NB and a warning: This website is just started and not very readable yet (except dyslexia errors)! We hope we have early 2015 every thing in place and formally ready!
So this is still a working initiative!

Introduction to the initiative: BCIA Sweden
by Bo von Scheele, professor,
Stress Medicine AB & IPBM – responsible for this initiative and this website

As interests in prevention and effective treatment of lifestyle related diseases increase but not real education exists within school medicine we try both (a) to integrate approaches, often very much overlapping, within lifestyle medicine, biopsychosocial medicine, health psychology, psychophysiological behavioral medicine etc. and (b) provide education at different levels. As theses interests, both from the public and different medical and psychological/psychiatric fields now fast increases in Sweden we start up during 2015. My own experiences go back at least 30 years and thanks to work done by scientists and clinicians associated with Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, www.aapb.org, a few of us here in Sweden have worked with stress medicine based on applied psychophysiology since 1991.

The above explain while we will developed a Swedish version of BCIA – Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, in cooperation with colleagues within AAPB and BCIA.

Why applied psychophysiology?
Lifestyle medicine is in brief how we can with improvement of our way to live our life can promote health and restore dysfunctions. The word (concept) medicine means art of healing behaviors, where in modern thinking behaviors here means our biological, psychological and social behaviors in a complex socio-cultural-ecological context!

”Human organizations are living systems and should be analyzed accordingly. The fact that it faces us with the task of analyzing forbiddingly complex environmental interactions gives us no more of an excuse to isolate organizations conceptually than the proverbial drunk had when searching for his lost watch under the street lamp because there was plenty of light when he know he had lost it in the dark alley” Emery, F.E. (1969). Systems Thinking. Perguin Books Ltd, Harmondsowrth, Middlesex; England

Why biopsychosocial medicine? George Engel, (Engel, G.L. (1977).The need for a new medical model: A challenge for biomedicine. Science, 196, 129-136) introduced biopsychosocial medicine to try to contribute to an advancement of a real world perspective on individuals in increasing complex biopsychosocial complex context. Still we do not can rely on a systems integrating biopsychosocial medicine for lifestyle related diseases and problems.

Here we define and discuss both biopsychosocial and lifestyle as the same – as the above discussion indicate.

Why is not a real biopsychosocial medicine perspective/paradigm/practice the normal approach in school medicine health care services? The answer some of us have since many years is that a systems integrating applied psychophysiological platform is needed to accomplish an effective assessment, prevention and treatment of lifestyle related diseases and problems.

As we now (actually re)start up the planning we are interested in cooperation with interested institutions as well as individuals! If so mail to bo.vonscheele@stressmedicin.se

More about the above is at www.biopsychosocialmedicine.com

More info soon here