Biofeedback enhances awareness of the physiology of our stress and teaches us calm our body and mind.
We use the cutting edge biofeedback instrumentation that allows clients to see subtle changes in physiological activity. This allows our clients to understand how they react to external and internal stressors. External stressors may include anything from pressure at work to sitting in traffic. Internal stressors can include our memories, mental images, thoughts and perceptions. When we gain an understanding of how our bodies react we are better equipped to change the physical responses that cause stress, pain, and emotional discomfort.
Research has shown biofeedback effective for reducing intestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome, reducing headaches, and lowering blood pressure.
Clients quickly become proficient at changing responses like breathing patterns, heart rate, muscle tension, and brain wave activity. The psychologist acts like a coach, offering strategies and techniques that guide clients to better health and performance.
Our AIR flying game is a great way to make biofeedback-training fun for clients looking to improve performance. The instantaneous feedback of your ‘flying’ performance can add an outcome-oriented pressure similar to what is experienced in real-life stressful situations. By understanding physiological responses to success or loss, our clients learn to manage bodily stress and to focus their mind with a calm clarity best suited for performance.
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