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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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

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

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

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 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

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 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

In biofeedback, we use the power of the vagus nerve to create a safe and calm space for clearing brain fog and alleviating symptoms of panic and anxiety/. Utilizing Biofeedback will assist the body into falling back into homeostasis (a healthy balance of rest and digest instead of fight and flight).

— Michelle Cruz, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

A great way to help those with depression and anxiety

— Rey Thompson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Jacksonville,

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
 

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

This is a technique that I have found helpful for individuals with anxiety or related symptoms.

— Alyssa Vander Schaaf, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Golden Valley, MN