I am a strong believer in biofeedback as an effective training aid in stress management. I use it and teach it and encourage anyone who is interested in controlling stress to at least consider it. Therapists are expensive but the results are very impressive with a well trained therapist. A motivated client will learn life long skills in a relatively short time that serve to generally improve health outcomes over the course of your life.
In Reply to: Re: biofeedback posted by Tish on March 19, 1998 at 23:48:12:
As you can see from my many posts, I, too, believe in the value of biofeedback. HOWEVER, for those just learning a skilled relaxation technique, it is a LOT less expensive to use the workbook I suggest and use the biofeedback just to check if their technique is working. This will make a difference of at least $1000 in cost. That money can then be used to promote the other things that will magnify the effects of the relaxation technique.
In Reply to: Re:Body Bracing posted by Walt Stoll on March 31, 1998 at 10:19:58:
Thanks for telling me that I could live on Ensure for at
least 6 months. I certainly don't need more worry and
stress. (smile) I am going to see my doctor today and
Now that I have been drinking Ensure the horrible cold
chills are gone. I am sleeping better, I feel better
psychologically too. Starvation really has a bad effect
on you. My heart doesn't pound like it did and I was
becomming incontinent. The incontinence is completely gone
too after a few days of Ensure. I gained a few pounds
after 2 weeks. I can't believe how long it took
for the three medical people I was seeing to finally
believe me when I told them how concerned I was that
I was not able to eat enough. I am extremely disappointed
in the medical profession. I don't trust most doctors very
I am very grateful that you encourage people to READ, LISTEN
to their bodies and LEARN how to take care of themselves and
I am reading the Mind As Healer, Mind As Slayer book.
The information about the links between stress, feeling
connected to people, our personal attitudes and responses
to stress and the feelings of helpless and hopelessnes
vs control on our health is amazing. I had read about some
of these findings elsewhere but never in the depth that this book delves into.
Thanks for your time. I was really scared. I hope I can
find a chiropractor that is as skilled as the one on this
BB. I read about the neck and chest pain someone else was
having and I have that. I know I hold alot of stress in
I just hope I can clear the stored up stress in my body
within 6 months to a year. I had this feeling that this
is what was happening to me about 2 years ago but just
did not know if it could be cleared away or how to do
I have been trying to have a more relaxed attitude about
life and stress and I know this has helped.
Thanks for the comments about biofeedback. I have not
bought any software but found two sites that have information about the software. I did not see prices.
One site has a game that can run on the PC. You control
the game with biofeedback. They are all sports games
like golf, baseball, basketball and one for a child with
I read on one of the sites that biofeedback is helpful
with TMJ, hypertension, Attention Deficit, anxiety and
many more chronic illnesses.
This is very interesting and hopeful.
I hope next week I can find a massage therapist.
In Reply to: Biofeedback posted by Pamela Jayawardena on March 31, 1998 at 11:19:00:
You mentioned there were two websites with biofeedback software. Could you name those sites? I'd love to check them out!
We are following Dr. Stoll's relaxtions sessions as outlined in his book. We are interested in purchasing or renting a bio-feedback machine to monitor our results. Does anyone know of any available that are reasonably priced? Your help is greatly appreciated.
In Reply to: Bio-Feedback Metering Devices posted by Ed on March 03, 1998 at 18:31:54:
Try this link!