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STRESS - LEARN HOW YOU CAN MANAGE IT (Stress Transforming Technology - the emWave process)

November 21, 2018

 

(Up to 90% of all health problems are related to stress - American Institute of Stress).

 

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Manage stress & anxiety as it arises.

  • Control excessive physical responses to stress.

  • Mediate unhelpful thought patterns.

  • Create positive emotional states.

 

Through a program called emWave you can obtain immediate biofeedback.  This biofeedback enables you to learn the skills to synchronise a range of key factors influencing stress, such as:

  • Heart rhythms.

  • Balancing of the involuntary nervous system.

  • Increase heart-brain communication.

  • Access to a range of supporting physiological systems.

 

Synchronising the above enables you to self-regulate the stress response and thus improve your health. 

 

The Science behind the emWave Technology

 

The emWave technology system is based on decades of scientific research on stress, emotions, heart / brain interactions and the impact of these on Heart Rate Variability and the nervous system.

 

  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV):  Rather than a constant interval between heart beats the rhythm of a healthy heart is irregular with the time interval between consecutive heartbeats constantly changing.  This naturally occurring beat-to-beat variation in the heart rate is called heart rate variability (HRV).  These variations in heart rate are generally overlooked when average heart rates are measured.

 

  • The analysis of HRV serves as a dynamic window into the function and balance of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).  HRV is due to the synergistic action of the 2 branches of the ANS, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.  The sympathetic nerves act to accelerate heart rate (eg during stress), while the parasympathetic nerves slow it down (eg whilst relaxing).  The sympathetic and parasympathetic are continually interacting to maintain cardiovascular activity in its optimal range and to permit appropriate reactions to changing external and internal conditions.

 

  • Some of the factors affecting the activity of the ANS are our breathing, exercise, emotions and even thoughts.  Research has shown that that one of the most powerful factors that affects our heart’s changing rhythm is our feelings and emotions.  In general, emotional stress such as anger, frustration and anxiety gives rise to heart rhythm patterns that appear irregular and erratic.  Erratic patterns can indicate that the signals produced by sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves are out of sync. Under these conditions the body is operating inefficiently with extra wear and tear on the system.  In contrast, positive emotions and less stressful experiences create smooth heart rhythm patterns and a balanced nervous system.

 

Source:  HeartMath research:  For further scientific information please go to: www.heartmath.org/research/overview.html

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