Discover the Power of Psychophysiology
Comprehensive Multi-Modal Neurotherapies
Unlike our competitors, Austin Biofeedback provides clients with both biofeedback and neurofeedback, with many different modalities for each. These therapies are often used in combination, based on your customized treatment plan, which is crafted from your unique brain map and one-of-a-kind life experience. All therapies are all administered by the most highly trained, licensed and BCIA certified practitioners.
The Art & Science of Austin Biofeedback
EEG biofeedback, also known as neurofeedback, is a technique that uses real-time monitoring of brain wave activity to train individuals to self-regulate for improved mental and physical performance. Through this process, clients can learn to recognize and control their brain wave patterns to achieve a desired state of mental or physical arousal. EEG biofeedback has been used to treat a range of conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, and more. The training is conducted by a licensed therapist with specialized neurofeedback equipment.
Quantitative EEG, also known as brain mapping, is a non-invasive technique used to measure and analyze the electrical activity of the brain. This is done by placing electrodes on the scalp and recording the electrical signals produced by the brain. The data collected is then analyzed using specialized software to create a visual representation of the brain's electrical activity. This technique can be used to identify brainwave activity patterns that may be associated with various conditions, such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Brain mapping can provide valuable information to help guide treatment decisions and monitor the effectiveness of interventions.
EMG biofeedback, also known as muscle retraining, is a technique that uses real-time monitoring of muscle activity to help individuals learn to control and retrain their muscles. This is done by placing electrodes on the skin over the muscle being trained and using a device to measure the electrical activity produced by the muscle. The data collected is then used to provide visual and auditory feedback to the individual, allowing them to see and hear their muscle activity in real-time. With practice, individuals can learn to control their muscle activity, improving their ability to perform specific tasks and reducing muscle tension and pain. EMG biofeedback is often used to help individuals with chronic pain and anxiety, stress reactivity and peak athletic performance.
PEMF & PBM
Neuromodulation is the use of electromagnetic or light energy to modulate or adjust the activity of neurons in the brain or peripheral nervous system. PEMF, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy, uses electromagnetic fields to stimulate the body's natural healing processes and reduce inflammation. PEMF therapy can be applied to specific areas of the body or used as a whole-body treatment. PBM, or Photobiomodulation therapy, uses low-level light therapy to promote cellular regeneration and improve blood flow. Both PEMF and PBM are non-invasive therapies that have been shown to be effective for a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.
Sympathetic Nervous System
HRV Training & Breath Work
HRV training uses real-time monitoring of heart rate variability to regulate the autonomic nervous system, and can be enhanced with breath work. Individuals learn relaxation techniques and controlled breathing exercises to increase heart rate variability, shift their autonomic nervous system into a more balanced state, and promote relaxation. Breath work controls the rate and depth of breathing, and slow, deep breathing increases heart rate variability and promotes relaxation. Together, HRV training and breath work are effective tools in neurotherapy to regulate the sympathetic nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety, and improving overall well-being.
We offer solutions-focused therapy and one-on-one counseling with licensed therapists to help individuals overcome emotional and psychological challenges. EFT and TFT are some of the tools that may be incorporated into your individualized treatment plan, and involve tapping specific acupressure points to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. One-on-one counseling can provide insight and coping strategies. Each approach can be effective, depending on individual needs and preferences, and working with a licensed therapist offers a safe and supportive environment for growth and healing.
Peripheral Biofeedback Training
Temperature & Blood Flow Training
These traditional biofeedback techniques serve as additional tools to help teach the brain and body to find a more balanced state, reducing the reactivity to stress. One way of measuring this balance is through blood flow. In most cases, significant increases in blood flow can be observed after just a few sessions, which can move the body from a fight or flight response to a rest and recovery mode. This approach is often used in conjunction with brain training to address conditions such as migraine headaches.
Stress Reactivity Training
Skin conductance, also known as galvanic skin response, is a measure of the electrical conductivity of the skin, which can be used as an indicator of emotional arousal and stress reactivity. Skin conductance biofeedback involves teaching individuals to regulate their emotional arousal by monitoring and adjusting their skin conductance levels. By learning to control their physiological response to stress, individuals can improve their ability to manage anxiety and other negative emotions. Skin conductance biofeedback is often used in conjunction with other forms of biofeedback training, such as HRV training, to provide a comprehensive approach to stress management and emotional regulation.