Biofeedback Intervention for Anger Management

  • Charles J Chapman Eastern Washington University (undergraduate student; Senior standing)
Keywords: anger, biofeedback, intensity, intervention, stress

Abstract

Stress is usually tied into anger, both of which have been shown to have negative health effects.  Biofeedback has been shown to reduce stress (which can be anger-inducing), and has been suggested as an intervention. This study will determine the effects of biofeedback on anger management by monitoring heart rate variability (HRV) through focused breathing and positive thoughts (such as that of a loved one). The settings were at home and in public. The baseline was 12 days; interventions occurred twice daily, with times of each increasing every 7 days and tracked for 4 consecutive weeks. Consistently applied, the intervention indicated a significant reduction in the number of anger events as well as a marked decrease in the intensity of each event.

Keywords: anger, biofeedback, intensity, intervention, stress

Author Biography

Charles J Chapman, Eastern Washington University (undergraduate student; Senior standing)
Psychology Department, Student (Senior standing)

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Published
2017-06-30
Section
Clinical Corner