For people who care deeply for others, it is often difficult to distinguish between balanced care and over-care. Over-care is misconstrued as affection, compassion, care-taking or empathy. An example of over-care is worry. Does worrying really do anything for someone else? Worrying does however, take a toll on your own health: causing stress, anxiety, aging, inflammation and contributing to the creation of chronic disease.
For a therapist or health care professional, over-care is dangerous, easily leads to burnout and can actually reduce the benefits that our caring could have for another.
MICH training involves knowing how to catch ourselves in over-care, and how to come to a truly heart-centered place of compassion which does not deplete us energetically, and very effectively and measurably provides tangible support for the other person.
Your coherence can affect another’s
We are now able to measure the electromagnetic field generated by the heart out to more than 5 feet beyond our skin. Blood samples of people taken before and after interacting with each other, (even at a distance of 5 feet or more) show that the relatively “incoherent” state of a stressed individual can be strongly and positively influencedsimply by being in the presence of someone who is in a relatively more coherent state – for up to 4 days!
Bringing interconnectedness to life
This is just one way of experiencing the interconnectedness and wholeness of life. We are not conscious of how our every thought and feeling is streamed to the earth and all living beings. We are not fully aware of the energetic impact we have on each other, on humanity as a whole and on nature.
It is no accident that at the same times as the greatest crises of our existence we are also remembering the language of the human heart that can heal the separation that caused the current crises.
MICH is an instrument of holism, of bringing these deeper dimensions of reality and potential for hope to all humanity.
How to care in a way that is truly supportive and effective
In today’s exercise you will learn to use your heart’s energy field and intelligence to reduce stress levels and optimize your own inner “coherence”. Coherence corresponds to efficient or optimal functioning of your body’s systems due to a measurable degree of order, harmony and stability in the various rhythmic activities over any given time period.
You will be using your heart to affect the vagus nerve of your parasympathetic nervous system so that it initiates your body’s relaxation response with instructions to release enzymes and proteins like prolactin, vasopressin, and oxytocin, which calm you down. These practices measurably and immediately reduce cortisol, inflammatory cytokines and other stress markers associated with chronic disease. They also increase, evendouble anti-aging hormones such as DHEA.
This exercise is for sharing with as many people as you think might be interested in making the world a better place.
For more free self-care resources, including free course samples and access to webinars and class exercises, sign up here.
Judyann McNamara – ND, DHom, CCH
Originally a physicist and biomedical researcher, Judyann has had a clinical practice for over 15 years, has held conferences since 1984 and has been a teacher of courses in physics, health sciences, homeopathy, holism and spirituality since 1975. To learn more about Judyann, visit her profile page in our Professional Directory, click here to read more posts by Judyann.
If you feel that engaging with this deep level is your calling, then don’t miss the opportunity to join the new group that is forming now. You can apply here to get started or get in touch with us directly by calling (514) 486-2716 or emailing [mailto][email protected][/mailto]. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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