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HeartMath for Communities Project

INTRODUCTION: Individuals and families are seeking relief from today’s many stressors, like economic recession, unrest and natural disasters. The HeartMath for Communities Project is helping local and regional nonprofit organizations that are assisting the public through difficult times by training their staff to present the two-hour HeartMath® De-Stress Workshop™, at no cost, to those they serve. This beneficial workshop helps lower stress, restore energy and build the self-confidence and resiliency needed to face today’s challenges. In October 2011, IHM will launch, The Resilient Organization™ – Building Staff and Organizational Coherence Qualified Instructor Program that provides nonprofits, community, government and social service agencies the tools to help your staff boost performance, improve relationships and strengthen resiliency.

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Nonprofit organizations such as veterans centers, churches, support groups assisting battered women’s shelters, agencies helping troubled youth, single parents and others in need are among the many organizations that benefit from the HeartMath for Communities Project.

Parent Groups

Parent Groups

Often their work is never-ending. Financial and other support is scarce. Yet, perseverance and dedication remain hallmarks of school PTA’s and PTO’s, support groups for parents of special education and gifted children and others. HeartMath is providing training to lessen the stress of their labors.



Countless entities such as volunteer fire departments, community centers, service clubs like Rotary and Lions and other caring and compassionate organizations are contributing to their communities in a multitude of ways. The HeartMath for Communities Project is providing the HeartMath De-Stress Workshop to local and regional nonprofit organizations to help them carry on the wonderful work they do.

Military Families

Military Families

The families of military personnel endure many hardships – sometimes great pain, loss and grief – as they await the return of their sons and daughters, fathers and mothers or other relatives from bases around the world. The HeartMath De-stress Workshop helps military families reduce stress and build resilience in their lives.

Social Services

Social Services

Social service agencies provide assistance and support to the underserved, often when they are experiencing great stress and frustration in their lives. The De-Stress Workshop is ideally suited to support their important mission by helping people reduce stress and achieve emotional balance.

Senior Care

Senior Care

Senior care facilities – nursing homes, in-home services, senior centers and others – help those who can no longer fully help themselves. HeartMath’s De-Stress Workshop supplements these caring services by teaching seniors heart-focused tools and techniques that can improve the quality of their lives.

How You Can Help

Your donation to the Institute of HeartMath in support of the HeartMath for Communities Project can help insure that we are able to provide the beneficial De-Stress Workshop for years to come to the many organizations assisting their communities. The institute is honored to help these often underserved groups and relies on your generosity to do so.

Ways to Help

Donate today to the HeartMath for Communities Project, which offers the license to train staff members of nonprofits, community support groups and other caring organizations, to give the De-Stress Workshop to those they serve. They will be qualified to teach HeartMath’s tools and techniques for connecting with the power of the heart and creating more effective solutions for stressful situations.

Become a HeartMath Monthly Giver: Even small amounts are significant when given each month, and you can make your monthly gift through our automatic payment program, which reduces administrative and mailing costs. All you have to do is choose your monthly gift amount and enroll online or by mail and your gift will be processed automatically each month.

Losing a family member, friend or special person is a difficult time in all of our lives. Through your In Memoriam contributions, you can remember and honor them, and at the same time help the HeartMath for Communities Project, which is reaching out to the organizations that do so much in our communities.

Please consider making a Contribution In Honor Of an organization or individual whose work, kindness or generosity you wish to recognize. Whether it is a tireless volunteer or an organization that is helping someone you know or contributing to the betterment of your community, the Institute of HeartMath invites you to express your appreciation with your donation.

Join your Company/Corporate Matching Gift Program to support the HeartMath for Communities Project. Many employers will match employees’ contributions to the Institute of HeartMath, so here is an easy way to double the value of your gift. You can find out if your company participates in a matching gift program by entering the name of your employer or contacting your human resources department.

By making the Institute of HeartMath your Planned Giving partner, you’ll help us to continue offering the De-Stress Workshop free through the HeartMath for Communities Project. The participants, staff members of nonprofits and other caring organizations, will learn skills they can share with their constituents for lowering stress levels and providing their expertise to those in need from a heart-based approach.

Fulfill our Wish List: To help reduce program expenses, we often need the donation of supplies, services and/or equipment required for research and program development.

HeartMath’s De-Stress Workshop: Simple Tools for Renewing Yourself in These Stressful Times

Staff members of nonprofits entities, community and family service agencies, parent and education organizations, religious organizations, senior groups, representatives for military families, social services agencies and other caring organizations can be trained and licensed to present, to their constituents free of charge, the HeartMath’s De-Stress Workshop: Simple Tools for Renewing Yourself in These Stressful Times. Learn more about the HeartMath De-Stress Workshop.

HeartMath for Communities Licensee/Qualified Instructor Scholarship Application

Scholarships for presenting in the two-hour HeartMath De-Stress Workshop are awarded to applicants representing military, community, parent and senior groups, nonprofit entities, social services agencies and other caring organizations that provide local and regional services to communities. Learn more about the scholarships and complete an application for the HeartMath for Communities Project Scholarships. Note: You also need to submit the HeartMath De-Stress Workshop Qualified Instructor Application.

De-Stress Workshop Testimonials

So many of those who have participated in the HeartMath De-Stress Workshops, have come away with new life-changing skills, inspiration and hope. Here are some of the comments of those who attended workshops in Northern California.

"Great. The Freeze-Frame Technique… helped me get out of my stuck/funk place/attitude. Good technique for reminding oneself to replace stressors and negative thoughts and feeling with positive attitudes."

– Ed Teitcher, attended workshop at Inner Light Ministries, Santa Cruz, Calif.

"Great. Got some excellent info. Feeling the shift. It was like a big comfort happened. I plan to use this process before teaching my class."

– Jane Hofstetter, art teacher, attended workshop at HealthTrust, San Jose, Calif.

"This is a great set of simple tools to use daily for increasing your resilience in challenging times and situations."

– Cori Burt, attended workshop at Mountain Community Resources, Felton, Calif.

Read more stories and testimonials…