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BSC 2014: Sigi Hale on ADHD

December 11th, 2014

by Siegfried Othmer, PhD

BSC Conference 2014
I n one fast-paced hour, Sigi Hale of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry recapitulated his graduate work, his postgraduate work, and his research since that time with reference to ADHD. The body of work was largely concerned with the lateralization of function, which yielded new insights on ADHD. The specifics are beyond the scope of this overview.

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BSC 2014: Eric Peper

December 11th, 2014

by Siegfried Othmer, PhD

BSC Conference 2014
E ric Peper entertained us with a discussion of just how much can be accomplished with attention to basic lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, breathing, and posture. In a participatory session, the audience experienced directly the importance of posture in mood regulation and functional competence—even physical strength. Posture has a direct and prominent influence on cortisol and testosterone levels. Our fixation on computer screens and smartphones while looking downward leaves us with non-optimal posture and at risk of postural immobility syndrome. “We look down and curve our upper spine to read the tablet, crane our heads forward to read the screen, lift our shoulders, arms and hands up to the laptop keyboard to enter data, and we bend our heads down and squint to read the smartphone—all occurring without awareness.”

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BSC 2014: Bob Grove on Clinical Skill Development

December 11th, 2014

by Siegfried Othmer, PhD

BSC Conference 2014
B ob Grove is one of the encyclopedic minds in the biofeedback field, one who has been involved in software development for some decades, but he has also been steeped in research and practice. The research involvement has tended to be unheralded, as his contribution tended to be in background through the development of the required software. On this occasion the talk dealt with the tactic of thought stopping, or thought interruption, to deal with worry. This technique dates back to the early eighties. Thought interruption (ideally within five seconds) is then followed by a shift of attention toward internal states, and to what is prominent there with respect to internal sensation. The mere shift of attention to internal states in this way already gets the physiology shifting in the right direction, toward calmness. But one can also engage more actively to manage the sensations.

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BSC: 2014 – Nicholas Dogris and Magnetic Stim

December 11th, 2014

by Siegfried Othmer, PhD

BSC Conference 2014
N icholas Dogris has in a few short years opened up a new technological horizon with what he calls pulsed EMF stimulation, which was developed in collaboration with his electronics engineer partner, Brad Wiitala. What is involved here is simply very low-level magnetic field stimulation within the EEG frequency range and even going beyond it, out to a kiloHertz.

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Our Trip to India: A Look Back

November 14th, 2014

by Siegfried Othmer, PhD

Our Trip to India: A Look Back
G oing to India had not been on our bucket list when this opportunity arose, but the potential significance of our undertaking became clear to us rather quickly. And now, as we look back, we see the realistic possibility of our hopes being realized. It has been amazing to observe the ongoing mental gymnastics of Western-educated academic minds in order to reject the implications of self-regulation based therapies. This has been so for the entire twentieth century, and it continues even now. The proposition goes against the grain of their intellectual upbringing. Practicing professionals may even see this development as a threat to their livelihood.

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Our Trip to India: The Journey Home (Day 19)

November 13th, 2014

by Siegfried Othmer, PhD

Sue and I have just returned from a sojourn to India, where we taught our training course at the Tibetan Medical Institute, Men-Tsee-Khang.
Day 19

October 4 (Saturday)

At breakfast at the Hilton Barbara ordered a couple of scrambled eggs—“but not too runny.” The waitress showed up with two plates of scrambled eggs and two orders of sausages that went with them, and placed them all before Barbara. Really? It would have taken Shaq himself to down all those sausages at one sitting.


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