Heart-Smiling for Educators: Improve Learning and Student Attitudes

Cardiac coherence makes learning easier and teaching safer.

Our educational systems focus on improving children’s cognitive skills from the moment they enter the kindergarten classroom. However, virtually no emphasis is placed on educating children in the management of the inner conflict and unbalanced emotions they experience each school day.

As new concepts such as emotional intelligence become more widely applied and understood, more educators are realizing that cognitive ability is not the sole or necessarily the most critical determinant of success in today’s society.

Cardiac Coherence-Inducing Techniques in Education

Cardiac coherence is a state associated with:

  1. Clear thinking
  2. Effortless focusing
  3. Enhanced creativity
  4. Improved learning capacity
  5. Improved problem solving abilities
  6. Emotional stability and good mood
  7. Easy decision-making
  8. Increased ability to communicate
  9. Behaviors driven by higher emotions, (compassion, respect, gratitude and joy)

Heart-Smiling is a simple cardiac coherence inducing technique that transforms a person’s emotions into a calm, focused and engaged state of mind conducive to easier learning and more appropriate behaviors. Heart-Smiling is easy to teach technique and can be demonstrated in the classroom.

Research studies:

Middle School students in Florida and High School seniors in Minnesota were trained in cardiac coherence-inducing techniques. As a result, they improved their intellectual and emotional management skills.

These studies demonstrate that when physiological coherence is increased through heart-brain synchronization, students better manage mental and emotional turmoil, thereby, fostering greater mental clarity and expanding mental capacity.

Besides improving grades, these young people improved skills in three main areas:

1. Personal attitudes: Students developed better attitudes at school, had more self-confidence, increased self-reliance, feelings of self-satisfaction, were more assertive, controlled their emotions better and got more proficient at managing stressful situations.

2. Interpersonal skills: Students became more outgoing and empathetic, nicer to classmates and better at anger management. Peer support increased and students participated more and obeyed better.

3. Achievement aptitude: Students became better motivated and more energetic, better focused, better at managing their work and developed better leadership skills.

These results and changes in attitudes were observed at school and at home also. With more easily manageable students, teachers’ comfort levels also improved. Schools, home and community all benefited from the practice of these techniques.

Heart-Smiling training seminars for teachers are available in the USA and in Canada.

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