Archive for Stress and Insomnia – Page 2

Traveling with a Mind Machine

Traveling with a Mind Machine

 

Using a mind machine while traveling is an excellent asset. Besides negating the effects of jet lag, a mind machine will help tune out obnoxious kids, crying babies and babbling seatmates that have nothing better to do than give you a history of the evolution of plastics or anything else you could possibly find boring as hell. And for those of you stuck seated over one of the wings where you can’t see a damn thing besides the rudders moving, mind machines provide a wonderful way to forget how you ended up seated there in the first place. Especially when you purchased pre-check-in boarding passes and still ended up in a crap seat. Want to know how I am aware of this? I’m sitting in a plane, over the wing, in a crap seat with a couple young kids loud enough to give the entire Mormon Tabernacle Choir a run for their money. Maybe by the time we land those little monsters will finally fall asleep. Probably not, but I can hope.

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So I use a mind machine. It’s called the Delight Pro by Mind Alive and is capable of tuning out every distraction short of being interrupted by flight attendants or if the flight seems to be losing altitude very fast. I begin with a theta relaxation session for about 30 minutes, segue into a sleep session for about an hour, then end with a 9Hz relaxation session so I feel refreshed when it’s time to start thinking about landing and trying to remember if my ride from the airport will actually show as promised. I guess there is always Uber if my friend flakes. But I won’t be all stressed about it, because my DAVID Delight Pro is much like an in-plane toilet at 30,000 feet. It just flushes all the stress and anxiety out of my system.

 

Another reason for taking my mind machine along on airplane flights is no matter what light and sound frequency stimulation session I use on my Delight Pro, I can connect it to my smartphone’s iTunes library and play any of my playlists along with any of the mind machine sessions.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

And then there’s the paranoid passengers who have no idea what a light and sound frequency stimulation machine is. They see some old guy, like me, kicking back with my eyes closed, listening to binaural beats, my favorite music, and enjoying the visuals produced during the light and sound sessions. They don’t know what the flashing lights are all about so they get all anxious. Did I mention being interrupted by a curious flight attendant? And after the light and sound session ends, other passengers ask if they can try it. Always happens, always glad to oblige.

 

So remember, the next time you are on a long flight in a crap seat, with 5 peanuts as the airline’s fabulous snack with loud kids, deaf parents and bogus wifi, remember to bring a mind machine. They work!

 

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Stop stress from damaging your career

Stop stress from damaging your career

 

In the 1980’s the late Dr. Gayland Hurst worked with the City of Little Rock, Arkansas to show how relaxation techniques, including light and sound frequency stimulation, could boost employee performance, increase creativity, employee harmony and productivity while decreasing employee absenteeism due to stress-related illness. Through illustrating in real-time the benefits and cost-effectiveness of incorporating mind machine neurotechnology into the workplace Dr. Hurst was able to prove that relaxation methods have a positive effect in the workplace environment.

DAVID Delight Plus for Advanced Meditation...

DAVID Delight Plus for Advanced Meditation…

Today we need workplace outlets, areas dedicated for relaxing a few minutes, a place where you can go to mentally reboot. Employees need focus – not constant distractions – to be competitive and creative. Stress causes a high rate of illness. That costs everyone. Having a stress-free zone makes sense.

Workplace Burnout

Workplace Burnout

If you have trouble sleeping at night, are anxious and grouchy, over-eating or experiencing high blood pressure… all that can be attributed to stress. Our mental, emotional and physical states are all interconnected so when sometime is bothering you mentally, it can manifest into something emotional or physical. Don’t let the stressful nature of your workplace damage the love you have for the career you’ve chosen.

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Read what CEO’s of major corporations think of practicing various forms of relaxation during the day. Just 15 minutes is all it takes. They realize this is only the beginning, but feel this newfound realization will rapidly expand as more people learn of the advantages.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

But until that massive realization occurs, you need to take care of yourself. Don’t let stress ruin what you enjoy. Use a mind machine. Very unobtrusive, no effort needed on your part, just a 10 to 15 minute session while you sit at your desk. Mind machines are the best afternoon tool for feeling refreshed and focused.

Bluetooth mindLightz for Apple devices

Bluetooth mindLightz for Apple devices

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Worry and Anxiety from RA

Worry and anxiety increase your risk of RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) flare-ups and doctors believe stress may even contribute to the development of the disease.

Relaxation techniques can work along with treatment to relieve pain and restore motion. Ask your doctor about visualization exercises, or use a light and sound mind machine that produces brainwave frequency entrainment.

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Mind machines enable you to relax without effort. The best mind machine for RA sufferers is the DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive, Inc. Within just a few minutes your mind begins to mimic the brainwave frequencies of the Delight Pro, your breathing becomes rhythmic, you physically feel relief and your mind is in a completely relaxed Alpha brainwave state of consciousness.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

I know. I have RA. And here I am typing. Yes I have pain, but my DAVID Delight Pro helps me cope. Less worry, less pain, better attitude. Try the Delight Pro mind machine and see for yourself!

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mindLightz for Pre-Operative Anxiety

mindLightz for Pre-Operative Anxiety

 

Too much thinking about an upcoming operation can cause a rise in blood pressure, having a lousy night’s sleep and frequent moments of anxious thoughts. Not good when you are taking pre-operative tests, x-rays, EEGs, EKGs, having blood work and whatever else the surgeon’s office can think of. That makes it hard to stay organized and focused, and why the mindLightz for pre-operative anxiety can be so useful.

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Of the 83 built-in mindLightz programs almost 50 of them are particularly useful for controlling stress, decreasing anxious thoughts and for getting a good night’s sleep. This programming variety enables you to choose which particular program best meets your needs at any specific time, be it for a short ten minute relaxation break, a half hour of guided visualization or gently entraining your brainwaves into deep delta, our sleep state. And with the mindLightz in ‘manual mode’ you can adjust programs or personally design new programs.

The mindLightz by MindGear is an Apple mind machine app (free in App store) that operates Bluetooth lightframes and headphones. The mindLightz Bluetooth lightframes are the only Bluetooth lightframes available – they are the first – and feature over 500 different blends and shades of color. The headphones are one of the best made with Bluetooth technology – no crackling sounds. Anyone with an Apple iPhone 4S, iPad3, iPod5 or any newer iPhone/iPad running iOS 6.1+ can experience the relaxing benefits of brainwave frequency entrainment – without wires!

And consider this: the mindLightz is an excellent adjunct to post-op care, greatly reducing the need for prolonged pain medication.

 

Copyright: Michael Landgraf for Mindmachines.com (CA) 2015. All rights reserved.

OLD AGE and ANXIETY

OLD AGE and ANXIETY

 

Getting a routine x-ray then having your general practitioner’s office call you to immediately schedule an appointment to get a CT Scan. That’s anxiety. Wondering as you lay down to sleep if tonight will be a deep nightlong sleep or interrupted by bathroom visits… again. That’s unnecessary anxiety. They are much different levels of anxiety, but they come from the same areas of the brain. So if you can learn to control those less intense anxious feelings, with practice you could master the more difficult, more intense sensations of losing control. How? By using the DAVID Delight Plus mind machine by Mind Alive. Within days your whole sense of being could be more relaxed, and you could be feeling more rejuvenated.

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The DAVID Delight Plus is a mind machine containing over twenty specific sessions designed to guide you to the state of mind you desire. This is accomplished through visual and audio stimulation. These two forms of stimuli produce frequencies associated with our beta, alpha, theta and delta brainwaves. So if we want to calm down and be able to focus, just select one of the alpha sessions and enjoy the mental, emotional and physical sensations you could be experiencing right now.

 

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DAVID Delight Plus

To learn more about light and sound brainwave stimulation and why choosing the DAVID Delight Plus is the correct choice for dealing with anxiety as we change with age, feel free to contact me at Mindmachines.com. I’m in my 60’s with a couple of surgeries in the last six months. And honestly, when the pain medication ended, I was glad I owned a Delight Plus.

 

 

Michael Landgraf and Mindmachines.com are proud members of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

Michael Landgraf and Mindmachines.com are proud members of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

 Copyright: Michael Landgraf for Mindmachines.com (2015) CA. All rights reserved.

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Moaners ruin hospital stays!

Moaners ruin hospital stays!

 

Going into the hospital for an operation causes my blood pressure to rise. A lot. Waking up in the intensive care unit after an operation, I’m struck by the realization that mentally, emotionally and physically I am in shock. My body is whacked, with IV lines in my neck, wrist and back of hand. The ICU nurses say multiple IV lines are necessary in case of emergency. OK. But it sucks.

 

I gradually become aware of what’s going on around me. Thank goodness for medication! Then I hear it… someone moaning. Constantly. Their moans are not quiet. I press the call button and ask the nurse what’s wrong with the patient making all that noise. Give them some pain medication, help them, do anything to shut them up! I’m told they are medicated, are being taken care of, its just some people are moaners. WTF?

 

Nurses are incredibly compassionate people. Normally I try to be, but after major surgery that’s not going to happen. Like everyone else stuck in intensive care, I have to listen to that patient’s endless moaning. Its not right, and that’s when it hits me: moaners should be ‘housed’ in their own separate hospital wing so the rest of us can concentrate on our own recuperation and not have to friggin listen to them. Great idea, just never going to happen.

 

Its then I remember that I packed my mind machine.

 

My wife comes in, we share our thoughts and concerns, and before she leaves she unpacks my DAVID Delight Pro. We tell my nurse what it is, what I’ll be using it for, and she asks if I brought more than one. I use the Mood Brightener session #2 and feel immediate relief. The headphones block out the moaning, the eyeset blocks out having to look at the IV lines snaking into my body, and I relax into uninterrupted sleep. Not only is my mind machine helping me, but as my nurses later remarked, it helped them, too. I was an easy patient.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

 

Tuning out moaners is just one example of why mind machines are so valuable to have when you are in a hospital and are recuperating after surgery. I was hospitalized five days before my surgeon approved my release and I used my Delight Pro multiple times every day. It helped me focus on the things I wanted to concentrate on and cope with the stuff that would otherwise make me anxious.

 

Every hospital should allow patients access to mind machines. Even moaners.

 

Copyright: Michael Landgraf for Mindmachines.com (2014) CA. All rights reserved.

Identifying stress-related problems at work

Identifying stress-related problems at work

 

Many problems in business arise from inappropriate or maladaptive coping with stress.

Stress is a “… state of imbalance between the demands of the environment and the response capabilities of the person” (Novaco, 1978).

DAVID Delight Plus for Advanced Meditation...

DAVID Delight Plus for Advanced Meditation…

 

Stress related disorders include ulcers, headaches, colitis, muscular tension, chronic pain, diarrhea, speech difficulties, bruxism, insomnia, asthma, fatigue and indigestion.

Psychological effects of chronic or excessive stress are anxiety, depression, restlessness, phobia, sexual dysfunction and lifestyle problems such as obesity, chain smoking and alcoholism.

Work-related Stress

Work-related Stress

 

Sociobehavioral effects include aggression, withdrawal, preoccupation with self problems, deficits in concentration or memory and inability to effectively study or work.

These effects are translated into concrete problems in businesses and industries: accidents, low productivity, poor worker judgment, deteriorating job performance, absenteeism, high personnel turnover, inaccurate reports and illness on the job.

Millions are lost annually to tardiness, absenteeism, medical expenses, increased insurance premiums and inadequate productivity.

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DAVID Delight Plus

 

Using a mind machine will lower stress-related issues. The most effective mind machine for use against stress is the DAVID Delight Plus light and sound system by Mind Alive, Inc.

 

SLEEP

SLEEP

 

A third of our life is spent sleeping. Like eating, it is crucial to our health and wellbeing. The reason why we need to sleep so much (but seem to never get nearly enough!) has not always been understood.

Sleep improves both our energy level and frame of mind. When we are asleep what is really happening with our brain and body? Research studies have pinpointed several factors that identify what is occurring within our brain and why sleep is crucial for a healthy life.

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The brain is quite active while we sleep. Almost as active as when we are awake, judging from neuronal activity measured via EEG / neurofeedback. During sleep the brain performs a number of ‘vital’ neuronal functions which affects our cognitive abilities.

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Here are some very good reasons for getting a good night’s sleep: the brain continues to make decisions; the brain generates and compartmentalizes memories; and the brain edits, repairs and establishes new neuronal pathways while clearing out unwanted toxins.

 

Getting a good night’s sleep is not always possible. Environmental noise, brain chatter, even too much dinner can determine how easy or difficult it will be for falling asleep. This is one very important reason for owning a mind machine.

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A mind machine generates pulsed audio and visual frequency stimulation for gently guiding your brain through the relaxed brainwave state of alpha, down through the twilight brainwave state of theta and in to the deep sleep brainwave frequency state of delta.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

 

The DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive is the leading mind machine available for the promotion of beneficial R.E.M. sleep. Your thoughts dissipate, your body relaxes, and you awake refreshed. The DAVID Delight Pro is the most effective and beneficial light and sound mind machine made.

To learn more visit Mindmachines.com

 

Stress

Stress

 

 

Feel instant relaxation with a mind machine. One fifteen minute session is all you need to lower your stress. Meds take longer to kick in!

Stress keeping you from a good night's sleep?

Stress keeping you from a good night’s sleep?

For those of you who have been told to try meditation for your stress but are too busy to meditate or fall asleep every time you try, use a mind machine. Its stimulating your mind with immediate gratification. The tightness lifts away and you can once again think clearly.

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DAVID Delight Plus

 

Without stress, here are three things that can be done better: be more productive at work, get better grades in school, and increase family harmony. And that’s just the tip. Try using the DAVID Delight Plus by Mind Alive or the Kasina by Mindplace. Powerful systems – built to last a lifetime.

Kasina by Mindplace

Kasina by Mindplace

 

Whether you choose white light stimulation or multiple colors, the sessions contained in these mind machines have been tested, researched and proven beneficial. Both systems come complete.

 

For more information on Stress contact Mindmachines.com.

 

Pre-Op Anxiety

Pre-Op Anxiety

 

 

Outpatient procedures happen. So do in-patient, only that’s worse because we feel like crap and can’t really do anything about it.

 

Just thinking about what is approaching, making lists of all the stuff at work and around the house that we have to do beforehand, can arouse our anxiety level. That’s not even counting appointments for blood work, x-rays, EKG, pulmonary exams, ct-scan or pre-op physical from our primary care physician. And what about your Living Trust’s advanced healthcare directive? Anxiety loves to get in our heads during times like this!

 

And we need to approach the whole thing with a positive mental attitude.

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I have found four specific light and sound brainwave frequency sessions on my DAVID Delight Pro with CES by Mindalive that are definitely helping me. I want to stay feeling balanced, focused, and aware that my spouse is also feeling anxious. The Delight Pro has twenty-five different sessions, and these four sessions: SMR (for relaxed attention), Alpha & Theta for sleep (to help break up distressing thoughts that interfere with me going to sleep), and two Mood Boosters – one for alpha brainwave symmetry and the other for alpha front end stimulation to reduce anxiety have proven most effective for me. I use the color white for my visual stimulation as that activates my cortex into generating quite a colorful display for my mind to follow. Add the headphones, choosing the music from my iTunes library and getting comfortable and I am ready to spend 30 mind entraining minutes shedding any anxious thoughts trying to barge their way into my consciousness.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES

 

I’ve used my Delight Pro for past medical procedures and am using it now. I got mine from Mindmachines.com and paid less than $500 dollars for it. It keeps me relaxed, which helps everyone around me stay relaxed. Like I wrote in the beginning – medical procedures happen. Focus on yourself, focus on your family (especially the one who will be taking care of you during recuperation!) and forget about anxiety. High anxiety levels just screw things up.

 

Copyright: Michael Landgraf (2014) CA. All rights reserved.