After the carnival, which was fun but a bit of work, I will do an easy post…just came accross a good brief article on how a Counseling center offers biofeedback to help decrease stress.
We do see stress and anxiety management as integral part of brain fitness. Some quotes from the article
– “The Savannah College of Art and Design Center for Student Counseling and Disability Services offers students a unique opportunity to decrease their stress levels — by using a biofeedback machine called the Freeze-Framer.”
– “College students tend to have high levels of stress as a result of academic and independence issues. In order to experience sustained relaxation and be able to apply this state to stressful situations, they may benefit from biofeedback methods such as the Freeze-Framer.”
– “The use of biofeedback will help the student track progress and outcome measures with an objective instrument tool to facilitate emotional well-being and academic progress,” said Tamara Knapp-Grosz, Ph.D., director of the CSCDS.
We talked about this program here: Freeze-Framer for Stress Management and Peak Performance. And you can learn more here at Freeze-Framer.
As Neal pointed out, research supports the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV; the measure used by Freeze Framer) and emotional regulation (see Review of General Psychology 2006, Vol. 10, No. 3, 229–240).