Thank you for your interest in HeartMath. Our Newsletter provides a brief introduction to HeartMath and outlines options for engaging with this valuable, leading-edge stress management and transformation system.
Stress is the body and mind's response to any pressure that disrupts its normal balance. One of the major benefits or the HeartMath system is its impact on stress. While situations, encounters or events may seem intrinsically "stressful", it is how an individual perceives and reacts that determines whether or not the stress response is activated. The main limitation to most stress-reduction approaches is that while helpful, they do not target the real source of stress. Long-term solutions to stress need to involve the hormonal system which is profoundly affected by emotions. What we feel affects how we respond faster than what we think. HeartMath's tools and techniques directly impact the ability to shift perception - enabling you to transform reactions to potentially stressful situations in the moment they occur. By learning to intervene as stress occurs, you keep your body's youthful hormone levels high and stressful, aging hormone levels low.
HeartMath is the world’s leading stress and emotional management system and the only scientifically validated stress management program available today. As a result of 18 years research into the heart and the role of positive emotions, scientists at the Institute of Heartmath developed techniques and
technology for transforming stress and creating coherence between the four major body systems; nervous system, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems.
HeartMath scientists sought to answer the question “How do stress and different emotional states affect the autonomic nervous system, the hormonal and immune systems and the heart and brain?” They found it was consistently heart rate variability (HRV), or heart rhythms, that stood out as the most dynamic and reflective of inner emotional states and stress. It became clear that negative emotions lead to increased disorder in the heart’s rhythms and the autonomic nervous system, thereby adverselyaffecting the rest of the body.
In contrast, positive emotions create increased harmony and coherence in heart rhythms and improve balance in the nervous system. Disharmony in the nervous system leads to inefficiency and increased stress on the heart and other organs, whereas harmonious rhythms are more efficient and less stressful.
More intriguing are the dramatic positive changes that occur when techniques are applied that increase coherence in the rhythmic patterns of Heart Rate Variability.
- We found the heart was acting as if it had a mind of its own, profoundly influencing the way we perceive and respond to the world. The heart was affecting intelligence and awareness
- The heart was affecting mental clarity, creativity, emotional balance and personal effectiveness
- The heart was a self organised information processing centre, communicating with and influencing he brain via the nervous system the hormonal system and other pathways. These influences profoundly affect brain function and most of the body’s major organs, and ultimately determine quality of life
- The emWave technology is designed to reflect heart/brain dynamics and using this devise is an excellent way to get started learning about HeartMath methods for stress relief
- emWave information on youtube> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flrMyVEJZs0
HeartMath is embarked on an exciting adventure. Here are ways you can increase your participation.
1. Visit our website
If you haven already done so there is a wealth of information on our websites.
www.macquarieinstitute.com will take you to the Australian website where you can learn about programs available, and purchase HeartMath products.
www.heartmath.org is the USA-based Institute of HeartMath which has an extensive library of information, research and media releases on a range of stress and
health related topics.
2. Workshops and Introductory Sessions.
Workshops and seminars are scheduled according to demand as well as scheduled dates. The most popular workshop is Transforming Stress, a half/day workshop that teaches the physiology of stress, the science behind HeartMath, techniques for transforming stress in the moment, and practise with the emWave technology. Please see our website for more information on these programs. www.macquarieinstitute.com
3. Private coaching
From our offices in Chatswood Sydney, we offer private or small team coaching in HeartMath techniques. Typically
these are 4-6 sessions and can be face to face or telephone, or a
combination. This service is also available across Sydney and in all
major cities in Australia and New Zealand through a network of
HeartMath accredited 1 on 1 Providers. These are typically
psychologists, therapists, counsellors, chiropractors,
kinesiologists and other health care professionals.
Contact Maria Thompson email@example.com if you have questions, would like to receive more information, would like to receive coaching from us or be referred to a 1 on 1 Provider in your area.
EmWave PSR Hand-held or DeskTop for PC or Mac
The emWave is a software program designed to provide immediate feedback on a person's inner emotional state. Using the emWave's ear or fingertip pulse sensor, you can watch how emotions affect your heart and autonomic nervous system. The software uses Heart Rate Variability (HRV) patterns to monitor a person's stress or coherence levels. HRV reflects heart-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics, which are particularly sensitive to changes in emotional state. More information via youtube video
For Health Practitioners and Professions: Participants who wish to resell HeartMath products to their customer base are invited to join our reseller program. The requirement for this is that you purchase your first emWave Desktop at full price and learn to use and demonstrate the product to clients. Thereafter, you qualify for the reseller discounts. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information or click here to complete online application.
Group training for corporates, healthcare sector, government &
HeartMath delivers workshops, seminars and executive coaching to companies, government departments, hospitals, educational areas and associations. Clients in Australia have included the ATO, Railcorp, State and Federal Police, Australian Army, NSW Health, Shell, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Freehills, Blake Dawson, Telstra, Sensis, Blackrock Financial, Royal College of General Practitioners, Councils and schools. Workshop themes cover a range of areas including Stress Transformation, Personal Performance, Organisational Performance, and Resilience. Click here for further information
cover a range of areas including Stress Transformation, Personal
Performance, Organisational Performance, and Resilience. Click
here for further information.
This is program for health practitioners and professionals wanting to use the emWave technology in their practise on a 1 to 1 basis with clients. It teaches a basic understanding of stress, HeartMath science, a simple HeartMath stress relief technique and detailed use of the technology. The course can be done from anywhere in Australia through our distance-learning program.
This accreditation allows the recipient to demonstrate emWave with some authority to individuals and teams though is not a license to teach or coach the HeartMath system to individuals, groups or workshops. Contact email@example.com to request more information.
1 on 1 Provider Programs
The HeartMath 1 on 1 Provider
Licensing Program is for professional coaches,
counsellors, therapists, health professionals and others who work with individual clients on a one-to-one basis and wish to include HeartMath work in their practise. Contact Maria Thompson 02 9412 2500 to
request more information or if you have questions or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for an information request.
Engaging with HeartMath
These are the major ways you can benefit from an association with HeartMath research and technology. Join thousands of individuals around the world who use the HeartMath system to reverse the effects of stress and meet life's challenges with poise and resiliency in the moment.
If you wish to receive additional specific information please contact Maria Thompson or Tony Blair on 02 9412 2500.