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Best buy of your life – excellent biofeedback for relaxation …, August 29, 2014
By annonymous –
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Best buy of your life – excellent biofeedback for relaxation and reaching alpha-theta states…but just take care of the wire – if you are rough with it, it will break at the point of connection to the read-out. I use tape on mine to provide stress relief so that the wire is not wiggled back and forth or jerked around.To me, this is a far better investment that a skin resistance meter costing 3 (or more) times more…but they are complementary…so get both if you want both!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fun, March 4, 2016
By RSVa2000 (Virginia) –
I would give it 5 stars if they just changed the name!
On the front it says “Stress Thermometer”?
Why in the world would anyone want to reference the idea of stress? And why on the front of the display?
When you think of the word stress, you have to reference what that means. Not necessarily all that helpful in biofeedback or positive outcomes or self-hypnosis.
I think a better name for this product would be “Relaxation Thermometer”.
Which is more constructive? Being STRESSED OUT or being RELAXED? Which one feels better? Stress OR Relaxation ?
Anyway, this thing seems to work as described. And it’s pretty easy way to measure biofeedback and a good exercise to see the relationship between thoughts (or lack there of) and body temperature.
I think Elmer Green at the Menniger Foundation really got this idea of blood flow to the hands started a long time ago.
88 of 90 people found the following review helpful
Useful Biofeedback Tool for Hypnotherapists, May 16, 2009
By Susan L. Wilson (Arcata, CA United States) –
I use this meter in my professional hypnotherapy practice, to monitor my clients’ temperature fluctuations during their sessions. I explain to the client how it works, and then I provide them with a velcro “finger belt” and ask them to place it at the base of a finger, comfortably snug, where you wear a ring (I now use one of those narrow strips sold for bundling cables, cut down a bit and tapered at the end to fit easily thru the ‘slot’ in its length). Formerly, I had asked clients to tape the sensor end to their finger, but the little finger belt is preferable. I then ask them to slide the sensor end of the wire under the finger belt on the palm side of their hand, making sure the tip is held firmly against the skin by the belt.
I note their initial temperature on the session sheet, then monitor their temperature changes as the session progresses. I usually see a pattern of a slow, steady climb in temperature as the client relaxes, as well as sudden increases of 1-2 degrees when I have given the suggestion of the hands or toes being comfortably warm. The effectiveness is even more evident in subsequent sessions, as their initial pattern emerges and changes in a predictable direction for each client; disruptions to the pattern usually indicate some emotional disturbance to the client on that day (verified by questioning after the session).
A very useful tool, as you can see, and one that also lends ‘credence’ to the relaxation and induction procedures for the client as well, especially those who put faith in measurable data and are thus reassured by the results! (Susan Wilson, MA, CHT – Certified Hypnotherapist, Arcata, CA – also happy to answer any questions via email at punzelle at gmail dot com.).
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