Our Mission

The Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the science, practice, and application of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB, sometimes IN) to promote health and wellbeing. We are an inclusive, international community bringing our understanding of minds, brains, and relationship into healthcare, education, leadership, research, parenting, and more.

Our Vision

At GAINS we promote the application of interpersonal neurobiology’s scientifically grounded principles to the art of human relationships. We envision an awake and compassionate world in which people cultivate a working knowledge of IPNB’s principles and apply this knowledge across disciplines and in their personal and professional lives. Ultimately, we seek to nurture meaningful and compassionate connections within our relationships, our communities, our world, and ourselves.

Our Commitment to Mutuality and Equity

Informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology, GAINs affirms the call to be open to all ways of knowing, to listen deeply with humility, to suspend judgment, to embody the heart-wisdom of lived experience, to engage in dynamic dialogue and co-regulation, and to grow in the full potential of our interdependent ecology. We commit to actualizing our emerging wisdom in all our endeavors as an organization.