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This collection of articles from MBTTbiofeedback.co.uk explore themes relating to stress & anxiety management and optimal brain performance, including biofeedback, neurofeedback, biohacking and mindfulness.

Organisation of Articles

Part 1: General Articles

Part 2: Blog Articles


PART 1: General Articles


What Is Mindfulness and How Can It Help Stress and Anxiety?

Mindfulness is a form of mind training that builds qualities such as stability of focus, tranquillity, clarity, openness and contentment. Benefits of mindfulness include improved emotional resilience, focus, working memory and mental flexibility, and it can help anxiety and depression. This article explains how.


What Is Positive Psychology & How Can It Help Stress & Anxiety?

Positive psychology is the science of wellbeing, happiness and optimal functioning. It studies the conditions needed for humans to flourish and thrive rather than simply avoid suffering. Positive psychology coaching helps identify personal goals and develops skills and resources.


Optimal Breathing Training With Biofeedback

Dysregulated breathing can be a cause of problems such as stress, anxiety, panic, irritability, fatigue and brain fog. Optimal breathing can be a platform for clear focus and emotional wellbeing. This article explains why breathing is so important in stress management.


HRV or Heart Coherence Biofeedback For Stress & Anxiety

Training heart coherence with HRV biofeedback can benefit physical health (e.g. IBS) emotional wellbeing and cognitive performance (e.g. focus, concentration). This article defines HRV heart coherence, and explains how HRV biofeedback can benefit stress, anxiety, focus, etc.


Capnometry or Capnography Biofeedback For Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Resilience

Capnometry measures carbon dioxide in exhaled air and is the best way to detect over-breathing or hyperventilation. Over-breathing significantly impairs brain performance. Training breathing with capnometry biofeedback can help develop emotional resilience, focus and clarity.


EMG or Muscle Tension Biofeedback For Stress, Anxiety & Mindfulness Support

EMG is a measure of muscle tension and EMG biofeedback can help stress and anxiety management. This article explains how.


What Is EEG Neurofeedback & How Can It Help Stress, Anxiety, Focus & Emotional Resilience?

This article explains what EEG neurofeedback is, what it can be used for, and how it creates benefits. I discuss differences between some of the main forms of EEG neurofeedback, and compare it to peripheral biofeedback.


What Is Neurotherapy & How Can It Help Improve Brain Function

Article describing various forms of neurotherapy including neurofeedback, tDCS, CES and AVE and how they work to help anxiety, stress, mood problems, attention and focus, and brain performance gernally


What Is HEG Neurofeedback & How Can It Help Improve Focus, Attention And Brain Fog?

Hemoencephalography or HEG is a form of neurofeedback based on detecting changes in metabolic activity in the front part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, which is a key player in executive function (focus, concentration, self-organisation etc.) and emotional regulation. This article explains how HEG neurofeedback works.


EEG Assessment As The Basis For Neurofeedback For Stress, Anxiety, Brain Fog and Mood Problems

EEG can give a useful assessment of brain function and can suggest ways of improving brain performance, such as neurofeedback and brain stimulation techniques (AVS, tDCS). This article explains how.


PART 2: Blog Articles


N=1 Experiment: Effect of Paced Breathing on Blood Pressure

Psychologist William Tracy describes the results of his n=1 experiment to test whether paced breathing can lower blood pressure


The Best Way To Measure And Track Mindfulness?

Most mindfulness research studies use self-report questionnaires to measure mindfulness, but these have significant flaws. Here I discuss an alternative and more objective way to measure and track mindfulness.


Personal Experiments in Fasting Mimicking, Nutritional Ketosis, Meditation and Heart Coherence

Recently I followed three days of fasting mimicking, which amongst other things is designed to trigger nutritional ketosis. I wanted to experience the effect on my meditation practice. In this article I describe what happened.


What Causes Chronic Hyperventilation And What To Do About It - Part 4: What You Can Do

Final part of a series of articles exploring the questions of what might be causing chronic and resistant over-breathing or hyperventilation (showing up as stubbornly low carbon dioxide readings from a capnometer) and secondly what we might do to address such problems


What Causes Chronic Hyperventilation And What To Do About It - Part 3: Causes Of Low Carbon Dioxide

This article is part 3 in a series examining the causes of chronic hyperventilation or over-breathing (manifesting in stubbornly low carbon dioxide readings from a capnometer. Here we examine causes in greater depth.


What Causes Chronic Hyperventilation And What To Do About It - Part 2: Underlying Physiology

This article is part 3 in a series examining the causes of chronic hyperventilation or over-breathing (manifesting in stubbornly low carbon dioxide readings from a capnometer. Here we investigate acid production and acidity regulation in the body.


What Causes Chronic Hyperventilation And What To Do About It - Part 1

An introduction to a series of articles examining the questions of what causes chronic persistent hyperventilation (showing up as stubbornly low carbon dioxide readings from a capnometer) and what you can do about it.


The Man Who Couldn't Feel Anxious

Is anxiety a brain-based or body-based experience? A recent BBC documentary sheds some interesting light on this question.


How To Stop Falling Asleep in Meditation - Experimenting With The Inhalation To Exhalation Ratio

I describe an experiment on myself - what happens to skin conductance (GSR) when I shift my breathing to a high inhalation to exhalation ratio?


Are Panic Attacks Really Out Of The Blue? Predictive Biomarkers Of Panic

Do panic attacks really come out of the blue? Evidence suggests there are physiological warning signs up to 45 minutes in advance.


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