Biofeedback

Biofeedback   

The biofeedback computer program (“Relaxing Rhythms”) monitors physical and emotional responses to stress that helps individuals learn how to reduce stress through effective breathing and meditation exercises. The program displays the user’s responses to activities and provides real-time feedback, which can help users learn how to activate their own abilities to relax. Through using the program, individuals can also learn to identify and change thoughts and feelings that produce the physiological symptoms of stress. Biofeedback is helpful for persons dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia etc., however it does not substitute for counseling.

There are two biofeedback stations available in the Relaxation Room. Users don’t need to be clients to use the biofeedback program, and faculty/staff can also have access to it. The program is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis with sign-in and sign-out at the front desk during each visit. When used for the first time, a front desk staff will ask an available counselor to explain how to navigate the program. Individuals can utilize the program as regularly and for as long as availability permits.