Heartmath - Balance your autonomic nervous system
What is HeartMath?
HeartMath is another term for heart rate variability feedback. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of the naturally occurring beat-to-beat changes in heart rhythms. These rhythms are controlled by the autonomic, or automatic nervous system.
Why measure Heart Rate Variability?
HRV reduces with age, during chronic or acute emotional distress and physical illness. It is an accurate indicator for the short and long term impact of stress, the quality one's of sleep, vitality, adaptability and resilience.
How does HeartMath work?
Utilizing advanced biofeedback technology, HeartMath teaches simple yet powerful emotional restructuring tools coupled with straightforward breathing exercises. This practice create a balance in the autonomic nervous system, thereby increasing HRV. These improvements can be viewed in real time via the HeartMath biofeedback computer program.
With regular practice, HeartMath creates a sustained balance in the autonomic nervous system, so all body systems can function optimally in a state called "Coherence"
People who regularly practice HeartMath notice:
- A greater sense of vitality
- An improved ability to manage stress
- A clearer mind
- Better sleep
- Improved performance in sport and live performance
- Improved communication skills
I don't meditate - will HeartMath still help me?
You do not require any prior experience with meditation, relaxation or breathing techniques to learn HeartMath.
If you do have have experience with meditation or breathing techniques, HeartMath will not interfere with the benefit of these practices.
How much does it cost?
- HeartMath Package: 60min initial consult (RN), 2 x 30 min follow-ups and 1 month equipment rental: $160
- HeartMath Initial Consult 60min: $80
- HeartMath Follow-up: 30min: $45
- HeartMath Rental: $30/month
- HeartMath Purchase: ranges from $125-$250 depending on unit
Where can I learn more?
If you would like to book, please call 604-733-4400. For more details, please contact our Heart Math nurse by email.