Biofeedback is the process of recognizing what is going on inside your body in order to create positive change. For example, anxiety is accompanied by shortness of breath, holding of breath, or shallow breathing. Using modern technology, the client can easily see how they are breathing, learn how to change it, and see the progress of this learning. Another example would be headache sufferers, migraine or tension, determining the underlying physiological precursors/triggers and learning how to modify them to decrease the intensity, duration, and frequency of headaches. Sweaty palms, often a symptom of nervousness can also be quantified and clients taught skills to dry their palms quickly and easily.
From a 12 year-old client, “I noticed my palms were getting clammy and I used the skills you taught me and they dried right up.”
From a 38 year-old migraine sufferer, “I have gone from debilitating headaches 3-4 days a week with monthly trips to the emergency room to only a few headaches a month that I can usually work through and no emergency room visits in over a year.”