JP (Jack) Ginsberg, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist and Research Health Scientist
Dorn VA Health Care System

Sonya Kim

Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, BCB
Assistant Professor and Research Scientist
NYU School of Medicine Department of Neurology and Department of Rehabilitation

Harry Campbell, BCB, BCN
Biofeedback Resources International


Autonomic Self-Regulation for Integrative Management of TBI And Chronic Pain: A Didactic and Hands-On Workshop IC21


DAY Saturday 13 April 2019

TIME 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FORMAT 4-hours Instructional course, Hands-on Workshop

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine

CAREER LEVEL  Introductory



All Behavioral Health practitioners and professionals who work with patients with chronic pain, brain injury, stress, anxiety, and/or depression, and who wish to learn more about the beneficial effects of the intervention of Autonomic Self-Regulation (ASR) and how to incorporate (ASR) into clinical practice.


Course Description

This Instructional Course focuses on the problem of stress and how ASR reduces stress and symptoms in TBI and chronic pain patients.  People need methods of reducing the negative effects of stress.  Whether it’s your daily dealings at work or a pervasive concern for your physical safety, chronic stress is more harmful than the acute experience of it.  Chronic stress is biologically harmful, bringing about complications and health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, ulcers, and strokes. Therefore, successfully managing stress has nothing less than life-or-death implications.  Unfortunately, many of the common and easily available solutions to stress are medications, but these are less than effective and even when they are effective they often come with unwanted side-effects.
Fortunately, however, there are non-pharmacological methods of reducing stress and heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is one such method.  With HRV biofeedback training people learn to control and eliminate the negative way that their body reacts to stress.  HRV biofeedback together with mindfulness and positive emotions is an integrative health care technique that forms the intervention called ‘Autonomic Self-Regulation (ASR). ASR is an easily learned, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way of managing centrally sensitized chronic pain. This instructional course uses didactics and live hands-on demonstration to provide attendees a clear understanding of how ASR works to reduce stress and symptoms associated with TBI and centrally sensitized chronic pain. Information explaining the shared central nervous system pathways of sensitized



Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the practice of autonomic self-regulation (ASR) for integrative management of stress- and symptom-reduction management of TBI and centrally sensitized chronic pain
  2. Describe the basic science of Heart Rate Variability and the techniques of Autonomic Self-Regulation
  3. Identify Heart Rate Variability parameters that are biomarkers of physiological and emotional health.
  4. Discuss how autonomic parameters can be used for health assessment and to promote behavioral change.

CME/CEUS 4 Hours

ACRM Training Institute registration includes CME/CEUs for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


4 hours of live instruction, continuing education credit processing, access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters), NON-ACRM members receive introductory 6- month membership.


Early Bird rate $49 for members and $99 for non-members      and that includes CME / CEU processing. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early      before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Limited space available

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Jump in, get involved, meet and work with ACRM members face-to-face in a casual setting. This event is all about getting research into practice in a supercharged atmosphere and a friendly, collaborative, and inspiring environment.


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Early Bird rates are as low as $49 for members and $99 for non-members — and that includes CME / CEU processing. Are you kidding me?!? Nope. See the rate tables here.

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