Stress Relief for the Modern Age
Stress is all around us. Every day tensions and challenges can creep up on us and escalate to levels of adrenal fatigue, burn out and chronic illness. Many health problems are related to stress- we are drowning in stress from life’s multiple demands – work, school, children, health appointments, shopping, cooking, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Biofeedback therapy is a non-drug oriented treatment and educational tool that involves clients learning to monitor and moderate their heart rate and muscle tension. Heartmath system is especially helpful in assisting you to learn how to transform anxiety and stress while improving well being and overall health. Using state of the art technology, Heartmath is like a video game for stress management. It is fun and interactive, and even includes entertaining games and escalating challenging levels as you progress!
Finding your Inner Balance
Balance does not occur in the absence of hardship. Deep peace is attained when you learn to calm your mind and heart in the midst of adversity.
This innovative emotional management and stress reduction system helps regulate one’s emotions to help improve performance, enhance resilience, balance health and recuperate from illness. Illness is a mind-body-heart issue that you have influence over. Emotions and feelings affect the human body and negative emotions can create and exacerbate chronic illnesses. However, positive emotions have been evidenced to improve creativity, enhance coping skills, facilitate problem solving and promote emotional regulation. With this technology, you can see in real time how your thoughts and emotions affect the nervous system and heart. Your attitude and emotional state impacts your wellness, cognitive performance, learning ability and mental clarity. You will learn skills to manage your stress and physiological arousal which helps with managing negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive emotional states that lend towards more mind-heart-body and emotional balance.
How I Can Help
I utilize the HeartMath system in conjunction with the arts. During the session, the therapist attaches a sensor either to your earlobe or finger to capture heart rate information. You paint, draw, move or create a clay piece while being monitored for heart rate coherence as you fulfill the activity and explore various artistic mediums. We work to reduce your stress and bring greater mind-heart-body balance to your life while easing difficulties in coping with difficult demands of the modern daily life. Through using the HeartMath techniques, we work to balance your health, renew vitality and improve your performance in life through evoking more positive emotions and taking responsibility for one’s thoughts and actions. You will learn various breathing, visual imagery and imaginal techniques that will assist in calming your nervous system, heart rate and mind.
Heartmath biofeedback is applicable for use with clients suffering from the following conditions:
- headaches and migraines
- insomnia and sleep disorders
- anxiety disorders
- emotional dysregulation and stress
- chronic pain and chronic illness
- abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome
- performance anxiety
“The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart.” ~ William Hazlitt
If you are looking for biofeedback sessions in Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley or White Rock, feel free to call me at 778-389-9234 for a free 15 minute phone consultation or to email me at email@example.com.
Source: “Culbert, Timothy P, M.D. HeartMath – A Practitioner’s Guide: Applications of the emWave Pro Stress Relief System”. 2014.