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What you can expect

During the 2×3.5 hours weekend Mindfulness workshop you will be introduced to a wide selection of Mindfulness and heart coherence exercises as well as the theory and tips on how to internalise a mindful attitude into daily life. After this weekend you will know how to do the Mindfulness exercises and how to apply Mindfulness in your daily life.
In a group of min. 4 and max. 9 people you will do the Mindfulness exercises after detailed explanation from me as trainer and followed by sharing experiences, questions and further explanation if required. The workshop has a good build-up as we will start with the more simple exercises focussed on training your attention and connecting to your physical body. Then Breathing exercises and heart meditation (heart coherence) and learning how to connect and listen to the intuïtive intelligence of your heart.
Halfway through both days there will be a tea break to let all the knowledge and experiences sink in and to give us all the opportunity to talk freely in an informal atmosphere.
At the end of both days a printout of all practised exercises and meditations as well as a summary of the theory will be given to all participants.

During the Mindfulness course or workshop we will also be doing Heart coherence training. By practising Heart coherence you can influence your autonomic nervous system resulting in a beautiful harmonious heart rate (see image below). This is what we call a coherent heart rate. When you reach coherence, your immune system, nervous system and hormone system all follow the harmonious rhythm of the heart. This results in you feeling like you are ‘in the flow’ as well as many other benefits as clearer thinking, more energy, more tranquillity and better resilience. When we do the Heart coherence exercises you can see your heart rate on a computer as well as the effect of the exercise as you do it!


Heart Coherence in Amsterdam and Haarlem – English spoken

Heart Coherence
In Amsterdam and Haarlem – English spoken

What does heart coherence do?

Rhythmic variations in a heartrate is a coherent heartrate. When you are in a state of coherence your hormone-, nervous- and immune system tune up to this harmonious rhythm of your heart, so you are ‘in the flow’ or ‘in the zone’. When you’re in the flow you will find that you have more energy, you feel happier and brighter, you can think more clearly and creatively- also during stressful situations. This is because blood flow to your neo cortex (your ‘thinking brain’) is increased and cortisol levels decrease while production of hormone DHEA increases.

The picture below shows the heartrate of someone just sitting on a chair, although this person is at this moment not exposed to stress the heartrate is clearly chaotic. Halfway you see a shift to coherence with a simple heart coherence exercise. Experience how you can bring yourself in ‘the flow’ and what this can mean to you!

Heart Coherence stress coaching

The power of heart coherence

You can say to someone that he/she should think more positively, feeling more positively or behave differently. But very little chance this mere verbal advise will help at all- it is nothing more than an idea, a thought. So if you’re thinking ‘I will cope better with stress’ it mostly remains just a thought.
When you want to make a change in how you act, think and feel, you need to make a change at a more basic layer: your physiology.

As you see in the image above, even in a rested position the heart rate is pretty chaotic. Your whole body is in a chaotic state and even your organs, including your brain, get their blood and oxygen supply in this chaotic way. Learn how to apply the simple exercises of heart coherence in your daily life and you change fundamentally. This fundamental change in your physiology will automatically make a positive change in your thinking, feeling and acting. Also people who have been depressed or have symptoms of depression can experience great improvements.

Results of heart coherence

Studies conducted with over 11,500 people have shown improvements in mental & emotional well-being in just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath training and technology:
Heart Coherence stress coaching results research
24% improvement in the ability to focus    30% improvement in sleep
38% improvement in calmness
46% drop in anxiety
48% drop in fatigue
56% drop in depression

If you start today, you will reek the benefits one day sooner than if you start tomorrow

To sign up for stress coaching, or for further information, please Contact me.

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Heart Coherence stress coaching
Heart Coherence stress coaching
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