HeartMath- Some Background Information

The Institute of HeartMath has established a global reputation for unique researched-based techniques, products, services and proprietary technology that help individuals and organizations boost energy, achieve heart coherence, and transform the stress of change and uncertainty. Among the many benefits of coherence are calmness, good energy levels, clear thinking and proper immune-system function.


The organization conducts basic research into psychophysiology, neurocardiology and biophysics, and outcome studies in clinical, workplace, educational and military settings, frequently in collaboration with universities, research centers and health care system partners. This research has significantly advanced understanding of heart-brain interactions, heart-rate variability and heart-rhythm coherence.


Since 1991, the organization has been dedicated to helping people find balance between their mind and heart in life’s activities. The work is focused in two main areas, research and education. IHM research includes basic research on emotional physiology and heart-brain interactions, clinical studies, and research on the physiology of learning and performance. An additional line of inquiry aims to further the scientific understanding of the human biofield, intuition, and emotional energetic system.


HeartMath is referenced in over 300 books, a number of which were written by esteemed best-selling authors such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Barry Sears, Patricia Aburdene, and Stephen R. Covey. Approximately 811,512 persons have benefitted from HeartMath projects. Its research has been published in a number of scientific peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, Preventive Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science.


HeartMath founder Doc Childre is a global authority on reducing stress, building resilience and optimizing personal effectiveness. He is Chairman of the IHM Scientific Advisory Board, Chairman and Co-CEO of Quantum Intech Inc., and a consultant to business leaders, scientists, educators and the entertainment industry through his firm, Top-Down Consulting. He has written a dozen books, including The HeartMath Solution, From Chaos to Coherence: The HeartMath Approach to Managing Hypertension and the Transforming series of books: Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression. Childre created the award-winning emWave heart-rhythm coherence feedback technologies and Stopping Emotional Eating: the emWave Stress and Weight Management Program. Childre’s work with HeartMath has been featured on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN’s Headline News, Discover.com, ARS Technica, MacWorld, Information Week, The Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, Prevention Magazine, Psychology Today, Golf Magazine, PGA.com, Cosmopolitan, Self, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications and media around the world. He co-authors a blog with Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., for the Living section of the Huffington Post.


Alliances with the following organizations have been established: Clemson University, University of Cincinnati, the California State University, the Sino-American Stress Management Center (China), Arizona State University and Quantum Intech.


HeartMath exists because the challenges of violence, poverty, hunger and environmental neglect threaten the well-being of millions of people. Our mission and resolve to activate the heart of humanity has led HeartMath to touch the lives of thousands.


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