body reacts to it . You know you are stressed when you are constantly anxious jittery and overwhelmed. Prolonged stress can also impact your health negatively and hinder optimal performance either at work or at home.
Your body responds to stress by sending signals to the brain to stimulate the production of stress hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone which reduce the functioning of the immune system whose primary duty is to protect your body from diseases and infections. Also in response to a stressful situation, your body gets into a flight or fight response state that leads to increase in blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension thereby making the body prone to cardiovascular diseases.
Biofeedback can help you manage stress and prevent it from degenerating into ill health, poor performance and productivity, burn out, depression, anxiety disorders etc.
This tool provides you with a device that monitors and feeds you back with information on your body’s processes when you are in a stressful or relaxed situation. Thus you can learn to combat the physiological effects of stressful situations– reduce heart rate, muscle tension and blood pressure and achieve and calm and healthy mind and body respectively.