Biofeedback is the use of sophisticated, not invasive instrumentation to provide information about physiological processes that otherwise would not be available. It provides a scientific perspective of the mind-body connection. This is called psycho-physiology.
The following technology is utilized at Berent Associates: E.M.G. (muscles), Temp Training (peripheral blood flow), G.S.R. (Galvanic Skin Response), and E.E.G. (brainwave).
Based on the concept of operant conditioning, biofeedback is often used as an alternative to medication. It can empower individuals who are on medication to be less dependent on it. Biofeedback, when combined with stress management counseling is a powerful technology used for the treatment of stress related disorders including panic attacks, anxiety symptoms, migraine and tension headaches, gastrointestinal distress, pain, hypertension, general tension and more. E.E.G. Biofeedback is used for the treatment of ADD – ADHD.
Jonathan Berent has been utilizing biofeedback since 1978. He is certified by the biofeedback certification Institute of America. (See Jonathan bio on the homepage). In 1986 Jonathan published “Biofeedback Treatment and Hemorrhagic Diabetic Retinopathy: A Case Study”.