Biofeedback Practice with the Stress Thermometer
Biofeedback has been around a long time. If you are interested in some mental techniques to quiet your mind and body, biofeedback can help. Biofeedback is easy to learn and convenient to use to help you calm your mind and wind down to sleep better. relax, get in touch with your body and find the “relaxation zone.” Biofeedback doesn’t do anything to you, it only reads biological signs from you. Biofeedback can read temperature (see the Stress Thermometer), EEG or measurement of you brainwaves. We have 4 brainwave levels, Beta, Alpha (relaxation), Theta and Delta. Most of the time, we are in Beta. The goals, get to Alpha or relaxation waves. EMG measures muscle tension, and GSR or Galvanic Skin Response measures electrical skin conductance. All forms can help you learn to relax.
Recently, I purchased a Heart Wave Monitor for my iPad and iPhone. This app helps you pace your breathing and heart rate, leading to relaxation. Since everything is essentially mind/body, the goal with Biofeedback is to obtain mental, emotional and physical harmony.