HeartMath: Create Daily Coherence

"Sometimes the heart knows things that the mind could never explain." - Kanjeet

Are you running on empty most days?

Do you feel over-whelm, anxious, worry or stress in your life and to decompress do

you find yourself flying off the handle with your loved ones or embracing unhealthy habits?

Stress affects are entire body - physically, mentally and emotionally.

Would you like a strategy to help you

RESET?

As a HeartMath® Certified Practitioner I can help you do just that!

HeartMath® Institute is a non-profit educational and research organization in California that was founded in 1991.  It's based on more than 25 years of published, peer-review research (resource library) referencing the heart-brain communication and its relationship to manage stress, increase coherence, build resiliency, improve health-related outcomes, achieve optimal performance and wellbeing.

Often it’s our brain where we think it’s at. Meaning our minds, our behaviors, our personality, our consciousness are all controlled by our brain. However, based on years of research, we realize there is a very important connection how the heart-brain communicate.  A way of working together to regulate emotional and cognitive responses. Basically, our heart can make our brain work better. It is about creating a balance between our mind and emotions.

Emotions and lifestyle habits have a powerful effect on the human body and actually cause a shift in our heart rhythms. HeartMath® tools and techniques focus on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – a measure of the time and intensity between each heartbeat.  This is very different from your heart rate, which is the number of times your heart beats per minute.

Surprisingly, a healthy heart shows a variation in beat-to-beat changes between heartbeats, rather than being completely regular.  HRV is a wellness marker that is controlled by the autonomic nervous system (ANS).  There are two divisions of the ANS: sympathetic (fight-or-flight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest). Stress of any kind triggers the sympathetic and causing a lower HRV.  Relaxation triggers the parasympathetic and causes a higher HRV.

Therefore, a higher HRV score is an indicator of a balanced nervous system and research has shown it is associated with longevity, resilience, and people are less likely to develop chronic conditions and mood disorders like anxiety and depression.

The key is Self-Regulation.

When you are experiencing over reactivity to situations or depleting emotions – stress, anger, depression, worry, over-whelm for example, you are causing your body to be in a state of fight-or-flight mode. Which leads to an increased disorder of the heart’s rhythms and nervous system. This dysregulation is a major contributor to a person’s physical and emotional health. For many, this dysregulation becomes so familiar that it essentially becomes a defining part of who they are. When a body is under a constant state of dysregulation the heart and circulatory systems operate far less than full potential. A constant low HRV most likely indicates you are less resilient to stressful events, which in the long run is a main contributor to illness and disease.

However, on the flip side, when you intentionally shift to positive or renewing emotions – gratitude, joy, appreciation, kindness - synchronizations happens between the heart’s rhythm and nervous system. This shift, leads to a favorable cascade of events on the entire body – neural, hormonal, and biochemical. This synchronized state is what scientists call coherence.

According to studies, coherence leads to more mental clarity, better problem-solving abilities, improved physical performance, and better ways of handling stressful situations. The effects can be both immediate and long lasting. Here is a great link that explains even more behind the science!

Benefits of HeartMath®

HeartMath studies conducted with over 11,500 people have shown improvements in:

  • 24% improvements in the ability to focus.
  • 30% improvement in sleep.
  • 38% improvement in calmness.
  • 46% drop in anxiety.
  • 48% drop in fatigue.
  • 56% drop in depression.

In just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath® training and technology.

HeartMath Resource Link

Improvements in Physical Stress in over 5500 people:

  • 44% improvement in body aches (joint pain, back pain, aches etc.).
  • 43% improvement in indigestion, heartburn or stomach upset.
  • 63% improvement in rapid heartbeats.
  • 44% improvement in muscle tension.
  • 44% improvement in headaches.
  • 30% improvement in sleep.

In 6-9 weeks using HeartMath® training and technology.

HeartMath Resource Link

HeartMath Results:

  • Ability to think and find more efficient solutions.
  • Maintain poise and composure during challenges.
  • Improved family and social harmony.
  • Reduced fatigue and exhaustion.
  • Facilitates the body's natural regenerative processes.
  • Improved coordination and reaction times in sports.
  • Improved ability to learn and achieve higher test score.
  • Improved meditation and focus.

HeartMath Resource Link

HeartMath is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech Inc.

In my 1:1 health coaching programs and as HeartMath® Certified Practitioner, I provide you with training and software that allows you to see your HRV and the level of coherence change in the moment as you practice the techniques.

The techniques are very simple, but can be very powerful and effective and can be used at any time whenever you feel you may need a reset. The key is about building on your self-regulation capacity.

With practice, you may be amazed at how quickly improvements can be made using it only a few minutes a day.  HRV is highly individualized. So, with the use of the technology and adding in other lifestyle practices you may see even faster improvements to your personal health.

Once you learn the anchoring techniques and how to use the technology you will be able to draw from the practice to shift your baseline and build more resilience and joy into your daily life as you go about your day.

I would be happy to share even more amazing information on HeartMath® if you would like to schedule of FREE Wellness Discovery Call.

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