Dr. Erik Peper has published several books and guides including Make Health Happen which details a structured program that trains you to take control of your own health; Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, a powerful tool for clinicians and computer users to implement proven strategies to prevent repetitive stress injuries and promote health at the worksite with step-by-step instructions and Breathing for Health with Biofeedback, a CD and book that teaches effortless breathing. His book, published by AAPB, is Biofeedback Mastery–An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual. He is also the co-producer of weekly Healthy Computing Email Tips and has been the editor of Psychophysiology Today since 2004. In May 2011, North Atlantic/Random House published Dr. Robert Gorter and Dr. Erik Peper’s book, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, which touches on alternative, non-invasive methods to treat cancer. In 2020, North Atlantic Books published Dr Erik Peper, Dr. Richard Harvey and Nancy Faass most recent book, TechStress-How Technology is Hijacking our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics, He also has two books published in Japanese.

Fighting Cancer

Available May 31, 2011 in trade paperback and e-book.

Fighting Cancer describes the Gorter Model, an integrative, nontoxic approach to cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system. It was developed by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, who in 1976 recovered from Stage IV testicular cancer by using nontoxic treatment and no chemotherapy or radiation. Based on self-experience, extensive research, and decades of clinical practice, the treatment consists of supporting the immune system using fever therapy (hyperthermia), inoculation with immune cells, the use of the botanical mistletoe (Viscum album)—the single most commonly prescribed anti-cancer medication in much of Europe—supportive nutrients, and diet and lifestyle changes.

Organized into three parts, Fighting Cancer presents a clear overview of the model, the research behind it, and strategies for strengthening natural immunity. Emphasizing stress reduction and minimizing toxic exposure, the authors provide practical guidance for patients: questions to ask doctors after diagnosis and advice for evaluating options, gathering information, and getting second opinions. Included are powerful testimonials from patients—most of whom have outlived their prognosis and, in some cases, achieved complete and sustained remission.


Make Health Happen

Make Health Happen is more a workbook than an instruction manual and includes a progressive sequence of practices for stress reduction and health regeneration. Through daily practices such as dynamic relaxation, breathing, internal language changes, conflict resolution, and healing imagery, you are guided to gradually implement and master the personal skills that are the foundation of a healthy life. The program is self-guided and can be done at home, or as a powerful complement to most healthcare treatments. It is based upon the program taught to thousands of students at San Francisco State University. The skills taught in Make Health Happen are proven to be easy to learn, highly effective, and sustainable. More than 70% of the people that go through the practices report significant improvement in their health.

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Audio chapter previews.
Many of the chapters in Make Health Happen are accompanied by audio files that help you practice the techniques from the book. The following is an excerpt from Practice 2 Dynamic Relaxation.

Practice 2Practice 3Practice 4Practice 5APractice 5BPractice 6Practice 10Practice 13APractice 13BPractice 15

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Biofeedback Mastery – An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual

Biofeedback Mastery – An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual is a superb teaching manual to learn all the major biofeedback modalities. Each unit teaches instrumentation and clinical skill fundamentals through intuitive and well-illustrated exercises. An indispensable resource for educators, students, and clinicians.

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Biofeedback Basics Software Manual

Biofeedback Basics Software Manual is a software suite that was built specifically to be a companion to the recently published Biofeedback Masterery. This manual teaches basic skills derived from more than 30 years of biofeedback training and teaching experience.

It helps to:

  • Make sense of the data
  • Monitor and display biological signals of interest and the underlying physiology of each signal
  • Accurately record the signal
  • Understand the basics of self-regulation and the limitations of psychophysiological monitoring
  • Develop techniques for connecting and attaching sensors
  • Distinguish real feedback signals from artifacts



Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer

Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer is an articulate, highly readable, and practical guide, valuable to anyone interested in improving the health of people using computers. It is an essential guide for ergonomists, physical therapists, biofeedback therapists, stress management consultants, and corporate safety teams.

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Breathing for Health with Biofeedback

Breathing for Health with Biofeedback is an audio program with a booklet that teaches effortless diaphragmatic breathing to improve health and performance. By practicing the skills taught in this program, you can learn that easy breathing is the key to letting go of fear and anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing enhances your mental and physical performance. Innovative breathing and visualization techniques improve your concentration and health.


Books published in Japanese

Electromyographic Biofeedback

Peper, E., Tsujishita, M., & Nakagawa, T. (eds). (2010). Electromyographic Biofeedback. Kyoto, Japan: Kinpodo Publishing Co ISBN 978-47653-1434-3
Peper, E., Gibney, K.H. & Holt, C.F. (2010).


New Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy: 18 Secrets for Healthy Living

新しい認知行動療法:健康に生きるための18の秘訣 (New Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy: 18 Secrets for Healthy Living)/Updated Japanese edition of Make Health Happen. Kyoto, Japan: Kinpodo Publishing Co ISBM 978-4-7653-1352-7.


Japanese translation of Biofeedback Mastery

The book could be purchased through Tomo Nagakawa, Institute for Holistic & Integrative Medicine, TEL:.06-6115-5593 FAX.06-6115-5592,, email:

TechStress-How Technology is Hijacking our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics


TechStress-How Technology is Hijacking our Lives, Strategies for Coping and Pragmatic Ergonomics as so many people are now working online. The book describes the impacts personal technology on our physical and emotional well-being. More importantly, the book offers pragmatic suggestions what we can do it to optimize health and productivity. “Tech Stress” provides all of the basic tools to be able not only to survive in this new world but also thrive in it.