Emotional Martial Arts® (EMA) is the practice of becoming keenly aware in the now, when we are in “reaction mode,” of how emotions drive our perception, shape our reality and trigger reflexive thoughts and behaviors that can cause harm.

Applying the “black-belt” tools of EMA (recognizing and validating hidden emotions, cultivating compassion and releasing limiting judgments) realigns body, mind and spirit to increase our capacity for joy, creativity, empowerment, and ultimately, inner peace. As with any discipline, the more familiar and fluent we become with EMA, the doors of perception will shift, widen, and open you up to a journey of exploration of you!

Learning and practicing the tools allows you to become more self-aware in the practice of emotional attunement, emotional release and letting go of conditioned beliefs! Welcome to integrating your Self into a more present being of light, love and truth.

Inner Peace: Let’s Wage It!


The Healing Field Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to teaching a common language for unlocking hidden emotions and waging inner peace. We achieve this through powerful products and services that immediately promote long lasting health and well-being; and, improve relationships among individuals, groups and communities around the world.

Elana Cohen Richmond

CEO & Co-Founder, The Healing Field Foundation

The death of her father as a child uprooted Elana and her family from the Midwest to the south – where she felt like a fish out of water. As a result, Elana learned to swim on her own terms in different waters – whether as a waitress, a corporate executive, real estate broker, business manager or clinical care coordinator for a psychiatric practice.

No matter the “ego costume” she wore, Elana developed three guiding lifelong spiritual questions: 1) “Will this be important when I get to the end of my life?”; 2) “How can I experience my daily activities as the expression of my spiritual essence?”; and 3) “How can I make it fun (otherwise, there’s no point)?”

Howard E. Richmond, M.D.

Co-Founder, The Healing Field Foundation & Creator of EMA

Dr. H passed in 2016 leaving his lifetime of work in EMA as a wonderful legacy for the world. He was a transformational psychiatrist, author and inspirational teacher and transformational coach who greeted people at the intersection of body, mind and spirit. He guided them to live the best life imaginable. His lessons about releasing judgments and hidden emotions introduced a new language that fuels and stimulates personal growth. One of the lessons he learned over twenty years in private practice was the value of being “out of your mind” and into your heart. The Healing Field, his first novel, is a riveting account of the healing breakthrough that saved his anorexic patient’s life and transformed his own.