Cultivating a Growth Mindset and Emotional Well-Being

Researchers used to think that emotions were purely mental expressions, generated by the brain alone. We now know that this is not true; emotions have as much to do with the body as they do with the brain. Of all the bodily systems, the heart has been found to play a particularly important role in emotional experience, especially anger. Science has discovered how ordinary people can easily learn to shift their heart rhythms and bring their emotions quickly into balance. As they do so, a remarkable thing happens. Their feelings and perceptions change. They break free of old emotional patterns.
Research has shown that one of the most powerful factors that affect our heart’s changing rhythm is our feelings and emotions.  Emotions have as much to do with the body as they do with the brain. Of all the bodily systems, the heart has been found to play a particularly important role in emotional experience, especially anger. Science has discovered how ordinary people can easily learn to shift their heart rhythms and bring their emotions quickly into balance. As they do so, a remarkable thing happens. Their feelings and perceptions change. They break free of old emotional patterns.

In general, emotional stress – including emotions such as anger, frustration, and anxiety, give rise to heart rhythm patterns that appear irregular and erratic. This can be likened to driving a car with one foot on the gas pedal and the other on the brake at the same time – creating a jerky ride, burning more gas and not good for your car! Likewise, stressful emotions can cause our body to operate inefficiently, deplete our energy, and produce extra wear and tear on our whole system. This is especially true if stress and negative emotions are prolonged or experienced often.

Several strategies are consistently helpful when done consistently: Cardio exercise, deep breathing, deep relaxation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). As a certified Anger Management Specialist and Life/Career Coach I encourage all my clients to participate in these activities, teach EFTtapping in session and perform guided relaxation and visualization. My clients are accountable to me for participating in these modalities between sessions and may keep logs.

My schedule is flexible, working with clients in office RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY and on the internet. Complimentary Consult: 516 623 4353 http://www.balanceandpower.com

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