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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

HeartMath for Stress Relief

Apr 30, 2013 03:46AM

Local educator Leslie Maloney teaches relevant, applicable skills to manage stress based on the HeartMath system developed by researcher, author and consultant Doc Childre. In a four- to six-week curriculum, participants learn to integrate HeartMath practices into their lives and see in real time what is happening in their bodies as they make progress.

Stress poisons the body. Every stressful event floods it with stress hormones, making it difficult for the cardiovascular system, immune system and the brain to function well. Chronic stress causes signs of aging, inside and out.

Doc Childre devoted more than 30 years to understanding stress and developing ways that people can transform its negative effects. Childre found that a positive attitude creates a temporary stress relief; however, by also engaging the heart, positive feelings create stress relief that lasts and actually reverses the physical damage of stress.

“Consciously shifting to appreciation, compassion or another positive, loving emotion, the heart rhythms shift. This electrical shift in the heart creates a cascade of neural, hormonal and biochemical events that benefit the entire body,” says Maloney. “Blood pressure drops. Stress hormones plummet. The immune system pumps up. Anti-aging hormones increase. We gain clarity, calmness, control. This is what HeartMath is based on. It is a system that is designed to convert stress into free-flowing energy for fueling creativity, productivity and personal fulfillment.”

Call 321-432-4346 or email [email protected] for more information. Specializing in teen stress and family and women’s issues. Some scholarships available.

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