VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Biofeedback: A Useful Tool for Professional Counselors
Jacqueline A. Walsh
Biofeedback interventions fit well into the counseling wellness perspective of helping clients achieve optimal health and well-being. These interventions may be used for the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, and they may also be used in the treatment of such disorders. Further, by teaching clients biofeedback techniques, clients can learn self-awareness and self-regulation skills – and this may empower them to improve their level of stress management, improve their coping strategies, and increase their level of wellness.