Extensive intake and initial measurement of biofeedback equipment.
Real-time, simultaneous measurement of stress indicators: respiration, heart rate, skin conductance, skin temperature and muscle tension.
Analysis of the statistical values, clear explanation and reporting.
Recommendations for recovery based on the initial data from the intake and stress measurement.
After 4, 8 and 12 weeks, a re-measurement with additional advice.
Measuring is knowing
We use biofeedback measuring equipment to measure stress. Biofeedback is a method in which different body signals are measured at the same time: breathing, heart rate, muscle tension, hand temperature and hand moisture.
The measured values are visible in graphs and are shown on a screen. This way you will receive immediate feedback from your body signals. The measured values are compared by your biofeedback therapist with normal values so that it becomes known whether there is physiological stress / tension.
Furthermore, it is checked whether sufficient rapid recovery takes place after a stress reaction. Something that is missing from chronic stress.
You can also see what helps you to relax more deeply. In addition, attention is paid to maintaining the energy balance, alternating exercise with relaxation, a healthy lifestyle, time management, meaning and avoiding personal pitfalls.
The measuring equipment is used in various ways during your recovery training.
Biofeedback has proven added value for stress-related complaints, burnout, (head) pain, high blood pressure and stress-related sleep problems.
Stress en burn-out
In case of tension and stress, the body adjusts to take action. This process is controlled by your primal brain and also occurs in animals: during threat you have to be able to fight or flee quickly. In order to do this, the heart rate increases, muscles contract, alertness increases and extra energy is released.
It also happens in humans, but usually it is not a physical threat. We deal with psychological “threats”, such as situations where we lose control, a high workload or a lot of worries.
Like animals, we then enter a state of alert. This takes a lot of energy. When we are in this state for a long time, we run out of energy.
In the event of insufficient recovery, we then rob our bodies.
Complaints may arise such as fatigue, a lifeless feeling, loss of attention and concentration, memory problems, sleeping problems, pain in the neck and shoulders, irritability and a busy or chaotic head. The further we get in this process of over-exploitation, the more difficult it is to relax. This creates a downward spiral: there is already too little energy and an inability to relax, even less energy is returned to the body.
At Sens you will learn what to do to replenish your energy reserves and recover better. A biofeedback measurement is used to determine whether the body can relax and recover sufficiently. If not, you will learn through biofeedback treatment to better control stress responses and to relax effectively.
Sens works with the CSR (Chronic Stress Reversal) in which interventions such as breath training, relaxation training, fitness building, healthy lifestyle, time management, personal effectiveness and relapse prevention are offered.
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