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Neurofeedback—An Evolving Discipline: Overview & Applications
With guest speaker, John S. Anderson, MA, BCB, BCN, QEEG-D, Minnesota NeuroTraining Institute
This webinar will provide a brief overview of a field that began with animal physiology studies, including operant conditioning of scalp electrical activity in cats, to a worldwide neuroscience specialty that has a well-documented history of efficacy for a growing list of medical and psychological disorders. If it has to do with the central nervous system, neurofeedback has likely been studied as a possible intervention. We will touch on the research base, how the evolution of neurofeedback has progressed and what the future holds. We will pay particular attention to the use of neurofeedback for attention disorders such as ADHD, anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraine and traumatic brain injury.

Breath & Healing
With Kellie Finn, 500 E-RYT, MS Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct Faculty, Maryland University of Integrative Health
Our health at every level is dependent on having vital companionship with the breath. It’s the connecting force that fuels every cell of our body and every cell beyond our body, yet, how often do you consciously engage with your breathing? How often are you aware of the breathing patterns of others? How might cultivating a personal breathing practice and increasing sensitivity to the breath make you a better practitioner? In this webinar we will examine what breath practices are, how to build a personal practice, and how breath can be a potent element both on it’s own and as a supplement to many complementary and integrative rehabilitation modalities.

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation
With Paul Lam, MD, Director, Tai Chi for Health Institute
Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance, and brings better health and harmony to people’s lives. Nowadays, tai chi is practised in every corner of the world for health improvement. And for good reasons. Scientific studies show that tai chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, it improves balance, immunity and reduces stress.

Using Mindfulness to Explore the Links Between Trauma, Stories, and Illness
With Mark Pirtle, PT, DPT, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program
There is growing understanding of the complex ways in which our life experiences, stress, and trauma interact in the emergence of our health. Using mindfulness and meditation principles practices can support the development of clearer and healthier relationships with ourselves, our health challenges, others, and the world around us. This novel presentation discusses the intersection of mindfulness, narrative medicine, and more.

Sensitized Chronic Pain Causes Stress Responding that is Moderated by Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on the Baroreceptor Reflex
With Jack Ginsberg, PhD

Merging Yoga and Rehabilitation Therapy for Best Results
With Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA