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Coherence tools workshop


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Coherence Tools Workshop by Dr. Ahmed Watidy

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Coherence tools workshop

  1. 1. Practical Heart-Based Coherence Building Tools and Technologies for Improving Patient Outcomes Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
  2. 2. The mission of the Institute of HeartMath is to help establish heart-based living and global coherence by inspiring people to connect with the intelligence and guidance of their own hearts.
  3. 3. Synchronized electrical activity in the brain and nervous system underlies our ability to perceive, feel, focus, learn, reason and perform at our best.
  4. 4. Heart Coherence Is: A distinct mode of harmonious physical and psychological functioning that promotes emotional stability and optimal cognitive performance. When heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation. A state that builds resiliency – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted, leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.
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  6. 6. The Heart-Brain Relationship <ul><li>The heart has its own complex nervous system – the “Heart Brain”. </li></ul><ul><li>The heart sends far more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>The heart signals especially affect the brain centers involved in decision making, creativity and emotional experience. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Parasympathetic Constrict bronchioles Slow down heartbeat Increase secretion Increase motility Empty colon Empty bladder Stop secretion Sympathetic Dilate bronchioles Speed up heartbeat Secrete adrenaline Decrease secretion Decrease motility Retain colon contents Delay emptying Constrict Secrete saliva Dilate gland Stomach Bladder Spinal cord Sympathetic ganglion chain Parasympathetic Parasympathetic Adrenal
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  9. 10. HRV = The Heart Rhythm
  10. 15. Focus your attention in the area of your heart, in the center of your chest.
  11. 18. Quick Coherence <ul><li>Shift (to the heart) </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe the Feeling </li></ul>
  12. 25. <ul><li>Is portable and convenient to use anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Helps people gain a new sense of self control </li></ul><ul><li>Is used to improve mental clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Re-energize yourself </li></ul>The emWave ® PSR Portable Coherence Building Technology
  13. 29. emWave Modes <ul><li>“ Set-up” mode lasts 5-10 seconds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can adjust brightness and challenge levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Session” mode starts when “breath pacer” lights start moving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click bottom of red button to adjust volume level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click top of red button to see “coherence ratios” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 30. Coherence Ratio Calculation <ul><li>Dimly Lit Bars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% of Session </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brightly Lit Bars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20% of Session </li></ul></ul>
  15. 31. Coherence Coach ™ CD <ul><li>Narrated Instruction: the Quick Coherence Technique </li></ul><ul><li>Animations with Music </li></ul>
  16. 32. --This helps you balance your mind and emotions to regain clarity; then you can shift into attitudes and perceptions that magnetize effective solutions.
  17. 33. © 2007 Institute of HeartMath
  18. 35. © 2007 Institute of HeartMath Anchor Ask yourself, what’s a replacement attitude that could reduce the energetic static and provide clarity?
  19. 36. © 2007 Institute of HeartMath
  20. 37. © 2007 Institute of HeartMath
  21. 39. Freeze Frame: An emotional refocusing tool for stopping stress and increasing clarity in the moment. Neutral: An emotional refocusing tool for neutralizing negative feelings and thought loops. Effective Communication: A tool that enables you to listen to the essence and meaning behind the words. HeartMath Techniques
  22. 40. HeartMath Techniques Heart Lock-In ® : An emotional restructuring tool to establish increased physiological efficiency, mental acuity and emotional stability as the new baseline. Attitude Breathing ® : An emotional restructuring tool to replace inefficient attitudes with more productive ones.
  23. 41. <ul><li>Learning Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Use emWave & Quick Coherence as part of regular routine: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-4 times per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before going to bed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To “Prep”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prior to engaging in stressful situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before making a decision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To rapidly recoup and recover: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you get angry or frustrated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After a stressful interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extra credit: 10 minutes in the morning </li></ul>
  24. 42. Thank you for attending!