Seminole State College of Florida’s disability support services (DSS) has proven they are more than disability support – they are wellness support – through a unique collaboration with BrainTap Technologies.
BrainTap is a research agency that has established a new method to train brains to manage stress, help with memory, reinforce focus and many more neurological aspects. The technology works by guiding the user through a broad range of brainwave patterns through specialized guided meditations and light therapy entrainment. Brain entrainment will assist with many neurological functions along with better sleep and mental acuity.
BrainTap provided DSS with the equipment needed for the brain entrainment sessions for students and employees. DSS first offered entrainment sessions to Seminole State’s women’s golf team.
“The results showed a statistically significant change in brainwave activity, translating in reduction of stress related brainwaves and increase of relaxation and concentration related brainwaves,” explained Director of Disability Support Services Geraldine Perez. Further measurement was also noted as the team went about their rigorous training, games and day-to-day activities with a greater emphasis on the ability to overcome stressors and relax.
Coach Christa Teno shared that the brain training tools helped her student athletes manage their stress better and be more relaxed during key situations.
“Our brain tap sessions are the golf team’s favorite time of the week – every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. They know how important brain training is and love that it is a major component of our improvement strategy and who we are as a team,” said Teno. “Since we have been working with DSS and their special tools, our team GPA has gone from around 2.9 to over 3.5. The team feels like they have real coping strategies for stress while competing and for life’s ups and downs. They have a real head start on this adulting thing.”
The successful research has now motivated DSS to expand the use of BrainTap to Seminole State’s veteran students. “The BrainTap sessions will be offered remote via the BrainTap app so we can reach as many students as possible,” Perez said. “We are going to replicate the success we had with our student athletes and bring it to our student veterans.”
DSS will continue working with Brain Tap’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Francisco Cidral, to utilize the research and non-invasive mental and emotional health method to support student wellness.
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