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Biofeedback

Do you want to:

  • Feel Calm
  • Stay Focused
  • Find Clarity
Biofeedback may be the answer for you!

What is Biofeedback – Listen to Your Body

Biofeedback is a process that allows students to learn how to change physiological activity for the purpose of improving performance. A student learns how his or her physical body reacts to stress. The biofeedback instrument will feed back information about the student’s physiological state that is associated with the student’s psychological state. Students are also taught techniques to reduce stress in the body. The awareness of this mind-body connection is the first phase of biofeedback assisted relaxation. Once a student is aware of how his/her body feels physically when stressed and when relaxed and calm, the student uses the relaxation techniques to move into the calm and focus state with the help of positive reinforcement.

At Counseling Services, we use the Heart Math software, which gives positive reinforcement through visual changes on the computer screen, pleasant auditory tones, and changes in color that indicate a calm and focused state. Once a student understands how to move in and out of the calm and focused state with the assistance of the biofeedback device, the student can transfer this learning to daily life, and have control to move in and out of a calm and focused state as she or he wishes.

Who can use Biofeedback

Counseling Services provides two ways to utilize Biofeedback to assist students in regulating emotions:

  1. Independently for stress management without the guidance of a clinician at every session.
  2. As an adjunct training to enhance the individual counseling a student is receiving.

How to get started using Biofeedback

The easiest way is to sign up using this online form:

Fill out the Counseling Services Biofeedback registration form.

If you would rather not fill out the form and prefer to speak with someone directly, please follow these steps:

  1. Call Counseling Services, 210-458-4140 and you will be assessed over the phone.
  2. The Clinician on Duty will ask you questions and provide recommends and schedule you for a Biofeedback Consultation if that is the appropriate for your situation.
  3. Prior to your Biofeedback Consultation, please watch this presentation:
  4. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your Biofeedback Consultation to complete necessary paperwork prior to meeting with Ms. Susan Denny, Biofeedback Coordinator.
  5. During the Biofeedback Consultation, you will be asked a series of questions to determine how biofeedback can best assist you. You will set up goals, and learn how to use the equipment. You will learn how to reserve the equipment, and the recommended usage for your situation.

If you have any questions about Biofeedback, and how to get started please give us a call, 210-458-4140 and ask to speak to Ms. Susan Denny.

To learn more about Heart Math’s approach to the mind-body connection, watch this video:

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