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Mind/Body Integration

Essential Readings in Biofeedback

  • Erik Peper
  • Sonia Ancoli
  • Michele Quinn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Erik Peper, Sonia Ancoli, Michele Quinn
      Pages 1-4
  3. General Overview of Biofeedback: An Introduction

  4. Complementary Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-165
    2. Wolfgang Luthe
      Pages 167-186
    3. Charles F. Stroebel, Bernard C. Glueck
      Pages 207-222
    4. J. Douglas Gibb, Eric Stephan, C. E. Tapie Rohm Jr.
      Pages 223-227
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 163-165
  5. Technical Considerations in Biofeedback

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-230
    2. Kenneth Gaarder, Charles Burgar, Penny Montgomery
      Pages 241-251
    3. P. Strong
      Pages 253-259
    4. Hershel Toomim, S. L. Schandler, T. H. Spiegel, J. A. Freeman, W. Elder
      Pages 261-267
    5. H. Toomim, S. Schandler, T. H. Spiegel, J. A. Freeman, W. Elder, Barbara Silverberg
      Pages 269-273
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 229-230
  6. Electroencephalography Biofeedback

  7. Electromyography Biofeedback

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-365
    2. P. Strong
      Pages 367-370
    3. John V. Basmajian
      Pages 371-375
    4. John V. Basmajian
      Pages 377-378
    5. George B. Whatmore, Daniel R. Kohli
      Pages 379-410
    6. Johann Stoyva, Thomas Budzynski
      Pages 411-433
    7. Leon S. Otis, David Low, Ann Turner
      Pages 435-438
    8. C. K. Fernando
      Pages 453-464
    9. Back Matter
      Pages 363-365
  8. Cardiovascular Biofeedback I—Temperature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-468

About this book

Introduction

Biofeedback training is a research methodology and training procedure through which people can learn voluntary control over their internal physiological systems. It is a merger of mUltiple disciplines with interest deriving from many sources-from basic understanding of psychophysiology to a desire for enhanced self-awareness. The goals of biofeedback are to develop an increased awareness of relevant internal physiological functions, to establish control over these functions, to generalize control from an experimental or clinical setting to everyday life, and to focus attention on mind/body integration. Biofeedback is explored in many different settings. In the university, biofeed­ back equipment and applications can be found in the departments of experi­ mental and clinical psychology, counseling, physiology, biology, education, and the theater arts, as well as in the health service (student infirmary). Outside the university, biofeedback may be found in different departments of hospitals (such as physical medicine), private clinics, education and self-awareness groups, psychotherapy practices, and elsewhere. Its growth is still expanding, and excite­ ment is still rising as a result of biofeedback's demonstration that autonomic functions can be brought under voluntary control and that the long-standing arti­ ficial separation between mind, body, and consciousness can be disproven.

Keywords

Arousal Biofeedback Emotion Management Training attention operant conditioning psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Peper
    • 1
  • Sonia Ancoli
    • 2
  • Michele Quinn
    • 3
  1. 1.San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Psychophysiological Treatment CenterOxnardUSA

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