Submitted by sv.adm on Thu, 09/16/2010 - 16:12
By Yuval OdedThis walkthrough shows a clinician how to demonstrate the effect of mental stress on the body in real-time using Alive Clinical Version biofeedback graphing. We can tell clients what we know, but showing them is much more powerful and motivating.
- From the baseline level we let the SCL line stabilize, preferably letting it get a downward trend as in the example shown below example.
After going down from 2.71 microsiemens to 2.16 microsiemens, this is the perfect point at which to evoke an anticipation reaction. At timeline 1 min. 50 sec., the client was told “I will now ask you a difficult math question.”
Notice the sharp rise in the SCL line climbing to 3.50 microsiemens.
The client did not move or say anything (since the proposed question was not yet asked), so it is clear that the rise in arousal level stems from the psychological impact of anticipation.
- By pressing the Hide button we can show the client only the SCL line. After the first anticipation trigger, she is asked to rest.
Adam Kahn, parent
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.