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