Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience — Spring 2017 32 The field is moving from Barry’s original vision, which derived directly from his animal studies, to Sue Othmer’s: “We are engaged in a dance with the brain, and the brain gets to lead.” Ironically, this takes us much closer to where biofeedback has always been. It has relied mainly on continuous signals, and thresholding is not involved. (Infra-low frequency training has added the insight that volition is not a necessary constituent of successful training.) Additionally, com- partmentalization is breaking down be- tween traditional peripheral biofeedback and neurofeedback. The frequency-basis of our neuro-regulatory regime can ap- parently be accessed anywhere on the body. And the feedback process, in all of its aspects, gains useful intelligence from a variety of physiological measures. The breakdown of the hegemonic re- gime now also allows us to cross the gen- erational divide and welcome the new generation of techies who see both the necessity for what we are doing and the opportunity to contribute to the fulfill- ment of our human capacities. At the same time, they are neither scarred nor encumbered by the traumas of the past. They also do not shy from acknowledg- ing our essentially spiritual natures, our aspirations for transcendence, our search for meaning, and our yearning for con- nection. We are beginning to see the emergence of more right-brained consciousness, as was predicted long ago by British histori- an Arnold J. Toynbee for the 21st century. The emergence of mindfulness is part of this. Les Fehmi has already occupied that space for forty years with his Open Focus training, but now the movement is finally coming into its own. What is called for in unifying our field is more openness, more inclusiveness, and more humility. But at the same time we are also entitled to more boldness. With respect to openness, the left coast has already moved a great deal in that direction. After all, these days we listen to a free-ranging thinker such as Nicho- las Dogris without a murmur. With re- gard to inclusiveness we are seeing more multi-modal treatment that combines various of our traditional feedback modes. Strict sectarianism is breaking down par- ticularly at the level of the end-user, the biofeedback clinician. As for humility, the dictum of C.S. Lewis comes to mind: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It’s thinking of yourself less.” It is our collective exertions that will move things forward. Ours must be a communal enterprise, and it is not a zero-sum game. In the words of Frieden- sreich Hundertwasser, “When someone dreams alone, it is only a dream. When many dream together, it is the beginning of a new reality.” Where boldness is called for is with re- spect to full recognition for what we have already accomplished, and the confident assertion of that reality. We now know to a certainty that the living human brain is trainable in any state of consciousness (diminished or otherwise), at any age, at any biologically relevant frequency, and for any condition that is traceable to the functional organization of our regulatory regime. We have identified procedures that ob- tain clinically useful results with sufficient