Take Back Your Health and Re-write Your Story with HeartMathⓇ
Updated: Feb 24
By Cali J. Freyn Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, HeartMath Practitioner
We hear a lot about stress and its impact, especially within this past year, but what exactly is stress, and how serious is its impact? Stress, as defined by HeartMath, is a term used to describe the wear and tear the body experiences in reaction to everyday tensions and pressures. Illness, injury, or career and lifestyle changes are common causes of stress. It is how we respond to these emotional pressures and tensions we feel from the little everyday hassles that do the most damage. So how does this everyday stress affect our health? The American Institute of Stress reports that 90% of ALL health problems are connected to our stress level. That means that heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, depression and many of our nation's top chronic illnesses are directly associated with stress. The good news is you can take control of your stress by rewriting your story, and start feeling better in just minutes a day.
Our emotions and feelings have a powerful impact on our mind and body. Positive feelings such as love, peace, pride, and appreciation actually impact our mind and body systems in a profound way. These feelings can synchronize our body systems and keep them running efficiently throughout the day. Research at the Institute for HeartMath has shown that when you intentionally shift to a positive emotion, your heart rhythm immediately responds. The shift in heart rhythms creates a favorable cascade of neural, hormonal, and biochemical events that benefit the entire body. In turn, our negative thoughts and emotions that are brought on in stressful situations, such as anger, anxiety, and worry, cause disorder in our heart rhythm and nervous system. Using HeartMath techniques to continually change our depleting (negative) emotions into renewing (positive) emotions gives you actual control over your heart, mind, and body.
HeartMath uses a combination of Heart Rate variability technology along with stress coping techniques taught by a certified practitioner to change depleting feelings into renewing feelings. HeartMath empowers you to take control over your life and gives you the ability to rewrite your story.
A study performed by HeartMath has shown that in 6-9 weeks of using HeartMath training and technology people have experienced 24% improvement in their ability of focus, 30% improvement in sleep, 38% improvement in calmness, 46% drop in anxiety 48% drop in fatigue, and 56% drop in depression - all in just minutes a day!
Here at IM of CNY we have incorporated HeartMath into our Health Coaching and Neurofeedback program to truly focus on the mind-body connection. To get the most out of your healing journey, or if you are interested in learning more, please contact our office at 315-741-5774.