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Institute of HeartMath ( is a research institute in the United States that investigates the heart’s role in brain performance and physiological well-being.  Its cutting-edge technology is used in Academy for Peace training to teach how to consistently achieve coherence between the heart and the brain.  The Academy for Peace uses HeartMath as part of the practice of BePeace and maintains a close relationship with the Institute of HeartMath.

Center for Nonviolent Communication (, founded by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, is the international headquarters for NVC training, research and promotion.  The Academy for Peace uses NVC as the other part of the BePeace practice, and maintains a close relationship with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Other links

Costa Rica Forest Foundation ( has been established to protect, regenerate and maintain Costa Rican rainforests. To accomplish this mission, it provides incentives to preserve existing rainforests, supports planting and replanting projects, and organizes educational projects to teach about the vital role rainforests play in maintaining the health of our planet.

CNV Argentina ( is a website for Nonviolent Communication that has some good NVC resources in Spanish.

Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace (, is a community of dedicated individuals, organisations and autonomous campaigns, supporting their national governments to significantly invest in the development of skills and infrastructure dedicated to the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Foundation for Sustainable Living ( promotes sustainable organic agriculture for diverse food crops, aquaculture, and animal husbandry. It promotes development and home construction methods that use local materials in well planned, comfortable, but compact living quarters that rely on renewable energy sources. Its founder, Frank Wilson, is a friendly supporter of Academy for Peace. 

Ministries and Departments for Peace ( is a global alliance made up of country representatives who are working to establish a ministry or department of peace in their countries.

Teaching for Peace ( is a list of links and resources for peace educators.

Passing the skills of “feeling peace” and “speaking peace”
from generation to generation

Costa Rican teacher, February 2008, after 40-hour BePeace course:  Thank you for making us a part of your dream! read more

Costa Rican teacher, Ivette Lopez:  It is a privilege to be part of such an important project that will change a paradigm and in this way help all human beings to create a better world.  I’m committed from my heart and I’m willing to continue with the program as long as needed. read more