Biofeedback is becoming a normal routine in the field of medical science. Every day, more and more patients are directed towards biofeedback, and more and more psychologists and physicians are introducing these techniques in their clinics and hospitals.
If you are looking for a biofeedback session, could be for your mental health or another reason, we are here to guide you. In this article, we shall tell you how a biofeedback session is performed, step by step.
Steps to perform a Biofeedback session:
Although there are a lot of talks going on about this thing, in reality, it is pretty easy. There are just a few basic steps to it. Though, the process may be considerably longer depending on each unique case and the efficiency of the system involved. The basic steps are as follows:
Attaching of electrodes on the skin
First, the electrodes are attached to the skin. They can be attached to various parts of the body, but in the domain of mental health and psychology, they are usually attached to one’s brain, and an EEG is performed.
However, the difference goes as far as that. Where on the brain we attach the electrodes, that may depend from case to case.
Information is sent to the monitoring box
For a while, the electrodes measure the brain activity of an individual. In muscle tension or other domains, the electrodes may check things like blood pressure or temperature, though they are also checked to some extent in the domain of mental health.
After a specific amount of time, the electrodes send the signal to the monitoring system.
It should be noted that the information begins to arrive almost immediately, but it takes time for that to be accurate.
It is only after a while does the psychologist or doctor consider it.
Mental activity is observed
The psychologist observes the mental activity of the individual for a while.
The purpose and importance of this step are, without this particular step it would be hard to understand what the patient is going through, and what must be done to help them.
However, once the activity is observed properly and evaluated, we may move on to the next important step
Appropriate activities and techniques are applied
In this particular step, the psychologist guides the mental health patient to control their various symptoms and mental health-related problems. Various techniques are taught, like breathing techniques, or different ways are employed wherein the patient learns to relax.
The patient learns to control these processes
After the patient has understood the crux of their problems and comprehended the techniques, they now spend their time practicing them. With a little practice, they can understand their condition better and are then able to control these problems and processes without the help of biofeedback.
Biofeedback is helpful and has shown promising results for a while. If you are a patient of mental health, you should consult your psychologist for a session of biofeedback.