Biofeedback is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety, pain management and can help to improve your overall sense of well-being. Treatment is typically coupled with physical and mental training by a therapist. The use of a biofeedback device helps you to learn self-control of muscle tension, be more consciously aware and take charge of your body.
Biofeedback devices are everywhere. You probably have one or two in your home. Do you have a thermometer, a mirror, or a bathroom scale? Then you have a biofeedback device. Biofeedback is just feedback about some aspect of your physical body.
Biofeedback machines that are used in psychology measure a number of areas of human physiology. These can include surface muscle tension, nervous systems activity, brainwave and heart rate.
These devices are used to give you more awareness of your body's reaction to relaxation exercises and mind/body techniques (such as hypnosis). This feedback allows you to better understand and learn more control of your physical response to stress or pain.
I currently offer Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRV). HRV is helpful for anger management, stress reduction, anxiety and depression relief, and providing a general sense of well being.
I'm Dr. Scott Hoye, a psychologist in Chicago. Contact me to learn more about our biofeedback in Chicago Loop and book an appointment.
205 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1660, Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States
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