Heart rate variability: What it is and how it might help you understand your mental health

As more research is conducted on our nervous system and stress response, the more we see how interconnected our brain and bodies really are. One interesting connection is between our Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and our stress response. First, let's define Heart Rate Variability (HRV). In the book Heart, Breath, Mind, Dr. Leah Lagos defines …

Neurofeedback- What is it and can it help me?

What is Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback, is a form of biofeedback. The idea behind biofeedback is to try to gain control over involuntary bodily functions (blood flow, heart rate, brain function) using visual and/or auditory feedback.  Neurofeedback looks at electrical brain activity and brainwaves to direct the brain toward more efficient and beneficial …