The Power of the Breath in Calming the Nervous System

The Power of the Breath in Calming the Nervous System

November 30, 2016

By Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC, Topic Expert Contributor

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners – Featuring Dan Harris and Sharon Salzberg



Published on Mar 27, 2015

Are you interested in meditation, but unsure of how to start a practice on your own? ABC anchor Dan Harris teams up with meditation expert Sharon Salzberg to walk you through the basics.

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The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence

HeartMathInstitute    (7 minutes, 19 seconds)

Published on Apr 22, 2013

The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself.

The HeartMath Institute ( is helping provide a more comprehensive picture of this connection between all living things through a special science-based project called the Global Coherence Initiative (http:/// They hope to help explain the mysteries of this connection between people and the earth…and even the sun.

Scientists at the HeartMath Institute (HMI) have already conducted extensive research on the power of heart, the heart/brain connection, heart intelligence and practical intuition.

Whether personal relationships, social connections, or even the global community – we are all connected through a field of electromagnetic energy. Increasing individual awareness of what we bring to this field environment could be the key to creating a sustainable future, a future that we can be proud to have helped create. To learn more about this research please visit

Heartmath’s Quick Coherence Technique

Heartmath’s Quick Coherence Technique

Higher Journeys with Alexis Brooks  (3 minutes, 15 seconds)

Published on Jun 21, 2013

A brief heart-based technique delivered by HeartMath’s Howard Martin to establish heart-brain coherence for well being.

Visit: for more information about the Quick Coherence Technique

The Importance of Resilience

The Importance of Resilience by HeartMath Institute

HeartMathInstitute  (4 minutes 35 seconds)

Published on July 7, 2015

This short video explains a practical resilience model, how it relates to coherence and the how much energy we have each day to do what’s really important in our lives. Learn more at:

Transforming Anger: The Heartmath Solution

Transforming Anger: The Heartmath Solution for Letting Go of Rage, Frustration, and Irritation, by Doc Childre & Deborah RozmanMatthew McKay (Foreword) (2003)

In recent years, neuroscientists have discovered that the heart has its own intelligence, a complex independent nervous system that is referred to as ‘the brain in the heart.’ Getting the heart into a positive rhythm can directly send a signal to the brain, allowing the two to synchronize and literally transform anger, frustration, and irritation into compassion, empathy, and calm.

From Transforming Anger, learn how thoughts and feelings get stored in the nervous system and create cellular triggers of irritation, frustration, and anger. Then find out how to get beyond the mechanical negative pull of these triggers. Discover how to control your heart rhythms using a 60-second ‘freeze-frame’ technique: an exercise that calms the mind, synchronizes the nervous system, and increases the level of internal coherence, so that you can clearly and quickly see the options for dealing with anger. This technique can be used anytime and anywhere, and puts you in a zone in which you are able to feel calm, compassionate feelings for yourself and for others. For lasting change, learn to build emotional assets, depersonalize the actions of others, identify resistance to change, and keep the practice going.

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