AAPB Online Author Showcase
We are proud to highlight the following books, published by AABP members (separately and independently of AAPB). Focused on concepts of self-regulation, well-being and scientific foundations of Biofeedback in all its forms, books featured here are AAPB Publications committee-reviewed and deemed relevant, recommended reading for members of our professional community.
In some cases, featured Authors extend a discount to AAPB members. Member discounts apply where noted.
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FEATURED BOOK SELECTIONS
by Stephen Sideroff, PhD
The Path is a comprehensive program for dealing with stress and achieving optimal living. Based on 40 years of research and clinical experience, it presents a nine component model of resilience divided into three areas: relationships, organismic functioning and how we engage in the world. The nine pillars are: relationship with self, relationship with others, relationship with “something greater”, physical balance and mastery, cognitive balance and mastery, emotional balance and mastery, presence, flexibility, and power, defined as the ability to get things done. The Path illustrates a proven model of resilience in an easy-to-follow and strategically laid out step-by-step guide to one’s optimal personal journey. Including a 40-item questionnaire that can be self-scored to produce a “Resilience Profile”, The Path not only allows readers to determine where they are at on the nine dimensions of resilience, but offers them a blueprint to creating their very own optimal path. Ultimately, The Path helps readers avoid feeling overwhelmed and thus giving up, by distilling the process down to one simple question: “At this moment, am I on The Path or off The Path”. And if you are off The Path, it provides easy steps for getting back onto The Path. This book is a great companion guide – and offers an effective framework – for clients and others doing biofeedback. Forward by Peter Levine.
Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance
by Inna Khazan, PhD
A mind-body approach to taking control of your physical and emotional health...Biofeedback is the process of training your body to control its involuntary actions, such as breathing and heart rate. Minor changes to these actions can significantly improve physical and emotional well- being. In Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life, Harvard Medical School faculty member Inna Khazan pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments― from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia. She begins with a description of basic physiological information, explaining concepts such as breathing and overbreathing. In Part Two she dives into the practice of mindfulness. And in Part Three she zeroes in on applying this mind-body approach to an array of common problems. Khazan’s approach outlines simple solutions for readers who want to improve the way they respond to challenges. She guides them through increasing their resilience and emotional flexibility while empowering them to take back control of their overall health.
Heart Breath Mind: Train Your Heart to Conquer Stress and Achieve Success
by Leah Lagos, PsyD
Stress is not in your head, it’s in your body—this is the key to peak performance that Leah Lagos, PsyD, BCB, an internationally known expert in biofeedback and sport and performance psychology, wants us to know. In this book, she shares with readers for the first time the same program that she uses with top athletes, CEOs, business leaders—anyone who wants and needs to perform at their best. What makes her scientifically proven 10-week program unlike any other is that she recognizes the link between heart rhythms and stress to create specific, clinically tested exercises and breathing techniques that allow you to control your body’s physical response to stress. She pairs this training with cognitive-behavioral exercises to offer a two-tiered process for strengthening health and performance, enabling readers to respond more flexibly to stressful situations, let go of negative thoughts and emotions, and ultimately be more focused and confident under pressure.
Tech Stress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics
by Erik Peper, PhD; Richard Harvey, PhD; Nacy Fass, MSW, MPH
Re-envisioning your relationship with technology to reclaim health, happiness, and sanity in a plugged-in world... Evolution shapes behavior--and as a species, we've evolved to be drawn to the instant gratification, constant connectivity, and the shiny lights, beeps, and chimes of our ever-present devices. In earlier eras, these hardwired evolutionary patterns may have set us up for success, but today they confuse our instincts, leaving us vulnerable and stressed out from fractured attention, missed sleep, skipped meals, aches, pains, and exhaustion. So how can we avoid the pitfalls programmed into modern technology use? Tech Stress offers real, practical tools to avoid the evolutionary traps that trip us up and to address the problems associated with technology overuse. You will find a range of effective strategies and best practices to individualize your workspace (in the office and at home), reduce physical strain, prevent sore muscles, combat brain drain, and correct poor posture. The book also provides fresh insights on reducing stress and enhancing health.
The Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide for Training and Practice with Mindfulness 1st Edition
by Inna Khazan, PhD
This practical guide to the clinical use of biofeedback, integrating powerful mindfulness techniques is a definitive desk reference for the use of peripheral biofeedback techniques in psychotherapeutic settings, backed by a wealth of clinical research. Dr. Khazan's guide offers:
- Introduction of mindfulness and acceptance techniques and demonstration of how these methods can be incorporated into biofeedback practice
- Step-by-step instructions provide everything a clinician needs to integrate biofeedback and mindfulness including protocols, exemplar logs for tracking symptoms, and sample scripts for mindfulness exercises
- Scientifically robust treatment protocols for a range of common problems including headaches, hypertension and chronic pain
by Diane Grimard Wilson
Through the ages, human stories have been our most powerful teachers. Diane Grimard Wilson continues that time-honored tradition with her engrossing medical memoir, Brain Dance. It’s a candid, intimate, informative, and sometimes humorous account of Wilson’s journey from a random concussion through nontraditional treatments to a hard-won recovery that birthed a new calling — becoming an applied neuroscientist herself. Her story threads our shared human vulnerability with medical science for an accessible, inspiring journey. It’s a book people say reads like a novel they can’t put down.
- Brain Dance deepens clinicians’ understanding of the world of traumatic brain injury and how their own values, knowledge and biases impact their patients.
- It gives those who have suffered brain injury — to whatever degree and by whatever means — a compassionate companion.
- It shares innovative brain-based and biofeedback tools to guide what can otherwise be a long, lonely, and confusing road to recovery.
- It entices brain science junkies of all kinds to learn more about the field of neurofeedback, its founders and massive potential.
Brain Dance encourages us all to honor the pivotal role of science in our lives and the magnificent potential of the brain for making the world a better place.