Sheva Carr (BA,LAC,MA)
Sheva Carr loves to help people find fulfillment and peace within the power of their hearts!
This passion for helping people heal and kindle their zeal in life has taken many forms throughout her life's journey.
She speaks to and coaches people all over the world on how to access heart intelligence and peace of mind, in order to receive the benefits of the heart’s impact on their relationships, health, performance, creativity, and contribution and legacy. As an expert coach and speaker, she trains and mentors other trainers and is a coach to coaches. She is the architect and Director of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program, the CEO of Fyera! / Heart Ambassadors, and the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and Sunflower SunPower Kids. She is a Pathways To Peace Director and Delegate to the United Nations, and featured as a "love luminary" in Marci Schimoff's New York Times bestselling book "Love for No Reason." As a doctor of Oriental Medicine and HeartMath trainer and coach, she has authored several books (most recently "Being the Source of Love" and "HeartMath's Stopping Emotional Eating Program"). Through her alliance with Creativity For Peace Sheva helps to bring young Israeli and Palestinian woman together in retreat settings, and through social media, living by the motto "An enemy is a friend who's story you have yet to hear." In that spirit she coteaches The Peace Team Training Camp alongside Olympian Marilyn King. Sheva's life is truly a stand for the many dimensions of peace that are possible when we illuminate, create and communicate from the love and intelligence at the core of all being.
She did her undergraduate work in fine arts, cross cultural international studies, Spanish, and premed at Carnegie Mellon Universty, Yale, Friends World College, and Dalhousie University. She received experiential credits for her work in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Holland, England, and Canada. Her Masters Degree is in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University.
She has trained and coached numerous hospital staff across the US, and founded the first HeartMath hospital patient education program at Earl Bakken’s Heart-Brain Institute in North Hawaii. She co-authored HeartMath’s Stopping Emotional Eating Program with Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman and was the coach and manager of the participants involved in the study done on that program. Previously on the Faculty of Alternative Medicine at University of Minnesota, and a professor of Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College, she has worked as a coach and consultant to leading cardiologists, heart-brain
researchers, and physicists, and has been published in such prestigious journals as Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. She has trained government agencies, and soldiers preparing for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the young women from Israel and Palestine engaged in peacemaking dialogues. Where healing and performing arts meet, she operates as a consultant to cutting edge creators of culture in the film, television, and music industries. Here she is able to blend her knowledge of fine arts and physiology to facilitate coherent teamwork and align emotional fuel with visionary intent through the power of the heart. She is delighted to be a graduate and continual student of Joan Scheckel’s film directing lab.
Sheva has been interviewed on numerous radio, television and talk shows and has appeared as a featured expert speaker in Summits such as Sexy Younger You, The Ultimate Women's Health Summit, The Future of Fitness, and more.
Sheva now has over 25 years of experience in coaching, speaking and training through numerous modalities. But who she is at heart is always a beginner learning new, and always willing to witness impossible good made real through the power of her student’s hearts.She lives in Boulder Creek, CA with her orange tabby Gingee and her beloved of 19 years Robert Browning, who is a director of development for HeartMath’s hospital programs.
"If you've tried everything, working with Sheva is not one more thing. It is THE thing that will make everything else you've tried work."
Filmmaker and Writer, Los Angeles
"In a few short sessions, Sheva's training has allowed me to find peace, and even sometimes a smile, in the midst of a crazy day of struggles and stress. I've been able to look forward and see looming decisions with more clarity, and even more happiness. What wonderful coaching!"
-- Dr. Abe Morgentaller, Men's Health Boston
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
“The trouble with being in the public eye as a person known for inspiring and empowering others is, where do you go when you need inspiration and advice? Sheva taught me how to access the wisdom of my own heart for that. When you've graduated from personal growth training and want to find the real power in yourself, go to Sheva. She was there through the most difficult relationship challenge of my life, guiding me to a place of self respect where I am now receiving the love I truly deserve. She is without a doubt a leader to leaders, a coach to coaches, and an inspiration to all! I am so grateful to have met you Sheva, and to continue to work with you and to watch your magic unfold in the world!”
-- Bonnie St. John, Olympic Medalist, Author, Speaker Named by NBC as one of the five most inspiring women in the nation
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
In my teens, my commitment to service brought me from my rural hometown in Nova Scotia and a career as an actress, to world travels, medical training and work with street children in a Nicaraguan war zone.
Upon my return to North America, I was riddled with physical and emotional symptoms that eluded medical diagnosis. I tried everything and anything under the sun to find wellness, entering premed and alternative medical school on my search. Then, on a spring break from graduate school while studying medicine, I volunteered at The Institute of HeartMath. As luck would have it, I was given the job of transcribing their research. Listening while I typed, I was surprised with self recognition. All of my symptoms were explained succinctly and concretely by HeartMath’s research.
It turned out that I was experiencing an advanced stage of chronic post traumatic stress from living in the war zone as a teenager. Eight years after leaving the war zones of Nicaragua, and within two weeks of learning and practicing the HeartMath tools that I now teach, my symptoms disappeared. I observed equally efficient and empowering results in my patients when they applied the HeartMath tools. This inspired me to reach as many people as possible with the practical yet powerful potential of applied heart intelligence, and out of that passion and compassion was born HeartMastery.
On the path paved of love that the HeartMath tools empowered me to send the Nicaraguan street children I had been so devastated to leave behind, 12 years later I received a remarkable surprise. These same children, now fully grown adults, came to find their “red haired mother” (me!) via the Internet.
Reunited again through many tears of joy, together we formed the Fyera Foundation and the Sunflower SunPower Kids program. Our reunion also led to the creation of “Care Counts!” a one hour HeartMath training DVD for school children ages 8-12 in collaboration with the Gratts Elementary School and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
You can watch a film of our full story on YouTube in "A Little Love Goes a Long Way"
Through these experiences I have learned that helping others is the path to my own fulfillment and well being, and finding out what works to help myself is the best way to know what will really work to help others. I guess you could say that I have discovered there really is no "other"- we are all connected. As long as someone in the world is suffering then my heart also suffers for them and naturally wants to support them the same way I would rub my own knee if it was sore or put a bandaid on my toe if it had a blister. It is in giving that we receive who we really are, in loving that we feel love. This is my greatest joy.
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