In recent years neuroscientists have discovered that the heart has its own intelligence, a complex independent nervous system that is referred to as the brain in the heart. Getting the heart into a positive rhythm can directly send a signal to the brain, allowing the two to synchronize and literally transform anger, frustration, and irritation into compassion, empathy, and calm.
In Transforming Anger we learn how thoughts and feelings get stored in the nervous system and create cellular triggers of irritation, frustration, and anger. We then learn how to get beyond the mechanical negative pull of these triggers. The authors teach us to control our heart rhythms using a 60-second freeze-frame technique: an exercise that calms the mind, synchronizes the nervous system, and increases the level of internal coherence, so that we can clearly and quickly see the options for dealing with anger. This technique can be used anytime and anywhere, and puts us in a zone in which we are able to feel calm, compassionate feelings for ourselves and for others.
For lasting change, we learn to build emotional assets; depersonalize the actions of others, identify resistance to change, and keep the practice going. --from the publisher
About the Authors:
Doc Childre is the founder and chairman of the scientific advisory board of the Institute of HeartMath, the chairman of HeartMath LLC, and the chairman and CEO of Quantum Intech. He is the author of seven books and a consultant to business leaders, scientists, educators, and the entertainment industry on Intui-Technology®. His HeartMath System and proprietary heart rhythm technology for coherence building, called the Freeze-Framer®, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, Prevention magazine, Psychology Today, Army Times, New York Newsday, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and on NBC's Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN Headline News, CNN.com, as well as numerous other publications and television programs around the world.
He and his coauthor Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., wrote Overcoming Emotional Chaos. He also wrote The How-To-Book of Teen Self-Discovery and coauthored The HeartMath Solution and From Chaos to Coherence.
Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is a psychologist and author with thirty years of experience as an educator and business executive. She is President of Quantum Intech, overseeing strategic alliances and the expansion of HeartMath technologies worldwide. Dr. Rozman is a key spokesperson for the HeartMath system, giving media interviews and keynote addresses on heart intelligence and Intui-Technologies for executives, scientists, and health professionals throughout the world. She is the author of four books and is listed in Who’s Who in California.