Biofeedback is one of the most effective tools available for stress relief and personal growth and the ThoughtStream™ personal biofeedback system from The MindPlace Company is an excellent, fully portable biofeedback machine that will help you to quickly become deeply calm and focused.
Disable “fight or flight” with a biofeedback machine
The fight or flight response to emergencies emerged long ago in human history during the time when all humans faced real physical threats to their survival. The “threats” that we now live with usually only exist in our minds, but our bodies still react as if they were real. Stressful events, whether they are real or imaginary, can produce strong emotions, which in turn cause physical responses from the sympathetic nervous system – the network of nerve tissues that helps prepare the body to meet emergencies.
Not everybody reacts to stress in the same way, and some of us are more prone to go into the flight or fight response than others. When our minds perceive danger, our bodies react by releasing stress hormones, and our muscle tension, blood pressure and heart rate increase. While this is a useful response when we really are in danger and need to react to save ourselves, it can become problematic if we do not learn how to respond to ordinary, everyday stress in a healthy way and many of us today are living in a state of constant “fight or flight” – better known as chronic stress.
Our whole mind/body system is influenced by our thoughts, feelings and behavior and when our body regularly produces physical responses to stress, they can become habitual – When the body is aroused over and over again, one or more functions may become permanently overactive. This constant state of stress causes tremendous negative effects to our health. Energy resources in the body that are normally used by our immune system are now being redirected to prepare for flight or fight and recent studies estimate that a staggering 80-95% of all disease can be attributed to chronic stress. When you become more aware of your body’s responses, you can be more in control – you can learn to change inappropriate reactions. And nothing works better to become aware of your body’s responses than a biofeedback machine.
The ThoughtStream biofeedback device
The Personal Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) Biofeedback System of the ThoughtStream biofeedback machine measures the tiny, rapid fluctuations in skin moisture that are associated with the degree of psychological stress/arousal via a compact palm sensor. These changes are then presented to you both visually and audibly. You hear a sound through the headphones and learn to lower the pitch, or make the LED’s on the display turn from red to green.
Additionally, ThoughtStream’s optional Mental Games multimedia software can be used to easily fine-tune your ability to relax and focus at the same time. The ThoughtStream biofeedback machine is a cost-effective yet high-quality and durable device that teaches you how to improve your responses to stress quickly and effectively. This biofeedback machine is easy to use, it does what it promises and the USB connection allows you to easily track your progress.
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