John Chenoweth | Dean NICOLA VALLEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Good morning Kent. I thought I would let you know of an observation I have made in relation to the ENRT program and specifically, the visible anxiety levels of students within that program. I have been working at NVIT for about 10 years and have had many opportunities to see students in all programs experience the normal stresses of working hard in school. In particular, between mid-October and the end of November are usually quite active in terms of students stressing about mid-terms, homework assignments, etc. I just wanted to let you know that I have noticed a markedly reduced level of anxiety amongst the ENRT students this year. I was informed that you have worked with this class for the entire Fall. I spoke with some of the students as to why they were so relaxed and they mentioned that the breathing exercises made them really focus on their breathing and their heart and that they realized that stress is not good for their overall health…how wonderful to hear a group of young students talking about their health and how the exercises you shared with them are having a visibly noticeable difference in their school experiences. Thank you for all you do, Kent! Cheers, John.
Vera Wojna – Education Consultant and former Director of TRU (Thompson Rivers University) World
I’d like to share the contribution that heart based breathing has had in deepening my own approach. As a regular meditator, this methodology felt intuitively right. The brilliance of it was its ease of application - anytime, anyplace, quickly and frequently. It heightened my awareness of times when unconsciously I may not be at ease or am facing a challenge. I use the heart based breathing before I go into a meeting or facilitate a session. I use it when I am driving and concerned about getting somewhere on time. I use it when I’m standing in a line up or am in disagreement. I can feel the immediate shift into a positive state of ease and possibility. I make better decisions when in this state of calm coherence. The more I practice this, the more consistent I am with remaining in this state - similarly to exercising a muscle. My analytical side is also satisfied as the background theory and the results reflect the current research in neuroscience and human behaviour. Thank you for sharing this easy, yet highly effective tool.
I recently took a full day workshop with Kent using the HeartMath techniques. It was such an awesome experience. I was so peaceful for days afterward. The techniques are so simple and easy to use. I can easily implement this into my day. I highly recommend everyone take the time to learn these effective resilience building tools.