Interconnectedness Research Projects
After the surprising results of a 2011 study, HeartMath Institute and Global Coherence Initiative scientists are expanding their research of the interconnectedness of human beings globally in a new project in 2015.
Our scientists discovered that the heart rate variability, or HRV rhythms of 10 participants in different locations synchronized with one another during this 2011 study in California. Now they’re exploring whether this synchronization occurs on a global scale. Verifying global synchronization, they say, would help confirm HeartMath’s hypothesis that human attitudes, emotions and intentions affect both our personal environment and the global field environment.
HeartMath research shows the magnetic field each of us generates can be detected by nearby people and animals. Therefore, they believe, the "information" each individual feeds into field environment is capable of influencing others. In turn, the researchers strongly suspect geomagnetic and solar activity influence human health and behavior and Earth’s magnetic field is a carrier of biologically relevant information that connects all living systems.
Our Adopted Scientist
HeartMath scientists have been exploring the relationship between human health and behavior and geomagnetic and solar activity for a number of years. Recently, they’ve analyzed a lot of data collected from the Global Coherence Initiative’s (GCI) magnetic sensor sites around the world and have been preparing the results for publication in a professional scientific journal.
A lot of this work has fallen to Heather Connery. She is the expert data analyst hired in early 2014 following HeartMath Institute’s (HMI) successful Adopt a Scientist campaign supported by so many generous people.
Connery is committed to her role in this exciting quest of what we know ultimately will be a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things. To help ensure the future of this important work, HMI and GCI have established the ongoing Adopt a Scientist Fund. We hope you’ll remain a connected and committed supporter now and in the future.
Boys & Girls Clubs, YLI
The academic and life success of children depends on their emotional awareness and the ability to self-regulate themselves. Social and behavioral science shows these critical skills underlie mental and emotional health, positive social relationships and school success. HeartMath Institute has been helping schoolchildren acquire these skills for many years.
Now HMI plans to reach thousands more through the Smart Brain Wise Heart™ Program it is developing. HMI’s goal in 2015 is to bring Smart Brain Wise Heart to 2,250 kids in 30 chapters of the Boys and Girls Club of America and 5,000 youth with the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute.
This primarily Web-based program incorporates HMI’s 24 years of research, evidence-based self-regulation tools, heart-based practices and award-winning emWave® technology. The program is being designed to inspire compassion, caring and other qualities of the heart in children to help them realize their full potential and dreams.
Smart Brain Wise Heart will rely on the generous support of people who understand the importance and lifelong benefits of living from the heart.
First Responders Recognition Project
At some time in our lives each us inevitably will have some contact with a first responder. Whether it’s a firefighter, police officer, emergency medical technician or the National Guard, the vital services of first responders will touch us personally or through a family member, friend or neighbor.
First responders are caring and valorous. They make each of us and society as a whole feel protected and little safer. Like you, HeartMath Institute is grateful for the nation’s first responders, and we have made special scholarships and training available to them for a number of years.
Now HMI will do more: For 2015, we will begin honoring these very special members of society by establishing the donor-supported First Responders Recognition Project (FRRP). HMI will award scholarships to first responders for HeartMath’s science-based tools, technology, services and selected programs, including the Resilience Advantage™ program.
One-time gifts of even $10 can help a firefighter, EMT or other first responder begin learning energy- and resilience-building skills. These are critical in the life-saving, community-aid and other important assistance they provide.
Stories We Love to Share
Educators use HeartMath in the regular classroom and with children who have special needs such as ADHD, autism and Asperger syndrome. Our programs help veterans, battered women, pregnant teens, a variety of support groups, parent groups, firefighters, senior care organizations, social services and other underserved populations. Here is what some of them are saying.
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