The Heart Coherence stress coaching program is developed by the Heartmath Institute, which has done over 26 years of research in heart-brain communication. This wonderful stress reduction program the Heartmath Institute designed is a result of all these years of dedicated research.
What does the stress coaching program look like?
During seven stress coaching sessions of 60-70 mins each we will explore where your energy leaks are and what gives you energy. We will keep track of your ‘ energy landscape ‘ throughout the coaching program. Hereby you create more awareness what is happening with your energy on a (working) day. Not only the amount of energy, but also the quality; How do you feel?
Next to very interesting and evidence-based theory, you will be introduced to a variety of Heart coherence techniques. These exercises are deliberately simple and applicable on both quiet and busy days.
During the stress coaching sessions I make use of the Heartmath Emwave Pro heart rate sensor. With this highly sensitive sensor, we measure your heart rate and especially the variations in your heart rate. You train yourself to make this variation as rhythmically as possible.
What does heart coherence do?
Rhythmic variations in a heartrate is a coherent heartrate. When you are in a state of coherence your hormone-, nervous- and immune system tune up to this harmonious rhythm of your heart, so you are ‘in the flow’ or ‘in the zone’. When you’re in the flow you will find that you have more energy, you feel happier and brighter, you can think more clearly and creatively- also during stressful situations. This is because blood flow to your neo cortex (your ‘thinking brain’) is increased and cortisol levels decrease while production of hormone DHEA increases.
The picture below shows the heartrate of someone just sitting on a chair, although this person is at this moment not exposed to stress the heartrate is clearly chaotic. Halfway you see a shift to coherence with a simple heart coherence exercise. Experience how you can bring yourself in ‘the flow’ and what this can mean to you!
The power of heart coherence
You can say to someone that he/she should think more positively, feeling more positively or behave differently, but very little chance this mere verbal advise will help at all- it is nothing more than a thought. So, if you think: ‘I will cope better with stress next time’ it mostly remains just a thought. Or when someone tells you not to worry, does this really help you?
When you want to make a change in how you (re)act, think and feel, if you want to have control over your thinking and feeling, you need to make a change at a more basic level: your physiology.
Results of heartcoherence
Studies conducted with over 11,500 people have shown improvements in mental & emotional well-being in just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath training and technology:
24% improvement in the ability to focus 30% improvement in sleep
38% improvement in calmness
46% drop in anxiety
48% drop in fatigue
56% drop in depression
If you start today, you will reek the benefits one day sooner than if you start tomorrow
To sign up for stress coaching, or for further information, please Contact me.
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