Wellbeing, selfcare is key in order to give the world the best of you, not what’s left of you…. Shoosmiths’ Learning & development Manager, Yvonne Oakenfull gives us an insight into HeartMath – how different patterns of the heart activity have different effects on your thoughts and behaviours.
HeartMath – Stress to Resilience
HeartMath was founded by Doc Childre in 1991 to help people bring their physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment – a state often referred to as “The Zone”, or Coherence.
Question: What is HeartMath?
Answer: HeartMath is a unique system of rigorous scientific research, validated techniques, leading-edge products and programs and advanced technologies for people interested in personal development and improved emotional, mental and physical health. HeartMath is internationally recognised for practical solutions that can transform the stress of change and uncertainty and build people’s heart coherence and energy reserves. People’s resilience!
Question: What is the HeartMath organisation?
Answer: They are three organisations, one system. The HeartMath System of performance enhancement, stress relief and mental and emotional self-management lies at the core of three companies with complementary missions: the HeartMath Institute (HMI), an innovative non-profit research and education organisation; HeartMath LLC, a cutting-edge performance and consulting firm providing unique programs, products and technology to boost performance, productivity and health while reducing stress; and Quantum Intech, a licensing and development company that focuses on biometric and emotion-regulated technology products.
Question: Why “HeartMath”?
Answer: Although the words “heart” and “math” are rarely used together, HeartMath Institute and HeartMath LLC founder Doc Childre felt their combination reflected the two essential aspects of our work.
Heart: The word heart has meaning to almost everyone. When we think of heart, we think not only of the physical heart but also qualities such as wisdom, love, compassion, courage and strength — the higher emotions of human beings.
Math: Math is commonly understood as a comprehensive system of equations, formulas and ways of understanding the world. In the context of HeartMath, it refers to the stepping stones or nuts and bolts of systematically unfolding the qualities of the heart. It also refers to physiological and psychological equations for accessing and developing the heart’s incredible intelligence. The name HeartMath represents both of these aspects in our exploration of the heart.