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This fifty-first episode is an excellent way to sustain your own personal heart-practices. We also hope it will be a supportive tool for you to offer to your clients, patients and colleagues.
Globally, mental health issues are on the rise. A new poll from the American Psychological Association found that a large majority of Americans are reporting high stress levels due to financial concerns, inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Stress and mental health are important topics anytime, but especially now with so much uncertainty happening in our world, this time-relevant episode will give you some valuable suggestions and direction for these times.
High profile athletes and celebrities, including Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Naomi Osaka, and Prince Harry, have courageously gone public about their own mental health challenges, making it more acceptable for any of us to seek help.
In this episode, Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., our Add Heart® Podcast host, and her guest, Dr. Daniel Amen discuss the dynamic heart-brain connection in this episode, and simple strategies to reduce and prevent stress and increase happiness. Health care professionals and individuals alike, can benefit from the brain tools that Dr. Amen recommends – and the heart tools developed at HeartMath to improve mental and emotional health.
Dr. Amen also talks about mental health during these times and how we can take charge of our brain health. Dr. Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, professor and 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He is a double board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., with ten clinics across the country. Dr. Amen’s latest book is titled, You, Happier, released just before this podcast was aired.
This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation to get our heart and brain in sync to help release stress and connect with what’s important to you to support your mental and emotional well-being.