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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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

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

Biofeedback specific to pelvic floor rehabilitation is a specialty area when Tina has practiced. She began with training in pediatric Pelvic floor and incontinence rehabilitation, and recently completed a series of training in Women’s pelvic health and rehabilitation. Addressing menstruation, pelvic pain, pregnancy, postpartum and prolapse healing and wellness is her new expansion of practice. Supporting individuals and families is her mission.

— Tina Anderson, Occupational Therapist in Austin, TX

I am a HeartMath Certified Practitioner. HeartMath Heart-Rate Variability is a form of biofeedback that helps you build coherence- an optimal physiological, coherent state where the heart, brain, and emotions align in harmony. Increased coherence has been shown to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, increase mental clarity and performance, and help to manage trauma. It is easy to learn, convenient to practice, and measured with detailed printouts during each session.

— Milissa Aronson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Summit, NJ

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

Tele-sensing and Tele-programming

— Jane Ambler, Counselor in Leeds,

Biofeedback trains the nervous system to establish a new baseline for better control over the stress response, which improves overall health and wellness. Conditions treated include: Anxiety Depression ADHD Insomnia Autism

— Shannan Victorino, Mental Health Practitioner in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our bodies and our brains are extensively connected through networks of neural pathways. Accordingly, we can us our bodies to soften and in some cases heal mental and emotional challenges we face. From breathing practices that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, to movement practice that release anxiety which has locked in one place in the body, I offer an array of techniques that allow clients to use their bodies to help heal their minds.

— William Ruhm, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Jamaica Plain, MA

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

Do you know why you wear a Fit-bit? We can use your data to understand your quality of life, your sensitivity, your baseline, your health! If you have ever looked at your blood-pressure, or analyzed your Fit-bit data, you have a good understanding of how we use Biofeedback in the mental health clinic! When you understand the benefit of therapy and begin progressing, sometimes we can see the benefits by looking at your vital signs or vice versa.

— Jacob Stotler, Therapist in Kearney, NE

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

Neurofeedback has been helpful in calming the entire nervous system that could help with improved sleep, focus, attention, anxiety and more.

— Susan Simianer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hotchkiss, CO

I use binaural sounds and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety related issues.

— Phyllis Wright-West, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Raleigh, NC

HeartMath biofeedback used to build heart rate variability coherence.

— Lori Olson, Counselor in Tallahassee, FL