Awakening the Heart in Medicine - Connecting the physical, energetic and spiritual heart
Heart-Based Medicine – Connecting the Physical, Energetic and Spiritual Heart Since the early 1990s the HeartMath Research center has greatly expanded our’s understanding of the heart’s role beyond being just an organ just pumps blood. The HeartMath lab discovered that a measurement called Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is reflective of people’s emotional states and that HRV or heart rhythm analysis offers a unique window into the communication between the heart, brain and emotions. This discovery on the link between emotion and the heart’s rhythms was published in the American Journal of Cardiology in 1995 and then in other peer-reviewed scientific journals. The HeartMath lab also found that negative or stressful emotions threw the autonomic nervous system out of sync, and when that happened the HRV or heart rhythm pattern became disordered and appeared jagged on a heart rhythm monitor- an incoherent rhythm. On the other hand, heart-based emotions like appreciation, love, care and compassion, in contrast, were found to increase order and balance in the nervous system, and produce smooth, harmonious, sine-wave like (coherent) heart rhythms. Coherent heart rhythms also improved mental functions: ability to focus, memory, reaction times, coordination) and access to intuition.
Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of HeartMath Inc. She is also a behavioral psychologist, educator, and author. HeartMath develops scientifically validated training and coach certification programs for self-regulation and heart rhythm coherence to improve health and well-beinge. HeartMath also develops scientifically-validated HRV (heart rate variability) coherence technologies, including the award winning emWave and the Inner Balance technology to optimize heart-brain synchronization http://www.heartmath.com. Deborah has co-authored with HeartMath founder Doc Childre Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anger, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression. Deborah has appeared in documentary films, numerous telesummits, and hosted webinars with Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life and with trauma specialist Dr. Bessel van der Kelk on healing trauma with heart rate variability coherence training.
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