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National Film Board documentary: Drs. Vincent Paquette and Mario Beauregard measure EEG and fMRI to investigate meditation and spirituality with Nuns at the University of Montreal.



A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Emblem Health For Wrongly Denying Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment For Thousands Of New York Members.

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Webinar: August 27, 2014
The Effect of NeuroField pEMF for the treatment of Autism, Depression and TBI
Presented by: Nicholas Dogris, PhD - CEO & Founder of Neurofield


Webinar: October 28, 2014
Feelings, Judgments, and Decisions: Towards a Neuroscience-based Model of Cognitive-Emotional Regulation
Presented by: Thomas Collura, PhD, MSMHC, Brain Enrichment Center


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A case of voluntary pain control revealed using EEG and sLORETA Imaging
Presented by: Thomas Collura, PhD, MSMHC, Brain Enrichment Center


Check out how AAPB members are contributing to stress management through presentations around the world.

This video lecture, Simple Ways to Manage Stress -An experiential lecture for people impacted by the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan EarthquakeFor more information, please visit http://peperperspective.com/author/erikpeper/.


AAPB Blog Contributors NEEDED!!!!

If you have visited the AAPB site recently you probably saw the request from president Rich Sherman to contribute a blog.  When I saw the request three things went through my mind…1. What is a blog??, 2. I’ll probably get criticized for what I write and 3. Write one every month…just what I need, another thing to keep up with.  I can tell you none of the above are true.  I went to the site http://exampleofablog.com/ and found examples of blogs.  All you need do is ask yourself one question…..is there something I do in my work that is done on a regular basis that I can write a diary about…that’s all there is to it!   Plus it’s only 300 words….a paragraph!  It’s very easy to continue a story every month.  For example, if you are a clinician is there a group of patients you use biofeedback with that you could write a story.  If you teach you could explain the biofeedback procedure you are teaching about.  The most important step is to just start writing!  Once you get over the initial hesitation you will find you are exceeding the 300 words.  If you can write like you are writing a letter to someone you can write a great blog.  And I guarantee no one is going to ridicule what you have written.  This is a great opportunity for the public to read about what biofeedback really is…not some news clip that always seems to miss the point.  Go ahead, give it a try! - Jeff Bolek, Past AAPB President.

Recent AAPB E-newsletters: “From the President” Columns

Information is key! Please click here to read recent AAPB updates from the current President, Richard Sherman, as seen in the bi-monthly E-newsletters.

Ritalin Gone Wrong by L. Alan Sroufe - Published: January 28, 2012 in The New York Times Sunday Review | The Opinion Pages.



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Organizational members are recognized for their support of AAPB and its mission. The support from our organizational members benefits the entire field of applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, associated research, education and practice.

 

 

 

 

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46th Annual Scientific Meeting


March 11 - 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas
Please save the date for next year’s conference, to be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel

Meeting Location
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone:  1-512-343-2626

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What is Biofeedback?

 

Biofeedback has evolved from a fascination in the 1960s and 70s to a mainstream methodology today for treating certain medical conditions and improving human performance. This evolution has been driven by years of scientific research demonstrating that the mind and body are connected, and that people can be taught to harness the power of this connection to change physical activity and improve health and function. Public interest in biofeedback is growing, and with it the need for a clear answer to the question, “what is biofeedback?” The leading professional organizations representing the field have answered with the following standard definition:

Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.

Approved May 18, 2008 by:
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)

To learn more about biofeedback, go to the AAPB Consumer's page.

 

 

 

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