HeartMath Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Regulation

Description

For Health Professionals – Get Certified in HeartMath

Stress and anxiety have a major impact on the health and well-being of your patients. What if you could teach them simple techniques that could help them connect with their heart to manage stress and learn to regulate their emotions?

Science demonstrates that we can train our autonomic nervous system to support our well-being. Evidence-based techniques provide objective and measurable ways to see improvements in physiological and behavioral functioning.

 

 

Over six online sessions, you’ll learn:

  • Brief interventions for emotional regulation to help patients take charge of their health and well-being

  • The science of self-regulation to motivate your patients to engage in effective self-care

  • Methods to show your clients changes in their physiology and emotional states

 

 

Programme overview

  • For health professionals helping clients with stress, anxiety, self-regulation, and emotional management skills

  • Learn how to integrate HeartMath into general clinical settings

  • 6 hours of self-paced video content plus reading

  • This programme does not feature or include HeartMath biofeedback technologies – it is technique based only.

  • Instructor Tim Culbert, MD, Behavioral Health and Developmental Pediatrician

  • A course manual that includes scripts, case study examples, clinical forms, and patient handouts

 

 

 

After completing this course, you will receive:

Certification as a HeartMath Certified Practitioner* upon completion of an exam.
*Certification is limited to health professionals who are licensed or certified and working with clients and patients primarily on physical or mental health-related issues. Students in a formal health professional training program, and those who work under supervision are also eligible for certification.

 

 

Course Topics

  • Six HeartMath techniques for self-regulation and emotional management

  • Importance of coherence and its role in mental, emotional and physical health

  • Individual and group protocols with practical ways to increase patient engagement

  • Heart Rate Variability – clinical applications such as anxiety, pain, PTSD, sleep disorders, ADHD and more

Who Is This Program For?

This course is perfect for beginner-intermediate level health professionals of any kind, including:

  • Physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners

  • Psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors and social workers

  • Chiropractors, naturopaths, physical therapists, occupational therapists

  • Addiction counselors

  • Trauma specialists

  • Acupuncturists, health coaches, performance coaches and trainers

*Please note – after booking this programme you will receive a separate email with an access code. Your email will be sent manually within 24hrs **This programme does not include HRV biofeedback technology. Technology can be purchased separately.

 

 

 

Agenda and course components

The course is divided into six one-hour online units. For certification you will need to complete these units, the required reading, self-study practice and an examination. The course includes:

1. Intro and Overview

  • Stress and intelligent energy management

  • Autonomic nervous system and emotional regulation

  • Resilience building

  • Coherence Model and Heart-Brain Communication

2. Coherence and its impact on the human system

  • Heart’s own complex nervous system: the “heart brain”

  • Technique: Quick Coherence®

  • Relational Energetics and Self-Care

3. Our emotions and attitudes affect the heart’s magnetic field

  • Provider/practitioner self-care impact quality of care

  • Technique: Heart Lock-In®

4. Heart Rate Variability

  • Deepening the understanding of heart-rate variability

  • Clinical applications

  • Technology options for heart-rate variability and coherence measurements

  • Technique: Attitude Breathing™

5. Brief Intervention Protocol

  • Clinical case studies

  • Sample brief protocol

  • Technique: Freeze Frame®

  • Multi-Session Protocol and Special Populations

6. Complexity and the mind-body connection

  • Clinical applications, complex patients (ie: PTSD, depression, anxiety, children)

  • Multi-session protocol

Faculty: Timothy P. Culbert, MD, FAAP, IFMCP

Developmental Pediatrician / Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, PrairieCare, A University of Minnesota Medical School Affiliate

 

Learning Objectives

Class 1: Scientific Foundation of Self-Care Interventions (280 minutes)

  • Discuss domains of resilience and the importance of intelligent energy management for self-regulation of stress, emotions and creating resilience

  • Describe how to use the self-regulation techniques personally and with patients to improve health and well-being

Class 2: Coherence Model and Heart-Brain Communication (222 minutes)

  • Discuss the impact of increased coherence on heart rate variability, brain function and emotional well-being

  • Analyze the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to coherence

  • Apply emotional refocusing techniques to support a coherent state in moments where stress management and emotional regulation skills are needed

Class 3: Relational Energetics, Communication and Self-Care. (210 minutes)

  • Identify and interpret the concepts of relational and emotional energetics and its impact on patient care

  • Summarize the importance of effective communication in healthcare interactions

  • Describe how to apply an active practice of self-care and communication techniques to improve health outcomes

Class 4: Heart Rate Variability (221 minutes)

  • Review and discuss the importance of HRV analysis as related to clinical outcomes

  • Discuss and practice emotional restructuring techniques to replace incoherent HRV states with states that support healthy change

Class 5: Brief Intervention Protocol (210 minutes)

  • Discuss the defining factors which determine a client’s appropriateness for a Brief Intervention protocol

  • Identify specific treatment goals and objectives for a given patient profile

Class 6: Multi-Session Protocols and Special Populations

  • Compare and contrast the key differences between multi-session, brief intervention, group and crisis/acute care approaches using heart-rate variability tools and techniques

  • Summarize clinical symptoms/disorders related to “under-arousal” and “over-arousal” and the connection between the two condition

*Please note*

While any health professional is welcome to complete this programme, only formally qualified Health Professionals are eligible for Certification.

The list below includes all eligible professions and practices. If you have any questions or concerns about your eligibility for certification, please email info@heartmath.co.uk.

Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Addictions, Alcohol and Drug, Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Counselor
Behavior Analyst (board certified)
Child Life Specialist
EMDR Practitioner
Hakomi Practitioner
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Marriage and Family Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Psychoanalyst
Psychologist
Psychologist Assistant
Recreational Therapist
Social Worker
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Somatosensory Integration Practitioner
Speech Language Therapist

Licensed Medical Professionals
Audiologist
Chiropractor
Dentist
Emergency Medical Technician
Esthetician
Medical Doctor (MD, DO, MBBS)
Midwife
Naturopath
Nurse – LPN, LVN, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physician Assistant
Registered Dietician

Certified Health Professionals (training must include consultation, mentoring, in-person training, or internship)
Alexander Technique – certified by an AmSAT-certified teacher
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement Practitioner
Art Therapist from a program accredited by the American Art Therapy Association
Ayurvedic practitioners certified by NAMA-approved programs.
Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Facilitator
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
Biofeedback Technician – certified by BCIA
Biofeedback Practitioner – certified by BCIA
Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System (BBTRS) Practitioner
BodyTalk Practitioner
Brainspotting Practitioner
Brennan Healing Science Practitioner
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist – certified by the NSTRC
CHEK Practitioner certified by the CHEK Institute
Craniosacral Therapist certified by the Upledger Institute
Doula, Certified
Eden Energy Medicine
Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner certified by ACEP or EFT International
Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator
Equine Assisted Therapist
Feldenkrais Practitioner
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Hanna Somatic Education® Practitioner
Healing Touch Practitioner
Health & Wellness Coaches from programs approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching and Wellcoaches
Note: Other coaches (life, personal, etc.) are not eligible. Refer to our Building Personal Resilienceprogram
Health Educator certified by NCHEC
Homeopath – certified by the CHC, ABHt, HANP or NASH
Hypnotherapist certified by AAPH, ASCH, or SCEH
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certified by IIN
Kinesiologist
Kinesiotherapist
Massage Therapist – Licensed or Certified
Medical Herbalist registered with AHG Certification requirements
Medical Qijong Practitioner from programs approved by NCCAOM
Music Therapist certified by CBMT
Myofascial Release Therapist
Neurofeedback Practitioner – certified by BCIA
Neurofeedback Technician – certified by BCIA
NLP Master Practitioner
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certified by NTA
Nutritionist – Certified Clinical Nutritionist certified by the CNBC
Nutritionist – Certified Nutritional Professional certified by the NANP
Nutritionist – Certified Nutrition Specialist certified by BCNS
Nutritionist – Holistic Nutritionist certified by the NANP
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner certified by a member of the OIA
Pilates Teacher – in-person training only
Polarity therapists (RPP or RPE only – Advanced Training required)
PSYCH-K (Facilitator or Instructor only)
Quantum Touch Practitioner
Reflexologist – certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board
Registered Yoga Teacher certified by the Yoga Alliance
Reiki (Level III or higher)
Rolfer
Somatic Education Practitioner, Certified Clinical
Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists
Somatic Yoga Practitioner
Tension and Trauma Release Practitioner
Therapeutic Touch Practitioner
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncturist, DAOM, etc.) from programs approved byNCCAOM


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