Cynthia Kerson

Cynthia Kerson

MS, Ph.D., BCB, BCN (Assistant Program Director)

Kerson is certified in both  biofeedback and neurofeedback. She completed her master’s degree in humanistic psychology at Sonoma State University under the supervision of Eleanor Criswell, EdD in 2003. Her thesis is entitled Comparing Neurofeedback, Electrodermal Activity and Self-Report: A Study in Psychological and Physiological Interactions. She completed her PhD in applied psychophysiology at the University of Natural Medicine. Her dissertation involved anxiety and the presence of alpha dysregulation in the brain’s frontal lobes. She specializes in neurofeedback training for learning disabilities, pain, depression and anxiety. Meditation and mind-body awareness are the focus for her comprehensive training techniques. Cynthia has appeared on Channel 7 News, the Seeing Beyond radio program, and the In The Spirit of Healing television talk show. Her work was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and Alternative Medicine Magazine. She is the EEG specialist for the television program MythBusters having appeared or consulted for 4 of their episodes.

Cynthia is a mentor for the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) and is a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis (SABA). She served as the Executive Director of the Biofeedback Society of California 2004-2008.

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