No matter what. Right?
– Well, maybe not.
As a court reporter, I needed to maintain my composure at all times, no matter what happened in a deposition or trial or how I felt about it. After years of suppressing my emotions in my career, I understood what feelings were intellectually but had difficulty expressing them. And needs? Clueless. This ignorance resulted in several damaged relationships and three failed marriages.
Two years after attending an introductory course presented by Rasur Foundation International, where I learned about the powerful, scientifically-proven processes of HeartMath Institute’s Quick Coherence Technique, NonViolent Communication, and Rasur’s Heart-Brain Insight, I became certified in 2011.
Feelings and needs are universal – no matter our age, culture, religion or beliefs, social-economic status, or education. The foundation of all human conflict stems from reacting to sensations (i.e., feelings) that arise in us when we have unmet needs:
SAD? ANGRY? WORRIED? SCARED? ANXIOUS? = UNMET NEEDS
HAPPY? SATISFIED? EXCITED? AT PEACE? = MET NEEDS
When we are faced with a stressful situation, our amygdala (the part of the brain that manages emotions) rapidly scans past memories of similar events, pumping “fight or flight” hormones (i.e., adrenaline, cortisol, etc.) faster than we can think. As these stress hormones flood our body, the heart beats faster, breathing is shallow, palms may get sweaty, we can’t think clearly, and our habitual patterns kick in – run, hide, or lash out. In the extreme, violence may result.
The amygdala can keep us trapped in a negative emotional loop, and we overreact to situations. This can lead to stress, heart disease, and other health challenges and prevent us from experiencing happiness.
The good news is we CAN stop the amygdala’s hold and maintain emotional balance, even in times of turmoil and stress.
I have coached people all over the world and presented interactive workshops and webinars that help participants achieve a state of coherence between their hearts and brains, greater clarity, harmony, and well-being.
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