Wild Divine’s biofeedback tools… Based on Proven Science and Results
Wild Divine’s IOM PE hardware is a scientific instrument made to medical grade standards for precision, fidelity, and accuracy. It connects to your Windows or Mac computer and your earlobe, and serves as your most direct path to instant, personalised feedback on how your mind and body interact . This enables you to see instantly, on-screen, how different thoughts, emotions, breathing, even posture can affect your peace of mind and productivity.
Then, using the software programmes created by Wild Divine, working together with leaders in the field such as Dr Andrew Weil & Dr Dean Ornish and Zen trainer Nissim Amon, you receive instant, personalised feedback – helping to unleash your capacity to restore, grow, and renew your natural ability to deal with stress and difficulty – and saving years versus the old “trial and error” methods to achieving a balanced state of being. It takes three easy steps to begin experiencing the benefits: 1. Install the software 2. Plug in the IOM PE 3. Instant, personalised feedback.
What, exactly, is the Wild Divine system based on?
Dr. Bob Whitehouse & Sunny Turner discuss the Biofeedback Technology in Wild Divine
The Science of Biofeedback & Wild Divine: Biofeedback uses electronic equipment to monitor people’s internal physiological states and gives feedback that helps the recipient learn how to control these states, and to activate, balance, release or to recover from them.
Usually this also involves a coach, who guides the process, interprets the results, and makes suggestions. In Wild Divine programs like Zen Journey with Master Nissim Amon or Relaxing Rhythms, however, the game itself gives you information about whether you’re progressing or not. And, if you’re having trouble, you can ask for help from a mentor within the game on how to change your approach. Wild Divine’s Biofeedback component measures a player’s biometric activity and autonomic nervous system activation, which is associated with increased energy levels – both positive, like excitement, and negative, like nervousness.
Heart Rate Variability: The physiological component measured by the Wild Divine Iom hardware is Heart Rate Variability, usually shortened to HRV. This is calculated from the differences in heart rate from one heartbeat to the next. No two intervals between heartbeat are exactly the same, and you need a device more sophisticated than just taking your pulse to measure this difference. Achieving higher HRV is a very worthwhile goal. In fact, people who exhibit this tend to live more vigorously and generally get more out of life. Parts of Wild Divine’s Programmes require users to attain this goal in order to move forward in the game. Examining HRV is the fastest growing area in feedback training and it can provide important methods of working with our own physiology. The Institute of HeartMath is one of many research groups that has been studying the effects of greater HRV. It combines research-based techniques and unique technology to help people fight the stresses of everyday life. Its research suggests that when you increase your HRV you can reach a state of coherence within the power spectrum frequencies of the heart that then gets the brain to synchronize with the heart and boost the immune system.
The importance of synchronizing heart rate and breath: This coherence pattern in the heart frequencies is also known as the heart’s Resonant Frequency. Meditation, slow and easy breathing, or connecting with positive emotions are three researched ways for getting this desired pattern of both strength and balance. By synchronising your heart rate with the breath (two skills that can be gained through using Wild Divine’s programmes), you can quite easily reach your heart’s Resonant Frequency. Also, when we are in this state of coherence, its desired vibration pattern ripples out around us in an electromagnetic doughnut shape, detectable eight or more feet in all directions. It even shows up in the brainwaves of anyone we touch! Who wouldn’t want to experience the positive effects of such a state more and more?
Moving through the various parts of Wild Divine’s programmes (and ultimately completing them), is dependent upon a person’s ability to regulate their energy or physiological reactions by experiencing the mind/body connection associated with such emotions as joy, hope, excitement, relaxation and patience, to mention a few. The body responds by increasing, decreasing or synchronising body rhythms, like the Heart Breath, in a positive and healthy way.
Most other feedback games simply tell people whether, for example, their pulse rate is moving up or down, and they have to figure out what’s happening to them when this occurs. Usually these games require players to maintain just one thing – a very stable heart rate. At best, they can create some subtle changes to influence the outcome of the game. To succeed in Wild Divine, players have to learn certain principles, which basically require an “allowing attitude” – a kind of passive will. It’s the difference between saying “I must do this,” and learning that the only way you’re going to progress is by deepening your breathing or being in touch with more positive emotions or imagining that what you want to happen is already happening – bringing the wished-for event into the present.
In Biofeedback terms, the game is set up so that players might actually have to raise their heart rate in order to get through one particular barrier, while moving into a more balanced, or even calmer, state to successfully navigate another area. Progress in the game depends upon how well players integrate these biofeedback skills to accomplish the varying events. At some point in the game, if a player has learned how to control their internal states to a degree, they can have an internal shift – something akin to an “aha” moment, where they just know how to do things.
The game actually begins to occur in their minds. For example, they might just automatically let the inhale and exhale become equal in their breathing and deepen it a little bit. This would result in their going into the desired pattern of increased heart rate variability. Or, they might accomplish the same thing by connecting with positive emotions. Continuing to play can result in a training effect, improving the capacity of the body to healthfully regulate itself. The games gives players more awareness of the emotional, mental – and potentially spiritual – correlation of physical states. When players acquire enough awareness of how to make the shift from one state to another, they can begin to do this voluntarily. They can have integrated what we are often referred to as our B.E.S.T – our Body, Emotions, Spirit and Thought.
About the Authors: Dr Bob Whitehouse (pictured above) is a Psychologist certified in Biofeedback and a former board member of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Sunny Turner is a MA and Biofeedback practitioner
The intended use of Wild Divine products
Biofeedback machines are clinical medical instruments designed to assist professionals who cure, treat, or diagnose medical conditions. Biofeedback training should be conducted by a trained, accredited practitioner. Wild Divine products employ biofeedback, enabling users to explore the mind-body connection in real time, but they are intended primarily for educational purposes and are not sold as medical instruments. Wild Divine products should not, therefore, be regarded as a medical device, and should not be used in place of professional medical care. We strongly urge you to discuss any and all medical therapies with your doctor or other health professional.
The Wild Divine unique (IOM) along with the interactive software allows users to explore the mind-body connection. The IOM is a consumer electronic device that uses earlobe sensors to transmit, in real-time, your levels of stress, tension, excitement, or calmness to the software installed on your PC or Mac. Depending on the desired outcome, your thoughts, emotions, levels of stress, tension, or excitement cause things to change on the computer screen. Some training events may require you to meditate and relax, others will ask you to raise your energy level. Training your mind and body to adapt to different desired states is called “Adaptive Coherence”
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