Rollin McCraty Ph.D.
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. is Director of Research of the HeartMath Research Center at the HeartMath Institute. As a psycho-physiologist, Dr. McCraty’s research interests include the physiology of emotion, heart-brain communication and the global interconnectivity between people and the earth’s energetic systems. Findings from this research have been applied to the development of tools and technology to optimize individual and organizational health, performance, and quality of life. Dr. McCraty has acted as Principal Investigator in numerous studies examining the effects of emotions on heart–brain interactions and on autonomic, cardiovascular, hormonal, and immune system function, and outcome studies to determine the benefits of positive emotion-focused interventions and heart rhythm coherence feedback in diverse organizational, educational and various clinical populations.
He has been featured in a number of documentary films such as I Am, The Truth, The Joy of Sox move, The Power of the Heart, Solar Revolution, and The Living Matrix among many others..
Day 1 – Session 3 – The Science and Practice of Heart Coherence
14/05/2021 @ 18:00 – 18:55 UTC+2
Dr McCraty will provide an overview of how the heart and brain interact in a dynamic relationship that affects many aspects of cognition and significantly influences emotional experience. It has been demonstrated that sustained positive emotions facilitate an emergent shift in psychophysiological functioning.
This state called psychophysiological coherence is casually associated with optimal functioning and reflects increased order in higher-level brain systems, increased synchronization in the autonomic nervous system, and a general shift in autonomic balance towards increased parasympathetic activity.
A summary of studies showing improved cognitive functioning (focus and attention, memory, test scores, sensory motor integration), increased self-regulation and improved recovery mental health related challenges such as ADHD, and trauma will be reviewed.