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Biofeedback:
Get to know your body

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Psychophysiological self-regulation training.

Biofeedback is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive therapy method in which electronic devices and sensors are used to measure and amplify bodily functions and to provide feedback, usually audiovisual, in a way that is understandable to the patient. Thus, physiological processes of our autonomic nervous system, such as breathing, heart rate, muscle tone, body temperature, skin resistance and blood flow, which usually occur unconsciously, can be visible to the patient and, therefore, accessible for training processes.

BIOFEEDBACK HELPS YOU CONSCIOUSLY TO PERCEIVE AND CONTROL MANY OF YOUR INTERNAL PROCESSES.

How does Biofeedback work?

CREATE A
STRESS PROFILE

BIOFEEDBACK
TRAINING

IMPROVEMENT IN SELF-REGULATION

In stress analysis, the therapist first records a baseline of physiological measurements and then exposes the patient to mild stressors, such as cognitive and emotional stressors. Thus, individual responses to stress and relaxation become visible and graphically displayed.

In training with biofeedback, you learn to change psychophysiological processes at will. You become more aware of how to deal with stressful situations so that you can counteract them in time in the future. If a measured value is higher or lower than usual at the beginning, the goal of the treatment is to help the patient bring this parameter to an average level.

Biofeedback teaches patients to control their reactions in stressful situations, which helps them feel more in control and better manage everyday stress. Biofeedback can also positively impact mental health, for example, by teaching patients new techniques for managing anxiety and regulating emotions.

What does a Biofeedback treatment cycle look like?

1 sessions

per week

40-50 minutes

per session

5-10 sessions*

*More complex diseases or symptoms may require more sessions. 

Doing exercises at home is essential for a faster therapy success.

What form of biofeedback is used?

Breathing Biofeedback: A sensor band is placed around your abdomen to display breathing rate and patterns graphically. Through training, you can learn to control your breathing rate better, which can be helpful in various stressful situations. Home exercises to be done between sessions are essential for therapy success. 

Heart rate variability training: you wear a sensor on one finger, plus the sensor band for breathing is placed around your abdomen. In general, high heart rate variability is beneficial for both physiological and psychological health. The most supported possible mechanism of action is strengthening homeostasis in the baroreceptor. Additionally, it strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system of our autonomic nervous system. 

Skin conductance training: galvanic skin response is a type of biofeedback that measures the amount of sweat on the skin's surface. This biofeedback is a helpful marker for determining the emotional arousal level. Besides the obvious thermoregulatory function of sweat, emotional stimulation can also easily lead to sweating. The more aroused people are, the stronger their skin conductance. During training, attempts are made to reduce skin conductance through relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. 

Thermal Biofeedback (Temperature): Patients wear sensors that measure skin blood flow in thermal biofeedback. Because body temperature often drops during stressful situations, such devices can help individuals better identify when they are beginning to feel stressed and what stress management techniques can be used. 

BIOFEEDBACK CAN BE HELPFUL FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

Heart Rate Variability Training

Anxiety / panic attacks

Depression / Sleep disorders

Stress disorders / Burn Out

ADHD / ADD

Learn to breathe correctly

Pain disorders

Learn relaxation techniques

High blood pressure

Migraine

Tension headache

IBS, digestive problems

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