Principles of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with Psychotherapy
Biofeedback/Neurofeedback is a modality of treatment for clients to learn to control, monitor, and modify distressful physiological responses to help the client restore a healthy level of mental and physical functioning.
Biofeedback is a safe, effective, cost-effective, and non-invasive procedure.
It involves electronic monitoring of physiology which enhances the recognition of mind-body linkages.
Recognizing the mind-body linkage facilitates psychotherapeutic progress: “Every change in the physiological state is accompanied by an appropriate change in the mental emotional state, conscious of unconscious, an conversely, every change in the emotional state, conscious or unconscious, is accompanied by an appropriate change in the physiological state.” (Green, Green, and Walters, 1970 p. 3)
The human being can push negative emotion out of the mind, but not out of the body. Individuals can deny many emotions and desires to themselves cognitively, yet the body will disclose undeniable physical reactions when the subject is discussed.
A variety of biofeedback modalities can usefully disclose information relevant for psychotherapy and to promote balanced and masterful living.
Biofeedback is used to treat stress, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, ADD/ADHD, as well as, chronic pain, headaches, hypertension, and GI problems.
I am Board Certified in Biofeedback which is your assurance that I have met the educational and training standards of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. A professional organization recognized by three major membership organizations: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Biofeedback Federation of Europe, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.