|Doc Lew Childre|
Goldsboro, North Carolina
|Fields||Human development, psychology, psychotherapy, Stress Management|
|Known for||The Heartmath Institute|
Doc Childre is an American human development specialist and the founder of the HeartMath Institute, a non-profit organization whose objective is to help the development of heart-brain-coherence. His works on child development and strategies for dealing with stress have been widely accepted by the medical community as a tool for stress reduction and healthier living.
Childre is the son of the late Doc Lew Childre, one of the founders of the Grand Ole Opry. After serving in the National Guard, he started a recording studio. In his early twenties, he developed some health problems that caused him to look for alternative treatments and that is when he began researching stress. He also did a lot of reading and meditating, and came to realize that ultimately the answers he was looking for were in his own heart. He then began to research "heart intelligence". In 1991, he set up the Institute of HeartMath as a non-profit research and education organization to promote his ideas.
- Doc Childre, Howard Martin and Donna Beech: The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath's Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart's Intelligence. HarperOne, New York 2000, ISBN 9780062516060.
- Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman: Transforming Stress: The HeartMath Solution for Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and Tension. New Harbinger Publications, Oakland / California 2005, ISBN 978-1572243972.
Select journal articles
- Doc Childre and R. McCraty: "Psychophysiological Correlates of Spiritual Experience". Biofeedback (edited by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Wheat Ridge, Colorado), Vol. 29 (4) / 2001, ISSN 2158-348X, pp. 13–17.
- Electronic edition: E-ISSN 1081-5937. The article can be read online via the homepage of the Association here.
- Doc Childre is not a medical doctor, the first name was given to him by his father after his birth.
- Ref. D. Childre / R. McCraty, Biofeedback 29(4)/ 2001: pp.13–17.
- Review in Journal of Holistic Healthcare, University of Westminster
- Saletnik, Laurie. "Freeze Frame." AORN Journal Feb. 2001: 519. Review of book Freeze Frame (1998)
- "The HeartMath Solution." Publishers Weekly 5 Apr. 1999: 236. Book review of same.
- Marandino, Cristin. "And the Beat Goes On." Vegetarian Times Feb. 1999: 15. Review of Freeze Frame
- Cryer, Bruce. Leadership Excellence. Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p13-13. Abstract: "The author cites the stress management program of HeartMath, a company founded by Doc Childre"
- Nina Utne. Utne. Sep/Oct2005, Issue 131, p28-28. 1/8p. 1 Color Photograph. Reviews the book "Transforming Stress"
- Gracie Bonds Staples. "Living with your choices Course of action", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 30, 2010. Quote: "Doc Childre, the internationally renowned stress expert, said.."
- Portia Berrey, "The heart has its own brain.literally." Denver Examiner, September 21, 2009. Summarizes Childre's position on the "brain in the heart".
- Media sources at the HearthMath website has 100s of "in the media" sources archived.
- NewsBank shows 34 newspaper articles as of October 2013