Stress has a negative effect on emotional wellbeing, health, energy levels, ability to focus, and performance at work and school. There is extensive research exploring the physiological and neurochemical processes brought upon by chronic stress.
Biofeedback is an intervention which directly ameliorates the physiological responses to stress. I use biofeedback equipment that is noninvasive, consisting of sensors placed on the hand. These sensors monitor biological functions associated with stress, such as hearth rate, breathing, and skin temperature. This information is used to tailor relaxation techniques to individual clients, and to verify their effectiveness in real time.
By promoting relaxation, biofeedback fosters a sense of wellbeing and reduced reactivity to anxiety-provoking situations. Ultimately, clients learn to recognize physical signs of stress and ways to ameliorate established stress responses.