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Glyn Blackett □ Stress Management & Biohacking Coach

Blog Articles on Biofeedback, Neurofeedback & Biohacking

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

How To Rate Your Progress In Stress Management

Publication date: 05/07/2017

A common goal in stress management is to reduce stressful emotions such as anxiety and anger, but you need to be able to discern even small changes. In this article I suggest different aspects of stressful emotions to be aware of.

The Man Who Couldn't Feel Anxious

Publication date: 18/06/2017

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

Four Fundamental Constituents Of Well-being According To Professor Richie Davidson

Publication date: 02/06/2017

Richie Davidson, a leading neuroscience, and has identified four key constituents of wellbeing that can be trained leading to his important conclusion: wellbeing is a skill

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

Publication date: 19/05/2017

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

Publication date: 15/05/2017

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

How Stress Affects Gut Function & General Health

Publication date: 10/05/2017

75% or more GP visits are stress related. This article explains how stress affects gut function and from there, health and well-being in general

How Long Should You Practise Mindfulness Meditation?

Publication date: 09/05/2017

In this article I show a graph of EMG or muscle tension, which dropped steadily over at least 20 minutes of a mindfulness meditation practice. I explain how muscle tension biofeedback supported the practice.

Can You Intentionally Activate The Sympathetic Nervous System With Breathing Techniques (Without Over-breathing)

Publication date: 28/04/2017

I tried a home experiment to see the effect of shifting my inhalation to exhalation ratio on autonomic balance as measured using HRV - this article describes the results.

Does Over-breathing Or Hyperventilation Cause Sympathetic Nervous System Activation?

Publication date: 26/04/2017

Wim Hof aka the ice man achieves amazing feats using a breathing technique involving deliberate hyperventilation - this article looks at how it works and the implications for anxiety management

Change Your Body, Change Your Emotions - How Some Physical Stimuli Can Influence Your Emotions

Publication date: 23/04/2017

Research findings that adjusting body physiology can affect emotions and mood, and how to take advantage of this using biofeedback

How and The Placebo Response Works And How It's Relevant In Biofeedback therapy

Publication date: 12/04/2017

The placebo response is typically attributed to the power of belief or expectation but I think it's something else - imagination

How You Can Gain More Power By Giving It Up (And Building Empathy)

Publication date: 06/04/2017

Power over others shows an inverse relationship to empathy and perspective-taking. In this article I suggest that our ability to move and influence others without using force is the opposite - it's enhanced by empathy. I discuss how the same general principle applies in biofeedback work.

What Are The Component Skills Of Mindfulness?

Publication date: 12/01/2017

Mindfulness is a high-level mental skillset - this article considers what underlying abilities make up mindfulness

How To Prepare For Mindfulness Meditation - Personal Reflections

Publication date: 01/12/2016

In this article I offer some personal thoughts on how to prepare for a mindfulness meditation practice, in the hope that it might benefit others

What Drives Heart Coherence - Breathing Or Positive Emotion?

Publication date: 22/11/2016

Article looking at the relative influences of breathing and positive emotion on heart coherence, and using a mindfulness meditation session to illustrate

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

Publication date: 14/11/2016

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.

Stress Management Skills Are Key To Daily Cortisol Rhythm

Publication date: 04/04/2016

An article considering the pattern of a flat level of cortisol over the course of the day, how it reflects poor stress tolerance, and what you can do about it.

Can EMG Biofeedback Build Emotional Intelligence?

Publication date: 29/03/2016

EMG biofeedback helps train greater self-awareness which is the basis of empathy and emotional intelligence

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? - Laboratory Assessments

Publication date: 20/03/2016

Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? And What To Do About It

Publication date: 11/03/2016

David Eagleman Showcases fMRI Neurofeedback For Addiction

Publication date: 21/02/2016

How Rory McIlroy Turned Defeat Into Victory

Publication date: 02/04/2015

Could Biofeedback Help Prevent Murder?

Publication date: 23/03/2015

Heart Rate Variability and Heart Attacks

Publication date: 22/12/2014

How Hyperventilation Affects the Prefrontal Cortex

Publication date: 11/12/2014

Heart Rate Variability During A Meditation Retreat

Publication date: 05/11/2014

Is Mindfulness the Best Way to Boost Heart Rate Variability?

Publication date: 16/10/2014

The Value Of Breath Pacing

Publication date: 30/04/2014

Are You a Chronic Over-breather?

Publication date: 15/04/2014

Neurofeedback In The News

Publication date: 26/03/2014

Study Shows Mindfulness Reduces Inflammation

Publication date: 21/02/2014

Addicted to Fat and Sugar?

Publication date: 09/02/2014

Why Your Gut Microbiome Matters

Publication date: 28/01/2014

Are You Sleep Deprived?

Publication date: 19/01/2014

Emotions Mapped in the Body

Publication date: 08/01/2014

Using Biofeedback with Alpha-Stim Part 2

Publication date: 20/12/2013

HRV with Alpha-Stim

Publication date: 20/12/2013

Using Biofeedback With Alpha-Stim Part 1

Publication date: 13/12/2013

Biohacking the Brain

Publication date: 18/11/2013

Beginner's Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Session

Publication date: 11/11/2013

Why Gut Health Matters For Depression And Anxiety

Publication date: 25/10/2013

How Magnesium Can Better Support Brain Function

Publication date: 11/10/2013

Heart Rate Variability as a Measure of Positive Emotion

Publication date: 16/09/2013

Self Monitoring - a "Medical Revolution"

Publication date: 26/08/2013

ADHD Medication On The Rise

Publication date: 15/08/2013

Probiotics, Anxiety and Depression

Publication date: 30/07/2013

Diagnosing ADHD With The Help Of EEG

Publication date: 18/07/2013

Rhodiola Herb Boosts Lifespan in Fruit Flies

Publication date: 21/06/2013

Book Review: Nutrient Power by Dr William Walsh

Publication date: 14/06/2013

Why is the Prevalence of Autism Rising?

Publication date: 10/06/2013

Heart Rate Variability and Willpower

Publication date: 01/06/2013

Financial Times Foresees Neurofeedback in the Boardroom

Publication date: 27/05/2013

Vitamin D Dosage and Mental Health

Publication date: 19/05/2013

fMRI Neurofeedback for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Publication date: 10/05/2013

Earthing May Benefit Inflammation and Circulation

Publication date: 04/05/2013

Johns Hopkins Study - Neurofeedback for Depression

Publication date: 24/04/2013

Neurofeedback in the News

Publication date: 21/04/2013

Sleep Better for Weight Loss

Publication date: 16/04/2013

HRV Biofeedback and Brain Injury

Publication date: 29/03/2013

Supplementation Benefits Mood

Publication date: 12/02/2013

Quicksand in the Concert Hall

Publication date: 30/01/2013

Can biofeedback techniques help anxiety disorders and Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Publication date: 31/10/2012

Depression Breakthrough by Greenblatt

Publication date: 18/09/2012

Sufi Meditation and Positive Mental Health

Publication date: 01/09/2012

Does HRV Biofeedback Help Mindfulness Meditation?

Publication date: 21/08/2012

Optimal Performance Training with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

Publication date: 08/08/2012

How Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Can Help Chronic Pain

Publication date: 18/07/2012

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Training with Richard Gevirtz

Publication date: 21/06/2012

Heart Rate Coherence During Meditation

Publication date: 20/05/2012

Is Chronic Fatigue Such a Complete Mystery?

Publication date: 13/05/2012

Brain Activity: Intense Focus Versus Watching TV

Publication date: 29/04/2012

How to Choose Between Neurotherapy Modalities

Publication date: 16/04/2012

Anger Deactivates the Brain's Executive Control

Publication date: 28/03/2012

The Future of Psychotherapy

Publication date: 20/03/2012

Biofeedback Affects Mindfulness Meditation

Publication date: 14/03/2012

Neurofeedback Training in the UK

Publication date: 06/03/2012

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Publication date: 22/02/2012

Polyvagal Theory

Publication date: 03/02/2012

Happiness and Moral Awareness

Publication date: 23/01/2012

Mindfulness Training Helps IBS

Publication date: 16/01/2012

Mindful Eating Helps Weight Loss

Publication date: 31/12/2011

EEG Assessment and Neurotransmitters

Publication date: 24/12/2011

The Role of Neurotransmitters in Mental Health

Publication date: 17/12/2011

Making Sense of EEG Assessment

Publication date: 11/12/2011

Making Use of EEG Assessment

Publication date: 10/12/2011

Book Review - Dan Siegel - Mindsight

Publication date: 05/12/2011

Flow States Part 2

Publication date: 01/12/2011

Flow States and How to Access Them - Part 1

Publication date: 24/11/2011

How To Stop Thinking in Mindfulness Meditation

Publication date: 18/11/2011

The Nature of Effort in Mindfulness and Biofeedback

Publication date: 13/11/2011

How I Got Interested in Mindfulness and Biofeedback

Publication date: 04/11/2011

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