Biofeedback is the science of monitoring normally automatic biological functions, such as one’s heart rate, breathing rate, skin conductance (perspiration), and skin temperature, and then training to acquire conscious control of those functions. In general, biofeedback training consists of a series of computer-based exercises, guided by a biofeedback practitioner, using sensors to measure changes in these basic biological functions.
What else is biofeedback used for?
Biofeedback is a proven medical treatment for an array of problems, such as migraines, tension headaches, high and low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, movement disorders, chronic pain, and much more. Today, the most common use of biofeedback is for stress and anxiety control. Many sports psychologists now use biofeedback to train Olympic and professional athletes to manage their performance stress and anxiety.
Are there any good or bad long-term effects?
Biofeedback training is free of any unwanted side effects. It is non-invasive and does not involve medication.
The program can provide significant long-term benefits to those who work hard to regulate their mind/body responses. These techniques can optimize your performance not just for the high-stakes activity you’re training for, but throughout your life – during a final exam in college, a job interview, a musical performance, or during your toast at your best friend’s wedding.
Is it important to use a certified practitioner?
Yes. Certified practitioners are those individuals who meet strict educational and training principals established by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Dr. Stankovic is Board Certified in Biofeedback (BCB), and Lead Practitioner for BFSD. All work performed by our Associate Practitioners is directly overseen/monitored by Dr. Stankovic.
Where can I learn more about biofeedback?
These third-party sources are both accurate and helpful in learning more about the benefits of biofeedback.