Science has shown that positive emotions can help shift and replace our stress-producing feelings and perceptions. This serves to counterbalance the depleting effects from our stressful reactions and also positively affects our psychological and physiological levels.
One of the most effective ways to help ourselves and help humanity at the same time is to deepen our heart connections with each other. Neuroscience has found that our brains are wired for positive connections with others. When we’re in heart-based interactions, our brains release feel-good chemicals that have beneficial effects on our entire system.
In today’s world, the prevalence of loneliness is on the rise, giving birth to what Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the surgeon general of the United States, refers to as an “epidemic of loneliness.” With the detrimental impact this has on our mental and emotional well-being, loneliness has become a pressing public health crisis. This article explores the profound effects of loneliness, the fraying of social connections, and the importance of nurturing human connections.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to express our appreciation for all the dedicated mental health counselors, therapists, and coaches, including HeartMath Certified Professionals, who help so many people around the world improve their mental and emotional health with tools for building heart coherence.
Heart coherence is a naturally occurring state, yet for most, it often comes and goes depending on life situations. Our research shows we can intentionally learn to increase heart coherence, and we have found that one of the most effective ways to facilitate this is with HeartMath’s coherence-building technology.
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