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Reprinted below is the ninth in a series of articles from our newest client, HeartMath, LLC, that deals with how stress impacts our lives and what can be done to relieve it. Leaders face unprecedented demands to manage extreme pressures, while maintaining some semblance of effectiveness and well-being. Add to that the stunning complexity of the global economy, and many leaders are short of breath and short of hope. Yet the picture is far from hopeless. There’s a striking capacity within the human system to transform stress and regain lost energy and vitality. This has been the focus of HeartMath for the past 15 years. In the mid-1970s, I developed a strong desire to learn how to enhance performance while reducing stress. I was an actor, singer and dancer in New York, and I knew that managing my emotional state was key to my success. If I was too nervous, preoccupied or arrogant, my performance suffered. As I learned to transform emotion and act more from my heart, my performance improved dramatically. In 1980 I met Doc Childre, founder of HeartMath, and realized he had addressed the problem of stress on the personal, team, and organizational levels. I became inspired by the prospect of helping people learn to transform the daily stresses that burden our spirits and rob us of the passion to care. Stress affects all aspects of life. Just as the boundaries between personal and work life grow blurry, so does stress carry over from one event to the next. We recognized that to reduce the stress overload, we needed to understand the stress impact on human physiology and organizational effectiveness and create a simple set of valid tools to apply before, during, or after stressful experiences. From research, we know that stressful emotions—such as anxiety, time pressure, and feeling overwhelmed— create chaotic patterns in the rhythms of the heart, which are transmitted to the cortical areas of the brain and other parts of our bodies, diminishing our effectiveness, well-being, and performance. Changing this stress response changes the physiology. This can be done in the moment. When you give people practical tools to transform the stress response and to be more supportive of colleagues, you can achieve remarkable improvements in staff and customer retention and satisfaction. Commit to reducing stress as part of your performance and talent management. Through the 1990s, many leaders prided themselves on being “stress athletes,” believing they could forever withstand the barrage of stress and emotional turmoil unscathed. Today we have a healthier respect for the effects of chronic stress. Which part of business is not adversely affected by stress? We see it manifest in soaring healthcare costs; in the alarming rise in use of medications for sleep and anxiety disorders; in the loss of key employees who aren’t willing to ruin their health and vitality in an unappreciative culture; and in the defection of key customers annoyed by a lack of responsiveness to their concerns. A sensible program for transforming stress can be justified in four ways: more customer satisfaction, less staff turnover, reduced healthcare costs, and improved staff well-being and performance. All managers know they need to get better at execution and innovation. Many see the link between stress, performance, and innovation. Staff retention is also a big concern, as well as health care costs. Several companies have achieved seven-digit cost savings within the first year as a result of implementing HeartMath’s stress programs. As you give your staff tools to neutralize stress, you gain a more efficient, effective, and inspired workforce. Many organizations have seen reductions in fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and depression, as well as improvements in employee productivity, communication, and satisfaction. To enable people to recognize and transform the stress response quickly, we developed interactive exercises (built on the principle of learning to regulate the heart’s rhythmic patterns) and a handheld Personal Stress Reliever. Many organizations now provide these tools to staff to boost performance and health while reducing anxiety. Bruce Cryer is President and CEO of HeartMath LLC, an innovative performance improvement firm. HeartMath works with several top 10 U.S. hospital systems, as well as Britain’s NHS, and its research-based program has received the Management Innovations Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Bruce is on the faculty of several leadership programs including the Stanford Executive Program and the Center for the Health Professions at UCSF. His article, “Pull the Plug on Stress,” was published in the Harvard Business Review. He is the co-author (with Doc Childre) of “From Chaos to Coherence: the Power to Change Performance.” Copyright © HeartMath. Since 1991 HeartMath has been dedicated to decoding the underlying mechanics of stress. HeartMath is internationally recognized for their solutions to transform the stress of change and uncertainty, and bring coherence and renewed energy into people’s lives. Research and clinical studies conducted by HeartMath have examined emotional physiology, heart-brain interactions, and the physiology of learning and performance. Through their research they have demonstrated the critical link between emotions, heart function, and cognitive performance. HeartMath’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, and Preventive Cardiology, as well as business journals such as Harvard Business Review and Leadership Excellence. HeartMath’s organizational clients include NASA, BP, Duke University Health System, Stanford Business School, Redken, Kaiser Permanente, Boeing, and Cisco Systems, as well as dozens of school systems and thousands of health professionals around the world. To learn more about HeartMath, go to www.heartmath.com.
One-in-five Americans (21%) and nearly two-in-five (39%) uninsured Americans say they would wait for health reform legislation to be fully implemented before researching and buying health insurance, according to a new survey conducted in April 2010 by Opinion Research Corporation and sponsored by eHealth, Inc.The survey also reveals that many consumers expect reforms to be fully implemented in 2010, including many provisions that are not scheduled to begin until 2014. Elements of reform scheduled to begin in 2014 include: access to private insurance regardless of any pre-existing medical conditions, the creation of government marketplaces or "exchanges," subsidies to help cover the cost of health insurance, and a requirement to have insurance. Nearly one third of adults surveyed (31%) believe all of the major health reform programs will be available to the public before the end of 2012. The top reforms slated for 2014 that people are expecting in 2010 include: more than half (60%) believe insurance companies will no longer be able to deny their insurance application because of a pre-existing medical condition, nearly two-fifths (39%) expect government exchanges to be up and running, more than one-third (37%) expect to get subsidies to help them buy health insurance, and one-in-three (33%) believes consumers will be required to buy insurance. Among the uninsured, more than half (62%) believe that their applications for health insurance can't be denied because of a pre-existing medical condition in 2010, and over half of the uninsured in the survey (56%) also believe government exchanges and subsidies will be available in 2010.Of those that were uninsured, nearly half (44%) believe there is "no risk" in going without health insurance coverage until government programs become available. Among young adults, one-in-three (37%) shares this point of view. Overall, more than one-in-four Americans (27%) believes there is "no risk" in going without health insurance coverage until government programs become available."This study reflects what we're hearing from consumers every day in our customer care center," said Gary Lauer, president and CEO of eHealth, Inc. "A significant portion of the population has unrealistic expectations for health insurance reform and its short-term impact on their lives and health. We believe health reform holds promise for a better system, but the risk of waiting four years until it's fully implemented could be severe. A study published last year in the Journal of Public Health showed people without health insurance were 40 percent more likely to die than those with insurance. And, aside from the health risks, the financial risks people face if they have an uninsured medical expense can also be disastrous. Americans need to know that they have health insurance options available today that can help protect them and their families."To access the entire article or for more information, please follow the link below:http://news.ehealthinsurance.com/pr/ehi/health-reform-survey-lack-of-awareness-158012.aspx NOTE: eHealthInsurance is one of BAC Medical Marketing’s affiliate program members.
Reprinted below is the eighth in a series of articles from our newest client, HeartMath, LLC, that deals with how stress impacts our lives and what can be done to relieve it. Will acts of kindness and generosity enhance our health, increase our longevity and make us happier? Can genuine altruism be a remedy for stress? When we act on behalf of other people, research shows we feel better and more secure and experience less stress. Does altruism have a physiological basis? Using MRI scans, scientists have identified specific regions of the brain that are very active during deeply and compassionate emotions. Stephen Post, Ph.D., head of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, told WebMD: “This is the care-and-connection part of the brain. States of joy and delight come from giving to others. It doesn’t come from any dry action – where the act is out of duty in the narrowest sense.” What Post is describing is heartfelt giving. Neurochemicals also enter into this picture of altruism. A recent study has identified high levels of the hormone oxytocin in people who are very charitable toward others. But what about the heart? The Institute of HeartMath, a nonprofit research and education organization in California, has studied the physiology of and relationship between the heart, stress, and emotions for 17 years. Dr. J. Andrew Armour, a leading neurocardiologist on the Institute of HeartMath’s Scientific Advisory Board, has found the heart contains cells that synthesize and release hormones such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine, among others. More recently it was discovered that the heart also secretes oxytocin, commonly referred to as the “love” or “bonding” hormone. Remarkably, concentrations of oxytocin produced in the heart are as high as those found in the brain. When you are altruistic – lending a helping hand – your oxytocin level goes up, which helps relieve your stress. Altruistic behavior also may trigger the brain’s reward circuitry – the feel-good chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. However, the hormonal benefits of the good deed depend on the genuine intent of the act of altruism. Research shows that altruistic people are healthier and live longer. In one study that followed over 400 women for 30 years, researchers found that 52% of those who did not engage in volunteer work experienced a major illness – compared with only 36% of those who did volunteer. In a British poll of volunteers, half of those surveyed said their health had improved over the course of volunteering. One in five even said that volunteering had helped them lose weight. Another large research study found a 44% reduction in early death among those who volunteered – a greater effect than exercising four times a week. And a recent investigation conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research found that older people who are helpful to others reduce their risk of dying by nearly 60% compared to peers who provide neither practical help nor emotional support to relatives, neighbors or friends. You can learn to cultivate altruism using the HeartMath® System. HeartMath experts say that giving to others should be balanced with self-care so you don’t burn yourself out. Giving is most effective when it comes from a genuine sense of heartfelt care rather than a feeling of duty or “I should.” The heart-focused techniques of the HeartMath System help people to align themselves more fully with their core values and to actualize more care and compassion in their daily lives. Practice of these techniques has also been linked to beneficial changes in hormones that profoundly affect our health, happiness and longevity. Integrating HeartMath practices into your life helps you reduce stress while increasing your generosity from the heart. Benefits of Altruism: · Promotes emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health. · Boosts your self-esteem and confidence. · Increases your longevity. · Givers are more open to receiving gifts and experiencing appreciation. · Provides a way to express your feelings about someone or an issue. · Builds connections and relationships with others. · People gain knowledge about the cause and issue they give to. · Giving to a community or globally is caring that uplifts consciousness. For more scientific information go to: www.heartmath.org. Copyright © HeartMath. Since 1991 HeartMath has been dedicated to decoding the underlying mechanics of stress. HeartMath is internationally recognized for their solutions to transform the stress of change and uncertainty, and bring coherence and renewed energy into people’s lives. Research and clinical studies conducted by HeartMath have examined emotional physiology, heart-brain interactions, and the physiology of learning and performance. Through their research they have demonstrated the critical link between emotions, heart function, and cognitive performance. HeartMath’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, and Preventive Cardiology, as well as business journals such as Harvard Business Review and Leadership Excellence. HeartMath’s organizational clients include NASA, BP, Duke University Health System, Stanford Business School, Redken, Kaiser Permanente, Boeing, and Cisco Systems, as well as dozens of school systems and thousands of health professionals around the world. To learn more about HeartMath, go to www.heartmath.com.