MindPlace is pleased to offer the ThoughtStream Biofeedback System. This tool measures the rapid, tiny fluctuations in your skin's electrical resistance known as the Galvanic Skin Response (GSR). When your psychological stress/activation level increases, skin moisture increases and the ThoughtStream can help teach you to monitor and control this. With regular practice, it is an ideal relaxation training system. Over the course of your first few sessions, the ThoughtStream learns what sensitivity level works best for you. And It's very easy to use--simply put on the included hand sensor, wait a few seconds for the system to calibrate to your current state of activation, and immediately you are tracking your stress level with the goal to go as low as you can.
ThoughtStream employs three forms of feedback:
Visual: The front panel display starts out all red. Your goal is to turn it all green.
Auditory: Use the included headphones and learn to lower the pitch of the melodic sound.
Computer: Connect the ThoughtStream USB to your Windows PC and use the free ThoughtStream Interface software to graph your sessions. Compare multiple sessions to see how you have been progressing. You can also add interactive biofeedback games by purchasing the optional Mental Games computer software.
The ThoughtStream Biofeedback System is portable, powerful and easy to use stress management tool, helping you to relax more deeply and become more aware. Biofeedback needs to be "learned," so be patient with yourself and with the process!