Iowa State University has opened a Biofeedback Center for students to help them deal with stress.
Directed by Student Counseling Service staff psychologist Todd Pietruszka, the center is free and open to all ISU students.
The university is first of the three Regents’ universities to offer a biofeedback service to address students’ emotional needs.
The center has adopted technologies like video games and guided meditations to teach relaxation techniques, concentration skills and healthy coping responses. Some important take-aways about biofeedback from the discussion surrounding this new student center:
• Biofeedback is really a way to have a coach. It basically lets you know when relaxation techniques are working.
• A good comparison: When you take your temperature and find you have a fever, you might call the doctor.
We got a call from the school principal: Our son is doing better! I'm sure that Dual Drive has had something to do with it. I love watching him calm down and breathe.