From the Inside Out

A Self-Teaching and Laboratory Manual for Biofeedback

  • Erik Peper
  • Elizabeth Ann Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Guidelines for Learning Unstressing and an Introduction to Modified Progressive Relaxation

  3. Electromyograph

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 57-79
    3. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 81-103
    4. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 105-115
    5. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 117-122
    6. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 123-149
    7. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 151-155
    8. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 157-175
  4. Temperature Unit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 179-185
    3. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 187-219
    4. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 221-225
    5. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 227-231
  5. Electrodermograph

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 235-267
    3. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 269-283
    4. Erik Peper, Elizabeth Ann Williams
      Pages 285-289

About this book

Introduction

You have just received your new biofeedback device with its instruction manual. You ask yourself: How can I personally use the equipment to encourage my self-growth? How can I help my patient to relax his spastic colon? How best can I use the equipment with my client who has chronic anxiety? How can I use this equipment in my research examining the correlation between location of muscle contraction and specific emotions? What is the best way to teach my students an understanding of the basis of the signal and the problem of artifacts? Should I have purchased this device or would I have been better off with another type of biofeedback equipment? How can I integrate the use of this device and other biofeedback equipment with such techniques of unstressing as progressive relaxation and meditation? Can I harm myself or others, either physically or emotionally, with the equipment? Where can I look for additional information regarding the use of biofeedback equipment? These questions and others have been raised over and over in our teaching of biofeedback to both students and professionals. This manual has been structured so as to provide both background information and experiences that will allow the user to answer these questions. The manual is based on the premise that the only way to really learn (' 'know' ') about biofeedback is through self-experience.

Keywords

Biofeedback Training anxiety awareness electroencephalography (EEG) emotion intervention stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Peper
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Ann Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Interdisciplinary ScienceSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Biofeedback and Family Therapy InstituteBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1060-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-40535-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1060-0
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