Get Certified in HeartMath
$395 Sale Price: $195
Agenda and Course Components
The course is divided into six one-hour online units.
The course includes:
- Intro and Overview
- Stress and intelligent energy management
- Autonomic nervous system and emotional regulation
- Resilience building
- Coherence Model and Heart-Brain Communication
- Coherence and its impact on the human system
- Heart’s own complex nervous system: the “heart brain”
- Technique: Quick Coherence®
- Relational Energetics and Self-Care
- Our emotions and attitudes affect the heart’s magnetic field
- Provider/practitioner self-care impact quality of care
- Technique: Heart Lock-In®
- Heart Rate Variability
- Deepening the understanding of heart-rate variability
- Clinical applications
- Technology options for heart-rate variability and coherence measurements
- Technique: Attitude Breathing™
- Brief Intervention Protocol
- Clinical case studies
- Sample brief protocol
- Technique: Freeze Frame®
- Multi-Session Protocol and Special Populations
- Complexity and the mind-body connection
- Clinical applications, complex patients (ie: PTSD, depression, anxiety, children)
- Multi-session protocol
Class 1: Scientific Foundation of Self-Care Interventions (280 minutes)
- Discuss domains of resilience and the importance of intelligent energy management for self-regulation of stress, emotions and creating resilience
- Describe how to use the self-regulation techniques personally and with patients to improve health and well-being
Class 2: Coherence Model and Heart-Brain Communication (222 minutes)
- Discuss the impact of increased coherence on heart rate variability, brain function and emotional well-being
- Analyze the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to coherence
- Apply emotional refocusing techniques to support a coherent state in moments where stress management and emotional regulation skills are needed
Class 3: Relational Energetics, Communication and Self-Care. (210 minutes)
- Identify and interpret the concepts of relational and emotional energetics and its impact on patient care
- Summarize the importance of effective communication in healthcare interactions
- Describe how to apply an active practice of self-care and communication techniques to improve health outcomes
Class 4: Heart Rate Variability (221 minutes)
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Review and discuss the importance of HRV analysis as related to clinical outcomes
- Discuss and practice emotional restructuring techniques to replace incoherent HRV states with states that support healthy change
Class 5: Brief Intervention Protocol (210 minutes)
- Discuss the defining factors which determine a client’s appropriateness for a Brief Intervention protocol
- Identify specific treatment goals and objectives for a given patient profile
Class 6: Multi-Session Protocols and Special Populations
- Compare and contrast the key differences between multi-session, brief intervention, group and crisis/acute care approaches using heart-rate variability tools and techniques
- Summarize clinical symptoms/disorders related to “under-arousal” and “over-arousal” and the connection between the two condition
- Culbert, Timothy. Perspectives on Technology-Assisted Relaxation Approaches to Support Mind-Body Skills Practice in Children and Teens: Clinical Experience and Commentary. Children: 2017. Vol 4(20).
- Dijkstra, M; Soer, R; Bieleman, A; McCraty, R; Oosterveld, F; Gross, D; Reneman, M. Exploring a 1-Minute Paced Deep Breathing Measurement of Heart Rate Variability as Part of a Workers’ Health Assessment. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2019) 44:83-96.
- Elbers, Jorina MD et al. Clinical Profile Associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Advent of Nervous System Dysregulation. Children 2017, 4, 98; doi:10.3390/children4110098.
- Lucy H. Field, L., Stephen D. Edwards, David J. Edwards, and Sarah E. Dean. Influence of HeartMath Training Programme on Physiological and Psychological Variables. Global Journal of Health Science; Vol. 10, No. 2; 2018. ISSN 1916-9736 E-ISSN 1916-9744.
- Mather and Thayer. How Heart Rate Variability Affects Emotional Regulation Networks. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 2018. Volume 19. pp 98-104.
- McCraty, R. Heart‐Brain Neurodynamics: The Making of Emotions. In Issues of the Heart: The Neuropsychotherapist special issue, M. Dahlitz, & Hall, G., Editor 2015, Dahlitz Media: Brisbane. p. 76-110.
- Williams, et al. Difficulties in emotion regulation. Front Psychol, 2015. 6: p. 261
$395 Sale Price: $195
CE Certificate will be generated and distributed through the learning management system and emailed to the learners upon completion of the evaluation and a test with a 80% or higher grade.
Timothy P. Culbert, MD, FAAP, IFMCP
Developmental Pediatrician / Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, PrairieCare, A University of Minnesota Medical School Affiliate
- Medical Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Residency: University of Vermont
- Fellowship: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota
- Board Certification: Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Biofeedback and Medical Hypnosis
- Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Dr. Culbert’s medical special interests include holistic mental health, chronic pain, self-care skills for kids, complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine, nutritional intervention and biofeedback.
- Expertise in clinical use of HeartMath and as a HeartMath faculty instructor
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota; adjunct professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.
- Dr. Culbert’s new book for kids, “Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You,” from FreeSpirit Publishing, won first place in the Midwest Booksellers Association Awards in the children’s nonfiction category; the book reviews healthy lifestyle choices for kids in a fun and activity-oriented manner.
- Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School
- American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee, Section on Complementary, Holistic and Integrative Medicine
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
- Holistic mental health
- Chronic pain
- Self-care skills for kids
- Complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine
- Nutritional intervention
In order to obtain CE credits for this course, students must fully review each module and complete the activity. Students must also complete the CE evaluation and post-test after finishing the course. A score of 80% or higher on the exam is necessary to receive CE credits. Students will be given two attempts to answer each question on the test.
Eligibility for Certificate of Completion
Course enrollment is open to all learners. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to learners who choose to take the multiple-choice question exam and pass with >80% correct. Repeated attempts at the exam are accepted to obtain the passing mark.
Additional Criteria to become a HeartMath® Certified Practitioner:
- Professional Standards
State, provincial or nationally licensed or certified professionals as listed below:
- Licensed Mental Health Professionals
- Licensed Medical Professionals
- Certified Health Professionals (training must include consultation, mentoring, in-person training, or internship)
- Students in a licensure-track medical or mental health educational program
If you have questions about your professional eligibility for certification, please complete this Certification Eligibility Request form
Applicants must achieve >80% on the course final exam.
Required Documentation of Certification Eligibility
Applicants will be required to upload a copy of their professional designation document(s) indicating proof of current licensure, certification, or student status.
Upon certification, licensed and certified health professionals in independent practice can apply to be listed in the HeartMath Directory of Certified Professionals. Listing is at the sole discretion of the HeartMath LLC.
2022 Clinical Certiﬁcation Activity – Enduring Date of CE Release: 03-01-2022
Date of CE Expiration: 03-01-2023
Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No ﬁnancial commercial support was received for this educational activity. Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher and complete an evaluation form to receive a certiﬁcate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certiﬁcation board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certiﬁcation requirement.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and HeartMath. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and HeartMath LLC. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 20.00 hours.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY,
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY
Social Workers (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 20.00 GENERAL continuing education credits.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY * WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board. MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
MI: No CE requirement
* OK accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 20.00 ANCC contact hours.
New York Social Workers (NYSW)
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 20.00 credit hours.
New York Marriage & Family Therapists (NY MFT)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0032. 20.00 credit hours.
New York Mental Health Counselors (NY MHC)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0061. 20.00 credit hours.
New York Psychologists (NY PSY)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 20.00 hours.
HeartMath has been approved to offer continuing education by the following:
NEUROFEEDBACK AND BIOFEEDBACK PRACTITIONERS: HeartMath Clinical Certification is approved by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) for seven hours of CE credit towards biofeedback and neurofeedback recertification. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
The Health Coach Alliance: For Health Coaches: HeartMath Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Management has been approved by the Health Coach Alliance for 20 CEC’s upon successfully passing the final quiz with a mark of 80% or higher. Please contact [email protected] for details.
The Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition: For Holistic Nutritionists: The Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition recognizes the HeartMath Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Emotional. Please contact [email protected] for details.
Objectives – After Attending This Program You Should Be Able To
- Analyze the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to coherence
- Demonstrate the impact of increased coherence on heart rate variability, brain function and emotional well-being as related to clinical outcomes
- Discuss domains of resilience and the importance of intelligent energy management for self-regulation of stress, emotions, and creating resilience
Disclosure of Conﬂict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant ﬁnancial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conﬂict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.
|Tom Beckman||HeartMath: Employee|
|Tim Culbert||Natural Mental Health: Owner|
|Tricia Hoffman||HeartMath: Employee|
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