Balancing the Bar

Happiness and the Practice of Law

Biofeedback monitors for stresss reduction.

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In the NY Times health section today I found an interesting article on biofeed back and two products I am thinking of trying on my coworkers (and myself of course).  The blog is called The Doctor’s Remedy: Biofeedback for Stress .  The entry discusses the EmWave product which is not cheap ($225 to 250) but which can give you biofeedback and meaure how your breath lowers stress.  The manufacturer can be found online at www.heartmath.com and has computer based products as well.   There are other similar computer programs from Calm Link at www.calmlink.com.  I just looked on my Android phone and there are a few related products there too.

As many may know, I am a believer in the health benefits of meditation and specifically mindfulness meditation.  This type of product can help you learn basic breath awareness and the use of breath to calm down your nervous system.  So, I will be trying it out and hopefully experimenting on my colleagues and husband and let you know how they work.

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Author: Tabitha M. Hochscheid

Attorney since 1995, interested in Attorney Health and Well Being and related issues for lawyers and the general population. Developer and Committee Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association Health and Well Being Committee.

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