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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Krista is a Certified HeartMath Practitioner and currently utilizes HeartMath tools and technology with clients seeking biofeedback.

— Krista Martin, Clinical Social Worker in Greeenville, SC
 

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

I use Neurofeedback and HRV to help my clients be in control of their attention, emotions and energy levels. A lot of therapy is spent teaching clients how to regulate these processes, with Neurofeedbak and HRV people can achieve these goals much faster, which then allows therapy to be more productive. Clients report less reactivity, better focus, less energy and mood ups and downs and better sleep.

— Natalia El-Sheikh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Castro Valley, CA
 

Biofeedback training is a scientific approach to addressing psycho-somatic issues that involve providing clients real-time feedback on their body’s responses to stress and other psychological factors. It involves connecting a client with sensors that measure their bio-rhythms. This information is fed back via visuals and sounds in real-time, in order to develop better mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and coping strategies.

— YONG PARK, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

Biofeedback is sometimes marketed as a magic bullet but it’s just a tool and it’s only one approach. There is extensive research showing that using relaxation skills ( biofeedback as well as other strategies) helps us access our body’s built-in self-regulation tools so we can feel and do better. The bottom line: When we self-regulate better, we’re better at just about everything else.

— Dr. Jenny Evans, Psychologist in Seattle, WA
 

I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback and have been practicing it since 2010. I have the capacity to do various types of neurofeedback training, but my primary intervention is Infraslow Fluctation (ISF) Neurofeedback. This type of neurofeedback influences the slowest waves produced by the brain. These brainwaves are instrumental in regulating a multitude of physiological functions, including sleep, emotional regulation and attention networks. This type of training can promote global, lasting changes to the brain.

— Jessica Weimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

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

HeartMath is a form of biofeedback. We monitor your heart rate and simultaneously teach you strategies to make your heart rate more consistent. When folks suffer from anxiety, stress, or depression, the heart rate changes. Our autonomic nervous system can work in hyperdrive and we have to begin to teach our body to regulate itself. When our heart rate increases, it tells our brain we are in "fight or flight" mode. I've personally found this modality to be very effective.

— Yvonne DelZenero, Psychologist in Lakewood, CO
 

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