Wild Divine offers interactive biofeedback programs that enable you to control computer visual displays, including games, to support meditation and stress relief.
“Raking in a zen garden is one form of relaxation, but visual guided imagery is a specialized form of meditation that teaches a patient to focus on their breath and different muscle groups.
“Even learning for a short period of time could teach you how to reduce stress, reduce anxiety in different situations,” said clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Harden.”
Quotes and video from ABC-TV report:
Study shows meditation is powerful medicine to conquer fears.
Wild Divine software programs have been created by leaders including Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Zen Master Nissim Amon and others.
“Meditation is hard work. If you’re expecting it to bring instant peace, forget about it. What you get instead is a face-to-face meeting with all the stuff tumbling around in your busy brain. My mind has quieted down some over years of practice, but it can still cover a lot of ground in a few short minutes.
“Over the years I’ve learned to react to it less, and to give my thoughts more space. The idea is to let them come and go, without judging your performance or trying hard to have a still mind. The harder you try the more agitated your mind gets.”
Joan Borysenko, PhD – from her article Meditation and Inner Peace.
[From the Wild Divine site:]
Watch your body respond in real-time, on screen!
Practice these mind-body techniques along with your mentors as you listen to relaxing music and watch soothing visuals transform on your screen. … Watch your mind and body 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.
Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage
“Wild Divine’s first program, enshrined in the MacWorld Hall of Fame. Uses active feedback (biofeedback) for meditation, mindfulness, and mind/body training.”
Relaxing Rhythms (Formerly Healing Rhythms) with Andrew Weil, MD.
Two of many testimonials:
“Now, when I find myself in stressful situations I am able to take a moment, breathe, and relax.” ~ Rebecca Hatherley – Doha, Qatar
“I think this product is very helpful for young people with anxiety as it teaches them to still their mind in a format that they are very familiar with, that is, computer software and games. It is also very useful to me as well, it is another tool I can use to help me relax and de-stress.” ~ Therese Collins – Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
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