Global Tree Monitoring Network
Tree Research Project: Phase 2
Something about trees. … a walk in the forest, the spiritual experience of planting a tree, settling down against just about any kind of tree with book in hand. Can these "other beings" sense how humans feel about them? Do trees feel and are they affected by our emotions?
When the HeartMath Research Center launched its tree research project last year, we asked the question, "Why are we so in awe of the old oak and the ancient redwood?" In 2017, we will further explore the mysteries of trees in Phase II of what is now called the Global Tree Monitoring Network. We will expand the number and types of trees and varieties we monitor.
New, Sunshine Secret e-Learning Program
The Sunshine Secret™ is a new e-learning program for children ages 3-7 that features the wonderful story and transformative adventures of Gloria the glowworm and Leon the chameleon. It is a fun way children learn about their emotions, and you can feel good about giving children screen time.
Sunshine Secret is a highly interactive program that uses technology to engage children on multiple levels to teach them how to recognize, express and self-regulate their emotions and behavior.
Featuring a variety of interactive activities that are as fun as they are educational, this innovative program gently challenges children. The Heart Shine™ technique and Heart Breathing Pacer™ help children build a solid emotional foundation, positive relationships with family, friends and classmates and self-awareness. Scientific research shows the social-emotional skills the Sunshine Secret teaches are essential for achieving success in school, work and life.
This e-Learning Program is applicable for children in the home or school classroom. Sunshine Secret is child friendly, so once an adult logs in, even young children can easily navigate the program by themselves.
- Complete Sunshine Secret Parent and Educator Guide
- Sunshine Secret story and video
- Audio and onscreen instructions for children
- Interactive activities in every chapter
- Five age appropriate science units
- Journey map track to your progress
- Playground, child-friendly access to all activities
- Parent/Teacher Directory
- Student certificate of completion
Come and Explore the Sunshine Secret!
As children follow the wonderful story of Gloria the glowworm and Leon the Chameleon’s delightful world in the forest, they must complete support activities that encourage positive emotional outcomes.
Among these are putting together virtual puzzles, coloring exercises with the Sunshine Secret story’s characters and learning emotion vocabulary words.
Children love practicing the easy-to-learn Heart Shine self-regulation tool. It teaches them how to replace negative emotions such anger or hurt with positive ones like understanding, compassion and hope. Heart Shine is a wonderful way for children to learn that relying on their natural uplifting qualities of the heart can guide them through any situation.
Other interactive activities include:
- Identifying and matching emotion faces of children to emotion faces of Leon and Gloria.
- Heart Shine technique, a guided self-regulation tool.
- Promoting positive attitudes and feelings with the Appreciation Board.
- Singing along with three wonderful songs to reinforce key program concepts and skills.
- Animated videos with fun, age-appropriate science content, including a frog’s life cycle, the sun and more.
- Heart-Breathing Pacer, practice a self-guided technique while using a simple tool that helps regulate their breathing.
Interconnectivity Tree Research Project
Why are we so in awe of the old oak and the ancient redwood tree? Why does sitting beneath a spreading sycamore feel like a spiritual experience?
HeartMath’s scientists have focused especially on oak and redwood trees as they seek answers to a number of questions. For instance, given our close relationship to trees through the millennia, can electrical responses in multiple trees correlate to events that trigger huge emotional outpouring in large numbers of people? Continue reading
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NEW! Heart Intelligence Book
Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart by Doc Childre, Deborah Rozman, Rollin McCraty, and Howard Martin, is a timely new book from HeartMath, the first in nearly ten years.
“Picture heart intelligence as the flow of awareness, understanding and intuitive guidance we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart. This intelligence steps down the power of love from universal source into our life’s interactions in practical, approachable ways which inform us of a straighter path to our fulfillment.”
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