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Transforming Stress: The HeartMath Solution For Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and Tension
by Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman, Ph.D.
Stress has become so pervasive that we have simply adapted to this unhealthy condition. Too much stress, creates overload, your creativity and clarity decline, you start to have more aches and pains, fragmented thinking and negative attitudes. Stress ages us before our time and robs us of our vitality and enjoyment of life. In this book, discover the key to transforming stress and developing a new level of emotional management.
Change the automatic stress responses etched in your neural circuitry and recharge your emotional batteries. Transforming Stress describes simple, straightforward energy self-regulation tools – Quick Coherence®, Attitude Breathing® and Freeze-Frame® – you can easily learn and practice and retain permanently to literally transform stress by shifting your heart's rhythms. These scientifically proven techniques alter the body's physical response to stress and show how to attain a peaceful, positive state.
Emotions and thoughts affect your heart rhythms, and the core of HeartMath’s method is emotion regulation. Focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care or compassion creates dramatic changes in heart rhythms and leads to neural, hormonal and biochemical actions that dissipate stress and result in greater well-being. The benefits of HeartMath’s system are remarkable and far-reaching: lower blood pressure and stress-hormone levels, greater immune system activity and anti-aging hormone levels. You’ll soon engage your heart’s intelligence to bring emotion, body and mind into balance and create a zone of clarity, where you’ll enjoy optimal health and performance. These changes are the perfect antidote to a fast-paced, sometimes chaotic world. Replace emotional energy drain with new energy and vitality, eliminate judgments of yourself and others, experience the joy of stress-free living and be who you want to be.
Introduction: Your Heart Really Knows, How Stress Affects You, The HeartMath Solution to Stress, How to Use This Book
Chapter 1: A Change of Heart Changes Everything
The Heart in HeartMath, Emotions and Heart Rhythms, Harnessing the Power of the Heart
Chapter 2: The Rhythm of Emotion
The Power of Rhythm, Emotional Regeneration
Chapter 3: The Energetic Field of Stress
An Electromagnetic Field Effect, Amplified Speed: The Stresses of Your Daily Life, The Emotional Virus, Stress Is a System Issue
Chapter 4: Quick Coherence
The Quick Coherence Technique, Using Quick Coherence, Deciding to Use Your Heart Intelligence, Changing the Inside
Chapter 5: Transforming the Stress Response
The Stress Habit, Your Brain Listens to Your Heart, Transforming the Stress Response, Finding the Courage to Change
Chapter 6: Sustaining Coherence
Getting Pulled Back: Anxiety and Anger, The Anxiety Pathway, The Anger Pathway, Realigning With Your Inner Security, Locking-In Coherence
Chapter 7: Transforming Stress Into High Performance
Stress Hormones, Stress and Overeating, Feel-Good Hormones, Transforming Your Hormonal Responses, Improving Your Stress-to-Performance Ratio
Chapter 8: The Power to Shift Attitude
The three Brains, Attitude Breathing, Don’t Postpone Positive Change, Change Is an Act of Integrity
Chapter 9: Going Deeper in the Heart: Unraveling the Mysteries of Life
Managing and Clearing Emotions, Accumulating stress Accounts, Clearing Stress Accounts, The Freeze-Frame Technique
Chapter 10: Finding Your Rhythm
Setting Up a Practice Program, Becoming a Rhythm Master, The Transformative Power of the Heart
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