Professional Biofeedback Certificate Training Course (BREATH - 18FEED07)

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July 13 2018 8:00 am   through   July 15 2018 7:00 am
3670 Stone Way
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Fremont, WA 98103
Phone: 425-896-6717
Professional $ 1,175.00
Bastyr Alumni $ 975.00
Campus Seattle Clinic
Audience ND's, Nurses, massage therapists, Psychologists s
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This 42-hour, hybrid professional training course provides both online and face-to-face education and training in theoretical and clinical application of biofeedback. A variety of modalities / instrumentation be explored and demonstrated, such as: Electormyography (EMG) Galvanic skin response (GSR) Thermal, respiration and heart rate variability and respiration biofeedback. Several adjunctive, mind-body interventions will be introduced, such as mindfulness/meditation training, progressive muscles relaxation breathwork, autogenic training, and guided imagery/visualization. The online, home-study portion of this course covers biofeedback history, theory, and clinical applications, while the 3-day, in-person sessions focus on hands-on, experiential learning using biofeedback software and equipment. Prior to the first live classroom sessions, participants receive a study guide of videos and texts to study at their own pace. Online assessments of preparatory material must be completed prior to first day of class. Participants have one month to complete the online portion of the course, which concludes with a final exam. This course is accredited to provide 42 hours of education to fulfill the didactic requirement toward Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) certification in general biofeedback. Course Location: BCNH Clinic: 3670 Stone Way, Seattle room 166. Course Date: July 13 - July 15, 2018 Course Times: 8:00am – 7:00pm (42 CEUs) Instructor: Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB

Major Course Educational Objectives

By the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Define and Explain foundations of mind-body medicine & biofeedback.
  • Provide biological, neurological and psychological rationale for the use and benefit of mind-body   medicine & biofeedback.
  • Describe and demonstrate each of the various biofeedback modalities covered throughout the course, such as surface electromyography, temperature, electrodermal activity, respiration biofeedback, peripheral blood flow (BVP), and heart rate and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA).
  • Understand the technology involved in operating biofeedback equipment, including learning how to record and interpret data, identify artifact and determining appropriate recording.
  • Properly attach subject to and use biofeedback equipment (Nexus-10, emWave, thermometer). 
  • Formulate rationale and plan for biofeedback for various conditions.
  • Perform psychophysiological profile and pre and post data comparison.
  • Critically evaluate the literature pertaining to mind-body medicine & biofeedback for clinical and
    education applications.
  •  Describe each of the adjunctive mind-body therapeutic techniques used in concert with biofeedback, such as mindfulness and meditation training, progressive muscle relaxation, quieting reflex, breathwork, autogenic training, guided imagery and heart-centered meditation/loving-kindness meditation.

 BCIA Blueprint of Topics Covered

  •          Orientation to Biofeedback – 2 hours
  •          Stress, Coping, and Illness – 3 hours
  •          Psychophysiological Recording – 8 hours
  •          Research Methodology – 2 hours
  •          sEMG Applications – 6 hours
  •          Autonomic Nervous System Applications – 8 hours
  •          Respiration Applications – 3 hours
  •          Interventions Strategies – 8 hours
  •          Professional Conduct – 2 hours

Lunch Hour: 12:00 - 1:00pm, 10 minute break on the hour and 1/2 hour break in the afternoon

Location: Bastyr Center for Natural Health, room # 166. 3670 Stone Way N, Seattle. Parking in basement lot is reserved for patients. You may park on the street. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available at clinic to refill).

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Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB

Brad Lichtenstein is a graduate of Bastyr University where he is currently assistant and clinical professor, and chair of the Homeopathic Medicine Department. He is BCIA Board Certified in Biofeedback. His work emphasizes the creation of psycho-emotional-spiritual wellness in the midst of living with a chronic, life-challenging illness.
For several years he was the lead for mind-body medicine at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC) providing counseling, biofeedback, meditation and other mind-body therapies. Additionally,  Lichtenstein was involved in a joint research study between Bastyr University and University of Washington examining the impact of meditation and massage on end-of-life care and quality of death, during which time he lead over 500 guided meditation session to hospice patients.

At the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Wallingford, he supervises the Clinical Biofeedback shifts, teaching mind-body techniques to patients to help reduce stress, minimize pain and create a balanced life. In addition to his work at Bastyr, Lichtenstein maintains a private practice, teaches group workshops and writes. For more information about this instructor visit his website at