Biofeedback has been used for decades to treat many physical and psychological conditions including both stress and anxiety.
Like journaling and meditation, biofeedback requires time and training.
Biofeedback helps strengthen your ability to handle stressors. Biofeedback teaches you to be aware of the physical signals that indicate your fight or flight system is moving into overdrive.
Being able to recognize the early signals of fight or flight can help you prevent your stress system from fully engaging when it isn’t needed.
How To Use Biofeedback
The easiest way to start with biofeedback is deep breathing and heart rate exercises.
There are apps that let you follow your breathing and heart rate and there are healthcare professionals that specialize in biofeedback. If you’d like to try biofeedback, ask your health coach for some resources.