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Glen Rein, Ph.D., and Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
Journal of Scientific Exploration. 1994; 8(3): 438-439.
We have recently defined two new physiological states in terms of their unique electrophysiological characteristics (1). These states are generated using specially designed mental and emotional self-management techniques which involve intentionally quieting the mind, shifting one’s awareness to the heart area and focusing on positive emotions (2, 3). Time-domain and frequency spectral analysis of heart rate variability, pulse transit time and respiration were used as electrophysiological measures of these states. The "entrained state" is characterized by the entrainment of the high and low frequency regions of the HRV power spectra to the 0.1 Hz range. The deeper "internal coherence state" is achieved when the amplitude of the HRV oscillations is reduced...
At Sustainable Self, Inc. we are in the business of helping global leaders have difficult conversations about the future of our global systems from a state of coherence.
We do this using a variety of facilitation techniques, but the most common question we receive is: what the heck is coherence?
Coherence is a state of mind. It is the result of practices that allow your heart and your brain to sync-up. One of the easiest and quickest paths to coherence is through the intentional self-generation of positive feelings such as compassion, care, love and other renewing types of emotions. In this state, your heart guides your brain waves to shift from erratic - staccato - pattern to more sine-like - harmonious - one. This is important for a variety of reasons:
All of our coaching and consulting packages involve the use of biofeedback devices like the HeartMath Inner Balance Sensor for iOS.
Benefits of coherence:
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What makes the Sustainable Self model unique is incorporation of holistic systems perspective that brings humanity and sustainability to the forefront of corporate governance and leadership development. Our Signature Depth Assessment explicitly helps large size organizations across sectors identify opportunity for architectural innovation. That is, how can your organization use existing infrastructure and capital to meet the demands of the new environmental paradigm? We do this through interventions designed to help leadership re-define the problems they are facing to meet the...