy medicine healing practices.

If you would like to participate, please email the research assistant with the subject line “Exceptional Healers Pilot Study” or call 707.779.8222 to get signed up.

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1-day Focused Life Force Energy (FLFE) Intervention

1-Day FLFE StudyThe Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is looking for participants for a new study investigating Focused Life-Force Energy (FLFE). For more information about FLFE, please click here.

Project summary:

  1. Participants will come to IONS EarthRise Campus to complete the IONS Discovery Lab (IDL) baseline measures consisting of ~25 min of questionnaires and tasks on a computer. Then, physiological measures that include electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiography (ECG) will be recorded during a resting state task. A battery of cognitive tasks will also be collected to measure short-term changes in memory, executive function, verbal fluency etc.
  2. Participants will then rest in a room conditioned with FLFE service activated with EMF mitigation and brain optimization for 25 minutes.
  3. They will then repeat the same activities they did before the 25 minutes in the conditioned space (physiology and cognitive tasks).
  4. The study activities will occur on the same day and will take approximately 2 hours.

Participants must be generally healthy English-speaking adults aged 18 years or older who are willing and able to travel to the IONS EarthRise Campus for the research visit. There are no known risks to experiencing FLFE for 1.5 hours and participants may or may not directly benefit from the FLFE.

This study is taking place at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California. Participants will receive a $100 compensation for their participation. Because of the generally high number of responses, we will only reply if you are eligible for the study. Your participation is voluntary and your identity will remain confidential and secure.

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Got Psi?

Many people have had precognitive dreams or successful intuitive hunches and ask themselves: Do I have psychic or psi abilities?

GotPsi is a simple way to explore these abilities through a suite of psi tests based on techniques similar to those used in more formal laboratory experiments. The tests are fun (and valid) and you’ll get immediate feedback about your performance. There are also various “Halls of Fame” where you can compare your performance with others.

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