YOU are the key to healing

Every patient benefits from compassionate health care by 2030.

Heart Based Medicine values healthcare as it should be - from the heart and filled with compassion. Too often, protocol and paperwork take the human touch out of providing patient care. Heart Based Medicine’s worldwide community of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers work together to create and share methods of human-centered care where the doctor/patient relationship is the keystone to healing.

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Are you following your calling?

Remember when you decided to dedicate your life to helping others heal? In that precious moment, every cell in your body KNEW EXACTLY how you could best serve humanity! You took that message to heart and trained hard to become a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider..

Do you still feel that excitement today?

Are you following your calling to care, be present, and heal? Or have you settled for your role in the healthcare system, going through the motions and following protocol?

Heart Based Medicine is a community of health care professionals who know that the initial spark is still within them, and want to realign their daily work with their true purpose.

If that sounds like you, join us.

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Latest News & Updates

Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer and Andrea Garner Feature Heart Based Medicine on the Thom Hartmann Radio Show!

Aug 14, 2019

Thom Hartmann is the #1 progressive talk radio host in America. His daily program reaches a cumulative audience of 6.5million and is simulcast across TV networks, YouTube and Facebook. Thom recently interviewed Dr Jan Bonhoeffer and Andrea Gardner about September’s Heart Based Medicine Summit in San Francisco, and what it means for healthcare professionals and …

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Margaret McCathie’s Interviews Heart Based Medicine

Jul 31, 2019

In this open-hearted interview for Stirling City Radio’s Wellbeing Show, the inimitable Margaret McCathie shares how heart based medicine saved her life and why it is so important for mental health. Listen from 59 minutes to hear about her adventures with Dr. Patch Adams. Listen Now

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Announcing The Power of Heart Based Medicine Video

Jul 24, 2019

On a rainy Scottish summer’s day in Edinburgh, the RedSnappa video crew and cast of actors brought the Heart Based Medicine message to life in the corridors of a busy hospital. Tears, laughter and a sense of wonder were all present as the film unfolded, with an added dash of drama when the clock jumped …

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Global healthcare workers co-create a new future at Heart Based Medicine Summit 2019

Jun 27, 2019

Heart-Based Medicine puts compassion back into healthcare during this San Francisco event. For Immediate Release Contact: Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer jan@heartbasedmedicine.org Date: June 27, 2019 San Francisco – Doctors, nurses, yoga instructors, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals are expected to descend upon San Francisco from Sept. 12-14 for the Heart Based Medicine Summit 2019. The Heart …

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We have a scholar’s attitude – not knowing is our inspiration to listen deeply

We promote the health of human beings – disease might be on the way

We ARE the key to healing,
more than what we DO

We treat people – not diagnoses

We anticipate vulnerability and act with compassion

We believe the doctor-patient relationship is the most important thing in the exam room

We aren’t afraid to rock the boat to do what’s right

We recognize that current lore is tomorrow’s ridicule

We remember why we went into health care in the first place

We give ourselves permission to love

Together we’re stronger

At Heart Based Medicine, we promise to:

... Strengthen your resolve to bring your true healing gifts to the world
... Provide a platform for medical professionals to meet and share ideas
... Collate field-tested methods of heart-based healing and create new ones
... Establish an online resource with tools and trusted sources to support your work

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A Fresh Look at ADHD

Mar 24, 2020

A Fresh Look at ADHD “I love your haircut, Joel. It looks like a crown, or like one of those hats which Egyptian priests wore in ancient times.” The young boy smiled as he passed by me and sat down on his chair. The notes in his file told me he was 12 years old, …

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Steffi Is Afraid of the Jab

Feb 29, 2020

“Steffi and Peter Meyer, please.” A family, who had been sitting in the corner of the waiting room, all stood up together. The father was tall, with short gray hair, and a three day beard. His wide open eyes conveyed a simple warmth. The mother was shorter than her husband, wearing leather boots, stylish jeans …

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Kindfulness – Patience with Patients

Jan 29, 2020

As a medical professional, it can often be difficult to predict what your day will bring to your door. Suffering of all kinds is likely to present itself in the course of your working week and it can be helpful to have some tools that will support and buffer you. One of those tools is …

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Mindfulness: Bringing Presence to your Practice

Oct 8, 2019

When was the last time you felt awake, aware and fully engaged? Probably more recently than you might think. It may be a surprise to learn that mindfulness is your natural state.

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If you’ve ever been a patient we’d love to hear your story.

Were you met with warm understanding, clinical efficiency or cool indifference? How did it make you feel, and in what way did it influence your experience?

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