Founder of HeartMath®
De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times
from Doc Childre, founder of HeartMath®
This booklet applies to anyone who is experiencing extra stress due to the cascading
effects of the financial meltdown, natural disasters, the ongoing wars, or for any reason
through these rapidly changing times.
The financial meltdown marks a significant turn of the spiral in the global changes taking
place. Global consciousness is being called on to shift from the pursuit of self-gain at
the expense of others—to a more balanced system of care for the rights and needs of
the people. Systems and societies have veered far from the heart and the core values of
cooperation, fairness and care for each other and the whole. For many people, hope is
fading; yet many feel that things are being turned upside down to become right-side up.
Unfortunately, this realignment is causing increased stress and tremendous economic
fallout that affects us all. It’s obvious that the financial realignment process won’t move
in the express lane, but it can eventually stabilize. Each effort the shot-callers make to
significantly take care of Main Street will be a step closer to the time when the rich, the
middle class and the poor can all breathe out again.
With compassion, I realize that it is much tougher for some than others. When a crisis
occurs, there are different emotional stages that people go through: shock, anger, blame,
despair, grief and more. This process is painful, yet it helps to clear out the shock-overload
on our mind, emotions and nervous system. After this phase, it’s easier for the heart to
reopen. Then, with some self-effort, people can start to rebuild their coping capacity as
they gain more clarity and confidence to move forward. The process of recovery won’t be
the same for everyone because of different situations and differences in individual makeup.
But be encouraged that you can create a psychological turnaround along the way and