International Biofeedback Expert Helping to Reduce Stress in the Middle East

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Renowned psychologist and author Erik Peper, Ph.D. to visit Israel from January 10-13, 2012 to demonstrate how biofeedback helps reduce high levels of day to day stress in today’s fast paced world. Dr. Peper will present strategies to health professionals that include stress management techniques, ways to reduce pain, panic and anxiety, tips for increasing performance and strategies to prevent computer related disorders.

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Dr. Erik Peper

“Dr. Pepers' contribution to the field of applied psychophysiology and Biofeedback over the past 40 years is huge. What I have learned from him as a student in many of his BFE workshops, has first of all, changed the way I cope with stress.--Yuval Oded

The IBNA (Isreali Biofeedback-Neurofeedback Association) is proud to announce an intensive 3-day training workshop with a leading international biofeedback expert, president of the BFE (Biofeedback Foundation of Europe), Professor Erik Peper, Ph.D.

When asked about the importance of identifying and treating stress, Dr. Peper replied, “For more than 70% of patients who visit their primary physician with a physical complaint there are no physiological causes. In most cases, discomfort is aggravated or initiated by stress and living in a life pattern that is the does not allow regeneration. Most anti-anxiety, anti-depression and sleeping medications increase pathology and morbidity. Thus, self-regulation strategies offer much more long term benefits.”

In addition to his work with stress related illnesses, Dr. Peper has worked extensively in the prevention of work-related disorders (repetitive motion injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders) and was awarded the 2004 California Governor's Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing. Dr. Peper states that “An estimated 80 percent of employees polled who work with computers report some discomfort. Without help, these symptoms may progress into disabling illness resulting in a workers’ compensation claim.”

Professor Peper will teach effective techniques he is using and share forty years of experience with a variety of cases requiring thinking outside the box. The event is scheduled to take place January 11-13, 2012 at the Hi-Tech Center, 7 Atnufa St. Petach Tikva, Israel. Each day, Dr. Peper will speak about a different topic:

Day 1 - Wednesday, January 11 th, 09:30- 17:00
Making the Invisible Visible with Biofeedback as a Diagnostic and Self Mastery Tool
The workshop focuses on integrating biofeedback with cognitive, somatic and imagery techniques. The biofeedback includes analysis of dysponetic muscle patterns, dysfunctional respiratory patterns in clients and training strategies to optimize performance and health. The biofeedback treatment strategies can be used in numerous disorders such as panic and anxiety, recurrent abdominal pain, asthma, muscle dysfunction, hypertension, autonomic disregulation disorders, PTSD and pain.

Day 2 - Thursday, January 12 th, 09:30-17:00
Integrated Biofeedback to Manage Stress and to Optimize Health
Dr. Peper will discuss the use of respiration biofeedback and other modalities (temp, SEMG, SCL, HRV) for stress management and for reducing pain, panic, anxiety and increasing performance.

Day 3 - Friday, January 13 th, 09:30- 15:00
From Technostress to Technohealth
This course teaches practitioners how to prevent computer-related disorders and presents a comprehensive approach covering workstation ergonomics, corporate culture work environment, individual work style, work/rest patterns and psychophysiological predisposition. An emphasis is placed on utilizing surface EMG to take the guesswork out of assessment, monitoring, and training.

Other activities:
On January 10th Dr. Peper will discuss his latest book; Fighting Cancer - A Non Toxic Approach to Treatment which was co-authored with Robert Gorter, M.D., Ph.D. The book describes a new paradigm of understanding and treating cancer by focusing on mobilizing and activating the immune system. Admission to this discussion is free.

Contact information for registration:
Yuval Oded
Mail: mentalfit(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: http://www.ibna.org.il
Costs: 3 day workshop - $420.00 USD; individual workshops - $160.00 USD

Workshops are co-sponsored and in collaboration with:
BFE Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (http://www.bfe.org)
SAN Society for Applied Neuroscience (http://www.applied-neuroscience.org)
Psy-Phi Advanced Psychological Solutions (http://www.psy-phi.co.il)
Medtechnica (http://www.medtechnica.co.il)

About the BFE
The BFE is a non-profit foundation entirely supported by corporate and non-profit organizations and individuals and through the sale of software, classes, webinars and workshops in the BFE Online Shop. Their mission is to provide professionals worldwide with a greater understanding of biofeedback. Support for the foundation contributes to the advancement of research and education in this exciting field. The foundation's advisory board comprises leading clinicians and researchers from multiple disciplines. Using innovative approaches to sharing knowledge, they aim to inspire continued growth by educating new generations of professionals.

Contact:
Carol Meyers
Education Manager
Biofeedback Foundation of Europe
education(at)bfe(dot)org

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