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Aneel Chima

Aneel Chima

Aneel Chima

Head and Academic Coordinator, WellnessEd


Aneel Chima, PhD, co-leads WellnessEd (the Stanford University Wellness Education Project), where he designs curriculum, builds strategic partnerships, heads advancement, and teaches subjects ranging from emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and the psychology of flourishing and resilience. He is also assistant professor of clinical psychology and associate department chair of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate program at Sofia University. Additionally, he is co-founder and managing partner of AT THE CORE (, specializing in transformative change through enhancing the emotional, social, and neurophysiological drivers of optimal team and leadership performance. His work harnesses the most powerful insights from the academic research sphere and applies them to solving tactical and strategic challenges confronting organizations in a complex, asymmetrical world.

Aneel was an administrative and teaching fellow with the Stanford Wellness Education Project, which he co-founded. He holds a Ph.D. in the field of clinical psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a B.A. in Consciousness Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He lives in Palo Alto, CA, which joyfully affords him access to the many beautiful hiking trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains and a year-around bounty of fresh farmers’ market produce to fuel his culinary experimentation.

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