About Sheva Carr

Sheva Carr is the founder of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program through Fyera!,
as well as the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and
Sunflower SunPower Kids. She speaks to people all over the world on how
to access heart intelligence, and on how to receive the benefits of the heart’s
impact on consciousness, health, performance and creativity.
In her teens, Sheva’s commitment to service brought her from her 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 her return to North America, she was riddled with physical and emotional
symptoms that eluded medical diagnosis. She tried everything and anything
under the sun to find wellness, entering premed and alternative medical school
on her search. Then, on a spring break from school, she volunteered at the
Institute of HeartMath. As luck would have it, she was given the job of
transcribing their research. As she listened and typed, she was surprised
with self recognition. All of her symptoms were explained succinctly and
concretely by HeartMath’s research.CFP Athens 2

It turned out that Sheva 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 Sheva now teaches, her symptoms
disappeared. She observed equally efficient and empowering results in her
patients when they applied the HeartMath tools. This inspired her 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 Sheva to send
the Nicaraguan street children she had been so devastated to leave behind,
12 years later she received a remarkable surprise. These same children,
now fully grown adults, came to find their “red haired mother” via the Internet.
Reunited again through many tears of joy, together they formed the Fyera
Foundation and the Sunflower SunPower Kids program ( ).
Their 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 their story on YouTube here:

Sheva 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.
Sheva 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 young women from Israel and Palestine engaged in peacemaking dialogues. Where healing and performing arts meet, she has also come full circle, as a consultant to cutting edge creators of culture in the film, television, and music industries. Here, where she began her career, 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 now has over 30 years of experience in fine arts and over 20 years of
experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, polarity therapy, birthing
assistance, coaching, and stress management research and training. 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 14 years Robert Browning, who is a director of development for
HeartMath’s hospital programs.

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