Elevated Emotions and the Science behind how they can Boost Health and Immunity

Elevated Emotions and the Science behind how they can Boost Health and Immunity

There is no denying it’s a stressful time as things continue to escalate in relation to Covid-19, and haven’t we seen some downright crazy things – from the brothers in New York who cleared out all local stores and amassed 17,000 bottles of hand sanitisers to sell at a profit, to the women in Australia fighting over stockpiling toilet paper rolls.  There are differing points of view, and it’s hard to know what information is reliable.  The economy has taken a huge hit and livelihoods are at risk. However, there is an ever-growing body of scientific research we can draw on and implement easily, that have been proven to boost the immune system and help you to feel more calm during adversity. “We have lots of data pointing to the same conclusion over and over again – that the control we have over our health and well being is far greater than most people realise” – Ellen Langer, PHD, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University This post will share insights that can help you shift from stress and fear into the elevated emotions associated with boosting immunity and emotional well being. Thoughts and Emotions Our thoughts and emotions affect every cell in our body, and they even have the power to change our genes.  Stress, fear, anger and other survival emotions take a toll on both physical and mental health – they can go as far as suppressing the immune system.  Stress is a well known contributing factor to the onset and exacerbation of most serious illnesses and disease.  The flip side is that elevated emotions such as kindness, compassion, gratitude...