Biofeedback is well-recognized as a powerful, non-invasive, and relatively simple way to measure subtle changes in the emotional and physiological state. The goal is to learn self-regulation. Self-regulation skills are a prerequisite to learning stress management skills. These same skills also allow us to check and refine the breathing and relaxation skills used in the meditation process. The three keys to learning self-regulation will be discussed, and there will also be demonstrations of the equipment. Sensors include respiration, heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension, and skin conductance.
Daniel Hertz (MS, BCB, E-RYT 500) has been on the faculty of The Meditation Center in Minneapolis since 1995 and has been offering individual Biofeedback sessions since 2007. Please see the Biofeedback link on The Center’s home page for more information. Daniel is internationally certified as a Biofeedback practitioner through BCIA.org. He is also the author of Swami Hari: I am a simple forest monk, which is available on Amazon. All profits from the sale of the book go to SRIVERM, the school in the remote Himalayas founded by Swami Hari.