Stress is not something to be simply ignored. I mean, we can probably all agree on that, right? Oh, we can try to ignore stress, of course, but it can still have huge impacts on our well-being, mental clarity, focus, self-image, and physical health. Because we can FEEL it. We can feel it in our bodies, in our hearts and our minds, and oftentimes even in the way that we talk to ourselves.
In fact, some professionals believe that “toxic stress” can even be held onto and stored in our bodies in the form of physical sensations, pain, and/or ailments and disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So it’s no small thing to say that it’s important to adequately process and release stress.
But how do we do that?
Sometimes, a good self-care approach involves really listening to and becoming more aware of your heart.
You might not know this, but your heart generates an incredible, expansive electromagnetic field — one that is significantly greater than the electromagnetic field generated by your brain, and one that is, in fact, the largest electromagnetic field generated throughout your whole body. You might have imagined that your brain was the one running the show behind the scenes by sending messages telling your heart what to do, but the truth is that your heart is constantly sending its own messages to your brain and to the rest of your body. In fact, biofield science is all about studying how the energy field of the heart communicates — how your heart’s energy field can both influence and be influenced by the energy fields of other people around you — and this concept is arguably one of the foundations of energy healing practices like reiki.
The video below is a mini-tutorial on my Marshmallow Heart Technique for stress management and reduction, and it is the second in a series of four stress management videos that I’ll be releasing over the next few weeks. The Marshmallow Heart Technique is an adaptation and expansion on both the HeartMath Institute’s Quick Coherence Technique and Melissa Tiers‘ Heart Coherence process as described in her book “The Anti-Anxiety Toolkit” — with, of course, my own unique, quirky spin, including a lot of visualization and meditation cues… and, of course, lots of marshmallow references. 😉
The Marshmallow Heart Technique takes advantage of complementary processes — experiential visualization and heart coherence — so that you can begin to learn how to tap into the power of the energy field of your heart to release stuck emotions and stresses, while simultaneously employing the power of visualization to tap into your subconscious mind’s ability to create behavior change, habit change, and changes in your day-to-day lived experience.
Oh! And here’s a handy little written summary of the process that you can use as a reference guide to help you practice the Marshmallow Heart Technique in the future (but you really do need to watch the whole video at LEAST once to experience the full impact and benefits, so don’t be tempted to skip it; you’ll just be cheating yourself 😏):
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Oh yeah… and if you want more… I’ve got more! 🙂 More in-depth tools and tips, that is, that will be included in many of the courses soon to be released as part of my coming-very-soon online school, the Not Socially Acceptable Life (Un)-Learning Academy, at NotSociallyAcceptable.Life.
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- The Secret Art of Feeling Sh*tty: How to Feel Like Cr@p Like a Bawse!
- How to Sleep Your Way to the Top: A Field Guide for Those Who Just Aren’t Getting Enough 😉
And don’t forget to practice speaking kindly, gently, sweetly, and softly to yourself. Your heart will thank you, and you deserve it.