As a cardiologist, Stephen Jennison and his multidisciplinary team, which includes his wife Becky Aud-Jennison, a licensed clinical professional counselor, treat cardiac patients and specialize in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services of congestive heart failure. They teach patients about the connection between stress, anxiety, depression and heart disease and use techniques that help their patients handle the emotional challenges associated with heart disease.
Dr. Jennison and Becky Aud-Jennison share how they have integrated HeartMath techniques and the emWave technology into their patient lifestyle management program along with a brief description of the research study they’re conducting using HeartMath techniques and technologies with their patients. So how does Dr. Jennison and his wife Becky keep their own balance while co-parenting their blended family of nine children and maintaining such busy professional lives? They both say that one thing they do daily is use the HeartMath techniques and the emWave technology. Becky also used HeartMath techniques for the home birth of their eleven pound baby.
For years they were at war with each other. They would avoid communicating with each other at all costs because it was inevitable that it would end in a screaming match. They met with a psychologist to talk about divorce as a solution. Instead the psychologist introduced Tammy and Reynir to HeartMath. Through HeartMath tools and emWave practice they soon learned that while they thought they were listening, they had never really heard each other. The years of stacked feelings of hurt, frustration and judgments were blocking their ability to really hear the other person.
They used HeartMath tools and the emWave PSR as a method that allowed them to take individual responsibility for what they brought to their conversations. Through simple daily practices they learned how to really hear the other and how to talk with each other from a place of care and compassion, and at times even disagree with each other but without the drama. The experience has brought them closer together. Tammy says, "Reynir and I have fallen in love all over again."
Jayne and her husband were separated from each other for an extended period of time due to a horrible crisis that was out of their control. Soon after the crisis resolved Jayne was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, and this time it was worse. Jayne learned of HeartMath when she visited a forgiveness expert at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and soon after that began using HeartMath techniques and the emWave Personal Stress Reliever® to shift her emotional state.
Jayne says that the HeartMath tools played a crucial role in helping her release the anger and resentment that she was holding onto caused by these devastating events. Now the whole family uses these tools and they have reclaimed their lives and are now living life with deep appreciation.
John is a 57 year old male with reversed congestive heart failure and reversed diabetes type 2. John has had 6 heart attacks, five angioplasties, and a double CABG bypass. John's cardiologist introduced him to HeartMath® and John learned how to use HeartMath's Freeze Frame® technique to stop any stressful emotions that would otherwise exacerbate his physical challenges. He uses the emWave PSR frequently and says that this has played a great part in his ability to change his unhealthy habits and keep him focused. John says he never would have believed the effects possible had he not tried it. John is now free of his air tank most of the time.
He has also lost over 70 pounds and continues to lose. He now walks 2 miles a day on his treadmill, and he does 4 miles a day on a recumbent bike, 100 sit-ups, 60 squats, and 50 calf extensions. John is a walking miracle and we’re so glad he’s here to share his story.