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About the Founder

Doc Childre

HeartMath founder Doc Childre is a global authority on reducing stress, building resilience and optimizing personal effectiveness. He is the originator of the HeartMath® System, which entails practical, heart-based tools and technologies that people of all ages and walks of life can use to enhance health, performance and well-being. The HeartMath System is widely used by Fortune 500 companies, the military, hospitals, clinics, schools and thousands of adults and children.

In 1991, Childre founded the nonprofit Institute of HeartMath (IHM), a research and education organization. IHM’s organizational, educational and clinical research on emotional physiology and self-regulation has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at many scientific conferences worldwide.

He is chairman of the IHM Scientific Advisory Board and HeartMath LLC, chairman and co-CEO of Quantum Intech Inc., and a consultant to business leaders, scientists, educators and the entertainment industry through his firm, Top-Down Consulting. He has written a dozen books, including The HeartMath Solution, From Chaos to Coherence, The HeartMath Approach to Managing Hypertension and the Transforming series of books: Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression. Doc Childre created the award-winning emWave® heart-rhythm coherence feedback technologies and Stopping Emotional Eating: the emWave Stress and Weight Management Program.

Childre’s work with HeartMath has been featured on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN’s Headline News, Discover.com, ARS Technica, MacWorld, Information Week, The Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, Prevention magazine, Psychology Today, Golf magazine, PGA.com, Cosmopolitan, Self, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications and media around the world. Doc Childre also co-authors a blog with Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., for the Living section of the Huffington Post.