What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is an evidence-based therapy, training you to mindfully manage your physical & mental responses to pain, anxiety, and stress. Utilizing feedback from your body to observe your symptoms in real time, you will learn to reduce and mindfully manage your bodily response to stressors: empowering you to change your behavior and ultimately live better.
Tune in to your bio-rhythms to synchronize body & mind.
Learn from real-time visual models demonstrating your body's response to stress.
Dr. Pabst scientifically tracks in-session breath patterns, muscle tension, perspiration, posture, & heart rate, so you can see your innate stress responses, learn what triggers them, and change your body's responses for improved comfort, clarity, & self-control.
Meet Dr. Pabst.
15 years experience.
Dr. Pabst believes in the body's innate ability to heal itself and that cultivating awareness is the first step to creating long-term change. In her sessions, she emphasizes mindfulness & the acquisition of self-regulation skills: training you to identify early signs of stress, efficiently & independently control your physiological responses, and sustainably manage your symptoms over time.
Dr. Pabst received her Doctoral and Masters of Arts degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed extensive training at The Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic of Chicago, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Pain Management, the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente.View Dr. Pabst's Training & Credentials
Impassioned & Invested.
Dr. Pabst gives you tools that can be used wherever, whenever
Dr. Pabst truly cares that you see improvement & get better
Dr. Pabst is invested in the wellness & health of her clients
Calming & Collaborative.
Dr. Pabst actively & constructively collaborates with other specialists that may be a part of the client's overall improvement & wellness plan
Science & Strategy
Types of Feedback Used During Training:
- Electromyography (EMG): measures muscle tension
- Respiration (RSBK): measures breath rate and quality
- Thermal (TBK): measures skin temperature
- Electrodermal (EDA): measures sweat gland activity
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV): measures variations in heart rhythm
WITNESS YOUR RESULTS IN REAL-TIME, Viewing :
- Muscle Tension, Guarded vs. Relaxed
- Breath Patterns, Normal vs. Corrected
- Stress Response, Uncontrolled vs. Controlled
- Postural Alignment, Compensated vs. Corrected
- Heart Rate, Dysregulated vs. Regulated
“Biofeedback (or Dr. Pabst) helped me identify how I experience stress and most importantly how to alleviate my stress through proper breathing. As a small business owner, after spending half my life in a state of constant stress I was referred to Dr. Pabst for biofeedback. Her process enhanced my quality of life. Through better breathing and understanding of stress I not only lessened my frequency and feelings of stress but also improved my posture & eliminated soreness in areas that I regularly experienced stress. ”
— B. Lee, Corporate Executive
“I give Dr. Pabst my highest recommendation as a biofeedback therapist. Breathing is something we take for granted. We’re accustomed to thinking of it as automatic. When done properly, the therapeutic effects for treating anxiety are amazing. Dr. Pabst applies her technique with patience, supportiveness and enthusiasm. Her professionalism is unsurpassed. If you’re hesitant about the science or the process, you should give it a try. She gives you the tools to continue your practice well after your sessions have ended.”
— T.H., Graphic Designer
ENHANCE YOUR MINDFULNESS. ENRICH YOUR OF LIFE. ENTRUST DR. PABST.
Empowering you to live better by shifting your behavior
Biofeedback provides you the opportunity to see your progress and feel your progress simultaneously.
Case Study : Client Adamo
Learn how my client learned to live better with pain
A 40 year old executive with chronic neck pain, anxiety, & stress, Client Adamo suffered perpetual fear of his pain escalating, difficulty focusing, & excessive worry -- severely compromising his functioning at the workplace and at home. His pain level was severe with stiffness, aching, & tingling inhibiting him from performing his daily obligations. Over the course of 12 highly-motivated biofeedback sessions, Client Adamo regained his ability to function -- and confidence in himself to do so -- enabling a renewed & lasting ability to tackle his professional obligations as an executive and personal duties as a family man.
Patient Results : Client Adamo
Measurable long-term results through diligent, short-term therapy.
Adamo was able to see the negative effects of his pain in his short & shallow breathing patterns, compromised posture, and elevated muscle tension, via real-time visual feedback.
Adamo learned how to manage his pain, by transitioning from passive acceptance of his stress response to active coping: using diaphragmatic breathing, sensory awareness training, muscular relaxation, and activity pacing techniques.
Adamo changed his relationship with pain from dysfunctional to functional. He demonstrated enhanced posture, ability to control breath rate & quality, decreased muscular tension, and fundamentally changed his thoughts about pain for the better.
Overall, he successfully transitioned from passively accepting his anxiety, pain, & tension to actively managing these stressors. In doing so, he renewed his self-confidence & regained optimal functioning at work and at home.