Several weeks ago I ordered a game called The Wild Divine. This game comes with a biofeedback device called a “Light Stone” that measures heart rate, and skin conductance. The object of the game is to relax by controlling your breathing and heart rate. This makes for a very challenging game because in order to progress you have to “slow” yourself down and develop a sense of calm. If you get agitated or angry you will get stuck and not be able to move forward in the game.
The Wild Divine uses cool 3D animation to create a beautiful dreamy world where you can wander around and explore. I am currently at the stage of exploring and will probably need some help to get any farther. I can say I feel very relaxed after I play the game and feel this could be a great way to relieve stress. Time will tell..
Here is a link to the The Wild Divine Site.
This is what the developers have to say:
“The Wild Divine Project provides multimedia solutions to promote self-care and wellness. Our products integrate the use of proven biofeedback technology with creative, computer-based tools to reduce stress and help you to achieve optimal health.
Step out of time and into a realm of endless possibility, where you’ll practice breathing and meditation techniques, like the heart breath, an ancient yogic breathing technique that will help you achieve control over your mind & body to help reduce stress and improve physical and mental wellness.
Wearing three finger sensors that track your body’s heart rate variability and skin conductance, you’ll learn to use the power of your thoughts, feelings, breath and awareness to:
* Increase relaxation
* Reduce stress and anxiety
* Restore balance and vitality
* Improve physical & mental well being
Build stairways with your breath, open doors with meditation, juggle balls with your laughter, and so much more. The Journey makes biofeedback, a popular method of alternative healthcare, easily accessible and empowers you to take mind-body wellness, literally, into your own hands.