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HAERT Program

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Upstream, preventative Mental Wellness - like brushing your teeth but for your head

Have you seen the trend in negative stats on adolescent depression, anxiety, self harm, and substance abuse? This trend and other related issues are 100% preventable with education and practice. The gold standard in clinical interventions is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), HAERT flips DBT into a preventative program for students, teachers, and school staff.


HundrED has not validated this innovation

Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Bill Lennan on September 17th, 2021






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November 22nd, 2022
I love the HAERT Program because it’s relevant, easy to watch and extremely practical. As a parent and medical doctor, I find the “do this in this situation” instructions to be very effective
Kristin Welter, M.D. - Leigh High School parent and Home & School Club advisor

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

"Why do we wait to teach these skills until people are clinical?"

Depression, anxiety, stress, and their relatives are epidemic across schools, both for students and adults. We took the gold standard in clinical intervention and made it a preventative program. Learning these research backed skills gives people a new effectiveness in life and protects against mental health issues.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Backed by 30 years of clinical research plus 20 years of business application.

HAERT teaches a stack of 50+ skills - skills which are recyclable in a wide variety of contexts.
These are the skills of the best adjusted people.
Many people have learned a few skills in an automatic or tacit fashion and thus can't teach them to anyone else. HAERT's stack is explicit and teachable.

Participants first learn self awareness and emotional regulation. This is the foundation for everything that follows. This includes understanding brain chemistry and how our behaviors impact the chemicals - and how to self regulate.
We then dive into interpersonal effectiveness - because everything in the world involves other people. Boundaries, relationships, leadership, collaboration, persistence, and struggle are all covered.
The third section covers responsible decision making. This includes checking assumptions, empowering and limiting beliefs, checking outlier data, and leveraging curiosity.

How has it been spreading?

We launched last year with 11,000 high school students in our first cohort.
At the end of the school year, we collected feedback for product evolutions.

This year we are expanding to more areas including marginalized populations, formerly incarcerated people, and more adult areas.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Contact us!!
(650) 900-5650

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