Relaxation Techniques: Biofeedback

Sandi Anders, MDiv, CSC

Biofeedback -- the Tech Solution to Stress

Biofeedback relies on equipment and/or a computer program to measure the body's responses to stress. The biofeedback device documents adjustments in your body caused by stress, like an increase in skin temperature or additional tension in your muscles. When you have this kind of information, you can discover how to better manage your body's response to stress.

When you incorporate biofeedback along with your practice of relaxation techniques, you can learn to be aware of when stress is adversely impacting your body and take steps to reverse those consequences.

Biofeedback Devices

Biofeedback devices like the StressEraser enable you to visibly observe how your breathing rate impacts your pulse rate. As you slow your breathing by means of relaxation techniques and discover your optimal breathing rate, you will literally start to see the pattern of your pulse rate move from jagged waves to long, smooth ones.

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