Anxiety Release based on EMDR shows you how to release anxious thoughts and feelings naturally, by harnessing the
power of your brain. It does this by combining guided instructions and focused attention with bilateral brain
stimulation. Bilateral stimulation is a treatment element of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), a
revolutionary treatment which is based on the use of sensory stimulation to alter anxiety-provoking memories and
responses. Over 30 randomized controlled studies of EMDR attest to the efficacy of this process. The author also has
two research studies in submission with peer-reviewed scientific journals based on this process.
Because bilateral stimulation appeals to the unconscious, sensing part of the brain, there is no need for effortful thinking or struggling with feelings. All you have to do is LISTEN and your brain will do the rest! The App consists of;
1 x brain training session
2 x guided anxiety management sessions
1 x pure bilateral stimulation session (audio & visual)
1 x safe place exercise
Progress Log function with prompts
Powerful Bls brain visual simulating brain activity associated with anxiety reduction
This App is suitable for both clinicians and the general public. However, persons suffering with complex PTSD or mental health problems, multiple psychological trauma or unstable neurological conditions (eg; epilepsy) should not use this product without medical supervision.
This app has been tested on Galaxy tab 2, Galaxy S4, and Google Nexus 7.
Amazing app but please, please, get rid of or at least lower that guitar that comes on at the end of each session. I end each session feeling amazing then that guitar jarringly blares in my ear and undoes the relaxation. Begging the devs to edit the audio and remove or dramatically lower the guitar, I'd give 5 stars
Phenomenal App and the developer listens! They are even adding soon a female voice option.
This is an amazing app for use during virtual therapy sessions with a therapist! ... This app allows me to continue to use EMDR in my therapy sessions, during virtual sessions from home, due to the pandemic. ... I really enjoy the self-led functions for practice and reinforcement of anxiety-relieving behaviors, even when I am not overly stressed, as regular practice ingrains the behaviors so they become automatic in times of duress. ... I was quite relieved at the clear avoidance of faith/ideals or other topics besides simply healing from anxiety, in the sessions. Many other relaxation/calming apps speak of specific body parts (anxiety for an amputee), use religious wording (a trigger for those abused by "the faithful"), or visualization guidance that may contain phobias.This was what led me to believe that there were careful, thoughtful, conscientious mental health professionals involved in the creation of this healing tool. ... I told my therapist about this after I evaluated it's functions, and he is very excited to review it himself from a more clinical standpoint, with the intention of possibly suggesting it to his other virtual patients! ... To suggest an improvement; I would like to see a stereoscopic add-on for this app, as it would allow for distraction-free immersive VR functionality with even the most basic of headsets such as Google Cardboard, a huge boon for those of us with high distractability. I would accept this add-on as a micro-transaction within the app. I would suggest another improvement as well, buy my ideas have tangible value. ... ("..." Added to signify between paragraphs, as the review form turned my review into a difficult-to-read wall of text.
Phone updated and app no longer plays the audio tracks - is this going to be updated?
These are just bilateral audios. As a psychologist, I am looking for a combo of audio and visual BLS. I have found another free app which contains this. Very unhappy with costing.