HeartMath® is a scientifically-proven tool we use to support our EBA programs. The premise of HeartMath® is different to many other approaches to stress relief, which typically focus on calming down after the stressful event has occurred. With HeartMath®, you learn a simple breathing technique that can help you ‘reset’ your physiological reaction to stress as the event occurs. Organizational and individual benefits include:
- Revitalize and rejuvenate.
- Avoid exhaustion and burnout in chaotic and changing environments.
- Maximize creativity and innovation.
- Boost productivity and increase mental clarity.
- Be less reactive, think more clearly, and have better decision-making skills, especially when under pressure.
- Better nervous system integration while developing sustained resilience naturally.
Working with Mark has changed me for good. His challenging style combined with his holistic approach has allowed me to find a level of energy that I haven’t had for over 20 years.
Getting coherent with HeartMath®
Coherence is an optimal physiological state (cooperative alignment between the heart, mind, and emotions) shown to prevent and reduce stress, increase resilience, and promote emotional wellbeing. Coherence is measured through Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – a unique window into the quality of communication between the heart and brain which directly impacts how we think, feel, and perform. Coherent heart rhythms help synchronize the activity in the brain, which is critical for optimal mental functions – such as memory, focus, and decision making.
HeartMath® teaches a simple technique that can be practiced daily to help you actively reduce stress in your life. Just a couple of HeartMath® breaths can help you stop the hormonal cascade that triggers the release of cortisol – and you remain coherent (i.e. calm and centred). When practiced regularly, research has found that the exercise can help you to feel better emotionally and improve your intuition, creativity and cognitive performance. In essence, when we learn how to shift into a more coherent state – we feel better!