Portland Oregon HeartMath Therapy | Portland HeartMath Therapist
Certified HeartMath Therapist in Portland, Oregon
Diane Ulicsni is a Certified HeartMath Therapist in Portland, Oregon. I was introduced to a Company called HeartMath who taught me about how the heart is the regulator of emotions, not the brain. And by learning how to manage our heart rate we can become healthier in our performances and in many areas of our lives.
What Is HeartMath and How Does HeartMath Work?
Since 1991, the Institute of HearthMath has conducted leading edge research on stress and emotional physiology heart-brain interactions, the physiology of learning, optimal performance and technologies to improve emotional health and over all well-being. HeartMath developed some simple tools to assist us in regulating our heart rate patterns, which then enables us to manage stress and more effectively increase our performance.
Recent research has revealed that the heart is a highly complex, self-organized information-processing center. With each beat, the heart continuously communicates with the brain and body via the nervous system, hormonal system, bio-electromagnetic interactions and other pathways. Researchers have demonstrated that the messages the heart sends to the brain affections the physiological regulation, and also profoundly influences perception, emotions, behavior and performance health.
HeartMath Techniques and HeartMath Concepts
HeartMath techniques have been proven to be effective with young children, adolescents, young adults and adults that are dealing with a variety of emotional, mental and medical challenges such as physical pain and emotional pain. HeartMath has developed research-based systems of scientificaly validated tools and techniques to increase emotional self-regulation. HeartMath has been tested in multiple health-care, educational, corporate and athletic settings. HeartMath has been published in over 30 peer review medical journals and featured in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and Triathelete magazine.
Portland HeartMath Therapist
As I work with many clients that have anxiety, performance anxiety, stuckness, depression, addictions, stress, and more, this is one powerful tool that teaches individuals to effectively learn to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve their health, learning and performance and quality of life. And the more I teach my clients these tools, the more I could see how people were getting better results, feeling more grounded , had better concentration, improved sleep, and overall better health. The heart is sending more signals to the brain than the brain is sending to the heart.
Life can be stressful and any type of performance is stressful. How you manage your stress will determine how healthy you are and how you perform. Peak Performance in any area of your life equals You being the best you can be in “that” moment. Wouldn’t it be useful to learn to neutralize and replace stressful emotions? Emotional mismanagement –or stress is the prime disabler of high performance.
What Happens During a HeartMath Session?
The HeartMath inner balance techniques induce a coherent physical and mental state which increases mental clarity and emotional stability, especially in challenging situations. The process of shifting into a coherent state is facilitated by the em-Wave technology. EmWave 2 measures and encourages coherence building with audio and visual feedback and has been determined to help with the following:
- Regain vitality by stopping energy drains that deplete health.
- Think clearly.
- Decrease friction in relationships.
- Define your stress and recognize the sources.
- Learn the functions of sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the automatic nervous system and how to work with them.
- Learn how to better identify depleting emotions and attitudes and replace them with ones that allows renewal.
- HeartMath interventions reduce stress induced activations.
How HearthMath Therapy in Portland, Oregon Will Help You
In essence, stress is emotional unease. You can experience low grade feelings of emotional unrest to intense emotional turmoil like panic attacks. It is well recognized that thoughts carry and emotional charge, but it is also emotions-more than thoughts alone-that activate physiological changes. Recurring feelings of agitation, worry, guilt, anxiety , anger, fear, resentment, disconnectedness, being misunderstood, unhappiness, insecurity, depression and self doubt often consume a large part of our emotional energy and disrupt our feeling world.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the Indicator of Health and Fitness. It’s a marker of physiological resilience and behavioral flexibility. It reflects our ability to handle stress. Incoherent heart rhythms send mixed signals to the brain. Slows reaction time and decision making. The heart at rest was once thought to operate much like a metronome, faithfully beating out a regular steady rhythm. Scientists and physicians now know, the rhythm of a healthy heart, even under resting conditions, is actually surprisingly ..irregular..the time interval between consecutive heartbeats is constantly changing. This naturally occurring beat to beat variation in heart rate is called Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Learn why Heart Rate Variability is important in stress management and reduce your stress! Diane will be teaching classes in HRV in the near future.
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