Bilateral stimulation sounds like it involves electrodes, but thankfully it doesn’t. It's a non-invasive, neuroscience technique where sound, light or sensation moves from left to right, between sides of the body and brain. It's been in therapeutic practice for more than 20 years with very successful results, helping people process the difficult experiences and memories from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This clinical experience has moved beyond PTSD into other conditions and can be used to enhance performance as well as help with processing difficult thoughts and emotions, and anxiety.
So what does it do and how could it help calm and relax tense and negative brains?
There are a couple of theories, one is that moving sensations away from the brain to the body, makes it easier to process thoughts and feelings and lessen the strength of negativity. Another suggests it mimics the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) part of sleep, which is partly why our brains feel rested and calm after a good night’s sleep. Whatever the medical pathway, the neuroscience community stand by its effectiveness and have been using bilateral stimulation in a professional setting for people struggling to process anxiety, low self esteem, negative thought patterns and other conditions. For something that seems so simple, the effect is profound on the mind and body.
Bilateral Stimulation is any rhythmic alternation of stimulation between the left and right hemispheres It can be done with just hands too and tapping has been used outside of therapy, before the home devices were available
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