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Dr. Helané Wahbeh

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The Science of Channeling

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 UC 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, post-traumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health, and healing. She is a Board Member and Past 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.




The Science of Channeling Online Course, a part of the IONS Channeling Research Program, dives deeply into questions that help shed light on experiences we call “channeling” — the process of revealing information and energy not limited by space and time.

In this course, you will explore the latest scientific evidence for channeling phenomena, looking at research questions such as “Is channeling real?” and “Is it a mental health concern?” Join IONS Director of Research, Helané Wahbeh, as she reveals the fascinating research on this common phenomenon which we are just coming to understand!


The Noetic Signature Inventory is a tool to help you uncover what makes your intuitive process uniquely yours.

Take the Inventory and you’ll receive:

  • Your personal Noetic Signature Inventory results
  • Science Report with study background and references
  • Exploration Guide to dive deeper into your results
  • Live webinar with Dr. Helané Wahbeh featuring audience Q&A


This video workshop was created from a six-month live webinar series offered in 2016. It features presentations and Q&As from top scientists and leaders within the field of consciousness research, education, and application.

This free course consists of ten 1-hour videos. Presented from a variety of perspectives, you will discover:

  • Exciting developments in consciousness research across disciplines
  • Where the study of consciousness is heading and why it matters
  • How to pursue a career in the fields of consciousness research and study
  • And more!

The IONS Next Generation Initiative brings awareness and engagement within the noetic sciences to younger generations by supporting emerging scholars and explorers.

Course Syllabus

  • The Ins and Outs of Meditation Research with Helané Wahbeh, PhD
  • The Study of Consciousness and Shifting the Paradigm with Cassandra Vieten, PhD
  • Meditation Research How-to with Arnaud Delorme, PhD
  • Time Perception and Precognition with Julia Mossbridge, PhD
  • Setting Science Free on College Campuses with Kate Noble, PhD
  • Practical Applications of Consciousness in Education with Katia Petersen, PhD
  • Technology and Science of Consciousness with Mikey Siegel
  • Consciousness and Entheogenic Research with Larry Norris, MA
  • Consciousness and Healing: Biofields with Shamini Jain, PhD
  • Collective Consciousness with Roger Nelson