Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42California Biofeedback — Fall 2016 3 From the President To keep pace with developments in neuroscience, last year our Association turned an important corner by updating our name. All around us, our culture evolved from our 20th Century bindings that limited a select few of us to using certain “approved” instruments that “al- lowed” us to treat a limited number of disorders. As you look around, it is clear our life is becoming filled with biofeed- back instruments. We wear them, exer- cise with them and play with them. They are built into our cars, cell phones, and the places we work and live. Monitoring physiology and integrating the feedback it provides is becoming an everyday experi- ence. This shift has been painless because feedback is not new to our brain. Feed- back allows us to keep the right amount of pressure on the gas pedal while driving a car down a busy urban street; in fact, hundreds of feedback loops allow us to safely pilot our vehicle through traffic. We can read signs, stop for pedestrians, while monitoring our speed and level of fuel, we attend to the needs of our kids in the backseat and still have plenty of brain power to listen to a podcast. This year, our Association will embrace the wider applications of our field and hear from the physiologists who are creating them. Neuroscientists have provided irrefut- able evidence demonstrating that “mind- fulness” — the ability to live in the present moment, without distraction — yields a variety of health benefits. For our purpos- es, these efficacy studies open the door for Table of Contents From the President��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3 Our Primary Ethical Dilemma Siegfried Othmer����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 Expanding Psychophysiological Applications Part 1: Amir Ramezani, Mark Johnson, Nik Edmondson, Arash Ramezani, Traci Sitzer, and Lindsey Romero ����������������������������������������8 Conference Schedule ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������21