HeartMath….no tests, no calculator needed.
HeartMath brings your physical, mental, and emotional systems into coherent alignment, you begin to experience increased access to your heart’s intuitive guidance. Tuning in to your heart’s wisdom creates a profound shift within that helps you approach situations with more emotional balance, compassion, clarity, and personal confidence. Dr. Eva is now certified as a HeartMath Practitioner.
The HeartMath approach teaches individuals how to reduce energy-depleting emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger, and depression and reach a state of emotional well-being. Heart Math measures heart rate variability, which is a proven indicator of health, fitness, and biological aging. Many factors affect the activity of the ANS (autonomic nervous system) and therefore influence HRV (heart rate variability). These include our breathing patterns, physical exercise, and even our thoughts. Emotions that deplete our energy such as stress create irregular heartbeats indicating that the person’s nervous system is out of sync. Prolonged and frequent stressful emotions can cause the body to operate inefficiently, deplete our energy. The Heart Math incorporates methods to gain coherence. Psychologically, coherence is experienced as a calm, balanced, yet energized and responsive state that is conducive to everyday functioning and interaction, including the performance of tasks requiring mental acuity, focus, problem-solving, and decision-making, as well as physical activity and coordination.
The Science of HeartMath
HeartMath products, tools, and techniques are based on over 25 years of scientific research conducted at the HeartMath Institute on the psychophysiology of stress, emotions, and the interactions between the heart and brain. There are over 300 peer-reviewed or independent studies utilizing HeartMath techniques or technologies to achieve beneficial outcomes that have been published.
The Heart-Brain Connection
Most of us have been taught in school that the heart is constantly responding to “orders” sent by the brain in the form of neural signals. However, it is not as commonly known that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart! Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function – influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.