Add Heart to your Mac® HeartMath introduces the emWave® Mac Stress Relief System

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The highly anticipated emWave® Mac Stress Relief System is here. For years Mac® users have been clamoring for an emWave technology product for their favorite platform and the HeartMath team is delighted to now offer the emWave experience for the Mac. This easy-to-use software program is designed to prevent, manage and reverse the negative effects of stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression and more.

As a devoted emWave PC clinician, I'd have to say that the new emWave Mac has a fresh, clean and appealing design. I'm a believer in emWave technologies as an excellent stress relief tool that is consistently effective. The simple navigation of the emWave Mac makes it very user-friendly so that anyone can benefit from it. I also love that it works on my Mac!

HeartMath® LLC is announcing today the latest addition to their emWave® technology products: The highly anticipated emWave® Mac Stress Relief System. For years Mac® users have been clamoring for an emWave technology product for their favorite platform and the HeartMath team is delighted to now offer the emWave experience for the Mac. This easy-to-use software program is designed to prevent, manage and reverse the negative effects of stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression and more. This revolutionary lifestyle tool adds to your Mac the power of real-time heart rhythm feedback, allowing you to effectively gain greater control of your stress without major life changes.

emWave Mac is based on HeartMath's seventeen years of scientific research demonstrating the critical link between emotions, heart function and cognitive performance. Science has shown that when we experience and sustain heartfelt emotions like appreciation or care, it has a profoundly beneficial effect on our heart, cognitive functions and overall health. Numerous studies published in leading research journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine and Preventive Cardiology demonstrate the effectiveness of HeartMath's techniques and technologies. HeartMath's approach teaches individuals how to change their heart rhythm patterns and create "physiological coherence" - an internal state of calm and balance amongst the body's systems and increased cognitive performance.

Melanie Berry, Certified Biofeedback Professional with the Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic in Charlotte, NC and part-time researcher for the Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, SC, was one of the a beta testers of the emWave Mac Stress Relief System. Melanie said, "As a devoted emWave PC clinician, I'd have to say that the new emWave Mac has a fresh, clean and appealing design. I'm a believer in emWave technologies as an excellent stress relief tool that is consistently effective. The simple navigation of the emWave Mac makes it very user-friendly so that anyone can benefit from it. I also love that it works on my Mac!"

Utilizing HeartMath's patented heart rhythm feedback technology, emWave Mac essentially mirrors your emotional state by collecting heart rhythm data through an USB ear sensor which plugs into your computer. When you are stressed, your heart rhythms have an incoherent, irregular and jagged-looking pattern. Conversely, when you are calm, happy and balanced your heart rhythms have a coherent, smooth and wave-like pattern.

With emWave Mac you will see how your thoughts and emotions are affecting your heart and nervous system in real time. The program translates the information from your heart rhythms into user-friendly graphics displayed on your computer screen. As your emotional state changes you will see your heart rhythms change on the screen. With practice, you'll learn to respond differently to stress and instate a new internal reference point of coherence.

Simply said, coherence is a measurable state that occurs when the heart, brain and nervous system are working in harmony. With emWave Mac you learn to achieve and maintain a high level of coherence.

To help you learn how to create a state of internal balance, emWave Mac includes the animated interactive Coherence Coach® with easy instructions for the scientifically validated Quick Coherence® stress reduction technique. As you apply the simple steps for this technique you will see your heart rhythms change almost instantaneously - shifting out of stress and into a more balanced, regenerative emotional state.

emWave Mac also allows you to track your progress over time and has three colorful interactive games that are powered by your heart rhythms. The games respond to your level of coherence and your ability to sustain it. How far you advance in a game depends on using your newly learned skills, which makes practice sessions fun and rewarding.

emWave Mac features include:

  •     Five different view options to watch your heart rhythms change as you shift into a positive emotional state and your coherence level increases.
  •     Coherence Coach with audio instruction, visual imagery and an adjustable breathing pacer for learning and applying the HeartMath Quick Coherence technique.
  •     Interactive games powered by you: Three distinctive and colorful games that help you transform stress into creative energy.
  •     Four challenge levels to help you raise your baseline coherence level.
  •     Extensive library of information and resources including a tutorial and Quick Start Guide.
  •     Data storage showing coherence levels and heart rate for session and progress history review.

emWave Technologies are available through major online resellers, catalogs and http://www.heartmathstore.com. The emWave products are part of the HeartMath System of scientifically validated stress and performance solutions. They provide consumers and health professionals with an innovative approach to stress reduction and provide unique conveniences for taking charge of stress wherever and whenever you need it.

To learn more about the emWave Mac visit http://www.heartmath.com/emwavemac . For more information on the HeartMath organization visit http://www.heartmath.com . Stay up to date on their news and events by joining HeartMath on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About HeartMath®:
The HeartMath System was created by Doc Childre. HeartMath LLC, a cutting-edge performance company, provides a range of unique services, products and technologies to improve health and well-being, while dramatically reducing stress. HeartMath clinical studies have demonstrated the critical link between emotions, heart function and cognitive performance. HeartMath studies have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, Preventive Cardiology and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Their organizational clients include Stanford Business School, Stanford Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and Kaiser Permanente, as well as dozens of school systems and thousands of health professionals around the world. HeartMath's award-winning emWave Technologies include the emWave Personal Stress Reliever and the emWave PC Stress Relief System. The emWave Personal Stress Reliever recently won the Last Gadget Standing People's Choice Award at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, and Today's Caregiver magazine's Caregiver Friendly Award®.

Media contact: Gabriella "Gaby" Boehmer
(831) 338-8710

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