What People Are Saying

‘With 20 plus years of clinical executive experience in roles of CEO/COO/CNE, facilitating change and enhancing organizational clinical and financial indicators of performance, it is with great confidence I recommend Meg Hogan, licensed HeartMath® trainer, and the Resilience Advantage™ program to healthcare organizations seeking sustainable improvement in recruitment and retention of a highly effective workforce delivering superior patient satisfaction.’

— Dr. Revonda Cornell, RN, BSN, MS, Ed.D

‘When first introduced to HeartMath, I had no clue what it was about. After learning some of the techniques, my attention was quickly piqued. Naturally wondering how the techniques would benefit me personally, I soon discovered how the practice could be so useful for my co-workers and myself as a team. Practice of the techniques helps me with every day stress, on the job and at home. I believe this training should be taught in the Police and Fire Academy. The academy teaches signs of stress, but no tools to specifically deescalate the stress, in the moment. I like the HeartMath Resilience training so much, I’ve been teaching the techniques to my wife and practice has helped her think more clearly at work and at home, as well.’

— Ofc. Albin Quinones - Tarpon Springs Police Dept. - Cops N Kids program

‘I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Meg Hogan and HeartMath® Resilience Advantage™ training to others. Meg is a very effective trainer and an OUTSTANDING Coach! She presents information in a professional manner and is very knowledgeable of HeartMath. She stimulates thinking, provides strategies that encourage hope, and a safe space allowing for genuine conversation and healing. The coaching sessions after training were the best experience for me. I definitely felt understood, appreciated and empowered, and honestly reaped benefits of practicing the skills she taught.

I’m confident I’ll continue to use the techniques I learned. I could have read about it and learned some of the techniques, but Meg was the best thing about the training.’

— Dawna Sarmiento, Community Facilitator, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County

‘My biggest challenge before learning about HeartMath was the ability to let things go – negative feelings I tend to drag throughout the day, or maybe even the week. Holding onto negative feelings made me angry and like I was a bubble about to burst. At first, HeartMath® Resilience™ training was hard for me to understand - I thought how can this really help me? My doubt quickly changed as soon as I felt that first sense of ease. The Quick Coherence technique truly changed my feeling of upset – it was instantly gone. I ended up loving this training. There are days when it is SUPER hard not to feel anger but I’ve learned to feel more compassion for others and in difficult situations. I focus on my breath and shift to a positive feeling… my anger no longer lingers and I continue my day more energized. The tactics I used before seem silly compared to HeartMath techniques. HeartMath exercises are different because even practiced for only several seconds, you get a moment to balance your heart and your mind. It’s amazing what these exercises do. It’s beautiful. One thing I ABSOLUTELY LOVED was my instructor for the course, Meg Hogan. She was patient, funny, caring, and did not judge anything I had to say. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to feel at ease in difficult, annoying, stressful situations, and I would HIGHLY recommend that the instructor be Meg Hogan.’

— Jamilet Cruz, Youth Specialist – Cop’s ‘n Kids Youth Center Tarpon Springs, FL

‘Meg Hogan has become such an important part of Red Tent Women's Initiative through her Heartmath Resilience Classes inside the Pinellas County Jail and in our community support groups. The women are amazed at the difference the tools she empowers them with make in their lives. I believe in my heart that we all benefit from the work she has been doing with the women of Red Tent!’

— Barbara Rhode, LMFT, Founder Red Tent Women’s Initiative

‘Before learning HeartMath techniques for increasing resilience, I had many challenges identifying and proactively targeting areas of my life that caused me stress and negatively affected my well-being. Having gone through several years of psychological training for building my mental resilience, I recognized that none of the psychological training methods I had encountered had a fully developed and structured format for easily understanding methods of action. Many of the methods I was using were also not entirely effective or useful for a variety of situations.

Regarding my mental game, I felt very frustrated with how I was progressing because I believed I was doing all the right things and putting in the most effort I could, however, I never experienced any noticeable changes in my emotional resilience.

When I first tried HeartMath I honestly did it to please my coach, for at the time I had become quite frustrated with all the psychology methods I had been using, and believed HeartMath was not going to be any different from a standard psych sesssion.

The first thing I recognized when using HeartMath techniques was that, compared to the other mental resilience methods I was using, targeting emotional resilience was much more comprehensible - as I could see a change in coherence levels and heart rhythms when I encountered depleting or renewing emotions while using HeartMath technology.

HeartMath is different from other methods because it is structured and fully comprehensible. I found that for every stressor I presented to Meg in training sessions, there was always an answer in one exercise or another. As life presents various forms of stress, HeartMath resilience presents a variety of exercises adapted to confront each type of issue in an organized and adaptable fashion.

Since practicing HeartMath, I’ve seen tremendous improvements in my mental performance and overall well being; along with this has come better results. I recommend Meg and resilience coaching to anyone who needs a tangible strategy to experience a break through in any facet of life.’

— S. B. player - USF Men’s Tennis Team

‘I spend a great deal of my work life with people who have experienced emotional and physical traumas. I always thought I was doing a GREAT job of de-stressing myself; that is until I experienced the HeartMath training and saw how irregular my heart rhythm was when I talked about general stress. I did a mini-study, recording my heart rhythm using the Inner Balance™ Bluetooth® Sensor in the moments after a session, after meetings, after racing from one thing to another on my schedule. I began practicing Heart-Focused Breathing™ and reliving positive feelings while breathing throughout the day, all the while tracking my heart rhythm. After only a few weeks, I am able to remain in coherence after, what were, stressful events. I am more aware of when I am moving out of coherence and will breathe and shift to a renewing feeling for three minutes to bring myself back into coherence. I’ve also found that events previously resulting in tension and stress are no longer affecting me. I am now using the techniques and technology with my clients, with some amazing results – increased awareness of how stress is affecting their bodies (the visual of their heart rhythm is priceless), and increased skills in de-stressing their bodies. Thanks Meg and HeartMath!

— Jacqueline Malone, LCSW, ACSW, MSW Family Study Center USF St. Petersburg, FL

Thank you Meg for all you have done for us at Cops n Kids. The training and techniques have truly had a positive impact on everyone here. I have also begun to teach some of my family members. Thanks!

— Josh Casey, Program Director - Cops'n Kids Youth Center Tarpon Springs, FL

"It was a powerful and wonderful experience for the group. The audience was alert and captive, all are eager to learn more. Thank you, Meg, for adapting to the environment and group dynamic so readily."

— Crystal Adams-Nixon, RT / PTC Instructor, Red Tent Women's Initiative program for Pinellas County Jail women inmates

"…we were shown techniques to help ourselves without leaving the office. We all knew how our minds were in overload, but now we were seeing in front of us (emWave technology) the effect of just revisiting a mildly traumatic experience. Then we learned and practiced how to care (for) and appreciate ourselves, how to feel better, and ready, and replenished…how to find balance and be able to handle stressful situations better. It was a great, positive experience. I have hope and tools to continue doing my best for myself and for others."

— KMAS, Lutheran Services Florida staff, Refugee Programs