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Jerry E Wesch

Jerry E Wesch

Jerry E Wesch, PhD
Alexian Brothers Hospital Network
Director - Pain Programs

Plenary #373):  How To Help Chronic Pain Patients With A Simple Temp Trainer 

Low arousal training / de-toning the sympathetic nervous system is a simple and effective tool for pain patients to begin self-control and move toward self-efficacy.

Workshop #372):  Self-Regulation & Biofeedback Treatment of Borderline Personality 

Borderline Personality Disorder patients are common in health psychology practice, presenting with stress disorders, exacerbated somatic symptoms, chronic pain, headache, and other troubling symptoms. The systematic use of self-awareness building approaches, self-soothing cognitive and behavioral training and self-regulation strategies, reinforced by biofeedback instrumentation, can make treating these complex patients easier and more effective.

The presentation provides a step-by-step protocol for integrating biofeedback, self awareness training and cognitive behavioral techniques.




Plenary #373):  How To Help Chronic Pain Patients With A Simple Temp Trainer

Temperature biofeedback is a direct line to the sympathetic nervous system. Pain patients are notorious for maintaining high stress responses without self-awareness. A simple biofeedback device (alcohol thermometer, inexpensive digital temperature monitor or tone-producing temperature biofeedback trainer) can be used to build basic self-awareness and self-regulation skills in a difficult population and pave the way for learning imagery, hypnosis and other tools.


Workshop #372):  Self-Regulation & Biofeedback Treatment of Borderline Personality

Borderline personality patients are commonly encountered in healthcare settings due to the high frequency of stress responses and chronic pain syndromes. Due to the high drama potential for these patients in theraputic relationships, their reputation is terrible among medical professionals. However, if a systematic approach to repairing the underlying defects in self-awareness, affect management and self-regulation of distress, progress can be made and symptoms reduced. The author has been using a self-regulation protocol for care of these complex and challanging patients for 30 years with some promising results.


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Jerry E Wesch Ph.D.
2050 Hassell Road,
Hoffman Estates, Illinois  60169

phone: 847-590-2565
cell: 773-875-5483

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