Frequently Asked Questions
about HRV Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Psychotherapy
Dr. Lagos sculpts highly individualized and integrative approaches for each client and discusses her recommendations for treatment at the end of the initial consultation. Depending on the client’s unique needs and desired outcomes, she may suggest HRV biofeedback, neurofeedback, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other treatments.
Yes, HRV biofeedback can help you to improve mood, reduce anxiety, improve focus, and reduce muscle tension.
Yes, there are multiple types of biofeedback. Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a specific modality that teaches you to gain control over your heart’s response to stress to innervate the vagus nerve and strengthen your ability to self-regulate your mind and body.
Most children can benefit from biofeedback training. Dr. Lagos recommends that the child be at least six years of age to participate.
No, biofeedback has no adverse side effects. Most people report biofeedback training to be interesting, relaxing, and enjoyable.
Non-invasive sensors are attached to the skin. Dr. Lagos will help you to modify these signals and to improve your ability to cope with stress.
The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) is the only institute recognized worldwide granting certification to biofeedback practitioners. BCIA was established in 1981 with the mission of protecting the general public by establishing strict standards for biofeedback practitioners. It is important to understand that possession of a biofeedback device does not indicate training to use it.
Everybody is different. The number of sessions depends on many variables. However, if you come to weekly biofeedback appointments and practice regularly at home, you will experience lasting improvements in how your body manages and recovers from stress in approximately ten sessions.
Research has shown that learning to regulate the body’s response to stress improves immune system functioning, cardiovascular health, and enhances the quality of life. In this sense, the skills learned through biofeedback can last a lifetime.
Yes, biofeedback is generally covered by insurance carries along with psychotherapy. This varies among insurance carriers, however, Dr. Lagos recommends that you check with your insurance.
Yes, Dr. Lagos works with clients across the country and around the world. Please contact her office for more details on how to arrange remote training.
Yes. Techniques and strategies to achieve peak performance, build resilience, and manage transformations can be powerful tools, and Dr. Lagos customizes training and programming for corporations and institutions, in New York City and around the world.Consulting