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Being happy is good for your heart and with hypnotherapy you can create an attitude of gratitude. Hypnosis is the prefect tool for you to find that place of happiness within you. Take the time now and learn more about self-hypnosis and be sure to get my MP3 hypnosis download, Orange Blossom.

From WebMD, February 17, 2010 Study: Happiness Good for the Heart – Positive People Have Less Heart Disease

Whether you view the glass as half empty or half full may help determine your risk for heart disease. Just as negative emotions such as depression, anger, and hostility are risk factors for heart attack and stroke, happiness seems to protect the heart.

After accounting for known heart disease risk factors, the researchers found that the happiest people were 22% less likely to develop heart disease over the 10 years of follow-up than people who fell in the middle of the negative-positive emotion scale.

People with the most negative emotions had the highest risk for heart disease and people who scored highest for happiness had the lowest risk.

This observed protection persisted even when naturally happy people were experiencing transient depressive symptoms. The findings do not prove that happiness protects the heart. It is just speculation at this point, but there are several possible explanations for how happiness may protect the heart.

They include:
* Healthier lifestyle: Happy people tend to sleep better, eat better, smoke less, and get more exercise. All of these things lower heart disease risk.
* Physiological impact: Happiness may produce a host of positive chemical changes — such a reduction in stress hormones — that are good for the heart.
* Genetic influences: It could be that people who are predisposed to happiness are also predisposed to have fewer heart attacks.

If we are able to change people’s level of positive affect we may be able to lower their risk for heart disease. The researcher recommends devoting at least 15 to 20 minutes a day to doing something enjoyable and relaxing. And make sure this activity is not the first thing to be abandoned on a busy day.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

There are numerous strategies that could help naturally negative people become happier, including:

* Express gratitude on a regular basis.
* Practice being optimistic.
* Engage in frequent acts of kindness.
* Visualize one’s best self.
* Savor joyful events.
* Practice forgiveness.

Finally, regular exercise and sexual activity and good sleep are all associated with increased self-reported happiness. Read Happiness Good for the Heart.

In grad school we were taught that how you relate to the issue, is the issue. That means that when life happens I have a choice as to how I will respond. I know from my own experience and from over 36 years if working with people that hypnotherapy can help you see that half-empty glass as half-full and getting fuller. Use self-hypnosis and create happiness and joy in your life. You can learn more about hypnotherapy by reading Moore On Hypnosis.

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