User Guide to Use Neuphony for the First Week

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How to use Neuphony for the first week?

There are multiple ways to use Neuphony in the first week depending on what goal the user has in the mind. With these suggestions, you can:

  • find the type of meditation which works for you
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • find the meals which help you focus better during your workday
  • start training your brain with Neurofeedback

Find if you're more stressed or distracted & Find the best time to meditate with neuphony

Once you are all set with the device and mobile application, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Let’s start by finding the right meditation which works for you. And, not just that but even the right time for you to meditate. Lets help you plan your week to achieve this.

Day 1: Take one session of your choice from the ‘Improve External Focus’ and one from ‘Reduce Stress and Anxiety’ categories. 1 hour after the first meal of the day, preferable within 4 hours of waking up. (Example: Woke up at 6 am, breakfast at 9 am, first Neuphony session at 10 am).

– Take the second session 4-6 hours after the first session.

– Take a third session 4-6 hours after the second session.

– For all these three sessions, use the same music, it can be your favorite relaxation music or a guided meditation audio.

 

Day 2-4: Repeat the previous day’s schedule using the same music.

– It is difficult to see the quantifiable effect of any meditation in less than 4 weeks. However, if you see great variability, i.e. >50% around your average focus and relaxation scores, then it could be an early indication that you might not be either enjoying the routine much and would prefer a change of audio.  

– So, try a different category of meditation or a different category of music on the same routine for the next 4 days.

– Once you finalize a music or a group of audios, actively make use of the neurofeedback that is already integrated in each of the modules in our app. (Please note that the Neurofeedback is available only in the in-built modules and not available if you opt for external audio sources.)

modify your stress levels with consistency and meditation

 

Day 1: Select a module from ‘reduce stress and anxiety’ section in the Neuphony app. Use the Preview option to hear the audio before using it in your session.

– Take the first session using that module, 1 hour after the first meal of the day, preferable within 4 hours of waking up. (Example: Woke up at 6 am, breakfast at 9 am, first Neuphony session at 10 am).

– Take the second session 4-6 hours after the first session.

– Take a third session 4-6 hours after the second session.

– For all these three sessions, use the same module.

 

Day 2-7: Repeat the previous day’s schedule using the same music. Regular use of a stress-reduction neurofeedback session can bring about an observable decrease in stress levels.

 

– It is difficult to see the quantifiable effect of these stress-relieving practices in less than 2 weeks. However, if you see great variability, i.e. >50% around your average relaxation scores, then it could be an early indication that you might not be either enjoying the routine much and would prefer a change of audio.

– So try a different category of meditation or a different category of music on the same schedule for the next week.

optimise your lifestyle & Diet for better mental health

Day 1: Take the first Neuphony focus and relaxation session, 1 hour after the first meal of the day, preferable within 4 hours of waking up. (Example: Woke up at 6 am, breakfast at 9 am, first Neuphony session at 10 am).

– Using the Add Tag feature, enter what you ate in breakfast so as to keep a track of your meal composition.

– Similarly, take your second session an hour after lunch and note down the food components in the Add Tags field.

 

Day 2-4: Repeat this exercise on each workday. If you skip a meal, then add that too in the Tags so as to know what skipping a meal does to your performance.  

– Once you have the first week’s data, we can now proceed on pinpointing the effects of particular food items.

– To confirm that a particular meal decreases or increases your focus score, you must consume the same food for at least 5 times at around the same time of the day and the average of the five sessions will give you a more reliable score that correlates to that particular food type.

How to make the most out of Neurofeedback provided by neuphony?

For those who want to kickstart straight with Neurofeedback, it is important to first understand how it works in the app: we employ volume modulation to give real-time feedback to you on your cognitive performance.

– For instance, during your focus module, if you notice an increase in the volume of the music, it indicates that your focus was increasing too.

– Your job then is to maintain the store of thoughts that helped you achieve that focus level. This can be challenging initially and generally becomes easier after around 10-20 sessions.

– What is amazing about this process is that while you perform this active focus activity, your brain also simultaneously gets trained to maintain a better focus level even in absence of active focusing.

– This brain training benefit of neurofeedback is observable and quantifiable after 30-40 sessions.

So how to get started with it?

– In the first week, find out which focus and calm module in the Neuphony app you enjoy the most. You could also add your own music to the app and use that to measure focus and calm levels.

– Then set a routine. Once a day, daily? Twice a day for two weeks? Once every alternate day? Keep the frequency of sessions regular with at least 3 sessions per week.

– Spread say 30 sessions over at least 4 weeks. Doing 30 sessions in a week won’t be effective, so patience is key.

Now, just get going with your regime and keep quantifying your progress.