Progressive Treatments at The Source
At The Source Treatment Center, we offer a wide range of progressive treatments to provide individualized treatment plans. Having access to many forms of therapy is beneficial for clients to explore and discover what works best for them. Biofeedback is a great tool our clients can use to learn about themselves and how their thoughts feelings and behaviors are linked. In biofeedback, patients learn skills they can continue to use long after their stay with us is over.
Biofeedback is a mind-body technique that involves using visual or auditory feedback to gain control over involuntary body functions such as blood flow, heart rate, and blood pressure. This information is monitored while relaxation techniques are employed to control how the body responds to stressful situations. This form of therapy can help recovering addicts gain more control over how they respond to stress.
The goal of biofeedback is to learn mindfulness techniques to cope with stress in positive ways without the use of drugs or alcohol. During a biofeedback session, electrode sensors are placed on different parts of the body. The sensors read various vital responses while the patient is presented with visual and auditory cues such as an image or sound that might evoke a relapse trigger. The biological reactions are relayed back to the patient who is then taught how to use mindfulness techniques to help them relax. The patient can see their biological responses calming down in real-time as they apply the tools they’ve learned. This therapy can help rewire the patient to not have the same negative responses to a trigger that could otherwise cause a relapse.