Dr. Erik Pepers' workshops in Israel

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), Prof. Erik Peper (Ph-D.)

Time: January 11-13, 2012

Location: Hi –Tech Center, 7 Atnufa St. Petach Tikva, Israel

Wednesday, January 11 th, 09:30- 17:00

Making the invisible visible, the undocumented documented with biofeedback as a diagnostic and self mastery tool- Clinical applications

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. The workshop focuses on integrating biofeedback with cognitive, somatic and imagery techniques. It includes a review how most anti-anxiety, anti- depression, sleeping medications increase pathology and morbidity=thus self-regulation strategies offer much more long term benefits. 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. In addition, participants are invited to share challenging cases for problem solving and supervision.

Thursday, January 12 th, 09:30-17:00

Integrated biofeedback to manage stress and to optimize health from an evolutionary perspective

The use of respiration biofeedback and other modalities (temp, SEMG, SCL, HRV) for stress management and for reducing pain, panic, anxiety and increasing performance. 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 and creative solutions when the therapeutic/training process gets “stuck”.

Friday, January 13 th, 09:30- 15:00

From technostress to Technohealth

Prevent work-related disorders (repetitive motion injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders) which annually cost businesses approximately $7 billion in treatment and lost work time. An estimated 80 percent of employees polled who work with computers report some discomfort. Although only few submit a workers’ compensation claim, preferring to learn how to prevent injury and avoid further pain. Without help, these symptoms may progress into disabling illness resulting in a claim. 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. This systems perspective promotes developing kinesthetic awareness, learning skills to reduce tension, optimizing ergonomics, training in efficient intermittent rest periods, and practicing movement and strengthening exercises. An emphasis is placed on utilizing surface EMG to take the guesswork out of assessment, monitoring, and training while working with either individuals or groups. This experiential course covers prevention and treatment strategies.

Other activities:

On January 10th prof. Peper will present an integrative approach to cancer based on a new released book ; Fighting Cancer-A None 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. Based on self-experience, extensive research, and decades of clinical practice, the treatment consists of supporting the immune system using fever therapy (hyperthermia), inoculation with immune cells, the use of the botanical mistletoe (Viscum album)—the single most commonly prescribed anti-cancer medication in much of Europe—supportive nutrients, and diet and lifestyle changes .Using this approach a number of patients with stage IV cancer have experienced complete remission.

Admission is free.

Contact information for registration:

Yuval Oded
Skype address: yuvoded
Website: www.ibna.org.il
Costs: 3 day workshop :1600 Shekels (420$) ( It is possible to register to only one workshop at the cost of 600 Shekels (160$)

Workshops are co-sponsored and in collaboration with:

BFE Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (www.bfe.org)
SAN Society for Applied Neuroscience (www.applied-neuroscience.org)
Psy-Phi Advanced Psychological Solutions (www.psy-phi.co.il)
Medtechnica (www.medtechnica.co.il)

Short bio of Erik Peper, Ph.D.

Erik Peper, Ph.D. is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation and since 1971 he has been researching factors that promote healing. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies / Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He was the behavioral scientist (sport psychologist) for the United States Rhythmic Gymnastic team. He has a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth (www.biofeedbackhealth.org). He received the 2004 California Governor’s Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing and the 2005 Sheila Adler Award from AAPB for his efforts to support and encourage student participation. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, Make Health Happen, De Computermens and Biofeedback Mastery. He is co-author of the just published book, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatmen and has co-produced weekly Healthy Computing Email Tips. He is a recognized expert on stress management and workplace health who has been featured on ABCNews.com and in GQ, Glamour, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, Shape, and Women’s Health. Dr. Peper lectures and teaches around the world and has been the editor of Psychophysiology Today since 2004. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback. .

לפרטים: יובל עודד טל: 077-2007767
עלות: 1,600 ש"ח