Stress Management: Biofeedback

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Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique that combines both physiological and psychological techniques. The individual is wired up to machines that provide feedback on their physiological processes. For instance, heart rate might be recorded and displayed on a monitor. On perhaps a buzzer might sound if heart rate goes above a certain level. The person is then helped to develop techniques for reducing physiological arousal, such as the progressive muscle relaxation, or perhaps visualisation of calm scenes and meditation. The aim is for the individual to develop their own psychological techniques to lower heart rate and blood pressure, using the biofeedback as a guide as to

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