HeartMath | The Thrive Clinic


HeartMath research has demonstrated that different patterns of heart activity (which accompany different emotional states) have distinct effects on cognitive and emotional function. During stress and negative emotions, when the heart rhythm pattern is erratic and disordered, the corresponding pattern of neural signals traveling from the heart to the brain inhibits higher cognitive functions.

The heart’s input to the brain during stressful or negative emotions also has a profound effect on the brain’s emotional processes actually serving to reinforce the emotional experience of stress. This limits our ability to think clearly, remember, learn, reason, and make effective decisions. (This helps explain why we may often act impulsively and unwisely when we’re under stress)

In contrast, the more ordered and stable pattern of the heart’s input to the brain during positive emotional states has the opposite effect. It facilitates cognitive function and reinforces positive feelings and emotional stability. This means that learning to generate increased heart rhythm coherence, by sustaining positive emotions, not only benefits the entire body, but also profoundly affects how we perceive, think, feel, and perform.

HeartMath is a pulse sensor that carries information about you to the computer, and emWave’s patented process translates it into user–friendly graphics displayed on the computer screen.

With practice, you’ll experience increased coherence. Interactive exercises and games help build and sustain your resilience, increase energy and promote focus, mental clarity and emotional balance.

If you are interested please let the Thrive Clinic Health Coach know.