What is HeartMath® and Who is it for?

HeartMath®, founded in 1991 by Doc Childre, is a system of effective, scientifically-based tools and technology to help manage your energy, your stress level, your resilience, and your social interactions as you connect your heart and mind. HeartMath® learning programs and the emWave® and Inner Balance™ self-regulation technology are based on more than 400 studies conducted over 30 years on the psychophysiology of stress, resilience, and the interactions between the heart and brain, known as coherence.

HeartMath® system has been used in a wide variety of settings including schools, hospitals, the military, and businesses to help people feel better and become more productive in their lives.  The studies document significant reductions in feelings of stress, improved sleep, improved mental capacity, improved worker satisfaction, improved social interactions as well as improved physical conditions such as blood pressure, respiratory, endocrine and cardiovascular health.

Click on the picture to hear how HeartMath can be life-changing for anxiety!

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Who is HeartMath® for?

Anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, depression. brain fog, sleep issues, and chronic conditions that are caused by stress. I am using the program with teachers, parents, and students struggling during the Pandemic.

How can HeartMath® Help?

Using the HeartMath® breathing practices and other mind/body techniques, studies show the following positive effects on clients they studied

  • 56% drop in depression
  • 46% drop in anxiety
  • 48% drop in fatigue
  • 38% improvement in calmness
  • 30% improvement in sleep
  • 24% improvement in the ability to focus

What makes these strategies so effective for teachers is that they are simple, on-the-go methods of handling stress, calming down your nervous system, and creating resilience in your body and mind. HeartMath® is literally life-changing.  Furthermore, HeartMath can be used in the classroom and integrates seamlessly with all ages of students and all curricula. 

I am now a HeartMath® Certified Trainer and Trauma-Sensitive Clinical Coach

Many of you know I was in the classroom for 20 years: first as a high school teacher and then, as a college adjunct instructor in FGCU’s College of Education.  I loved teaching and I loved my students, however, I did not learn how to emotionally self-regulate from the stress of caring for all my students.  HeartMath® was the missing piece in my healing and my client’s and student’s healing. No matter how many changes that I made in my lifestyle, diet, exercise, sleep, and detox strategies, my healing was being hampered by nervous system dysregulation and an underlying subtle but chronic feeling of stress, overwhelm, fear, and anxiety.  These kinds of stresses often go unnoticed until they result in chronic health conditions and burn-out.

Working with the HeartMath® tools, I have learned to self-regulate my emotions and get my heart and brain into a state of coherence.  I now share dozens of strategies with teachers and other clients in trainings and coaching sessions. Read more in my blogs. Connecting with your heart and regulating your nervous system can open up the place of healing that is accessible to you at any time no matter what is going on in your health, your relationship, the classroom, or the world.

Blog Posts I wrote about HeartMath®

Developing the Gratitude Muscle

Developing the Gratitude Muscle

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Go Away Fear

Go Away Fear

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Andrea Trank is an affiliate for the HeartMath® programs.

HeartMath offers science-based technologies and programs for taking charge of your life These products are based on a significant body of research and empirical evidence developed over the last 28 years.

The products and programs developed by HeartMath are proven to help individuals reduce stress and anxiety by increasing their inner balance and self-security.

While research is at the foundation it is the application in day-to-day practice that is the most significant form of validation. HeartMath has come to be used and recommended by many tens of thousands of doctor-and masters-level health professionals around the world over the past twenty years in a wide variety of physical and mental health modalities.

Click below to watch a Free video series HeartMath® Experience.

The HeartMath Experience
Inner Balance Bluetooth from HeartMath

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Andrea Trank is an affiliate for HeartMath®. She may earn a small commission from purchases through the link above.

Please feel free to contact me at 239-634-0739 or andrea@heavenlanecreations.com to sign up for a consultation to discover how Heaven Lane can work with you on the path to health and happiness.

HeartMath® and Freeze Frame® are registered trademarks of the HeartMath® Institute. emWave is a trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc. Resilient Advantage® is a trademark of Doc. Childre.

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