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    Biofeedback is beneficial in treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and more!

    Did you know the heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart?

    What the heart signals, and its pattern, rhythm, and activity, can have a significant impact on your brain’s function, influencing your perception, how you think and feel, your performance, and more. 

    Your brain continuously processes the information in the hypothalamus, where your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) sends signals to. The ANS is the system that automatically regulates certain bodily processes, such as heart rate, and is split into two components: sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Your sympathetic nervous system is also known as the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic nervous system is the relaxation response. Feelings and emotions directly impact your heart rate, which impacts the messages your brain receives, impacting your ANS. Your body’s fight or flight and relaxation systems may begin to respond inappropriately, impacting your Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which impacts overall well-being. 

    HRV is the variation in the time interval between consecutive heartbeats and is a marker of physiological resilience and behavioral flexibility. HRV reflects the ability to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands. One’s feelings and emotions are found to be a significant factor in one’s heart rate. Depleting emotions, such as stress and anger, show a more irregular and erratic rhythm – what scientists call an incoherent pattern. Positive emotions, such as love, compassion, and appreciation, show a coherent pattern. Coherent means the two systems in your ANS are synchronized and working together harmoniously, whereas incoherent means your ANS systems are unbalanced and out-of-sync with each other. Research shows different patterns of heart activity having different effects on cognitive and emotional functioning, and one can work on controlling these patterns through Biofeedback.

    So, what is Biofeedback? With the use of electronic monitoring, you learn ways to train and control certain bodily processes that typically happen involuntarily, such as heart rate. Biofeedback has proven to be beneficial in the relief of many issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, headaches, high blood pressure, stress, addiction, and more. 

    The HeartMath® Institute has over 25 years of research showing the connection between the heart and brain and how one’s thoughts and behaviors are impacted by different patterns of heart activity. Their non-invasive techniques help you manage stress, revitalize energy, restore mental and emotional balance, help build resiliency, and reach coherent heart rhythm. During your Biofeedback sessions, we display your HRV as you learn effective techniques to adapt to regulating emotions, moving from incoherence to coherence.



    HeartMath® Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety, and Emotional Regulation

    Learn emotional regulation techniques to help synchronize the activity between your heart, nervous system, and brain. These can help you effectively manage stress, anxiety, and other energy-depleting emotions, leading you to take charge of your health and well-being and gain resilience.

    By incorporating Biofeedback within psychotherapy sessions, clients have the ability to view and track their heart activity, while working on individualized therapy goals.

    The Resilient Heart™ – Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath® Certification

    Improve your resilience and capacity for emotional regulation while reconnecting yourself with a sense of self-security and well-being. Techniques learned improve your overall symptoms with traumatic stress, through a trauma-sensitive lens. 

    By incorporating Biofeedback within psychotherapy sessions, clients have the ability to view and track their heart activity, while working on individualized therapy goals.