I'm Carla Stanton, an MD turned Researcher & Educator from the UK. I have a huge passion for the science of the mind-body connection & utilising Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Cardiac Coherence to measure this.
My mission is to share practical science-based solutions which rapidly reduce stress, supporting fellow medical professionals and leaders to feel whole, human & thrive again.
But... to be honest, when I 'skipped off' to Medical School over 20 years ago, I never thought I'd end up here.....
How I got here...
In 2015, despite being a partner in a highly successful & friendly GP practice, I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed, exhausted, disillusioned and alone.
With little resources to call upon, I did what most doctors do; I worked harder & longer in an attempt to keep my head above water and cope with my increasing sense of disconnection, dissatisfaction, overwhelm & unhappiness.
Physically, mentally and emotionally depleted, in 2016 I realised that something had to change.
I was eager for a practical solution that would help me to feel happy & healthy again.
So, I started searching….
Seeking solutions rooted in science & practical application I began to educate myself in fields of neurocardiology, psychoneuroendocrinology and HRV biofeedback, and to my surprise, learnt it was possible to consciously influence my stress and wellbeing at will.
My journey led me on an incredible path, training in HRV biofeedback with The HeartMath Institute, with Dr Joe Dispenza in the power of the mind-body connection & meditation, and in 2020 becoming a certified Functional Medicine Doctor with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
Where I am now...
I facilitate with HRV (Heart Rate Variability) research with Dr Joe Dispenza's Research Team and deliver performance and wellbeing programs to doctors, leaders & organisations worldwide, helping individuals to rapidly reduce their stress, take charge of their energy, feel happy, whole and find their purpose once again.
My greatest passion lies in sharing these tools with fellow Healthcare Practitioners who may, like me, be seeking synergistic science-based solutions to health and healing which could bolster our struggling medical model.
After becoming a co-author in ‘ABC of Clinical Resilience’ (Wiley, 2021), and a certified HeartMathUK and NCS trainer, I created THE WHOLE MD to help fellow medical professionals and leaders have better access to these incredible tools.
In 2022, I partnered with Lee Ann Del Carpio to facilitate our Reset & Rewire Resilience platform, and have enjoyed great success in connecting communities of leaders and medical professionals who are seeking such practices to pave a new way forward in leadership & medicine...
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