What is biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a way to measure, control and balance your nervous system. In biofeedback we attach instruments to your body that measure such things as: muscle tension, heart rate, blood flow through the arteries, sweat gland activity, and respiration. Biofeedback is a way to see what is going on in your body (by magnifying signals with instruments) so that you can learn to consciously control certain bodily functions you do not usually consciously control. Biofeedback is short for “biological feedback.“
These things (and more!) are controlled by the “autonomic nervous system”. This is the part of the nervous system we don’t usually think about. It does its job automatically. However, we can learn to control many physiological symptoms by learning how to control this part of the nervous system. If you go to a biofeedback therapist she/he will hook you up and the instruments will connect to a computer. The computer magnifies what is going on in your body and they guide you in learning how to control the readings.
Little home units, such as the ones sold on this site, are a good and inexpensive way for you to start learning how to control your autonomic nervous system and stress. The Wild Divine game is a very fun way for both children and adults to learn to calm the stress they hold in their nervous systems. Since your nervous system controls everything that happens in your body-mind you will be improving your health physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Biofeedback is extremely effective for teaching people how to control pain, headaches and stress. We live in chaotic times. Everyone is under stress whether they admit it or not! This does take a toll on the physical body. Even if stress has not taken a toll on your body it will eventually if you do not learn how to manage it. It is said that over 90% of doctor visits are from stress related illnesses. Biofeedback is a skill that would benefit everyone during these turbulent times. It brings balance and peace to the body-mind.
If you feel that you need more personalized instruction in learning biofeedback skills visit the consultation page. Kelsie has successfully helped many people eliminate their stress induced symptoms by coaching them as they move through the program presented in The Stress Mess and Migraines Be Gone.
Enjoy this exciting and empowering journey!