Learn to relax? It's now possible thanks to Melomind™, an EEG-based relaxation training program. Melomind™ measures your brain activity in real time and give you the chance to listen to your brain!
You are about to start your first session melomind™ and... you don't know what to expect. Don't panic! Don't panic! To avoid apprehending the unknown of this new tool, I suggest you to navigate together the steps of a session melomind™.
Take some time for yourself.
Sitted, in a quiet place, with your eyes closed. To fully enjoy the benefits of Melomind™, it is preferable to take some time for yourself first. Fifteen minutes is enough for each session. Get away from noise and hustle and choose a place where you feel good and confident. Are you ready?
Let yourself be guided step by step.
Once the headset is on your head, open the Melomind™ application on your phone, and let it guide you. If this is your very first session, take few minutes to connect the headset to your phone via Bluetooth: follow the instructions on the screen for a smooth installation.
Then start the first session. In your ears, you'll hear two sound waves, one on top of the other: the first is a relaxing atmosphere. Imagine the sound of flowing water, footsteps walking in the forest, birds chirping... This relaxing atmosphere is there to take you on a journey. Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away. The mind relaxes, the muscles rest, the breathing slows down ... The body slowly goes into a state of relaxation.
Over this relaxing atmosphere, you hear a more musical sound. This sound indicator is a reflection of your brain activity: a loud sound indicator indicates that your brain activity is important. A soft and discreet sound indicator, even absent, indicates that your brain activity is at rest. This sound accompanies you throughout the session, and varies according to the brain activity of each moment. You will see that in fifteen minutes, it goes through all states!
Without effort, your brain learns.
The sound indicator you hear during the relaxing session is of great importance in the neurofeedback learning process with melomind™. It is thanks to this sound feedback that your brain learns to relax step by step. The exercise of the session consists of trying to diminish or even eliminate this sound: in this way, you train your brain to enter a state of relaxation when it needs it. The regularity of the sessions melomind™ is essential: like a top-level sportsman, regular sessions allow you to "muscle" this new skill, that of relaxing when needed.
Breaks to breathe.
The fifteen-minute session is interspersed with 3 or 4 breaks lasting one to two minutes during which you can relax your attention. melomind™ should be approached as more of an exercise than a mental nap: these breaks allow you to avoid trying too hard to relax ... it would be a shame to get the opposite result! After each break, the relaxing atmosphere changes. A new journey opens up for you!
A graphical curve, witness of your brain activity.
Once the session is over, a graphical curve showing your brain activity during these 15 minutes is displayed in the application melomind™. A sort of summary of the session, this curve allows you to evaluate your state of relaxation live. Note that it is rarely linear, which is normal! Each session is unique, and representative of the state of the moment. There is no right or wrong way to do it: taking this time for yourself is doing what is best.
Above all, a moment for oneself
A Melomind™ session is a precious moment to listen to your feelings, your tensions, your knots. The opportunity to re-connect to the sensations, whatever they are. Pleasant, uncomfortable... He gave us few opportunities for deep and gentle introspection. And yet, it is by allowing ourselves these breaks, by practicing relaxation, that we regenerate ourselves internally.
So, are you ready for a second session?
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