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Center for New Directions - Stress Management and Biofeedback


What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback uses instruments to give information about your body’s physiological response to stress, such as heart rate, muscle tension, and respiration. Biofeedback information helps us recognize and pay attention to the natural signals our body is sending. Biofeedback training will teach you to make subtle changes in your body to achieve the results you want. With training and practice, we can learn effective responses to those signals which can reduce anxiety and promote well-being. Other benefits associated with biofeedback training and practice include decreased pain, improved sleep, and emotional regulation.

 What can I expect at my first appointment?

If you are a new client, you will fill out our general intake and meet with a counselor to determine your needs and whether biofeedback training is recommended to help. Most people will begin with a stress assessment to determine how your body responds to mild stressful situations and a relaxation profile to determine which indicators and techniques could be the most helpful. Future sessions will focus on developing and practicing specific skills to affect your body’s response to stress.

Where is Biofeedback located?

Services are provided in the Center for New Directions office in the Roy F. Christensen Building.

Call 208-282-2454 to make an appointment.

For more information and resources ISU CATS Stress Management and Biofeedback Center.