Show #259 – Dr Shamini Jain on Disease Healing and Prevention through the Neuroscience Lens

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And on this week’s show!

I’ve had the experience of diving deep into the science and practice of healing, so I’m really jazzed to share that, but sometimes our own experiences are just as important to keep in that conversation”. Ooh, this is a juicy interview indeed and Shamini is an excellent human I’m so happy to introduce to you – if you’ve been interested in neuroscience, and what things such as creativity, meditation, energetic healing, and the biofield have to do with preventing, treating and healing disease as well as enhancing our general sense of contentment and wellbeing, then this week is the show for you. Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, educators, and artists to help lead humanity to heal ourselves. Her pioneering research in meditation, biofield healing, and psychoneuroimmunology has been featured in TIME, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN.

Questions I asked Shamini:

  • Neuroscience first, then psychology and neuroimmunology – can you share a little insight into why you chose to broaden your studies and choose these three areas to begin with? What was your PhD topic? 
  • You did a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s division of cancer prevention – firstly, very reassuring that people are actually studying prevention out there when all we hear is ‘cure’ talk. Can I ask, given everyone would love to know how to prevent cancer: What have been some of the key observations in your time there? 
  • When it does come to disease reversal, what have been some of the most powerful drivers you’ve seen for people that can potentially contribute to us being able to predict healing and remissions? Any patterns? 
  • Spontaneous remissions: They happen. There are several theories and ideas floating around as to why: What are yours? 
  • Can we talk about energy healing and placebo in relation to this? 
  • Can I ask what the biofield is and how harnessing its energy can speed healing? 
  • There seems to be one acceptable way to treat/cure and everything else is subjected to ridicule – how can we change this – is it as simple as ‘driven by money/power and an impenetrable system’ or can we have traditional and holistic medicine approaches work together somehow eventually? 
  • What published scientific research says about the healing power of holistic practices such as yoga, meditation, and energy healing
  • What Meditative practices can we easily integrate into our daily life? What are a couple of your favourite practices to do for yourself?

About Dr Shamini Jain:

Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, educators, and artists to help lead humanity to heal ourselves. Her pioneering research in meditation, biofield healing, and psychoneuroimmunology has been featured in TIME, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN. 

Dr. Jain obtained her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Psychoneuroimmunology at the UC San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  She conducted her clinical internship at the La Jolla VA hospital, and her post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research.

Dr. Jain is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.  She serves as a board member and advisor for several nonprofit and social benefit companies, including Modern Spirit, Wacuri, and Leap Forward. She is also adjunct faculty at UC San Diego, and a member of UC San Diego’s Center for Integrative Medicine.

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