A Quarterly Newsletter for Educators and Parents
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Volume 2: January 2024
Student Mental Health and Well-Being Grant for Schools
In response to the increase in stress and anxiety among youth, HeartMath launched a mental health initiative last year, impacting over 500+ students at 22 sites. The accompanying interactive map opens up to many informative reports and inspiring stories. In 2024, we will be expanding this initiative to 50 more schools. There is a grant application provided for those who wish to participate.Learn More
Quick Coherence® Technique for Ages 12-18
The teenage years can be wonderful but challenging at the same time. As teens stress over relationships, school work, social media and transitioning to high school and college, it is essential to equip them with tools to manage stress. The Quick Coherence Technique provides teens with a practical, simple way to build resilience, manage their emotions, and improve performance.Learn More
The Synergy Zone: Connecting the Mind, Brain, and Heart
Dr. Janet Zadina, a former teacher turned cognitive neuroscientist, bridges the gap between education and neuroscience with her research, writing, and global speaking. Her latest article in Brain Sciences, "The Synergy Zone," highlights the role of emotional climate in maximizing student learning. Heart coherence, she argues, is a key ingredient in the optimal learning environment.Research Paper
What’s Trending and New?
New HeartMath Platform for Teens and Young Adults
In 2024, HeartMath Institute is gathering information regarding a new platform, where teens and young adults will be invited to join a community of their own! Drawing on the power of the heart, young people around the world will learn tools to build resilience and ignite hope and inspiration. We are inviting teens and young adults to take a brief survey to share their thoughts and feedback.Take Our Survey
Improving Mental Health in Schools with HM Technology
Listen to the stories of two school counselors who are using the emWave® Pro with students and staff to help manage stress and to support emotional regulation and positive relationships. Sarah Geiger is a Middle School Counselor in Southern Ohio who is training students to be more in sync. Marco Mora is an Elementary School Counselor in Truckee, California, whose expertise and care have helped many students learn emotional regulation.Watch Videos