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Biofeedback Aided Psychotherapy (BAP)

  • Oliver Scheibenbogen
  • Jorg Prieler

Abstract

Biofeedback systems offer the possibility to observe unconsciously ongoing body processes and enable us to become aware of them. (Schwartz, 1995). If, i.e., patients are confronted with an anxiety-triggering situation in their psychotherapeutic setting, they experience considerate discomfort on psychological as well as on an emotional level. Multichannel Biofeedback systems offer the possibility to illustrate body processes in various situations and during various events, which can be presented by the therapist himself. (Izard, 1993). Thus, i.e., phenomena like habituation after repeated confrontation with the trigger stimulus, systematic desensibilisation and other therapeutic techniques on a psychological level can be illustrated and represented in an objective way.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Scheibenbogen
    • 1
  • Jorg Prieler
    • 1
  1. 1.Schuhfried Ges.m.b.H.Austria

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