Seminar Detail

Biofeedback & Mind-Body Training Tools for Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and Depression: Enhance Your Clinical Skills

Where:
CAMBRIDGE, MA
When:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

All of us know what it is to have a long-term client who isn’t able to make the necessary changes to be successful – in spite of a lot of therapy. Often, this client is going over the same thought processes repeatedly because they have suffered a trauma and their brains are wired in such a way that it doesn’t allow them to change.

We all know the frustrations of tweaking our therapeutic approach – and still not making headway.

Biofeedback is proven to help change by obtaining information about a person’s physiology and puts the power in the hands of clients. Why would you include this in your practice? You gain a way to work with the client other than talk therapy only – and biofeedback is especially effective with clients that are stuck, or have worked with multiple therapists without success.

Because the mind-body connection is an important aspect of clients’ well-being, we are increasingly seeking techniques to improve that connection – and science is recognizing that ADHD, PTSD, anxiety/depression have physiological connection.

Therapists who offer this, and other electronic interfaces, offer their clients methods to gain better control over their brain function, physiological responses, and hence; their emotional regulation.

Join long-term psychotherapist and biofeedback expert Angelika Sadar, M.A., and participate in a day of hands-on learning, demonstrations and leave with the skills to add integrate biofeedback into your practice.
Objectives:

  1. Assess patients’ concerns to determine when and how to incorporate biofeedback into their treatment plan.
  2. Evaluate the best method for teaching individual patients about how biofeedback can help them.
  3. Explain the differences between measuring physiological responses (biofeedback) and providing stimulation to change physiology.
  4. Assess which biofeedback and psychophysiological equipment is best for your practice, budget and clients.
  5. Formulate interventions to implement in the case of undesired responses to interventions.
  6. Be able to analyze baseline measures as a means of assessing a plan for teaching HRV biofeedback.
  7. Evaluate a patient’s readiness to utilize the BAUD to manage anxiety.
  8. Demonstrate the introduction of biofeedback to a patient who is not familiar with the concept.
OUTLINE

Biofeedback: Roots and Practices
  • The Origins of Biofeedback
  • The Birth of Biofeedback Professional
  • Organizations and Standards
  • Operant Control of the EEG and the Pursuit of Alpha States
  • Learning the Language of Biofeedback
  • Biofeedback Today
Biofeedback Equipment Described – What is Measured
  • Skin Temperature
  • EMG Biofeedback
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
  • Bioacoustical Utilization Device (BAUD)
  • Cranial Electro Therapy Stimulation (CES “AlphaStim”™)
  • EEG Neurofeedback
  • Passive Infrared Hemoencepholography (PIR-HEG)
  • Interactive Metronome (IM)
Biofeedback for Anxiety
  • Understand the Mind-Body Connection of Anxiety
  • Selecting Biofeedback Tools to Enhance Therapy Progress with Anxiety
  • Case Presentations of Anxiety Using Biofeedback Tools
  • Live Demonstration of HRV and Skin Temperature Biofeedback for Anxiety
Biofeedback for Depression
  • Understand the Mind-Body Connection of Depression
  • Selecting Biofeedback Tools to Enhance Therapy
  • Progress with Depression
  • Case Presentations of Depression Using Biofeedback Tools
  • Stretching the oral facial muscle to regulate tone for chewing and straw drinking
  • Live Demonstration of PIR-HEG for Depression
Biofeedback for PTSD
  • Understand the Mind-Body Connection of PTSD
  • Selecting Biofeedback Tools to Enhance Therapy Progress with PTSD
  • Case Presentations of PTSD Using Biofeedback Tools
  • Live Demonstration of the BAUD for PTSD
Biofeedback for Peak Performance
  • Understand the Mind-Body Connection of Peak Performance
  • Selecting Biofeedback Tools to Enhance Peak Performance
  • Case Presentations of Peak Performance Using Biofeedback Tools
  • Live Demonstration of the EMG and IM Biofeedback for Peak Performance
Add Biofeedback to Your Practice
  • Costs – Equipment and Training
  • Certifications
  • Advantages of Including Biofeedback in Your Practice

ANGELIKA Y. SADAR, M.A., BCN

Angelika Sadar, MA, BCN, Licensed Psychologist, certified in clinical hypnosis, clinical director of Sadar Psychological and Sports Center, and has been the executive director of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society since 2013.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angelika Sadar is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Angelika Sadar is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
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