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
Category Archives: Articles of the Heart
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
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Is there a greater bond than that of mother and baby?
The preliminary findings of a recent study provide evidence of another facet of that bond and demonstrate further that electromagnetic waves produced by one person’s heartbeat can be detected by the brains and nervous systems of others around them.Continue reading