Inroads In Trauma Treatment: Self-Regulating Emotions
"The subjective experience of trauma is unique and varies according to the individual and the type of trauma. What does not vary is the fact that trauma often results in a devastating intrusion into a wished for life of peace, calm and well-being along with a corresponding unexpected and undesired fragmented sense of self and of life in general." – Abstract of a research article by Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. and Maria A Zayas Ph.D., published September 2014 in Frontiers in Psychology magazine
There are various schools of trauma therapy, for achieving the "wished-for life of peace, calm and well-being" referred to in the quote. A fast emerging, though not entirely new, approach is training trauma victims how to better self-regulate their thoughts and emotions. Continue reading
The Heart – An Agent of Transformation
It is no secret that our world is changing fast. As you face this period of accelerated change, do you feel you have the tools you need to deal with and adjust to all that is happening?
Historically, there is evidence the heart could help us navigate the ever-shifting terrain we experience daily. HeartMath Institute’s research shows the heart possesses a unique intelligence that can help you adjust to accelerating change. When you access this intelligence, you will have more clarity and power to quickly clear away unwanted thoughts and feelings and adjust to rapid change with confidence. Continue reading
The Making of Emotions
Your emotions – Things happen, you engage in conversation, attempt to do something, go someplace. Feelings arise and you often feel them in your body. Sound about right? Pretty simple.
Except it turns out that emotions, and where and how they originate, are not simple at all.
For nearly all of human history, emotions have been the subject of much debate among scientists, HeartMath Institute (HMI) Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty writes in his scientific monograph, Heart-Brain Neurodynamics: The Making of Emotions. Continue reading
ho-lo-gram — a three-dimensional image created by directing two coherent light sources such as a lazer, a source beam and reference beam, through a two-dimensional image.
Heart Ho-lo-gram-ming™ — a practice in which an individual sincerely focuses/directs spirit and heart intelligence to the heart's true intent — likened to a hologram — to actualize it.
Would any of the following be desirable in your life? a. Wake up each morning knowing that when this day is done, I will be happier, healthier and smarter? b. No matter what happens in my life, I will see the good in everything and everyone? c. I will do one beautiful thing to help our planet each day for the rest of my life? Continue reading
It has only been five decades since scientists began to alter their long-held belief that the human body’s cells, tissues and organs, particularly the heart, strive to maintain a constant static or steady state.
Heart rate variability (HRV), which is at the core of research the HeartMath Institute conducts, is a measure of the naturally occurring beat-to-beat changes in heart rate/heart rhythms. It serves as a critical method for gauging human health and resiliency.
Rachael smiles, remembering her plans to open her own florist shop three years ago. Excited by what she'd learned in just four months at Tom's House of Flowers, she eagerly leaped for her dream.
Core HeartMath research and principals figured prominently in a recent doctoral research project that explored whether heart-focused internal prayer-compassion meditation could contribute to personal and communal healing.
Now and then we all take a moment to look at the life we are living and daydream about how our futures will look. So, take one of those moments right now, and rather than "thinking" about what the future might look like based on your life as it is now, do the following:
Look as deeply as you can into your heart and visualize the future you've always truly desired, the one that fills your heart with joy whenever you imagine it.
Very important memo to self, staff! — What can WE do to make this a better place to work?
That question is one today’s public- and private-sector employers who genuinely care about their workers are prone to ponder often.