De-stress with DAVID Breathe on your home or work PC!
DAVID Breathe is a tool that helps you learn to breathe in a calm and meditative way, so you can re-establish a healthy heart rate rhythm using heart rate variability to help you achieve a deep state of relaxation.
Add visual entrainment using Spectrum™ eyeset for a profoundly relaxing breathing break - available from Mind Alive Inc. or your authorized distributor.
Use on your work and/or home computer. The icon can stay in the corner on your screen for when you need to use it. The color on eyeset changes so that you know when to inhale and when to exhale.
The heart speeds up with every breath in and slows down with every breath out. This difference in heart rate between the fastest heart rate on the in breath and the slowest heart rate on the out breath is called Heart Rate Variability (HRV). A typical HRV swing is about 15 beats per minute (bpm). When people get stressed, the heart typically clamps (restricts) to 5 bpm or less, and at times intermixed with sharp spikes in heart rate. This is abnormal activity and puts stress on the heart. Heart Rate Variability is an emerging therapy used to achieve meditation through scientifically guided breathing and heart rate monitoring. It is used primarily for those struggling with anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. While many of these clients are too dysregulated to begin to control their breathing and heart rate on their own, with the assistance of entrainment, most of these people quickly and effectively learn to breathe.
Using DAVID Breathe teaches you how to breathe in a calm, meditative way so you can re-establish a healthy heart rate rhythm. We suggest working towards a 10-second breathing cycle (six breaths/minute), by inhaling slowly for four seconds and exhaling slowly for six seconds in an easy, relaxed breath.
For more information on HRV, click here.
We suggest keeping DAVID Breathe running on your computer in the corner of your screen as a reminder to pace your breathing. When you are feeling tense and needing a break, simply watch the shape and breathe in as it expands and breathe out as it gets smaller. Feel it calm your body and mind. When overly tense and in need of deep calming, use the Spectrum™ eyeset to help with your breathing. The Spectrum™ eyeset (available from Mind Alive Inc.) uses visual entrainment to help guide your brainwaves into a calm, meditative state and provide powerful relaxation that will boost brain power and improve performance shortly after the session has ended. The Spectrum™ eyeset may be set to various mental states from sleep to energizing. The colors will change, letting you know when to breathe in and out.
There are three areas of DAVID Breathe that allow for setting changes:
• App Appearance
• Breathe Settings (“gear” icon)
• Eyeset Settings (“eyeglass” icon) – to be used with the Spectrum™ eyeset (available for extra charge)
Let’s Get Started!
Make yourself comfortable and try to limit interruptions. If you are using the Spectrum™ eyeset, we recommend drinking a glass of water 20 minutes before your first six entrainment sessions.
DAVID Breathe with Spectrum™ eyesets
Plug and play! Just plug the Spectrum™ eyeset into a USB port on your work or home computer and use with DAVID Breathe, a Windows-based app that allows the Spectrum™ eyesets to be manually controlled from any Windows PC or tablet with USB.
Features of the Spectrum™ eyeset are:
1) Millions of colors per set of fields.
2) Colors may be calibrated on an individual LED basis for precision color work.
3) High contrast between fields.
4) Self-guided Heart Rate Variability (HRV) breathing and deep relaxation using the DAVID Breathe app available from the Microsoft Store.