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Heart of healing 2009

  1. 1. The Heart of Healing
  2. 2. Study: Emotions and Heart Disease Researchers from John Hopkins University in Baltimore have discovered sudden emotional stress can result in severe but reversible heart muscle weakness that mimics a classic heart attack.  It’s called “stress cardiomyopathy” Ref: The New England Journal of Medicine, 2005;352:539-548
  3. 3. Emotions and Heart Disease  Often misdiagnosed as a massive heart attack.  Caused by a surge in adrenalin and other stress hormones that temporarily ―stun‖ the heart.  Symptoms are similar to a typical heart attack including chest pain, fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath, and heart failure.
  4. 4. Emotions and Heart Disease  Scientists have found a new link between emotions and disease — people who are angry, hostile and depressed have higher levels of a protein in their blood that has been associated with heart disease.  Edward Suarez of Duke University - 121 healthy men and women took personality tests that assessed their levels of anger, hostility and depression, and then tested their blood for a substance called C- reactive protein (CRP).
  5. 5. Emotions and Heart Disease in Women  People who have high levels of CRP are more prone to heart attacks and stroke.  CRP is produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body.  Higher levels of inflammation are thought to increase the risk for a variety of health problems, including heart disease  Results: The study subjects who scored high on the tests for anger, hostility and depression had CRP levels two to three times higher than those who scored low  Ref: Suarez et al., Journal Psychosomatic Medicine, Sept, 2004
  6. 6. Why are so many of us so INFLAMED?  Repressed feelings and emotions, held back words and thoughts, experiencing loss and abandonment, rejection and hurt, grief, etc.  Body Symbology – what are our bodies trying to tell us?  Not just heart disease – but why all the breast cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, obesity = all inflammatory diseases
  7. 7. Fear and Heart Disease in Women  Women with phobic anxieties, such as the fear of crowded places, heights or going outside are at higher risk for fatal heart disease than women with fewer or no anxieties  Ref. Circulation: Feb 1, 2005 Journal of the American Heart Association
  8. 8. Anger and Exhaustion  “People who reported being highly prone to anger and also scored high for vital exhaustion were 69 percent more likely to have a heart attack or a sudden cardiac death than their counterparts who reported being less prone to anger and scored low for vital exhaustion."  Ref: Janice Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control  Presented at t he American Heart Association's Asia Pacific Scientific Forum, April 24, 2004
  9. 9. Depressed postmenopausal women  Four-year government study of 93,676 women across the United States.  Found depressed women have a 50 percent greater risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those not depressed  Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Feb, 2005
  10. 10. Mind-Body Medicine How to control your thoughts The interaction of the nervous system, immune system and endocrine system = Psychoneuroimmunology
  11. 11. Smiling versus Frowning Fake it til you Make it! SMILE FACTS:  It is 2.5 times easier to smile than to frown.  It takes 43 muscles to frown, but only 17 muscles to smile.  Smiling stimulates our nervous system to produce "cerebral morphine". This hormone gives us a pleasant feeling and has an anesthetic effect.
  12. 12. Use Positive Affirmations  I’m Alert, I’m Alive, I Feel Great!  Let Go of the Past, Reach to the Future  The Body Believes Every Word You Tell It
  13. 13. Basic Energetic Principles Where Thought, Feelings, Emotions and Sensations Go…….Energy Follows……… (If you learn to stop your thoughts - you stop sensations – therefore reducing pain and suffering – learn discernment, to ―discriminate‖ and ―eliminate‖ – save yourself and others from the suffering) Form Follows Thought – if you are angry, the body will appear angry (hyper-tense, hardening of the arteries, heart attack) – if you are loving you will look light and stay young in spirit
  14. 14. Definitions of Coherence  Clarity of thought and emotional balance The quality of being orderly, consistent,and intelligible (e.g. a coherent argument)  Synchronization between multiple systems A constructive waveform produced by two or more waves that are phase-or frequency- locked (e.g. lasers)  Ordered patterning within one system An ordered or constructive distribution of power content within a single waveform; autocoherence (e.g. sine wave)
  15. 15. Entrainment  In physiology, the term is used to describe a state in which two or more of the body's oscillatory systems, such as respiration and heart rhythm patterns, become synchronous and operate at the same frequency  The degree of order and stability in the waveform that reflects the rhythmic activity of any given physiological system over a specified period of time
  16. 16. Map of Consciousness Power Versus Force – by David Hawkins, M.D. Life View Energy Log  Despising – miserable -  20 humiliation  30  Vindictive –destructive - blame  50  Condemning - hopeless - apathy  75  Disdainful – regret - despondency  100  Punitive – frightening - anxiety  Vengeful – anger - aggression  150  Inspiring – hopeful - optimism  310  Merciful – accepting - forgiveness  350  Wise – meaningful -  400 understanding  500  Loving – reverence – revelation  540  Oneness – joy – serenity  600  All-being – peace - illumination
  17. 17. Energy System of the Heart  Heart Chakra is located beneath the breastbone – the thymus is the master gland of the immune system and is located in this area.  The heart chakra is developed between the ages of 6-8 yrs old and deals with feelings of unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion and the opposite feelings such as anger, grief, envy, jealousy, bitterness and resentment  ―I hate you – I love you‖
  18. 18. Healing State Positive Emotional States and the Heart  Love, care, appreciation and compassion the heart produces coherent or smooth rhythms that enhance communication between the heart and brain.  Positive heart qualities produce harmonious rhythms that are considered to be indicators of cardiovascular efficiency and nervous system balance. They've also been shown to produce beneficial effects that include enhanced immunity and hormonal balance.
  19. 19. Energy Medicine  The more control you have over your subtle energy system and emotions – the greater the protection from others who are negative, manipulative, destructive, angry, hostile or violent.  We use terms to describe energy – cling-ons, entity, energy cyst, energy armor,  Energy stagnation  “Lighten-up, wiped-out”