Introduction. Mind–body interventions are based on several practices designed to facilitate the mind's positive impact on the body. This definition includes new practices developed over the past few decades such as eye movement desensitization reprocessing, mind–body transformation therapy, and brain wave modulation. This presentation aims to introduce and describe a specific intervention focused on mind-body connections and defined Brain Wave Modulation Tecnique (BWM-T) with a broad description of the clinical intervention and preliminary data on its effects. Methods and results. The technique involves an easy-to-implement 4-step finger movement procedure, and spontaneously helps our brain to release slower alpha waves. The BWM presents certain advantages over traditional mind–body interventions. First, it is very easy to learn and can be performed in minutes. It is a sustainable and reproducible intervention that patients might prefer over other methods that are more time-consuming and difficult to learn. Second, neither special premises nor specific equipment is required, so the BWM can be performed virtually everywhere. Third, the intervention can be administered individually as well as to a large number of subjects at the same time in a single session, and it takes just one psychologist, which simplifies scheduling. Fourth, the BWM-T might be particularly suited for administration in digital environment because, since it replicates these natural mind-body automatic processes, face-to-face human interaction is not so important and key as it is in traditional interventions. Moreover, once the subjects have learned the technique, they can perform it autonomously. A growing number of studies showed the positive effects that both face-to-face and online BWM-T application can have in reducing the perceived level of stress: as compared to other kind of session on stress management, as well as in promoting general wellbeing, by reducing the levels of perceived stress, anxiety, global distress, and negative affect, and by improving positive affect. Discussion. Authors discuss studies and procedures on BWM-T technique stressing its effects as well as the clinical implications, with a specific focus on the importance to empower clinical practice with a mind-body connection approach.
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