Sheva Carr loves to help people find fulfillment and peace within the power of their hearts!
This passion for helping people heal and kindle their zeal in life has taken many forms throughout her life's journey.
People who seek Sheva out as a coach are interested in more than just managing their personal stress- they know they are here to make a contribution to the people and the planet, and want to harness all their inner and outer resources not just to leave that lasting legacy but to LIVE IT!
Sheva speaks to and coaches people all over the world on how to access heart intelligence and peace of mind, in order to receive the benefits of the heart’s impact on their relationships, health, performance, creativity, and contribution and legacy. As an expert coach and speaker, she trains and mentors other trainers and is a coach to coaches. She is the architect and Director of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program, the CEO of Fyera! / Heart Ambassadors, and the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and Sunflower SunPower Kids. She is a Pathways To Peace Director and Delegate to the United Nations, and featured as a "love luminary" in Marci Schimoff's New York Times bestselling book "Love for No Reason." As a doctor of Oriental Medicine and HeartMath trainer and coach, she has authored several books (most recently "Being the Source of Love" and "HeartMath's Stopping Emotional Eating Program"). Through her alliance with Creativity For Peace Sheva helps to bring young Israeli and Palestinian woman together in retreat settings, and through social media, living by the motto "An enemy is a friend who's story you have yet to hear." In that spirit she co teaches The Peace Team Training Camp alongside Olympian Marilyn King. Sheva's life is truly a stand for the many dimensions of peace that are possible when we illuminate, create and communicate from the love and intelligence at the core of all being.
Sheva does coaching both in person and over the phone/internet, and is available Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm PT with some weekend hours available upon request. She is happy to bring her skills as an herbalist, trained therapist and polarity practitioner, licensed doctor of oriental medicine and nutrition, and yoga instructor to the calls as needed. As a licensed health care provider she also provides bio medical hormone and neurotransmitter testing through www.neurorelief.net for who would like to track their results objectively, as well as feel better from the inside out! She coaches and trains other HeartMath coaches and trainers, so it is also possible to work with Sheva at a reduced cost in the observing presence of coaches and trainers in training, or to be coached by one of Sheva's students under her supervision.
In her teens, Sheva's commitment to service brought her from her rural hometown in Nova Scotia and a career as an actress, to world travels, medical training and work with street children in a Nicaraguan war zone. Upon her return to North America, she was riddled with physical and emotional symptoms that eluded medical diagnosis. She tried everything and anything under the sun to find wellness, entering premed and alternative medical school on her search. Then, on a spring break from school, she volunteered at the Institute of HeartMath. As luck would have it, she was given the job of transcribing their research. As she listened and typed, she was surprised with self recognition. All of her symptoms were explained succinctly and concretely by HeartMath's research.
It turned out that Sheva was experiencing an advanced stage of chronic post traumatic stress from living in the war zone as a teenager. Eight years after leaving the war zones of Nicaragua, and within two weeks of learning and practicing the HeartMath tools that Sheva now teaches, her symptoms disappeared. She observed equally efficient and empowering results in her patients when they applied the HeartMath tools. This inspired her to reach as many people as possible with the practical yet powerful potential of applied heart intelligence, and out of that passion and compassion was born HeartMastery.
On the path paved of love that the HeartMath tools empowered Sheva to send the Nicaraguan street children she had been so devastated to leave behind, 12 years later she received a remarkable surprise. These same children, now fully grown adults, came to find their “red haired mother” via the Internet. Reunited again through many tears of joy, together they formed the Fyera Foundation and the Sunflower SunPower Kids program (www.fyera.org ). Their reunion also led to the creation of “Care Counts!” a one hour HeartMath training DVD for school children ages 8-12 in collaboration with the Gratts Elementary School and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
To watch a film of their story go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEl_ezYklnI
Sheva did her undergraduate work in fine arts, cross cultural international studies, Spanish, and premed at Carnegie Mellon Universty, Yale, Friends World College, and Dalhousie University. She received experiential credits for her work in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Holland, England, and Canada. Her Masters Degree is in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University.
Sheva has trained and coached numerous hospital staff across the US, and founded the first HeartMath hospital patient education program at Earl Bakken’s Heart-Brain Institute in North Hawaii. Previously on the Faculty of Alternative Medicine at University of Minnesota, and a professor of Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College, she has worked as a coach and consultant to leading cardiologists, heart-brain researchers, and physicists, and has been published in such prestigious journals as Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. She has trained government agencies, and soldiers preparing for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Where healing and performing arts meet, she has also come full circle, as a consultant to cutting edge creators of culture in the film, television, and music industries. Here, where she began her career, she is able to blend her knowledge of fine arts and physiology to facilitate coherent teamwork and align emotional fuel with visionary intent through the power of the heart. She is delighted to be a graduate and continual student of Joan Scheckel’s film directing lab (www.joanscheckel.com) and to work closely with www.mediaimpact.org on the powerfully positive potential media has to be an influence for social change and a heart based world.
Sheva now has over 30 years of experience in fine arts and over 20 years of experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, polarity therapy, birthing assistance, coaching, and stress management research and training. But who she is at heart is always a beginner learning new, and always willing to witness impossible good made real through the power of her student’s hearts. She lives in Boulder Creek, CA with her orange tabby Gingee and her beloved of 19 years Robert Browning, who is a director of development for HeartMath’s hospital programs.
"In a few short sessions, Sheva's training has allowed me to find peace, and even sometimes a smile, in the midst of a crazy day of struggles and stress. I've been able to look forward and see looming decisions with more clarity, and even more happiness. What wonderful coaching!"
-- Dr. Abe Morgentaller, Men's Health Boston
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
"A mere 5 minute session learning HeartMath from Sheva utterly changed my entire outlook, energy, aura, you name it. No more burnout symptoms. I was more than astounded. For me, it was earth-shattering. Better yet, it was ignorance shattering. The process works. For several days afterwards, I sat in bliss in the operating room just breathing through my heart. Since then, I've slacked off the practice since I've felt so good- I have not needed it as much. It worked. I'm very familiar with all the stress literature, but to actually DO it and feel it was a whole other story."
-- Dr. Tom Sinclair, Anesthesiology
The trouble with being in the public eye as a person known for inspiring and empowering others is, where do you go when you need inspiration and advice? Sheva taught me how to access the wisdom of my own heart for that. When you've graduated from personal growth training and want to find the real power in yourself, go to Sheva. She was there through the most difficult relationship challenge of my life, guiding me to a place of self respect where I am now receiving the love I truly deserve. She is without a doubt a leader to leaders, a coach to coaches, and an inspiration to all! I am so grateful to have met you Sheva, and to continue to work with you and to watch your magic unfold in the world!
-- Bonnie St. John, Olympic Medalist, Author, Speaker Named by NBC as one of the five most inspiring women in the nation