In today's world, it's important for people to learn stress reduction and emotional management skills. According to the American Institute of Stress, up to 90% of all health problems are related to stress. It is, however, not the stressful events themselves that do the harm; its how people perceive and respond to them. Chronic health conditions often evolve from persistent stress or, in other cases, are exacerbated by stress, which can impede recovery.

Emotions and feelings have a powerful impact on the human body. Negative emotional reactions mediate undesirable physiologic changes that can create or exacerbate a variety of health problems including heart disease, hypertension, headaches, stroke, depression and sleep disorders. Positive emotions on the other hand, such as appreciation, care, love and compassion, not only feel good, they are good for one’s health. They have been demonstrated to improve health, increase longevity, increase cognitive flexibility and creativity, facilitate broad-minded coping and innovative problem solving, and promote helpfulness, generosity and effective cooperation.


HeartMath was founded by Doc Childre in 1991 to help individuals, organizations and the global community incorporate the heart’s intelligence into their day-to-day experience of life. 

HeartMath has revolutionized stress reduction by developing an award-winning technology that allows you to:
  • Be less reactive, think clearly and make good decisions, especially under pressure.
  • Improve health, stamina and well-being; maintain personal balance and avoid stress and burnout.
  • Maximize creativity and innovation.
  • Boost performance and overall intelligence.
  • Control heart rhythms to achieve the optimal performance zone (outside of the stress zone).
  • Transform the physiological response to stress and quickly re-balance mind, body and emotions for greater intelligence, creativity, decision making ability, and communication skills.
emWave Stress Relief System: 

The emWave Stress Relief System shows in real time how attitudes and the emotional response to stress affect heart rhythms (heart rate variability patterns). It is an innovative approach to improving 
wellness and facilitating personal growth based on learning 
to change your heart rhythm pattern to create a state of coherence; a scientifically measurable state characterized by increased order and harmony in our psychological and physiological processes.

With emWave products, you learn to control your physiology through breathing along with your heart rhythms and focusing on positive emotions. emWave technology collects pulse data and translates the information from your heart rhythms into graphics on your computer or into easy to follow lights on your portable device. As you focus on a positive emotion and breathe along with your heart rhythms, you will see the graphs and lights change to reflect your level of coherence. As you practice on the go or at the computer, you increase your ability to take charge of your emotional reactions. As a result, your health, sleep, relationships, and quality of life improve.

Peak Performance Institute is pleased to now offer the HeartMath emWave Stress Relief System.

emWave Pro
program with patented heart rhythm monitor during your office visit to help transform stress and anxiety into vibrant energy through coherence building tools including games, visualizers, and the Coherence Coach.

Also available is the emWave2 portable device for home use. In just a few minutes a day you can balance emotions, increase performance, and transform and train your physiology to respond differently to stress, anger, and anxiety, balance emotions, and increase performance. Your sessions are stored on the device for later review and sync with the emWave Pro program once you return to the office.

Some applications where the emWave Stress Relief System has been successfully used for reducing stress-related symptoms as a primary or
adjunctive approach include:
  • Acute, chronic, and recurrent pain (headaches, abdominal pain, burns, acute procedural pain)
  • Psychophysiological problems (insomnia, stress management, cardiovascular rehab, IBS, somatization and conversion disorders, habit disorders, tics and Tourette’s disorders)
  • Emotional and behavioral problems (anxiety, depression, anger management, emotional dysregulation, Asperger’s syndrome)
  • Learning and performance issues (performance anxiety, peak performance training, ADHD)
  • Chronic illnesses (asthma, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, atopic dermatitis, diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell anemia, immune system dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, muscular spasticity).
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