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Hilberg et al.

Hilberg et al.

The Effects of Intention-Broadcasting on Self-compassion in Adults: A Pilot Study

Gabriele Hilberg, PhD1
, Daniel C. Harner, PhD2
, Nisha J. Manek, MD3
, William A. Tiller, PhD4

1Gabriele Hilberg, PhD, Merraki Institute

2Daniel Harner, PhD, Health and Healing Clinic, Sedona, AZ

3Nisha J. Manek, MD, Kingman Regional Medical Center, AZ

4William A. Tiller, PhD, Tiller Institute, Payson, AZ


Based on contemporary physics data, human intention has significant effects on living systems.


The objective of this observational study was to examine the impact of Intention-Broadcasting (IB) on self-compassion in adults over the course of one year.


The primary outcome measure was the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS). Secondary outcomes measures include the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (RSES).


Outcome measures were completed at baseline and at monthly intervals for twelve months. The intention was broadcast from a single location in Arizona to subjects located around the world to improve self-compassion.


Statistical analysis validated our hypothesis that self-compassion would improve over time (p < .001). Depression scores (SDS) diminished over time (p < .001) whereas self-esteem (RSES) improved (p < .001). We found no significant effect for STAI, (p=.71).


This observational study suggests that IB had significant positive effects on self-compassion. These results need to be validated in larger groups in a randomized controlled trial.

Key words:
Intention, consciousness, self-compassion, therapy, treatment.

DHI, Distant Healing Intentionality; IB, Intention Broadcasting; IHD, Intention-Host Device, SCS; Self-Compassion Scale


Gabriele Hilberg, PhD Merraki Institute


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