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Children Adding Heart to the World

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Special Care Focus: Children Adding Heart to the World

Welcome to the Special Care Focus – Children Adding Heart to the World on Monday November 20, 2023, anytime. The HeartMath® Institute invites you to Connect and Add Heart for Children Around the World.

If you want to particapte with others around the world on the Global Coherence App, we have chosen three convenient times: 4 a.m., 12:00 p.m. (noon), and 8 p.m. Pacific Time (GMT/UTC minus 7 hours)*.

Thank you for joining this Special Care Focus for the United Nations World Children’s Day.

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HeartMath and Mental Health for Teens in Minnesota

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HeartMath and Mental Health for Teens in Minnesota

Our story with the St. Louis County School district of northeast Minnesota begins during School Year 2022 with the outreach of local social worker and Project AWARE Mental Health coordinator Alicia Dick, who contacted us in hopes to incorporate self-regulation techniques and heart-rate variability (HRV) measurements in her expanding work with students and staff within the county’s schools.

Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, also referred to as the SAHMSA grant, the district purchased a set of emWave Pro devices for district support staff who work with individuals and groups of students across the county. We conducted three professional development sessions virtually during the school year and stayed in close contact with the project lead as she organized and expanded their well-being efforts throughout their schools. Some schools created regulation rooms where they invited students to take a moment to calm themselves or get ready for an upcoming test, sporting event, or perhaps even an important conversation. HeartMath techniques, including Heart-Focused Breathing™ and Quick Coherence™, were offered as optional tools. The emWave Pro’s built-in games supported students’ regulation and building of inner coherence.

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C20/G20 2023 - Helping to Shape Initiatives for Well-Being

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C20/G20 2023 Helping to Shape Initiatives for Well-Being

In a world where dreams often seem out of reach, it’s natural to wonder if our aspirations can become a reality. However, the power of the human heart holds the potential to rekindle hope and ignite action. This story explores this remarkable capacity of the heart, demonstrating that it can bring us closer to achieving some of our most inspiring dreams.

A Collective Vision Takes Shape

In December of 2022, after I was formally invited and accepted to consult for the global C20 event, a collective effort started. I posed a set of questions to my community of Heart Ambassadors®. Imagining a consultation with the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries: "What would we want them to know? What would we advise them to do with their resources?"

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Compassionate Latitude, Navigating Life With Our Hearts Leading the Way

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Compassionate Latitude, Navigating Life With Our Hearts Leading the Way

In these times of uncertainty, the need to show compassionate latitude towards others and ourselves is of utmost importance. It carries with it an attitude of understanding that most people are doing the best they can based on their stress overload, anxiety, and the clouded thinking so many are experiencing. The need for more compassion and latitude is a profound necessity that emerges as we witness rising stress levels, global discontent, and ever-widening divides among individuals, communities and nations.

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Heart Coherence Training May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Heart Coherence Training May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association, it was revealed that over 6 million people in America are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This devastating disease slowly erodes the minds of people we love and care for, but a ray of hope has emerged with a groundbreaking study that suggests heart coherence training developed by HeartMath Institute (HMI) may offer help to millions of individuals and potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Heart coherence refers to a specific rhythmic pattern of heart rate variability (HRV), which is the variation in the time intervals between consecutive heartbeats – the beat-to-beat changes. To achieve heart rhythm coherence, individuals are guided to consciously slow their breathing while engaging in specific techniques developed by HeartMath. These techniques typically involve slow-paced heart-focused breathing while self-generating positive emotions such as calmness, gratitude, appreciation, or compassion.

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Forgiveness is a personal decision we have to make in the quietness of our heart. At times our spirit gifts us with the inspiration to forgive and release energy blocks with each other and ourselves. These cause our heart to shut off which creates glitches and separation in our relationships.

Many people feel separation and lack of deeper connection with friends or family because, in the past, they were emotionally hurt by them. Learning to release these feelings of disharmony is a powerfully effective tool for personal peace and happiness. It’s understandable why we feel it’s appropriate to hold onto bitterness and anger because this habit has been handed down from generation to generation and passed off as normal.

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Finding Our True Self and Life’s Purpose

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Finding Our True Self and Life’s Purpose

In a world that can be chaotic, noisy, and full of distractions, it’s common to lose sight of who we truly are. Deep down inside ourselves, we all have a true self, a core essence that is unique and authentic. Finding our true self requires us to slow down, quiet our minds, and tune in to our heart’s inner voice.

One way to reconnect with our true self is to spend time in nature; it has a way of calming our minds and reminding us of the beauty and simplicity of life. Another way to find our true self is to engage in activities that bring us joy. This could be anything from writing or playing music to volunteering or helping others in need. When we do things that align with our true selves, we feel a sense of purpose and meaning.

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Increasing Our Hope By Strengthening Our Care

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Increasing Our Hope By Strengthening Our Care

Love generates hope, and hope is the window of future possibilities that serve the highest good for the whole.

Often, the light in our hope dims and is obscured by chaos and our own mental and emotional blocks, such as fear, judgment, prejudice, and separation. As we practice heart qualities like love, care, compassion, kindness, and cooperation, along with becoming more responsible for our personal energy expenditures, we can become architects of a new sense of hope and live according to our deeper values and higher quality choices.

As more people connect with their own heart’s intelligent guidance and practice the qualities of the heart, we can individually and collectively experience more peace, happiness, and satisfaction in our lives. This makes a valuable contribution to the whole and creates more hope for each other and planet earth.

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Inner Stillness

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Inner Stillness

Many spiritual cultures agree inner stillness creates an energetic environment for supporting our advancing consciousness that can unleash the transformational power of our love.

HeartMath tools and coherence technologies have been designed to monitor and facilitate easier access to stillness and its connection to the natural inner wisdom and guidance of our heart.

A coherent alignment between our spiritual heart, mind and emotions can lead to a new way of perceiving, thinking and relating. When practicing heart coherence, we experience a distinct quieting of the inner noise generated by the normal stream of unregulated mental and emotional activity. When you’re in a still coherent state, your nervous system is more aligned, your hormonal and immune systems are getting rebalanced, and your mind and emotions are connecting with more of your spirit’s practical guidance.

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