Dr. Cathy Chargualaf CSC, DCH, Ph.D. 

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HeartMath Building Personal Resilience (BPR) Coaching/Mentoring/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:    

  • 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.

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.

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

  • 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 

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 handouts and tools/techniques.

Include the Personal 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.

We will work together on recommendations to improve your levels should you have a low score in any of the four dimensions.

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.

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 the well-being.

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.

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


"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." 

"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."

"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."

"These techniques helped me with connecting to my emotions, which helped me respond to stressful situation in a better and calmer way."

"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!"

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