Peter Behel


Peter Behel
Peter Behel


Stevenson 3206

Office Hours

2:00 pm-3:00 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Available By Appointment Only
Areas of Interest
Psychophysiology, Somatic Psychology, Psychology of Addiction, Neurobiology, Health Psychology, Myths, Dreams and Symbols,, Humanistic Psychology, Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology

MA Degree, Psychology
Senior Fellow, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance


An original graduate of Sonoma State University's Psychology Department, I retain an active clinical
biofeedback practice as a provider for Kaiser Permanente specializing in applied neurobiology, chronic
pain, chronic inflammation, chronic disease and migraine.

Selected Publications & Presentations


Peptide Upregulation and Inflammatory Cascading: The Unseen Outcome of Autonomic
Dysregulation. Archives in Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol. 15, No. 2, 2023.
Central Sensitization: The Unrecognized Expression of Autonomic Dysregulation.
International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. vol. 3, No.9, 2022.
Clinical Myotonic Disorders: Operating at the Intersection of Autonomic and Somatic
Functioning. Somatics. Vol. 18, No. 4, 2021-2022.
Autonomic Dysregulation: An Unseen Epidemic. World Journal of Yoga, Physical

Therapy and Rehabilitation. Vol. 2, Issue 4, 2021.
Incorporating Neurocircuitry in Relapse Prevention. Open Access Journal of Addiction and
Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2020.
Stress Reduction via Biofeedback. Sonoma Medicine. Vol. 69, No. 4. Fall, 2018.
Modulating Pain Signal Transmission: How Targeted Nervous System Regulation can
Manage Pain Without Side Effects. The Pain Practitioner. Vol.25, No. 4, Winter, 2015

Pain Signal Transmission and Centralized Sensitization: The Role of Synaptic Plasticity.
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 99th Annual Conference-Progress in
Rehabilitation Research: Translation to Clinical Practice, Chicago, Ill. November 11, 2022.
Introduction to Central Sensitization. The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and
Biofeedback 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Irving TX. March 26, 2022.
Applications in Chronic Pain Management. The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and
Biofeedback 51 Annual Scientific Meeting, La Jolla, CA. April 3, 2020.