Biofeedback is a quick way to reference psycho-physiological self-regulation training. This safe, effective and noninvasive technology uses biomedical sensing instruments to teach you how to take conscious control of many internal processes. The body has the awesome capability of regulating its own functions such as hear-rate, temperature, pain threshold, muscle tension and even how we pay attention. Normally this happens without much conscious awareness. That is…..until the body loses it’s ability to ‘self-regulate’ and the breakdown can be seen as chronic pain, generalized anxiety, chronic sleep disorders, chronic stress reactions, headaches and other various disorders of the body. Biofeedback is a practice used to train the body/mind to recover its natural self-regulatory capacity through a learning, or re-learning process. This can be beneficial for conditions ranging from incontinence to hypertension, from panic attacks to irritable bowel.
How Many Sessions
Biofeedback typically takes about 6 sessions, usually scheduled weekly to provide optimal results. Biofeedback teaches individuals self-regulation, so integrating the techniques you learn into daily life will help you to implement the new responses and behaviors bringing relief and improvement into your life.
How It Works
Clients learn techniques, such as specialized breathing. Upon viewing the results in real-time during the session, the person sees how these techniques reduce their stress markers. The techniques do this by activating the parasympathetic nervous system to re-balance the sympathetic overload response, and thus re-regulate the body’s involuntary control system.
Biofeedback is an effective way to learn to self-regulate emotional and physiological changes associated with stress, anxiety, frustration, and negative affect. Biofeedback has been found to be efficacious in treating a variety of disorders including: stress, anxiety, weight loss, hypertension, irregular heartbeats, headaches and migraines, chronic pain, and insomnia.