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Writer, producer, and "transmedia" consultant Kate McCallum surveys the mind-blowing intersection of brain science, digital technology, and the visual arts. From fractal biofeedback software to virtual-reality immersions, media makers today ...
- Publications Articles
- September - November 2008
- 7 pages
Wild Divine CEO Kurt Smith has been at the forefront of innovative technologies that expand consciousness and enhance health. In this dialogue he begins by urging patience: deep changes take time. He also emphasizes that collective changes can only flow from personal changes, so we need to enhance our personal well-being.
- Audio Shorts
With its increasing popularity, many people in Western societies express an interest and motivation to meditate. However, for many it can often be quite difficult to maintain a disciplined and or regular practice, for various reasons, ranging from a lack of time to general laziness. It is possible that machine assisted programs such as neurofeedback may help individuals develop their meditation practice more rapidly. Methods such as neurofeedback incorporate real-time feedback of electro-encephalography (EEG) activity to teach self-regulation, and may be potentially used as an aid for meditation.
- Publications Scholarly Papers
- September 11, 2013
ART, SCIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS
WHY SCIENCE NEEDS ART
by Jonah Lehrer
POETIC MEDICINE: A KIND OF MAGIC
by John Fox
ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ARCHITECTURE
by Alain de Botton
VISIONS FROM THE TECHNO-MYSTIC EDGE
by Kate McCallum
Frontiers of Research
Reassessing the Link Between Psychotherapy and Cancer Survival
by Marilyn Mandala Schlitz
- September - November 2008
James R. Johnston, PhD, demonstrated in his early work in physics the equivalence of coherence in laser radiation and macroscopic quantum coherence in superfluids. Johnston worked with Dr. Joe Kamiya doing research in EEG feedback at Langley Porter Institute, University of California at San Francisco. During that time he completed a post-doctoral interdisciplinary training program, provided technical support for research in alpha and other brainwave biofeedback and conducted research on EEG synchrony within the alpha frequency band. He returned to his work in biofeedback and, beginning in 2006, developed a practice using EEG and peripheral biofeedback for enhancement of attention, improvement in responses to stress and other issues involving autonomic regulation. In 2007, Johnston became a research associate with Erik Peper, PhD, at San Francisco State University, where he supports a class on the introduction to biofeedback and self-regulation.
IRIS R. BELL, MD, PhD, is a professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. Her studies in complementary medicine have focused on homeopathy, biofeedback, nutrition, and environmental medicine. Her new e-book on complex systems and chronic disease treatment is available at www.gettingwhole.com.
Dr. Howard Hall holds two doctorate degrees in psychology, a Ph.D. from Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey) in experimental psychology and a Psy.D. from Rutgers University (Piscataway, New Jersey) in clinical psychology. He is boarded in biofeedback and is an approved consultant in clinical hypnosis. His clinical psychology internship was at Rutgers Medical School (Piscataway, New Jersey); post doctoral studies at Rutgers University, Center of Alcohol Studies (New Brunswick, New Jersey); and a fellowship at The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Faculty Development Program in the Prevention of Substance Abuse. Dr. Hall has conducted research and taught hypnosis at the Pennsylvania State University and at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Hall is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, at the Case medical center and on staff at Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital and Universities Hospitals of Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio). In his current position as attending doctor he treats both children and adults presenting with complex medical symptoms employing hypnosis and biofeedback within a spiritual context. Dr. Hall has conducted and published pioneering work on the effects of hypnosis, imagery, and relaxation on immune responses. For the past decade he has been traveling to the Middle East and scientifically investigating Sufi (Islamic mysticism) rapid healing phenomena.
Dr. Dacher is a researcher, speaker, author, and pioneer in the emerging medicine of the future.
Loren Eskenazi MD is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Eskenazi completed her bachelor's degree with honors (Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) at the University of Pennsylvania. She did her medical school training at Stanford. She has also undergone additional fellowship training in breast surgery after completing her residency in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at Stanford.
Prior to medical school Dr. Eskenazi had many years of fine arts training at Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Student's league in New York. She Also has had training in various mind-body techniques include biofeedback, several types of bodywork, meditation and visualization techniques and ritual.
She has published numerous chapters and papers in the scientific and lay press. She has appeared on CNN, Dr. Dean Edell, Rosanne show, The Learning and Discovery Channels, and is quoted in Cosmopolitan, Wired, The Economist, Allure and many other magazines.
Special interests of Dr. Eskenazi include cross-cultural aspects of body art and cosmetic surgery. She has lectured at Stanford on this topic and psychospiritual aspects of healing. She is currently doing a research study on using prayer and visualization and ritual healing for women undergoing breast cancer surgery.
She is also interested in high-tech aspects of medicine. She did a pioneering study on breast shape and implant design using 3-D scanning (Cyberware as used in Terminator and Jurassic Park). Currently she is collaborating on creating a virtual reality environment for pain control and healing during surgery.
Dr. Eskenazi co-founded the Women's Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She has been on over 10 trips to foreign countries where she has done free surgery on children in need. She is the founding partner in a unique woman's cosmetic and reconstructive surgical practice in San Francisco.
Steven Halpern is a composer and recording artist of music for relaxation, wellness and "sound health". For over 30 years, he has pioneered and promoted the healing powers of music through his recordings, books, media appearances and workshops.
Halpern's unique use of musical tone, time and space have helped millions to enjoy the stillness and peaceful place that lies within each of us. His music resonates in the key of the heart, and strikes a chord that we recognize and appreciate intuitively.
Edwin C. May, PhD is internationally known for his work in parapsychology. Having spent the first part of his research career in his chosen PhD-degreed discipline, Low Energy, Experimental Nuclear Physics, he became interested in serious parapsychology in 1971. At that time, he was peripherally involved in a psychokinesis (i.e. putative mind over matter) experiment that was being conducted informally in the physics department at the University of California at Davis. Starting in August 1974, Dr. May spent nearly a year in India researching psychic phenomena with Yogis and other Masters. In 1975, he returned to the States and worked for eight months with Charles Honorton at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. It was there where he was introduced to formal research parapsychology.
Beginning in 1976, Dr. May joined the on-going, U.S. Government-sponsored work at SRI International (formerly called Stanford Research Institute). In 1985, he inherited the program directorship of what was now called the Cognitive Sciences Program. Dr. May shifted that program to Science Applications International Corporation in 1991. Dr. May’s association with government-sponsored parapsychology research ended in 1995, when the program, now called Star Gate, was closed.
Dr. May accumulated over 12 years experience in experimental nuclear physics research, which included the study of nuclear reaction mechanism and nuclear structure. Dr. May’s accelerator experience includes a variety of tandem Van de Graaff generators and cyclotrons operating under 50 million electron volts. Other specialize experience includes four years of x-ray spectroscopy, one year of trace-element analysis (x-ray, and a-particle techniques), numerical analysis, Monte Carlo techniques, digital signal processing, and cardiac blood flow research. In addition, he has conducted physiology research through the careful investigation of the efficacy of biofeedback in a clinical setting.
Dr. May’s eclectic background has provided him with significant expertise in a variety of seemingly unrelated disciplines; thus, he is ideally suited and experienced to direct interdisciplinary research. He is the author or co-author of a total of 130 reports: 16 papers in experimental nuclear physics: 30 papers presented at technical conferences on anomalous cognition; 19 abstracts presented at professional conferences on physics; 79 technical or administrative reports to various clients; and 14 miscellaneous reports and proposals. The Parapsychological Association, an affiliate member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, granted him the Outstanding Achievement Award for his contribution for research excellence. He was President, The Parapsychological Association for 1997.
Dr. Jeanne Achterberg received her Ph.D.in General Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University. She is acclaimed for her work on the use of imagery in healing, psychoimmunology, behavioral strategies for the reduction of pain and anxiety, and the role of women as health consumers. Her research focuses on the psychological aspects of cancer, a comparison of biofeedback and physical therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and a test of behavioral strategies for pain and anxiety associated with orthopedic trauma. She is the author of over 100 papers and five books, including Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine , Woman as Healer, Rituals of Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness (with Barbara Dossey), and Lightning at the Gate: A Visionary Journey of Healing.
The value of chaos and disorder in human life and the paradoxical unity of opposites have been repeatedly affirmed by an impressive array of individuals from various walks of life – scientists, mathematicians, physicians, nurses, psychologists, philosophers, poets, writers, musicians, artists, theologians, saints, and sinners. They tell us that chaos and disorder are as essential as harmony and coherence in a fulfilled life, and in emerging science as well.
If everything is energy, what constitutes the legitimate domain of energy medicine? In attempting to answer this question, I found a useful model that is shared by modern science and many ancient traditions. It accounts for the diversity in the field of energy medicine and helps to explain a vast array of energy-based phenomena.
The human capacity for lifelong well-being was well known to wise women and men throughout time and across diverse cultures. The ancient Greeks called it eudaimonia—human flourishing, the flourishing of our deepest nature.
People are sensitive—some more apparently so than others—and how those sensitivities affect one's health is becoming a topic of increased scientific scrutiny.
What we don’t know about healing dwarfs what we do know, and nowhere is this more apparent than the role of “energy” in restoring balance to a fractured psyche. Energy Psychology, modern psychotherapy’s enfant terrible, is growing up and giving us clues to the mystery of its remarkable power.
20 Results: biofeedback