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Biofeedback

Guided Meditation

emWave PC

Dual Drive Biofeedback Game

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Light

Human Touch Robotic Massage Chair

Relaxation Meditation CDs

High Intensity Negative Ion Generator

Meditative Focal Point and Zafu/Zambuton

 

Biofeedback

You will find three computerized biofeedback games in the Mind Spa: Relaxing Rhythms, Passage and Wisdom Quest, and emWave.  Attach the sensors to your fingertips, and make a harp play, juggle balls with your laughter, meditate to open doors - all with the set of your mind and breathing.  When you have mastered these techniques, you can use these new abilities of yours to relax, stay focused and centered in your everyday life.

BiofeedbackWhat is biofeedback? "Biofeedback is a type of complementary and alternative medicine called mind-body therapy. It's designed to enable you - in mind-over-matter fashion - to use your thoughts and will to control your body.


Biofeedback is based on the idea, confirmed by scientific studies, that people have the innate potential to influence with their minds many of the automatic, involuntary functions of their bodies." www.mayoclinic.com/health/biofeedback/SA00083.


Experience the benefits of active well-being with Relaxing Rhythms

Learn effective breathing and meditation exercises lead by experts in health and wellness, and practice these exercises as you receive personal, real-time feedback on-screen.  See and feel results from the very first step, in as little as fifteen minutes.  Achieve a new level of well-being that reduces stress, promotes better sleep, better relationships, and a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.  Want to know more?

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Guided Meditations: Passage and Wisdom Quest

Guided Meditation

 

Learn with expert guided meditation mentors, who will walk you, step-by-step, through deep breathing exercises, guided meditations, and an inspirational journey towards taking control of your own stress, relaxation, health, and happiness. These amazing biofeedback training modules are based on the work that comes from years of proven experience in mind/body applications, and will provide you with hours of inspiration and motivation as you head down the path toward greater health and happiness in your life. Want to know more?

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emWave PC

It turns out that we live our lives more so between heartbeats than because of them.  EmWave PC is a biofeedback program that allows you to not only monitor your heart rate, it conditions you to manage your heart rhythm.  Using EmWave PC regularly will allow you to develop confidence in your ability to manage any task more efficiently by teaching you how to flow. Want to know more? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dual Drive Biofeedback Game

Dual Drive Biofeedback Game - Mind SpaLearn to stay relaxed and focused during the stresses of daily life. Dual Drive Pro teaches relaxation and stress reduction techniques you can use during stressful situations or to wind down at the end of the day. Learning to stay relaxed while racing a car cross country can help you stay focused and relaxed while managing stressful situations in your daily life.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Light

Bright LightPeople in the Pacific Northwest can be particularly vulnerable to Seasonal Affective Disorder, due to our northern latitude.  It is the shorter days (not the grey winter sky) that is primarily responsible for the light deprivation that can trigger SAD. 

Increasing your exposure to both natural and indoor light can be very effective in treating SAD. The Mind Spa includes a desktop light therapy unit. Students may also check out small, portable blue therapy lights or desktop lights like the one in the Mind Spa for two weeks at a time from CAPS. Therapy lights are also available at Student Health Services and the Valley Library circulation desk for use inside the library. Want to know more?

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Human Touch Robotic Massage Chair

Human Touch Robotic Massage ChairSelect one of three automated programs of alternating massage modes which target different areas of your back.  Or, customize your massage.  You can position the massage rollers to target a specific spot.

Regular massage in high-end massage chairs puts the mind and body at ease by soothing sore muscles, relieving stress, and prompting the body to release endorphins which relieve tension and improve mood.

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Relaxation Meditation CDs

Mind Spa Meditation

 

Create a tranquil atmosphere by listening to music that is more than just relaxation; instructional CDs offer guided relaxation exercise, mindfulness meditation, and more:

  • Computer-Based Self-Help Instruction for Depression
  • Guided Meditation: Six Essential Practices to Cultivate - Love, Awareness, and Wisdom
  • Mindfulness of Breathing
  • Fusion of Energy of Body, Mind and Breath in Asana
  • Soul Flight: The Journey to the Wild Divine

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High Intensity Negative Ion Generator

Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in some places - think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches.  Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that improve mood, relieve stress, and boost daytime energy.

Plug in the negative ion generator (located behind the massage chair), and attach the wrist strap to close the circuit and increase the generator's effectiveness.  Want to know more?

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Meditative Focal Point and Zafu/Zambuton

Meditation Spot

Be comfortable as you focus and meditate. The handcrafted, traditional meditation Zafu cushion will mold your shape into a relaxing and comfortable position as you focus and meditate.

 

Where we found our Zafu/Xambuton

Where we found our Meditative Focal Point

 

Bonsai Trees

Two beautiful bonsai trees were donated by The Soothing Company. We are grateful for this gift.

Many botanical gardens feature bonsai trees as a part of their landscaping design because of their resilience and longevity. While the Mind Spa does not

have a garden, the bonsai trees help freshen the air and the atmosphere.

Bonsai tree sits infront of a light panel

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