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Idaho State University

Stress Management and Biofeedback Center

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback uses instruments and software to measure physiological signals from our body such as heart rate, breathing, muscle activity, sweat, and temperature to assist in learning important skills such as relaxation or tension reduction. Many of these natural signals in our body are ignored until we develop a significant problem such as chronic stress, anxiety, or pain. Biofeedback can help increase awareness to our body's response and, with training, improve our ability to regulate emotions and promote well-being. Through monitoring our body's reactions and with consistent practice we are able to develop effective responses to stress.Biofeedback uses instruments to measure biological signals from our body such as heart rate, breathing, muscle activity, sweat, and temperature to train important skills such as relaxation or tension reduction. Most of these natural signals in our body are ignored until we develop a problem such as stress, anxiety, or pain. Biofeedback can increase awareness to our body's response and improve our ability to regulate emotion and promote wellbeing. Through monitoring our body's reactions and consistent practice we are able to develop effective responses to stress.

For more information, review the slides on: How Biofeedback Can Help You

 

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NOTE TO ISU INSTRUCTORS

Please contact our staff at least 3-4 weeks in advance if you are interested in having a presentation in your class about biofeedback or if you would like to schedule a tour of the Biofeedback Center (no more than 12 students). Please do not assign your students to complete a biofeedback appointment as part of a class assignment. Our availability for biofeedback training is limited and should be reserved for students interested and needing biofeedback training.

What are the Benefits Associated with Biofeedback?

What Can I Expect on my First Biofeedback Appointment?

Where is the Biofeedback Center Located?

What Biofeedback Systems will I use?

Contact Us

 

Pocatello:
(208) 282-2130 - Counseling Services

(208) 282-4506 - Testing Services 

Graveley Hall, South Tower, Room 351

Idaho Falls:
(208) 282-7750
Bennion Student Union Building, 2nd Floor, Room 223

Hours
Fall/Spring: M-F 8-5
Summer: M-F 7:30-4

Suicide Awareness

If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help. Counseling and Testing Service is here to provide help to you, a friend, or a family member.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 in the US