The Resilient Heart™ –
Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath® Certification

For professionals who provide, or would like to provide, trauma-informed care

This HeartMath certification course was especially designed by trauma specialists to teach practitioners how to incorporate the HeartMath skill set in a trauma-sensitive manner to build their client’s resilience and capacity for emotional regulation following trauma.

The program is for professionals who provide, or would like to provide, trauma-informed care within a therapeutic relationship – such as trauma therapists, licensed and certified health professionals, chaplains, clergy and peer-to-peer counselors.

This trauma-sensitive certification course contains over 12-hours of trauma-focused video content providing a rich expanse of information and expertise across topics including the neurophysiology of trauma, developmental trauma, collective trauma and how to integrate HeartMath into the different therapeutic modalities used to treat trauma.

Rollin McCraty
Coaching a patient
Brain diagram

This beautifully filmed course combines masterful knowledge, intuitive wisdom and powerfully emotional stories from trauma practitioners around the world, woven together with compelling cinematic moments to create a distinctly unique and engaging course that is both educational and heart-warming to watch.

The HeartMath tools and techniques taught in this course are intended as an adjunctive skill set for practitioners to facilitate a variety of trauma-focused therapies aimed at improving the symptoms associated with trauma. HeartMath is not meant to replace other trauma-focused therapies or be used in isolation for trauma processing.

This program works well for practitioners who see clients both virtually and in-person.

Enrollment Fee:

$495 Sale Price $245
(The enrollment fee has been reduced because of the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Self-Paced Learning with Live Q & A Sessions

Also included in this course is a Comprehensive Resource Library which includes course notes, client handouts, and over 50 related research publications.

In This Course, You Will:

  • Learn practical tools to use “in the moment” that build resilience and improve the capacity for emotional regulation for yourself and your clients or patients.
  • Learn about heart rate variability (HRV) as a measure of physiological regulation, and how to use HRV biofeedback as an additional tool for self-regulation.
  • Learn to use and teach the HeartMath skill set in a trauma-sensitive manner.
  • Gain foundational, up-to-date knowledge about the neurophysiology of trauma, attachment, developmental trauma, intergenerational trauma and collective trauma.
  • Discover how to integrate HeartMath with other trauma-focused therapies including EMDR, Brainspotting, somatic psychotherapies, exposure and wilderness therapy.
  • Learn new and powerful perspectives of how the intelligence of the heart can help to address some of the most challenging aspects of trauma’s impact on the mind and body.

Attend Live Q & A Sessions

Join the trauma-sensitive HeartMath community with monthly online Q &A sessions, led by Dr. Jorina Elbers or other trauma specialist experienced in integrating HeartMath techniques into different trauma therapies. These Q&A Zoom calls are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10 am PT.

Enrollment Fee:

$495 Sale Price $245
(The enrollment fee has been reduced because of the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Instructors for this course:

Learn from highly skilled practitioners specializing in a wide variety of trauma-focused therapies including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Brainspotting, Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Wilderness Therapy, Acupuncture and Polarity Therapy.

Steve Sawyer
Sheva Carr

Your Core Trainers

Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC , Dr. Sara Gilman, PsyD, LMFT, Susann von Meijenfeldt, RSW, CPCC, CHT and Sheva Carr, MA LAc BCPP, RPP, RPE

Learn from medical and science experts about the neurophysiology of trauma, the neurophysiology of emotions, and heart-brain interactions:

Jorina Elbers
Rollin McCraty

Dr. Jorina Elbers, MD, MSc and Rollin McCraty, PhD

Special Guest Interviews With:

Dr. Daniel Siegel, MD, Drs. John Gottman, PhD and Julie Gottman, PhD and Thomas Hübl

From the Front Lines

Nine long-time HeartMath Certified Practitioners share in-depth stories, revealing their success of using HeartMath with the different populations they serve:

  • Refugees
  • Veterans
  • At-Promise Youth
  • Perpetrators
  • Survivors of human trafficking
  • Incarcerated women
  • Adults with brain injuries
  • Children and teens

Course Content—8 Parts

  • Part One: Heart-Focused Care for the Caregiver
  • Part Two: Understanding the Impact of Trauma
  • Part Three: Resetting a New Pattern for the Nervous System
  • Part Four: From Chaos to Coherence
  • Part Five: Integrating the Heart, Mind and Body for Trauma Healing
  • Part Six: Rebuilding Trust and Relationships
  • Part Seven: Teaching a Child to Love Again
  • Part Eight: The Collective Experience of Trauma and Healing

Expanded Content Description

Eligibility for Certification

While anyone may enroll in this course, to be certified, applicants must hold a current mental health or health care license or related certification, or work in a relevant field.

Certification is available to:

  1. Practitioners with training, certification or licensure within a related health care field:
    • Mental health professionals
    • Medical professionals
    • Alternative health practitioners
    • Health professional students and interns
  2. Practitioners working within a therapeutic relationship with clients, but do not have a professional license:
    • Chaplains
    • Clergy
    • Peer-to-peer counselors
  3. Professionals working in a trauma-related field with clientele who are likely to have experienced trauma:
    • Social service professionals working in homeless shelters, correctional facilities etc.

Enrollment Fee:

$495 Sale Price $245
(The enrollment fee has been reduced because of the COVID-19 Pandemic)