Heart Based Medicine Team
Jan Bonhoeffer, MD
Jan Bonhoeffer is Founder of Heart Based Medicine, a global network of health care professionals and patients exploring the natural healing potential of the health care provider and the patient.
He cares for patients and teaches pediatrics at the University Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. He has built and led large global research networks to improve child health, has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on infectious diseases and vaccines, and worked with the World Health Organization to shape global health programs.
He grew up and went to school near Munich in Germany. His mother was an actress and his father was a lawyer. He graduated from University of Basel Medical School, Switzerland and worked in the US, the UK, India and Switzerland.
In 2015, Dr. Bonhoeffer underwent a significant shift in the way that he thought about medicine. He realized that most of the significant moments in his work as a doctor happen when he is not simply executing what he learned in medical school, but when he is participating in a healing event, with the patient, which he is not in control of. He realized that these are the moments of true healing.
He has come to see an underlying energetic field as causative to alleviating disease and supporting health. He realized that central to this is the quality of the interaction between the healthcare provider and the patient. It is in this space between them that innovation, healing and creativity happens. He realized that almost everything he had learned in medical school had taught him to skip over what happens in this space, and instead to only have the attention on measurable biomechanical phenomena.
In the last years, Dr. Bonhoeffer has come to recognize that the most common infectious disease on the planet is non-love. The vaccines that can help us to address the causes of this disease require us to look at human to human transmission not just on an organism level, but in the way that we affect each other in our state of consciousness, and the openness of our hearts.
The vision of heart-based medicine is that all patients, healthcare providers and other open-hearted individuals generate a field of love enabling healing in an unprecedented way.
Dr. Bonhoeffer is married to Dr. Jessica Templeton-Bonhoeffer, a developmental pediatrician, and the founder of Youkidoc Kindergesundheit a heart-based medical center for children and their families in Basel, Switzerland. They have three children.
Andrea Gardner is a communications specialist, Hay House author and Reiki master. Her video ‘The Power of Words’ went viral with over 25million YouTube views and has opened hearts and minds around the world. Andrea passionately believes in Heart Based Medicine which places people and their stories at the heart of healing.
Britney Mahoney has Over 12 years’ proven success delivering C-level executive assistance, managing complex calendars, and administering budgets. Britney is an analytical and resourceful professional with extensive experience in administration, office operations management, scheduling, travel coordination, and budget optimization in alignment with company’s vision, value, and goals. Britney has reputation for preparing well-researched documents, handling unforeseen issues, and serving as a liaison to clients, internal staff, and external contacts. She is excited to be apart of the Heart Based Medicine team because her values align with Jan’s vision. The team is comprised of very talented people to which Britney is honored to have the chance to work with!
Stephan Laur is a practitioner and teacher of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong and Meditation; film and theater director.
His main focus in the last 10 years is my work as a TCM practitioner and teacher. Regularly I still work in my „old“ occupation as a director in film and theatre; but I only do this in projects that relate with my passion for alternative medicine, mindfulness and qi gong, as for example in meditation movies, a documentary about Qi Gong or in theatre projects with severly ill kids. And off course in my video-work for heart based medicine - because the substance of HBM corresponds exactly with the core of my own work.
Heike Becker is a graphic designer, personal coach, artist and Reiki Practioner. She supports and inspires people and companies on their journey to manifest their future visions. It is incredibly rewarding for her to be part of the Heart Based Medicine team, as it is such a great possibility to bring more love to the planet.
Desiree Craven is a Project Manager with GetUWired Internet Marketing and is responsible for managing the website development team and project strategy. When she's not in the office, you can find Desiree dumpster diving for antiques and hunting for treasures at auctions and yard sales around Northeast Georgia.
Justin McSwain has worked in digital marketing for the past 10 years as a developer, writer, strategist, and more. A Winthrop University alum, where he studied digital mass media and philosophy, Justin has gone on to serve companies ranging from one-man operations to multi-million dollar international corporations. Justin now operates out of Houston, Texas, where he enjoys spending his downtime with friends, family, and his dog Finn. 🐕
As a member of the Heart-Based Medicine team, Justin maintains, organizes, and grows the social media for Heart-Based Medicine.