Biofeedback Federation of Europe to Host Webinar for Health Professionals on Helping Their Clients Combat Stress with Biofeedback

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The BFE has partnered with US company Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc. to offer online biofeedback training to interested health professionals. In a webinar on May 6, 2014, Linda Walker, MHR, LPC, will discuss how skin conductance/GSR and temperature biofeedback can enhance therapy with clients.

Traditional therapies work from the outside in - biofeedback allows us to work from the inside out.

In an online event sponsored by Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc., Linda Walker, MHR, LPC, BCN, BCB will provide an introduction to the use of biofeedback in clinical practice.

Biofeedback is a learning process in which people are taught to improve their health and performance by observing signals generated by their own bodies such as heart rate, temperature and skin conductance. This information is fed back to the person in real time, allowing them to learn to control their response to different stressors. The many uses of biofeedback include relaxation, stress control, rehabilitation and peak performance.

Most people can identify when they are feeling stressed, but may not be aware that during stressful periods their heart rate speeds up, their respiration rate increases and their muscles tense. With knowledge of these physiological changes comes the power to regulate them. Asked about the benefit of biofeedback, Linda Walker replied, "Traditional therapies work from the outside in - biofeedback allows us to work from the inside out. Clients can gain an understanding of the physical symptoms of their mental health and learn to offset the negative impact of stress with bio-training."

A new Stress Control System by Thought Technology, is a set of simple tools, designed to help clinicians do biofeedback therapy with clients, even if they have little or no experience with biofeedback. The tools in the suite assess a client's physiological responses to stressful situations and elucidate any abnormal patterns to help them recuperate from stress using biofeedback. It works by monitoring a client’s arousal and stress levels with only a temperature sensor and a skin conductance sensor. A stress assessment objectively measures how stressed the client becomes and evaluates their ability to recover. The software provides instructions for breathing relaxation, guided relaxation, binaural beat relaxation and free-flow training. Audio and visual feedback is provided to facilitate the training process.

Title: How Biofeedback Benefits Your Clients and Practice
Presenter: Linda Walker, MHR, LPC, BCN, BCB
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM EDT

To register, contact webinars(at)bfe(dot)org.

About Bio-Medical Instruments
Bio-Medical Instruments is the largest distributor of physiological systems and software in the US specializing in service and support of instrumentation. Bio-Medical is known in the field for their knowledge and experience in all types of biofeedback and neurofeedback systems. Learn more about their products at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference May 1-3, 2014 in Chicago. (Booth 121)

About Linda Walker, MHR, LCP
Linda Walker is a licensed professional counselor, school counselor who holds a master's degree in Human Relations and Counseling from the University of Oklahoma and post graduate certificates in substance abuse and school counseling from Western Michigan University. She integrates a variety of methods, including biofeedback and neurofeedback, in her practice working with a general population.

About the Biofeedback Federation of Europe
The Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE) is community interest company in the UK leading the way to share knowledge in the field of biofeedback. Through its “Learn From the Best” program, it offers a variety of webinars, online classes, courses, software and workshops with applications in healthcare, mental health, optimal performance and sport. Content is developed independently by International Research & Education Project teams. For more information, visit the BFE Online Shop.

Contact: Carol Meyers
BFE Education Manager

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