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Serving Those Who Serve Us: Overview of HeartMath Programs for Veterans, the Military and Their Families

With Robert Bradley, Michele Lash, Julie Hutchinson and Dr. Rollin McCraty

Join the Institute of HeartMath Veterans Outreach Director and Retired Army Major Robert Bradley; HeartMath Military Mentor Michele Lash; HeartMath De-Stress Workshop trainer for military families Julie Hutchinson; and teleseminar commentator IHM HeartMath Director of Research and Military Training Programs Dr. Rollin McCraty.


Their Stories

Service members, veterans or their family members can tell you plenty of stories about how military life changed their world. Certainly, there are lots of stories about the positive aspects of military life – doing something worthwhile, pride in serving your country, growth and becoming a better person. There also are the many stories of hardships, tragedies and the array of challenges so many face in the years following their service.

During this special presentation, you will hear some of these stories from a panel experts who coach, mentor and train service members and their families. In their work, they have heard many of these stories from people who too often are struggling to get their lives back on track, but they also will share stories of success, like that of Retired Sgt. Michael "Bulldog" Blair, United States Marine Corps.


Teleseminar Panel

  • Julie Hutchinson will share stories she’s heard in her capacity as a De-Stress Workshop trainer and mentor for military families and couples.
  • Maj. Robert Bradley will discuss the challenges facing today’s veterans, their needs and his work in training and mentoring veterans.
  • Psychotherapist and psychoeducational consultant Michele Lash will talk about her experiences and roles as a HeartMath military mentor for Navy leadership.
  • IHM Director of Research and Military Training Programs, Dr. Rollin McCraty will talk about HeartMath’s Free Resources for military personal, and their families. These include the De-Stress Workshop and the recently released free DVD program, H.E.A.R.T. – HeartMath Education and Resilience Training. He will also talk about other military programs – the Coherence Advantage and the Personal Resilience Mentoring Program.

Whether you serve now, are a longtime veteran or the parent, child, sibling or relative of someone who has served, you’ll want to tune in to this presentation. If you’re a professional helping active-duty personnel or veterans, a concerned friend or an interested person, join in, because the more we all know, the better we can serve those who have served us.

Learn how HeartMath tools, technology, training programs and services are helping transform the lives of thousands of current and former service members.

Robert Bradley

IHM Director of Veterans Outreach Retired Army Maj. Robert Bradley served in the Armed Forces from 1977 to 2003, including a 10-year Air Force enlistment and 15 years as officer in the Army. Bradley, who has done research and graduate studies in veteran resilience and human coherence, wanted to support and work with veterans after his service and joined IHM in 2007 as its military and veterans training specialist. He became certified in a number of HeartMath training programs and currently teaches HeartMath’s Coherence Advantage program to active duty Naval leaders with the mission of Detainee Operations as well as Army and Air Force leaders.

Michele Lash

Michele Lash, who is board certified in applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, has been a registered psychotherapist for over 25 years. Lash has worked as a psychoeducational consultant with many military families, including in the first Gulf War. During the last three years, she has been a military mentor with HeartMath. Currently, she co-teaches with Maj Bradley in HeartMath’s Leader-Mentor program which is adds a sustainability component to the Coherence Advantage program. The personnel she instructs are learning to mentor their units in the field in HeartMath’s self-regulation and energy-management techniques.

Julie Hutchinson

Julie Hutchinson was born into a military family at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. She lived in a military setting until college, where she earned a degree in business administration that led to a successful career in sales and management. That included helping major firms like Dell, IBM and 3M market their products and forming her own training company, which led her HeartMath. She has been a HeartMath 1:1 provider and currently teaches the HeartMath De-stress Workshop and other stress and resilience training to different branches of the military.

Rollin McCraty

IHM Director of Research and Executive Vice President Dr. Rollin McCraty has been with the Institute of HeartMath since its founding in 1991. McCraty, who recently has been serving as IHM’s director of military training, is recognized internationally for groundbreaking research of heart intelligence and resilience. This research has helped lay the groundwork for the HeartMath System of techniques and technology, which are helping many thousands of people around the world. Among them are current and former personnel in all branches of the U.S. military.

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