Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique used to gain awareness of involuntary physiological functions (such as your heart rate, blood pressure or skin temperature), with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will. The idea behind biofeedback is that if you use the power of your mind and to become aware of what's going on inside your body, you can gain more control over your health. Biofeedback is considered a mind-body technique. Biofeedback therapy will focus on teaching clients how to better control the body’s involuntary responses to facilitate improved health. Sound like something you’d like to try? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified biofeedback therapists today.

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I learned biofeedback with in-patient addictions clients while working on a MISA Unit. I furthered my training working at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab's (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Pain Management Center with chronic pain patients in their out painting clinic.

— Scott Hoye, Psychologist in Chicago, IL

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has a resident biofeedback practitioner. Rene Gonzalez specializes in biofeedback therapy.

— Natalie Buchwald, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY
 

We use a form of biofeedback called neurofeedback to treat ADHD, anxiety, and trauma.

— Megan Lundgren, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monrovia, CA

When exercising mind-body connection, Biofeedback is a great option as this technique helps achieve greater awareness of physiological complaints and needs with the ultimate goal of alleviating symptoms and improving overall health and performance. Biofeedback can teach you to control your bodies response to stressful situations and is often used to treat anxiety, depression, and performance related issues.

— Nahrain Tavolacci, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Roselle, IL
 

Biofeedback has been found to be effective for treating headache, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, alcohol dependence and many other problems. Biofeedback can show you how your body reacts physically so you can alter your responses to decrease your pain, anxiety, etc.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX
 

When you give love , you give power that requires vulnerability. I help you with with a safe place where you can embrace.

— James Edwards, Master's of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health, Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

Our body is constantly sending signal to itself. These signals are all part of a rhythm that develops which coordinates our heart, breath, mind, and other things like hormones. Like most things the longer something goes on the more of a pattern it develops. The problematic issue is when we are chronically stressed, anxious, angry or depressed we set a pattern for these rhythms that is out of synch. Our system is not in these chronic states because it feels normal. Biofeedback helps to identify this baseline of normal, and then through simple interventions someone can see how easy it is to get your system back in synch--regular practice starts to reset the body to its more natural state and helps us to have clearer thoughts and more emotional control

— Jolene Feeney, Mental Health Counselor in VANCOUVER, WA
 

Biofeedback is a fancy word for describing any object that provides information to you about yourself. So, stepping on a scale is a form of biofeedback. Looking into a mirror is biofeedback. During in-person sessions, I can provide a heart rate variability monitor that can be used as a source of biofeedback and can assist you in learning self-regulation skills. Believe it or not, you can control your heart rate! Sometimes seeing a bit of evidence is all we need to believe in ourselves.

— Anna Hope, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

emWave technology from HeartMath®, a nonprofit organization that researches the science of intuition and the heart brain, gives biofeedback on heart rate variability (HRV) or how rhythmic our breath is. In turn, this indicates how coherent our thoughts are. This is a powerful way to monitor mindfulness and presence, allowing our smartest brain to lead our day to day decisions for more flow, ease and joy.

— Lindsay Tasse, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

As the book title "the body keeps the secrets" I believe that when we can fully inhabit our bodies, we can unlock the knowledge to heal our wounds.

— Michaela Conley, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Oro Valley, AZ
 

HeartMath is heart-focused meditation that can help you transition from feeling stressed to feeling calm. The goal of HeartMath is to obtain coherence and optional functioning within the body while decreasing the negative impact of depleting emotions such as anxiety and stress.  Studies have shown that regular use of HeartMath decreases anxiety, fatigue and depression and improves sleep and focus.

— Jennifer Okere, Psychologist in Forney, TX

I use a variety of somato-sensory relaxation strategies to help you learn how to control the physical symptoms of your emotions instead of letting the physical sensations of stress and pain overcome you.

— Kelsey Darmochwal, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
 

Clinical autogenic biofeedback has many applications, and much of it is founded on your ability to get in-tune with your body and learn to reduce stress, relax, and be centered. With guided relaxation and knowing how your body is responding, it can safely be used for everything from reducing motion sickness to lowering your blood pressure.

— Serge Timacheff, CHt, Counselor in Des Moines, WA