Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Biofeedback

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based treatment used by psychologist to help clients make connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. With attention and awareness to these elements, clients are able to build insight into their own personal challenges which will lead to making meaningful changes in their life.

 Why use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

CBT is used to heal the following conditions:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • phobia
  • trauma
  • mood or relational discomforts

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback involves developing a person’s ability to alter their heart rate, breathing and stress reactions by providing feedback and awareness to what the body automatically is doing.

  • Electromyography or EMG is a common type of muscle tension feedback.
  • Electroencephalograph, or EEG, provides information on brain wave activity.
  • Electro dermal response, or EDR, measures sweat gland activity.

Other types of feedback include thermal feedback, which provides information about skin temperature. Often, patients will receive feedback from several modalities.

What is Biofeedback used for?

  • Chronic stress
  • Pain reduction
  • Emotional regulation (anxiety, anger management ADHD, depression
  • Enhance physical performance (stage, sports, etc.)
  • Treating these health conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Fibromyalgia
    • TMJ
    • Muscle spasms
    • Constipation
    • Epilepsy
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Reynaud’s Disease
    • Hyperhidrosis 

What does Biofeedback do?

  1. Increases clients awareness of the body’s automatic responses of “fight or flight”
  2. Increase clients control over automatic responses through practice of attention and diaphragmatic breathing
  3. Activates the body’s relaxation system to increase physical, emotional and behavioral regulation for the promotion of optimal health
  4. Disrupts the brain’s association of pain and stress