Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience — Spring 2017 38 recognized the importance of children returning to a stable home environment for op- timal treatment outcomes. Oftentimes the clients receiving treatment were not return- ing to stable homes, but rather to environments where the children were exposed to parents having marital tension and incongruence. Dr. Schummer has elicited the par- ticipation of several married couples in utilizing QEEG-guided neurofeedback, which consists of one lead with two channels for each client, in conjunction with scheduled meditation and therapy sessions. The outcomes for these couples have been extremely promising; all couples have reported positive, long-lasting treatment outcomes. Dr. Schummer’s findings present exciting opportunities for future research and new appli- cations of QEEG-guided neurofeedback in marital therapy. Presentation: Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience: From Traditional Methods to Transformative Technology Presenter: Jeffrey Martin, PhD Student reviewer: Leighton Grampp One of the unique and wonderful ways this conference differed from those of the past was the two tracks, which opened the platform to both traditional academic presen- tations and new innovations in the field. Dr. Jeffrey Martin presented a combination of both, speaking on Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (PNSE) in a way that engaged the audience and taught this student something new. PNSE goes by several names in the literature: nondual awareness, transcendental experience, and enlightenment, to name a few. Dr. Martin’s research has explored the individual experiences people have when entering this type of state and has identified many themes and shared experiences to help classify several mental “locations” one may arrive at when experiencing PNSE. He suggests there may be eight or more locations, but focused mostly on the first four. The experiences of altered perceptions, changes in memory, fluctuations in sense of and connection to self, differences in emotional experience, and changes in cognition are all present in these locations, which he demonstrated through his fascinating and thor- ough research findings at the conference. This talk would perhaps not have happened at previous conferences, so it was even more exciting to learn of this innovative research and the experiences of the individuals involved.