EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, January 21 /PRNewswire/ --

The BFE's 13th Annual Conference will take place February 24-28, 2009 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (http://www.bfe.org/meeting.html). Registration is ongoing and the meeting is open to all healthcare practitioners who wish to participate. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and/or attend workshops presented by international experts. A full list of workshops (http://www.bfe.org/meeting/13th/WORKSHOP%20SCHEDULE%202009.pdf) is available on our website. Among this year's presenters are:

- Dr. Erik Peper / Monika Fuhs - Stress management: Escape Hurry-up Sickness with Biofeedback - Drs. Lynda Michael Thompson Jay Gunkleman - Attention Deficit Disorder ADD/ADHD - Dr. Paul Lehrer on Heart Rate Variability and its Applications - Drs. Moss and Gevirtz - Psychophysiological Interventions for Common Medical and Psychological Disorders - Dr. Marek Jantos - Sexual Pain Disorders

Erik Peper, Ph.D., a former recipient of Governor Schwarzenegger's Employee Safety Award and the author of Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, will be on hand to discuss his new book: Biofeedback Mastery: An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual. It is the text to learn how to use biofeedback. (To order, contact education@bfe.org.)

Biofeedback Bridges the Gap Between Science and Clinical Outcome

The most common understanding of healing is that a doctor is the one that cures you. Health is an active process that strongly involves the patient. However in many cases simply listening to the doctor or therapist does not create real change.

Seeing is Believing

Biofeedback monitoring allows patients to see what is going on in their body and in their psyche and how they are connected. The patients have an aha experience that results in their learning to consciously regulate bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and muscle tension. Biofeedback is one of several methods approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for use as a complementary therapy for treating chronic pain and insomnia. However the applications reach far beyond these symptoms.

Biofeedback is turning 40 this year and its promise is being realized. Please join us to see how the latest research in the field can enhance your clinical practice!

For more information: http://www.bfe.org Biofeedback Foundation of Europe P.O. Box 555 3800 AN Amersfoort, The Netherlands Monika Fuhs / Executive Director, editor@bfe.org, Phone: +43-699-124-20-941

Monika Fuhs, Executive Director, editor@bfe.org, +43-699-124-20-941