How amazing would it be to have the tools and feel empowered to pause and not react the next time we are triggered? When faced with a stressful stimuli, each of us has a different response. For instance, some individuals fidget when they are anxious, some breathe faster and more shallow, and some are just unable to focus. Understanding these patterns is crucial to be able to sustainably change our responses to the stressors.
Biofeedback is the process of becoming aware of your physiological responses such as muscle tension, temperature changes, sweat, respiratory rate and heart rate and rhythm. This can be done using devices that measure these signals, so via instrumentation. Although, in some cases we can do biofeedback without the use of instruments. The awareness along with the tools and techniques offered for your individualized case allow you to better modulate your responses in stressful situations. These physiological responses also have a direct role in your psychology. Consequently, by gaining the ability to self-regulate your physiology, you can impact your mood and state of being.