Researchers at the HeartMath Institute announced recently the results of a study in which children in 19 preschools within the Salt Lake City School District participated in the Early HeartSmarts program. Click here to review abstract and research paper.
Earlier this year the HMI newsletter carried a story about the Salt Lake City schools program and study, Facilitating Emotional Self-Regulation in Preschool Children: Efficacy of the Early HeartSmarts Program in Promoting Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development. The study's purpose was to determine the effectiveness of Early HeartSmarts (EHS) in helping teachers "to guide and support young children in learning emotional self-regulation and key age-appropriate socio-emotional competencies, with the goal of facilitating their emotional, social and cognitive development."
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.
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.
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.