Mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment, without judgment. It can be cultivated through techniques such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing exercises.
Research has shown that mindfulness can have a variety of positive effects on both mental and physical health. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, improve attention, and increase self-awareness.
Additionally, it can also improve immune function, reduce chronic pain, and lower blood pressure.
INTERACTING WITH WISDOM
In today’s modern world mindfulness can be extremely challenging as our use of technology has hijacked our reward system in a way that makes it harder for us to connect to our bodies and foster deep connections. Dopamine gets released with every phone notification, social media post, or video game action making it harder for us to focus on actual important signals.
Wisdom is here to help you illuminate your way and start your mindfulness journey.
Wisdom products are based on a holistic view of wellness to promote synergy and symbiosis between our mind, body, community, and environment.
Moving the slider left and right shows the color changes occuring on Wisdom Moon depending on heart rate from the bio-feedback device connected to Moon
Mind Play Card Game
Mind Play Cards were designed with Therapist and psychedelic facilitator Jeff Hamburg, environmental engineer and climate action designer Katie Patrick, and Cognitive neuroscientist and embodied technologies, Sarah Hashkes, to utilize Moon biofeedback to facilitate a deeper connection to yourself, your community, and the environment.
The questions and challenges are based on different mindfulness, meditations, and modern therapy and mediation practices such as Vipassana, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Non-Violent Communication, and more. You can use Wisdom by yourself or with friends and loved ones.
Learning From Psilocybin Mushrooms
Consuming Psilocybin defuses our top-down biases including judgments and self-criticism we might have learned growing up. For some, it can even help change deep patterns steaming from our trauma survival tactics to survive.
Psilocybin shifts the balance of information in the brain towards bottom-up sensory input and can help us be engaged in the moment.
It also allows for information in the brain to flow in new ways connecting brain areas that are not usually connected which causes an effect called synesthesia. For instance, colors and visuals might change based on sound.
Watch The Video On Psilocybin & Our Brains Below
With wisdom sensors, LED lights, and speakers we aim to create new types of neural connections utilizing feedback mechanisms. For instance, your heart rate can be visualized with color. The Mind Play cards were designed to help people reach deep insights and defuse their biases even without Psilocybin.
Learning From The Mycelium Network
Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae. In nature, mycelium forms networks that connect and interact with other organisms in the soil, facilitating symbiotic relationships. For example, mycelium can form a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants, where the fungus provides the plant with nutrients and in return, the plant provides the fungus with sugars. Additionally, mycelium can form relationships with bacteria, helping to break down and recycle organic matter. These networks and relationships play a critical role in the health and functioning of ecosystems.
With Wisdom’s sensors, internet connection, and programmable LED patterns we aim to create a network of embodied and environmental information to facilitate symbiotic relationships. Starting with Heart Rate data to help us stay away from fight or flight and allow us to engage higher cortical areas. Regarding the wider environment, we are starting with electric grid carbon emission data. We can use cleaner electricity when Wisdom is Green. You can reduce up to 30% of your carbon emissions from electricity if you follow Wisdom's advice (This depends on your electricity grid).
As we continue development we aim to open an API and allow developers to connect other sensors and build their applications on top of Wisdom. There are huge possibilities for this new type of technology that takes us away from screens and into our bodies and our wider environment.
Join us to be amongst the first to explore this.