Control the reactivity of your heart rate, breath rhythm, muscle tension, blood flow, and digestion using scientifically validated methods. more…
Learn the power of directed, sustained, voluntary attention, your greatest resource for self-control. more…
Witness the ripple-effect of your thoughts, attitudes, and breath patterns on your core body systems. more…
Why Integrative Biofeedback, Meditation, and Contemplative Science™?
All biofeedback and mindfulness trainings are based on the best-researched methods. This is cutting-edge medicine, with an old-fashioned no-hurry approach.
Classical methods seamlessly integrated with Western biofeedback to help those coping with stress, pain, mood issues, and the many challenges of modern life. more…
True understanding, rapport, and skill are best cultivated over time, between teacher and student. more…
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Why Haven’t I Heard of this Before?
This is one of the most common questions I get. Soon after the first session with a client, we begin to make new connections between symptoms, basic human needs, habitual patterns of behavior, and practical strategies for change.
This question is not an expression of doubt, but rather a clear-eyed recognition of a missing piece in healthcare—an Aha Moment! It comes from making connections between how we are made, what we require, and how we have been living. Suddenly, previous encounters with healthcare appear woefully incomplete and unsatisfactory, simply because the evidence, when clearly presented, makes this quite clear. Obvious in hindsight.
When our basic human needs are recognized, we realize how far we have drifted from self-care and how narrowly focused our previous healthcare encounters have been. When these limits are recognized, we realize how much was missed and how great is the potential for tapping our natural capacity to heal and grow.
When we learn that we are beautifully made creatures, extraordinarily sensitive and specialized beings, we hear the ring of truth in this. When we learn that our mind is the most powerful instrument known, and that our capacity for paying attention is limited and so massively consequential, we realize how untrained it is and how inadequate is our education in cultivating it.
When we come to recognize the nature and purpose of the fight-or-flight (sympathetic) nervous system, we see a wonderful tool that has been over-used, a powerful but volatile and often-toxic fuel. When we realize that there is a parallel system, the rest-and-digest (parasympathetic) nervous system, we realize how little we have cultivated this hidden asset, our best antidote to stress, pain, and mental imbalances.
When we learn that this so-called involuntary nervous system integrates with every other major bodily system, we become motivated to take control of it, despite traditional medical claims that it this cannot be done.
And we hear the scientific proof, the actual stories of modern laboratory discoveries and ancient mind-training methods confirming each other, then we may wonder aloud how such a blind spot could remain in modern medical training and treatments.
In IBMCS, I have integrated everything I have learned about mind-body medicine. I have spent much of my life, beginning in childhood, and later as a research scientist, clinician, and practitioner cross-trained in Western psychophysiology and Eastern contemplative sciences, to integrate these evidence-based and experientially knowable findings. I am part of a growing number of care providers seeking to recover the missing pieces in healthcare, and to provide a platform for authentic understanding and motivation for training the mind-body systems that support all health and well-being.
The culmination of my research and training is IBMCS. It is my hope that the goal of your training will include the attainment of your own Medicine Mind: a mind that performs both as your best medicine and as your best friend.