AAPB Resilience Circles

re·sil·ience

 

/rəˈzilyəns/

noun

  1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

 

These days, our psychological resilience is continually tested. Our sense of community has been scaled to virtual interactions, and uncertainty as to when we will all be able to share the same time and space, safely. While the AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting is moving forward as a hybrid event in Orlando this coming October, that is six months away.

Until then, AAPB wants to stay connected with our members and offer support by providing an opportunity for regular group meditations, compassion/support lounges and meaningful, informal group discussions on Biofeedback topics.

Once a month beginning June 2021 through September 2021, we will offer standing "AAPB Resilience Circles" with special "themed" breakout rooms. There is no charge to attend and there will be prize drawing* and door prizes as follows:

  • Be present with us and be entered into a prize drawing to win a COMPLIMENTARY registration to the next in-person AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The first ten individuals to join us for our first Resilience Circle in June will receive a digital copy of the Mindfulness, Acceptance and Compassion book.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (“AAPB”), located at 4400 College Blvd, Suite 220, Overland Park, KS, is the sponsor of this promotion. AAPB reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the prize drawing at any time. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Prize drawing will be conducted on date of event. Winners will be notified by email no later than June 10, 2021.

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

starting at 6:30 pm EDT/5:30 pm CDT/4:30 pm MDT/3:30 pm PDT

 

Join us for a guided group meditation, or spend some time in the Mindfulness/ Support Lounge to share your challenges and concerns in a safe environment or have some compassion and biofeedback practice discussion with experts.

How it works:

1) You register in advance and show up as you are.

2) Once you have arrived in the Zoom space, you will select the appropriate breakout room that suits your mood and your needs.

Registration:

1) To register, simply click this link:  Meeting Registration - Zoom or email us at info@aapb.org. Be sure to include your name and preferred email address.

2) You will receive the Zoom link by email. It will also be posted on the AAPB website for easy access.

 

Here is who is waiting for you in the

AAPB Resilience Circle this June:

 

ROOM #1: Group Guided Meditation with...

Dr. Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB-HRV believes in the power of the breath to restore health and balance. As a naturopathic physician in private practice and professor and clinical faculty at Bastyr University for over 25 years, Dr. Lichtenstein has a strong clinical and teaching focus on developing psycho-emotional-spiritual health while dealing with chronic, life-challenging illnesses and trauma. He teaches counseling, mind-body medicine and biofeedback to naturopathic medical students and graduate students in counseling and health psychology, nutrition, and acupuncture and oriental medicine, as well as spirituality and psychology courses to undergraduates in health psychology. His approach to care, which combines years of study in mind-body medicine and biofeedback, depth & somatic psychology, Eastern contemplative practices, yoga and movement, bodywork and end-of-life care, was profoundly shaped by his participation in a joint research study between the University of Washington and Bastyr University where he provided over 500 guided bedside meditations to hospice patients.

 

ROOM #2: Mindfulness/Support Lounge with...

Urszula Klich, PhD, BCB, has over 20 years of clinical experience in the area of health psychology and is board certified in biofeedback. As far back as she can remember, she has always held a passion for understanding the intricate relationship between the mind and body. She has developed expertise in chronic pain and treating complex medical disorders through her work at pain clinics and rehabilitation hospitals such as Shepherd center, where she has provided care to individuals with catastrophic injuries, neurologic, musculo-skeletal and degenerative disease, such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and complex regional pain disorder. Her focus is on restoring function, improving quality of life, and reducing medication dependence. In private practice, and as a personal and executive coach, Dr. Klich has found it important to “practice what you preach.” She maintains a personal practice in mindfulness meditation and is a founding member of a mindfulness meditation group in Atlanta, GA. In line with this philosophy, she has developed clinical protocols to incorporate mindfulness into psychophysiological training with biofeedback and cognitive therapy, in her program of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback (TM).

 

ROOM #3: Compassion/Biofeedback Open Discussion with...

Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches to optimizing health and performance. Dr. Khazan is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches and supervises trainees. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in helping people overcome various personal and professional challenges. Recognized as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback, Dr. Khazan is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. Dr. Khazan has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan serves as president of the board of directors for Institute for Meditation of Psychotherapy (IMP), and board member for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is currently chair elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous publications including her most recent book Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance, published by W. W. Norton and the highly-regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, published by Wiley Blackwell.

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