Stress reduction techniques create the atmosphere for a healthy body and a happy mind. Only, you have to USE THEM before they can work!
If you’re struggling with using relaxation techniques or are having trouble getting started, you may want to try a stress reduction tool. We have used tools since the beginning of our time to help us survive and evolve. Modern day tools help you in countless ways:
Communication (phones, computers)
Work (hammers, electric tools)
Travel (automobiles, planes, trains)
Entertainment (TV, games, CDs, videos) and the list goes on…
So, why not use tools to help you relax and reduce stress?
In fact, your computer can become your stress reduction techniques tool. Wild Divine is one company that provides relaxation-training programs that use computer hardware and software. Here’s a description of one of their products:
Relaxing Rhythms is an interactive system that provides immediate feedback on your response to relaxation practice activities. The product includes:
- Feedback hardware and finger sensors
- Over 30 guided meditation and breathing practices
- 15 Fun and interactive Active Feedback Events with variable difficulty settings
- A Graphic Mode to track your body’s signals (like pulse and breathing rate) in real-time
- Digital Training Guide & Users Manual
- Installation disks for PC and Mac
Here’s how it works:
You turn on your computer and attach flexible sensors to your fingers, then open the Relaxing Rhythms program. The program includes mentors who take you step by step through the various practice exercises as you listen to relaxing music and watch soothing visuals transform on your screen.
Through interactive feedback, you watch your thoughts, emotions, and state of mind at play in beautiful on-screen surroundings as you learn to juggle balls with your laughter, build a stairway with your breath, and meditate to open doors!
The practice mentors (guides) include top experts like Depak Chopra, MD, Dean Ornish, MD, and Andrew Weil MD.
You learn fast because you can see the results of your practice activities immediately on the computer screen. You can see how different states of mind, thoughts, feelings, and emotions affect your heart rate, breathing, and other indicators of stress and relaxation.
As you begin to master new skills, you can increase the difficulty level to keep it interesting and challenging.
Tools like Relaxing Rhythms help you rediscover your body’s own natural ability to relax and let go of the day’s stress and overload.
You can make using stress reduction techniques easy and fun with technological tools like Relaxing Rhythms. And… if this one’s not right for you try another tool like HeartMath’s emwave.
These types of tools provide real-time feedback on how you’re doing. You can see and feel results from the very first step, in as little as 15 minutes. Why, you’ll learn effective breathing and stress reduction techniques without even knowing it while you’re having fun.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself continuing to use these programs for the shear joy of it, even after you’ve mastered all the stress reduction techniques.
Most importantly, you can use stress reducing tools like this to free yourself from the damaging effects of stress. With just a little practice, you’ll be able to quickly and easily start integrating these new skills into your daily life for a healthy body and happy mind.