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Global Coherence Initiative

Global Coherence Initiative

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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.

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Returning Combat Veterans Use HeartMath Technology

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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.

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Shift and Shine® Prepares Children For Life

Shift and Shine Prepares Children For Life

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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.

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Women’s Volleyball Team Serves Up Court Lock-In

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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®.

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Overcare: Make sure Your Care is Helping Not Hurting

Overcare – Make Sure Your Care is Helping, Not Hurting

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"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.

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Finding Social and Global Coherence

Finding Social and Global Coherence

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Most people understand that certain people in our lives can have a profound influence on us: our parents, friends, teachers, co-workers, spiritual and world leaders, philanthropists, musicians and artists among others. There are, however, more subtle interactions between us that also affect us.

Whether it is merely someone sitting beside us, or the person who is in a bad mood that turns a conversation or a party sour, we all are having an effect on one another.

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PTSD May be greatest Injury of War

PTSD May Be Greatest Injury of War Today

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From time immemorial, war has exacted a huge emotional toll on its participants. Although our understanding of the psychological impact of warfare has increased greatly over the past century and methods for treating combat-related psychological illnesses have become increasingly sophisticated, American troops on the front lines of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan are in many ways like the Greek hero Theseus trying to slay the Minotaur as they look for a way out of the labyrinth of psychological challenges they face.

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