Calm your heart and mind with Bright, the biofeedback visualization App that allows you to literally see your own beating heart. Bright’s five neuroscience backed tools and techniques empower users with the ability to decrease symptoms of debilitating stress.
Much of our neurobiological reaction to stress develops in early childhood, a time mostly left out of our conscious memories. For most, this subconscious “fight or flight” system controls us, rather than the other way around. Bright puts sufferers of stress back in control by unleashing the power of the biofeedback supported self-regulation. The result can be the first feeling of control to one’s innate reaction to stress.
How Bright Works
Bright harnesses five key biofeedback supported self-regulation tools…Heartbeat, Sights, Sounds, Movement and Breath. When used with a Bluetooth connected heart rate monitor, Bright’s colorful real time heartbeat display teaches us not only about what triggers us, but also what calms us. With regular use, we gain awareness of the rhythms of our own heart and learn how to turn an unhealthy reaction into a heart healthy response
Extreme stress is managed by a subconscious part of our brain, which means symptoms remain largely invisible. Our hearts have a direct feed to this part of our brain. In connecting to Bright’s real-time heartbeat visualization, we can see the patterned responses to stress in our daily lives.
Neuroscience researchers explain that our brain’s neuroplasticity allows us to “rewire” our brains, but not without practice. Bright reminds us to engage in this regular practice. Research shows that even a few minutes of daily practice can have lifelong impacts on our mental and physical health.
Our brains are hardwired for social connection. Bright’s ability to record and share your beating heart with loved ones is one way to connect. But the premium subscription provides additional connectivity features, including access to a social network of Bright users, shared goal setting, and badges. Bright’s search tools help you connect with mental wellness gurus.
What Do You Need In your Mental Survival Kit?
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper mindset to stay calm in the event of an emergency or disaster. Instead of Fight, Flight or Freeze reactions, help your mind take control of your body’s autonomic nervous system and respond to stressful situations without panic and emotional flare ups.
Our heartbeat graphic provides real time feedback that lets you see how well you are able to calm your body. Seeing the impacts stress has on your heart shows just how important this practice can be.
A patented heartbeat driven “mood ring” visualization that allows you to monitor your response to stress
One of the fastest methods for calming the body is to use breath. This instantly regulates the pace and depth of your breathing, a key strategy for self-regulation.
Sounds offers an array of music and nature sounds that provide neurobiological calming effects
Sights offers video scenes that help soothe and distract from stressful environments
Movement offers information on simple techniques to trick the body into relaxing
Masterclass series offers an ongoing perspective from experts in the field of stress reduction
Social connection calms the Limbic system and is key to ongoing health and wellness. Bright’s premium subscription offers a social network for individuals and groups interested in practicing mindfulness.
Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit:
A family account allows multiple users to store heart beat data and provides personalized biofeedback
Notification systems that help family members remember to practice
Customizable heart beat visualizations appropriate for the whole family
Alarms to alert family members when they enter the high stress ‘danger’ zone
Favorite and liking features that add personalized content to broaden survival tool kit strategies
“I found the Bright app especially helpful for individuals who are not initially as interested in working on emotional regulation and traditional meditation. It pairs emotional regulation strategies with technology in a way that is engaging and helps individuals visualize their regulation process more concretely.”
— Stephanie Tam Rosas, MA, LMFT, Tierra Pacifica Charter School
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So happy to see my dear old friend (who has always been wiser and calmer than the rest of us normal humans!) sharing his knowledge on coping with stress in family settings. Thank you Travis!
Instructor Knapp specializes in the delivery of transformational change initiatives that help humans operate at their highest potential. Knapp is passionate about putting science, health and wellbeing at the heart of upskilling, learning design and performance development. Knapp has over a decade of teaching experience in California’s post-secondary public school system and has received numerous awards, including awards from the California State University Chancellor’s Office, San Jose State University and the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library, for her innovative solutions in higher education. Her professional content development and publishing experience spans multiple industries, including technology, commercial construction and hospitality. She has sold thousands of copies of her interactive elearning books on Teachers Pay Teachers and Magcloud.
In 2019, Knapp founded Enlightened Education to help educators and businesses implement learning systems that leverage 21st century science and technology. Instructor Knapp holds a Master of Science in Instructional Science and Technology (2019), Post-Secondary Teaching Certificate (2010), Master of Fine Arts in Writing (2009), and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (1997).
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