emWave®2 is a breakthrough technology that the Institute of HeartMath, the leading researcher in heart-brain communication, has designed to literally show you how stress is effecting your body.  Through detailed feedback in the form of graphs, lights and sound, helps you build inner resilience.

What’s inner resilience? It’s that sought after state of poise and readiness for effectively dealing with whatever challenges come your way. In other words, people or things may still push your button, but you now have the ability to reset and bounce back with ease.

emWave2 is a powerful antidote to the daily stresses of modern living.

Measurable improvements in mental and emotional well-being:    

  • 50% drop in fatigue
  • 46% drop in anxiety
  • 60% drop in depression
  • 24% improvement in the ability to focus
  • 25% improvement in listening ability
  • 30% improvement in sleep

HeartMath scientifically monitors your emotional and physical health and helps you improve it.


  • Transforms your response to stress
  • Rebalances your mind, body and emotions
  • Increases your ability to think clearer, be more intuitive, and make better decisions, especially under pressure
  • Improves health, increase resilience and well-being; maintain personal balance
  • Decreases stress and burnout in chaotic and changing environments
  • Maximizes creativity and innovation
  • Boosts performance and overall intelligence 

How it works: 

emWave is a hand-held device that can be linked to a computer and to computer games  that are both fun and effective in helping people to achieve better heart rate variability (HRV).  Heart rate variability measures the relative balance between the sympathetic SNS) and parasympathetic (PNS) nervous systems.  For example, when we inhale, we stimulate the SNS, which results in an increase in heart rate.  Exhalations stimulate the PNS, which decreases how fast the heart beats. In healthy people inhalations and exhalations produce steady, rhythmical fluctuations in heart rate.  Good heart rate variability is a measure of basic well-being.  When we’re at our best the SNS and PNS work together closely to keep us in an optimal state of engagement with environment and ourselves.

The emWave device measures our heart rate by connecting to an earlobe while the dynamic breathing pacer coaches the user how to coordinate their breathing and heart rate.  The computer screen shows the user this moment by moment coordination of rising and falling lines representing breathing and heart rate which ideally is insync. This is the state of coherence.

However, when we are upset, breathing speeds up and becomes irregular, as does the heart rate.  Heart rate and breathing are no longer in sync.  Following the breathing pacer on the emWave while concentrating on positive, heart based thoughts, images and emotions will lead the user back to the state of coherence.  By using this feedback system, the person is learning how to regulate the mind, breath, and heart rate back to well being.

HeartMath Science and Research

The HeartMath System is comprised of techniques, tools and technology; and has been developed and validated through rigorous scientific research. Our partner, the non-profit research organization the Institute of HeartMath, is a recognized global leader in emotional physiology and stress-management research. Their studies using HeartMath techniques and technology have been published in many peer reviewed journals including; The American Journal of Cardiology, Harvard Business Review and Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Additional studies are currently taking place in many institutions such as Mayo Clinic, Arizona State University, University of Northampton, Northampton, England and VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

The research supporting our offerings is focused on psychophysiology, neurocardiology and biophysics research, as well as clinical, workplace and organizational intervention and treatment outcome studies. Many of these studies have been done in collaboration with universities, research centers and healthcare system partners. This research has significantly advanced the understanding of heart-brain interactions, heart-rate-variability analysis, emotional physiology and the physiology of optimal learning and performance and provides the foundation of the HeartMath System.

Areas of HeartMath Research/Studies

Emotional Physiology
Heart–Brain Interactions
Workplace Studies
Treatment Outcome studies in Clinical Populations
Heart-Rate Variability (HRV) and Autonomic Function
Emotional Physiology
Educational Studies


Barbara Kopystecki, MA, MHP

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