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How AT EASE Works

HOW DOES GUIDED IMAGERY WORK?

Activation of the fight/flight freeze response arouses the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Staying in this state for an extended period of time has negative physiological and emotional effects. Stress-inoculation training is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that teaches techniques to manage and reduce anxiety, such as breathing, muscle relaxation and positive self-talk. Guided imagery counters the progression of the stress response and reduces hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system by teaching controlled, easy, effortless deep breathing followed by physical relaxation of the muscles as well as the optimization of mental imagery. Embedded binaural beat frequencies entrain brain waves to slower more relaxing alpha and theta frequency and provide bilateral brain stimulation promoting neuroplasticity and breaking up dysfunctional patterns in the neural pathways.

Guided imagery grows in intensity the more you use it– it’s like muscle memory for your brain. It even works for “power-naps” helping the user to reach REM states much faster and much easier. You can expect to wake up rested, positive and confident to tackle whatever crisis is erupting.

 


WHAT IS STRESS?

Stress is a state of mental and/or emotional strain, tension or distress. It is also a neurophysiological occurrence that begins in the brain and remains in the memory structure of the amygdala. Severe stress is a result of exposure to adverse circumstances or a traumatic event that is outside the range of normal experience. Left unaddressed it can affect your life and your ability to function.

Hallmarks of traumatic and chronic stress include physical/emotional pain, amplified fight/flight response activity and sleep disruption. Prolonged exposure to stress can cause or exacerbate illness on the body and mind. It negatively impacts performance and damages personal and professional relationships.

 

WHAT IS AT EASE?

AT EASE was developed based on feedback from users who served in combat environments, it is a targeted, self –administered and portable tool to help interrupt the stress response and enhance performance by addressing the symptoms of stress, sleep and pain. It contains integrated principles derived from neurofeedback and guided imagery that are typically used in clinical settings to build stress resiliency.

AT EASE can interrupt the stress response by reducing the hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system and stimulating the relaxation response. This can promote a sense of well being, reduce physical pain, as well as support healthy sleep cycles. It is safe and 100% drug free. AT EASE invites the listener to visualize positive images in the mind to bring about a desired physical response such as a reduction in stress, anxiety, or pain. Athletes do this automatically – by visualizing the outcome they want, they prepare themselves to succeed. What we imagine with our senses and our thoughts triggers the brain to respond as if it were actually happening.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Activation of the fight/flight freeze response arouses the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Staying in this state for an extended period of time has negative physiological and emotional effects. Stress-inoculation training is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that teaches techniques to manage and reduce anxiety, such as breathing, muscle relaxation and positive self-talk.

Guided imagery counters the progression of the stress response and reduces hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system by teaching controlled, easy, effortless deep breathing followed by physical relaxation of the muscles as well as the optimization of mental imagery. Embedded binaural beat frequencies provide bilateral brain stimulation designed to promote neuroplasticity and break up dysfunctional patterns in the neural pathways.

Guided imagery grows in intensity the more you use it– it’s like muscle memory for your brain. It even works for “power-naps” helping the user to reach REM states much faster and much easier. You can expect to wake up rested, positive and confident to tackle whatever crisis is erupting.

 

BINAURAL AUDIO TECHNOLOGY

Your brain learns best when you are relaxed, wide awake and alert, yet in what scientists call an “Alpha State.” When tones at slightly different frequencies are played separately, one into each ear, the difference is perceived as low frequency pulses...or “beats.” When the beat frequency corresponds to the “Alpha” range, this causes the brain to resonate to it; the brainwaves follow toward that “Alpha” frequency and the brain naturally relaxes into an “Alpha” state.

Guided Imagery is similar to meditation in that it can produce states of deep relaxation and peaceful comfort. There are many studies that confirm the positive effects of guided imagery, from decreasing the experience of pain to improving surgical recovery time.