Past Meetup

Workshop "Interpersonal Biofeedback Helps Couples Reduce Emotional Reactivity"

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Do you ever argue with partner and your mind and body feel out of control and uncomfortable?

Do you walk away frustrated, without resolve and stew in your anger all day?

Would you like to learn to control your emotional and body’s physical response?

Through two Evidence-Based Therapies you can learn to reduce emotional reactivity and increase your marital satisfaction.

This workshop will demonstrate Interpersonal Biofeedback, a hybrid of Biofeedback and Marital Therapy, to teach couples to slow down heart rate and decrease physiological arousal while they talk about neutral and disagreeable topics. This new therapy utilizes a computer display of heart rate, heart rate variability, hand temperature, sweat gland activity and respiration along with audio/video on the computer screen to enable the therapist to coach changes in physiology toward a healthier outcome.

Participants will get techniques for controlling physiology with their partner, whether they attend alone or with a partner, will be given background and theory behind this new and effective therapy and see Interpersonal Biofeedback in action with audience members.
CDs for help in learning relaxation skills will be available for purchase.

Cost: $10 each or $15 for couples
Contact: 661 ~ 259 ~ 3704 or s [@] kassel [.] us

Mr. Kassel has been Board Certified in Biofeedback since 1985 and Board Certified in Neurofeedback since 1992. His practice had been focused on helping patients with stress related medical disorders, pain and stress management and general individual and family counseling. Since becoming a licensed therapist in 1991, he has focused his work in several areas such as trauma and its remediation, has taught workshops on Biofeedback in Grades K-12 and is now working on and Interpersonal Biofeedback research project and works with couples using this new state-of the-art technique. He is past president of the Biofeedback Society of California, was seen on a BBC science program “Natural Mystery” and is a health care reform activist.

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Location: The GATEWAY Portal
Free Parking in attached lot directly behind building first come first serve. When/if full, street parking.

Housekeeping Notes from Host Location, The GATEWAY:
* Thank you for honoring No Food or Eating or Drinks other than water in containers with lids inside the offices or workshop space of The GATEWAY.
* Cell phones silenced as you enter The GATEWAY Quiet Zones please. Thank you.
* The GATEWAY Portal practices and asks you, its attendees to join us in upholding a no perfume policy as possible. We also practice and ask all to adhere to a no candle and no incense burning policy for those sensitive to synthetic smells as well as for lessening our harmful carbon footprint impact on the environment. Please note that practitioners are permitted to burn a naturally sun dried herb called sage to clean the space energetically. & lastly where candles are part of a sacred ritual, safe, non-scented candles are permitted to be burned upon expressed consent by GATEWAY's operating director. If you have any further questions on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
* Also, in as much as we LOVE animals outside humans, no animals other than humans are permitted inside The GATEWAY. Blessedly this does not eliminate our Practitioners here at GATEWAY from being able to do work on them, as often they work remotely and/or with photos or props. We thank the universe for Quantum on that. Where necessary, the Practitioner may set up chairs and a portable divider to makeshift a little private area outside near our patio to do hands on work with animals. Thank you so much for your understanding and co-operation.

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NW corner at Gateway Blvd, Ground Fl. Entry from Outdoor Patio Area. Free Parking in lot behind bldg 1st come 1st serve.

Free Parking in attached lot directly behind building first come first serve. When/if full, street parking.