Psychologists once maintained that emotions were purely mental expressions generated by the brain alone. We now know this is not true. Emotions have as much to do with the heart and body as they do with the brain. Of all your body’s organs, it is the heart, a growing number of scientists theorize, that plays perhaps the most important role in our emotional experience. What we experience as an emotion is the result of the brain, heart, and body acting in concert.Continue reading
Category Archives: Articles of the Heart
People from many places and walks of life have shared stories with the HeartMath Institute over the years about their emWave® experiences. Each one reinforces IHM’s commitment to its mission of helping to establish heart-based living and global coherence by inspiring people to connect with the intelligence and guidance of their own hearts.Continue reading
Those who’ve followed the Global Coherence Initiative since its launch in summer 2008 know that while much remains to be done in the years ahead, a great deal already has been accomplished in the project’s infancy. Early indications are that a great number of people around the world are committed to planetary harmony and healing.Continue reading
Licensed clinical social worker Travis Slonecker works at the Fort Knox Army installation in Kentucky, where he is a civilian contractor working with returned combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He related an experience in which HeartMath technology, provided through the HMI’s Military Service Appreciation Initiative, was able to help one particular soldier in a unique way.Continue reading
In view of the current economic crisis, stress has soared to critical levels in many parts of the world and is threatening people’s physical, mental and emotional health. If we are not careful to identify what is causing our stress and learn new skills to manage it, the consequences can stretch far beyond the present.Continue reading
Children: Don't you just love them! So joyful, caring, appreciative and openhearted. Whether you are 6 or 60, these are qualities to be cherished and admired. What parent does not wish to nurture such qualities as they watch their children grow?
The HeartMath Institute shares this wish, and during its many years of scientific research into human stress and emotions has established that these qualities children so naturally possess have the power to transform our lives. Like you, we see in our children the hope of the future, and we have studied extensively ideas for nurturing these positive qualities of the heart in young children.Continue reading
Members of the women's volleyball team at Azusa Pacific University shouted and flashed plenty of the usual signals during a close game in the fall of 2007, but a peculiar one proved to be their secret weapon that day.
"Link up, link up!" the players on the sideline yelled to their teammates out on the court. Everybody on the team knew the meaning of this verbal admonition: Time for a Quick Coherence®.Continue reading
This story begins, appropriately with Story, a Hannoverian (a German horse named after the Hannover region in Germany) on which a young Canadian equestrian with big dreams was honing her dressage skills in the summer of 2006.Continue reading
"Care is love in action," HeartMath Institute founder Doc Childre once said. The capacity to care in human beings and other living creatures is an expression of love that is marvelous to behold.
HMI has cautioned for many years about the importance of balancing the care we feel or experience for family, friends and others in our lives, at the workplace and in issues related to our communities and the world.Continue reading
A planetary shift is under way. Many sense this shift internally and we perceive that time is accelerating. It's hard to keep up. We're constantly bombarded by an ever-increasing number of choices. Emotions peak and ebb to extremes in the span of hours, even minutes. Uncertainty seems to be on the rise about our personal direction and the world's.Continue reading