The HeartMath Method
The scientifically validated HeartMath Method to reduce stress, is based on changing your heart rhythm patterns into coherent ones. You need positive emotions to become coherent, so in fact you are managing your emotions.
HeartMath’s research shows how emotions change our heart rhythm patterns. Positive emotions create coherent heart rhythms, which look like rolling hills – it’s a smooth and ordered pattern. In contrast, negative emotions create chaotic, erratic patterns.
Using a heart rhythm monitor, like HeartMath has developed, you can actually see your heart rhythms change in real time as you shift from stressful emotions like anger or anxiety to positive feelings like care or appreciation. Coherent heart rhythm patterns facilitate higher brain function, whereas negative emotions inhibit a person’s ability to think clearly. Coherent heart rhythms also create a feeling of solidity and security and reduce stress.