The world seems to be waking up and more and more people are turning to alternative ways of living, alternative ways to healing and alternative ways to being.
I do believe that in the next 100 years, major changes in how we care for ourselves and others as research becomes exponential, it will change not only our lives as these methods are revealed but also have the potential to positively change and influence the lives of our ancestors.
As stress becomes a major factor in people’s lives and ill health prevails, it’s as though ‘getting as low as we can go’ is the wakeup call many of us need to start to re-evaluate life and to work out what’s important and what’s not.
According to the HSE, the total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2013/14 was 487000 cases (39%) out of a total of 1 241000 cases of all work related stress illnesses.
The 45-54 age groups had the highest incidence rate of all persons. The breakdown of mental ill health by precipitating event 2011-2013 includes Traumatic Events, Other Events, Home-Work Interface, Personal development, Changes at Work, Interpersonal Relationships and factors Intrinsic to the Job.
The breakdown of mental ill health by diagnosis 2011-2013 includes PTSD, Other Stress Symptoms, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Other Diagnoses, Anxiety & Depression, Other Stress.
The full stats of the research can be found at www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/stress/
I encourage you to reduce any stressors and make positive changes to your life and health as soon as possible.
Tomorrow isn’t promised!
The Institute of HeartMath are leaders in the area of heart based research having spent over two decades exploring heart coherence and the role of positive emotions.
‘Science of the Heart’ is Institute of HeartMath’s signature work and quotes ‘’Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation’’
It’s no surprise when we connect with our heart space that we are able to bring heart, mind and emotions into balance.
The benefits of getting into our hearts and out of our heads, reduces stress, builds resilience and allows our bodies to heal more quickly from symptoms of ill health. Long and short term memory is also improved allowing increased ability to focus and process information.
Compassion focused meditations, breathing exercises, listening to uplifting music and keeping a daily gratitude and appreciation diary allow for positive emotions to increase, taking us back to our hearts.
Positive emotions, thoughts and feelings all contribute to being more heart centred.
I would encourage you to explore and research in this area for yourself if you wish to understand more about heart centred living www.heartmath.org
Getting out of your head and into your heart will aid in balancing high stress situations. Making it part of your daily routine will benefit on many levels such as lowering blood pressure, having more meaningful relationships, increasing work performance as well as being able to react and respond to life in a calmer manner generally.
When you’re ready to take action, invest in yourself and want to learn the various tools and techniques to reduce stress, manage your emotions and become more heart centred, please do make contact. I have a range of therapeutic and holistic support strategies at www.bepositive.me.uk as well as offering specific love and relationship support www.wendyfry.com
Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become connected – Osho
From my heart to yours, with love,