What if you had a friend who would tell you that your stress level was rising and the reason for your stress? How much better would your days go? Wouldn’t you stop the response if it was not serving your purpose? It can be done and it is important for people with mood disorders like anxiety and Depression to recognize when they are being triggered / activated by a stressor.
Neuroscience now reveals that the sympathetic nervous system stress response (freeze, flight, or fight) takes place immediately in the body via the sense organs and then alerts the mind via two separate channels. One channel activates the amygdala based fight or flight response, and the other is sent to the prefrontal cortex of the brain for further evaluation to determine whether the threat is real. Nature has wired us this way so that we have the highest chance for survival in a life threatening situation. Unfortunately nature has not caught up with the pace of our society and we are constantly in a state of heightened alert and almost anyone or anything can activate the stress response. This is why people are all “stressed out”. Well we’ve got some technology now to help us stop the stress response before it take full control of our physiology and alters our mood.
The WellBe is an elegant, light-weight bracelet and mobile app designed to support your emotional well-being. WellBe helps you learn your stress triggers, based on time, location and people you meet and then it provides you with personalized meditation and other well-being exercises to release stress and help you calm down immediately. It’s a great first step in getting control of our moods before they get control of us. Check out the video.