The Center for Personal Growth

 

HYPNOSIS

 

 BIOFEEDBACK

 

 PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

Director - Dr. Neal Blackstein

472 Kings Highway, Valley Cottage, Rockland County, NY  10989

(845) 268-2802

 

 

Biofeedback and Stress Management Training

 

    Biofeedback training is a tool for learning relaxation and stress management skills. It facilitates self regulation  through the use of sensitive instruments monitoring changes in the body processes which the trainee,                     in turn, learns to regulate. Both children and adults benefit from biofeedback training.

 

    With daily practice, self regulation becomes a learned skill and the biofeedback instruments are no longer needed.

 

Why Biofeedback? - Because changes in psychological and physiological processes are involved in both normal functioning and in  the reactions to stress which lead to disease. When stress reactions are triggered too often    and not allowed to return to normal levels, physical and psychological symptoms may develop. Biofeedback training, stress management, and other therapeutic techniques can help bring these symptoms under control -    and YOU can take responsibility for prevention and control of your symptoms.

 

    Biofeedback has been found effective in the treatment of a variety of stress related diseases, including:

 

Migraine headache

 

Tension headache

 

Hypertension

 

Muscle spasm

 

Chronic pain

 

Anxiety and phobias

 

Insomnia

 

Learning disabilities

 

Hyperactivity

 

Menstrual pain

 

Asthma

 

TMJ dysfunction

 

Neuromuscular rehabilitation

 

Raynaud's Syndrome

 

Bruxism - (teeth grinding)

 

Test and performance anxiety fatigue

 

Gastrointestinal disorders

 

Biofeedback Therapy

 

   The biofeedback therapist working with you will usually see you once a week in 50 minute sessions.       Treatment averages 8 to 20 sessions depending on the individual. A typical session includes both biofeedback training and discussion with the therapist who will give you materials and instructions for home practice.

 

   Biofeedback can be used as an adjunct to other medical, psychological, and physical therapies.                         We will work with any medical professional who is treating you to help you gain greater mastery over your life     and enhance your potential for health.