Dr. Sara’s Secret for Achieving Inner Calm

Dr. Sara’s Secret for
Achieving Inner Calm
(Even in the Midst of Chaos)

Dear Frazzled Friend,

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you can never get a moment of peace.

You’re “on” from early in the morning until late at night – running from work to meetings to your kids’ afterschool classes, then coming home to make dinner, clean up around the house and (finally!) collapse into bed, completely exhausted . . .

Then a few hours later, you wake up and do it all over again.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You often feel “tired but wired” (like you need a long nap but can’t possibly shut your mind off)
  • A glass of wine is the only thing that helps you wind down at night
  • You worry constantly and can’t seem to stop
  • You get irritable or moody over the smallest things (and don’t understand why)
  • You feel like you’re constantly running from task to task

If you’re feeling stressed out just reading that list, then you’ve come to the right place.

As a working mom to two beautiful daughters, I completely understand what you’re going through. And while I’m a big proponent of techniques like yoga and meditation for relaxation, the reality is that I (and most likely you) don’t always have the time or attention to really get centered into these practices.

That’s why I want to introduce you to a different solution for achieving inner calm, even on the craziest days.

The Inner Balance™ Method
for Increased Coherence and Heart-Based Living

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Inner Balance™ works by taking a pulse reading from your earlobe (via a small clip-on sensor that connects to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) and instantly developing a customized breathing sequence for you to follow, based on your heart rhythms.

Used just a few minutes a day, this practice has been shown to help you transform feelings of anxiety, stress or frustration into peace, ease and clarity.


Now instead of reading books on my iPad or checking emails on my iPhone before bed, I simply plug in my HeartMath Sensor, open the Inner Balance™ App, and spend a few minutes getting to a calm and centered state.

If you tend to have a hard time quieting your mind enough for meditation, you’ll love the real-time feedback and coaching features of the app, which were designed to help even the most overactive mind achieve a state of total relaxation – or as HeartMath calls it, heart coherence.

Easy To Use and Proven To Reduce Stress

Studies show that synchronizing your breathing with your heart rhythms while focusing on positive emotions improves relaxation, builds resilience, and reduces the negative effects of stress.

Inner Balance™ has also been shown to:

  • Increase your ability to think clearly, be more intuitive, and make better decisions – especially under pressure
  • Improve health and increase resilience & well-being
  • Decrease stress and burnout in chaotic and changing environments
  • Maximize creativity and innovation
  • Boost energy and positive mood

How It Works: 5 Steps to Inner Balance™

Prepare yours by plugging the HeartMath Sensor for iOS® into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and clipping it to your earlobe. Then open the free Inner Balance™ App and press start.


Step 1: Acknowledge Your Mood
Begin by entering how you are feeling in the moment. Then breathe along with the pacer and recall a moment when you felt joy, appreciation or contentment. Real-time feedback on your heart rate variability will help you focus and get into coherence.


Step 2: Follow Your Goals
To start your journey of wellness and high coherence, Inner Balance™ has goals for you to follow that will help you change your response to stress and negative feelings.


Step 3: Track Your Progress
See your response to stress through graphs measuring HRV, heart coherence and more. Inner Balance™ keeps a history of all your sessions and tracks how you are progressing over time.


Step 4: Review It
Patterns in your session history will help you discover what triggers incoherence, and easily make the adjustments that bring you into back into “the zone” of heart, breath, and brain coherence.


Step 5: Write About It
The Journal tab allows you to add more details about how you were feeling or what was going on in your world during each session.


Approved by Doctors – Adored by Patients!

As a Harvard-trained physician, I believe in doing your research and only using supplements and products that are proven to get results.

What I love about Inner Balance™ is that it’s been vetted by psychologists and physicians across the country . . .  and it gets a 5-star rating from users.

Here’s what Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, has to say about the Inner Balance™ App and HeartMath Sensor:

Reprogram Your Stress Response from
“Fight or Flight” to “Breathe and Release”


The ideal time to practice Inner Balance™
is in moments of elevated stress.

When you consistently shift from feelings of anxiety or frustration to positive heart coherence, it trains your body to automatically respond that way in the future.

Imagine if every time you started to feel worried or angry, those feelings were quickly replaced by a sense of calm and peace. What impact would this shift in your instinctual responses have on your quality of life?

After training with the HeartMath technology, you’ll actually begin to reprogram your stress response, making it easier and more natural to make the shift from negative feelings to deep breathing and release.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Inner Balance™ App?
The Inner Balance™ App is an innovative approach to improving wellness through training, education and self-monitoring. It helps you change your reaction to stress, gain insights in your shifting moods and create a more positive outlook on life, while tracking your progress, journaling your accomplishments and sharing it with others.

How does it work?
Simply plug the HeartMath Sensor for iOS® onto your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch and connect the ear piece to your ear. Tap in the space below the breath pacer to start your session. Follow the pacer and the prompts below to help you moderate your breathing, activate a positive emotion and restore your Inner Balance.

What devices does the Inner Balance™ App work on?
The Inner Balance™ App works on the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5*; iPad 1, 2, 3, 4*, and Mini*; and the iPod Touch 3, 4, and 5* (Models marked with an * need the Apple Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter in order to use the sensor).

What is your refund policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund, less the shipping and handling fees. Returned products must be in new condition and in original packaging, including all original parts. To initiate a return, please contact support@saragottfriedmd.com.

Why do I need to use an ear sensor?
The Inner Balance™ App uses an ear sensor to capture your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) data. This data gives the most accurate, in-the-moment reading of your heart rhythm patterns.

Do I have to wear the ear sensor all of the time?
You do not need to wear the ear sensor all of the time – just when you are running a session. You do not need to use the ear sensor if you want to make notes in the journal or review your progress.

Does the Inner Balance App save my sessions? Can I delete sessions?
Your sessions will be automatically saved so you can easily track your progress and return to past sessions to add notes in your journal. You can also delete sessions.

Can I share my sessions with my friends?
Absolutely! You can share aspects of your session, but not all of the session data.

Can I download sessions to my computer?
No, not at this time.

When will this App be available on Android?
Stay tuned! HeartMath is rumored to be creating an Android version for release next year.

What should I feel? What does coherence feel like?
Coherence is a state of internal synchronization between the heart, breath and the head. People experience coherence as a sense of inner calm and balance, an increased focus, while others experience coherence as a more relaxed state.

How long do I practice before it has any effects?
While everyone is different and some people have more inner stress than others, most people experience some results within the first couple of weeks of regular practice. The effects of coherence will increase the more often you use your Inner Balance™ Trainer.

What is the science behind the Inner Balance App?
Synchronizing your breathing with your heart rhythms while focusing on positive emotions has been shown to reduce the negative effects of stress, improve relaxation, and build resilience with just a few minutes of daily use. The Inner Balance™ App incorporates emWave technology to show your heart rhythm pattern (HRV). This, along with a breathing pacer and other feedback, train you to change your heart rhythm pattern to a healthier, coherent state.

iPad, iPod, iPhone and iOS, are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Inner Balance Trainer is a trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc. emWave is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc. HeartMath is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.