How does biofeedback work?
Biofeedback – a training method for self-regulation of unconscious processes in one’s own body.
Biofeedback makes unconscious body regulation processes measurable and conscious through feedback to the trainee. For example, one can actively influence muscle tension, the pulse, skin conductance, breathing pattern, etc. (further areas of application).
The feedback can be conveyed to the trainee through sounds or various visualizations in real time. The trainee achieves an improvement of the regulation due to this feedback. The positive effect of this learning process, the so-called operant conditioning has been confirmed by science for decades.
How does a biofeedback session work?
The trainee sits relaxed in a lounge chair in front of a TV screen, and electrodes are placed in the skin to measure muscle tension. At the same time, a hardware/software component analyses this value and displays it on the TV screen in the form of an easily understandable feedback for the trainee.
The value is displayed as Yes / No feedback on the screen. This means that if certain parameters (threshold values set by the trainer) are exceeded or not reached, this state is displayed as positive (e.g. screen becomes bright & sounds audible) or negative (e.g. screen becomes dark & sounds quieter).
This conscious, direct feedback leads to the trainee getting to know himself better and understanding over the duration of the training how to consciously control his tension and relaxation.
Biofeedback is a kind of sharpening of awareness for internal body processes and states. And it can easily be combined with other methods, such as neurofeedback, yoga, and much more.
The immediate feedback on the success of the technique used increases the motivation to continue and perfect what has already been started.
60 min. per training
1 – 2 sessions per week
individual training protocols