Heart-based Meditation

Matt offers a lecture on Heart-based Meditation that ranges from 45-75 minutes, though 70 minutes is ideal. Over the years, Matt has studied many forms of meditation including: Buddhist, Hindu, Reiki, Tai Chi, Inner Journeying, Spirit Journeying, Inner Flame and more. Though he practices many of these on different occasions, he finds Heart-based meditation to be the easiest to learn and teach as well as the most applicable in our modern world.  He has lectured on this subject at multiple teacher’s conventions in Alberta as well as for businesses and individuals.  Whether you are looking to apply this technique to your classroom, workspace, home life, or even just for yourself, Matt is ready to teach you how! He feels this technique is vital to our world and its future.

Contact: Mattboisvertartist@gmail.com for more info on personal or group bookings.

Printable resources for classroom, business & personal use.

Links to material referenced in lecture:

Heartmath institute

Washington D.C. meditation study

Over 300 independent papers

Global Coherence Initiative

Science of the Heart

Meditation is possibly the most difficult skill to learn and even harder to teach. Thanks to intensive, ongoing studies of the heart and the way it communicates with the brain, heart-based meditation is one of the easiest to learn and most rewarding forms of meditation. Used by police officers, soldiers returning home, trauma victims, executives and more, heart-based meditation can help reduce stress and anxiety by over 50% with in three minutes. In this session you will learn the technique, the science behind it, ways you can easily implement it in your classroom and even see some technology you can use to fine tune those skills. With the growing numbers of child anxiety, stress and depression, the skill of meditation is more important than ever.

The number of children with anxiety issues, depression and stress are higher than ever and with classroom sizes increasing it can be very difficult to help children (and yourself) cope with these issues. Heart-based meditation is easy to learn, easy to teach and proven effective in classroom settings. You can use this meditation to not only help reduce stress with your children, but with yourself as well. With an entire institute devoted to developing the meditation, technology to aid in the learning process and an online support community, this meditation is a perfect addition to the classroom.


Benefits of heart coherence:

When all of your body’s systems are functioning together in harmony, you will notice a great improvement in how you feel overall. You will be less sick and have more energy to accomplish your daily tasks.

Here are a few health benefits of heart -based meditation:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety (reduction of level of cortisol).
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Releases anti-aging hormone (DHEA)
  • Enhances the functioning of your nervous and digestive systems
  • Improves quality of your sleep
  • Boosts your energy level

When you achieve the heart coherence state, it also means you are functioning at your peak performance. You will then see vast improvements of your cognitive functions:

  • Enhancement of focus and concentration
  • Improvement in learning
  • Improvement in problem-solving skills.

The heart coherence also enhances one of the most important things you need in your daily life: your intuition. You’ll be able to make wiser decisions.

Globally, heart coherence helps to increase your resilience. It’ll be easier for you to overcome difficult situations and get back to your “normal” state.

The heart plays a major role in our emotional intelligence.

Our heart possesses a network of 40,000 neurons called sensory neurites which provide a direct line of communication to the brain. These thousands of neurons are also the reason why we can call the heart intelligent. In fact, the heart has the ability to function in an independent way. It can sense, process information, make decisions and even demonstrate a type of learning and memory.

Did you know that the heart sends more information to the brain than vice versa? The signals sent from the heart to the brain can regulate our emotional experience.

Seeing Sound: an introduction to Cymatics

Welcome to Cymatics: the exploration of the shapes of sounds! Our entire reality—even light—is formed from vibration. In this session you will learn how sound effects our world, how even plants and planets make sound, how some sounds stimulate our vagus nerves and encourage immune boosts and healing, a brief history of the study of sound and even some simple experiments you can do with your children to demonstrate the physical nature of sound.

Sound is everywhere—even if you can’t hear it—and it is constantly effecting our bodies and our world. Being able to “see” sound drastically changes our perspective of what it is, what it means for us on a day-to-day basis and what it holds for our future. This session comes with some cool projects to do with your class that will change the way your students think about sound.

 In this session you will learn how sound effects our world, encourages immune boosts and healing, and some experiments you can do to demonstrate the “physical” nature of sound!  

Links/resources for Seeing Sound:

Classic Chladni Plate

Modern Chladni Plate

Classic Eidophone/Tonoscope

Simple Eidophone/Tonoscope

Modern Eidophone/Tonoscope

Cellphone Eidophone/Tonoscope

Dolphin Experiment

Harvard University demo

John Stuart Reid/CymaScope