Simple and effective, the ThoughtStream personal biofeedback system teaches you how to become deeply calm and focused. The patterns of our response to emergencies probably emerged during the time when all humans faced actual physical threats to their survival.
Although the “threats” we now live with are seldom physical, the body still reacts as if they were. Actual and perceived stressful events can produce strong emotions, which arouse certain physical responses from the sympathetic nervous system – the network of nerve tissues that helps prepare the body to meet emergencies by “flight or fight.” Some of us are more sensitive to the flight-or-fight response than others. When we sense danger, our bodies release stress hormones, and our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension increase. While this response is useful when we really are in danger and need to respond, it can be a problem if we do not learn how to respond to ordinary stresses in a healthy way and can lead to feeling chronically “stressed.” Behavior, thoughts, and feelings influence our whole mind/body system. Individual physical responses to stress can become habitual. When the body is repeatedly aroused, one or more functions may become permanently overactive.
Become more aware of your responses, and you can be more comfortable and in control – you can learn to change inappropriate reactions. The ThoughtStream Personal Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) Biofeedback System measures tiny, rapid fluctuations in skin moisture associated with the degree of arousal via a compact palm sensor presents these changes to you by both audio and visual means. You learn to lower the pitch of a sound heard through headphones or make the LED’s on the display console turn from red to green.
For more comprehensive training use our Mental Games multimedia software to fine-tune your ability to relax and focus at the same time. Simple and effective, the ThoughtStream personal biofeedback system teaches you how to control your responses to stress.
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