In this second blog and video Michael shares the importance of recognizing the bi-directional highway between our heart and our brain. He discusses the important role that our heart plays in sending signals to the brain regarding our safety. When we sense danger we send a message from the heart to the brain that we are under threat. The autonomic nervous system is affected and our body begins to produce adrenaline and cortisol without our conscious awareness.
These two hormones allow the body to react appropriately in the face of real danger. However, what happens when we simply think anxious or fearful thoughts. What if we relive in our minds a dangerous situation we experienced in the past. This can affect our heart rate (our coherence) and create the environment for adrenaline and cortisol to be produced.
Our understanding of this bi-directional highway is so important in understanding human behaviour and emotions in the workplace. Leaders who are informed and take time to understand our unique physiology and the Heart / Brain connection are better prepared in understanding human behaviour in the workplace.
We hope you will take a few minutes to explore this new video in our series. Please feel free to comment as we want to hear from you