The International Institute for Humanistic Studies (I.I.H.S.) is an educational organization dedicated to helping build a world community through maximizing the contribution of each person. This vision is inspired by hope, compassion, courage, resilience, and tolerance in each human. Our vision embraces the potential of humanity and we approach this vision by touching the mind and heart of the world community through in-depth communication, a process of communication taught by this institute. For an in-depth look at the I.I.H.S. background, please read about our Historical Roots.
Rollao May Award

The Paradox of Presence

Humanistic Studies
Touching the world with heart and mind
Inspiring hope, compassion, courage, resilience, and tolerance
Building bridges of communication between cultures
Mindfull Psychotherapy

Courses and Training

To explore the variety of courses and training we offer, please see our Courses and Training page. International Institute for Humanistic Studies (I.I.H.S.) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) for clinical psychologists. I.I.H.S. maintains responsibility for all programs and its content.

I.I.H.S. Updates

If you would like to receive I.I.H.S. updates, please send an email to Myrtle Heery, Ph.D. at and request to be added to our news E-List.

Questions on Trainings, Reactions and Suggestions

International Institute for Humanistic Studies
Director - Myrtle Heery, Ph.D.I.I.H.S. Director: Myrtle Heery, Ph.D.
Read Dr. Heery's articles:

We are pleased to announce trainings for in-depth communication and aging: Awakening to Aging »

James Bugental, Ph.D.

Unearthing the Moment - Order Now

Mindfull Psychotherapy
  • Unearthing the Moment: Mindful Applications of Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal PsychotherapyUnearthing the Moment: Mindful Applications of Existential-Humanistic and
    Transpersonal Psychotherapy
    by Myrtle Heery, Ph.D.

    "Unearthing the Moment" is a subjective-based book comprised of 25 chapters written by a broad range of psychotherapists from Canada, China, and the United States. The authors share their applications of existential-humanistic and transpersonal psychotherapy to diverse populations in far-reaching circumstances.

    Click here for more info »

Mindfull Psychotherapy


'Don't Let Sleeping Dogs Lie... They Come Back Biting!' - Order Now

"DON'T LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE... THEY COME BACK BITING!" is an 8-step system for moving beyond anger and transforming unresolved core issues.

We offer this book at a time when there is much anger and division around us; in our families, with friends, and with others who have opposite ideologies.

The contribution of this book about anger is that it offers solutions. Most other books deal with identifying where anger comes from, but do not provide practical steps to resolve the anger.

This book identifies where anger comes from for you personally and how to resolve your anger. Overwhelming anger becomes normal irritation when this system is used on a regular basis. A WORKBOOK SECTION is included if you want to use this system to:
 • Clarify the source of your anger
 • Work with a counselor
 • Use with therapy clients
 • Train psychology, counseling, and social work students
We hope you see yourself in these stories and find answers in these pages.

'Don't Let Sleeping Dogs Lie... They Come Back Biting!' - Order Now

Humanistic Studies

I.I.H.S. supports minority students and interns as much as possible in attending all our trainings. Now is the time to support your own interest in the International Institute for Humanistic Studies. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. I.I.H.S. is a 501c(3) tax-exempt public charitable organization, I.D. #77-0591145.