Did you know that what’s going on in your mind will affect your body?

Your  thoughts, feelings, and  behaviors  are connected to  and  impact  your physical health.  And, your  body’s  physical  responses  and what’s happening in the  nervous   system  affect  your  emotions,  thoughts, and  experiences of pain.  At Faces of Health Wellness Center, we attend to the mind-body health  connection  by  offering  services  including  mindfulness,  chair  yoga, and  biofeedback.  Biofeedback gives information on what our body’s nervous system is doing so that we can take charge of it and better control stress and related health conditions.

Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to  learn how  to change physiological  activity for  the purposes of  improving health and performance. Precise  instruments  measure physiological activity  such as  brainwaves,  heart function, breathing,  muscle  activity, and skin temperature. These instruments  rapidly  and accurately “feed back”  information  to  the  user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction  with  changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired  physiological changes.  Over time, these  changes can   endure without continued use of an instrument. -Definition adopted by  BCIA, AAPB, and ISNR (May 18, 2008).

We are currently equipped to provide HRV (Heart Rate Variability) Biofeedback. HRV Biofeedback can be helpful for managing stress, anxiety, depression, and several other conditions. 

Dr. Blied trained in biofeedback  during her predoctoral internship at VA Northern California Healthcare  System and postdoctoral fellowship at VA Loma Linda Healthcare system,  in service of United States veterans and their families.

The picture is adapted from https://www.bcia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3524