About Stress Reduction & Biofeedback Center

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Welcome to the Stress Reduction & Biofeedback Center, a place on campus where faculty and staff can engage the senses, work to reduce stress, and relax the body and mind. This space was created to assist UT faculty and staff to improve their health and reduce stress through the use of a variety of self-paced, user friendly equipment. Whether you are looking for a calm place to meditate, improve your mind/body connection, or reduce blood pressure, there is something here for everyone.

The Stress Reduction & Biofeedback Center (SRBC) currently features:

  • Zero-Gravity recliner that reduces muscle tension and spinal compression by angling the lower legs above the heart. Less pressure on the heart, expanded lung capacity, increased circulation and blood oxygen levels are some of the benefits associated with the used of this chair.
  • Instructional tracks on topics including: Breathing Exercises, Muscle Relaxation, Meditation, Relaxation Imagery, Relaxation Sounds, Guided Imagery, Health & Well Being, Sleep Issues, and Food Issues.
  • Biofeedback RESPeRATE, an easy to use machine that analyzes your breathing pattern and gives you immediate feedback as it changes. This electronic device creates a personalized guide to help lead you into a therapeutic breathing pattern. RESPeRATE has proven to significantly lower blood pressure naturally by relaxing muscles around your blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more freely.*
  • GSR2 Biofeedback Machine is a home biofeedback device that monitors your stress levels precisely by translating tiny tension-related changes in your skin into a rising or falling tone.

*RESPeRATE does not replace medical guidance from your health care provider. Always consult with your health care provider before discontinuing any aspect of your high blood pressure treatment plan, including medications.

Join us for our Mindful Meditation sessions that take place each Tuesday & Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Sign up now through UT Learn.