Assessing the Energetic Heart — Near and Far
In one of HeartMath’s most recent studies, researchers examined whether there is an energy exchange, in this case heart-brain interactions, in one of the most intimate of human relationships.
“The Proof of Concept Study: Heart-Brain Synchronization between Mother and Baby” explored the potential to measure energetic heart-brain interactions that may be occurring between a mother and her infant. Researchers were able to show that the mother’s brainwaves synchronized to that of her baby’s heartbeat.
In this experiment, the baby was lying in the mother’s lap with a blanket placed in between mother and baby. In the summary of their findings, the study’s authors wrote, “This preliminary data elucidates the intriguing finding that the electromagnetic signals generated by the heart have the capacity to affect others around us. … It appears that when the mother placed her attention on the baby, she became more sensitive to the subtle electromagnetic signals generated by the infant’s heart. … These findings have intriguing implications, suggesting that a mother in a psychophysiologically coherent state became more sensitive to the subtle electromagnetic information encoded in the electromagnetic signals of her infant.”
One of the questions being explored by the science-based Global Coherence Initiative (GCI), launched in 2008 by the Institute of HeartMath, is whether human electromagnetic fields can be influenced over much greater distances.
The GCI, which has an international membership of about 34,000, is utilizing advanced magnetometer-sensing technology to observe changes in the earth’s magnetic field from mass human emotions, among other possible effects.
The GCI’s greater purpose is “to unite people worldwide in heart-focused care and intention, to facilitate the shift in global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace,” and the Institute of HeartMath believes that mission will be served as scientists gain greater insight into the energetic heart.