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NEW RELEASE!

By Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, and Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV

Mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion are words heard with ever greater frequency in healthcare and behavioral health circles. Originally inspired by Vipassana meditation in Buddhist traditions, mindfulness encourages the practitioner to cultivate a moment-to-moment awareness of present events, characterized by non-judging, non-striving, acceptance, trust, non-attachment, patience, and beginner's mind (Kabat-Zinn, 1994, 2013). 

This book proposes a fruitful integration of the mindfulness approach with clinical biofeedback practice. The authors follow the integrative approach initially introduced by Khazan (2013) and believe when patient and therapist together cultivate an open attitude of acceptance and compassion, during the therapeutic encounter, this facilitates a more successful pursuit of both physiological and psychological self-regulation. It has long been recognized that striving and effort block relaxation and reinforce physiological tensions. In the early days of biofeedback, Herbert Benson (1975) recommended cultivating an attitude of passive attention or passive volition as one of the four components of the relaxation response. Mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion-based approaches take this cultivation of an open and accepting awareness to a new level. 

The mindfulness approaches have generated such appeal that at least 50 mobile applications are now available for self-training in mindfulness. Plaza, Demarzo, Herrera-Mercadal, and GarcíaCampayo (2013) recently reviewed the available research on 50 mindfulness mobile applications and found a lack of evidence to document the usefulness of the apps, yet the number of available applications continues to increase. 

Most of the individual chapters in this book have appeared as articles in the Biofeedback magazine between 2015 and 2019. Several were solicited specifically for this collection but have also made an appearance in the magazine. The chapters of the book are gathered into four sections, each with an introduction by the editors. We are grateful to both the authors and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback for permission to gather the individual articles into the present volume.

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In an effort to ensure accessibility and affordability for interested parties from around the world, AAPB's top selling texts are now available for purchase in digital form, readable on computers or other electronic devices only.  We are very pleased to present this new option. You can continue to order to physical books, or just the digital version, or BOTH! The digital age has given organizations the ability to capture text books electronically and astronomical shipping costs on our robust hard-copy books have created a greater demand from our members and stakeholders.  AAPB Digital Book files are sent via the confidential file sharing service, Digify. The book file is AES-256 encrypted and protected for the privacy of AAPB, its authors, as well as the recipient. Digital copies cannot be downloaded nor printed - and are accessible online only. Click here to order today!

Noteworthy


Infection Risk Mitigation for Biofeedback Providers:

Biofeedback providers necessarily make contact with patients or clients using sterile and non-sterile instruments and sensors. Many biofeedback providers lack the aseptic technique training that is common to licensed medical providers. This review familiarizes biofeedback providers with the essential principles and procedures of infection risk mitigation by touching on routes of disease transmission, disinfection, sanitization, and Spaulding classification. Basic suggestions for infection risk mitigation standards of practice are offered.


Biofeedback in the News! Technology That Prods You to Take Action, Not Just Collect Data.


Biofeedback Therapy for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Concussions.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REVISED FOR 2020!

UPDATED FOR 2020: Biofeedback education brochures now available – at NO CHARGE TO MEMBERS! Click here and download yours today.

Educating and informing others about the importance of biofeedback training is not always as easy. To better explain and market our profession, AAPB offers its members brochures that can be downloaded without charge, and can be branded with your office information and printed for use in your practice to educate anyone with interest in our modality.

These brochures are ideal for:

  • patients
  • practitioners
  • parents
  • pediatricians
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • EVERYONE AND ANYONE WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM BIOFEEDBACK!

AAPB provides downloadable brochures as a member benefit in the hope that members will distribute them to inform their communities of the unique and beneficial work provided by our the field



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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