Michele Lucas, LCSW, BCD, SEP
Certified by HeartMath®, LLC as a Coach
The HeartMath® System is a program that mediates, even reverses, the negative effects of stress on the mind body system in real time. HeartMath® has developed strategies for interrupting negative thoughts before they trigger a negative emotional reaction. In the process, we are actively engaging our innate system of intuitive knowing which expands our perception and scope of awareness. By disengaging from what is negative within us, and focusing instead on our heart and the area around our heart, we take the first step in changing neurological structures that support looping of negative thoughts and feelings. This simple change fosters the sprouting of new neuro pathways in our brain; and the more we practice, the stronger the new pathways become. Soon we find outdated, previous ways of thinking and feeling beginning to fade away.
We really do become what we think about, neurologically speaking. The science of neuro-anatomy can now demonstrate this through the use of sophisticated brain imagery devices that show how the brain behaves when we’re thinking or feeling in particular ways. The HeartMath®System provides tools that help us disengage from negative thoughts and feelings that stress our system, relieve the negative effects of stress, broaden our perspective on life and problem solving, enhance our learning process and performance, and much more. And the best thing ever is that everyone can learn and use these tools, even children.
Thank the relatively new science of neuro-cardiology for giving us a broader view of the myriad ways the heart operates and influences us.
The biographical heart remembers everyone and everything we’ve ever loved.
The emotional heart holds in awareness the ones we love, and motivates us to bond with others. It also sustains actual physical wounds when we suffer hurt and loss.
The intelligent heart has its own mini-brain and nervous system with which to consider problems and make decisions from a place other than the brain.
The spiritual heart senses the meaning and purpose of life and offers wisdom and guidance.
The relational heart communicates with and influences other hearts and brains with whom it comes into contact.
Is Stress Getting you Down…
Stress – The Silent Killer
The kind of stress that poses the highest risk for damaging the mind body system comes from the small, seemingly insignificant, irritations that bombard us every day. Damage, as it is occurring, is often imperceptible – this is why stress is called the silent killer. Hans Selye, M.D., researcher and author, reminds us that “It’s not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it.”
The chronic stress (flight or fight) response, that is so damaging to health and limits the ability to think clearly, is within your control more than you may realize. Learning how to release negative thoughts and feelings is only part of the story.
Once achieved, sustaining a heart centered focus through the ups and downs of daily life is the real challenge.
Survival Tools that Really Work…
The HeartMath® System is a scientifically validated system of stress intervention techniques. People learn how to reverse the effects of stress in real time by using the power of their heart.
Benefits include, but are not limited to, increased and sustained metal clarity, creativity, learning potential, intuition, positive emotional states, vitality, relationship satisfaction, and balance in the mind-body system.
HeartMath® System is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.