Emotional Stress , Positive Emotions and Psychophysiological Coherence

  title={Emotional Stress , Positive Emotions and Psychophysiological Coherence},
  author={Rollin McCraty},
3 Chris, a 45-year-old business executive, had a family history of heart disease, and was feeling extremely stressed, fatigued, and generally in poor emotional health. A 24-hour heart rate variability analysis 1 revealed abnormally depressed activity in both branches of his autonomic nervous system, suggesting autonomic exhaustion ensuing from maladaptation to high stress levels. His heart rate variability was far lower then would be expected for his age, and was below the clinical cutoff level… CONTINUE READING
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