Biofeedback & Breathing Techniques: Simple Ways to Help Improve Your Patient's Physical, Emotional, Mental, & Spiritual Health (BREATH - 12BIOF02)

  Please register at the door - room 76 in the basement.
February 23rd, 2013 9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 89.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni $ 79.00
BU staff $ 69.00
Full-time student $ 25.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists
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On average we take 24,000 breaths per day. Breathing, one of the most essential of our body’s functions, holds the key to establishing health and wellness. Through functional breathing we can often restore balance to the entire body and mind. Breath retraining has been shown to efficiently and safely reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, regulate hormones, create mental alertness, help with focus, as well as decrease stress. Feb 23, Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Instructor: Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB Prerequisite: Healthcare degree with A&P knowledge 3.5 CEUs/PDAs

By addressing these fundamental physiological processes, patients can greatly improve the quality of their lives and potentially reduce the need for medications or supplements. 

Recognizing that there is more to the breath than the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, we will review the basic anatomy and physiology of breathing, introduce scientific literature regarding the benefits of various breathing techniques, evaluate the medical/healing benefits of breathwork, introduce methods to examine breath patterns, and learn ways to teach functional breathing. We will discuss how breath retraining can positively affect various conditions, such as HTN, myocardial infarction, asthma, IBS, migraines, and others.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic biochemical, structural and psychological components to functional breathing
  • List some basic signs and symptoms that are associated with dysfunction breathing and chronic hyperventilation syndrome
  • Define the six components of functional breathing
  • Practice functional breathing assessments
  • Train a patient/client in functional diaphragmatic breathing
  • Define and explain the basic principles of HRV (Heart Rate Variability) and discuss the clinical relevance

Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB is graduate of Bastyr University where he is currently Assistant & Clinical Professor and Chair of the Homeopathic Medicine Department. He is also BCIA Board Certified in Biofeedback. His work emphasizes the creation of psycho-emotional-spiritual wellness in the midst of living with a chronic, life-challenging illness.

For several years he was the lead for Mindbody Medicine at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC) providing counseling, biofeedback, meditation and other mindbody therapies. Additionally, Dr. Lichtenstein was involved in a joint research study between Bastyr University and University of Washington examining the impact of meditation and massage on end-of-life care and quality of death, during which time he lead over 500 guided meditation sessions with hospice patients.

At the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Wallingford, he supervises the Clinical Biofeedback shifts, teaching mind-body techniques to patients to help reduce stress, minimize pain, and create a balanced life. In addition to his work at Bastyr, Dr. Lichtenstein maintains a private practice as well as teaches group workshops and writes. For more information about this instructor visit his website at

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for physical & occupational therapists licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs approved for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points available for LAc’s
CEUs approv3d for LAc’s licensed in CA

Course Notes

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 76. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Prerequisite:  Healthcare degree with A&P knowledge