Live calls are on the 3rd Tuesday each month at 11am Pacific Time, and recorded for later listening.
The rise of employee stress has escalated to such a level that burnout is now classified as an occupational phenomenon according to the World Health Organization.
Talking about feelings or heart in a company used to be seen as weak or “touchy-feely”. Yet now we’re seeing an emerging trend – an opening of heart within companies. Mental and emotional health and the mind-body connection are becoming a critical part of a company’s overall wellness strategies.
Many companies are engaging in stress management programs that include exercise, yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Yet these programs take time and many employees don’t continue with them.
Robert Erdbrink, Director of HeartMath Benelux, is helping companies in Europe understand heart-mind-body connection and providing them with tools and technology they can use in the moment to reduce stress and burnout. The results are so significant that the entire Dutch police force has adopted this heart-based program.
Join us for this month’s Add Heart Call with Robert as our guest and our host, Deborah Rozman, Ph.D, President and CEO of HeartMath.
Robert will share inspiring stories of what the HeartMath Benelux team is achieving with companies and the opening of heart that is occurring in Europe.
Get a sneak peek – watch this video about what Robert and the HeartMath Benelux team are doing. Click Here
Please join us to hear from Robert how adding heart to companies can transform the workplace.
As the CEO of HeartMath Inc. Deborah is passionate about accessing the heart’s intelligence at
work and in all aspects of life. She is deeply inspired by the power of the collective heart,
and that together we can create an energetic lift — supporting each other to become our
As a behavioral psychologist, Deborah also enjoys educating people on how heart intelligence can transform anxiety, stress and overwhelm, and empower us to see “the bigger picture”.
Deborah co-authored several HeartMath books with Doc Childre, including Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart. She speaks throughout the world about a heart awakening happening on the planet, and tools to navigate through these challenging times with more ease and flow.
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Social media is a major influence in the lives of many people. It is an avenue for self-expression, a place to connect with others, and be swayed by others’ likes and posts. Social media isn’t just a place for videos, memes and small talk. It often shapes how people view the world. Social media is an important avenue to add heart and nurture our personal connections and the causes we care about. It has the potential to create networks of people who want to help uplift each other and humanity.
In this Add Heart Call, host Deborah Rozman and her guest, social media expert and author, Mari Smith, will talk about how to use social media in positive ways that connect us more deeply with each other and the planet.
We’ll close our Add Heart Call with a heart-focused meditation to deepen and increase the heart we’re adding to our connection with ourselves, and each other.
About our guest: Mari Smith has built a strong background in Internet Marketing since 1999 and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on social media with over 1.7 million followers via various online social media channels. She is a Forbes’ Top Social Media Power Influencer, and the author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.
When it comes to our health or the health of someone we care about, it’s important to create an environment where heart qualities of care, kindness and compassion are part of our healing plan.
Our topic this month is Add Heart to Health, and our guest, Tim Culbert, MD, is Medical Director of Integrative Services, at Prairie Care Medical Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and co-founder of new website www.naturalmentalhealth.com.
Join Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., the host of our monthly Add Heart Calls, and her guest Dr. Tim Culbert, to learn new ways you can add heart to your health and the health care of others.
Dr. Culbert will talk about how he “adds heart” to his own personal wellness practices and how he teaches his patients, whether adults or children, to do the same, with amazing benefits.
Self-management skills and tools for increasing heart power and coherence give us a sense of control over our health journey and process.
Whether you are the patient, the family caregiver, or the health care professional, heart-intelligent strategies elevate our ability to care for and heal our self, our family or our patients from a foundation of love and compassion.
You’ll also enjoy learning about a growing community of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers who are committed to heart-based medicine and helping it to expand into a worldwide initiative.
We’ll close our Add Heart Call with a heart-focused meditation to increase the heart we’re adding to our own health and to the health of those we care about.
About Dr. Tim Culbert:
Dr. Culbert is a presenter for the HeartMath certification course for health professionals, called HeartMath Interventions. Tim is an expert in teaching self-regulation skills for anxiety and stress to adults and children. He co-created, with an interdisciplinary team, one of the first full service integrative pediatrics programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where he served as Medical Director from 2001-2010. He is the author of four books for children on holistic self-care titled, Be the Boss of Your Body and developed innovative training in integrative therapeutics for nurses working in pediatric medical and mental health settings.
Sparking this month’s Add Heart Call discussion, is the growing need for “compassionate latitude” for others and for ourselves. In a just-released Gallup poll, more than half of Americans are reporting record levels of stress and worry. Rising stress levels are also occurring in the UK and Europe with uncertainty about the future of Brexit and polarizing politics of separation vs. inclusiveness.
Deborah Rozman and her guest, Gavin Andrews, Managing Director of HeartMath® UK and Ireland, will talk about the importance of having “compassionate latitude” during these times, what that really means and how to practice it to the benefit of all. Gavin will talk about the impact of these changes in the UK. He’ll also share about a simultaneous new awakening to heart awareness and connection that’s bringing hope to many.
Compassion is one of the highest supportive energetics of love, but compassion can easily slide into unmanaged empathy or pity. Adding the qualities of latitude and allowance can lift our compassion to a higher vibration. As we practice compassionate latitude, it provides us with a larger, nonjudgmental perspective and an unconditional love and desire for the highest outcome for situations and all concerned.
We’ll close with a heart-focused meditation to lift our vibration and add heart-powered intention to our practice of compassionate latitude in all our interactions. This includes how we interact with our self.
In addition to being the Managing Director of HeartMath UK and Ireland, Gavin Andrews is also a consultant, coach and trainer specializing in leadership/management development and performance. He is a firm believer in authentic self-leadership and the use of emotional self-regulation and positive psychology to achieve resilience and high performance.
Have you found that your efforts to relieve stress don’t seem to be working as well as they used to? Perhaps it’s because today’s stress is different than even a few years ago.
April is National Stress Awareness month and we’re excited to have as our guest, Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., executive director of the American Institute of Stress, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness about stress and educating medical practitioners, scientists, health care professionals and the public about the effects of stress. Heidi is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer who teaches “Stress Mastery.” She will be joining our host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., President of HeartMath for this month’s Add Heart Call.
Heidi and Deborah will talk about why being aware of our stress is important, but more importantly they’ll share strategies that allow us to take charge of stress from the inside out.
Most stress interventions provide only temporary relief and the next day we’re back in the stress bath. This is due to the cumulative effect of ongoing stress and anxiety. In this Add Heart Call, Deborah and Heidi will be talking about simple and proven ways to prevent and release today’s stress accumulation by opening the heart, reducing drama, and practicing compassion and self-compassion.
Join us for this uplifting call on transforming stress and riding the waves of change.
We’ll close this Add Heart Call with a heart-meditation that we will do together, and you can use anytime for releasing and preventing stress, and for making effective choices.
With spring just one day away, we thought it’s a great time to talk about how we can recharge and renew.
Each day we start out with a fresh charge to our personal energy – much like the battery in our phone. As we go through the day, we encounter many things that use up our personal energy.
Some situations drain our energy, such as heated conversations, worry over the people or situations we care about, frustration and impatience regarding projects at work, or issues in our personal lives.
How fast we run through our personal energy has a lot to do with our ability to recover and recharge our inner battery in real-time.
Our Add Heart Call guest this month is Rich Diviney, former Navy SEAL Commander and a HeartMath® Certified Trainer.
Rich and Deborah will talk about the unique and powerful recovery tools that Rich provides leaders to quickly recover and recharge their inner battery. He’ll share how he introduced his SEAL Team to “micro-recovery” using heart coherence skills to manage their energy and de-stress after being ramped up in a highly charged state.
Learn how you can apply these same skills to your own charged situations so you can take charge, recover, and renew before or after any stressful event.
Rich draws upon 20+ years of experience as a Navy SEAL Officer where he completed more than 13 overseas deployments – 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. Through his career, he achieved multiple leadership positions – including the Commanding Officer of a Navy SEAL Command. It has been this experience that has forged in his belief system that every human being has a purpose and the importance of heart powered energy management.
This month we’re celebrating the heart in all of us. Deborah Rozman and Dr. Jean Watson will talk about how qualities of the heart can heal and neutralize feelings of stress and overload when things get tough.
They will discuss how daily practice of heart attributes gives us a deeper sense of self-security and balance, and acts as a first line of defense against stress and overwhelm. Operating from the heart provides an internal navigation system for wiser responses to each situation.
We are honored to have Dr. Jean Watson as our guest. Dr. Watson’s life career has been devoted to the phenomena of human caring and inner subjective feelings, emotions, and experiences. Her Caring Science model seeks to restore the profound nature of caring-healing and brings the ethic and ethos of Love back into healthcare. She is a Living Legend with the American Academy of Nursing and holds 15 Honorary Doctorates. She’s authored 30+ books, and her new release, Unitary Caring Science, received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award. As Director of the Watson Caring Science Institute and a Distinguished Professor of Nursing, her research, theory and methods are used in 1000’s of nursing schools and health care systems world-wide, and appeal to people in all walks of life.
Personal Reset – Energizing and Renewing Important Commitments and Insights
This month we’ll be talking about reset, a simple, yet powerful process that can assist us now and throughout the year.
We can learn to consciously reset our vibration to a higher frequency throughout the day. A personal reset can be used in several ways. We can reset to start fresh after closure on an issue. We can reset daily or throughout a week to re-energize important commitments. We can reset when things seem to be off-track or we need to refocus and draw in more clarity.
Genuinely desiring a heart-intelligent perspective and resetting it when needed can help us handle whatever comes up with increased efficiency and clarity.
Join Deborah Rozman and her guest, Steve Havill, for our January Add Heart Call. Steve is a conscious business leader and HeartMath® Certified Trainer and Coach/Mentor. He works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them express their unique purpose and to create high impact results. Steve is also the Board Chair for Conscious Capitalism in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Deborah and Steve will talk about how they use reset and what resetting for the new year means to them. Deborah will also talk about a collective reset that is building around the world and how we can individually contribute to it.
We’ll close this Add Heart Call with a heart-meditation that we will do together and that we can use throughout the year to energize our personal insights and commitments and raise our vibration so we can connect with our heart’s intuitive guidance.
Creating Social Coherence During the Holidays
Add Heart Call Host Deborah Rozman and Her Guest, Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Director of Research, HeartMath Institute
The holiday season is here and many of us will be participating in family and social gatherings and celebrations. This is prime time to go deeper into our hearts to understand other’s concerns and amplify our care. Which is why this month’s topic is focused on Social Coherence.
Social Coherence is a harmonious alignment between friends, couples, family units, groups and organizations. Think of highly successful teams and how they pull together towards a common goal – there’s an efficient flow of energy and communication between them.
HeartMath Institute is researching the power of social coherence and seeing evidence of a positive feedback loop as individuals and groups intentionally create heart coherent energy fields, which increases our connections with each other.
Creating social coherence starts with taking responsibility for our personal energy. Deborah and Rollin will talk about how we can become more conscious of our own energies as we interact with others and resetting our energies when needed. Our love and compassion can then help to uplift others and add to our holiday events.
During the holidays, many people feel their heart’s care magnified and feel more kindness and compassion. But just as the holiday time can magnify these uplifting energies, for others it can also magnify down spiraling energy of anxiety, blame, judgement, and depression.
Our personal practice of heart coherence can have a more potent effect than we may realize to help uplift others. That’s why conscious monitoring of our personal energies is so important, especially in light of the societal temperament being in a heightened state of extremism and family gatherings where there can be polarizing views.
Rollin and Deborah will share their insights about social coherence to help us lift our vibration and help lift other’s energies too during this holiday time.
Deborah will close the Add Heart Call with a heart-meditation for social coherence. Together we’ll align our heart and mind and send compassion and love to family, friends and all people around the world his holiday season.
Gratitude — Welcome to the Brain’s Feel-Good Reward Center
Add Heart Call host Deborah Rozman HeartMath CEO and guest Gregg Braden discuss gratitude and how it can catapult us into higher brain states.
It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States and a time that people focus more on gratitude and appreciation for the good things in their lives.
Few people know that gratitude and appreciation are powerful heart energetics that actually give us access to higher brain states.
Gratitude releases a powerful, self-rewarding feel-good neurotransmitter in the brain. Gregg and Deborah will talk about recent evidence from brain-imaging studies that shows the brain’s “reward center” lighting up when we’re feeling grateful.
This discussion will deepen our understanding and heart-power our intentions to feel gratitude and appreciation for family and friends this holiday season.
All of us need care to thrive – whether we’re receiving or giving care – it is vital to our existence. The ability to express love through our care is one of the highest attributes we have. And like most anything, care has a balance point.
Whether it’s personal, family, social issues within our community, or global issues that affect us all, when our care turns into overcare or insecurity, our energy quickly drains. This hinders our ability to be effective, even when our intentions are to care.
Overcare often disguises itself as worry, fear, anxiety and more. Yet behind it is our real care. We can learn simple strategies with heart-powered intention to transform insecurity into self-security and overcare into balanced care. These strategies can also help us learn to consciously reduce the significance that we feed into worry and fear.
This is part of our emotional maturing process – learning the energy economy of creating self-security and balanced care.
In our October Add Heart Call, our host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath CEO, and her guest Owen Ward, HeartMath Chief Strategy Officer, will talk about creating self-security and transforming insecurity. They’ll share how balanced care has helped them become more attuned to intuitive intelligence to guide their choices in each situation.
We’ll close with a heart-meditation to align our heart and mind and connect with our balanced care as a replacement attitude for insecurity, worry and other forms of overcare.
Stillness is an energetic quality that we can find – even in the midst of a busy day. It is a regenerative gift that only takes a sincere moment or two to access yet can change the course of our day.
When we connect with inner stillness, we create a space to declutter our mind and hear our heart’s intuitive guidance.
Stillness is an ancient practice, but so easy to dismiss in modern times. You’ve likely read about it in countless books and blogs as an important aspect of prayer or meditation. Recent scientific studies have validated the benefits of this ancient practice. Stillness allows us to truly know our self beyond our mind, thoughts and ego, it is also very beneficial to our brain’s health and has been found to generate new cells in the brain that are linked to learning and emotion.
In our September Add Heart Call, our host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath CEO, and her guest Robert Browning, Director, HeartMath Health Partners, will talk about why it’s especially important in an emotionally-charged and rapidly changing world to create space for inner stillness and how to do it.
The simple inner stillness practice they will share with you allows heart, mind and emotions to experience a time-out from competing against each other and enjoy some casual peace together.
They’ll talk about the gifts they personally gain from this practice and how it creates a personal sanctuary while on the go.
We will close the Add Heart Call with a heart meditation to create a reservoir of inner stillness we can each draw on as we practice this restorative energetic quality together over the next month.
“Inner stillness creates an energetic environment for supporting our advancing consciousness which can unleash the transformational power of our love – Doc Childre, Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart
Host, Deborah Rozman and her special guest Jeff Goelitz, Director of Education at the HeartMath Institute
Many of us learned the value of pause from our parents and even passed it on as wisdom to our children. However, as life’s demanding pace keeps increasing, the memory to pause often fades, especially when we are under pressure.
There are numerous situations where we sacrifice our well-being because we allow the hurry of life to usher us into quick decision and actions. Many times, this can cause us to miss our heart’s intuitive signal to pause before an important and sensitive engagement.
When we speed past flow – mentally, emotionally or physically – we become vulnerable to not listening to others, over reacting, speaking too soon and cutting other people off in conversation, and more inefficient choices.
In this call we talk about the value of Pause and we share suggestions on how to instate this valuable practice more often. We talk about how-to engage in the choice to Pause to create the most flow for restoring our inner balance and clear direction.
We close this month’s event with a heart-focused meditation to add heart power to our own and each other’s practice of Pause through the month. We energize our collective intention to release old habits that disconnect us from flow and increase our flexibility, resilience and personal empowerment.
Host, Deborah Rozman and her special guest Gregg Braden
A captivating discussion about the new level of self-empowerment needed to embrace our changing world in a health way.
What does it mean to be self-empowered?
It’s an inner confidence that allows us to take control of our lives and see beyond problems or roadblocks to create solutions. It’s being able to self-regulate our mental and emotional reactions. It’s the ability to transform anxiety and fear by staying closely attuned to our heart’s intuitive guidance.
Humans are self-referencing beings so when the world we know starts to change we immediately ask how will this affect me?
The better we know ourselves the less we feel threatened by changes occurring around us.
Gregg Braden and Deborah Rozman will discuss this significant shift that’s happening in the human story and provide some heart-based practices that can build our self-security.
They’ll close the event with a heart meditation for self-empowerment to release old fear or anxiety imprints, gain a more objective view and access intuitive direction for responding to change.
Host Deborah Rozman with guest Robert Erdbrink – HeartMath BeNeLux
We’re constantly exchanging unseen information with all living things through our thoughts, feelings and attitudes. Traditionally, during the summer months most of us spend even more time connecting with family, friends and nature. Learn how you can “Add Heart” to the unseen energetic exchanges you share with people and with nature. And how we can lift each other’s vibration and renew our connections with all of life.
Robert Erdbrink is Director of HeartMath Benelux and the father of three, ages 18, 20 and 23 and lives in Bunde in the South of the Netherlands.
Robert started his career with Unilever in the Netherlands and by the age of 28 was on the board of a large Unilever company, responsible for over 1000 employees. In 2000, Robert left to pursue his mission of bringing more heart into organizations and started HeartMath Netherlands, which grew into HeartMath Benelux, then along with Reiner Krutti he started HeartMath Germany. HeartMath Benelux received a contract to train all Dutch police officers and to date over 55,000 officers have been trained in HeartMath.
Find out what “Add Heart” means to Robert and some of the ways he adds heart to our world.
Hosted by Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., CEO of HeartMath and guest, Howard Martin, Executive Vice President of HeartMath.
As a former rock-and-roll drummer Howard has a keen awareness of rhythm and how all aspects of life have different rhythms. We experience them in dance and music, we observe them in the ocean’s tides and changing seasons – and course we live by our heart’s rhythm. Right now many people are enjoying the changing rhythm of nature moving into spring weather after a long winter. We can find rhythms in just about everything within us and outside of us.
Learning how to shift our inner rhythms can help life feel a lot less stressful and more balanced. Connecting with our inner heart rhythm helps us sense right timing and enjoy increased care and sensitivity in our relationships and engagements with life.
Deborah and Howard will talk about how we can tune into the inner rhythm of daily life and find more flow. You’ll learn suggested ways to prevent the impatience of the mind from overriding the sensitive and intuitive whispers of your heart’s direction.
We‘ll also do a heart meditation on finding your inner rhythm and create a reservoir of heart energy to support each other’s intentions to find more rhythm and flow through life during the month.
How science validates ancient spiritual traditions about the heart.
A personal conversation with Special Guest: Gregg Braden,
NY Times bestselling author, internationally renowned speaker and HeartMath Global Coherence Initiative Steering Committee member.
Thoughts and feelings are energies that operate on different vibrations. The vibration is determined by the quality of our thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors throughout the day.
Higher thoughts and feelings add an uplifting tone through our day. In our higher thought vibrations, we’re more caring, compassionate and kind with each other. We feel more self-secure and resilient in life’s interactions.
Lower vibrational thoughts and feelings bring us down. This results in unhappiness and feelings of separation from others due to judgments or blame. We worry more, experience low self-security and can be too hard on our self and others.
This month we’re focusing on ways we can intentionally raise our vibration to access more of our heart’s intuitive guidance through our creative endeavors and challenges.
In addition, we’ll close with a heart-focused meditation to add heart power to our own and each other’s practice through the month to help sustain our intentions and emotional poise.
This call focuses on what it means to add heart, inspire forward movement and heart-power our intentions.
Many people make New Year’s resolutions and often don’t keep them. There’s a difference between mind power and heart-infused intention. Heart-powered intention draws more of our spirit into your commitment to help you sustain it.
This month we talk about how to align your mind and emotions with the intuitive guidance and power of your heart to refire your commitment at any time. Deborah shares practical tips to help you sustain your commitments or re-boot your efforts when they start to fade from challenges and distractions.
In the guided Heart Lock-In (meditation) portion of the call, we re-energize our individual and collective forward movement for the coming year.
— Heart Intelligence, Doc Childre
Add Heart – Adding heart to whatever you do strengthens and empowers your intentions and commitment. That’s why coaches tell players to “play with heart” and “put your heart into it” – put your love and care into it. Adding heart means adding love, care, kindness, patience, appreciation or compassion as we interact with what life brings us. Hundreds of scientific studies have confirmed this has a measurable impact on physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Adding heart increases the quality of moment-to-moment awareness and bridges the connection to higher intelligence and guidance from your intuitive heart.
Forward Movement – Accessing our heart’s discernment and guidance enables us to create forward movement in personal growth. At times, when we get caught up in stress and drain energy, we can feel like we’re going backwards. As we practice putting more heart and conscious care into our interactions and keep our humility refreshed, then our forward movement quickens with more flow and less resistance.
Forward movement is created when we are committed to taking responsibility for our own energies and practice increasing our love, kindness and compassion in our interactions with others –and especially how we interact with and treat our self.
Heart-Powered Intention – The heart is the power behind higher manifestation. As you practice activating the power of your heart, it brings heart, mind and body into increased cooperation. This alignment brings in more of your spirit and higher discernment faculties—your intuition—to help facilitate the manifestation of deeper heart-felt intentions in all aspects of your life. When heart is added to your intentions, it magnetizes more effective choices and favorable outcomes.
At times, we can feel like we are missing a sense of meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Accessing more of our heart’s intelligence and inspiration and applying it in practical ways enables us to manage our energy, unfold our higher potentials, and create a more fulfilling life.