Can we train symptoms like heart rate and heart rate variability, breathing, blood pressure, sweat response, heart palpitations and agitation and over-arousal which are related to our body’s stress responses? Biofeedback training uses technology that assists clients to improve relaxation, health and performance by learning awareness of their own body’s physiological responses to stressors. This awareness enables them to regulate heart rate, breathing, muscle tension, and skin temperature. Biofeedback equipment like HeartMath emWave technology enables you to observe the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate, called Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Training reduces symptoms of stress, improves health, enhances focus and sport performance. We may use it as a precursor to neurofeedback training to stabilize physiological responses to stress; or as a stand-alone modality.
It is often used in combination with Neurofeedback and Biofeedback; or it is also available as an online counselling and home-based service.