How D-Stress.Me's Guided Meditations Stop the Stress Response:

     The stress response is many times a response to external stimuli taken in through your senses and interpreted to be stressful by the brain. This can be visual or auditory and then exaserbated through your thoughts. D-Stress.Me's Guided Meditations are designed to stop the stress response and activate the parasympathetic nervous system through the activation of your senses through your mind's eye. We simply replace the stimuli interpreted to be stressful with relaxing stimuli that puts your mind in a state of peace so your parasympathetic nervous system activates. Although this process seems a temporary or reactionary solution to stress, it has amazing long-term implications for how you handle stress.

     The strategic imagery that we prompt your mind's eye with essentially tricks your brain into thinking what you are envisioning is actually happening. If you saw your brain's visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for sight, under an fMRI scanner as you were listening to one of our Guided Imagery Meditations, you would see that it lights up with activity just as if you were seeing everything with your eyes wide open. This is the foundation for the powerful effects of D-Stress.Me.

Let's understand what stress really is:

     Stress isn't just in your head; it's physical! Whenever you stress, your body sends powerful stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol that affect all of your body's systems. The system that is responsible for stress is called your Sympathetic Nervous System. Your Parasympathetic nervous system is that responsible for your body when it is at rest, which is the system that using D-Stress.Me activates.