A Quarterly Newsletter for Educators and Parents
Welcome readers! In our many conversations with educators, parents and those who work in youth agencies, we often share the latest updates that might be relevant to their needs. This newsletter strives to keep our growing network better informed about new developments and stories. We are committed to the well-being of children of all ages, along with educators, parents and families. We invite your comments and requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volume 1: November 2023
C20/G20 2023 – Helping to Shape Initiatives for Well-Being
The world is evolving with increased recognition of values such as compassion and self-regulation. This became clear from HeartMath’s recent involvement in a United Nations conference defining new policy and initiatives. Led by Sheva Carr, a virtual team and several delegates attended the C20 event in New Delhi, India to contribute language and policy in several committees. Much of what was written led to the approval of policies by G20 leaders.Learn More
Teaching with Heart: Stories from Educators
Meet two educators who have experienced the benefit of HeartMath tools within their lives and have dedicated years to sharing these practices. Carolyn McLeod: A high school teacher in Ontario, Canada who has a passion for teaching self-regulation skills to her teen students. Cathy Chong: A middle school teacher using HeartMath tools in a large urban school district in Connecticut.Watch Videos
HeartMath and Mental Health for Teens in Minnesota
For three full days, we welcomed nearly a thousand teenagers from ten local high schools and immersed ourselves in honest conversations and fun activities on mental and emotional well-being. We built upon the power of increasing coherence among family and friends, exploring their intelligent hearts. With the help of a lovable llama, we formed new friendships and embraced a spirit of curiosity and community.Learn More
What’s Trending and New?
WiseHeart™ for Ages 7-10
After 3 years of creativity, collaboration and steady focus, we are excited to launch the new WiseHeart program. Loaded with skills and daily practices, students will develop emotional regulation skills and healthy lifestyle habits—two core aptitudes that foster greater resilience, and healthier relationships and compassion for others. Multidimensional in its delivery, this online program for schools, homes, and youth groups should keep participants engaged and wanting to learn more.Learn More
Students’ HRV and Self-Regulation Skills
A 2020 study at an elementary school in Canada reported that regular practice of the Heart Lock-In® Technique resulted in students’ increased positive feelings about themselves and improved emotional stability and relationships. Practicing this technique also helped students to better manage conflicts, focus better, and improve their overall performance.Research Paper
A Simple and Effective Tool
HeartMath offers some simple, but effective practical tools to teach children how to help self-regulate their emotions. With parental or educator guidance, the Shift and Shine™ Technique can help children, ages 3-6, develop positive emotions, learn the joyful qualities of the heart and enhance this special time in their lives. Evidence-based, this technique can help establish healthy responses to emotions and stress that will be useful today and in years to come.Give It A Try!