|emWave Personal Stress Reliever (Silver)
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EMWAVE PERSONAL STRESS RELIEVER - SILVER BY: HEARTMATH LLC
Use the emWave Personal Stress Reliever to increase coherence and recover from stressful episodes or events, accumulate energy and stay in the flow, increase your access to creativity, balance your emotions when your nerves feel frayed, create energy when you have deadlines and feel like you can't make it, prepare for daily events meetings, communications, tasks, appointments and commutes.
|The emWave Personal Stress Reliever provides a handheld, portable and convenient way to reduce stress, balance emotions and increase performance anytime, anywhere. |
The emWave secret is that it is a simple device that let's you better deal with the stress of modern life without requiring a change in your overall lifestyle. View product demo (requires Flash).
|Through colorful LEDs you see your coherence level increase as you transform your stress and gain greater control over your emotions, mind, and body. |
| The Coherence Coach is an entertaining visual and audio program to learn and practice the Quick Coherence technique and improve your coherence scores. |
emWave trains you to achieve a higher level of coherence, a scientifically measurable state characterized by increased order and harmony in our psychological (mental and emotional) processes as well as physiological (bodily) processes. Research shows that when we activate this state, our physical systems function more efficiently, we experience greater emotional stability and we gain increased mental clarity and improved cognitive function. emWave's patented technology monitors the subtle beat-to-beat changes in your heart rhythms and determines the level of coherence found in these rhythms.
| Weighing just 2.2 ounces, the portable, sleek design of the emWave Personal Stress Reliever makes it easy to take and use whenever you need it. |
| The device is used by professionals to improve their golf games and other sports activities. |
| The emWave Experience, a free online interactive course takes approximately 30 minutes and is designed to enhance your emWave experience. |
emWave Personal Stress Reliever provides a handheld, portable and convenient way to reduce stress, balance emotions and increase performance anytime, anywhere. It is especially useful when preparing for highly stressful meetings, for improving sleep, to improve athletic performance, to overcome the effects of stress associated with health issues, or to recover quickly from stressful situations.
How emWave Works
The emWave is based on hard science and incorporates the same patented HRV measurement and coherence scoring process found in the Freeze-Framer Interactive Learning System, HeartMath's award winning PC based product that is being used by ten's of thousands of people in over 50 countries.
emWave shows the effects of stress on your body by measuring the subtle changes in your heart rhythms. This type of measurement is known as heart rate variability analysis or HRV. The analysis of HRV is recognized as a powerful, non-invasive measure that reflects heart-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics, which are particularly sensitive to changes in emotional state. However, 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 system, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems are working efficiently and harmoniously. Coherence is a state very similar to what athletes experience when they are in what is called "The Zone".
When you experience stressful emotions such as tension, anxiety, irritation, or anger, your heart rhythm pattern becomes irregular and incoherent, which negatively affects health, brain function, performance and your sense of well-being.
Ordered and harmonious heart rhythms are an indicator of your "coherence level". High coherence is a state associated with positive emotional attitudes which send signals to the brain that reduce stress, improve brain function, hormonal balance, immune response, coordination and reaction times.
emWave determines the degree of coherence found in your heart rhythm patterns and displays changes in real-time on a large tri-colored LED--the Coherence Level Indicator.
The goal in using emWave is to reduce stress by achieving and sustaining High Coherence (green). The Coherence Coach CD (included) provides instruction on how to do the Quick Coherence Technique to improve your coherence scores with emWave.
- A red light indicates low coherence which would be normal.
- A blue light indicates medium coherence which shows good improvement.
- A green light indicates high coherence the optimal high performance, stress-free state.
emWave is easy to use. Simply place your thumb on the sensor or attach the Ear Sensor. After your pulse is detected a breathing pacer which synchronizes to your heart rhythms begins. As you practice the Quick Coherence Technique, breathing with the pacer 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 (indicated in a large colorful LED) will begin to change from red to blue to green.
emWave offers four challenge levels to help you sharpen your coherence building skills. You can change the brightness of the LED displays and the audio feedback level. Additionally, it incorporates an accumulated coherence scoring display so you can track your progress during a session and an advanced user mode.
For most people in today's high-stress world, it is rare for sustained periods of coherence to occur. Now with emWave Personal Stress Reliever you have a convenient, practical way to help you reduce stress and shift into a higher state of coherence anytime, anywhere. Your stress will diminish and your feelings of well-being, balance and enhanced energy will increase.
"I have been amazed at the difference between using emWave compared to other forms of focusing your energy or relaxation techniques. This is an easy tool to keep with you and use whenever you want the benefit of improved performance, whether it's dealing with a stressful situation or problem solving. I have also found it helpful before you go to sleep. Thanks for helping connect our mind and heart!"
-- Cathleen Nelson, President, United Healthcare Partners
"emWave Personal Stress Reliever is the greatest tool that HeartMath has ever put out. The Coherence Coach CD is wonderful and the device easy to use. The ear piece is also a helpful addition and the packaging is interesting and well done. Good job!"
-- Michelle Cameron, RN, BSN, Manager, Nursing World Class Service, Cleveland, OH
"The emWave Personal Stress Reliever is great. I have used it before every speech I have done since I got it. Some days are better than others but for the most part it has brought my anxiety level down and made me focus more on the subject than my feelings about the crowd. I gave one of them to my son who has difficulties with tests at school and he gets green before his tests. It has helped him to do better with the tests and from his teachers perspective he seems calmer when he takes them."
-- Scott Rankin, CEO, Vulcan Spring & Mfg. Co.
"Using the emWave Personal Stress Reliever has enabled me to recognize the effects of stress on my body at any given time, which then allows me to use the HeartMath techniques to immediately help relieve this stress position. My recent tournament performances in Germany and Holland were helped by the use of HeartMath emWave can recognize stress levels not otherwise detectable."
-- Ian Woosnam, 2006 European Ryder Cup Captain and 1991 Masters winner
- A portable and convenient way to reduce stress, balance emotions and increase performance anytime, anywhere
- Helps you control feelings of anxiety, depression and anger; get a more restful night's sleep; stop emotional eating and reach your desired weight; and recharge your emotions, mind, and body
- emWave Personal Stress Reliever has earned the Seal of Approval from the American Institute of Stress
- Super bright LEDs, sound control, four challenge levels, coherence scoring and advanced user mode
- An easy-to-use device that lets you and your body better deal with the tension and stress of modern life without requiring you to make a change in your overall lifestyle
- EMWAVE enhances meditation and emotional strength
I am a "Naturopathic Doctor" and have been using the EmWave for about 1 month to help clients tune it to emotionally upsetting experiences and to help them to clear them so their own personally healing can continue. It has been a great impowering tool to individuals health and control of their lifestyle changes needed to be healthy....more info
- Great product!
Works as advertised. I also ordered the book . . . very interesting and certainly has the potential to bring the reader and emWave user to a higher level of awareness....more info
- EmWave Beats Stress Eraser -- No Contest
I have purchsed (and returned) Stress Eraser. I found it annoying. It prompts you to exhale at a beep. As best I could tell, that's all it does. If this is what you want -- to moduate breathing for enhanced calm -- count to 4 as you breathe in, count to 8 as you breathe out, and -- at the end of the exhalation - hold for two. Count consistently as fast or as slow as you need to. This will produce better results for you than the Stress Eraser (and it's free).
The EmWave is a different technology altogether. It is a biofeedback device, but that is not what makes the technology different. It has an infrared sensor which measures the smoothness of your heart beat (systolic and diastolic). When there is a smooth rhythm, this is called "coherence." When you are in a state of coherence, a huge array of biological benefits kick in. To use the hand-held (a little bigger than a credit card and not as thick as a pack of cards), you use a thumb sensor pad or an earclip.
In an EmWave session, you regulate your breathing and then learn to "breathe through you heart." Once you have done this, you hook onto a positive emotion, and this creates coherence. As you move through differnet levels of coherence, different colored lights are displayed, and different soothing beeps are played.
EmWave is useful for depression, stress, anxiety, pain management, and -- most subtly -- for learning how to choose what you want to feel in the face of any life circumstance. It gets easier and easier to do with time, and more and more gratifying. This is a world-class device, and the training offered by HeartMath is superb. Their books are the best I've read on depression, anxiety, etc. and I have read dozens on both subjects. This is a powerful and deceptively simple aid. Do take the free training; it'll guide you through the bells and whistles. [...]...more info
- EM Wave versus Stress Eraser
I bought a stress eraser last year and liked it a lot, so I gave it to my son who was stressed out in law school. Instead of replacing it I decided to give EM Wave a try. I think many people have trouble choosing between these two similar items. Maybe I can help. First, I can tell you that both are useful. You probably won't go wrong with either. However, they are quite different and you may prefer one.
Stress Eraser- strengths
Stress Eraser provides true biofeedback in the form of a continuous graph that you can influence by changing your breathing or even thinking. If you follow their instructions you can learn to control the graph and doing so you learn to relax. The unit is solid. It is scientifically valid and it seems like it due to the accurate feedback.
Stress Eraser- weaknesses
To use the stress eraser you must look at the graph that forms on the unit. I can't see it without my glasses. You must also have your finger in the correct position on the unit. That makes it hard to position the unit so that you can see the graph while lying down. Thus, if you want to use it to help go to sleep it is difficult. Another thing which may be a weakness or a strenght is that it is more or less a one trick pony. No bells and whistles. But it does what it does very well.
EM Wave- strengths
EM wave is more complicated, but not hard to use once you read the instructions. The unit is light weight and has colored lights, which you may like or feel is too much like a toy. I prefer the graph of Stress Eraser if I am using the unit during the day (it is more rapidly responsive and just seems more scientific), but at night trying to go to sleep the EM Wave is better because you don't need to see it very accurately...just follow the blinking lights. Another advantage of EM Wave is that you either put your finger on the unit (like Stress Eraser) or you can attach an ear monitor. The ear unit is great because you don't need to keep your hand on the unit. To use EM Wave thre are three different modes. In the basic mode the unit has a panel of lights that indicates a breathing pattern for you to follow. This pattern is not actual feedback, just a suggested breathing rate (you don't need to spend this much money for that). In the Heart Rate mode (HR)it follows your heart activity similarly to Stress Eraser- so this is actual feedback. In either mode there is another light that changes color depending on whether or not you are in "coherence". Essentially I take it to mean that you are relaxed, though they talk about it in New Age speak, so it is unclear to me what exactly it signifies. In the third mode you only see the "coherence" light, which saves batteries and removes all of the distractions. Actually the unit is even more complicated than this, but those are the essentials.
EM Wave Weaknesses
The unit seems flimsy compared to the Stress Eraser. It is unclear exactly what the "coherence" indictor actually indicates. The coherence coach CD is hardly worth watching. The website and other information is a bit non-scientific with all the talk about "heart breathing". All of that new age stuff will work, but depending on your personality you might find it a bit much.
OK so it sounds like I like the Stress Eraser more...but actually I find the EM Wave more useful due to my intended use of falling asleep with it. If you use the HR mode on the EM Wave it is more similar to Stress Eraser..real feedback. If you don't wear glasses or don't expect to use the unit while lying down, Stress Eraser is probably better. EM Wave is more interesting, with colored and blinking lights and multiple modes, but it doesn't have the same degree of biofeedback. Nevertheless, EM Wave does give enough biofeedback and if you use it you will learn to relax. Again, both are good...just different. ...more info
- easy to use, good results
I have had this product for a year now, and have found it very helpful as a relaxation technique. It's very easy to use, yet still provides a challange when set at the highest level. The ear lobe monitor lets you adopt any position you like. Also, I like that you can set the device to cue you by light and/or sound.
- Not bad but waaay overpriced for such a simple concept
This gadget is not magic or "algorithmic". It's actually quite simple.. it checks your pulse and gives you red..green score based on this. It helps you to slow down your pulse using the breathing indicator light. It does NOT actually test your breathing.
Controlling breathing to reduce stress is a very simple but good concept that is used in meditation, yoga, tai chi, etc... They did a nice job of making the gadget intuitive but they also apparently made it seem like there's more to the technique than there is (which I guess gives them the idea that they should charge $200 for it). Really I'd say it's worth about $50.
Also, this is very focused on reducing stress/anxiety which will cause your pulse to rise. Don't get the idea that it will always make you feel good, it's easy to maintain a low pulse when you are feeling low/depressed....more info
- This thing calms me down right quick
It works. I don't know how it works, but it works. Great if you want the benefits of a meditation practice without having to sit on a damn cushion in a zen center for years on end wondering if you're ever going to find enlightenment. All you need to do is breathe when this thing tells you to and watch the colored lights. When it turns green, you know you're in the zone. Having an external measure of relaxation is great for those of us who have a tendency to second-guess ourselves. "Best $180 I ever spent," I sighed after a recent session....more info
- Great product!
Works as advertised. I also ordered the book . . . very interesting and certainly has the potential to bring the reader and emWave user to a higher level of awareness....more info
- Disappointing, plus there's a learning curve
If anyone thinks that buying something like a personal biofeedback device will allow them to short-circuit all the training in mind-control and meditation, they are in for a let-down. This device is nice enough, though the lack of an LCD read out and the necessity of deciphering all the weird colored markings is something only a Klingon could understand! For $180, I think this is a very disappointing device. Plus, the 5 difficulty levels are a joke. I "mastered" levels 1 and 2 in the first sitting, if the green color is to be trusted. The higher levels didn't take very long to "master" either so where's the challenge? Maybe if I spent a lot of time with it, I might get something out of it. But so far I am very underwhelmed....more info
- emWave Personal stress Reliever
I purchased this for my boyfriend. He has a high stress job and seems to help him focus more. He uses it at and after work and finds he has a hard time keeping it out of the red which makes him focus more on calming his mind. I think it helps because it becomes a challange he is going to conquer which most of us strive for....more info
- It works
To be totally honest, I bought the EmWave because it was so much cheaper than the hand-held biofeedback products that I was actually wanting. I was disappointed when I received it because all it does is measure your pulse and breathing rate. What would this prove? The machine has three zones that it tracks. From what I can tell, despite what the instruction booklet says, if your breathing is shallow, the emwave will put you in the lowest zone. If you breathe deeply, the emwave will rate you in one of the two higher zones. The deeper and steadier your breath, the higher your zone. I was really irritated when I found out that's all it was doing. The problem is, I can't keep my irritation - because it works. If you do the deep breathing for at least 5 minutes, you will find that your stress level decreases dramatically. I have actually come to work and found voice mails or e-mails waiting for me that have put me at the highest stress levels. If I use the Emwave, I calm back down. Now, the trick is to learn to use it immediately upon receiving the stressful news rather than reacting and then using the machine. ;) Bottom line, I recommend it. It works....more info
- Not a Medical Device
From the Box "This is not a medical device." I found no difference after using it. The only thing it relieved was my money....more info
- Nothing but lights
Having had some experience with professional biofeedback, I found the emWave to be nothing more than synchronizing my breathing to the lights.It did make me breathe deeper and slower but sometimes I tensed up just trying to make my inhalation/exhalation last as long as the light. I sent it back....more info
- Excellent tool!
I use it daily. I have tried meditation in the past to help relax but always struggled to stay focused on my breathing. This device allows me to stay focused and helps me to develope a smooth breathing pattern. I definitely am more relaxed and focused because of this. ...more info
- emWave device is helpful
I've had this device for a couple of weeks, and it seems helpful. It apparently analyzes your pulse to determine if it's "in convergence," and therefore responding better to stress. It gives you feedback, both as audio beeps and a light that turns color from red to blue to green, depending on how close you are to convergence. I find that I can reach green if I follow their advice (breathing and thought process techniques), and then go back to red if I deliberately don't. So it's definitely measuring something and it does help me learn to achieve green consistently. There's no quantitative way for me to measure if this process really helps me to deal with stress better, but my sense is that it does. I suspect that you can teach yourself to practice these breathing/thought process technques without using this rather expensive device, but I find it rewarding to get immediate feedback on how I'm doing....more info
- Great tool to help control breathing and thoughts
It's amazing how a single thought can change your physiology. The emwave is great for being aware of this, and helping one to reach a more relaxed state of body and mind. I'm not very good at meditating or relaxing without some guidance (my mind likes to wonder a lot!), so this tool is really helpful. I like using it with the ear sensor best, but be careful because it's delicate and it's easy to pull the rubber guards off. This happened to me, and when one of the guards went missing, emWave customer service was very helpful and replaced it asap. ...more info
- very multi-functional
I'm a Reiki practitoner who meditates, and also deals with anxiety and depression.
I have so far been able to use this to effectively and successfully control anxiety, stress, and anger at home or when I'm out. Before I work with Reiki, I can make sure I'm in the proper "zone" to get the most out of it. When I meditate, I can make sure I'm in the proper zone there too. It helps me get to sleep faster, and stay there. I know there's more uses; I'm experimenting as much as possible.
I purchased this to help me work through quitting some nasty anti-depressants. I give it two thumbs up for how much it's helped with that, and 2 big toes up for everything else it's helping me with.
It seemed pricey, but not after I calculated the annual cost of meds and doctor visits, and then thought about the lack of side effects associated with this biofeedback method.
Oh, and it's insanely easy to use, especially if you take the time to read the user's manual and work through the 30-minute (free!) online tutorial. If you're still confused, you can join a free teleclass.
So if I need to use it to, say, control an impending panic attack, I can fire it up and use it immediately - no flipping through the manual looking for that set of instructions I thought was "right there, dammit!"
I'm so glad I can finally move on with my life, drug-free....more info
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