Strategic Partners and Alliances

The following institutes and systems are in strategic alignment with the work and programs of WCSI.  Together with WCSI, programs and activities can be enhanced through the services, training and research models of these Alliances.

The Human Caring Alliance

The Human Caring Alliance (HCA) is a synergistic alliance committed to creating practices and programs that help manifest and sustain caring, healing and health for self, systems and society.  It is a whole systems approach that elevates caring and healing through harmonizing core values that achieve total health, on all levels.

The Watson Caring Science Institute, HeartMath and Healing HealthCare Systems provide a foundational framework for the HCA through their synergistic relationship where Caring Science, Heart Science, and Healing Environment Science unite to expand the current medical/disease oriented system into one that practices and lives caring and healing in all aspects of care. This alliance brings together self-care, patient-care, organizational healing, and allows for emerging learning from ongoing research and practice.


Heart Math LLC

The HeartMath mission is: to facilitate a fundamental shift in health, well-being and consciousness. HeartMath is a “triple bottom line” mission – people, planet, profit – founded by Doc Childre in 1991 out of a deep care for people and the planet, and a desire to develop effective and scalable methods and technologies to help people self-regulate emotions and behaviors.


Healing Healthcare Systems

Healing Healthcare Systems was founded in 1992 by Susan Mazer and Dallas Smith, two acknowledged pioneers in the use of music as environmental design for healthcare facilities. The focus of Healing HealthCare Systems (HHS) is on developing tools that use music as environmental design in the healthcare setting, and providing technical and educational support based on its implications for the patient experience.

International Association for Human Caring

Founded in 1987, the International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) provides the forum for discovery and dissemination of caring science through the International Journal for Human Caring and annual conference. IAHC members recognize caring is an interdisciplinary collaborative partnership for the well-being of humankind. The organization welcomes scholars and practitioners from all disciplines interested in advancing the knowledge of care and caring.


American Holistic Nurses Association

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals, serving more than 5,700 members across the U.S.

AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing. AHNA’s efforts resulted in the recognition of holistic nursing as an “ official nursing specialty ” by the American Nurses Association.


Anne Boykin Institute

The Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing is the global catalyst for promoting the universal visibility and significance of caring in nursing. The ABI provides the global leadership for nursing education, practice, and research grounded in caring; promotes the valuing of caring across disciplines; and supports the caring mission of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.

Conscious Global Leadership

Igniting global social harmony by strengthening the character and consciousness of leaders across all fields. Sharing best ‘inner’ practices and mentoring others for heart-centered living and leadership.


Wisdom of the World

The goal of Wisdom of the World™ is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help you find your true purpose, strengthen your ability to compassionately connect with others, and inspire you to find greater success in all areas of your life.


Healing Touch Program

Healing Touch Program (HTP) is an educational program dedicated to offering classes in the energetic therapy modality of Healing Touch (HT) as well as providing support for Healing Touch students, practitioners and instructors. The Healing Touch Program curriculum and teaching materials enhance the students learning experience and insure a consistent, informed and complete education in Healing Touch.