THE A.C.T. OF BIOFEEDBACK: FLEXIBILITY WEBINAR RECORDING
Presenter: Yossi Ehrenreich, Ph.D
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based upon the new behavioral science (RFT) and the contemplative practices: Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion. ACT is designed to achieve health improvement through accomplishing psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is a comprehensive concept which comprises self-regulation and apparently related to cardiac vagal control. ACT matrix model of coaching and treatment has been formulated by Kevin Polk (2011, 2014). The model consists of 6 training steps. Each step introduces basic ACT concept in plain language. Concepts such as self as context, Me as context, Observing Me, Acceptance, cognitive diffusion have pragmatic meaning and are interpreted to committed actions. Interweaved with Biofeedback it creates an experiential framework of therapy and coaching. The webinar will introduce a systematic way of integrating BF and ACT based on the ACT matrix training protocol. Examples will be given from various fields such as anger and financial management to show the effectiveness of the model.
All views expressed in the recording are solely those of the presenters and participants.
At the end of this webinar, the learner will be able to:
1) Describe the concept of psychological flexibility and its relation to Biofeedback practice;
2) Explain the ACT matrix model for coaching and therapy;
3) Identify elements in the relational frame theory (RFT) and Mindfulness that are consistent with use of biofeedback within the ACT matrix model for coaching and therapy;
4) Design biofeedback training sessions integrating the ACT matrix model.
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About Yossi Ehrenreich, Ph.D
Dr. Yossi Ehrenreich is licensed supervising psychologist at a municipal educational psychology service. Yossi is trained in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. Registered as Neurofeedback supervisor by the IAPB. He has been practicing Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for 10 years and heads a private psychological services clinic. Yossi received his bachelor and master's degrees in Psychology from Bar-Ilan University and his PhD in Special Education from Bar-Ilan University, School of Education. His dissertation focused on neuromodulation of verbal memory and reading comprehension in LD adults through trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). He teaches Biofeedback as part of a behavioural sciences bachelor's degree, at Peres Academic Center, Rehovot. Yossi is also licensed in Hypnosis and specializes in combining Hypnotic intervention with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. He teaches ACT and CFT for educational psychologists.at the national institute of advanced studies in educational psychology.