Can neurofeedback bridge Eastern and Western healing practices?
Are you aware of the existence of an energetic connection between your client, the technology and you?
If so, how do we as practitioners prepare ourselves to participate in this energetic exchange event?
Is there a difference between "healer" and "clinician"? Between clinician and client?
What is the current thinking embraced by the Dalai Lama about the impact of ancient mental practices on western medicine, adventitious suffering and healing?
This presentation is designed to provide the neurofeedback provider with a radically different view of the therapeutic approach to the neurofeedback training process and it?s relation to ancient mental training practices, like mindfulness meditation.
The psychoneurenergetic view holds that there is an energetic connection established between the client, practitioner and technology that allows a more direct connection with the client in the therapeutic relationship, through fostering presence in the moment. This energetic connection is always present in a caring therapeutic relationship, yet, usually goes unrecognized or unappreciated as the powerful tool that it is. Essential elements of practices such as Tonglen, a Buddhist method for exchanging suffering for peace, and ways to become energized, rather than drained by such practices will be demonstrated and discussed.
Audience members will be invited to become participants in this attempt to involve mental practices used to sense the energy present in the moment.
Also presented will be some the most current thinking on the science of meditation/mental training as reflected in the recent (November, 2005) Mind and Life Conference XIII with HH Dalai Lama, Contemplatives and western neuroscientists. I will update clinicians on the vast healing potential that the intersection of ancient mental practices, medicine and science, have for alleviating suffering in the world today.
BS in Psychology SUNY Stony Brook, PhD Neurobiology Cornell Univer (1992), PostDoc Sleep Research NYU (1992-94), Sleep Medicine Fellowship NYU (1994-96), Research Assistant Professor of Medicine NYU School of Medicine, and Director Norwalk Hospital Sleep Disorders Center 1996-present
Other Products by Ed O'Malley
1) From Neurofeedback to Sleep: Recognize and Manage Sleep Disturbance to Enhance Neurofeedback Efficacy