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Impacts of HeartMath techniques on undergraduate college students: A pilot study

Paige Dagenhard-Trainer, PhD, CTRS/LRT, Selena Flippin, CTRS

Abstract


While stress is a normal part of a person’s life, it can negatively impact the health and well-being of that person if there is a consistent accumulation of tension. This research pilot study was conducted based on the stress that undergraduate students experience while in a typical semester. An educational intervention was given over a 4-hour period on HeartMath Resilience techniques. Each participant was given a pre- and post-test created based around the Health Belief Model. Results of the research were favorable in relation to HeartMath being a beneficial coping tool for stress as well as participants being confident in using those tools in future situations.


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college students, coping, HeartMath

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2020.0223

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