Biofeedback is a method to visualize the physiological processes which are taking place ‘inside’ the body, triggered by the nervous system. A special electronic measuring device is connected to the body which measures parameters such as breathing, heart rate, skin conductance and respiration. By using these physiological signals as feedback under the guidance of a trained professional clinician, people learn relaxation techniques, they improve their health and performance. It has been scientifically ascertained that many conditions can be treated successfully by applying biofeedback, thus reducing the intake of medication.
The following list of health problems are examples of conditions in which stress or psycho-somatic factors can play a significant part:
- Chronic tension headaches
- Anxiety disorders and hyperventilation
- Burnout / stress problems
- Essential hypertension
- Palpitations, arrhythmia
- ADHD and learning disabilities
Biofeedback can’t be compared to classical medication or to passive therapy:
It is an active method, requiring the client or patient to actively participate;
It is a learning process, requiring a learning process and behavioral change;
It only works when the client is motivated;
It requires the right biofeedback equipment and a trained clinician.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a biofeedback session please contact us at frontoffice @ vrphobia.com or +1 858 642 0267. Please note that our Belgian Institute is involved only in Research Projects and Consulting Services. If you wish to come to our Southern California Clinics for a one to two week Condensed Treatment, we do offer individual therapy services to those coming from other States/Countries.