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Op deze pagina vind je heel wat wetenschappelijk onderzoek rond hartcoherentie. Het zijn linken naar de website van Heartmath.


Hieronder staan een aantal nationale en internationale onderzoeken en/of studies naar gebruik van Hartcoherentietechnieken op onderwerp:


Emotional Self-Regulation Program Enhances Psychological Health and Quality of Life in Patients with Diabetes, McCraty 2000

Hart- en vaatziekten & kanker

A Controlled Pilot Study of Stress Management Training of Elderly Patients With Congestive Heart Failure, Frederic Luskin, in Preventive Cardiology 2002
Lessons from Survivors: The Role of Recreation Therapy in Facilitating Spirituality and Well-Being


Maximizing Performance while Reducing Risk
Impact of workplace stress reduction on bloodpressure and emotional health in hypertensive employees, McCraty et al in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 9, Number 3, 2003, pp. 355–369,

HeartMath and Hypertension, mini trial in Arabia, 2010

Coherence: a novel nonpharmacological modality for lowering bloodpressure in hypertensive patients, Global advances in health and medicine May 2012

Organisaties & Stress

Heart coherence: a new tool in the management of stress on professionals and family caregivers of patients with dementia, Appl. Psychofysiol. Biofeedback, March 2015

Biofeedback Intervention for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among Graduate Students in Public Health Nursing, Nursing Research and Practice, Volume 2015, Article ID 160746

Stress Management Based on Trait-Anxiety Levels and Sleep Quality in Middle-Aged Employees confronted with Psychosocial Chronic Stress, Psychology, Vol 5, 2014

HeartMath in UK healthcare, does it add up?, Journal of holistic Healthcare, Spring 2013

The Heart of Grinnel: a community wide rural health initiative, Alternative Therapies july/aug 2010

The effect of a biofeedback-based stress management tool on physician stress: a randomized controlled clinical trial, open medicine 2011

Biofeedback Intervention for Stress and Anxiety among Nursing Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial, ISRN Nursing, volume 2012

Building Personal and Professional Resources of Resilience and Agility in the Healthcare Workplace, Teresa Britt Pipe et all, Stress Health (2011)

Effectiveness of emWave biofeedback in improving heart rate variability to and recovery from stress, Appl. Psychophysiol Biofeedback, Jun 2014

Organisaties & kostenbesparingen

Coherence and healthcare cost - RCA actuarial study: a cost-effectiveness cohort study, Alternative Therapies, Juli/Aug 2010

Reformed church of America, analysis of HeartMath experience, nov 2009

Improving the Bottom-Line, Delnor Hospital
Return on investment when implementing the HeartMath System, white paper, 2009

Politie, defensie en gevangenis

Applying resilience promotion training among special forces police officers, Sage open april-june 2015

Police department personnel Stress Resilience Training: an institutional case study,Global Advances in Health and Medicine, March 2014

Resilience Training Program reduces physiological and psychological stress in police officers, GAHMJ, nov 2012

New Hope for Correctional Officers: An Innovative Program for Reducing Stress and Health Risks, McCraty 2009, Springer

Health, Performance and Resilience
Impact of the HeartMath Self-Management Skills Program on Physiological and Psychological Stress in Police Officers, 1999
Impact of the Power to Change Performance Program on Stress and Health Risks in Correctional Officers, 2003

Impact of Positive Emotions Enhancement on Physiological Processes and Psychological Functioning in Military Pilots, Captain Kerstin Ferres Saint-Aubin, NATO, 2009

The Investigation of Visual Attention and Workload by Experts and Novices in the Cockpit, 2013

Een kloppend advies, een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de ervaringen en meningen van politieambtenaren wat betreft het onderdeel hartcoherentie binnen de training Mentale Kracht, Evelyn Cymbaluk, Juni 2014, Scriptie toegepaste psychologie

Real-time imaging of stress-induced cardiac autonomic adaptation during realistic force-on-force police scenarios, J Police Crim Psych (2015) 30

Methods for real-time assessment of operational stress during realistic police tactical training, Fenici, Handbook of police psychology, 2011

Chronische pijn

Non-pharmacological intervention for chronic pain in veterans: a pilot study of heart rate variability biofeedback, berry, et al, Global Advances in Health, March 2014

Heart Coherence Training Combined with Back School in Patients with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain: First Pragmatic Clinical Results, Appl. Psychophysiol Biofeedback, Soer et Al, October 2014

Depressie & stress & schizofrenie

Effectiviteit van hartritmevariabiliteit-biofeedback als aanvulling bij behandeling van depressie en posttraumatische stressstoornis, Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 58, 2016

HeartRate Variability Biofeedback for major Depression, Maria Karavidas, PsyD in Biofeedback 2008,Volume 36, Issue 1, pp. 18–21

Afstudeerscriptie: "Kan Stress verminderen door het toepassen van hartcoherentie", Jolant van den Haspel, 2009 

Pilotonderzoek naar de effectiviteit van hartritmevariabiliteit-training, Maarten Koller, 2011

A pilot study of heart rate variability biofeedback therapy in the treatment of perinatal depression on a specialized perinatal psychiatry inpatient unit, Archives of Women’s Mental Health , feb 2013,  volume 16.

Treatment of Anxiery and Stress with Biofeedback, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, Volume 1, nr 4, September 2012

Cardiac coherence training to reduce anxiety in remitted schizophrenia, a pilot study, Appl. Psychophysiology Biofeedback sept 2015

Onderwijs & cognitieve functies

A mixed method analysis of an Early Intervention Program for students with behavioural and concentration difficulties in two schools in Malmö, Sweden, Doctors thesis Jan 2015, Michael David Lynch

An Institutional Case Study: Emotion Regulation With HeartMath at Santa Cruz County Children’s Mental Health, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, March 2014

Coherence training in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: cognitive functions and behavioral changes  Alternative therapies jul/aug 2010, Lloyd, Brett, Wesnes

Cardiac coherence, cognitive function and enhancing safety performance using the HeartMath system, Yardley-Jones,Wesnes, 2006

Emotion Self Regulation, Psychophysiological Coherence and Test Anxiety, Appl. Psychophysiol Biofeedback, 2010


TestEdge® National Demonstration Study 2007
The Garden of the Heart: HeartMath—The New Biotechnology For Treating Children with ADD/ADHD and Arrhythmia
Improving Test-Taking Skills and Academic Performance in High School Students Using HeartMath Learning Enhancement Tools
The Role of the Heart in Learning and Intelligence
Early Childhood Development and Learning:What New Research on the Heart and Brain Tells Us about Our Youngest Children

The effect of HeartMath Techniques on Emotional Intelligence, 2005, Dissertation Sarah Ruth Hake


Emoties & HRV

Heart Rate Variability: new perspectives on Physiological mechanisms, assessment of self-regulatory capacity, and health risk, Global Advances in Medicine, Jan 2015

Cardiac Coherence, self-regulation, autonomic stability and psychosocial well-being, Frontiers in Psychology, sept 2014

A healthy heart is not a metronome, Frontiers in Psychology, sept 2014

The Coherent Heart, Heart–Brain Interactions, Psychophysiological Coherence, and the Emergence of System-Wide Order, Integral review Dec 2009, McCraty et al 

The Psysiological and Psychological effects of Compassion and Anger

The Effects of Emotions on Short-Term Power Spectrum Analysis of Heart Rate Variability, McCraty, American Journal of Cardiology, vol 76 1995
The impact of a new Emotiona Self-Management Program on Stress, Emotions, Heart Rate Variability, DHEA and Cortisol, McCraty et al, Integrative Physiological and Behavioural Science 1998, vol 33



The effects of Heart Rythm variability biofeedback with emotional regulation on the atlethic performance of women collegiate volleyball players, dissertation Cynthia J. Tanis, 2008



Samenvatting Onderzoeksrapport Project Peak Performance & Reducing Stage Fright: Implementatie HeartMath Methode bij studenten van het Prins Claus Conservatorium, juni 2010

Implementatieonderzoek HeartMath Methode bij studenten van het Prins Claus Conservatorium, juni 2010

Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers, frontiers in psychology, July 2013



The journal of alternative and complementary medicine, volume 10, 2004 "Electrophysiological Evidence of Intuition: Part 1"

The journal of alternative and complementary medicine, volume 10, 2004 "Electrophysiological Evidence of Intuition: Part 2"

Intuitive intelligence, self-regulation and lifting conciousness, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, March 2014


Voor meer onderzoeksresultaten verwijzen we u naar www.heartmath.org waar een zeer uitgebreid overzicht van alle research te vinden is.