Heart-Brain coherence is when the frequencies emitted by the neurons of the brain are coherent with those emitted by the heart. This state of coherence corresponds with mental clarity, emotional balance, and better physical health.

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Heart-Brain coherence can occur spontaneously in sleep, and also be induced by intentionally generating positive emotional states (for example in states of gratitude, compassion, and good will).

Healing developmental trauma, healing childhood abuse, discharging the negative emotions and thoughts, mindfulness meditation, and completing the instinctive response of trauma can enable consistent and accessible heart-brain coherence.

Cover Emotions

A cover emotion is a kind of emotional protection. It is like a suit of armour, designed to protect the feeler from an underlying, sometimes unconscious, and always painful, emotion. The “real” emotion is like the person inside the suit.

In order to restore heart-brain coherence, and heal the brain – underlying emotional wounds need to be released and the wounds healed.

A person who feels grief and wants to feel better may instantly choose anger in its place. Anger masks the grief, and provides the energy needed to accomplish daily tasks. This can work for some time, however the anger will not go away until the grief is healed.

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Over time, anger can damage the body, and also pushes people away causing social isolation and feelings of loneliness. This is a particularly difficult pattern to endure because grief requires connection in order to complete itself. Until the underlying grief is healed, the anger may continue to act as its champion, causing damage to health or relationships in the process.

A trained counsellor can help you to identify and heal cover emotions. Rachel is a psychotherapist in Sydney, Brookvale who provides coaching and psychotherapy to help you master your emotions, (aka self-regulation), identify and resolve cover emotions, and heal the underlying emotional wounds.


When you experience an emotion regularly, the brain will grow neural connections, neurotransmitter receptors, and increase the activity of brain regions that correspond with that emotion.

The brain scans of long term practitioners of mindfulness meditators have shown increased activity and size of the brain regions that correspond to love, self-confidence, and processing emotions.

When you make a daily practice of gratitude the mind will perceive situations more positively. You will be able to see the positive opportunities and snatch them up! When we are in the habit of feeling cynical, we often do not even see these opportunities and they pass us by.

You can change the shape of your brain with other practices as well. Breathe work, trauma release therapies, spiritual psychotherapy, time in nature and with animals, and nurturing activities give us experiences that develop the brain to our benefit.

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We can create emotions deliberately by focusing the mind specifically. We can teach our minds, brains, and bodies to have a positive emotional bias. This means that if we practice gratitude on a daily basis, our brains and our behaviours will change according to gratitude. This practice can resolve feelings of depression and anxiety (that are not based in unconscious wounds), and will create emotional strength to heal the unconscious wounds when you are ready.

Trauma treatment to heal developmental trauma and childhood abuse can be an important part of your emotional mastery. Rachel offers trauma therapy in Sydney and e-counselling to support your healing and achieve emotional mastery.

It is important to note that negative emotions can also be connected to negative experiences. This is why simple affirmations can be harmful when it comes to creating positive moods. We need to be mindful that our memories cannot be bulldozed – we need to heal the painful emotions, as well as create positive ones.


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Rachel Anenberg, BA (Psyc), BSW, MSW (Master of Social Work) is a psychotherapist and spiritual coach providing integrative therapy. Her expertise as a psychotherapist come from a combined background and education in psychology, social work, and soul sciences.

Psychotherapy with Rachel can help you to heal depression, treat anxiety, recover from child abuse, adult abuse & narcissistic abuse. Genuine happiness is often out of reach because of unhealed past experiences. Psychotherapy can help you to get in control and feel naturally happy.


Disclaimer: All information obtained from Rachel Anenberg or anything written or said by her, is to be taken solely as advisory in nature. Rachel Anenberg and Freedom Healing Centre will not be held personally, legally, or financially liable for any action taken based upon their advice. The opinions expressed in this article are based on the research, studies, professional and personal experiences of the author.

The principles and techniques taught in this article are based on the personal and professional experience of the authour as a intuitive healer and psychotherapist, trained in Psychology (BA) and Social Work (MSW). Rachel Anenberg does not claim to be a doctor or provider of medical advice. The author is not a psychologist or psychiatrist and is not able to diagnose medical or psychiatric ailments.

By utilising the techniques in this article, the participant acknowledges that he/she assumes full responsibility for the knowledge gained herein and its application. The reader takes full responsibility for the way they utilise and exercise the information in this article.The key points discussed are guidelines and suggestions for the support of personal development. This article is not intended as a replacement for facilitated psychological therapies. Anyone using the information in this article acknowledges that they have read and understand the details of this disclaimer.

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