Neurofeedback

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Biofeedback Therapy

   

Improve your mental and emotional health by learning how to relax and regulate your body’s physiological response to stress.

Biofeedback

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback therapy is a noninvasive, safe, and effective therapy that improves your mental and emotional health by teaching you how to relax and regulate your body’s physiological response to stress.

With expert guidance from the team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, clients typically need six biofeedback therapy sessions to master relaxation techniques and learn how to integrate their new skills into everyday life. If you have questions about biofeedback therapy, call the office today.

The clinic is now offering Telehealth to clients in Washington State, California, Texas, and Vermont!

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Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback therapy trains you to regulate the body functions associated with your emotional state, such as your heart rate, skin temperature, and sweating. Normally, your sympathetic nervous system controls these stress biomarkers, automatically making changes as needed to deal with daily challenges. When your body’s self-regulation becomes imbalanced, however, you stay in a chronically hyperactive state, and this leads to a variety of problems.

Biofeedback therapy is an effective therapy for many mental health problems. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic often recommends biofeedback for patients struggling with anxiety, stress, frustration, anger, panic attacks, and insomnia. Biofeedback therapy may also improve health conditions such as hypertension, headaches, migraines, chronic pain, and irregular heartbeats.

Biofeedback therapy helps you improve self-regulation by showing how your conscious effort affects your internal biomarkers. For the first step, your clinician at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic places electrodes on your skin and/or fingers.

 As the electrodes pick up and measure physiological responses, they transmit that information to a computer. The computer then creates a visual representation of your internal state on the monitor.

Depending on the program used, you may see your biological processes displayed as moving lines, objects, or other images, with or without sounds. While you wear the electrodes, you’ll immediately see changes on the monitor as changes occur in your stress levels.

During your biofeedback therapy sessions, your provider at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic teaches you relaxation techniques. You may learn skills such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, or mindfulness meditation, depending on the method that works for you.

You practice your technique while wearing the electrodes, allowing you to see real-time changes on the monitor as your purposeful effort affects your body. The goal is to train yourself to relax, let go of negative emotions, and maintain that improved state.

At first, you’ll achieve the goal by looking at the monitor. You may think you’re calm, but if the image on the monitor shows your stress increase, then you need to refocus on your relaxation technique.

Over about six weekly sessions, you’ll learn to self-regulate without the real-time biofeedback. At that stage, you can use your new skills to maintain emotional balance in your real life.

To schedule a biofeedback therapy consultation, call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today.

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What Our Clients Say

Dr. Abbey Designed a neuro feedback, visual training for my son who has overall delays. Devin made exceptional progress as a 27 year old young adult. In comparison to therapy he had has for years there was significant changes in social skils, verbal skills, attention and coordination. It was like taking steps in cognitive skills...

Pamela J.

Submitted 09/22/20

I am a private psychologist who has referred many clients to Dr. Abbey's clinic for both assessment and treatment. Dr. Abbey and his staff members have all been extremely helpful and both my clients and their families have reported effective treatment and positive experiences. The assessments and treatment...

Psycologist A.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...

Eric P.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey saved our family. This might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. At 5 years, my son was almost non-verbal, and diagnosed by Stanford as being on the Autistic spectrum, and rated 9/10 on the ADHD scale. No private school would take him. A Doctor at the CHADD conference recommend Dr. Abbey to us, and when he did a brain map...

Tina Y.

Submitted 08/26/20

I am not easy to impress when it comes to practitioners. I have been through 20 years of Lyme and mold illness and seen hundreds (literally) of practitioners. Rachael Little at Abbey has been my practitioner for LENS neurofeedback, and I love working with her. She's compassionate, bright, and has a variety of tools that she is well-versed...

Scott F.

Submitted 08/26/20

The clinic itself is fine. The building is in a convenient location on Cal Ave and there's usually parking. Wish they'd leave the bathroom door unlocked, tho. What I'm more interested in is recommending therapist Rachael Little to anyone hoping to feel better or at least know that someone out there cares. I ended up with Rachael mostly by luck...

Matt C.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...

Jamien S.

Submitted 08/05/20

Neurofeedback at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has been life changing for my family. I have been shocked and delighted by the amazing progress my 6 year old son has made. My son had a mix of autistic, obsessive compulsive, defiant, hyperactive and inattentive symptoms that have melted away after neurofeedback...

Allison S.

Submitted 08/04/20
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