Look for upcoming announcements about applying for 2024 BSF workshops scholarships

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students, post-doctoral students, researchers, and early-career clinicians who can demonstrate an interest in biofeedback may apply.

How to apply: Download an application and submit it by email to Completed applications may also be mailed via USPS to The Biofeedback Society of Florida, 1230 So. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

For detailed information about the Michael Rothburd Scholarship, click on this link.

1946 - 2022

BSF regrets to announce the passing of founding member and Director, Steve Marcus, Ph.D.

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of BSF Board member, Steve Marcus, Ph.D. Steve was a founding member of the Society in 1978 and has served continuously on the Board of Directors, and in various other capacities since then.

Steve was the self-appointed and Board endorsed “sergeant-at arms”, and a beloved fixture at BSF conferences along with his career-long professional partner, Mike Rothburd, Ph.D. Steve and Mike were known for their intelligent and often humorous commentary that livened our BSF workshops.

The August 10-11, 2024 BSF workshop is co-sponsored by The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). Our thanks to AAPB!



Neuroscience in clinical practice: Clinical hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, and neuromodulation

Presented by
Louis Damis, PhD, ABPP, FASCH
Assistant Professor, UCF College of Medicine
Past President, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology
Sr. Fellow, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

Akira Otani, EdD, ABPH, FASCH
Waypoint Wellness Center, Annapolis, MD
Fellow, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Hypnosis

Attend the BSF summer workshop remotely from the comfort of home or office, or join us in Orlando! The program features Louis Damis, PhD & Akira Otani, EdD presenting on Neuroscience in clinical practice: Clinical hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, and neuromodulation!

An 11 CE credit in-person or remote workshop on August 10 - 11, 2024
at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center
in Orlando!

The Biofeedback Society of Florida (BSF) announces its end of summer workshop, Neuroscience in clinical practice: Clinical hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, and neuromodulation. BSF is honored to feature internationally renowned experts on the neuroscientific foundations for hypnosis, mindfulness, and neuromodulation, our own Dr. Louis Damis and colleague, Dr. Akira Otani presenting at this in-person CE event. Please join us for what promises to be a weekend of exceptional learning and collegial networking.

Workshop Description

Clinical hypnosis and mindfulness meditation have become established treatments for a wide range of medical and psychological disorders. Like clinical hypnosis, mindfulness meditation is built on the biopsychosocial model and is empirically validated. In this timely intermediate level workshop, the participants will acquire the latest neuroscientific information underlying hypnosis and mindfulness. They will learn the openmonitor (vipassana) and focused-attention (samatha) mindfulness techniques. In addition, autogenic training, Tibetan Tonglen, and Brahmaviharas (Buddhist compassion techniques) will be reviewed. The workshop then introduces the role of implicit memory in clinical hypnosis and Normative Implicit Clinical Hypnosis. Application of this approach to non-hypnotic methods for neuroception of safety and ventral-vagal activation foundational to improvements in physical and mental health will be reviewed. Finally, neuromodulation techniques (tACS, tDCS, tACS Pink & Brown Noise, pEMF, and PBM) will be reviewed, and the impact of these interventions on changes in QEEG will be demonstrated. Prior training in clinical hypnosis is not a requirement.

The meeting takes place on August 10 - 11, 2024 at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando. The hotel is offering as special discounted room rate for BSF workshop participants of $135/night (plus taxes and fees) for registrations made by July 8, 2024 To reserve your room at the BSF rate, go directly to THE FLORIDA HOTEL RESERVATION PAGE HERE.

Earn 11 CE Credits

CONTINUING EDUCATION STATEMENT | Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program is co-sponsored by The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and the Biofeedback Society of Florida.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

PROGRAM CONTENT LEVEL: The primary goal of this particular program is to broaden the clinical, consultative, and research knowledge bases of attendees and was deemed intermediate, by the following definition:

Intermediate – Content builds upon the learner’s foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than that of an introductory level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have a background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

For those psychologists using the modalities discussed in this workshop who are interested in efficacy, science and latest clinical applications. (1) This program presents research relevant to psychological practice, education and science; (2) it is our intention to host an offering to help psychologists to keep up with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education; and (3) we believe that this program would allow psychologists to increase competencies in order to improve services to patients. This program is in no way a substitute for the basic academic education and training needed for entry to the field of psychology.


Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

To receive license renewal credit for attendance at BSF meetings, you will need to report your attendance yourself. The CE Broker online form makes the process quite easy.