(By Doc Childre)
(1) If you are stressed, acknowledge your feelings as soon as you sense that you are out of sync or engaged in common stressors— feelings such as frustration, impatience, anxiety, overload, anger, being judgmental, mentally gridlocked, etc.
(2) Take a short time out and do heart-focused breathing: breathe a little slower than usual; pretend you are breathing through your heart or chest area.
(This is proven to help create coherent wave patterns in your heart rhythm—which helps restore balance and calm in your mental and emotional nature while activating the affirming power of your heart.)
(3) During the heart-focused breathing, imagine with each breath that you are drawing in a feeling of inner-ease and infusing your mental and emotional nature with balance and self-care from your heart.
It’s scientifically proven that radiating love and self-care through your system activates beneficial hormones and boosts your immunity. Practicing will increase your awareness of when the stressful emotion has calmed into a state of ease. The mind and emotions operate on a vibrational level. Slowing down the stressful vibration helps re-establish the cooperation and balance between heart, mind and emotions.
(Like an old electric fan that rattles until you turn it to a slower speed, which often quiets and restores the unbalanced vibration.)
(4) When the stressful feelings have calmed, affirm with a heartfelt commitment that you want to anchor and maintain the state of ease as you re-engage in your projects, challenges or daily interactions.
P.S. Doc Childre is the Chairman of the Global Coherence Initiative ("GCI") Steering Committee and founder of the Institute of HeartMath®, a nonprofit research and education organization which is a recognized global leader in researching emotional physiology, heart-brain interactions and the physiology of optimal health and performance. Doc Childre is the global authority on optimizing human performance and personal effectiveness as well as the originator of the HeartMath System® of practical, heart-based tools and technologies designed to help people of all ages and walks of life to reduce stress, improve performance and enhance health and well-being.
The GCI in turn is a science-based initiative uniting millions of people in heart-focused care and intention, to shift global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace. This project has been launched by the Institute of HeartMath® and is designed to help individuals and groups work together, synchronistically and strategically to increase the impact of their efforts to create positive global change.
The Inner-Ease™ Technique can be found in "State Of Ease", which is a freely distributed article in pdf form at the following site: