Biofeedback for Coaching Clients
Adding biofeedback to your work with clients is a catalyst for growth.
Biofeedback as a Catalyst of Emotional Intelligence
Use biofeedback to accelerate change when working with a client.
You prefer to use a mirror when putting your hair in place. A
photo or a comment doesn’t work as well. Biofeedback is
self-learning with a kind of mirror.
If you have a special mirror to see your heart rate variability (HRV)
or brainwaves, then you can put them in place too. HRV is not
just heart rate. HRV is the pattern of time variance between each
heart beat. There is a lot of good science that simply says this
one measure is a great predictor of health and wellness. It is
also a great point of leverage. Learning dynamic HRV produces
health and leads to broad wellness benefits.
Your HRV varies all the time. By watching what you are
currently doing, seeing constant changes occur, you learn
something. With some more time watching, aiming, changing,
learning–you naturally upgrade your wellness. The pace of change
is individual and natural.
In case your skepticism won’t wait. Everything I’m discussing
is safe, effective, and doable. It is not too expensive, and there
are no tough barriers to integrating this into your practice. You
can prove it to yourself in any search engine. Use HRV,
neurofeedback and any other term.
The results to health, effectiveness, productivity and the experience
of personal well being are legion. There is solid research of
myriad benign results with all kinds of people in all types of
After a session at the spa, with a massage, you look and feel much better. For a while.
Biofeedback provides enduring benefits. Benefits kept for
life. After you learn the skills that biofeedback offers, you have
more than a skill. You have a change of state for the
better. In biofeedback, you find a more efficient pattern, then
consolidate the lesson internally. You get it, set it, and can
forget it. This kind of upgrade or tune-up is not lost, it is
running on automatic.
Some may want an occasional biofeedback refresher, but, unlike the
spa, the benefits do not fade. Once you feel a healthier
biological state, and you have the skill to get there – you just get
it. And you’ve got it. Fundamentally. For
The rhythms of biofeedback reverberate from the heart to the head and
back again in the program I’ve designed. The body wisely chooses
to accept health. Again, you just can’t hurt yourself by watching
what you are doing. If you could, we would know it.
Just as when children grow, integration of new capabilities or
capacity is natural. There are delightful discoveries.
Getting your heart and mind in tune, can be a paradigm for
coaching. But it need not be. Your choice.
Biofeedback is a catalyst for positive change. Self-regulation
of heart and mind rhythms are the keys to powerful benefits. There
is no risk, but it does take time to learn. Seeing and tuning
these rhythms only upgrade the quality of life. Stress
resiliance, coping with change, coming into balance, are typical reports
of HRV biofeedback results. Next add neurofeedback for mental
The kinds of benefits coaches will see within one day, week, month or months are:
· Clients get past stuck;
Relieve frustrations; Heal some bio/mental tolerations.
· Accelerated coaching
progress; More profound impact from coaching; Expand the realms of
concern; Discuss more challenging issues at a higher level.
· Upgraded coaching
conversations; Less disappointment and whining; More applying
expanded capacities to goals.
· Wouldn’t you rather talk
about integrating new abilities or what to do with more successes?
Biofeedback does that. All that. Getting the heart and
mind in rhythm, in congruence, in harmony – promotes growth in emotional
intelligence. Much of coaching is about improving
self-regulation. Biofeedback is a catalyst for emotional
I believe emotional intelligence is:
· Expanded awareness of self and others;
· Positive, Optimistic; Enthusiastic; Truthful;
· Improved empathy and relationship skills;
· Saliency and incisiveness (clearly nail the point);
· Frequent Peak Performance
– being “in the zone” – connected, flowing, performing at your
best. Self-regulation is getting in the zone, staying in the zone
longer, and finding it again when lost. Optimum performance is
living in the zone.
Biofeedback accelerates growth in emotional intelligence.
Inherent wisdom emerges when it can, when there is less
That is really what biofeedback really does. Biofeedback shows
you exactly how to get out of the way and get in sync. A
biofeedback display, shows you, being you. Only good comes from
selecting an important process to feedback with precision
instruments. Learning congruence lets health and natural wisdom
emerge. This ‘best within you’ can then resonate throughout the
realms of your life and radiate positivity.
Web link: http://www.angelfire.com/md3/wholelife/HeartRhythmsandHRV.htm
Heart Rhythms and Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Detailed
explanations with illustrations and scientific sources.
Includes Mental and Emotional Coherence; HRV and Psychological
Problems; Emotional Memory; References.