Phillippa Bourke

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Phillippa Bourke

the essence Ltd
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3876
New Zealand

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Phillippa Bourke
+64 212989702
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the essence Ltd
RD 6
Te Awamutu, Waikato 3876
New Zealand

About Phillippa

I came upon HeartMath® several years ago when exploring programs that could support others to improve their own wellbeing. HeartMath resonated with me because of the considerable scientific research that lies beneath it.  I found it to be both pragmatic and heart-focused in a way that’s authentic and relevant. I appreciated how it facilitates self-regulation and self-empowerment, for the benefit of all.

I am both a certified HeartMath Trainer and Mentor/Coach. I predominantly work with organizations to help bring about wellbeing improvement at personal, relational and organizational levels. I also work with organizational leaders, including those in education, and other individuals. As an educator myself I have a special interest in schools, particularly due to an awareness of the huge numbers of children and adults affected when wellbeing isn’t working.

I contribute a diverse background that encompasses social work, family, farming, the arts, business and education, including school principalship. The Mission of my company, the essence, is ‘to promote care for ourselves and others, so that the environments in which we live and work are more conducive to us realising our full potential’.

Manaakitia tātou me o mātou taiao.


How I use the HeartMath System

HeartMath's tools and techniques are an important part of my own life. I always begin the day checking that I am heart-focussed and then monitoring my heart focus throughout the day. I use the techniques for clarity and coherence to ensure that I'm functioning at my best, my personal favourites being Quick Coherence and Heart Lock In. I often find the emWave or Inner Balance app useful for affirmation of coherence, as well as assisting to gain coherence when needed. The new Global Coherence app is becoming a regular part of my daily heart focus.