Video: Institute for Health Psychology (3:39)
James Spira, PhD, Director, Institute for Health Psychology, discusses how he has integrated the StressEraser into his practice and his research.
STRESSERASER IN AFTERMATH OF HAITI QUAKE.
"Thank you so much for your contribution of StressErasers for our Haiti missions trip. It is our hope that we can provide some much needed education for the nursing students in Léogâne, which was severely destroyed by the earthquake. The SEs will be very valuable in teaching relaxation and stress management skills."
Dr. Rachelle Rene
San Diego, Calif.
I AM CURRENTLY USING WITH SEVERAL PLAYERS
AT THE TOP OF THE PGA LEADERBOARD.
"Several of the high level players I work with on the PGA Tour are using the StressEraser frequently and finding that they are able to transfer this mental training to the golf course under the acute pressure of tournament golf.
It is axiomatic that mental skills are the most important differential between the good players on the PGA Tour and the great players who are consistently at the top of the leaderboard. One of the most important trainable, learnable skills is the regulation of the physiologic state of the player - his ability to command his body to do the things that he knows he can do when he is not under pressure. The StressEraser training that players are doing to prepare themselves for tournament pressure is one of the most valuable practice habits these guys have.
Tour players like the convenience of the StressEraser. Many of them travel with several training tools like putting tracks, laser and ultrasound sensing systems and the StressEraser slips inside the player's briefcase without a lot of fuss and bother.
The StressEraser and the specific mental training that is done with it helps a player to recognize the signs of performance anxiety and deal with it before damage is done and strokes are lost due to poor focusing. The PGA Tour now has statistical categories and performance concepts, such as Bounceback (the scoring response after a player has a bad hole) and Scrambling (the recovery from mistakes). Psychologists now have not only a name for these dreaded performance dysfunctions (the psychological refractory period) but finally a treatment that has efficacy.
I am currently using the StressEraser with several players who are consistently at the top of the tour's leaderboard each week and several other players have acquired the StressEraser in the never ending search for training techniques that will make them better performers when it counts the most."
Noted Coach and Author
A GROUND-BREAKING ACHIEVEMENT.
"The StressEraser is a ground-breaking achievement in the area of stress reduction and biofeedback."
Robert Reiner, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, NYU Medical Center
AS AN EDUCATOR, IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT.
“Many of our faculty and staff members are teaching their family members to use the StressEraser. One faculty member is teaching his son how to use it to get to sleep at night. Another employee is teaching her husband how to use the StressEraser as he suffers from anxiety attacks. A faculty member told me she is using the StressEraser to assist her in the relaxation response as she suffers from hypertension.”
“So many people have spoken to me after the StressEraser training program to tell me how stressed their lives are and how helpful the device will be for them. Immediately after the training, they tell me it has already made a difference, they felt calmer. As an educator it doesn’t get much better than that!”
Nancy Puglisi, Director of Organizational Wellness
University System of New Hampshire
INGENIOUS INVENTION AND INCREDIBLY USEFUL TOOL
"The StressEraser is an ingenius invention and an incredibly useful tool to teach people about the signficance of the mind-body connection, while also giving them practical experience in the art of relaxation. As a physician who specializes in the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, as well as other stress-related conditions, I find the StressEraser to be an invaluable aid to patient education, particularly in the area of autonomic nervous system physiology. It teaches how the breath not only has a direct effect on heart rate, but also on nervous system activity throughout the body. Thank you again for your generosity in sending out a new machine to me. I am very pleased with its performance."
Dr. Arthur Brownstein
THE MOST CUTTING-EDGE DEVICE I'VE SEEN THAT MEETS ALL MY CRITERIA.
"The StressEraser is the most cutting-edge device I've seen that meets all my criteria... Best of all, the StressEraser is amazingly cost-effective, especially when you compare it to the price of machines at a clinic. These machines can cost upwards of $3,000 to own, and if you go to a clinic or doctor's office for treatment, you have to pay up to $150 per session. And since most treatments require 10 to 20 sessions, you could pay $1,500 to $3,000!"
Dr. David Williams
ANYONE CAN START FEELING THE BENEFITS PRETTY QUICKLY.
"Anybody can pick one up and start using it and start feeling the benefits pretty quickly. The more time you spend in this parasympathetic mode versus the sympathetic mode, the healthier you're going to be."
Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD
Portland State University
Author "10 Simple Solutions to Stress"
AN IDEAL WAY TO CONNECT WITH STUDENTS.
“The StressEraser is an ideal way to connect with students who have not had previous counseling contact. Because it's such a unique technology, the StressEraser gets people to look at the University Counseling Center as something more than a place for depression. It helps us reverse the stigma. There are three fundamental ways that we’ve used it: As a recruiting tool for prospective students touring UND; As part of our campus Stress Lab to help students learn mindful breathing; And as a way to provide outreach to different university groups, where we take the StressEraser directly into the classrooms... It has been a wonderful and expansive experience for our students.”
Myron J. Veenstra, Ph.D., L.P.
Director, University Counseling Center
University of North Dakota
THEY HAVE ALL FOUND THAT IT HAS HELPED THEM.
“I have been using the StressEraser with several patients with varying levels of anxiety and they have all found that it has helped them in learning to elicit the relaxation response via deep breathing. They have reported that it is convenient to use, both at home and while out of the house, and they have all used it on a daily or almost-daily basis.”
Douglas Y. Seiden, Ph.D.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute
IT’S SMALL, IT’S PORTABLE AND IT’S ACCURATE.
“I actually hooked up some patients as well as colleagues to the very expensive and proven accurate biofeedback system with the computer. And then I had people put their fingers into the StressEraser. And I was amazed at just how well that corresponded.”
“I personally find it extremely valuable to use the StressEraser in a group format. I use groups to train people in meditation and relaxation techniques quite a bit. But I don’t know how they’re individually responding. So if I give all the members of the group a StressEraser and can walk around and monitor them, I find that to be highly effective. So I think that teaching relaxation or even mediation in a group setting is optimal when you have this immediate feedback device to help.”
“One of the best things about the StressEraser is it’s small, it’s portable and it’s accurate. There are other small devices that are a few hundred dollars that you can hook up to your computer, so it’s not quite as portable. But it doesn’t have the same responsivity and not the same accuracy. So I don’t use those and I don’t recommend those. The StressEraser is so simple, gives immediate feedback, gives a guide to how how you’re doing, and is interesting enough to use, that patients really do use it and enjoy using it.”
James Spira, PhD, MPH, ABPP
Director, Institute for Health Psychology
I USE IT IN ALL MY CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAMS AT HARVARD.
"The StressEraser is a critical teaching tool - it's the best metrics available to measure, monitor and control your stress. It will change how you experience and solve stress. I use it every time in all my corporate training programs at Harvard University Law Schools."
Mark A. Thornton
Former COO, J.P. Morgan
Author "Meditation in a New York Minute"
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED FOR MY OFFICERS.
"I loved your product and thought it was the perfect tool to teach officers how to do correct breathing - not just as a "stress eraser" but also for in the heat of the moment action. One of the bomb squad guys told me he used your product at home, but when running "code" (lights and sirens) to a bomb call found himself doing the breathing without even thinking and it calmed him down. I was like, PERFECT. That's exactly what I wanted for my officers."
PFC Matt Domyancic
SWAT Team, Major Washington DC Metro-Area Agency
Author, National Strength and Conditioning Association TSAC Report (see page 8)
YOU START TO RELAX, YOU START TO CALM DOWN.
“If you can kick in that relaxation response, all of these physiological systems and the mental system start to open back up. You can literally see the difference in a person as the systems switch. As the relaxation response kicks in, their heart rate is slowing down, their shoulders start to drop. You start to relax, you start to calm down.”
Charles Morrison, Ph.D.
University of Idaho
VERY HELPFUL FOR PATIENTS... EFFECTIVE IN SEVERAL MINUTES TIME.
"I have found the StressEraser to be very helpful for patients (with a variety of disorders that are exacerbated by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system). It is easy to use, lightweight and portable, and is effective in several minutes time. The only way to maximize your score on the device is to induce a state of slow, even, deep breathing, relaxed muscles and decreased heart rate. This is the very same complex of physiologic responses that has been shown scientifically in repeated studies to maximize the functioning of the immune system."
Dr. Lee Rice
The Wellness Institute
THE BEST WAY TO GUIDE YOUR PRACTICE AND SEE IMMEDIATE RESULTS.
"The hardest part of adopting the powerful breathing techniques we teach is that the changes are subtle and take place over weeks and months. We've found that the StressEraser is the best way to guide your practice and see immediate results."
Stress Management Coach
Author, "Perfect Breathing"
IT CAN HELP PEOPLE RELAX BOTH PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY.
"One of the problems in dealing with anxiety or other conditions is adherence. It's very hard to get people to do positive behaviors. It's hard to get people to exercise on a regular basis. It's hard to get people for example, to stay on the right diet and it's hard to get people to do things that induce a restful state. And there are some nice things about this device that make it easier to use and make it easier for people to continue to use over time.
It can help people relax both physically and psychologically by giving them immediate feedback and training them really to turn on their Parasympathetic Nervous System. And by doing that it can slow down pulse, lower blood pressure, it can be associated with muscular relaxation, and it can be helpful in terms of redirecting thoughts so people focus, for example, on their breathing rather than dwell or anticipate or worry about future events that they have no control over."
Eric Hollander, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
I'M USING THE STRESSERASER IN MY PRACTICE QUITE A BIT.
"I'm an EEG Neurofeedback Clinician, and a Trainer and Master Practitioner of Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). I'm using the StressEraser in my practice quite a bit and have found that my clients are responding to it very well. When a client is having difficulty relaxing, the StressEraser eases them into a focused state of breathing and allowing the breath to lead them into a calmer state. So, here in NYC, one of the stress capitols on the planet, I'm grateful for this tool!"
Lynda Wells, Ph.D.
The Way to Wellness
THE STRESSERASER IS A GODSEND OF A PRODUCT!
"I'm taking a few minutes to let you all know how highly I regard your product. I'm a clinical social worker living and working abroad with the expatriate community here. I deal with clients who suffer from considerable amounts of stress from their onset in country (culture shock) to full blown anxiety and panic disorders. The StressEraser is a godsend of a product! I've lent it out to many of my clients including one who had been addicted to sleeping pills for four years and it helped wean her off and restore her sleep. (She subseqently bought her own.) I'll continue to advertise it as long as I practice."
Perry Malcolm, LCSW
AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO HELP CLIENTS IDENTIFY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS.
"I have found the StressEraser to be a effective tool to help clients identify anxious thoughts and demonstrate their here-and-now impact. My patients have reported that using the StressEraser between therapy sessions is an opportunity to reinforce therapeutic gains and maintain focus on goals outside of sessions."
Bradley R. Brenner, Ph.D.
TRULY CALMS DOWN BOTH MIND AND BODY.
"It's easy, simple, individualizes to the person, and more importantly, it works! Within a very short period of time the StressEraser attunes one's breathing to a less stressful, more natural rhythm that truly calms down both mind and body."
Ileana Bascuas, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology, ABPP
ITS EFFECTS ARE BOTH IMMEDIATE AND PROFOUND
"With respect to the training of correct breathing and enhancement of parasympathetic oscillators the device distills thousands of years of philosophic insight into a simple, user friendly tool. Its effects are both immediate and profound."
Reese Nicolini, D.O., Ph.D.
Emergency Medical Resident
A MUST FOR THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR HEALTH.
“Perhaps the simplest meditation tool/device ever created. Considering stress is a primary factor in all disease, the stress eraser is a must for those who care about their health. Considering stress is a primary factor in all disease, the stress eraser may just be the single most important tool in restoring (a patient’s) health and vitality.”
Dr. Andrew Sirlin
REPORTED FALLING ASLEEP AT NIGHT MUCH MORE EASILY.
“First patient that took one home reported falling asleep at night much more easily and would even wake up still holding the StressEraser…
Dr. Neil Yellen
FACILITATES INCREASED COMPLIANCE.
“The StressEraser is a great breathing and heart rate variability home trainer that helps people to learn to breathe efficiently, and to calm and balance their nervous system. Proper breathing is crucial in maintaining optimal physiological functioning and this can be upset by emotional stress. Chronic dysfunctional breathing is detrimental to health and can lead to a variety of stress related disorders. A major advantage of the StressEraser is it is easy to use and it is entirely portable – like an IPOD. This allows the user to use the device anytime and any place it is convenient. This facilitates increased compliance with incorporating good breathing skills into positive lifestyle change and reinforces breathing skills learned in the therapy office setting.”
Lee Porter, APRN-NP, CNS, BCIA-C
A GREAT TOOL.
“StressEraser is a great tool to teach you how to breathe (deeply and timely), to relax you and provide constant blood oxygen, with no gasping for air.”
Dr. Ali Meschi
NOW OFFERING TO ALL MY PATIENTS.
“I have been using StressEraser in the evening to help me relax and sleep more effectively. It is amazing how quickly it calms the mind and coordinates respiration and heart rate in a fun, non invasive way. I am now offering StressEraser to all of my patients.”
Mark J. Blessley, NTS, DC
Good Health Naturally, PLLC
A VERY EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, AND CONVENIENT ADJUNCT.
“The StressEraser has been a very effective, efficient, and convenient adjunct in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders in my clinical practice.“
Steven T., Ph.D., ABPP
DELIVERS THE RESULTS WE WERE LOOKING FOR.
“Having used advanced computerized biofeedback in our offices for the past 11 years, we're always looking for portable units for patients (and ourselves) to take home or carry around so that we can check in or entrain ourselves without the need of a full computerized hook up...the StressEraser is quality built, easy to use, and delivers the results that we were looking for. I personally like to take it with me in car rides with my busy 14 year old daughter...she accumulates her 50 or so points as we drive each day to the horse barn for her lessons. Before, it was always a struggle to get her to slow down her life long enough to sit in front of the computer. Now, it gets done more often. It's a great tool, and my patients love it as well. Thank you!”
Dr. Kenneth J. Vinton
THE MOST EFFECTIVE FOR ME.
“Since the 70s I've tried pretty much every relaxation technique there is: progressive relaxation, autogenic training, several types of meditation, hypnosis, flotation tanks, cranial electrotherapy stimulation. My opinion is that StressEraser has been the most effective for me. I've noticed improved levels of relaxation and have pretty much gotten rid of an essential tremor I've had for about 40 years.”
Dr. David Bricker
RECOMMEND TO INDIVIDUALS AS A WAY TO TRANSFER THEIR STRESS.
“I've used the StressEraser in my research regarding loneliness on consumption. I recommend StressEraser to individuals as a way to transfer their stress, that often leads to them engaging in negative behaviors, such as gambling and internet addictions, to a safe and even fun hand-held device.”
Dr. Mark S. Rosenbaum
Northern Illinois University
GOOD POTENTIAL AS A DEVICE TO RENT, SELL OR USE.
“I believe the StressEraser has good potential as a device to rent, sell, or use in the waiting room.“
A GREAT PRODUCT FOR MANY REASONS.
“I teach breathing exercises to patients and use them myself to relax, and the StressEraser accurately reflected my level of relaxation. I found it impressive that when I was less relaxed, the StressEraser would even show my nervous system reacting to a loud noise or a passing worry. I felt this was a great product for many reasons.”
Sarah M. Whitman, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine