It is ideal for people who are often tense and stressed, working for long periods without taking a moment of rest
MindFree Ventures, the stress management software specialists, has launched ‘Stillness Buddy – Stress Reduction’, a unique application designed to help office and home computer users feel less stressed and work more productively
Stillness Buddy creates very short on-screen breaks, which encourage ‘moments of stillness’ and ‘mindfulness pauses’ at regular intervals during the day.
Users decide on the duration and frequency of their breaks to suit their preferences and schedule. In addition, users can customise the exercises, sounds and messages to be displayed during the day.
“It is ideal for people who are often tense and stressed, working for long periods without taking a moment of rest,” said Stillness Buddy creator Hector Bolanos.
“Stillness Buddy helps them to work in a more relaxed way. It is like having a friend that every now and then gently reminds you to stop for a moment, breathe, centre yourself again and then continue.”
The latest, Stress Reduction version of Stillness Buddy contains several carefully designed exercises, based on mindfulness and relaxation principles. Examples include:
* Deep breathing
* Relaxing various parts of the body through progressive relaxation
* Quieting the mind through simple mindfulness practices, such as just listening
* Gentle stretching
* Using the imagination to de-stress
* Scanning the sensations in the body
Hector Bolanos added, “Taking very short but regular pauses to practice relaxation or mindfulness, helps you to feel more energized, calmer and refreshed.”
“Our trials have shown users work more productively as they are able to focus on the important things, be more alert, and ultimately more efficient.”
Stillness Buddy has been praised by celebrities, including renowned Taoist teacher Stephen Russell, also known as the Barefoot Doctor, and BBC2 radio presenter and author Janey Lee Grace:
The software application has been downloaded over 1,500 times since making its market debut in August 2009.
A 30-day free trial and further information about Stillness Buddy can be found at https://www.stillnessbuddy.com
About MindFree Ventures
MindFree Ventures is a Brighton-based company founded in earlier 2009 by Hector Bolanos. Hector is a serial entrepreneur and an avid spiritual practitioner, whose training includes more than two years of intensive Zen practice in Southern California.
Stillness Buddy was born out of Hector’s desire to bring stillness and peace to the workplace. For additional details and to arrange a reader's discount offer / giveaway, please contact Laura Knight:
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