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Healing Video Games. Biofeedback Software for Guided Meditation. The Wild Divine.

Article / Review by on November 17, 2011 – 1:57 am3 Comments

Healing Video Games. Biofeedback Software for Guided Meditation. The Wild Divine. 

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Wild Divine’s guided meditation and 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.

What is mind body medicine?

Hi, I’m Dr. Deepak Chopra, I’m the founder and Director of education Here at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in

I’ve been teaching and writing about mind body techniques and mind body medicine for 25 years. I’ve written about 40 books on the subject and every day I learn from my patients as I teach them as we.. there’s no question that your mind affects the body and your spirit is the source of both your body and your mind. Wherever a thought goes, a molecule goes with it.

For thousands of years, Indian yogis have known that they can through conscious intent influence their autonomic nervous system, control their blood pressure, reduce acid secretion in the stomach, change their heart rate, change their body temperature.

So yogis are known to have expertise in mind body coordination or mind-body control.

What is Stress Response?

Today, one of the biggest epidemics in our society is what we call stress.Healing Video Games. Biofeedback Software for Guided Meditation. The Wild Divine.

Stress is an inappropriate fight – flight response. So, in a stressful situation, we either run or we fight. This was all very well, when we were in a primordial forest and there was a tiger that wanted to eat us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But today this fight – flight response is very frequently elicited quite inappropriately.

You’re late for work, you’re in a traffic jam, your wife says something that you don’t want to hear, your children are disorderly and off you go.

The inappropriate fight – flight response is called the Stress Response. The Stress Response is responsible for all the major epidemics of our time. From cardio-vascular illness, heart attacks, strokes, premature death from these illnesses. Immuno – compromised people who are more susceptible to infections and cancer. And of course the most devastating epidemic of our time – addictive behavior, which leads to so many other diseases, all as a result of stress.

How can technology play a role in prevention and treatment of disease?

In the last 15 to 20 years we’ve seen meditation and yoga and mind-body coordination techniques and breathing techniques gain immense popularity. Both for prevention of chronic illness but also as adjunctive treatments in people who already have some kind of illness.

Meditation, stress management – extremely useful in things like migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers, muscular-skeletal disorders, hypertension, heart disease, patients coping with cancer. We have a lot of experience with that here.

And yet it takes a lot of time to learn these techniques. So it is really a matter of great joy for me and a lot of gratification that today we have technology that can help people learn these mind-body techniques much more quickly than it did in the past. What it took for people, even Yogis, several months or several years to learn, today can be facilitated through technology.

The technology of course that I’m speaking of is known as biofeedback. Biofeedback has been around for more than 30 years but only recently has biofeedback become quite sophisticated.

What is biofeedback?

Healing Video Games. Biofeedback Software for Guided Meditation. The Wild Divine.The two most common way of measuring a person’s stress level or how relaxed they are:

first –  the galvanic skin response. The galvanic skin response is what we measure when we do the lie detector test. So if somebody is stressed because they’re telling a lie, it immediately shows up in the flow of electricity in their skin. And so it’s a very good measure of whether you’re internally stressed or not.

And the other way to measure whether a person is stressed or relaxed, is something called heart rate variability. When you’re relaxed, when your body is flexible, when your consciousness is flexible, when you’re spontaneous, when you’re easy, you have something called increased RR variability. The interval between each heart beat varies because there’s flexibility in your consciousness, and therefore flexibility in your cardio-vascular response.

On the other hand, if you’re stressed, then because you secrete a lot of adrenaline, your heart rate doesn’t vary from beat to beat, it becomes very fixed, it’s like stressed people marching in an army. Boom, boom, boom, boom, at regular intervals.

So fixed RR interval is actually a measure of stress. Now it turns out that this RR variability is most sensitive, one of the most sensitive ways of knowing what’s happening in your mind and your emotions.

So if you’re thinking about smoking a cigarette and that causes a just a little surge of adrenaline, your RR variability gets quite fixed. Or if you’re thinking of someone who made a rude remark to you, or you’re harboring a grievance or resentment, or some little hostility, or you haven’t slept well the night before, or you’re worried about what’s going to happen at the office today, then that’ll show up.

In fact, RR variability is the most reliable sign of fetal health as well. You know, when the mother is pregnant and you measure the RR interval. If it varies in the babies heartbeat, then you can be sure that the baby is relaxed and alright and healthy. On the other hand, if the baby is distressed even in the womb, the RR variability diminishes and becomes fixed.

These are two very good measures of what’s happening in your consciousness, in your physiology, in your mind and in your emotions.

How does the Journey to Wild Divine work?

Now with biofeedback for example, this wonderful game that we’re introducing to you, called the Wild Divine, you can put these little electrodes, they’re so simple, these sensors, to put on your skin and they sense 2 things – galvanic skin response (the flow of electricity and the resistance to it) and they also measure RR variability.

And so, here we are now, I’m wearing the sensors, they go through this wonderful instrument which then translates that into computer software on my screen, and depending on whether I’m stressed or relaxed, the picture in the Wild Divine game changes.

I can do magical things if I’m relaxed – through breathing techniques, through meditation, through visualization, through putting intention and attention in my body, I can influence what’s happening in the video game.

I can go on a mythical journey, build bridges, go past canyons, open magical doors, do all kinds of wonderful things, where I’m doing it through my mind, I’m doing it through my emotions, I’m doing it by changing the flow of energy in my body.

Healing Video Games. Biofeedback Software for Guided Meditation. The Wild Divine.

Because ultimately a body is nothing but energy and information. Energy and information. Energy is influenced by attention – that’s the component of consciousness that influences energy. Whatever you put your attention on, you increase the energy. And information is intention. Intention is the trigger for transformation. Your body, being a field of energy and information, can be influenced through attention and intention.

So through this video game you can actually do wonderful things inside your body. You can regulate your heart beat, you can lower your blood pressure, you can change skin resistance, heart rate variability, in the future even brain waves.

But what I’m seeing here is that through this video game, in a few sessions, you are becoming a Yogi. You are learning that your mind, your body, your emotions and consciousness are one continuum.

How can The Journey Through the Wild Divine affect my mind-body wellness?

What I’m seeing here is that through this video game, in a few sessions, you are becoming a Yogi. You are learning that your mind, your body, your emotions and consciousness are one continuum.

This is a profound insight.

wild divine biofeedbackIn fact, I talk in my book “The book of secrets” that we’re not in the world – the world is in us; we’re not in the body – the body is in us; ultimately, we’re not even in the mind – the mind is in us. The body, the mind, the world, they happen to us as we curve back within ourselves and we create our mind, our bodies and ultimately experiences of the world.

So, welcome to The Wild Divine and start this journey of integration between your body, your mind and your spirit. And ultimately, change your relationships through this in a nurturing manner, change your environment so it becomes nurturing to you, and change your experience of the world.

But you have to start by understanding that your body, and your mind and your spirit are part of one continuum and that continuum is consciousness.

In a few years I see the possibility that a patient goes to the doctor and the doctor says to the patient: “Mr. Smith, you have irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and acid reflux. I can give you a prescription for 2 or 3 kinds of pharmaceuticals. Or, maybe you can play this game – The Wild Divine. And then play the game and see what happens. Come back and see me in two weeks”.  And maybe Mr. Smith doesn’t need the prescription anymore.

That’s going to happen. As we learn to influence our brainwaves we will be able to produce states of consciousness that are such that we won’t need to smoke that cigarette, or drink that alcohol, or take that drug.

The possibilities are endless. The journey has already begun.

Try The Wild Divine, see what happens. You’ll be surprised that you have immense power, immense control, immense influence to what’s happening in your body. Through choices that you will make, through techniques that you will learn – breathing, playing with your own energy fields, through a change in your intention, relaxing, meditating, visualizing, putting attention in different parts of your body, using your intention.

You will see that your body is actually not only a field of energy and information but a bundle of consciousness. And when you experience your body as a bundle of consciousness, you’ll feel immense joy, immense ecstasy, and it’ll become and adventure into healing, a journey into healing.

So I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity. Give us your feedback. Tell us what your experiences are. We’re already getting feedback from a lot of people who have tried it, and they say wonderful things.

“My headaches went away, my irritable bowel disappeared, my asthma is now under better control, I sleep better, my relationships have improved” – I could go on and on. Hundreds of people have sent testimonials. It’s is really very remarkable where modern technology and ancient wisdom come together, making us more than mere technicians, but real healers. Thank you.

Deepak Chopra

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.

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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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3 Comments »

  • SarahB says:

    Gosh, I have been using this program for a while now, and I never fully understood the biofeedback part. Thank you for an easy to understand explanation.

    This game has given me the most beautiful experiences. And I have learned to control my breathing and stress to the point where it now takes me only a few seconds to get a hold of my nerves.

    Anxiety is gone. I can’t tell you how my life has changed!

    • Editor says:

      Thank you SarahB for the feedback. Guided meditation and biofeedback software really are modern day miracles. And have helped countless people not only improve their overall health but also to improve and heal medical conditions related to stress and our way of life.

      Makes you wonder what new technology they will think of next…

  • Dylan says:

    I just received this yesterday and I got almost no sleep last night just playing around with it. It’s like magic – breathe a certain way and the game reacts, provoke certain emotions in your body and the game reacts. One of the reviewers suggests using it on a TV screen. I second that. The experience is even more magical!

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