Biofeedback is an empirically supported method of treating anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and other conditions. Biofeedback is the use of electronic devices to monitor and amplify nervous system activity. Such nervous system activity is directly reflective of how calm or stressed we might be feeling. Being able to "see" certain aspects of our nervous system functioning in real time allows the user to control physical, emotional, and mental activity for the betterment of health.
Biofeedback Group is a workshop, which will be offered numerous times during this academic year. The workshop has multiple sessions that all cover the same material, but students are welcome to sign up for more than one session. Due to space and equipment limitations, advance registration is required (web form below).
Chicago Times and Locations
Location: CAPS Office, Abbott Hall, 5th Floor, Suite 500, 710 N. Lakeshore Drive
Times: Fridays 12:00 to 1:00pm (two-part workshops)
- Chicago: Session I: Friday, January 31 and February 7
- Chicago: Session II: Friday, February 14 and 21
- Chicago: Session III: Friday, February 28 and March 7
- Chicago: Session IV: Friday, March 14 and 21
If you have completed biofeedback before, there are drop-in days that you may use the stress erasers: Fridays 12-1pm, February 7, February 21, March 7, and March 21.
Evanston Times and Locations
Location: Searle Hall, 3rd Floor, Rm. 3-226, 633 Emerson Street
Times: Fridays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Evanston: Fridays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7
- Evanston: Fridays, February 14, 21, 28, March 7
Drop-In Hours for the Stress Management Resource Center
Students are also welcome to attend our Stress Management and Peak Performance Training Drop-In Hours at the Stress Management Resource Center, located at Rm. 3.234 Searle Hall, Evanston Campus, for additional individualized consultation and practice. This is a drop-in clinic, so you can attend as often as you would like. Registration not needed. For more information, please contact CAPSWorkshops@u.northwestern.edu.
Evanston Stress Management Resource Center Hours:
January 13th to March 18th (closed Jan. 20th)
Mondays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.