emWave® Desktop for PC & Mac
The emWave Desktop Stress Relief System with Patented Heart Rhythm Monitor will help you transform stress and anxiety into vibrant energy. Much more than a heart monitor this revolutionary technology guides you on how to achieve higher, more creative energy levels, less stress, and optimal health. This software and hardware program collects pulse data through an ear or finger sensor which plugs into your computer. The program translates the information from your heart rhythms into user friendly graphics displayed on your computer screen.
The emWave® Desktop for PC and Mac is an easy-to-use software program, learning system and patented heart rhythm monitor. This scientifically validated stress relief system was developed by Doc Childre, founder of the Institute of HeartMath and a team of top scientists and engineers, using the Institute's 15 years of innovative research on the relationship between the heart, stress and emotions.
The emWave® Desktop has been designed to prevent, manage and reverse the negative effects of stress, and to enable users to learn how to operate their mind-body-heart as a unified system, achieving new levels of emotional poise, mental clarity, inner control, performance, health and well-being.
How does emWave Desktop work?
emWave shows the effects of stress on your body by measuring the subtle changes in your heart rhythms through a patented Heart Rate Variability measurement and coherence scoring processs. HRV is as a powerful measure that reflects heart-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics, which are particularly sensitive to changes in emotional state. But emWave does a lot more than just show the effects of stress on your body. It reduces stress by training you to create more coherence.
Coherence is a term used by scientists to describe a highly efficient physiological state in which the nervous, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems are working efficiently and harmoniously. Stress creates incoherence in our heart rhythms. However, when we are in a state of high heart rhythm coherence, the nervous, heart, hormonal and immune systems are working efficiently and harmoniously. We feel good emotionally and these positive emotional attitudes send signals to the brain that reduce stress, improve brain function, hormonal balance, immune response, coordination and mental clarity.
Simply stated, more coherence equals less stress.
emWave Desktop determines the degree of coherence found in your heart rhythm patterns (the green curve in the graph below) and displays changes in real-time on the Coherence Level Indicator (the 3-bar pattern on the graph below):
How to use emWave DeskTop
Simply place your thumb on the finger sensor or attach the ear sensor (before, plug the sensor in the USB Module, the hardware which plugs on your computer). After your pulse is detected, a curve will describe your heart rate variability and you can watch in real time how thoughts and emotions affect your heart and autonomic nervous system through the Coherence Level indicator. As you practice the Quick Coherence Technique, breathing deeply while at the same time activating a positive feeling like the care you have for someone or the appreciation you have for the good things in your life, your coherence level will begin to change from red &/or blue &/or green.The goal in using emWave Desktop is to reduce stress and control emotions by achieving and sustaining High Coherence (green).
To achieve that, emWave Desktop for PC and Mac comes with a Coherence Coach, an entertaining stress relief software application that teaches HeartMath's Quick Coherence®technique for stress relief and increasing performance. Step-by-step, through narration, animations and music, the Coherence Coach gives you the training to increase coherence level and reduce stress.
emWave offers four challenge levels to help you sharpen your coherence building skills. You can adjust the audio feedback level (different sounds are emitted depending on your coherence level so that you can learn how to recognize them and and use emWave eyes closed). Additionally, it incorporates an accumulated coherence scoring display so you can track your progress during and session after session.
Benefits of emWave®Desktop for PC and Mac
With emWave®you can objectively monitor your heart rhythms and confirm when you have achieved autonomic nervous system balance. It's like a mirror of your emotional state, and this real-time feedback enables you to more effectively manage your levels of stress and negative emotions.
You will learn how to intentionally shift to a positive emotional state and will be able to see the changes in your heart rhythms immediately on your computer screen. These shifts in your heart rhythms create a favorable cascade of neural, hormonal and biochemical events that benefit the entire body and mind. Blood pressure drops. Stress hormones plummet. The immune system pumps up. Anti-aging hormones increase. You reach coherence. You gain clarity, calmness and control. The effects are both immediate and long lasting.
For most people in today's high stress world, it is rare for sustained periods of coherence to occur. Now with emWave Desktop you have the solution to reduce stress and immediately shift into a higher state of coherence, at home or in the office. Your stress will diminish and your feelings of well-being, balance and enhanced energy will increase.
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