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Heart Brain Coherence Benefits

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Heart brain coherence allows you to quickly shift from a stressed state to a peaceful one. It helps you center yourself, focus on beneficial emotions, and build stress resilience.

Is stress sabotaging your health and happiness? If you’re like most people, then you have a lot of stress in your life. With fast-paced schedules and never-ending to-do lists, dealing with stress can be challenging. Although it might not seem like a big deal, keeping stress low is CRUCIAL for improving your health and quality of life. High stress causes anxiety, depression, anger, health problems, sleep issues, and more. 

The good news is there are simple and proven heart brain coherence techniques you can use to shift from a stressed state to a peaceful one in only a few minutes!

Heart Brain Coherence

What is heart brain coherence? Heart brain coherence happens when your heart and brain are connected and communicating clearly. It means that your mind, body, and emotions are in sync. Research shows that when you shift into heart coherence, your heart and brain operate and communicate as one, unified system. 

Coherence allows you to access the wisdom of your heart AND brain simultaneously.

Tapping into your heart’s intelligence and intuitive guidance creates a profound shift in handling challenges, which can greatly reduce stress. Heart-brain coherence trains you to calm your nervous system and live more from a relaxed flow state that allows you to get things done easily. It also improves intuition, brain function, mental clarity, decision-making, stress resilience, and more.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

How do you achieve heart brain coherence? You can use coherence techniques to achieve heart brain coherence (HBC) and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to measure it. HRV reflects your inner state and allows you to track the quality of HBC you have. By using HM you can improve your HRV to increase HBC and positively impact how you think, feel, and perform.

Are you in Heart Brain Coherence or Incoherence?

Incoherence — Poor Function

You feel more… 

  • Fatigue, stress, anxiety, mental fog, impatient, reactive, confused, sleep-deprived, depleted, stuck, frustrated

Coherence — Optimal Function

You feel more… 

  • Energized, resilient, calm, clear-headed, patient, relaxed, intuitive, rested, rejuvenated, creative, appreciative

What is HeartMath?

HeartMath is based on over 25 years of scientific research. This includes over 300 independent peer-reviewed studies! These studies focus on how the heart influences your emotions, perceptions, health, and intuition. They also show the connection between the heart and brain to help you reduce stress, find balance, and build resilience.

Watch this Video on The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence.

Your heart is constantly emitting energy from you. It’s through this unseen vibration that all people and living things are connected. This video explains the importance of this connection.

HeartMath Inner Balance

How do you access heart brain coherence (HBC)?

HM has created simple and proven coherence building techniques. With practice, these methods allow you to access HBC quickly and easily, strengthen intuition, and build resilience.

What’s the best way to get started? 

As an individual, the best technology to use is the HeartMath Inner Balance device. If you want to use HM for multiple users, then check out HM’s EmWave device. Both the HeartMath Inner Balance and EmWave biofeedback technologies offer great coherence tracking and training. You can purchase a biofeedback device through

When you use these biofeedback devices, you’ll see your heart-rhythm or Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in real-time. As you track the quality of your heart mind communication, the HRV training guides you into a more consistent state that benefits how you think, feel, and perform.

Ready to unlock your intuitive power?

Biofeedback at Home

Want to do biofeedback at home or anywhere? Get started by downloading the Heartmath Inner Balance app or the EmWave software. Then, attach the sensor clip to your earlobe. By tracking your HRV training in real-time, the app can actively guide you into a higher state of coherence.

How does it work?

  1. Observe your HRV, a.k.a. your inner balance.
  2. Use the heart brain coherence techniques while focusing on loving feelings.
  3. Get feedback to confirm positive shifts AND sustain them.
  4. Practice for a few minutes at a time throughout your day. With regular use, you’ll achieve greater heart brain coherence, decrease anxiety, and reduce stress.

Need one-on-one support?

As a Certified HeartMath Coach, Cate guides you through using Heart Brain Coherence techniques, technology, and more. Try this Quick Coherence Technique to feel the benefits!

Heart Intelligence

Heart Brain

Your heart is much more than just an organ. Neuro-cardiologists have found that the heart has its own independent nervous system. This is referred to as the heart brain or the heart nervous system. Although it might surprise you, the heart and brain are in constant communication and the heart does most of the talking. It sends important signals to your entire body to create a state of coherence that supports your health, wellness, and well-being.

How does heart brain coherence increase intuition?

According to HeartMath, your heart is a spiritual access point for intuitive intelligence that surpasses that of the brain. Research indicates that the heart communicates a steady stream of intuitive info to the brain. As you learn to relax your mind and tune into these feelings, you’ll strengthen your intuition. This offers you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and life’s challenges. Heart brain coherence is quick, easy and provides the solutions to improve your health, well-being, and life.

Increase Intuition

Intuition is a source of deep wisdom and inner knowingness that bypasses normal thought patterns. When you’re connected to your intuition or higher self, you overcome limitations much easier.

Energetic Heart

Your heart’s electromagnetic field (EMF) is 60 times greater than the EMF around your brain! This field extends up to 3 feet outside and around your body. What has the greatest impact on this field? Your emotions!

Why focus on positive emotions?

Most “positive” emotions come from your heart. This includes feelings like love, care, appreciation, gratitude, compassion, courage, kindness, empathy, and patience. Connecting with these emotions sends different signals from your heart to your brain. By actively creating these feelings, you change how you perceive and respond to life. By accessing your higher intelligence, you elevate your decisions and communication to greater levels. Heart brain coherence helps you focus on genuine emotions that create a smooth and harmonious heart rhythm that can have a powerful influence on your health and life.

Heart brain coherence impacts EVERYTHING, including your health, how you feel, and more. You deserve to live in a relaxed, harmonious, coherent state. 

Benefits of Coherence

HeartMath’s research proves that different heart patterns have different effects on your thoughts and behaviors. Over 11,500 HeartMath study participants experienced improvements in only 6-9 weeks of implementing heart brain coherence techniques.

benefits of heart coherence

Health Benefits Include

  • 56% drop in depression
  • 48% drop in fatigue
  • 46% drop in anxiety
  • 38% improvement in calmness
  • 30% improvement in sleep
  • 24% improvement in the ability to focus

Is HeartMath a relaxation program?

No. Although it’s relaxing, heart brain coherence (a change in heart rhythm pattern) is the goal. Achieving coherence has benefits far beyond relaxation. Relaxation is a low-energy state in which you disengage from your mind and emotions. In contrast, coherence is an energized state. It engages positive emotions to calm your nervous system and increase mental function.

Is HeartMath a breathing exercise?

No. Rhythmic breathing can shift you into coherence, but constant focus on the breath can be challenging to maintain. Although breathing is emphasized, it’s not the focus. Instead, HeartMath focuses on heart emotions because it’s the most efficient way to achieve coherence. The resulting benefits are much greater than the benefits of breathing. Coherence allows for increases in intuition, creativity, mental performance, and more!

What happens if you’re in incoherence? 

Think of a car. Incoherence is like having your feet on the gas AND the brake simultaneously. This creates a jerky ride, burns more gas, and isn’t great for your car! These patterns are especially damaging when prolonged. Stressful emotions decrease mental function, deplete energy, and wear you down.

Global Coherence Initiative

Research shows our interconnectedness with all things. When you’re in heart brain coherence, you radiate energy that benefits you, others, animals, and the planet. The more coherence you have, the more it helps others have it too. And the more everyone has, the more we all experience greater flow and potential. Get started to benefit yourself and beyond!

HeartMath even recognizes the connection between human and Earth energies. Through intention and cooperation, we can have a positive impact on our world. This has inspired a collective global initiative. By improving your heart brain coherence, you become more conscious of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that you feed the “field.” This leads to increased global harmony, and peace. HeartMath Founder, Doc Childre says…

“Dare to connect with your heart. You will be lifting not only yourself and those you love and care about, but also the world in which you live.”

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