Stress-Reduction Innovator HeartMath®, Inc. Joins American College of Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable
August 23, 2018 – ST. LOUIS – The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has announced the addition of HeartMath®, Inc. to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, a group of individuals and organizations whose collective vision is sustainable human health, a sustainable health care system and a sustainable world.
Founded in 1991 by Doc Childre, HeartMath has developed a comprehensive system of effective, scientifically-based tools, online programs, technologies and coaching to help people self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices. This enables people to break through to greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight and health. Over 300 peer-reviewed or independent studies utilizing HeartMath techniques or technologies to achieve beneficial outcomes have been published.
“HeartMath is honored to be partnering with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as both organizations are dedicated to providing evidence-based approaches to prevent and reverse lifestyle-related health conditions,” says Deborah Rozman, PhD, CEO of HeartMath Inc. “Our organizations intend to collaborate on lifestyle methodologies that work ‘from the inside out’ to facilitate health and wellness.”
“Stress management is an important pillar of Lifestyle Medicine,” said ACLM President George Guthrie, MD, MPH, FACLM. “HeartMath is helping people build emotional resiliency and improve their ability to manage their stress. This is key to staying healthy. ACLM is pleased to have them in our Corporate Roundtable.”
The Corporate Roundtable of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine convenes health care and lifestyle thought leaders, with a keen focus on the power of Lifestyle Medicine to transform health and health care. Roundtable members explore effective Lifestyle Medicine clinical applications, strategies for accelerating reimbursement, and adoption and analysis of potential business-related opportunities. The Roundtable launched in 2015 and has grown to include more than 30 active member organizations.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: ACLM is the medical professional society for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system. Lifestyle Medicine treats, often reverses and prevents chronic disease. It is the combined use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use and other non-drug modalities.
More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanized force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective mission to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the root cause of disease. Learn more at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org.
ABOUT HEARTMATH: HeartMath, Inc. is dedicated to facilitating a fundamental shift in health, wellness and performance. The company provides evidence-based programs, assessment tools, products and technologies for significantly reducing stress while improving resilience and performance. For more than 20 years HeartMath, Inc. and the nonprofit research organization, HeartMath Institute, have demonstrated through clinical studies the critical link between emotions, the heart and cognitive performance. HeartMath methods for self-regulation and in-the-moment stress management have been published in dozens of journals and more than 300 independent peer-reviewed papers. Currently there are more than 12,000 citations referencing HeartMath’s work and research. Its clients include Duke Medicine, Stanford Business School, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, NASA and Boeing. Dozens of school systems, military and law enforcement agencies, Olympic coaches and athletes and thousands of health professionals around the world utilize HeartMath solutions for stress management, self-regulation, personal resilience and optimal performance. Learn more at https://www.heartmath.com/.
HeartMath®’s Work Reaches Impressive Milestone
Hundreds of Independent Research Teams Using HeartMath Methodologies to Substantiate New Research
January 8, 2018 – Boulder Creek, California – HeartMath® Inc. and the HeartMath Institute have played an important role in science and technology by helping to establish how heart rate variability (HRV) coherence improves cognitive functions and facilitates self-regulation, emotional well-being, health and sports performance. Recently, a collective and impressive milestone was reached. Over 300 publications including published research papers, dissertations and reports have been produced, many by independent research teams using HeartMath methodologies and technologies.
Many of these independent studies confirm or reference the original heart rate variability coherence research conducted by the HeartMath Institute. “We are genuinely honored that the HeartMath Institute’s research and the collective HeartMath work is recognized by the scientific and technology communities as a substantiated platform to build from,” said Deborah Rozman, Ph.D, President of HeartMath Inc. “HeartMath is helping to set an industry-wide standard for stress and HRV technologies and apps for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Stress Standards Committee for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), underscoring the value of HeartMath research, methods, and interventions.”
Many of the independent research teams utilize various research-based HeartMath techniques and HRV coherence technologies in a wide range of applications. This includes many peer-reviewed papers authored by independent researchers.
These research studies address topics such as physician and nurse stress, reducing violence, reducing health costs, emotional regulation, addiction recovery, trauma interventions, HRV coherence biofeedback for stress management, academic performance in children of different ages, PTSD, intuition, and much more.
Some highlights from these publications:
Building Personal and Professional Resources of Resilience and Agility in the Healthcare Workplace describes a successful study at the Mayo Clinic with healthcare leaders and oncology staff.
A controlled pilot study of stress management training of elderly patients with congestive heart failure was conducted by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University and published in Preventative Cardiology. The study demonstrated both physical and emotional improvements.
Reducing Situational Violence in Low‐Income Couples by Fostering Healthy Relationships is by John Gottman’s well known relationships team.
Coherence Training in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder reports significant improvements in both cognitive functioning and social behavior.
This growing body of work illustrates how the HeartMath methodologies are effective across a wide range of populations, including SWAT officers, nurses, children from preschool through high school, college students, individuals with ADHD, AIDS sufferers, veterans and corporate executives. In nearly all cases, applying HeartMath methods resulted in significant improvements in reduced stress and improved health and wellbeing.
“For me personally, this collective milestone illustrates not only the benefits of HRV coherence feedback technology to enhance self-regulation and emotional control, but also speaks to the need for more scientifically validated methods and technologies that guide people into a balanced, internally coherent state. This is how people can learn how to more quickly make and sustain needed behavior changes or improved health,” said Rozman. “Once people realize they can take charge of stress, anxiety and overwhelm, they live happier and more self-empowered lives.”
For information about the science behind the HeartMath methodologies visit the science page of the HeartMath website.
For a more comprehensive overview of HeartMath research, download the nonprofit HeartMath Institute Research Center’s e-book, The Science of the Heart.
HeartMath Inc., provides science-based programs and HRV technologies to improve health and well-being while dramatically reducing stress and boosting performance and productivity. These HRV technologies include the Inner Balance™ Trainer, emWave® 2, emWave Pro and emWave Pro + with HRV assessments. The HeartMath System, based on more than 25 years of research, and peer-reviewed studies, and is recommended by thousands of health professionals world-wide. HeartMath is used in hundreds of hospitals, schools, corporations and humanitarian organizations. Their clients include Duke Medicine, Veteran Administration Hospitals and Clinics, Stanford Business School, Stanford Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. HeartMath was the first recipient of the American Institute of Stress (AIS) Award for Distinction and Innovation. This award is granted to products and services that have been formally evaluated and validated as effective by AIS. HeartMath has a thriving community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/heartmath) where people from around the world come to enjoy daily posts with the latest HeartMath news and uplifting content.
About the HeartMath Institute ®:
The HeartMath Institute, www.heartmath.org, founded in 1991 by Doc Childre, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization and is a world leader in stress reduction and emotion management research. For more than two decades HMI has researched and developed reliable, scientifically based tools and programs through its research and education divisions that bridge the connection between heart and mind and deepen people’s heart connection with themselves and others. The HeartMath methodologies offer hope of new and effective solutions for the many daunting problems that face society by restoring mental, emotional and physical balance and maximizing every individual’s potential.
In Light of the Recent Natural Disasters throughout the U.S. and Abroad, HeartMath is Offering Free Resources to Help
Boulder Creek, California – September 14, 2017 – In light of the recent natural disasters, the HeartMath® Inc. organization announced today that they are offering free emotional support resources in hopes that it will encourage people along the way as we work through this challenging time. The resources can be downloaded from their website with the links provided below.
Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have left behind levels of destruction that many are still trying to wrap their minds around. These super-sized hurricanes, the countless wildfires across the U.S. and abroad, and the mammoth sized 8.1 earthquake in Mexico have exhausted many people’s mental and emotional stamina.
“When significant events happen, like what we’ve seen recently, our stress tolerance level depletes from the initial shock and the ongoing anxiety and emotional pain people are experiencing,” said Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., President of HeartMath Inc.
A behavioral psychologist, Rozman, added, “Many people are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, uncertainty and overwhelm. Being displaced is tough enough, but many have lost everything except their lives- and in some cases, are feeling the traumas of others in addition to their own.”
Experts say that a lot of emotions are triggered following natural disasters. At first there is shock and disbelief and then as reality starts to sink in they may feel confused, angry or irritable.
“An array of feelings will surface, which is why tools that can ease the rollercoaster of emotions are so critical right now, said Rozman. This is why we want to offer free resources that can help,” she added.
With over 300 independent peer-reviewed studies, HeartMath Inc. and the not for profit HeartMath Institute are recognized worldwide for their research and scientifically validated methods for reducing stress, anxiety and overwhelm while helping to restore inner balance, self-security, resilience and a sense of well-being.
“There is much support needed now and in the months to come,” commented Rozman. “It is heart-warming to see so many people reaching out to help. People of different races, ethnicities and beliefs are putting all that aside to step forward with care and compassion for each other, their neighbors and communities. I believe, we will all grow stronger from this, she added.”
Resources for Adults from HeartMath Inc.:
The free emotional support resources for adults and children being offered by HeartMath can be downloaded at www.heartmath.com/freeresources.
This care package includes e-books and audio booklets as well as a video guide to walk people through a scientifically validated technique developed by HeartMath called the Quick Coherence® technique.
Chubu University in Kasugai, Japan is working with HeartMath and their Certified Trainers to employ the Quick Coherence® technique to help anxious children and adults that have been enduring PTSD symptom ever since Japan’s massive 9.0 earthquake in 2011. These validated methods have been employed for disaster relief in many devastated areas – from helping Katrina survivors to people that endured the flooding in Alberta, Canada to adult and children refugees in Lebanon.
HeartMath Inc., provides science-based programs and technologies to improve health and well-being, while dramatically reducing stress and boosting performance and productivity. Based on more than 25 years of research, and more than 250 independent peer-reviewed studies, the HeartMath System is recommended by thousands of health professionals. HeartMath’s programs are used by hundreds of hospitals, schools, corporations and humanitarian organizations. Their clients include Duke Medicine, Veteran Administration Hospitals and Clinics, Stanford Business School, Stanford Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. HeartMath was the first recipient of the American Institute of Stress (AIS) Award for Distinction and Innovation. This award is granted to products and services that have been formally evaluated and validated as effective by AIS. HeartMath has a thriving community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/heartmath) where people from around the world come to enjoy daily posts with the latest HeartMath news and uplifting content.
About the HeartMath Institute®:
The HeartMath Institute, www.heartmath.org, founded in 1991 by Doc Childre, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization and is a world leader in stress reduction and emotion management research. For more than two decades HMI has researched and developed reliable, scientifically based tools and programs through its research and education divisions that bridge the connection between heart and mind and deepen people’s heart connection with themselves and others. The HeartMath methodologies offer hope of new and effective solutions for the many daunting problems that face society by restoring mental, emotional and physical balance and maximizing every individual’s potential