Happi Trainer

Control Stress with the Peak Achievement Trainer®
Recognition from the American Institute of Stress
The American Institute of Stress named the Peak Achievement Trainer as a recipient of the Institute’s 2007 Award for Distinction and Innovation. In granting the award, it recognized that the Peak Achievement Trainer has the unique ability to decrease stress while enhancing focus.
The American Institute Of Stress is the pre-eminent authority in the area of stress, disease and health. It has served as a watchdog in the area of recognizing products that are effective for stress reduction for over thirty years. The Institute was founded in 1978 by Dr. Hans Selye, the researcher generally credited with defining stress and performing the first studies.
High stress levels have a negative impact on people’s health, and contribute to less than peak performance at work, in sports, or at school.
Paul Rosch, MD, the President, The American Institute of Stress Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York Medical College states, “Peak Achievement Trainer appears to have the potential to improve productivity by reducing stress…”
Most everyone is familiar with stress. We experience it in varying forms and degrees every day. Stress is your body’s response to anything that you feel that is overwhelming. This can be viewed as a result of life’s demands, either pleasant or unpleasant, and your inability to meet those demands.
Stress symptoms include anxiety, nervousness, distraction, excessive worry, and internal pressure.
It is only when the stress becomes too great, affecting us physically or mentally, that it becomes a problem. Unfortunately, as the level of pressure gets too great, stress eventually exceeds our ability to cope with it in a positive way. Often, people describe themselves as being stressed out, burned out, or at their wits end.
Everyone reacts to stress differently. Each of us has a different level of pressure and anxiety that we can handle without a bad outcome. In small doses, stress can actually be beneficial to us. In this case, stress can help give us increased energy and alertness, even helping to keep us focused on the problem at hand. This type of stress is good. Some people call this type of stress as being “pumped up”.
However, too much or too little stress will limit your effectiveness at whatever you are trying to accomplish. At this point, it is important to find positive and productive ways to deal with the stress, and to resolve the situation that is causing the stress. Ideally, you are able to find your optimal level of stress – the balance-point at which you are the most motivated and effective.
Like the Peak Achievement Trainer, the more advanced Peak BrainHappiness Trainer is designed to help you do just that. It can actually train your degree of Focus and Alertness independently, so that you can retain or improve your ability to focus while your excessive Alertness and the associated stress gradually decreases over a few sessions. The training software allows you or your trainer to adjust the goals (thresholds) for Focus, Alertness, and Neureka! independently, by dragging the green bars up or down. Too little Alertness is associated with drowsiness, and too much with excessive stress, particularly if it is prolonged.  Increasing Neureka! will enhance positive feelings, which naturally decrease stress.  The Happi Trainer takes advantage of this relationship to decrease stress, since it does not include the Alertness protocol.
You can see when you are within the right range. It also lets you know by using sounds, playing DVDs, animations, CDs or audio files when you are in the correct range of optimal stress (Alertness) and Focus. It can even change the size and brightness of a DVD or an animation to help you sense when you are in the right range. Over a few training sessions, you begin to sense what this optimal Zone of mental functioning feels like for you and start to create it in your life without constant feedback. At that point, you can use the Peak Achievement Trainer as a monitor of your progress.

The Trainers can help you to do a better job at work, to become a better athlete, and to make better grades. They are used by executives at top corporations, professional and collegiate sports teams, Olympic Training Centers, the U.S. Army, sport psychologists, golf pros, performance trainers, spas, day traders, therapists, and the general public.