Dr. Cathy Chargualaf CSC, DCH, Ph.D. 

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Building Personal Resilience Coaching and Training

Are you looking for new ways to handle day-to-day stress?

Do you want to understand how you can improve your overall well-being?

Do you want to learn how to improve your sleep, memory, metal clarity?

Do you want to reduce your worry, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed?

Most of us have been taught in school that the heart is constantly responding to "orders" sent by the brain in the form of neural signals. However, it is not as commonly known that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart! Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function—influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.

Building Personal Resilience


As you learn to integrate the Building Personal Resilience skills into your daily life, you will become better at handling the day-to-day challenges and stressors that often leave you depleted. Using these skills has been shown to provide a wide range of long-term benefits, including:    

HeartMath has discovered that our heart rhythm patterns are the best reflection of our inner state. You can shift in the moment into a state of balance and renewing feelings, such as appreciation, care, love and compassion.

Increased
  • Resilience, vitality and overall well-being.
  • Mental clarity for decision-making, problem-solving and planning.
  • Emotional awareness and sensitivity to relationship issues.
  • Ability to maintain or reestablish composure in challenging situations.
  • Ability to communicate more effectively.
  • Cooperation among co-workers and team members.

Reduced

  • Worry, overwhelm and feelings of anxiousness.
  • Sleeplessness and fatigue.
  • Generalized stress and physical symptoms of stress.
  • Miscommunications.
This video helps explain the scientific foundation of the HeartMath System. HeartMath Institute Research Director, Rollin McCraty, discusses why heart coherence is essential in stress management and sustainable behavioral change.
CLICK ON VIDEO TO WATCH:
The goal is to sustain results and make meaningful changes in your daily life!!

What to Expect:

  • Private Sessions are by appointment only.
  • We work with each client based on their individual needs.
  • Sessions can be scheduled in person, by phone, or Skype.

What you get:

•  Sessions are 50-minutes each, which will include coaching, a discussion of your progress, and guided support.

• The HeartMath Building Personal Resilience™   workbook.

• Specific techniques that address your particular situation. 

• Variety of recommended tools/techniques.

As your HeartMath Coach/Mentor I will train and support yo


  • Explore an expanded understanding of resilience 
  • Learn a basic and very effective technique that helps build your resilience 
  • Discover an important physiological state called ‘heart-coherence’ which underlies resilience
  • Learn to reset ingrained, unwanted patterns or habits 
  • Experience the heart as a source of intelligence that acts as intuitive guidance
  • Explore the energetics of communication and  how we can affect one another energetically
  • Identify primary sources of stress that cause energy drains
  • Learn energy self-regulation techniques
  • Reinforce positive changes and establishing a new baseline for lasting change 
Stress and Well-Being Assessment 

You may also want to include the Stress and Well-Being Assessment 


This assessment provides you a snap shot of your current level of well-being and stress management. It measures four key dimensions of well-being: stress management, adaptability, resilience, and emotional vitality.


The assessment results are scientifically developed giving you a snap shot of your current level of well-being and stress management.


You will receive an invitation to the HeartMath Stress & Well-Being Assessment™  to help you understand how twelve aspects of your life (work, relationships, finances, social support, etc.) affect your levels of stress and well-being.  We will work together on recommendations to improve your levels should you have a low score in any of the four dimensions. 


In approximately 6 weeks, you will receive an invitation to retake the assessment.  At that time, you will be able to compare results and note progress in any of the 12 areas that you have been focusing on.

Many clients report an increased sense of self-security, calm and composure, along with greater intuitive capacities and more discernment in decision-making. Others report experiencing a deeper connection with "who they really are", along with more energy to invest in the things that matter most to them.

What to Expect:

  • Private Sessions are by appointment only.
  • Sessions can be scheduled in person, by phone, or Skype.

What you get:

  • 50-minute sessions, which will include mentoring and coaching to discuss your progress.
  • The HeartMath Stress & Well-Being Assessment™ 
  • Invitation to retake the assessment  to monitor progress
  • Variety of recommended tools/techniques.

If you are ready to transform your life, the way you know and want it to be, than let's do this! 

Schedule a session today!

Bring your physical, mental, and emotional systems into balance and alignment with your heart’s intuitive guidance. This unfolds the path for becoming heart-empowered for your well-being.


The Stress and Well-being Assessment provides you the insight on what areas you can improve on and Building Personal Resilience will teach you a science-based skill set, enabling heart-centered transformation.

As you incorporate your heart-focused practices into your day-to-day life, you will increase your heart-brain coherence, and retrain your stress response—a key to sustainable behavioral change and resilience.


As a HeartMath trained professional, I am certified to coach, mentor, and train on a variety of HeartMath tools and techniques. My intent is to always conduct sessions with passion, caring, and a heartfelt desire to transform lives. During our session, we will discuss your desired outcome to determine how I can best support you.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Stress and Well-Being Assessment 

“During the Stress & Well-being assessment, I reflected on the present moment and was re-prioritizing.  It reminded me that I have more control of making decision for myself. 


"Thank you for your time today.  Every time we chat I realize again how very fortunate I am to have met you.  I feel strongly that people do come into your life for a particular reason, whether for a short time frame or longer term, and you are one of those people for me.  I really appreciate the fact that your own life experiences enhance your ability to help me in identifying a better way of thinking and approaching matters.  You exude such positivity and compassion I feel like I've known you forever. You are truly a wonderful coach, colleague and friend."


"It validated for me what is important and not important to my well being.  I am better off and more grounded than I thought I was.  It also confirmed to me, my support structure and the loving support I have around me.”


"The Stress & Well-Being Assessment is a great tool for me to see where can improve my resilience and well-being.  It has been an eye opener for me, and I am more aware of areas I need to focus on to maintain my well-being.  Thank you !!!" 


"Firstly, I would like to comment on the Stress and Well-being Survey I took with Cathy Chargualaf.  When I took the test, I thought this is a very simply test.  How could it help?  Well let me tell you that this simple test and its results, were significant!!  Cathy makes sense of the results in such a way that is makes ‘light bulbs’ go off in your head.  All of a sudden, clarity comes to you.  She is highly trained in Neuro & Biofeedback.  Also, it goes without saying how her ability to intuit into your health is amazing and totally accurate.  I have consulted with her though the years and she has been always been right in her assessment of my health questions.  To say the least, I am so thankful for her."


"I like the visual aid and how it mapped out my scores. It helps knowing how stress impacts my body and everything."


"I have learn so much working with Cathy.  I am more aware of my sources of stress, and how to use techniques to improve my well-being and resilience to prepare for anything that comes my way. I the tools and I will use them daily."


"I was not even aware of the stress I was holding on to, until I learned the HeartMath techniques. Now I notice immediately when something is stressful and have the techniques and mind set to change my perception and deal with the situation in a positive way.  Wow!! this really work."


"The  Stress & Well-Being Assessment was a great reminder of what areas I needed to work on, and what I needed to do to sustain my resilience.  I am more able to see the connection my stressors and how it has impacted me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have the knowledge, I just needed a reminder.  This assessment provide me the insight I needed to make some changes in my life for my well-being and health."


"My scores were really low and I needed help with how to reduce my stress.  Cathy provides the guidance and know-how to make simple changes that make a big difference.  I am learning to take care of myself more. I have learned techniques that helped me with connecting to my emotions, which helped me respond to stressful situation in a better and calmer way."

Building Personal Resilience Coaching & Training

“What you taught me so far... Is working miracles! I am so grateful for you!” 

 
"I learned how to identify stress that drains me, and techniques that helped me return back to who I am."


"Great program! It was informative. You explained things with real life examples which made it easy to understand, and you made it fun."


"This program is great for the family.  I have tools to help me and my family handle things better.  Thank you."


"After the 2nd session, I feel calmer and things that bothered me, I now see things in a different way. "


"These techniques have helped me see reality, to see thing for what they are and not take things so personal."


"I am less concerned about what others think of me. I have learned I am important, and these techniques have taught me to see things from a larger view point."


"At work and at home I am able to bounce back from negative situations, because I have the tools and techniques that help me respond to the situation in a healthy way." 


"I received some bad news regarding the health of one family member, and typically I would have been very emotional and unable to know what to do.  I used the HeartMath techniques and was calm and able to handle the situations during this news."


"I don’t get frustrated or angry any more.  I see things from a new perceptive."


"I am less worried about things, and I do not play negative situations over and over in my head.  I am able to let go things I do not have control over.  I learned I have control over my emotions."


"I learned more options to dealing with problem situations, which will help me make healthier choices and bounce back easily during challenging situations."


"I learned what makes me happy and I have a positive attitude now. These techniques really work!!" 


"I know now how to reduce stressful thinking, be happier, and improve my attitude by using the techniques I learned. Thank you!"


"When challenging situation happen, I am able to bounce back faster.  I also have new ways to communicate, which will improve my relationships with my family and others."


"Thank you Cathy for an enlightening and entertaining presentation, very eye opening."


I studied with the world's top human behavior and wellness experts including: 
   
  • Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Sciences - Doctor of Metaphysical Humanistic Science (Ph.D) 
  • Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Sciences - Certified Transpersonal Counseling and Coaching
  • State University of New York - Certified Health Coach
  • HeartMath Institute - Certified Coach/Mentor Qualified to train HeartMath tools and techniques 
  • HeartMath Institute - Certified Trainer/Coach/Mentor for Building Personal Resilience 
  • HeartMath Institute Certified Provider for Personal Well-Being Assessment 
  • The Stens Corporation and the Biofeedback Training Institute  - Professional Biofeedback Practitioner, (Training approved by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA))
  • Richard Bandler - Co-creator of NLP- Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming 
  • Richard Bandler -  Certified Practitioner in Design Human Engineering®
  • Advanced Neuro Dynamics - Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
  • U.S. Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education Office - Counselor/Advocate, California State Certified, Orange County Sexual Assault Network (OCSAN), Rape Crisis Hot Line for the 
  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation - Counselor and Director of Fundraising 
  • Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment (ALIVE) - Speaker/Advocate for the Special Projects
  • Golden West College - Focused Areas of Study: Psychology

Stens Biofeedback Professional