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Biofeedback Software and Therapy. Deepak Chopra and Wild Divine.

Article / Review by on December 23, 2010 – 1:38 pmOne Comment

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What is Biofeedback and Neurofeedback?

The physiological activity that is going on inside your body and nervous system is a process that is constantly changing, moving and responding. It responds to what happens to the outer world around you, but also to your inner world of thought, perception and emotion.

Indicators like heart rate, respiration, blood circulation, body temperature and others adjust themselves constantly based on the feedback they get from the bodies inbuilt senses, to find the optimal balance in state. These vital rhythms define your very life. Your health, wellness and performance.

But what if this activity is out of balance?

Many modern health problems, such as tension headaches, stress related anxiety, hyperventilation, high blood pressure, forms of chronic pain, as well as attention and mental performance problems (ADHD) stem from neurobiological dysfunctions, as well as from behavior and lifestyle patterns.

In that case, we should not simply only rely on pills and medication, lifestyle, stress, or in other words behavior, can also be a cause for health and performance problems.

BiofeedbackMany researchers, clinicians and health professionals are becoming increasingly interested to understand the role of the human nervous system and behavior in health and performance. This is the exciting scientific field where psychology and physiology meet.

Biofeedback and Neurofeedback refer to technology which enables us to literally see what the body is doing, in real time.  It’s like having a mirror in which we can see the physiological signals the mind – body system, and this enables us to notice and learn how we can gain control over our physiological state, our stress levels, attention and performance.

How does Biofeedback and Neurofeedback work?

Biofeedback is most often based on measurements of:
• Blood pressure
• Brain waves (EEG)
• Breathing
• Heart rate
• Muscle tension
• Skin conductivity of electricity
• Skin temperature

By watching these measurements, you can learn how to alter these functions by relaxing or by holding pleasant images in your mind.
Electrodes measure your heart rate, blood pressure, or other function. A monitor displays the results for both you and the trained practitioner to see. A tone or other sound may be used to let you know when you’ve reached a goal or certain state.
While the practitioner describes stressful situations and guides you through relaxation techniques, you can see how your heart rate and blood pressure change in response to being stressed or remaining relaxed.

Biofeedback teaches you how to control and change these bodily functions. By doing so, you feel more relaxed and may be able to help treat such conditions.

Conditions Treated by Biofeedback

Biofeedback is particularly useful with can help with stress-related conditions where there is sympathetic or adrenal stress. It is also useful for conditions where there is inadequate control over muscle groups or muscle dysfunction. Conditions treated with biofeedback include:

  • stress
  • headaches
  • asthma
  • muscle injury
  • pain relief
  • insomnia
  • TMJ
  • high blood pressure
  • digestive disorders
  • attention deficit disorder
  • incontinence
  • poor posture
  • tennis elbow
  • golfer’s elbow
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • hyperactivity
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • ringing of the ears
  • constipation
  • twitching of the eyelids
  • esophageal dysfunction

Biofeedback Therapy and Training

Biofeedback therapy is the type of training that helps people gain control over physiological reactions that are normally unconscious and automatic.

Deepak Chopra, M.D., has written more than forty books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages and sold over 20,000,000 copies. Among his most notable books are The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, How to Know God, and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and his newest release, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment. Chopra is also the author of more than one hundred audio and videotape series, including five critically acclaimed programs on public television. In 1999 Time Magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine”. Dr. Chopra currently serves as CEO and founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being at the La Costa Spa in Carlsbad, California.

Biofeedback Software

Wild Divine’s relaxation training products artfully combine state of the art technology with beautiful visuals, soothing sounds and effective meditation and breathing techniques to help you uncover your body’s natural ability to counter the effects of stressful situations and live a happier, more balanced life.

The “inner-active” programs allow you to witness and transform the rhythms of your thoughts, emotions and states of mind as they play together on the screen.

Founded in 2001, Wild Divine is a pioneer in the emerging lifestyle technology market. We are committed to designing and developing unique whole-body relaxation training programs that help people reduce stress and live happier and more balanced lives.

Relaxing Rhythms Guided Training Program

biofeedback software relaxing rhythmsExperience the benefits of active well-being with Relaxing Rhythms

• Learn effective breathing and meditation exercises lead by leading experts in the field
• Practice these exercises as you receive personal, real-time feedback on-screen
• See and feel results from the very first step, in as little as fifteen minutes.
• Achieve a new level of  freedom of the effects of stress.

Watch your responses in real-time, on screen!
Practice these time-tested techniques along with your mentors as you listen to relaxing music and watch soothing visuals transform on your screen. Or switch to the Grapher Mode and track your reactions as they rise and fall in synch with your state of mind, thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

Finally, you’ll complete each step by practicing your new skills during the interactive feedback events. 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! As you begin to master your new skills, you can increase the difficulty level of each challenge for hours and hours of deep contemplative practice.

Relaxing Rhythms monitors your responses to activities and provides active feedback that helps you learn how to activate and balance yourself. The technology in Relaxing Rhythms measures your reactions to your physical and mental energy. This input drives the beautiful challenges on-screen as you practice the meditation and breathing techniques from the expert guides in each step. The grapher screen allows you to track your measurements as you transform the rhythms of your thoughts, emotions, and state of mind. By following the 15-Step Guided Training Program, you’ll begin to see positive, measurable results from the very first step!

The Passage Complete Set Biofeedback Training Software

The Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage. The First in “The Journey to Wild Divine” Adventure Gaming Series.

“The Journey helps people to see how a few concentrated minutes of deep breathing can have long-lasting effects.” ~Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Step out of time and into a realm of endless possibility, where you’ll practice breathing and meditation techniques, like the heart breath, an ancient yogic breathing technique that will help you achieve control over your responses to situations in life, including stressful situations.

Wearing three active feedback finger sensors that track your responses, you’ll learn to use the power of your thoughts, feelings, breath and awareness to:

* Increase relaxation
* Restore balance and vitality
* Improve focus, concentration, and feel less stressed

Wise mentors will teach you the skills you need, empowering you with yoga, breathing and meditation skills.

Build stairways with your breath, open doors with meditation, juggle balls with your laughter, and so much more. The Journey makes active feedback, a popular method of self exploration, easily accessible and empowers you to take control of yourself, literally, into your own hands.

Customer reviews of Deepak Chopra Wild Divine

Some customer reviews of Deepak Chopra’s biofeedback software for relaxation training found on the web:

Independent customer review on Wild Divine, Relaxing Rhythms:

Biofeedback Software Game reviewby Kim Higgins – I’ve had this program about 3 weeks and have finished the 15 steps, now I’m ready to go back and do my favorite meditation/breathing exercises.
I look forward to doing the program nightly and it has re-sparked my commitment to meditation. I like that you can spend as long as you like in meditation, although sometimes the words of wisdom/guidance seem too short in the beginning of the meditation, and I yearn for more. A lot of focus on breath in the exercises. I also have Wild Divine‘s “The Passage” an am using the biofeedback sensors from that program. I much prefer “Healing Rhythms” because of the focus on meditation. “The Passage” has short bouts of breathing exercises and you have to keep your hand on the mouse quite a bit-plus it’s very visually stimulationg, which keeps me from creating my own mental pictures. “Healing Rhythms” is much more soothing and healing and I’ve had some great visions and dreams as a result of the program.

Independent customer review on Wild Divine, The Journey:

Biofeedback Software Game reviewby Kathryn Richardson – If this is a game, then “War and Peace” was a short story. Wild Divine is more like a series of new friends teaching you meditation, breath control, and mindfulness. It uses a biofeedback mechanism that is easy to set up on your computer – no expensive black boxes, no appointments to keep, and no stress management trainer required. Don’t look for scores or points; look to yourself. As an earlier reviewer said: you gain from this what you put into it.

There are no right answers in WD – or wrong ones, either. It is easy to become so caught up in the beautiful environment that it’s hard to pull away. People might say that about “Grand Theft Auto” or “Doom” too, – nothing “wrong” with that, but WD in a far healthier, quieter, and beautiful environment to explore and the only opponent is within you.

(By the way, for an enhanced experience, try using this with a big screen TV for a monitor! The teachers and guides seem even more intimate, impressive and real – it’s as if they are in the room with you.)

Another independent customer review on Wild Divine, The Journey:

Biofeedback Software Game reviewby J. Ingram – This product came to my attention while investigating www.whatthebleep.com and I recommend it emphatically for anyone who has bi-polar and ADD or ADHD children or adults in your family. This wonderful bio-feedback video game will help everyone learn to control their own body. With that, one can start to control their emotional issues by closing their eyes and focusing on the kite or the levitating ball or the magic carpet or even the fireplace and calm him/herself or wake him/herself up at work. Sometimes the stress just gets overwhelming at work, and 5 minutes of this meditation game – you’re back to your old self again. It’s fantastic!!! Get it now and please don’t wait. No mouse or Keyboard, just your thoughts, breathing, pulse rate and galvanic skin response makes your world move in this learning tool. It is worth the price and so much more. I have 6 computers, I plan to open a small store and I will sell this to people and let them try it on my computers. This is a must for anyone who lives and works in the new millenium. Buy it! Now!

Again – customer review on Wild Divine, The Journey:

Biofeedback Software Game reviewby S. Pasricha – The Journey’s price tag might raise an eyebrow. Why would you want to spend down so much money on a game? Because The Journey will most likely be one of the most innovative games you’ve ever played which will have remarkable and perceptible repercussions on your everyday life. The exercises and techniques that you will learn in The Journey will help you to reduce stress and anxiety in your life, and teach you to use your meditative mind to regulate your body’s physiology for improved creativity and performance. Even after completing The Journey, I often find myself revisiting certain parts of the game to relax and calm down at the end of the day, and it’s really effective. Think of this game as an investment.

The next installment of the Wild Divine series won’t require you to buy the hardware again, and there are already several enterprising fans of the game have already begun producing free applications to perform basic biofeedback graphing using the biofeedback equipment. I highly recommend this game to anyone – you owe it to yourself to give it a try, especially with the 30-day unconditional money back guarantee offered by the developers. If you do try it, you will find The Journey to be a fantastic voyage of self-discovery that offers an incredible sense of immersion and a learning experience you will never forget!

Our Overall Rating and Recommendation

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These are such incredible products that our advice is to just go and buy the Super Bundle Pack they have, at 39% discount. Otherwise, you’ll just find yourself going back and buying more and more, and paying much more!

The Super Bundle Pack includes everything Wild Divine has to offer – the flagship 15 Step Guided Program Relaxing Rhythms (previously known as Healing Rhythms), along with the original ‘best seller’ The Passage: Journey to the Wild Divine, acclaimed expansion pack Wisdom Quest, and the add-on software The Grapher.

With just a few minutes of practice each day, Wild Divine’s products can transform your computer into a beautiful and engaging experience of relaxation and balance, helping you to increase your energy level, restore balance and improve your ability to connect to the world around you in profound ways.

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One Comment »

  • William Ryan says:

    This is a good introduction to what is biofeedback and how it can be used to alleviate everyday stress related problems which we all face.

    These Wild Divine programs are very effective for in-home, or even in therapy settings to introduce and fine tune the benefits of meditation, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

    I agree with you they are worth evaluating for anyone who seeks better health and more peace of mind.

    Kudos!

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