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)
All of the therapists at Dallas Integrative Counseling have formal education and training in biofeedback application. All of our therapists have successfully completed approved and standardized biofeedback education based on fundamental science that meets rigorous academic standards.
Biofeedback instruments measure physiological responses to stress and stimuli. The responses are "fed-back" back to you via a computer screen. By observing your physiology in real-time, you can become more in-touch with you body. More importantly, your mind-body connection.
Biofeedback is for most ages. Children enjoy playing games with thier heart-rate patterns and watching movies powered by thier brainwave patterns!
Neurofeedback, or Neurotherapy, or EEG Biofeedback is Biofeedback specifically for the brain. By measuring brainwave frequencies, specialized software determines the "normalization" of these patterns. When a desired frequency is present, or when an undesired frequency is not present, the client will recieve a "reward". In most cases while watching a movie, the picture will become brighter and the volume louder. Neurofeedback is a learning technique and is based off of learning theory's operant conditioning.
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B.A.U.D. & Alpha Stim
Alpha-Stim technology is a biofeedback device that allows relief from pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia by increasing your brain's Alpha frequency. 9/10 individuals report experiencing significant improvement in symptoms, some in just minutes.
The Bio Acoustical Utilization Device (B.A.U.D.) is another non-invasive biofeedback device that assists in self-regulation training to improve difficulties associated with anxiety, cravings, PTSD, etc. B.A.U.D. has been shown to effectively assist Neurotherapy.
EEG (Electroencephalography) is the measurement of the brain's electrical activity at the scalp. Yes! Our brains produce electricity! EEG is recorded, analyzed, edited and quantified into a QEEG (BrainMap) by a trained professional.
QEEG analysis provide the information about your brainwave patterns to help guide your Neurofeedback training.