Biofeedback professional course (BCIA accredited)

Introduction

“Every mental state change causes an, either conscious or unconscious, physiological state change. And vice versa: every physiological state change causes, an either conscious or unconscious, mental state change.” Green, Green & Walters (1970).
Biofeedback is a method to visualize this mind-body interaction.

In biofeedback physiological activity, like muscle tension, heart rate, respiration, skin conductance and hand temperature, is measured. By using these signals as real-time feedback, people can learn to become aware of usually unconscious processes and learn skills to control these signals.

The direct feedback offers the client ways to learn body awareness and self-regulation skills. Combined with homework assignments the client learns to generalize these skills to daily life.

Biofeedback is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of disorders, like anxiety, headache, hypertension, insomnia, dysfunctional breathing, irritable bowel syndrome and repetitive strain injury.

BCIA biofeedback certification program

Biofeedback Workshops Europe is accredited by the BCIA to provide 42 hours of education to fulfill the didactic requirement toward BCIA Biofeedback Certification. Our program offers a combination of classroom hands-on training and online self-study, which can be taken seperately.

  1. Classroom practical biofeedback training (21 hours)
  2. E-course Biofeedback didactic training (21 hours)

Next step for BCIA certification: participants who have completed both parts of the training are required to submit a program evaluation within 30 days of the completion of the full 42-hour course in order to get didactic credit toward certification. All information about the biofeedback certification program can be found on the BCIA website.

Classroom practical biofeedback training

21-hour hands-on practical training course, covering:

  • Electromyography (EMG) biofeedback
  • Hand temperature biofeedback
  • Respiratory biofeedback
  • BVP/ECG and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback
  • Skin conductance biofeedback
  • Stress Profiling

Participants work with multi-modal advanced biofeedback equipment in small groups of 2-3 participants per work station, learning how to place the electrodes, recognize artifacts, analyze the data, perform assessments and guide a patient during biofeedback training.

Date and location

12-13-14 October
Herten-Roermond, The Netherlands

 

E-course Biofeedback didactic training

21-hour self-study online course, covering all topics on the BCIA 42-hour blueprint of knowledge for biofeedback certification. Each chapter is followed by a short exam.
Course content:

  1. Orientation to biofeedback
  2. Evidence-based practice in biofeedback
  3. Psychophysiological recording
  4. Stress, coping and illness
  5. Principles of biofeedback training
  6. Surface EMG training
  7. Respiratory training
  8. Heart rate variability training
  9. Hand temperature and skin conductance training
  10. Professional conduct
Classroom training format

 Day 1 (9 am – 5:30 pm)

  • Priciples of biofeedback
  • Surface electromyography
  • Hand temperature biofeedback

Day 2 (9 am – 5:30 pm)

  • Respiratory biofeedback
  • Heart Rate Variability biofeedback

Day 3 (9 am – 5:30 pm)

  • Skin conductance biofeedback
  • Stress profiling
  • From stress profiole to biofeedback treatment
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the participant will be able to provide biofeedback training with the modalities muscle tension, heart rate, respiration, skin conductance and hand temperature in his/her own health care setting with the use of multimodal biofeedback equipment.

Who is this course for?

Professionals with a BA/BS degree in a clinical health care field, like psychology or physical therapy.

Number of participants classroom training

8-15

Faculty

Mrs. Drs. D.M. (Daniëlle) Matto
Psychologist, biofeedback therapist BCIA BCB-HRV

Mentoring option

After completion of our biofeedback training program mentoring can help to implement biofeedback in your practice. Daniëlle Matto is recognized by the BCIA as a mentor for general biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability biofeedback. Learn more about mentoring.