Initially my career goal was engineering, but after reading an introduction to biofeedback published in the 70’s called New Mind, New Body written by Barbara Brown, I changed direction to healthcare. Since then I have continually been impressed by biofeedback’s and neurofeedback’s elegant utility in response to many health problems and its ability to access the mind/body connection to enhance the quality of our lives.
The University Of Washington School of Nursing accepted me into their doctoral program in 1995. There I pursued my interest in biofeedback, neurofeedback and sleep disturbances accompanying chronic pain. The research fellowship training was sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research, a division of NIH. The finished product was a doctoral research project entitled: A Comparison of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Sleep Disturbance Accompanying Chronic Pain.
For nearly 30 years I have been providing biofeedback training and nursing services. Seeing both adults and children experiencing chronic pain, stress related disorders, sleep disturbance, addictions and eating disorders benefit from biofeedback and neurofeedback training has been satisfying experience. As the new field of neurofeedback became more accessible to the clinician I added to my experience learning about and working with individuals experiencing ADHD, PTSD and peak performance in sports, the arts and business.
The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America has granted me certification as a Senior Fellow for General Biofeedback and Fellow for Neurofeedback. I am member of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
The Northwest is my home and where I have participated in sailing, hiking and occasionally mountain climbing.