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Optimal Functioning, Positive Psychology, Peak Performance,Transpersonal Psychology, Transformation, Consciousness Exploration, Meditation, Myth,and Spirituality and Biofeedback Neurofeedback
ADD/ ADHD & Attention
Biofeedback Neurofeedback Practice Success: Marketing, Management, Promotion
BCIA Preparation Content Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Certification Info
Alcoholism/Addiction/ Criminals Penniston Protocol
Longevity, Anti-Aging Approaches to Geriatric, Elderly
Relationships, Attachment Disorder Neurophysiology, EEG Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
EEG Biofeedback/ Neurofeedback In Schools
Peripheral Biofeedback (EMG, Thermal, Temperature GSR, EDG, HRV, Respiration, RSA Feedback)
Pain and Biofeedback/ Neurofeedback
EMG Biofeedback, EMG Assessment, Paraspinal EMG, EMG and Pain
Autism, Aspergers, Autistic Specturm Disorders; Assessment, Treatment, with Neurofeedback, HEG
Models from the Masters
Tapes on Specific Instrumentation or Protocols
Ethics and Practice Issues
QEEG & ERPs
Sound & Light, Mind Machines
Specific Applications & Techniques
2000 Optimal Functioning Meeting (2 days) audio $179, Video $229
1999 Optimal Functioning Meeting (2 Days) audio $179, Video $229
1998 Optimal Functioning Mtg. Complete meeting audio tape set: Video tape set: $149, OFM8A Audio tape set $129
Abstracts from Past Futurehealth Winter Brain Conferences (free to download anytime, to anyone, or, free hard copy as long as available when you request them when you place your order for over $100 worth of tapes.)
BCIA Certification Exam Neurobiology Prep Course by Peter Rosenfeld
The titles in the grid are hot titles!!
Order# Author Workshop Title
Depression: Neurofeedback and QEEG
How to heal emotional trauma NOW!
The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell's approach to Archetypes as Patterns of Psychic Energy
- Wes Sime
Elements of Successful Stress Management Consultation in Business and Organizations; Executive Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Risk Management and Peak Achievement Training
Alpha/Theta Training & Spiritual Dimensions of Counseling; A Bardo Surgeons Guide
- Paul Swingle
Rapid Treatment of Common ADD
Enhancing Performance in Worksite, Sports & Performing Arts
The New Meridian-Based Energy Therapies in Emotional Healing: What is it and how does it work?
Ancient Wisdom meets modern science for the optimal development of the human being
Peak Performance Periodization; integrating skills considering timing and context.
WS: EMG BioFB for Treatment of Cervical & Low Back Pain: Protocols that Work
Steve & Robin Larsen
Relationship as Biofeedback: New Ways of defining Partnership Combining the basic principles of BF and human relations skills.
- Michael & Lynda Thompson
Asperger’s Syndrome: What it is and what to do about it.
The Freeze-Framer: A Stress Management and Performance Enhancement System that Increases Physiological Coherence
ADHD & Relationships: Getting Along in Families, Friendships and Love
ADD Subtypes and Neurofeedback Strategies
QEEG Patterns With Medical & Psychological Disorders
Function and Dysfunction of the right Orbitofrontal Cortex in Ptsd and Brain Injury: Neurobiology and treatment techniques using EEG, HRV and HEG.
Direct Current Potentials in the EEG how to do it, what to do with it.
Neural Plasicity Model of Fibromyalgia (only available in audio)
ADHD & the Workplace: A Hunter in a Business World
Weeks & Healey
Coherence, Phase and the Relationship between them
Customizing eeg biofeedback protocols using intake evaluation with and without QEEG
WS How to reduce treatment time with neurotherapy
_W8QQ4: Susan Dermit & Valdeane W. Brown Period 3 Approach to Neurofeedback: All You Need To Know To Be Successful With Whomever (And Whatever!) Walks In The Door
__PS8-37.A: Valdeane Brown: What you don’t know about NF could fill a Book or Practice your Practice Part 1The Period 3 Approach to the Chaotic Control Mechanisms underlying CNS Renormalization ; Sue Dermit: What you don’t know about could Fill a Book-or Empty your Practice Part II: Clinical Nitty -Gritty of the Period 3 Approach
_W8W4Valdeane Brown: Procomp+/ Biograph Screen & Protocol Devt. for Optimal Clinical Effectiveness
__PS8-13.A: Thom Hartmann: Healing ADD with NLP
_W8JJ2 Thom Hartmann NLP Techniques for the Practitioner
_W8DD2: Corydon Hammond Integrating Hypnosis, NF and Light/ Sound Stimulation
__PS8-2. A: Len Ochs: A New Look at the Worlds of Neurofeedback
_W8EE4: Len Ochs An empirical approach to EEG Neurofeedback
_W8WW2:Thomas Hawes: How to use techno- logy To Access “The Zone” in Sports & Health.
_W8X2: Anna Wise Theoretical Aspects of The Awakened Mind - from protocol to matrix.
_W8C4: J. Peter Rosen feld Fun- damentals of neurobiology in partial prep. for the BCIA-EEG CertificatIon Exam.
_W8E2 Sue Othmer Advanced Neuro- cybernetic Instrumentation user Practicum
_W8F2 Sue Othmer Case confer- ence & clinical decision making for Beta/SMR trng (sugg. pre-req. EEG Spectrum tng course)
_W8S2 Linda Mason A Compre- hensive NF Program for Optimal Performance
_L8H2: Tom Budzynski Optimiz ing EEG Signatures in The Elderly
_W8A4: Jay Gunkelman QEEG, an intro to the technique : 3 hours audio $55 video $69
_W8TT2: Jay Gunkelman Neurophysiology & qEEG. Generators & patterns of activity; Implications for Neurofeedback
_W8B4: Judith Lubar Patterns of EEG Changes in Pts. with ADD/HD & Comor bidities, including Anxiety, Depression, Passive Behvior, Chemical Dependency & Learning Disability
_W8J2: Adam Crane The Processtm performance / life enhance ment training
_W8K2: Hershel Toomim Brain Blood Flow training
_W8L4 Stephen Larsen Mythic Imagination
_W8M4: Michael Hutchison Reg ulating Dimensionality: A Learnable Skill.
_W8Q2: Janet Z. Giler, Ph.D. Dealing With The Problem Child: When EEG Trng Isn't Enough
_W8R2 Alfonso Bermea Applying NF to Criminal Offenders
_W8N2: Dan Maust Feedback Made Easy-Re- duction of amplitude of the total band in initial Tx
_W8U4: Lynda & Michael Thompson Effective Interventions For ADD
_W8Y2: Jan Garret; singer song- writer Authentic Voice; Experiential Workshop
_W8Z2: Les Fehmi & Susan Shorr The Clinical Applications of a Model Which Relates Attention Processes, Neural Activity, Arousal Level, Performance and Personal Experience
_W8BB2:Dave Siever The development of Brainwave Entrainment Technology
_W8AA2: Mary Jo Sabo & Linda Vergara Neurofeedback in Public School
_W8CC2: Franklin Ramos Neuro feedback Treatment of Chronic Pain
_W8XX2: John Anderson Schools and Clinical Practice - Neurofeedback is not enough.
_W8LL2: Sue Wilson Hot Dots: Training for Performance Under Stress
_W8GG2: Bill Scott Using Alpha-Theta With Addicts: A Walk Through The Dependent Mind.
_W8MM2 George Von Hilsheimer The Work of D.A.Quirk: Treatment of Schizo phrenia, Bi- Polar Disorder and Violence by combining GSR Desensitization & EEG BF. A 30 Yr Perspective on BF: Quck, Dirty, Useful Techniques to Enhance Technological Sophistication.
_W8PP2: Mike Linden:The Complete ADD Testing & Treatment Workshop
_W8HH2:Thomas S. Brownback Brownback- Mason Protocol Utilizing NF with Dissociation/Addiction
_W8NN2:Victoria Ibric NF for Chronic Pain
_W8RR4: Stu Donaldson Pain Fibromyalgia & Integrating Neurofeedback & EMG
_W8SS4 Julian Isaacs Learn EFT- "Emotional Freedom Techniques”: A Versatile Therapeutic Procedure For Emotional Self-Regulation, Psychotherapy & Dissolving Resistance to NF
Plenary Session Lecture Tapes available in audio only
__PS8-1A Rob Kall Meeting Brief Opening Remarks Brenda K. Wiederhold Real-Time Physiological Monitoring In Virtual Therapy
Mark D. Wiederhold Neural Networks as Diagnostic Decision Support Tools in Medicine
Tom Collura Dynamical Considerations Underlying EEG Modification Training
Robert Fisher Dynamical Considerations Unde lying EEG Modification Training. Part II
__PS8-7. A: Jon Cowan Frontal Wide- Band Suppression: The Clearest Feedback for Concentration
Sam Caldwell Developing Windows Based Biofeedback Applications
Anand Akerkar Biofeedback & the FDA
__PS-8. Donald Bars, et. al. Combining QEEG and Evoked Potentials for the Classification of Various Psychiatric Behaviors: Toward Improved Differential Diagnosis
Jay Gunkelman Reading tasks & Lambda EEG activity
Jay GunkelmanHjorth Referencing in qEEG
__PS8-10. A: Frank Ramos: Frequency Band Interaction in ADD/ADHD Treatment
Michael Linden: How to Select ADD Candidates for Neurofeedback
Linda Mason: That Brain is Attached to a Body Treat the Whole Person. Not just the ADD
__PS8-11.A: Michael & Lynda Thompson: Interventions for ADD: Finger in the dike or Fix the Leak
__PS8-20. A: Julian Isaacs: EFT What to do when NF doesn’t Work: A New Tool to Boost Response to NFB
Tom Brownback. Demons, Personalities Beta4
Adam Crane: Is there a Neurofeedback Tsunami? Coherence & Synchrony
Stephen Larsen Neuroscience in the 18th century:The Historical Contribution of Emanuel Swedenborg
- Models from the Masters
W1-24-2 Carol Schneider Function and Dysfunction of the right Orbitofrontal Cortex in Ptsd and Brain Injury: Neurobiology and treatment techniques using EEG, HRV and HEG.
W1-25-2 Jay Gunkelman Direct Current Potentials in the EEG how to do it, what to do with it
W1-34-2 Sig Othmer Brain Organization in the Time Domain: A new paradigm for psychopathology.
W1-35-2 Sue Othmer An Arousal & Stability Model of Brain disregulation: Implications for NF Assessment & Training
W1-36-2 Karl Pribram (only audio available) Brain & The Composition of Conscious Experience: Of Deep & Surface Structure; Frames of Reference, Episode & Executive; Models & Monitors
- W1-53-2 Thom Hartmann Seven Stories that could change the world
W1-5-2 Stephen Larsen The Power of Myth an autobiographical slide show on Joseph Campbell, with an emphasis on hi Hero with 1000 Faces/ Hero's Journey
W1-17-2 Steve & Robin Larsen Relationship as Biofeedback: New Ways of defining Partnership Combining the basic principles of BF and human relations skills.
W1-32-2 Len Ochs WS How to reduce treatment time with neurotherapy
- Sig Othmer W06-2 Neocortical Dynamics: Brain Timing and State management
- Requirements for neuro-regulation in the time domain will be discussed in more detail.
- The case will be made that the brain organizes specific sensory processing and cognitive processing in a manner quite analogous to the means by which the brain maintains states of arousal, activation, and affect. These two domains may differ mainly in the realm of frequencies involved. It will become evident that the EEG reflects the essential regulatory activity of the brain directly. Hence, neurofeedback is a challenge to such regulatory mechanisms. We will introduce the concept of time binding, and use that to constrain models of neuro-regulation. The implications for protocol development will be discussed.
- The attendee will be exposed to the assumptions that must underlie neuro-regulation in the time domain, including specifically the rationale for organization in terms of specific frequencies.
- The listener will learn about concepts of time binding and about using time as coding space; about the rationale for organization in terms of
- frequencies; and about the functional implications of amplitude variations.
- The listener will learn why the principal protocols rely predominantly on specific frequency bands, and on specific brain regions.
- Hershel Toomim W038-2 Hemoencephalography HEG Brain Blood Flow
- The HEG Workshop introduces hemoencephalography (HEG) as an efficient neuro- feedback methodology. (1) Each attendee will learn a complete therapeutic protocol .The atendees will be introduced to: (a) HEG & Brain blood flow; (b)Use of SPECT and PET; (c) Testing with MicroCog, TOVA, and Brain Scan; (d)Location of training positions: (d) Comparison of HEG and EEG; (f)Training results.
Bill Scott W015-2 Advanced Alpha Theta Course
Barry Sterman W019-2 the Sensorimotor SMR Rhythm Specific physiological and clinical correlates. An update on assessment & trng.
Ken Blum W021-2 Reward Deficiency Syndrome This is a workshop by one of the discoverers of the gene which is related to ADD, addiction, and other behaviors related to reward deficiency.
- ___ W9EE2 Biofeedback and Behavioral Applications to Rehabilitation: Variables for Successful Functional Outcome Bernard S. Brucker
- __PS8-12.A: Les Fehmi: A Proposed Paradigm of Observed Relationship Between Styles, Brain Activity Arousal Performance & Personal Experience
- __PS8-31. A: Siegried & Susan Othmer: The Grand Unified Theory of EEG BF-Implications for Protocol Development
- __PS8-14.A: THETA WAVES PANEL: Lubar, Larsen, Hammond, Wise, Brown, Budzynski, Donaldson, Sterman, Othmer, Gunkelman, Kall, Isaacs, White, and more. Corydon Hammond: The Theta State and Hypnosis
- PS8-9.A: Paul Swingle Grand Rounds: What we learn from the most difficult, “train- wreck” cases. Panelists include Len Ochs, Mike Linden, Sue Othmer
- _PS8-16.A: Judith Lubar: Examining the Multi-generational Genetic Distribution of Dopamine Receptor Alleles in Families with a History of ADD/HD and Addiction
__PS8-18.A: Carol Schneider: Considerations of Right Frontal Lobe Damage & the Phineas Gage Phenomenon;
- WWA8EE4 Len Ochs An empirical approach to EEG Neurofeedback: What your mother never told you about neurofeedback, but what you were afraid was true, anyway.
- There are two kinds of patients: easy ones, and hard ones. The easy ones respond well to the smallest, briefest interventions. These are the patients that those who trained us talk about. These are the ones with the miracle-treatment stories. However, many of the problems encountered by clinician using EEG neurotherapy were not systematically talked about those who trained them, leaving us feel inadequate at worst, and frustrated at best. These are the complex protocols that defy the training views and protocols we learned during our training. In fact, there is probably no single EEG treatment system that will everything that we want to do, especially since we have a long way to go to really know what we are doing -- even though we can approach problems now that are beyond many other treatment modalities.
This workshop starts with the reasons for preservation, irritability, confusion, anxiety - of clinicians and therapists, not the patients. These problems are generated because we have been left to thoughtless quoting of the EEG literature, parroting phrases of EEG neurotherapy teachers without thinking, and applying protocols past the time the patient stops making progress. Neither our trainers nor the literature have or can provide us with the particular treatment protocols that apply the specifics of the complicated patients before us, who linger linger in our practices after the miracle cure have departed. We are left with paucity of evaluation techniques for guiding therapy, and a lack of rules of thumb for thinking about dosage (sensor site locations, duration and frequency of sessions speed and criteria for changing thresholds). While there is ample information on what happens with particular protocols at CZ, 01, 02, C3, and C4, we are constrained to very limited sets of alternatives when those sites don’t work, or when the particular strategies used to "treat" those sites, don’t work.
- This workshop frames the problems we face as the problem of treating central nervous system problems, which is synonymous with treating problems of stimulation intake, processing, and integration. These problems affect in one degree of another, across any of the diagnoses we treat, the domains of:
- Arousal: sleeping at night, wakefulness and energy during the day; irritability, hyperactivity
- Mood: anger, explosiveness, sadness, hurt
- Cognition: concentration, attention, memory, sequencing, organizing, prioritizing
- Movement: smoothness, coordination, and balance
- Pain: fibromyalgia, tunnel syndromes, vascular types
The strategies we use to treat are not specific to diagnosis or problem domain, however. But they are specific to the EEG patterns found across the scalp. Yet the usual topographic EEG systems, while excellent for medical-legal discrimination tasks, becomes a clumsy tool for guiding treatment (although it need not remain this way). You will learn in this WS treatment tools for complex problems:
- 1. Information to apply to all types of EEG NF
- and not just EEG driven stimulation.
- 2. How to start to discriminate easy from more complex treatment problems during the initial phone contact.
- 3. How to frame expectations about the treatment process for gaining allies in treatment.
- 4. How to work out payment plans that will allow longer treatments.
- 5. How to minimize working with patients with whom you will suffer
- 6. The person before you
- 7. How to gauge whether you are going in the right direction.
- 8. What tools you can use (spreadsheets, databases) to guide treatment
- 9. How to understand dosage of treatment.
- 10. How to understand the signs of over- dosage and what to do and say about them
- 11. Treatment strategies and principles to correct dosage problems.
- 12. How to understand the patterns patient experiences during the course of treatment.
- 13. A introduction to neocortical dynamics how they influence the course of treatment.
- 14. What to observe; how to ask questions; how to generate treatment alternatives, and then go back to making observations, etc.
- You won’t learn everything during this workshop. You will not learn new (ritualistic) protocols to use .You will no find magical and easy solutions to patient’s lifelong problems.
- You will not find ways for one therapist to treat 10 patients at once.
- This workshop is for practitioners at all levels, although some experience and clarity about treatment disappointment with neurotherapy procedures will be useful.
- "Improving flexibility of functioning through flexible treatment"
- A8G2 Gary E. R. Schwartz, Ph.D.. ENERGY MEDICINE AND BIOENERGY FEEDBACK
- This workshop presents the latest in theory and research concerning the emerging new science of energy medicine and its clinical applications, and introduces the new idea of bioenergy feedback - the transition from biofeedback to bioenergy feedback. The workshop begins with a review of systems theory and concepts of biophysical energy, and illustrates the profound implications that unfold when these two areas are conceptually and clinically married. Theory, research, and clinical applications of energy cardiology and energy neurology are illustrated. Research from the Human Energy Systems Laboratory at the University of Arizona are discussed, including new findings on hand energy registration and effects of Qigong on distant random event generators. Applications to bioenergy feedback will be discussed. Implications for understanding the healing effects of intentionality and prayer will be discussed, with practical applications to clinical treatment and prevention. Advances in technology, present and future, will be discussed as well.
- A8Z2 Les Fehmi & Susan Shorr The Clinical Applications of a Model Which Relates Attention Processes, Neural Activity, Arousal Level, Performance and Personal Experience
- This workshop will describe a model of attention in detail by delineating the qualities of various attention states and by discussing how each state corresponds to specific neural activity patterns. How attention states and neural activity directly impact arousal, performance and personal experience will be discussed. Once a theoretical understanding of attention and its correlates is achieved, clinical applications will be presented along with useful techniques and exercises for facilitating the easy movement between attention states and corresponding neural patterns and arousal levels. We will continue on to illustrate how performance and personal experience are effected by attentional and neutral flexibility. These techniques will be demonstrated to and practiced by participants. Our goal is to give participants a practical sense of how attention is the most fundamen- tal behavior we engage in and how it shapes the perception of the world around and within us. It is also our goal to provide each participant with a new experiential repertoire of attentional choices and the skill to employ these choices for appropriate clinical ends.
- A8QQ4 Valdeane Brown & Sue Dermit & Sue Dermit Using Non-Linear, Dynamical Control Mechanisms to Simplify and Amplify the Power of Neurofeedback: Moving From the Five Phases to the Period 3 Approach
- Clinical approaches to Neurofeedback are often highly detailed and complex, leading the beginning- and even experienced practitioner, to feel less than adequate in treating the variety of disorders that walk through the clinical door.
- Such complex treatment protocols stem from a viewpoint which places disorder at the hub of our interventions- a "sickness based" model which, much like western medicine, assumes disorders are discrete entities necessitating different and distinct treatment protocols. Under this model, the challenge is to discover the "right" treatment, which is also likely to be "wrong" for another disorder.
- The powerful yet simple strategies to be offered in this "hands-on" presentation stem from a way of working that places self- regulation, not disorder, at its center. We call this paradigm the Period 3 Approach.
- This new approach integrates non-linear, dynamical approaches to control of feedback systems with the clinical wisdom of the prior 5 Phase Model of CNS Functional Transform- ation developed by Dr. Valdeane W. Brown.
- The Period 3 Approach trains multiple feedback parameters simultaneously using two discrete, real-time channels of EEG. Unique non-linear, dynamical approaches to threshold setting are utilized in very precise ways that reflect the chaotic structure of the EEG itself. Vital to the safety and success of this approach is the use of appropriate inhibits. These will be detailed as well as sequences of augments. The extraordinary non-linear results currently noted from the use of an original (21 Hz), and a less commonly used (40 Hz), frequency bands will particularly be addressed, as will working with patients concurrently receiving ECT. You will also discover how you train two very different attentional states on the left and right side of the brain simultaneously, increasing the power of your interventions.
- Combining these factors appropriately challenges each hemisphere to disrupt its specific attractors of dysfunction while being chaotically synchronized to basins of functional stability. This directly perturbs the entire CNS to maximally reorganize its dynamical structure and reestablish a healthy degree of chaos – i.e., the adaptive and resilient chaos that is characteristic of vital physiological systems. The goal is to increase the self-regulatory ability of the CNS, not to decrease particular symptoms, so a single, comprehensive theory can be applied effectively to all clinical phenomena -- regardless of the presenting complaint or emergent symptomatology of the client.
- Neurofeedback is unparalleled as a vehicle for providing the brain with what it works with best- information. Given appropriate information the brain begins to self-regulate more effectively and efficiently. When this happens, a myriad of apparently disparate symptoms drop away. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about anxiety, depression, immune system dysfunction or pain- it is, after all, all the same nervous system.
- The Period 3 Approach is equally applicable to remediation of symptoms as well as training for personal growth, spiritual development and optimal (peak) performance. Its simple and straightforward methods will particularly resonate with:
- __ providers interested in appealing to the "personal growth" market as a means of reducing dependency on managed care;
- __ providers who want to ensure rapid and powerful results while effectively eliminating unwanted side effects;
- __providers challenged by a particularly diverse range of client problems, and entry level Neurofeedback practitioners who are excited but confused about how best to proceed with development of their own clinical practice.
A8L4 Stephen Larsen Mythic Imagination
Into the Dragon’s Lair: Delta, Theta, and the Mythic Unconscious (didactic /Experiential. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal, pens and markers)
Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Joseph Campbell
In a tripartite model of consciousness, the Mandukya Upanishad shows us that sleep and dreaming exist on a continuum with waking consciousness, rather than discrete states as proposed by Western Psychology. The "A" in AUM refers to waking consciousness, the "U" to what is called "self-luminous" would of dreams, and "M" to deep sleep. There is a fourth and soundless state that penetrates all of them, and an advanced yogi is said to be able to negotiate all of these states (the turiya) with continuity of consciousness.
This consciousness-based idea powerfully infused the thinking of Joseph Campbell, much of his later scholarship, and Campbell also discussed it with Carl Jung (we describe the encounter in A Fire in the Mind: the Life of Joseph Campbell, Doubleday 1991). Jung, actually an early biofeedback researcher, brought in the idea of "the self- liberating power of the introverted mind." In an exquisitely "soft" form of BF, called the "autosymbolic method," we introduce participants to a methodology based on our own mythic imagery. Experiential exercises include visiting early states of consciousness, inner vision quest, shamanic encounter, and outlining a personal mythology. The further "within," we travel, the more mythic, or "arche- typal" becomes the phenomenology of the imagery and experiences that are encount- ered. We find ourselves on a shamanic journey to the underworld. Usually in the encounter with darkness there are also hidden spirit helpers, and treasures and mysteries to be opened. One returns to the daylight world with gifts-- for the self and other, and a revitalized sense of meaning
Recommended reading for the Workshop would be The Mythic Imagination, by
Stephen Larsen (Bantam 1990 or Inner Traditions 1996), and The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (Princeton).
Tapes on Specific Instrumentation or Protocols
- Biograph Instructional Video Products & pricing
- with and without purchase of a procomp from Futurehealth. Click on the blue links for detailed descriptions of each video.
If Purchased Separately
Price when Purchased with Procomp
Introduction to BioGraph (2 hours) by Didier Combatalade, research director, Thought Technology
An intermediate BIOGRAPH WORKSHOP (4 hours) with Joel Lubar
Using the Procomp+/Biograph to Profile and Treat Clients (2 hours) by Michael Thompson, M.D., Lynda Thompson, Ph.D.
Combination of Lubar #BG 2-4 and Thompson #BG3-2 (Strongly recommended for Procomp Purchasers in addition to the free Didier workshop))
Valdeane Brown:A Tour of Biograph & Multitrace guided by an insider.Valdeane Brown $189 ( from the Period Three Perspective) 4 hours
Combination of Lubar #BG 2-4 and Thompson #BG3-2 and Didier's intro course. This gives you a total of eight hours of training on Biograph with the technical expertise of the manufacturer and the clinical perspectives of the best trainers and leaders in the field.
Combination of Lubar, Thompson, and Brown courses
Combination of all the above courses: Didier, Lubar, Thompson, Brown
__W1-37-2 Tom Collura Neurofeedback Practicum With Non-volitional Techniques (emphasizing use of Brainmaster)
- __ W9BB2 Getting the Most out of Your Neurocybernetics Instrument Sue Othmer $95
- ___W9FF2 BrainMaster Practicum Thomas F. Collura $95 or $29 with Brainmaster Purchase
- ___W032-2 Operating the Waverider Jonathan Purcell $95 or $29 with Waverider Purchase
- How to set up the hardware and operate the software for the Waverider family of products.
- __W1-20-2 The Freeze-Framer: A Stress Management & Performance Enhancement System that Increases Physiological Coherence Rollin McCraty, Research Director, Heartmath Institute
- ___W9GG2 Measuring and Improving Cardiovascular Homeostasis By Heart Breathing Biofeedback Paul Lehrer
- (great for Cardiosignalizer , CardioPro and other RSA training)
- ___W9V2 SKIL Topometric Mapping M. Barry Sterman for Sterman' & Kaiser's QEEG database $95
- ___W9G2 Blood Flow Hemoencephalography (HEG) Neurofeedback Workshop Hershel Toomim $49
- ___W9B4: Tuning Up for Success: Management of Treatment for Optimal Long Term Successful Outcome in
- Neurofeedback Judith O. Lubar for the A-620 $95
- ___W9A2 Training to Achieve an Ideal Performance State Michael & Lynda Thompson focusing on the Focus 1000 $49
- ___W9JJ2 The case for lowered autonomic arousal BioFB training from the bottom up:
- The how and why of EMG, Thermal & GSR biofeedback Carol Schneider $49
- W9X2: Combining Wideband Amplitude Reduction with Photic Stimulation in Clinical Practice - Do's, Don'ts and Other Ideas"
- DanMaust Combining Wideband Amplitude Reduction with Photic Stimulation in Clinical Practice - Do's, Don'ts and Other Ideas"
- DanMaust The basics of Wideband Amplitude Reduction will be described along with clinical utilization of photic stimulation. Applications for improvement of symptoms of Attention Disorder, Memory Deficits, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD will be presented. Basic principles in utilization of photic stimulation in a clinical setting based on personal and clinical experience will be shared. Opportunity will be given to experience and discuss unique protocols developed by the presenter.
- ___W9H2 Managing Abreactions, Reframing, and Memory Integration During Alpha/Theta Training: Techniques and
- Liability Protection in a False Memory Era. Corydon Hammond
- ___W9R2: Coherence Training in M.T.B.I, ADD/ADHD & L.D. Joe Horvat
- ___W9Y2 The Alpha Asymmetry Protocol Peter Rosenfeld, and Elsa Baehr $49
- WA8E2 Advanced Neurocybernetic Instrumentation user Practicum Sue Othmer
- A good tape for someone who cannot get to one of the EEG Spectrum trainings, or someone who wants to get a clearer picture about the aporach by over 200 associates around the world.
Ethics and Practice Issues
- W1-28-4 Henry Weeks & Kit Healey Ethics workshop discussion of ethical issues in EEG biofeedback
QEEG & ERPs
W1-29-2 Bill Hudspeth Coherence, Phase and the Relationship between them
W1-23-2 Cory Hammond QEEG Patterns With Medical & Psychological Disorders.
W1-30-2 Joel Lubar Customizing eeg biofeedback protocols using intake evaluation with and without QEEG
- Barry Sterman: Introduction to Quantitative Topographic EEG Methods and Principles for Neurofeedback Applications ( WSQEEG2: part 1 QEEG Foundations Course
- It has been over 70 years since the human EEG became the subject of serious research investigation and clinical application. For many years the EEG was used by a limited number of researchers and clinicians. EEG methods and concepts emerged slowly and were heavily influenced by an evolving set of conventional concepts and by a select group of established "authorities" who applied and defended them. However, today, the emergence of user-friendly computerized EEG systems has greatly expanded the number of professionals working with this tool. Together with an accelerated pace of neurophysiological discoveries, this fact is beginning to significantly change the way we think about the EEG. In many respects a Kuhnian-type scientific revolution is underway in this field. At the present time the battlefield is still badly disorganized, with major skirmishes yet unresolved and rebel generals each pushing out in their own directions. The newcomer to this field will no doubt be confused by the dust being generated.
- This course is directed to an objective examination of what the EEG is, what it tells us about the brain, how to properly obtain and evaluate topographic data, and how to use that information to most effectively apply the method of neurofeedback. It is designed to demonstrate the application of these principles and methods within the context of the SKIL Topometric analysis software system. This revolutionary software program will be described in detail, its guiding principles reviewed, and its critical use for client evaluation and associated neurofeedback strategy development demonstrated.
- The course is not intended to provide instruction in clinical diagnosis. If we use this methodology in a clinical context, it is presumed that the patients we see arrive with prior medical diagnosis. It is likely, however, that the use of this methodology will refine diagnosis and focus attention on elements most relevant to neurofeedback
- Bob Gurnee: W031-2 QEEG Based subtypes of child and adult ADD; Developing effective Neurofeedback strategies
- W9P2 EEG Database Guided Neurotherapy Robert Thatcher
- See a complete article on this topic at http://www.futurehealth.org/thatcher QEEG article.htm (there are spaces between thatcher qeeg and article) Or go to www.futurehealth.org, then to QEEG Central, then to the article using the links we’ve provided.
- W9NN2 Advances In QEEG Analysis and Interpretation for Neurotherapy William J. Hudspeth
- this workshop surveys the relationships between raw EEG signals and QEEG analysis results, using several clinical case studies. The presentation demonstrates how the (a) reliability and (b) internal consistency of EEG signals affect the validity of QEEG assessments, interpretations and design of neurotherapy protocols. The survey shows how QEEG-guided neurotherapy protocols depend upon meaningful QEEG database resources.
W9V2 SKIL Topometric Mapping M. Barry Sterman $95
- W9QQ2 Drug, toxic and substance abuse effects on the EEG/QEEG. Jay Gunkelman
- This workshop will cover the major drug categories, as well as common street drugs and toxic exposures expected impacts on qEEG patient profiles. The anti-depressant subtypes' different effects will be
- discussed. The interaction with individual CNS arousal levels will be identified. A case with before and after qEEGs showing the effects of lithium overdose will also be seen.
- W9N2 QEEG subtypes in ADD/ADHD, LD, OCD, Trauma, etc. Jay Gunkelman
- The 11 QEEG subtypes identified in over 450 children with ADD/ADHD by Robert Chabot, Ph.D. will be discussed and analyzed for NF protocol implications. The theta, alpha and beta subtype groupings and their variations will be described. The main types will have a case reviewed.
- Other cases seen in the workshop will include LD, the OCD subtypes, Trauma and others as time avails.
- W8A4 Jay Gunkelman: Intro to qEEG The workshop will cover in detail the definitions and meaning of a full range qEEG maps. Amplitude, power, relative power, Z-scores, coherence, symmetry and phase. Data base issues will be discussed.
- The fundamentals of EEG will be covered with mapping used to illustrate various diagnostic examples, such as ADD, depression and epilepsy.
- WA8TT2 Jay Gunkelman Neuropysiology & qEEG. Generators & patterns of activity; Implications for Neurofeedback
- A comprehensive model of the brain will be developed, with graphic overheads. Rhythm generators, projection pathways, cortical functions, subcortical/cortical regulators such as the brain stem, thalamus, caudate and limbic system will all be included.
- This presentation will lead to the presentation of detailed qEEG analysis from data illustrating head trauma, ADD/ADHD, affective disorders, memory deficits.
- Evoked potential data will also be displayed from attentionally disordered and affective patients. The implication for customized patient protocols is discussed.
W7JJ4 Jay Gunkelman Intro to QEEG & Neurofeedback How a QEEG is done.
Definitions: Power, relative power, coherence, symmetry, etc.
Samples of QEEG by diagnostic groups
Implications for NF electrode Placements
Implications for NF frequency selections
The workshop will also include a discussion of databases available for comparison and the Z score and regression analysis used in data base comparisons. A section on clinical applications of QEEG in ADD/ADHD, autoimmune disease, depression, head trauma and other applications will finish the presentation.
W7A4 Jay Gunkelman: Advanced Topics in QEEG Patterns seen in ADD/ADHD/LD, Depression, OCD, Trauma etc, Techniques to miinimize artifact. Mu and LAmbda seen in mapping Coherence: Graphics or tables Montage and result Laplacian, linked ears, common average Artifacting and stage 1 sleep Certification why and why not Higher analysis: z-score, cluster, discriminate, factor Database considerations
- Bill Hudspeth W037-2 Advances in QEEG Analyses and Interpretation
- Survey of new analytic methods that are designed to help you obtain useful and interpretable qEEG results from your clients. This workshop focuses on the control of artifacts arising from the eyes and from volume conducted signals arising in neighboring cerebral regions.
- a.) Can describe methods for removing eye-artifacts from background EEG recordings.
- b.) Can present rationale for re-montaging techniques.
- c.) Can describe methods needed to gain variable control over the localization of volume conducted and focal EEG events.
- d.) Can determine whether specific uses of topographic maps are valid.
- Jay Gunkelman W028-2 EEG/qEEG and NFB with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- The number of cases comprising the larger neurological studies of Autistic Spectrum Disorder seldom reaches an "N" of N=7. This has led to an under-characterization of the spectrum, based on too small a sample.
- There is a growing body of cases where those diagnosed with this spectrum have been studied with the EEG/qEEG. Already there is evidence of the varied nature of the EEG profiles within the group.
- There are characteristics of the qEEG which support the findings seen in the neurological communities research; the involvement of the limbic structures
- and the cingulate.
- One profile which has implications for NF beta and SMR training will be shown. This profile has en excess of faster activity, with very severe outcome if beta or SMR is used. The sensitivity of these cases and the efficacy of a broad band beta suppress protocol is discussed.
- Other general findings of this growing case series will be discussed, with some of the slower profiles demonstrated with case reviews.
- Mike Linden W044-2 MultiModality Treatment of ADD Adults; Its not the same as working with kids.
- Most children with ADHD do not outgrow their symptoms, and ADD is one of the most common presenting problems in adults. This workshop will focus on developing a Multi-Modality Treatment Plan for Adults with ADD.
- Accurate testing will help select which clients are good candidates for Neurofeedback and what obstacles may interfere with successful training. I will review an QEEG Scan procedure, which in six research studies (first study published in August 1999) with almost 1500 subjects, has been shown to accurately diagnosis ADD and differentiate it from other disorders such as depression, anxiety and antisocial disorder.
- Adults frequently complete NF in significantly fewer sessions, but they also are much more likely to stop NF prematurely. Testing results will also assist in designing the NF treatment protocol (Beta/SMR enhancement, Alpha/Theta reduction, Bi-Polar/Monopolar, Visual/Reading Tasks, etc.) and monitoring the training in order to decide when to make necessary changes or stop NF. An three stage NF treatment plan strategy will be discussed.
- How to integrate NF with other multi-modality treatments for adults with ADD (medication, Individual & Marital counseling, and support groups) will be addressed. Plenty of time for discussion of case examples and questions will be provided.
- 1. To familiarize participants with the components of a thorough assessment of ADHD.
- 2. To describe the use of a simple office based QEEG to assist in determining which ADHD patients are candidates for Neurofeedback.
- 3. To educate participants on the practical aspects of Neurofeedback as the foundation of a multi-modality approach with ADHD adults.
- 4. To discuss treatment components of Individual & Marital Therapy, Medication and Support Groups for adults with ADD.
- Karl Pribram W24-2B W24-2B Brain and Conscious Experience; Where are We? Adventures in Brain Science: The first 50 yrs.
- Highlights of discoveries in my laboratory and the theories that have emerged from them will be presented for active discussion.
- The following points will be raised for discussion: 1. All knowledge originates from conscious experience. So why do some philosophers insist
- that only selective aspects of conscious experience pose a "hard problem?"
- 2. At least three levels of consciousness can be made out, and to some extent brain processes have been determined for each. The evidence for these processing levels will be discussed.
- (Dr. Pribram regaled the attendees with some amazing stories of his life’s work with some of the famous neuroscientists in history. People left this lecture with big smiles on their faces-- charmed by hearing a major chunk of brain research history.
- __PS8-3. A: Rob Kall:Formal Meeting Opening Joel Lubar: An Evaluation of Short-term & Long- term Effects of AVS (sound & Light) on QEEG Frank Deitz:NF: The Ramblings of an Engineer
- __PS8-24. A: Thom Hartmann: The Plastic Brain and its Meaning for our Future
Vietta Sue Wilson. Elite Athlete of qEEG Hot Spots & Assessment in Performance Enhancement
__PS8-6.A: Barry Sterman: Issues in Topographic Mapping for Neurofeedback Providers
__PS8-5.A: Peter Rosenfeld. Mind-reading with Brain Waves: Lie Detection, Malingering Detection,Taxonomies of Deception & False Memories.
- Hershel Toomin. Brain Blood Flow Feedback
A8FF4 Barry Sterman & David Kaiser A NEW APPROACH TO EVALUATION AND APPLICATIONS IN NEUROFEEDBACK: EVENT-RELATED EEG RESPONSES
- A unique methodology for the focused evaluation of functional EEG dynamics is achieved when task-related stimuli are transient and repetitive. Under these circumstances the suppression, or desynchronization, of components within the dominant resting EEG frequency can be detected through the average of responses in the frequency domain at time intervals surrounding the point of stimulation. Initially described by Pfutscheller and his colleagues as "event-related desynchronization", or ERD, it is now apparent that event- related EEG responses can involve both suppression and enhancement of various frequency compo- nents. When the dominant 8-12 Hz band is facilitated this response is called "event- related synchronization", or ERS. These measures provide a means for examination of the timing, degree, and functional specificity of cortical responses to cognitive events.
We have conducted a series of experiments using an FFT-based approach with custom analysis software to study ERD/ERS patterns in a variety of applications. From a physiolog- ical point of view this method has proven effective in the quantitative evaluation of topographic EEG characteristics related both to engagement & the processing of topo- graphic EEG characteristics related both to engagement & the processing of significant environmental stimuli, & the effects of fatigue on these response patterns. In applied studies it has proven useful in the assessment of such cognitive variables as interest, thematic comprehension, & perceptual classification.
This workshop reviews the methodology employed in the acquisition and analysis of event-related EEG responses and the findings from our studies and those of others using this method. Further, it explores applications of this tool in performance evaluation, interest assessment, and commercial marketing.
The potential extension of this methodology to the next generation of neurofeedback training strategies is also examined.
W7A4 Jay Gunkelman: Advanced Topics in QEEG
- PS7S4 Pre & Post QEEG in Successful NF Remediation Jay Gunkelman: &
- Research in QEEG and Implications for Neurofeedback Daniel A. Hoffman, M.D. and Steven Stockdale Ph.D.
Recent research appearing in the electroencephalography journals is expanding the diagnostic use of Quantitative EEG (QEEG).
Disease entities such as Dementia (both Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's varieties), Depression, Pick's Disease as well as medication implications for specificity of subtypes of disorders are attracting more attention in the literature. This talk will review newer uses and investigations for QEEG with an emphasis on expanded applications for EEG Neurofeedback. If others can identify brain abnormalities in diagnostic categories currently not being addressed by Neurofeedback, then the priniciple of "normalizing the EEG" should apply and open future research for treatment utilizing standard techniques routinely used in other Neurotherapy treatments.
Sound & Light
W9KK2 History Research & the Rules of Audio-visual Brain Entrainment /Light and Sound Technology.
- Since the discovery of photic driving by Adrian and Matthews in 1934, much has been discovered about the benefits of brainwave entrainment (BWE). Recently termed light and sound (L&S) technology, brainwave entrainment, or audio/visual stimulation, L&S’s first clinical applications are the credit of Sidney Schneider who developed the first photic stimulation device called the Brain Wave Synchronizer in 1958 and prompted the first research. By 1996, published research on L&S’s effectiveness in relaxation, anaesthesia, ADD, PMS, SAD, migraine headache, chronic pain, stress reduction, and dental hypnosis was available. This workshop will review the research in detail, including some of the chronic pain research presently being conducted in conjunction with the Psychology Dept at the University of Alberta and Horst Mueller Ph.D. Dave will explain what occurs during and from a L&S experience in both physiological and psychological terms. We will also examine the physiological and psychological rules surrounding BWE which are necessary to make it an effective and enjoyable experience. There will be a demonstration showing brainwave entrainment on an EEG spectral array.
- Everyone will have the chance to experience a session on brainwave entrainment devices. The workshop will end with a question and answer period with Dave, regarding methodology and equipment operation.
- Tom Budzynski W027-2 Neurofb and AVS in Stroke, Head Injury, and Cognitive Deficits in the Elderly
- A8DD2 Corydon Hammond Integrating Hypnosis, Neurofeedback and Light/ Sound Stimulation
- A research summary of the theta literature twenty years ago suggested that there were two types of the theta; a drowsy theta, and a theta associated with highly focused attention and involved in complex problem solving, such as doing mental arithmetic. More recent research will be noted that has found a mid-frontal theta centering on 6.5 Hz, that is associated with focused attention, and is more commonly associated with extroversion, low anxiety, and low neuroticism. Most people in neurofeedback are unfamiliar with the research literature on hypnosis and brainwave patterns. In fact, many neurofeedback practitioners have been exposed to myths and misunderstand hypnosis, falsely perceiving it as not promoting self-regulation. Hynosis refers to a state of focused attention. Research finds that when initially entering hypnosis, there is a great deal of 40 Hz activity, followed by a shift to theta brainwaves, particularly in the frontal regions, in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 Hz--the middle point of which is also 6.5 Hz! High hypnotizable persons exhibit more theta (5.5-6.5 Hz) than low hypnotizables, both in a waking state, with their eyes closed, and while in hypnosis. Some literature also suggests that mental imagery, such as we use in both alpha-theta training and in hypnosis, may be particularly focused in this range at about 7 Hz. Certain clinical populations also posses higher hypnotizability, including in patients with 1) bulimia or purging anorexia, 2) more severe hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy, 3) posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, 4) insomnia, 5) nightmares, 6) temporomandibular joint and other chronic pain syndromes, 7) more intense uticaria symptoms, 8) more severe migraines, 9) conversion disorders, 10) dissociative disorders, and 11) phobias. Such data has relevance for understanding such disorders and for neurofeedback. High hypnotizables also manifest cognitive flexibility and very special capacities, including higher creativity and abilities to powerfully influence body processes, including the capacity to produce profound analgesic relief equivalent to or greater than that produced by morphine.
Unfortunately, the fields of neurofeedback and clinical hypnosis have very little inter- commuication, and yet they are relevant to each other and can be synergistic. Barabasz, for example, utilizes a combination of NF and hypnosis in treating ADD. Following a brief discussion of this literature, this workshop will discuss and demonstrate the simultaneous use of hypnosis with binaural beat stimulation, and with photic and auditory stimulation, in the theta brainwave range. Issues of informed consent for liability protection will also be discussed, along with uses of deep, meditative trance and prolonged hynosis. It is believed that peak performance training might very beneficially utilize 6.5 Hz. as one of the training parameters (e.g, along with 13 Hz). I will overview research that we are beginning on increasing hypnotizability through utilizing neurofeedback along with light/sound stimulation, as well as clinical experience in increasing hypnotic responsivity. There will also be discussion of the beneficial use of positive suggestions during alpha-theta training. It is believed that persons utilizing clinical hypnosis can benefit from adding neurofeedback skills to their repertoire, and that clinicians utilizing neurofeedback (particularly with alpha-theta training) can benefit from learning more about utilizing hypnotic phenomena and enhancing their skillfulness in providing therapeutic suggestions and promoting imagery.
- B8BB2: Dave Siever The development of Brainwave Entrainment Technology
- Claim: The uses of BWE technology are wide reaching. How BWE works and its associated clinical applications in hypnosis, dentistry, pain management, insomnia, headache, PMS and learning disabilities is demonstrated based on a review of XXX studies in the literature and three studies by the presenter.
The course will cover the development of BWE technology, starting with the discovery of photic driving to clinical applications which have been reported on since 1959. The specific clinical applications addressed will include hypnosis, dental applications, treatment of headache, learning disabilities, pain management, and insomnia/sleep and slow brainwave disorders.
- Objectives: The participants will have learned:
- I) An understanding of the general history and development of BWE technology.
- ii) The rules of BWE (ie. what is physically required of the photic and auditory stimulation to have an impact the brain and mind of its users).
- iii) Details of research conducted by various authors applying BWE technology in hypnosis, reduction anxiety, stress, dental applications, headache, PMS and insomnia and the stimulation methods used to treat these conditions.
- iv) Spectral analysis charts on the effects of sweep sessions using harmonic eyesets for treatment of slow brainwave disorders will be presented.
- This course is designed for those who are wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding of this "new" technology as an alternate method in helping with the various ailments such as chronic pain, insomnia, PMS and Attention Deficit Disorder.
- Biographical Sketch
- Dave Siever, a graduate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, is president of Comptronic Devices Limited where he designs and conducts research on brainwave entrainment (BWE) devices. From 1980 to 1986, Dave designed electronic diagnostic, TENS and biofeedback equipment at the Faculty of Dentistry and Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta where he also assisted in TMJ related studies.
- B8Y2 Jan Garret; singer songwriter AUTHENTIC VOICE; A TWO-HOUR EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP
- Authentic: That which can be believed or accepted. Genuine, real.
- Author: Creator, originator.
- Authority: Power or influence resulting from practical knowledge. Self-assurance & expertise that comes from experience.
- Voice: The physical, tangible, and audible extension of breath.
- Breath is life-force energy.
- Inspiration=In breath.
- Expression=Out breath.
- Reminder: You are not breathing yourself.
- What/Who is?
- The human voice is a natural BF system. Everybody has one. It's free, portable, and intimately accessible 24 hrs a day. It is a 100% accurate auditory interface between the inner and outer worlds. By extension it includes our artistic voice and our voice in the larger community. In this workshop you will learn (and be able to teach clients):
- 1) How to lighten up.
- 2) How to listen and respond creatively to what you hear, see, feel, and sense.
- 3) How to be present in time, space, and your own body through
- a) Conscious awareness
- b) Breath
- c) Movement
- d) Sound
- 4) Key exercises to give all aspects of yourself a voice, balance your energy, amplify and enrich your personal sound, and strengthen your power supply.
- 5) The unbendable Aikido arm technique and how it relates to
- a) Attention
- b) Intention
- 6) Practical benefits of toning, chanting, and singing for yourself and with others (even if you think you can't carry a tune.)
- 7) Useful & encouraging ways to play it by ear: Improvisation in music and life.
- Specific Techiques and Applications
- W1-18-2 Michael & Lynda Thompson Asperger's Syndrome: What it is and what to do about it.
W1-3-2. Jay Gunkelman Depression: Neurofeedback and QEEG
W1-13-2 Susan Middaugh WS: EMG BioFB for Treatment of Cervical & Low Back Pain: Protocols that Work
W1-26-2 Stuart Donaldson Neural Plasicity Model of Fibromyalgia (only available in audio)
W1-38-4 Val Brown Advances In The Period 3 Approach: Changing Perspectives And Navigating the NeuroCare Matrix ™
W1-39-4 S. Sideroff & W. Scott An Alpha/Theta program for anxiety, PTSD, depression & substance abusers
W1-42-4 Sebern Fisher Integration of Psychotherapy & NeuroFB: Ten Things You Need to Know
- W1-41-2 Morrie Edwards Psycho- neuroimmunology and Cancer Wellness
- Valdeane Brown W033-4 W033-4 Advances In The Period 3 Approach: Changing Perspectives And Navigating
- Many clinicians are already well aware of the Period 3 Approach to CNS Functional Transformation using Non-Linear Dynamical (NLD) Control Mechanisms. They know the simple yet comprehensive way this paradigm organizes the diversity of techniques available to practicing neurofeedback clinicians. And they know how effective this single approach is across the entire range of disorders and conditions for which neurofeedback is used. Until now constraints in computing platforms and software have limited the full impact of the Period 3 Approach. In particular, each of the periods has been conceptualized as a separate procedure and clinicians have fractionated their clients between them. This has, of course, led to questions concerning the appropriate or optimal sequencing of these transitions ÿ an unfortunate outcome of limitations in computers, not the paradigm. Although highly effective, this quasi-sequenced implementation has diminished the potential of a truly revolutionary approach. With new equipment it is now possible to implement the full protocol concurrently: we call this advance the NeuroCare Matrix ™. Navigating the NeuroCare Matrix ™ involves "real-time" processing of multiple augmentation parameters as well as multiple inhibits. In the past, we could only train SMR and Beta simultaneously and this restriced the clinician to focussing on a single, limiting perspective on the emerging clinical data. Now we can train all of the augments simultaneously, raising several important issues. In this workshop, we will consider these issues and reveal new training approaches that are only now possible. You will learn how to:
- Shift perspectives on the matrix to emulate older more limited systems.
- Use Joint-Time Frequency Analysis (JTFA) techniques to analyze your data meaningfully and easily.
- Use a new improved Frequency Mirror to both monitor ongoing EEG and to threshold and modify filter ranges on the fly.
- Tom Collura W036-2 Foundations and Applications of Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials
- This workshop will provide a basic understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) measurements, and their applications in biofeedback. It will begin with a review of the basic science of the averaged visual evoked potential (AVEP), how it is produced, and its major components. There will be a brief discussion of how the various components of the AVEP relate to psychological variables in general, and attention in particular. The relationship between the AVEP and the SSVEP will be described, which will provide a basis for understanding how the SSVEP may be used for diagnostics, and in biofeedback applications. There will be a review of
- experimental results which give insight into the relationship between SSVEP measurements and clinical conditions such as ADD/ADHD and autism. There will also be a demonstration of SSVEP measurement using filters synchronized to the visual stimulation. This workshop should allow the participant to better understand this emerging modality, and to pursue possible applications in the diagnostic and clinical setting.
Tom Budzynski W027-2 Neurofb and AVS in Stroke, Head Injury, and Cognitive Deficits in the Elderly
- Hershel Toomim W038-2 Hemoencephalography HEG Brain Blood Flow
- The HEG Workshop introduces hemoencephalography (HEG) as an efficient neuro- feedback methodology. (1) Each attendee will learn a complete therapeutic protocol .The atendees will be introduced to: (a) HEG & Brain blood flow; (b)Use of SPECT and PET; (c) Testing with MicroCog, TOVA, and Brain Scan; (d)Location of training positions: (d) Comparison of HEG and EEG; (f)Training results.
- Bill Scott W047-2 Troubleshooting Alpha-Theta
- This course is designed to address the 10-20% of clients who may not respond to alpha-theta training in the traditional protocols. Participants will learn
- to more quickly assess progress or the lack thereof. We will also cover some more interactive protocols to assist crossover, and real-time state management training for OCD. We will also discuss effective ways of handling sleep, using squash filters, understanding post session graphs, recognizing good and bad alpha and training expectations for various populations.
- Test Questions:
- What does it mean when one’s alpha amplitude is elevating away from his or
- her theta amplitude?
- a) The client is falling asleep
- b) The client is becoming more aroused
- c) The client is engaging in creative thought
- d) The client is meditating
- How can you tell good alpha from bad alpha?
- a) Bad alpha always bursts at lower amplitudes
- b) Good alpha is always higher in amplitude
- c) You tap the client’s foot and ask him or her to tune in at a point alpha
- is high and another point when it is low during the session. Then you ask the
- client about the different experiences after the session
- d) Good alpha always centers on 10Hz
- You should always wake a client from sleep during an alpha-theta session. T F
- Alpha theta changes attitudes. T F
- Alpha-theta training is always best for OCD. T F
PS5-14.) Julian Isaacs: Getting to Theta: Theta State Induction Techniques Reviewed.
Gary Schumer: EEG & HIV.
- New: Power/Energy Therapies
- W9T4: EFT 1 Foundational EFT The Doorway to the new Healing High Rise
- Gary Craig
- A8SS4 Julian Isaacs Learn EFT- "Emotional Freedom Techniques": A Versatile Therapeutic Procedure For Emotional Self-Regulation, Psychotherapy & Dissolving Resistance
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) developed by Cary Craig from Dr. Rodger Callahan's "Thought Field Therapy" (TFT) is a safe, fast-acting, easy-to-learn emotional regulation technique which has a spectacular fifteen year history of success in treating phobias, PSTD, anxiety, depression and many other psychological disorders. EFT is safe enough for use by lay people, children and neurofeedback (NF) practitioners who do not have psychological qualifications. It has been found by the presenter to be effective in resolving blocks and resistances to neurofeedback and enhances response to NF. EFT even has a procedure claimed to manage "neurological disorganization".
The original form of this technique (TFT) is now taught in workshops costing up to $10,000. In this (less expensive!) workshop you will learn the practical fundamentals of EFT sufficiently to be able to apply it successfully to your practice. You will also have the opportunity to experience the effects of EFT first-hand in resolving negatively toned emotional responses. You will be fully oriented towards the applications, techniques, limitations and history/ theories of EFT.
EFT embodies a radical approach to emotional regulation because it is founded on an acupressure paradigm rather than a psychotherapeutic model. This new paradigm for behavioral modification is so radical that it usually creates resistance in individuals first encountering the technique or its claims/results. The core hypothesis is that acupuncture meridians run through brain structures so that brain function can be modified directly through tapping with the fingers on meridian end-points located on the surface of the body. This hypothesis is consistent with data suggesting that acupuncture can be effective in remediating ADD and Tourette Syndrome behaviors. This author hypothesises that EFT can by this means modify the relationship between the amygdala and hippocampus for specific memories, perceptions or associations, thus "unhooking" affective charge from them. Perhaps EFT also modulates the relationship between the limbic system and prefrontal cortex. If these hypotheses are valid, EFT qualifies as a novel psycho-biological intervention and is ripe for controlled investigation. The existing research literature will be reviewed in the workshop.
One of the most useful features of EFT is that it provides a powerful conceptual structure and practical methods for dealing with unconscious conflicts which block response to therapeutic interventions. An individual having such a conflict is said, in the language of EFT, to be "psychologically reversed" about the conflictual topic. Some individuals, who usually are those for whom "nothing works", are said to be "chronically" or "massively" reversed about many issues. Most NF practitioners have encountered this type of client who is usually referred by other practitioners who have been unable to help them. EFT includes a detailed analysis of, and a variety of techniques to deal with, psychological reversal. These will be reviewed in the workshop. The EFT "de-reversal" procedure has been tried with NF clients who had previously showed no gains, with dramatic success in some cases. You are invited to try this technique within your practice.
- W9M4 The Grand Unified Theory of Psychology: Submodalities in the Hologram
- Thom Hartmann
- W9J2: A Guide to the Neurodevelopmental "Power Therapies" & Their Use in The Treatment of PTSD & related Somatic Complaints Carol Schneider and Mike Gismond
W9JJ2 The case for lowered autonomic arousal BioFB training from the bottom up: The how and why of EMG, Thermal & GSR biofeedback Carol Schneider
- A8JJ2 Thom Hartmann NLP Techniques for the Practitioner
- NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) is a technology of transformation. You will learn how to "read" another person, how to change your experience of time so scheduling and procrastination problems dissolve away, and how to communicate persuasively. You'll discover new ways to understand others, and gain new insights into how people change. Most important, you'll carry out of the room with you new techniques to help people with ADD change their lives in a positive way.
- Bio: Thom Hartmann is a the former Executive Director of a residential treatment facility for disturbed children, a psychotherapist in private practice in Vermont, and the award-winning and best-selling author of six books on Attention Deficit Disorder. His book Healing ADD, also details the NLP approach to ADD, and is available from FUTUREHEALTH for $12.95 plus shipping.
- B8HH2 Thomas S. Brownback