Having greater control over emotional responses facilitates the effective management of the demands of daily living. Adequate mental and emotional self-regulation is central to the management of stress, anxiety and overwhelm.
The emotional response to stress impacts the autonomic nervous system, resulting in increased sympathetic nervous system activity. When this stress response is activated, it challenges an individual’s sense of control over his or her environment, leading to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and hopelessness. This has a direct impact on attention, attitudes, decisions and behavior. Furthermore, in addition to activating the autonomic nervous system, emotion also activates the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis leading to changes in the activity and function of the body’s systems and organs.
HeartMath employs various scientifically validated tools, techniques, and technology to assist us to train our autonomic nervous system. Techniques and technology focus on providing somatic feedback to enhance emotional coherence and mental focus. Coherence is measured by heart rate variability (HRV), the heart’s rhythmic activity. With techniques unique to Heartmath you can observe changes in your own heart rate variability pattern. You will learn how to enhance your mental and emotional state to optimize your functioning.
Physical, mental, and emotional coherence will assist in approaching situations with greater emotional balance, compassion, clarity, and personal confidence. HeartMath training and technology has been extensively researched and have shown:
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