Vancouver Clinic to Host Seminar for Professionals on EEG (Electroencephalographic) Biofeedback Sponsored by the Biofeedback Federation of Europe

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Mr. Mark Schwartz opens the Biofeedback Federation of Europe 2014 seminar series in Canada with an event in Vancouver hosted by the Swingle Clinic. The seminar on "EEG Biofeedback and ADHD" is the first of a series of local seminars and online webinars to address the lack of information, education and training on this method of assessment and therapy for clients.

Dr. Swingle uses neurotherapy as a part of the treatment for a wide range of disorders as well as with clients who just want to perform better at work, on stage or at a sport.

In a seminar taking place on May 9, 2014, BFE Program Director Mark Schwartz will introduce health professionals to the field of EEG Biofeedback also known as neurofeedback. Dr. Paul G. Swingle will discuss the use of neurotherapy in his practice using ADHD as an example.

Over the past 40 years, the field of EEG biofeedback has grown very slowly, gaining a dedicated following amongst a handful of leading researchers and professionals around the world. Now, it is increasingly being used for performance training among elite and professional athletes. It has also started to be used more widely in mild to severe health disorders. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics recognized biofeedback as a level one intervention for the treatment of ADHD.

According to Mr. Schwartz, “EEG Biofeedback helps professionals explore the neurophysiological characteristics of subjects with attention issues. Findings from published research studies support the conclusions that subjects with attention issues can be differentiated from individuals with other psychiatric problems on the basis of their EEG measure."

The small community of biofeedback researchers and practitioners has long held the belief that EEG Biofeedback is a powerful tool with enormous potential. In his Vancouver clinic, Dr. Swingle uses neurotherapy as a part of the treatment for a wide range of disorders as well as with clients who just want to perform better at work, on stage or at a sport. The ClinicalQ is an EEG assessment developed by Dr. Swingle that measures brain activity at five locations. The initial assessment generates a report on the EEG data that flags values that are outside of the norms based on Dr. Swingle's clinical database. The report also provides guidance on how to use Dr. Swingle's braindriving method to optimize EEG features based on the report’s findings and Dr. Swingle’s clinical interview.

Learning more about EEG Biofeedback and ADHD
Presenters: Mr. Mark Schwartz & Dr. Paul G. Swingle
Date: May 9, 2014
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Location: Swingle Clinic, 1190 Melville Street, Vancouver, V6E 3W1

About Mr. Schwartz
Mark Schwartz is the director of the Learn From the Best (LFB) and International Research & Education Program (IREP) financed by the Biofeedback Federation, a non-profit organization located in London, England. Mr. Schwartz is the editor of EMG Methods for Evaluating Muscle and Nerve Function (2011) published by InTech, co-author of “Biofeedback Basics” a software manual and has taught workshops and online courses in biofeedback at hospitals and universities in North America. He lectures on biofeedback in Europe, North America and China and has a BSC Hons degree from Manchester University and an MBA from Laval University in Quebec City. He is fluently bilingual.

About Dr. Paul Swingle
Dr. Swingle is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Professor Swingle formerly held the posts of Chairman of the Faculty of Child Psychology and Clinical Supervisor at the University of Ottawa. He has taught at McGill University, Dalhousie University and McMaster University. He is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and is (BCIA) Certified in Biofeedback and Neurotherapy. Since 1997 he has been in private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia where he founded the Swingle Clinic. He is the author of Biofeedback for the Brain (2008) published by Rutgers University Press.

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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