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Building Personal Resilience™ A HeartMath® Certification Program

For mentors, coaches, facilitators, instructors, consultants and others who work in one-on-one or small group settings

The Building Personal Resilience certification will teach you a science-based skill set, enabling you to guide others through a heart-centered transformational process.

You will help clients apply these heart-focused practices in their day-to-day lives. As individuals increase their heart-brain coherence, they retrain their stress response—a key to sustainable behavioral change and resilience.

Many clients report an increased sense of self-security, calm and composure, along with greater intuitive capacities and more discernment in decision-making. Others report experiencing a deeper connection with "who they really are", along with more energy to invest in the things that matter most to them.

The Building Personal Resilience Certification Course

In its seventh year, this newly revised and upgraded course uses multiple modalities to create an energetic learning experience that engages all learners.

Blended Learning with 5 Key Touch Points

1 2 3 4 5
40 Self-paced Video
40 Self-paced Video
8 Interactive
1-hour Classes
8 Interactive
1-hour Classes
2 Individuals
2 Individuals
40 Self-paced Video Segments Watch short, topic specific segments one week prior to each live class.
8 Interactive 1‑hour Classes The live weekly Zoom‑based classes are recorded in case you miss a class.
Practice Mentoring 2 Individuals Practice mentoring with individuals of your choice—8 hours total.
Practice Partners An opportunity to practice mentoring with a classmate.
Your Personal Practice Your Personal Practice.
  • The course’s blended learning format includes:
  • Eight hours of self-paced recordings with each weekly 1 hour section is presented in 4 to 7 topic-specific modules.
  • Eight hours of live class interaction and discussion.
  • Eight hours of mentoring practice with 2 volunteers of your choice.
  • A class member to practice tele-mentoring.
  • Developing or deepening your personal practice of the heart-based skill set (included at no charge is the Inner Balance App and Sensor).

Have a Question about the Certification Program?

Certification Program Overview

As a HeartMath Certified Mentor, you will be able to provide all or any part of the Building Personal Resilience to those you mentor, based on their particular needs. Certification allows you to work one on one with individuals or small groups, (under 10 people) anywhere in the world.

The mentoring methods you will learn and the topics and skills you will teach incorporate many years of research and best practices developed from working with diverse populations worldwide.

Course Faculty:

Tricia Hoffman, Sarah Moor, Deborah Rozman, Rollin McCraty, and Howard Martin.

  • Click here for Building Personal Resilience FAQs.
  • Click here for Building Personal Resilience Application.
  • Click here to download a sample of Building Personal Resilience  Reference Guide.

Course Outline by Class

Your certification includes:

  • A license that allows for the commercial use of HeartMath’s intellectual property so you can promote yourself as a HeartMath Certified Mentor.
  • Instruction on how to teach the research and science behind the HeartMath System.
  • Instruction on how to teach six core HeartMath tools and techniques and to use Inner Balance™ App.
  • Inner Balance App and Bluetooth Sensor.
  • Support on how to integrate the HeartMath System into your other professional services.
  • 20-30% discount all HeartMath products in our store.
  • Membership in HeartMath’s network of coaches, mentors and facilitators for continuing education and ongoing support.

Benefits for Your Clients

As individuals learn to integrate the Building Personal Resilience skills into their daily lives, they will become better at handling the day-to-day challenges and stressors that often leave them depleted. Using these skills has been shown to provide a wide range of long-term benefits, including:


  • Resilience, vitality and overall well-being.
  • Mental clarity for decision-making, problem-solving and planning.
  • Emotional awareness and sensitivity to relationship issues.
  • Ability to maintain or reestablish composure in challenging situations.
  • Ability to communicate more effectively.
  • Cooperation among co-workers and team members.


  • Worry, overwhelm and feelings of anxiousness.
  • Sleeplessness and fatigue.
  • Generalized stress and physical symptoms of stress.
  • Miscommunications.

As a HeartMath Mentor, you will be trained to support your clients by:

  • Assisting them in identifying goals.
  • Helping to expand their awareness and identifying primary sources of stress that cause energy drains.
  • Introducing energy self-regulation techniques.
  • Providing strategies that help them find their own solutions.
  • Helping develop a plan to integrate the resilience-building skills in their daily routines and offering objective feedback.
  • Ensuring that they stick to their practice plans and are able to achieve sustainable results.

Certification Class Dates

  • Registration for each series closes 2 weeks prior to the Class 1.
  • All classes are 1 hour in length.
  • All times are Pacific Time.
October 2020 - January 2021 – Thursdays

All Classes Available at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. PT  (Registration Closed Due to Full Class)

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8
10/29/20 11/05/20 11/12/20 11/19/20 12/03/20 12/10/20 12/17/20 01/07/21
January-March, 2021 – Tuesdays

All Classes Available at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. PT

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8
01/12/21 01/19/21 01/26/21 02/02/21 02/09/21 02/16/21 02/23/21 03/02/21
March-May, 2021 – Wednesdays

All Classes Available at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. PT

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8
03/10/21 03/17/21 03/24/21 03/31/21 04/14/21 04/21/21 04/28/21 05/05/21

Registration for each series closes 2 weeks prior to the Class 1.

  • October 2020 - January 2021


    All Classes Available at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. PT.

    Registration Closed (Class Full)

    Class 1 – 10/29/20

    Class 2 – 11/05/20

    Class 3 – 11/12/20

    Class 4 – 11/19/20

    Class 5 – 12/03/20

    Class 6 – 12/10/20

    Class 7 – 12/17/20

    Class 8 – 01/07/21

  • January-March 2021


    All Classes Available at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. PT.

    Class 1 – 01/12/21

    Class 2 – 01/19/21

    Class 3 – 01/26/21

    Class 4 – 02/02/21

    Class 5 – 02/09/21

    Class 6 – 02/16/21

    Class 7 – 02/23/21

    Class 8 – 03/02/21

  • March-May 2021


    All Classes Available at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. PT.

    Class 1 – 03/10/21

    Class 2 – 03/17/21

    Class 3 – 03/24/21

    Class 4 – 03/31/21

    Class 5 – 04/14/21

    Class 6 – 04/21/21

    Class 7 – 04/28/21

    Class 8 – 05/05/21

Registration for each series closes 2 weeks prior to the Class 1.

Cost: Includes Course Materials, Training and License*

Independent License

You or your organization charges a fee for your services: $1,495.

Organizational License

You or your organization doesn’t charge a fee for your services: $1,295.

*Shipping charges for course materials are not included in the cost.

Registration Process and How to Begin

  1. Complete the non-binding application form and click the "submit application" button. You will receive an immediate confirmation e-mail that you will be contacted to set up a call with a HeartMath representative.
  2. Participate in a 15- 20-minute phone interview to address your questions and explain program logistics. Upon completion of the interview and approval you may enroll in the program. Afterward, you will receive your confirmation package and training material.

Applications and Contact Information:

Thank you for your interest in HeartMath training programs and services.

What Mentors are Saying

Building Personal Resilience Certification (Independent) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 236.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Experience and Education This class was everything I hoped for and more. Great instructors, great material. I really looked forward to class every week. Can't recommend highly enough!!!
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Course Simple techniques, lots compassion. Really a great program to connect to our hearts and less minds.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Solid Foundation From Which To Build This course provides a solid mix of science, emotion and practical application. The facilitators teach, model and support. The certification provides a foundation of knowledge, resources and caring to use HeartMath in a mentoring/coaching capacity.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living from the Heart This was a Beautiful Journey. I took this course because i wanted to know more about resilience and coherence. I didn't expect to learn so much. It is very simple and easy, the results are magnificent. I also discover the joy to pass on this knowledge to others and i'm amazed of their feedback. Being now in service to other make me a very happy person. I'm grateful to HeartMath for this course and especially to our teachers, they are teaching from their Hearts. THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Great technology-am feeling 100% better from it. Easy to use Inner Balance and training info is great.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living with heart Heart focussed life! Experiencing the power of our heart as a changing factor.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Very helpful to recognize your feelings before acting and these are great techniques to use. The only thing I wish I could have learned more about as how to teach this to a group as this is what my work experts me to do after taking this course.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing experience I loved this course and the way it was organised. It was an amazing learning experience!
Date published: 2020-06-27
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