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De-Stressing Mom is a Gift for the Whole Family

The loving caregiver becomes harmoniously attuned to the child, and the child’s brain can then function more harmoniously. More importantly, the beneficial effects of loving contact or proximity between caretaker and child can be amplified by the adult consciously adopting a more sincere loving or caring emotional state, thus introducing increased heart coherence into the electromagnetic field.

10 tips to help moms reduce the stress load and restore emotional balance:

  • Get into heart coherence and get attuned to your own heart. Take inventory – where am I out of balance? What is draining me? Get clear answers and take some conscious steps towards fixing what’s not working. Share the technique with whole family. Do it together.
  • Lose the martyr role if you have it. It is actually counter to true caring for others – it creates codependency and heart incoherence, whereas true care for self creates balance.
  • Your health is critical. People can endure chronic stress for only so long before they burnout and get sick. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, adequate exercise and eating nutritiously for your body’s needs.
  • Ask for help. There is no prize for doing it all and doing it alone. Join a mother’s club, reach out to friends, hire help, delegate chores and childcare to family members. It does indeed “take a village” to raise a child.
  • Practice appreciation and gratitude. Send genuine feelings of appreciation to your child and if that’s hard to do because your child has become problematic, then connect with the feeling of love or appreciation you had when he/she was first born and send that feeling to your child now. This activates the body’s biochemical systems that help to diminish stress and stabilize your psyche. Also send some compassion to your kids and yourself.
  • Communicate openly with your family about stress. Agree to give more latitude to each other so that if someone is irritable at times, it’s not taken personally. Be sure to explain Mom and Babythis to your children, because they usually can’t understand the depth of what adults are experiencing. Be as positive around children as you can and reassure them when things are tough, they’ll improve. Have a family dialogue about what each member can do to have less stress in their lives.
  • Enjoy each other. Be in the heart together – play games, watch or participate in sports, share meals, talk.
  • Check out HeartMath’s helpful e-booklets: Solving Sleeplessness, Stopping Emotional Eating, Transforming Stress, Easing Fatigue, Understanding Care, Securing Our Children’s Future, and more titles for children and teens.
  • Try HeartMath’s emWave® 2, our award-winning stress-busting tool. Using this feedback device to get into heart coherence, you can transform tension into relaxation and clarity.
  • ‘Like’ our HeartMath My Kids! Facebook page. You’ll find free games, tips and age-appropriate techniques for teaching children how to shift to the qualities of the heart and build coherence.

 

Emotions give meaning to our lives.  The power of emotion can enrich our lives beyond measure – meaning, color, texture.  Understanding the power of your emotions is vital for having a fulfilling, healthy life.  Click to receive this Free e-booklet, The Power of Emotion.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.

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12:06AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

Definitely! Mom holds everything and everyone together!

3:07AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Thank you so much for the good advice, it was really nice. Mothers are the ideals of their children and it needs great care and love on the mother's part to nourish a child.

1:41PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

I tend to do everything and worry about everyone. Now that my youngest is 24yrs and away from home I am still worrying...and now we have 8 grand-children more to worry about. So,Laura R.I think your mum will still be worrying about you all.

9:10AM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

8:09PM PDT on May 30, 2013

Thanks

3:22PM PDT on May 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:32AM PDT on May 30, 2013

My mom is one of those who does everything for her children, and she has a lot of stress. We try to help her, and maybe now that we all start moving out of home, she'll have more time for herself. She's a great mom!

8:39PM PDT on May 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

3:07PM PDT on May 29, 2013

As I have always said...when Mom's happy, everybody's happy!

3:07AM PDT on May 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

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