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{how to non-medicinally become happier, have better focus, and more...}
by Makenna Plumlee

Treating Anxiety and Unhappiness and Transforming your Brain- WITHOUT Medicine
What does this presentation consist of?
1) breakdown of "stress"
2) brief overview of deep breathing and muscle relxation/massage therapy
4)
Sound Therapy- Isochronic Tones and Binaural Beats
Biomedical Innovation... The App
Thesis: An extremely large amount of the population could significantly benefit from understanding that certain mood boosting techniques, such as sound therapy, are indeed extremely effective, and can help one with anxiety and depression, as well as have multiple other benefits. Sound therapy could be implicated in multiple different settings and situations and be tremendously beneficial to many different people.
An
abundance of stress
and
generally

decreased mood
is
very widely present
throughout the entire population today; many people suffer from
chronic stress
, which can be
detrimental to their health
as well as the
overall quality of their life
.

The majority of people
may not even realize they are stuck in the loop of chronic stress
and suffering from the affects, how
easily this loop could be stopped
, and the true potential they have to
control their brains and bodies
and live in a way they never have before.
Muscle Relaxation/Massage Therapy
"a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances"
"a state resulting from a stressor; especially: one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium"
Breakdown of Stress: Key Terms (Biochemistry)

Serotonin
Thyroid Hormone
GABA
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH)
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
Cortisol
Epinephrine/Norepinephrine
Endorphins
Dopamine
Breakdown of Stress: Key Terms (Anatomy)
Amygdala
Hypothalamus
Pituitary Gland
Adrenal Glands
{Nervous System}
What goes on in the body once it feels stress?
What is the "loop of stress" or chronic stress?
What can be done about this?
Deep/Correct Breathing
Reduces the effects of stress
Urges on the Parasympathetic Nervous System
Makes us feel better in general
Loosens tension
Reduces the effects of stress
Creates a happy/good feeling
Stimulates positive brain chemicals
Sound Therapy
Isochronic Tones and Binaural beats
Binaural Beats
Two different frequencies played in each ear
Creates an internal pulse
Causes the formation of specific brainwaves
Headphones required
Can be overlaid with ambient music or sound effects in order to enhance relaxation
Isochronic Tones
Created manually with equal intensity pulses of sound that are separated by intervals of silence
Work by turning on and off rapidly
The speed of the start and stop depends on the desired brain frequency
Tones can’t be drowned out by extra sounds
Brainwaves
Gamma: high concentration, probelm solving
40+ Hz
Beta: alertness, concentration, congnition
13-40 Hz
Alpha: relaxation, visualization, creativity
7-12 Hz
Theta: meditation, intuition, memory
4-7 Hz
Delta: detached awareness, healing, sleep
0-4 Hz
Uses
Make one
happier
, and
less stressed
Help with
concentration
Help with
sleep/feeling rested
Help one
think more clearly
Allow one to feel
relaxed
Allow one to acheive a
feeling comparable to the feeling when using drugs
Do people know about sound therapy?
Would people use an app dealing with it?
The App
Would consist of:
Deep breathing
Muscle Relaxation
Sound Therapy
Anxiety relief
Relaxation
Sleep
Concentration
Motivating
Etc.

Free, (ads across top of screen)
Schools
Schools could benefit from sound therapy by
implementing this technique
into the students' day. It could be
installed onto all computers
, so as students are working they can plug headphones into the computer and have
increased concentration
.
During tests
, isochronic tones could quietly be played in order to
improve brain function
. Also, in places such as the library, or in areas where quiet study halls are occuring, these tones could be played.
Libraries
Libraries could install Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones into their computers, or even have Isochronic Tones playing quietly
Anxiety Relief
People could use this app during times of high stress, or to train their brain and
eliminate future feelings of anxiety and stress
.
Athletes
Sound therapy could be utilized by indiviual athletes before games or important performances, or even played in locker rooms and during practices
Have you ever heard of Isochronic Tones or Binaural Beats?
Out of
100
people, an astonishing majority of
94
have never heard of either of these terms.
Would they get the app?
Out of
100
people,
87
people confirmed that they would download the app if it was created.
In conclusion...
Deep breathing, muscle relaxation/massage therapy, and sound therapy, specifically Isochronic Tones and Binaural Beats,
can and should be used
to
benefit many areas of society
. Increased awareness would be beneficial to a
very large amount of people
, and a
very significant portion of the population would take advantage of an app utilizing these techniques to make their lives happier, and better
.
http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/biochemistry-of-anxiety ... biochem of anxiety, broken down

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/119/549/129 ... Sodium Lactate experiment

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=TVsrK0sjGiUC&oi=fnd&pg=PR17&dq=how+does+taking+deep+breaths+relieve+stress&ots=eEm9a-qlW1&sig=MvZ-D0XL9mvGeDExExRqQbX9PFU#v=onepage&q=how%20does%20taking%20deep%20breaths%20relieve%20stress&f=false ... book, full catastroph
3 ways video

http://www.livestrong.com/article/136646-why-does-deep-breathing-calm-you-down/

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/06/131734718/just-breathe-body-has-a-built-in-stress-reliever

http://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-hypothalamus

http://turbolotus.hubpages.com/hub/Do-Binaural-Beats-actually-get-you-High

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdala

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-the-stress-response

http://www.ehs.net/2231/pdf/autonomic.pdf

http://www.toolsforwellness.com/brainstates.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Sound-for-Therapy

http://naamscience.com/?page_id=51
Works Cited
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