Written by Ronna P. – 1 on 1 Provider Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00
As a Licensed 1:1 HeartMath Provider, I get to experience the benefits of the HeartMath technologies in many ways. First for myself and then with the results reported to me by my clients. Recently, I was able to see the benefit of the emWave2® for my 15 year old daughter! My daughter, a normal teenage girl, tends to disregard a bit of what “dear old mom” suggests to her. She knew that I was “into” HeartmMath and had been using the emWave2 consistently for myself. She knew I was sleeping better and had more patience with her lately. But still, being a bit of a skeptic, she was reluctant to try the technology herself.
One evening, just before her semester finals, my daughter wasvery stressed out because she had so much studying to do. She also had a major visual report to create in her Advanced Placement European History class – a poster board depiction of a major time line in history. She told me that she'd never get all of her work done that night. She had papers spread out all over the floor, poster board, markers, and photos she'd cut out to illustrate her project. It was a complete mess! "I just can't do it mom!", was her complaint.
I suggested that she spend a few minutes on the emWave2 just to get more focused for her project. She rolled her eyes but agreed to try it. After about 5 minutes on the emWave2, she nodded off in a light sleep for a few minutes. She opened her eyes again and spent a few more minutes watching the emWave2 computer screen. She disconnected from the computer, skeptical, as usual. "I still have to do the work", she grumbled.
I went about my business and finished making dinner. About 30 minutes later, I looked over to where she had resumed work on her poster project. To my surprise, she was just putting the final touches on a very complicated visual story board of European history!
I asked her how she got the project done so quickly. Her response was genuine: "I was just able to focus on it and everything fell into place. That emWave really works, mom!" I knew enough not to gloat or say "I told you so!", but just remarked, "hey, maybe you will want to start using theemWave2 regularly to see if it reduces your overall studying time."
Starting the new semester, she's done just that. She gets on the emWave2 for about 5 minutes before studying and she tells me that she feels that it's cut down her overall study time, by helping her stay focused and on task. This leaves her more time to do the fun things a teenager likes to do, like talking with friends, and watching TV and just hanging out. For both of us, that's a success story!
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 February 2011 11:16 Written by Anonymous Wednesday, 23 February 2011 15:53
Six years ago I was a busy professional working to build a growing business in the midwest. I enjoyed working with my clients and had a great family and social life. However, I was not dealing with everyday stress and at times was not sleeping well. During an episode of driving tired I fell asleep at the wheel, cartwheeling my car several times. Fortunately, I was driving alone and did not hit or injure anyone else. The accident resulted in a closed head or diffused axonal injury followed by several years of rehabilitation.
While my brain was healing and rewiring itself I experienced a high level of anxiety which was treated with several medications ranging from tranquilizers to anti-depressants and for a short period an anti-psychotic. I had worked hard to regain what I had lost in memory and some functional areas. The anxiety, however, was creating a barrier to which I could not break. I would spend days in bed and weeks not leaving my home. Naturally a gregarious person, I was very sad and was losing hope that I would get better. Having exhausted my savings on standard protocol treatment and rehabilitation I was at a loss where to turn next.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:48 Written by Jennifer Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:53
It’s interesting how things sneak up on you isn’t it? For several years now I’ve been dealing with anxiety. But I never admitted it to anyone, not even myself. So when I moved into a new neighborhood in Georgetown, I found I could no longer ride comfortably on the underground transportation system due to anxiety – I absolutely could not get on the Metro. Anxiety was keeping me above ground – Since everyone at work rode the Metro, it was a simple little symptom that I could point to when asked why I didn’t ride it. So I did. For three years until I’d finally had enough.
Last spring I went to visit Dr. Kogan at the Center for Integrative Medicine. He had been referred to me by a mutual friend who was also a Physician. Later I found out that she had spoken to Dr. Kogan about me in terms of “slight agoraphobia.” This was much more to the point.
The first time I met with Dr. Kogan we spent hardly any time at all talking about the Metro. Instead he asked lots of questions about my childhood, my day to day life and the number of times a day I felt anxiety – any kind of anxiety. Slowly, as I answered his inquiries I realized the truth. Anxiety was (and had been) affecting me for some time. In fact, it had snuck up on me and taken over my daily routine.
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