In this unique two-hour community workshop Dr. Anomi Bearden will take you through an introduction and overview of the HeartMath system, giving you hands on experience with HeartMath practises & techniques, demonstrating how an understanding of Head & Heart Coherence can be applied to your every day life to improve your overall mental & physical health & well being.
xWhat is HeartMath?
HeartMath technology is an innovative approach to improving emotional wellbeing.
HeartMath focuses on increasing Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which is a strong measure/predictor of psychophysiological resilience (optimal mental and physical health).
You can experience the immediate benefits of bringing more ease and balance into your life—at home, at work, in a meeting, while driving, anywhere or anytime you feel the need to de-stress.
"Most of us have been taught in school that the heart is constantly responding to “orders” sent by the brain in the form of neural signals. However, it is not as commonly known that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart! Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function – influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.
HeartMath Institute 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. This limits our ability to think clearly, remember, learn, reason, and make effective decisions."
Excerpts taken directly from: https://www.heartmath.com/science/
Included in the Workshop:
● Overview of HeartMath system, supporting research, etc.
● Hands-on experience with the HeartMath practices/techniques.
● Demonstrations of HeartMath biofeedback (innerBalance and emWave pro).
You will discover a practical skill-set of easy-to-learn self-regulation tools and resilience-building practices to increase harmony in your mind and body, as well as experience and witness tangible results in your body using HeartMath technology.
Tickets $50(+online fees)
Dr. Anomi Bearden is a certified HeartMath trainer, and Doctor of Psychology with over 15 years of experience teaching in post secondary education within areas such as mindfulness, consciousness, social psychology, positive psychology, stress and health, motivation, emotion regulation, relationships, moral psychology, and more.
She has been teaching psychology at RDP for14 years, and is a Positive - Social Psychologist, emphasizing (in her research and teaching) the need to balance the discipline of psychology by understanding and promoting the positive aspects of human experience, rather than solely focusing on the negative.
Anomi is a passionate educator and believes that teaching psychology is her “calling”, which allows her to contribute to enhanced resilience, service orientation, and lifelong learning in her students.
Wherever she can, Anomi emphasizes collaboration with community organizations (through Community Service Learning and Applied Research), as she believes in the value of connecting student learning to meaningful service, inspiring mentors, and positive works within their community.
Tickets for HeartMath: Resilience, Coherence, Intuition, and Interconnection can be booked here.
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