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How can biofeedback nourish you?

Biofeedback evolved from early research starting in the 1940’s. Scientists from different fields studied the various applications of feedback. In 1969 researchers joined together to form the Biofeedback Research Society. It became one of the earliest behavioural medical treatments and has been practiced since the 1970’s.[1]

The basis of biofeedback treatment is to observe oneself  in order to develop awareness and understanding and make changes around ones psychology, behaviour or even lifestyle in order to promote health and wellbeing and so gain control of muscle tension, blood pressure, and heart rate. The basic principle is to augment the normal sensory feedback and allow better control of body functions that are usually considered involuntary.[2]  

There is ongoing research of the many benefits that biofeedback has for almost all illnesses and its ability to fulfil the desire for a happy and healthy life. Psychologists and sports trainers regularly use this treatment and it has been proven to improve people’s quality of life.

Benefits of biofeedback

Biofeedback therapy will help you change or modify your body’s physiological reactions by altering your emotions, thoughts or behaviours. This biofeedback technique is vital in complementing your treatment for illness or wellbeing.

There are many positive long-term effects of biofeedback, as it’s a practice you can implement in your daily life to find peace within your healing journey. Biofeedback therapy can also be used as a preventative; this can help you on your path towards better control and greater wellbeing.

Biofeedback therapy is appealing as it's non-invasive. It can minimise the need for medication or provide positive results to those whose medication hasn’t worked previously. It is also safe to use during pregnancy and it gives people the opportunity to take charge of their own health.

Biofeedback can assist in relieving symptoms related to chronic pain, urinary incontenence, Headaches, ADHD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and high blood pressure[3] 

Anorexia, bulimia and eating disorders Bladder issues and incontinence Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Headaches and migraines Pain relief Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)

What to expect from a biofeedback session

A typical session will last from one to one and a half hours. You will be in a gentle and still space whilst sitting or lying down fully clothed. 

The biofeedback therapist will choose which type of biofeedback is best for you depending on your health goals or problems. These different types assess brainwaves, breathing, heart rate, muscles, sweat glands and temperature.[4] Biofeedback types are often combined to get accurate results for a better understanding of your medical needs.

Several forms of Biofeedback that may be offered include[5] ; Electromyography(EMG), Neurofeedback, Electrodermal Activity (EDA) and Heartrate Variability Feedback(HRV)

Electric sensors will be attached to different parts of the body which monitors the body’s state. The information is then fed back via cues, like beeping sounds, flashing lights or visual movements on the screen. The biofeedback practitioner will help you control these reactions through a range of control practices.

The length and number of sessions will be determined by how long it takes for you to learn to control your physical responses.


1.  International Society for Neurofeedback and Research | NRBS

2.  Biofeedback | NIH

3.  Overview of Biofeedback | WebMD

4.  About Biofeedback | Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Association

5. What is Psychophysiology Biofeedback |

Frequently asked questions

Biofeedback evolved from research starting in the 1940s, with scientists exploring applications of feedback. In 1969, the Biofeedback Research Society was formed, marking one of the earliest behavioral medical treatments. Biofeedback has been practiced since the 1970s and involves providing individuals with real-time information about physiological processes to improve self-regulation.

A typical Biofeedback session lasts from one to one and a half hours. During the session, you will be in a gentle and still space, either sitting or lying down fully clothed. The biofeedback therapist will use various monitoring devices to assess physiological processes, providing real-time feedback to help you gain control over these functions.

Biofeedback involves monitoring and providing real-time feedback on physiological processes. The therapist chooses the type of biofeedback based on your health goals or problems. Different types assess brainwaves, breathing, heart rate, muscles, sweat glands, and temperature. This information helps individuals learn to control these processes for better health outcomes.

Yes, the biofeedback therapist selects the type of biofeedback based on individual health goals or problems. Different types, such as neurofeedback, electromyography (EMG), or thermal biofeedback, focus on specific physiological processes. The combination of biofeedback types allows for a comprehensive assessment, providing accurate results and a better understanding of medical needs.

Biofeedback has been found effective in various conditions, including stress-related disorders, chronic pain, anxiety, and certain medical conditions. By providing individuals with awareness and control over physiological processes, biofeedback promotes self-regulation and enhances overall well-being.

Biofeedback can be both a standalone treatment and a complementary therapy. It is often integrated into comprehensive treatment plans, working alongside other therapeutic approaches. The flexibility of biofeedback allows it to be tailored to individual needs and combined with other modalities for a holistic approach to health and wellness.
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