Life Esteem

  Dr. Cathy Chargualaf, CSC, Ph.D. (626) 893-0340

Building Personal Resilience Coaching and Training

The Building Personal Resilience program empowers individuals to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices. This enables people to break through to greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight and health.

  • 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?
  • Are your organizational costs going up due to health costs, absenteeism, or poor performance?

Building Personal Resilience

When we’re stressed, we feel poorly, and our brain function and creative thinking become impaired.   We might overlook or forget important details, overreact to small stuff, say things we regret, get overwhelmed, have trouble sleeping or feel exhausted and drained. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Building Personal Resilience improves your ability to bonce back, reduce stress, increase your energy, and master new skills to better handle the day-to-day challenges and stressors  for overall well-being.   

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:    

Learn to:

  • access your heart’s intuition to become the best version of yourself more often
  • increase emotional awareness and mental clarity for decision-making, problem-solving and planning.  Reduce feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety
  • restore emotional balance right in the moment, when you need it.
  • synchronize your heart, mind, and body to reset your composure and inner clarity, calm reactive emotions, and neutralize stress. This creates an inner state called coherence.
  • 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.


  • Worry, overwhelm and feelings of anxiousness.
  • Sleeplessness and fatigue.
  • Generalized stress and physical symptoms of stress.
  • Miscommunications.

The goal is to sustain results and make meaningful changes in your daily life!!

HeartMath interventions have facilitated health improvements in patients with:

  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmias
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Sleep disorders
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Anger
  • Heart failure
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders

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. 

Uncover what your heart is capable of

Health & Wellness

True self-care is important for maintaining balance and well-being. More people are now recognizing that self-care is not a luxury — rather it is a necessity. 

Building Personal Resilience with a mindset of well-being starts with renewing thoughts and feelings that uplift the heart to offset the stress accumulated from repetitive thought patterns and feelings that drain our energy and strain our ability to reason and make comfortable choices. 

You will realize that you have the power to choose what you think, feel and how to respond to situations that are preventing you from achieving your desires for a better life.

Managing Stress and Anxiety
HeartMath techniques provide powerful stress-reduction benefits.  Learning to prevent and reduce the stress from today’s speed of change and uncertainty, while maintaining emotional balance and poise, is moving to the top of the list of self-care necessities. Optimizing our mental and emotional energy expenditures is often an overlooked aspect. By learning how to plug emotional energy drains, we renew our resilience and self-security as we move through daily challenges and experiences.

Access the Personal Well-Being Survey. This survey is a scientifically developed assessment giving you a snap shot of your current level of well-being. It provides critical information you can use to build and maintain resilience and optimal health.  It also measures four key dimensions of well-being: stress management, adaptability, resilience and emotional vitality. 

Studies conducted with over 11,500* people have shown improvements in mental & emotional well-being in just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath training and techniques. 

* N= 11,903

  • Wake up feeling rested, refreshed and ready for the new day.
  • Increase mental awareness, concentration, focus.
  • Restore energy and be alert
  • Improve memory
  • Reduced risk of illness, disease
Practical Intuition
Practical Intuition is more than "Just a Hunch".  More recently, scientists are recognizing it as a skill that anyone can develop.  Most of us have had some experience with what we call a hunch, a heart feeling, gut feeling or just a sense of “inner knowing” in making decisions in business, or having a strong sense about something with our children or someone we care about, or even in everyday activities like an inner prompting to drive defensively.

Research reveals that the heart receives intuitive information before the brain, according to published research conducted by the HeartMath Institute.  As we slow down our minds and attune to our deeper heart feelings, our natural intuitive connection begins to flow.

Practical intuition is something we can use daily for moment-to-moment choices and decisions in life; in helping increase our sensitivity and care towards others – and in deepening our connections with ourselves and those we care about.  While the degree of access to the heart’s intuition varies from person to person, we all have access to it – and this intelligence can be cultivated.

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 

Who would benefit: 

  • Individuals looking to build more resilience
  • Leaders wanting to learn how to build a resilient workforce
  • Groups or Teams wanting to improve team dynamics to build team resilience

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:

•  Four 60-Minute Sessions, which will include coaching, a discussion of your progress, and guided support.

• Building Personal Resilience Workbook

• Specific techniques that address your particular situation. 

BONUS Materials: 

  • Bonus #1: Receive a copy of the Building Personal Resilience Journal to track your progress.
  • Bonus #2 : Receive a variety of handouts
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. 

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.

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!


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P.O. Box 772, Perris CA, 92572
by appointment only

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.

I received Professional Certification training where I learned HeartMath technology and innovative methods to improve emotional well-being to increase order and harmony in our mind, emotions and body.
  • 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))
  • State University of New York - Certified Health Coach
  • Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science - Doctor of Metaphysical Humanistic Science (Ph.D) 
  • Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science - Certified Transpersonal Counseling and Coaching
  • Golden West College - Focused Areas of Study: Psychology


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."

Stens Biofeedback Professional

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