Biofeedback is an evidence-based approach that pairs learning meditation, breathing, and relaxation skills with immediate feedback on how the skills are impacting your core body functions :breathing, heart rate, skin conductivity via sweating. This immediate feedback allows the individual to be more intentional in learning the skills and understand when the skills are being effective by providing visual feedback when heart rate and breathing are improving.

during a biofeedback session you wear a clip on your ear that is attached to the sensor (Iom2). This sensor monitors breathing, heart rate, and skin conductivity to provide real-time feedback via the program. The senor is paired with the device (computer, tablet, or smartphone) and you engage in guided meditation or video game type interaction that helps you learn more effective breathing and relaxation skills.

Some of the benefits of biofeedback include:

  • Improve ability to handle adversity or stressful situations

  • Decrease anxiety

  • Stress management

  • Reduce depression

  • Improve responses to anger-inducing stimuli

  • Improve sleep quality

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve gastrointestinal disorder symptoms

  • Improve mood and psychological well-being

  • Help fine-tune skills for optimal sports performance

I utilize a program by Unyte (formerly Wild Divine) more information regarding this program and the research on biofeedback can be obtained on their website