When you live with a chronic illness like Meniere’s disease, it’s very easy to fall into a negative mindset.
The anxiety, depression, stress, and emotional turmoil can overwhelm you in an instant. But this simple technique can help to calm you down and bring you back to a more positive mindset in less than two minutes.
It’s called the Quick Coherence technique and was developed by an incredible organization called HeartMath, whose mission is to study and understand the connection between the heart and the brain. The technique was designed to create a more balanced state of alignment between your thoughts and emotions.
It’s really powerful and the easiest way I know to turn around a bad day. I hope you find it helpful!
Steps to change your mindset with the HeartMath Quick Coherence Technique:
Step 1: Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.
Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable)
Step 2: Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life.
Suggestion: Try to re-experience the feeling you have for someone you love, a pet, a special place, an accomplishment, etc. or focus on a feeling of calm or ease.