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Correlation Between Changes in Local Earth's Magnetic Field and Cases of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Published on: 03-02-2019

The impact of changes in the geomagnetic field on the human body remains the subject of studies across the world, yet there is no consensus. Current studies are observing effects that require further work by researchers in order to find out the mechanisms that would allow a proper assessment of the correlations between the Earth‘s magnetic field variations and changes in human organisms. The main purpose of this study was to investigate possible correlations between the strength of time-varying aspects of the local Earth’s magnetic field

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Combining Biofeedback with Stress Management Interventions: A Systematic Review of Physiological and Psychological Effects

Published on: 02-01-2019

Current mental healthcare systems experience difficulties meeting the challenges of a growing population with elevated stress symptoms. Outpatient stress management interventions have already proven to be effective in routine care and recent technological advances now allow to expand such interventions, for example by adding a physiological component like biofeedback. Adding biofeedback to stress management interventions appears promising, but there is a lack of insight into the general conceptualization and evaluation of the resulting

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The Influence of Heart Coherence on Synchronization Between Human Heart Rate Variability and Geomagnetic Activity

Published on: 27-12-2018

All biological systems, which are embedded within the Sun and Earth’s magnetospheres, are exposed to invisible fluctuating magnetic fields that span a wide range of frequencies [1]. It is well known that geomagnetic field line resonances and the Schumann resonances, which exist in the cavity between Earth and the ionosphere, generate a range of resonant frequencies that directly overlay those of the human brain, autonomic nervous system (ANS), and cardiovascular system. Of all the physiological systems studied, the rhythms

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Self‑Regulatory Biofeedback Training: An Intervention to Reduce School Burnout and Improve Cardiac functioning in college students

Published on: 20-10-2018

With the detrimental relationship between school burnout and physiological and cognitive functioning now well documented, interventions to ameliorate school burnout symptomology are needed. This study examined the effectiveness of a self-regulatory biofeedback intervention program (Heart RateVariability Coherence Biofeedback Training [HRVCB]) in contrast to a protocol demonstrated to produce cognitive and physiological improvements (a high intensity interval training protocol [HIIT]) as well as a wait-list control condition at decreasing school

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Heart Rate Variability and Cognitive Bias Feedback Interventions to Prevent Post‑Deployment PTSD: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Published on: 20-07-2018

There is a long history of pre-deployment PTSD prevention efforts in the military and effective pre-deployment strategies to prevent post-deployment PTSD are still needed. Materials and Methods: This randomized controlled trial included three arms: heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB), cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), and control. The hypothesis was that pre-deployment resilience training would result in lower post-deployment PTSD symptoms compared with control. Army National Guard soldiers (n =

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Long‑Term Study of Heart Rate Variability Responses to Changes in the Solar and Geomagnetic Environment

Published on: 08-02-2018

This long-term study examined relationships between solar and magnetic factors and the time course and lags of autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses to changes in solar and geomagnetic activity. Heart rate variability (HRV) was recorded for 72 consecutive hours each week over a five-month period in 16 participants in order to examine ANS responses during normal background environmental periods. HRV measures were correlated with solar and geomagnetic variables using multivariate linear regression analysis with Bonferroni

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New Frontiers in Heart Rate Variability and Social Coherence Research: Techniques, Technologies, and Implications for Improving Group Dynamics and Outcomes

Published on: 12-10-2017

Concepts embraced by the term coherence have been identified as central to fields such as quantum physics, physiology, and social science. There are different types of coherence, although the term always implies a harmonious relationship, correlations and connections between the various parts of a system. A specific measure derived from heart rate variability (HRV) provides a measure of physiological coherence. Another type of coherence, social coherence, relates to the harmonious alignment between couples or pairs, family units, small

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Identification of a Group's Physiological Synchronization with Earth's Magnetic Field

Published on: 01-09-2017

A new analysis technique for the evaluation of the degree of synchronization between the physiological state of a group of people and changes in the Earth’s magnetic field based on their cardiac inter-beat intervals was developed and validated. The new analysis method was then used to identify clusters of similar synchronization patterns in a group of 20 individuals over a two-week period. The algorithm for the identification of slow wave dynamics for every person was constructed in order to determine meaningful interrelationships between the

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Synchronization of Human Autonomic Nervous System Rhythms with Geomagnetic Activity in Human Subjects

Published on: 13-07-2017

A coupling between geomagnetic activity and the human nervous system’s function was identified by virtue of continuous monitoring of heart rate variability (HRV) and the time-varying geomagnetic field over a 31-day period in a group of 10 individuals who went about their normal day-to-day lives. A time series correlation analysis identified a response of the group’s autonomic nervous systems to various dynamic changes in the solar, cosmic ray, and ambient magnetic field. Correlation coefficients and p values were calculated between the

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The effect of heart rate variability biofeedbacktraining on stress and anxiety: a meta-analysis

Published on: 22-03-2017

Background.Some evidence suggests that heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback might be an effective way to treat anxiety and stress symptoms. To examine the effect of HRV biofeedback on symptoms of anxiety and stress, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies extracted from PubMed, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library.Methods.The search identified 24 studies totaling 484 participants who received HRV biofeedback training for stress and anxiety. We conducted a random-effects meta-analysis. Results.The pre-post within-group effect size

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Heart rate variability biofeedback therapy and graded exercise training in management of chronic fatigue syndrome

Published on: 05-12-2016

OBJECTIVE: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent fatigue, exhaustion, and several physical complaints. Research has shown cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graded exercise training (GET) to be the most effective treatments. In a first step we aimed to assess the efficacy of heart rate variability biofeedback therapy (HRV-BF) as a treatment method comprising cognitive and behavioural strategies and GET in the pilot trial. In a second step we aimed to compare both interventions with regard to specific

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Increasing Performance of Professional Soccer Players and EliteTrack and Field Athletes with Peak Peakperformance Training and Biofeedback: A Pilot Study

Published on: 19-10-2016

The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of an intervention consisting of mental coaching combined with either electro encephalogram (EEG) alphapower feedback or heart rate variability (HRV) feedback on HRV, EEG outcomes and self-reported factors related to stress, performance, recovery and sleep quality in elite athletes. A prospective pilot study was performed with two distinct cohorts. Soccer players were provided with four sessions of mental coaching combined with daily HRV biofeedback (Group A); track and field

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Building Resilience in an Urban Police Department

Objective:The aim of this study is to examine a resilience training intervention that impacts autonomic responses to stress and improves cardiovascular risk, psychological, and physiological outcomes in police. Methods: Officers [(n=38) 22 to 54 years] modified emotional and physical responses to stress using self-regulation. Measurements include psychological and physiological measures [eg, heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure, C-reactive protein)] obtained at three time intervals. Results: Age was significantly (P<0.05) associated with

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The Global Coherence Initiative: A Global Psychological Paradigm for Health Promotion

Published on: 01-06-2016

This review proposes the value of a global psychology-oriented initiative to promote health and well-being. It discusses the concept of collective consciousness, especially heart-based, moral consciousness and related actions as resources for health promotion. The review draws on a collaborative South African Global Coherence Initiative to support communal coherence and interconnectedness in an indigenous community setting.

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HeartMath and Ubuntu Integral Healing Approaches for Social Coherence and Physical Activity

Published on: 15-03-2016

This research was motivated by many social health problems confronting planet earth. Its aim is to introduce HeartMath and Ubuntu as complimentary, integral healing approaches for promoting social consciousness, coherence and various forms of physical activity. Integral healing themes discussed include holism, consciousness, energy, interconnected relationships, social coherence and helping resources, especially empathy. Particular focus is on moral consciousness, behavior and harmony in physical activity.

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Human Heart Rhythm Sensitivity to Earth Local Magnetic Field Fluctuations

Published on: 11-09-2015

The sensitivity of human hearth’s rhythm to the fluctuations of Earth’s local magnetic field is analyzed in this paper. Data collected during the long-term project of heart-rate variability (HRV) data from 17 female volunteers were used to correlate to measured fluctuations of Earth magnetic signals. Magnetic signals are collected utilizing the first global network of GPS time stamped detectors designed to continuously measure magnetic signals that occur in the same range as human physiological frequencies such as the brain and cardiovascular systems.

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Cardiac Coherence Training to Reduce Anxiety in Remitted Schizophrenia, a Pilot Study

Published on: 07-09-2015

Health care that addresses the emotional regulation capacity of patients with schizophrenia confronted with daily stress may contribute to a less anxious life. A psycho-physiological training [cardiac coherence training(CCT)] focusing on emotion regulation is known to decrease anxiety for healthy individuals. We performed a pilot cross sectional survey to explore the benefits of CCT for clinically stable patients with schizophrenia. Ten patients were enrolled in the program consisting of twelve weekly 1-h session programs monitored over a 2-month

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Physical Activity, Mindfulness Meditation, or Heart RateVariability Biofeedback for Stress Reduction

Abstract: In contemporary western societies stress is highly prevalent, therefore the need for stress-reducingmethods is great. This randomized controlled trial compared the efficacy of self-help physical activity (PA), mindfulness meditation (MM), and heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) in reducing stress and its related symptoms. We randomly allocated 126 participants to PA, MM, or HRV-BF upon enrollment, of whom 76 agreed to participate. The interventions consisted of psycho-education and an introduction to the specific

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Some Southern African Views on Interconnectedness with Special Reference to Indigenous Knowledge

Published on: 01-06-2015

The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) conducts pioneering research into interconnectedness in order to promote global coherence, consciousness and health through heartfocused care (Institute of HeartMath, 2013). A global network of ultrasensitive magnetic field detectors are being installed strategically around the planet, one of which is established on a private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, which provides various local research opportunities. Southern African indigenous knowledge themes on interconnectedness are discussed in order

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Applying Resilience Promotion Training Among Special Forces Police Officers

Published on: 01-05-2015

Police Special Forces (a.k.a. special weapons and tactics [SWAT]) officers are tasked with responding to the most critical situations, including incidents that require specialized skills and equipment beyond typical policing activities. In this study, we tested the feasibility of applying Arnetz and colleagues’ resilience promotion training that was developed for patrol officers to SWAT team officers (n = 18). The resilience promotion training program included psychoeducation focused on police stress and resilience, and the practice of resilience

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Biofeedback Intervention for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among Graduate Students in Public Health Nursing

Published on: 05-04-2015

Globally, graduate students have been found to have high prevalence of mental health problems. With increasing severity of mental health problems on university campuses and limited resources for mental health treatment, alternative interventions are needed.This study investigated the use of biofeedback training to help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. A sample of 60 graduate students in public health nursing was randomly assigned to either the biofeedback intervention or the control group. Results indicated that biofeedback

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Heart Coherence: A New Tool in the Management of Stress on Professionals and Family Caregivers of Patients with Dementia

Published on: 22-03-2015

We describe a stress management intervention intended  to  reduce  the  damage  and  stress  impact  on  the heart  physiology  and  function  of  a  group  of  caregivers (professional and non-professional) who work with patients with dementia. The intervention consisted in applying heartcoherence  techniques  in  a  population  of  72  caregivers  of patients  with  dementia  (42  professional  and  29  non-pro-fessional  caregivers)  who  had  high  scores  in  heart  stress and  burden  tests.  Six  months  after  the  training  they  were able  to 

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An Institutional Case Study: Emotion Regulation With HeartMath at Santa Cruz County Children’s Mental Health

Published on: 15-03-2015

This case study from Santa Cruz County Children’s Mental Health Agency (CMH), California, reviews the use of measurement of heart rate variability (HRV) to enhance emotional regulation of patients. CMH serves seriously emotionally disturbed youths, many of whom have been separated from their parents for a prolonged period or have  been  vulnerable  without  the  consistent  presence  of  their  caregivers.  In  this  study,  the  HRV  pattern  was  calculated as high coherence, medium coherence, or low coherence. According to Thurber et al, heart

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Heart Rate Variability: New Perspectives on Physiological Mechanisms, Assessment of Self-regulatory Capacity, and Health Risk

Published on: 15-01-2015

Heart  rate  variability,  the  change  in the  time  intervals  between  adjacent heartbeats, is an emergent property of interdependent   regulatory   systems that  operates  on  different  time  scales to  adapt  to  environmental  and  psychological   challenges.   This   article briefly  reviews  neural  regulation  of the  heart  and  offers  some  new  perspectives on mechanisms underlying the very low frequency  rhythm  of heart rate variability. Interpretation of heart  rate  variability  rhythms  in  the context of health risk and physiological  and 

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Heart Coherence Training Combined with Back School in Patients with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain

Published on: 02-10-2014

The aim of this study was to explore on which variables a  stress reduction program based on heartcoherence can enhance the effects of a back school (BS) inpatients with chronic non-specific low back pain and to explore possible moderators for treatment success. A ret-rospective explorative design was carried out with 170patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.  89 Patients were admitted to BS and 81 patients were selected for  BS  and  heart  coherence  training  (BS–HCT).  Six  sessions  of  heart  coherence  were  provided.  At 

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A healthy heart is not a metronome: an integrative reviewof the heart’s anatomy and heart rate variability

Published on: 30-09-2014

Heart rate variability (HRV), the change in the time intervals between adjacent heartbeats,is an emergent property of interdependent regulatory systems that operate on different time scales to adapt to challenges and achieve optimal performance. This article briefly reviews neural regulation of the heart, and its basic anatomy, the cardiac cycle, and the sinoatrial and atrioventricular pacemakers. The cardiovascular regulation center in the medulla integrates sensory information and input from higher brain centers, and afferent

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Cardiac coherence, self-regulation, autonomic stability, and psychosocial well-being

Published on: 29-09-2014

The ability to alter one’s emotional responses is central to overall well-being and to effectively meeting the demands of life. One of the chief symptoms of events such as trauma, that overwhelm our capacities to successfully handle and adapt to them, is a shift in our internal baseline reference such that there ensues a repetitive activation of the traumatic event. This can result in high vigilance and over-sensitivity to environmental signals which are reflected in inappropriate emotional responses and autonomic nervoussystem dynamics. In this article

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The Global Coherence Initiative Investigating the Dynamic Relationship Between People and Earth's Energetic Systems

Published on: 10-09-2014

The convergence of several independent lines of evidence provides strong support for the existence of a global information field that connects all living systems and contributes to a type of global consciousness. Every cell in our body is bathed in an external and internal environment of fluctuating invisible magnetic forces that can affect virtually every cell and circuit in biological systems. Therefore, it should not be surprising that numerous physiological rhythms in humans and global collective behaviors are not only synchronized with solar and

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Heart rate variability biofeedback: how and why does it work?

Published on: 21-07-2014

In recent years there has been substantial support for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) as a treatment for a variety of disorders and for performance enhancement (Gevirtz,2013). Since conditions as widely varied as asthma and depression seem to respond to this form of cardiorespiratory feedback training, the issue of possible mechanisms becomes more salient.The most supported possible mechanism is the strengthening of homeostasis in the baroreceptor (Vaschillo et al., 2002;Lehrer et al., 2003). Recently, the effect on the vagal afferent

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Police department Personnel Stress Resilience training: An Institutional Case Study

Published on: 15-03-2014

The objective of this case study was to test the impact in law enforcement personnel of an innovative self-regulation and resilience  building  program  delivered  via  an  iPad  (Apple  Inc,  Cupertino,  California)  app  and  personal  mentoring.  The  Stress  Resilience  Training  System  (SRTS)  app  includes  training  on  stress  and  its  effects,  HRV  coherence  biofeedback,  a  series  of  HeartMath  self-regulation  techniques  (The  Institute  of  HeartMath,  Boulder  Creek,  California),  and  HRV-controlled  games.  The  stressful 

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Non‑Pharmacological Intervention for Chronic Pain in Veterans: A Pilot Study of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback

Published on: 15-03-2014

Objective: Chronic  pain  is  an  emotionally  and  physically  debilitating  form  of  pain  that  activates  the  body’s  stress response and over time can result in lowered heart rate variability (HRV) power, which is associated with reduced resiliency and lower self-regulatory capacity. This pilot project was intended to determine the effectiveness  of  HRV  coherence  biofeedback  (HRVCB)  as  a  pain  and  stress  management  intervention  for  veterans  with  chronic  pain  and  to  estimate  the  effect  sizes.  It  was  hypothesized  that 

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Effectiveness of emWave Biofeedback in Improving Heart RateVariability Reactivity to and Recovery from Stress

Published on: 14-02-2014

The  current  study examined  the  efficacy  of heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback using emWave, a publicly  available  biofeedback  device,  to  determine  whether   training   affected   physiological   tone and stress responses.   Twenty-seven   individuals   aged   18–30 years were  randomized  to  a  treatment  or  no-treatment  controlgroup.  Treatment  participants  underwent  4–8  sessions  of emWave intervention,  and  all  participants  attended  pre-treatment  and  post-treatment  assessment  sessions  during which  acute  stressors  were

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Stress Management Based on Trait‑Anxiety Levels and Sleep Quality in Middle‑Aged Employees Confronted with Psychosocial Chronic Stress

Published on: 15-01-2014

A  stress  management  program  using  cardiac  coherence  was  implemented  after  an  organizational  down-sizing. The study was conducted in nine voluntary workers in order to evaluate the efficiency of the program.  A  baseline  evaluation  was  conducted  on  psychological  variables  (anxiety,  perceived-stress,  well- being  and  sleep),  endocrine  assessments  (urinary  cortisol  excretion,  alpha-amylase  and  salivary  concentrations)  and  physiological  recordings  (sleep  and  heart  rate  variability).  The  low  number  of 

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A pilot study of heart rate variability biofeedback therapy in the treatment of perinatal depression

Published on: 25-11-2012

Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) therapy may be useful in treating the prominent anxiety features of perinatal depression. We investigated the use of this non-pharmacologic therapy among women hospitalized with severe perinatal depression. Three questionnaires, the StateTrait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale, and Linear Analog Self Assessment,were administered to 15 women in a specialized inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit. Participants were also contacted by telephone after discharge

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Coherence: A Novel Nonpharmacological Modality for Lowering Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients

Published on: 17-05-2012

This  study  examined  the  efficacy  of  teaching   emotional   self-regulation   techniques     supported     by     heart     rhythm coherence training (emWave Personal Stress Reliever) as a means to quickly  lower  blood  pressure  (BP)  in  patients   diagnosed   with   hyperten-sion.  Previous  studies  have  demonstrated  systemic  reductions  in  BP  in  both   high   stress   populations   and   patients diagnosed with hypertension using this approach, but to the best of our  knowledge,  an  investigation  of  their  ability  to  produce  immediate 

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Biofeedback Intervention for Stress and Anxiety among Nursing Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Published on: 07-05-2012

Purpose.It has been well documented that nursing students across the world experience stress and anxiety throughout their education and training. The purpose of this randomized controlled study is to investigate the impact of biofeedback intervention program on nursing students’ levels of stress and anxiety during their first clinical training. Methods.Participants consisted of 60 second-year baccalaureate nursing students. The 30 participants in the biofeedback group received training on how to use the biofeedback device to assist in stress and

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The effect of a biofeedback-based stress management tool on physician stress: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Published on: 06-06-2011

Background: Physicians often experience work-related stress that may lead to personal harm and impaired profes-sional performance. Biofeedback has been used to manage stress in various populations. Objective:  To  determine  whether  a  biofeedback-based  stress  management  tool,  consisting  of  rhythmic  breathing,  actively self-generated positive emotions and a portable biofeedback device, reduces physician stress. Design: Randomized controlled trial measuring efficacy of a stress-reduction intervention over 28 days, with a

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Heart rate variability behavior at different stages of practice in Zen meditation: a study of the system dynamics using multiresolution analysis

The  dynamic  interactions  between  the  sympathetic  and  parasympathetic  branches  of  the  autonomic  nervous system (ANS) are responsible for the oscillations in heart rate known as heart rate variability (HRV). Thus, the importance of HRV as an indirect measure of the autonomic activity is widely known. Meditation is  perhaps  the  best  practice  to  investigate  the  intrinsic  properties  of  the  ANS,  since  it  involves  a  state  of  complete physical immobility and absence of voluntary efforts. In this study we analyzed HRV during Zen

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Coherence and Health Care Cost — RCA Actuarial Study: A Cost-Effectiveness Cohort Study

Published on: 15-08-2010

Chronic stress is among the most costly health problems in terms of direct health costs, absenteeism, disability, and performance standards. The Reformed Church in America (RCA) identified stress among its clergy as a major cause of higher-than-average  health  claims  and    implemented HeartMath (HM) to help its participants manage stress and increase  physiological  resilience.  The  6-week  HM  program Revitalize you! was selected for the intervention including the emWave Personal Stress Reliever technology.

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Coherence training in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: cognitive functions and behavioral changes

Published on: 15-08-2010

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent behavioral diagnosis in children, with an estimated 500000 children affected in the United Kingdom alone. The need for an appropriate and effective intervention for children with ADHD is a growing concern for educators and child-care  agencies.  This  randomized  controlled  clinical  trial evaluated the impact of the HeartMath self-regulation skills and  coherence  training  program  (Institute  of  HeartMath, Boulder Creek, California) on a population of 38 children with ADHD in

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Cardiac Coherence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans

Published on: 01-06-2010

Background  • The  need  for  treatment  of  posttraumatic stress  disorder  (PTSD)  among  combat  veterans  returning from Afghanistan and Iraq is a growing concern. PTSD has been associated with reduced cardiac coherence (an indicator of heart rate variability [HRV]) and deficits in early stage information  processing  (attention  and  immediate  memory) in different studies. However, the co-occurrence of reduced coherence and cognition in combat veterans with PTSD has not been studied before. Primary Study Objective • A  pilot  study  was

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New Hope for Correctional Officers: An Innovative Program for Reducing Stress and Health Risks

This  study  investigated  the  impact of a new stress management program on physiological and psychological stress and health risk factors among 75 correctional officers. The experimental group received training in emotion self-regulation techniques intended to reduce stress and health risk factors. Practice of the techniques was enhanced by heart rate variability feedback, which helped participants  learn  and  sustain  use  of the  self-management tools.  Measures of physiological stress  included  cortisol, DHEA,  cholesterol, triglycerides,  fasting  glucose 

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Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Major Depression

Published on: 15-10-2008

Heart rate variability for the treatment of major depression is  a  novel,  alternative  approach  that  can  offer  symptom reduction  with  minimal-to-no  noxious  side  effects.  The following  material  will  illustrate  some  of  the  work  being conducted  at  our  laboratory  to  demonstrate  the  efficacy of  heart  rate  variability.  Namely,  results  will  be  presented regarding our published work on an initial open-label study and  subsequent  results  of  a  small,  unfinished  randomized controlled trial. Autonomic  nervous  system  (ANS)  dysfunction 

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Electrophysiological Evidence of Intuition: Part 1. The Surprising Role of the Heart

Published on: 01-06-2004

Objectives: This study aims to contribute to a scientific understanding of intuition, a process by which information normally outside the range of conscious awareness is perceived by the psychophysiological systems. The first objective, presented in two empirical papers (Part 1 and Part 2), was to replicate and extend the results of previous experiments demonstrating that the body can respond to an emotionally arousing stimulus seconds before it is actually experienced. The second objective, to be presented in a third paper (Part 3), is

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Electrophysiological Evidence of Intuition: Part 2. A System‑Wide Process?

Published on: 01-06-2004

Objectives: This study aims to contribute to a scientific understanding of intuition, a process by which information normally outside the range of conscious awareness is perceived by the body’s psychophysiological systems. The first objective, presented in two empirical reports (Part 1 and Part 2), was to replicate and extend the results of previous experiments demonstrating that the body can respond to an emotionally arousing stimulus seconds before it is actually experienced. The second objective, to be presented in a forthcoming

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A Controlled Pilot Study of Stress Management Training of Elderly Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

Published on: 22-11-2002

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of stress management training on quality of life, functional capacity, and heart rate variability in elderly patients with New York Heart Association classI–III congestive heart failure (CHF). While substantial research exists on stress management training for patients with coronary heart disease, there are few data on the value of psychosocial training on patients with CHF. Thirty-three multi ethnic patients (mean age, 66±9 years) were assigned through incomplete randomization to one of two

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The Impact of a New Emotional Self‑Management Program on Stress, Emotions, Heart Rate Variability, DHEA and Cortisol

Published on: 02-04-1998

This study examined the effects on healthy adults of a new emotional self-management program, consisting of two key techniques,"Cut-Thru" and the "Heart Lock-In." These techniques are designed to eliminate negative thought loops and promote sustained positive emotional states. The hypotheses were that training and practice in these techniques would yield lowered levels of stress and negative emotion and cortisol, while resulting in increased positive emotion and DHEA levels over a one-month period. In addition, we

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The Effects of Emotions on Short‑Term Power Spectrum Analysis of Heart Rate Variability

Introduction: This study utilizes HRV analysis to examine a new method of intentionally shifting emotional states, and demonstrates that positive emotions lead to alterations in sympathovagal balance that may be beneficial in the treatment of hypertension. Anger, on the other hand, was shown to significantly increase sympathetic activation.
Summary: Salivary IgA, heart rate and mood were measured in thirty individuals before and after experiencing care or anger. Two methods

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