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    Foundations of EEG Biofeedback/ Neurofeedback: Our best selling recording-- before you tinker with your brain, learn the basics of the technology, the language, the various approaches from the top leaders in the field  
PS5-1a)     Rob Kall  Applied Neurophysiology as a path to self knowledge and personal growth - spiritual, emotional issues.  Do we train to get rid of pathology or optimize health?
     Side B: Positivity: Turn on good behaviors instead of turning off bad ones.
cd $10
D25B2   Naras Bhat Authentic Happiness: Seligman Model Made Easy $39/$49 / $55
WE31A2   Gary Schwartz The Afterlife Connection; from Theory to Technology Contemporary psychological, physiological and biophysical . Brain mechanisms, mediumship, electronic technologies. $39/$49 / $55
WE33A2    Rae Tatenbaum "Just behind Your Eyes" Creating Mental Imagery and Rehearsal $39/$49 / $55
WE38B2    Al Collins The Big Bang: Enlightenment and the Brain Many have experienced moments of blinding light, when mind and body dissolved and a flood of joy welled up and erupted in laughter. $39/$49 / $55
    WE22A4 Les Fehmi The Potential of the Synchronous Brain; Synchrony Training for Individual & Adults  $79  $89 /$95
    WE23A2 Karl Pribram: Brain and Mathematics" which takes David Bohm's ideas on the quantum potential and active information a step forward.  
    WE24A2 Wendy Maltz Smile Exercises for Physical and Emotional Well-Being  
    WE28A2 Thom Hartmann ADHD: 2 Hours to Transformation  
    WE221A2 Liana Mattulich Awakening the Inner Revolution through the synergy of multimodal feedback  
    WE223B2 Craig Webb Working with Dreams as Powerful Biofeedback for Life  
    WE30A4 Vietta Sue Wilson & Michael Thompson Introduction to Infiniti, using it for ADHD and Peak Performance $149/$169
    WE31A2 Gary Schwartz The Afterlife Connection; from Theory to Technology Contemporary psychological, physiological and biophysical . Brain mechanisms, mediumship, electronic technologies  
    WE32B2 Anna Wise Neurofeedback, Spiritual Crisis and Conscious Awakening: Working with the State and Content of Consciousness  
    WE33A2 Rae Tatenbaum "Just behind Your Eyes" Creating Mental Imagery and Rehearsal  
    WE40A2 Lewis Mehl Madrona States of brain-mind; states of healing: speaking the language of shamans  
    WE43B2 Beverly Rubik Heart Rate Variability Workshop: How does your HRV Measure Up, and How Do Yoga and Qigong Exercises Affect Your Subtle Physiology?  
    WE48A2 Ben Strack Performance Enhancement for Athletes  
    WE49B2 Sue Wilson Nothing Succeeds Like Success; How to Use  Psychological Skill Training with  or without Neurofeedback  
    WE442B2 Richard Soutar Cycles, Spirals, and Resonances: The Reflection of Human Behavior in Neocortical Dynamics.  
    WE52A2 Phillip Warren Introductory training in the Radiant Energy Balance (REB) Protocol:.A flexible,comprehensive, therapeutic, and transformative protocol  
    WE53B4 Richard Glade Discovering and Dissolving Mind Loops in Meditation Practice  $79  $89 /$95
WD-5   John Anderson Neurofeedback as Self-Awareness / Self-Regulation training; Getting Away from the "Illness Treatment Model  
WD-7   Sig Othmer So it's all nonlinear dynamics? Now what?: Future developments in neurofeedback  
WD-17   Liana Matulich Integrating ancient wisdom with Quantum Physics to Dive Deep into the Energetic Physiology of Optimal States of Awareness; A Buckyball approach to Personal Transformation and how it will lead to Healing clients and The Planet  
WD-18   Richard Soutar Teaching Meditation Through Neurofeedback  
WD-23   Thom Hartmann (4 Hours)  Touching the Power of Life: Waking up to Personal and Global Transformation  $79  $89 /$95
WD-24   Anna Wise Awakening the Mind: Mastering the Power of Your Brainwaves"  
WD-25   Beverly Rubik What Does Your Aura Reveal? Scientific Analysis of the Human Aura  
WD-26   Ed May & Cheryl Alexander Learn About and Test Your Own ESP or Remote Viewing Ability:
A Two-hour Workshop
 
WD-35   Karl Pribram Current Directions in the Study of Conscious Experience  
WD-44   Rae Tattenbaum (4 Hours) The Peak Performer's Edge; Integrated Peak Performance  $79  $89 /$95
    WB-9-2 Rae Tattenbaum, Enhancing Performance in Worksite, Sports & Performing Arts  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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Les Fehmi & Susan Shor Managing Self, Managing awareness ; realizing your true nature through Attention Training.   One can spend a life searching for ones true nature. One can miss altogether the nature of the searcher. Of all the variables associated with the searcher, the way he attends-- the attention he brings to the search --is most critical. If he goes chasing his true nature with a narrow focused atention, hell never get to realize other forms of attention, which is the object of the search. The object of the search is to realize his self. but Self is a composite of a multiplicity of forms of attention.
 
The participant will be exposed to various parameters of attention and will be guided through experiential exercises which enable participants to actually experience forms of attention discussed in the didactic part of the lecture. Attentional flexibility and its applications to personal and clinical settings will be discussed
 
    Barbara Holstein WS2B Recipes for Enchantment  
WS2A   Richard Williams Peak Awareness Training. In this workshop, techniques of self-regulation will be explored along with concepts derived from cognitive therapy and Zen to provide a new view of what can be accomplished in treatment. It will be suggested that, while the West has done a good job of finding ways to mend a broken self, in the East they have done a better job of addressing the problem of the self itself.
Also, participants will be asked to question why so much emphasis is being placed upon "performance" enhancement in light of Western biases toward "production", while there has been less attention to "awareness" enhancement. We will explore the concept of "liberation psychotherapy" as a way of transforming oneself and society. (2 hours) 
 
    Barbara Soutar WS2B Feminine Spirituality and the Roots of Balance.   Anthropological studies indicate that feminine aspects of spirituality are also different than the masculine aspects. Joseph Campbell found that tradiitonal cultures typically acknowledged that each of us has masculine as well as feminine aspects that come together to define who we are as an individual. Carl Jung called them the anima and the animus. Learning to still the mind as in meditation is a powerful tool for the masculine aspects of mind, but there are other important aspects which are often overlooked and which reflect the feminine aspects of spiritual transformation. It is important to take these into account to insure a balanced growth of the spirit. From a shamanic perspective spiritual growth encompasses the "all that we are." Both the masculine and the feminine aspects. The ying and the yang. The positive and Negative. They must be nurtured equally.  
    Liana Mattulich WS4A BFB as a bridge to healing in Columbine: Experiential & Didactic  
    Gary Schwartz WS2A Human Energy Systems Research: The Living Energy Laboratory  
    Joe Kamiya: WS2A Biofeedback, Social Interaction & Consciousness  
    Karl Pribram WS2B Brain and Conscious Experience; Where are We? Adventures in Brain Science: The first 50 yrs.  
    Gary Schwartz WS2A Researching Life After Death: The Last Frontier  
    Al Collins WS2A Buddhism, the Yogic Self, and NFb  
    Barbara & Richard Soutar WS2A  A Shaman's Guide to Neurofeedback; The Convergence of Ancient & Modern Technologies of Human Transformation  
    James Hardt WS2A Accelerated Spiritual Growth Through The Advanced Biocybernaut Process  
    WB-36-2 Karl Pribram (only audio available) Brain & The Composition of Conscious Experience: Of Deep & Surface Structure; Frames of Reference, Episode & Executive; Models & Monitors $39
WII-D2   Patricia Carrington The Use of Clinically Standardized Meditation with Biofeedback Training and Behavioral Interventions  
    WII-F2 Hyla Cass Nutritional approaches to Mental Health:  
    WII-A2  Michael & Lynda Thompson Training to Achieve an Ideal Performance State  
    WII-B4: Tuning Up for Success: Management of Treatment for Optimal Long Term Successful Outcome in Neurofeedback Judith O. Lubar  
    WIHWW2:Thomas Hawes: How to use  techno- logy To Access  The Zone   in Sports & Health.  
    WIHX2: Anna Wise Theoretical Aspects of The Awakened Mind - from protocol to matrix..  
    WIHS2 Linda Mason  A Comprehensive NF Program for Optimal Performance  
    WIHJ2: Adam Crane The Processtm performance / life enhance- ment training  
    WIHL4 Stephen Larsen  Mythic Imagination  
    WIHM4: Michael Hutchison Reg ulating Dimensionality: A Learnable Skill.  
    WIHZ2: Les Fehmi & Susan Shorr The Clinical Applications of a Model Which Relates Attention Processes, Neural Activity, Arousal Level, Performance and Personal Experience  
    WIHLL2: Sue Wilson Hot Dots: Training for Performance Under Stress  
    WIG-D4 Michael Hutchison Peak Performance; New Tools & Techniques  
    WIG-F2 Gary Schwartz & Linda Russek: An Energy Systems Approach to NF  
    WIG-G2 Gary Schwartz Energy Medicine & Bionenergy Feedback  
    WIG-K2 Marilyn Ferguson Streams of Consciousness  
    WIG-N4 Julian Isaacs  & Patricia Fields Neurofeedback, Subtle Energy treatment and  Intuition; An introductory exploration  
    WIG-S4 Joel F. Lubar Choosing the Optimal EEG Patterns for the Enhancement of Attention &  Peak Academic Performance: Assessment, Treatment Protocols, & Demonstrations  
    WIG-T4 Anna Wise The high Performance Mind.  This workshop sold out its live presentation  
    WIG-V4 Frank Echenhoffer Using EEG Biofeedback To Explore Consciousness  
    WIG-X2 Karl Pribram: Thoughts on the Electrical Activity of the Brain  
    WIG-AA2 Jaelline Jaffe Making the Connection:   Multiple Intelligences and Learning Theory for Psychotherapists  
    WIG-DD2 Rob Kall  Positive Emotional Intelligence Training: integrating heart & technology. Positive experience training.  
    WB-54-2 Nancy White Thoughts, Feelings & Our Heart's Desire:What Science Tells Us about Creating A More Joyous Life  
    WB-6-2 Wes Sime Elements of Successful Stress Management Consultation in Business and Organizations; Executive Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Risk Management and Peak Achievement Training  
    WB-7-2 Richard Soutar Alpha/Theta Training & Spiritual Dimensions of Counseling; A Bardo Surgeons Guide  
    WB-11-2 Liana Mattulich Ancient Wisdom meets modern science for the optimal development of the human being  
    WB-12-2 Sue Wilson Peak Performance Periodization; integrating skills considering timing and context.  
   
WIG-X2 Anna Wise THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF THE AWAKENED MIND - From Protocol to Matrix    We have a finely woven, intricate interrelationship of brainwave frequencies that delicately determines our states of conscious- ness. Being able to alter the combination of beta, alpha, theta, and delta in both hemi- spheres is an intrinsic part of developing the self-mastery that leads to a High Performance Mind. Using the Mind MirrorTM EEG for BF and biomonitoring, and different methods of medita- tion, sensualization and deep psychophysio- logical relaxation, High Performance Mind brainwave training takes place in two formats: one-on-one consultation or group training.
    Both formats can use a generalized multi-step protocol. The individualization of this protocol takes the linear format of this model and turns it into a personalized matrix that can assist both the practitioner and the client in the process of brainwave training for the awakened mind.
    Anna Wise bio: has taught biofeedback meditation and brainwave training for over twenty years and has led workshops and seminars throughout the United States, and in Europe, Asia, and South America. She is the leading authority on the use of the Mind Mirror TM EEG to measure and train brainwaves for high-performance and meditative states. Author of The High-Performance Mind - Mastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and Creativity, she has also created cassette tapes of the same name for brainwave development and mastery using guided meditations, music and frequencies. Anna collaborated with Dr. Andrew Weil and is the Frequency Composer of Sound Body Sound Mind, the CD double album released early 1998. Anna makes her home in Marin County, California with her son John.
 
   
WIG-B8LL2 Hot Dots: Training for Performance Under Stress: Sue Wilson
This seminar will focus on the assessment and teaching of (BF assisted self-regulation to individuals or groups who need to have high quality performances under stress . A brief Mental Skills Assessment inventory surveys the skills deemed necessary for performance during both practice and competition. From this one can better determine the type of program best suited for the performer/team. Suggestions for what self-regulation skills and (bio)feedback would be most beneficial for the person in each specific performance setting will be given.
I. Assessment
A. Sport Skills Required
B. Athlete Abilities
II Individual Training Program
II A. Self Regulation- Body BF
II 1. Breathing Body
II 2. Muscle Control EMG
II 3. Blood Flow Temp
II B. Self-Regulation Mind
II 1. Motivation Log
II 2. Attention EEG
II 3. Cognitions EEG & Log II III Training for Performance under Stress
A. Practice requirements
B. Transfer protocols
 
   
WIG-8M4 Michael Hutchison (experiential & didactic) REGULATING DIMENSIONALITY: A LEARNABLE SKILL
Complex non-linear systems thrive and evolve most rapidly in the dynamic boundary zone between the rigid predictability of order and the total randomness of chaos. Here very minimal stimuli can cause rapid whole-system shifts, which we experience as peak experiences and optimal functioning. It is here that the human brain and body-mind systems have the greatest capacity for healing, self-organization, creative exploration, transcendence, insight and evolution.
    A signature characteristic of highly functional complex systems is a high level of dimension- ality --a measure of flexibility, complexity, unpredictability, richness, "depth," and range of movement. Control of dimensionality is a learnable skill. There's now evidence that such tools as NF, light-sound, microcurrent stimulation, psychoacoustic programs and so on, can increase or alter dimensionality of mind-body systems on many levels, and can train users to self-regulate dimensionality.
    Such dimensionality effects may be a key to the personal and clinical benefits of these tools and techniques in such areas as: alpha- theta, SMR, beta, flexibility and brain symmetry-asymmetry training; treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, PMS, brain damage, and age-related cognitive impairment; boosting immune function; mastering peak performance and flow states; and enhancement of memory, learning, and creativity.
    In this workshop, we will experience firsthand the effects of several types of these technologies. We will explore the uses of photic entrainment/ disentrainment or light- sound systems in several sessions, including alpha-theta, beta, and flexibility training; and will discuss specific details concerning appropriate programs, frequencies.
    We will experience a number of psycho- acoustic programs and discuss how you can use binaural beats tracks and other psycho- acoustic techniques to create effective audio programs. We will also demonstrate and discuss the uses of microcurrent electrical stimulation, including recent findings that specific devices, and specific sites of electrode placement, can produce rapid neurochemical changes, and dramatic increases in EEG dimensionality. We explore the benefits of and techniques for linking and potentiating these systems with NF.
Among the tools and techniques we will explore are:
BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT AND DISENTRAINMENT TECHNIQUES
Discussion and demonstration of devices for producing rapid changes in brainwave frequencies and patterns through entrainment and disentrainment. We will also explore evidence that these systems can increase brainwave dimensionality, and discuss using these tools to regulate dimensionality.
LIGHT/SOUND SYSTEMS. Demonstration of how these devices work. Summary of research, and discussion of clinical successes in treating ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, brain damage, stroke, PMS etc.
PSYCHOACOUSTIC STIMULATION. Demonstration of binaural beats and other psychoacoustic sound-generation techniques, to explore how sounds can alter brainwaves and induce optimal performance states. Discussion of how participants can create effective psychoacoustic programs for clients.
MICROCURRENT STIMULATION. Demonstration of state-of-the-art nonlinear microcurrent stimulators. Summary of research. Discussion of evidence that such stimulation is effective in boosting brainwave dimensionality, cognitive functioning, learning, and memory, as well as treating drug and alcohol addiction, head injuries, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and more.

 

 
   
WA-23-2 Joe Kamiya:  Biofeedback, Social Interaction & Consciousness
The science of human life will be grossly incomplete until human subjective experience, consciousness and knowledge are understood in a unified theoretical framework that encompasses both the physiological substrates of subjective experience as well as the social interaction network of which the person is a part. The task of developing such a unified theory is daunting; some say it is in principle impossible.
What I will try to do is help specify the kind of scientific problem we are confronting, point out likely strategies and tactics that would help provide improved ways to describe subjective experience, and suggest how the physiological data can help in ordering the subjective information. I believe that considering the evolutionary origins of human consciousness and knowledge will help provide perspective, and some speculations are offered. The topics to be covered are:
(1) The conceptual status of subjective experience in the world of objective reality.
(2) The role of convergent indicators in supporting inferences about subjective experience.
(3) The dethronement of verbal report as the sole indicator of subjective experience.
(4) The central role that certain kinds of biofeedback training can play as a basic science tool in the science of consciousness. Example: EEG alpha discrimination training.
(5) The tools needed for refining in a quantitative way the dimensions of human subjective experience: multidimensional psychophysics aligned with multidimensional psychophysiology.
(6) The social aspect of human consciousness and methods for gaining new insights into this central feature of the scientific problem.
(7) The question of whether all processes of consciousness, including the most profound spiritual experiences, can be understood as having evolved from more primitive forms of life. How spiritual experiences have influenced social interaction and organization, particularly in the education of the young.
(8) Speculations about evolution and awareness and knowledge.
The potential for all knowledge, including mathematical and scientific (but also including self-awareness and the direct perception of the subjective states of others) appears to have evolved since the Big Bang from the interactions of the components of an orderly material world and later social world. Retention of that orderliness in the central nervous system through evolutionary processes has at the human level produced a payoff in survival rates via the capacity for reflection and introspection. Special attention will be directed to the proposition that mathematical knowledge is discovered by both observation of the external world and introspection of relevant regularities built into brain processes in the course of evolution. On this view mathematical discovery is a process of recognition of patterns of orderliness built into brain, with the triggering of recognition being facilitated by education. The delight experienced from "elegant solutions" may have much more ancient origins than we have suspected.
(9) The application of the same line of thought to science, both objective and personal. Research is needed to expand our information on how far evolution has endowed us with latent knowledge of the physical world, knowledge waiting to be triggered by the experiments we conduct. The fact that our bodies conduct the equivalent of differential equations when we learn to catch a ball may help explain how we have developed laws of motion. We have universal capacities for recognizing emotion. What else in social perception and cognition has genetics given us? The conditions
favoring personal knowledge development are another area for study.
Meditation may be fruitfully considered along these lines, with the aid of those who have done it for a substantial part of their lives.
(10) How advances in biofeedback technology of the future may help us come closer to understanding the knowledge and awareness processes and the social matrix in which they reside. Just as the source of the Nile was found, why not the source of consciousness and knowledge? We may need to expand our view of the natural selection process to proceed further. If only we could find a way to live long enough to see how credible these speculations are!
 
 
 
WA-10-2 Hyla Cass Brain Optimizing nutrients & herbs
Specific supplements can be used for enhancing mood, memory, and mental performance, and to forestall aging-induced deterioration of mental functioning. These vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs are also useful in treating such conditions as depression, anxiety, and ADD, where they correct the underlying metabolic imbalances.
These nutrients may be combined with neurofeedback for optimal results.
Goals: To inform participants about the use of specific supplements for :
1. enhancing mood, memory and overall mental functioning.
2. protection of the aging brain
3. correcting the metabolic imbalances underlying many common psychiatric conditions
 
WA-13-4 Liana Mattulich  The Inner Key Training Method
Inner Key has carefully selected the best from the precision tools of modern science and has distilled them with the greatest truths of ancient wisdom in a unique blend of interactive and transformative power. This workshop offers the participant a rare opportunity to learn a method of extraordinarily skillful and compassionate healing/ transformation for oneself and for ones clients. Our overall purpose at Inner Key is to allow individuals to create new paradigms of vital transformation, providing the best potential for developing optimal states of being.
The training of Inner Key combines eastern techniques with cutting-edge biofeedback technology. This integration allows individuals to actualize their awareness to improve quality of life.
The Inner Key system consists of:
balancing the autonomic system bilaterally at the meridian points as monitored with biofeedback. Its purpose is to store the right energy in preparation for transformation.
with the right intention, harmonizing the breath and the heart rate rhythms and the phi ratio (golden proportion) in frontal EEG sites.
considering EEG frequencies individually to find what is unique to each person.
attaining phi ratio (golden proportion) between frequencies at EEG cranial meridian points (similar to 10-20 International System sites, but individualized).
utilizing audio-visual aids to give the individual scientific information for clear understanding of what he/she is working toward.
using analogies and metaphors to access and process subconscious materials and occupy the "monkey mind." Also, to open Inner Keys of optimal functioning.
boosting the immune system by using tactile vibration in special mathematical sequences.
ancient symbolic language, for integrating a person as a multisensory dimensional being into the optimal toroidal energy field pattern.
implementing a superior capacity for awareness and flexible action in daily life by using specific movements that link the quality of energies with the right timing.
The workshop will offer experiential and didactic material that can be introduced in your daily professional practice and personal life. Theory, criterion in the stages of training, exercises, proper hookup sites and case examples are included.
We will see Inner Key as a tool to empower self, clients and community with a greater sense of connection and clarity of purpose.
We will consider Inner Keys for vital transformation as our human right to choose a healthy, efficient, flexible and happy quality of life in communion with the larger reality (the Web of Life).
 
WA-17-2 Thom Hartmann  Waking up to Personal and Global Transformation
In this passionate yet thoroughly researched presentation, author Thom Hartmann proposes that the only lasting solution to the crisis we face in to relearn the lessons of out ancient ancestors--who lived sustainably for thousands of generations. When you touch this new yet older way of seeing the world and hearing the voice of all life, you will discover that you, personally, hold the power of personal and planetary transformation.
 
WA-18-2 Sue Othmer  Balancing Brain Function
Discussion of current ideas in neurophysiology regarding mechanisms of self-regulation and self-awareness. We will look at different levels of the central nervous system involved in conscious and subconscious processing, learning, and behavioral response. Neurofeedback protocols will be discussed that address deficits in the self-regulation of alertness and attention, emotions, muscle tone and coordination, and also the release of subconscious memories and behavior patterns. Possible brain mechanisms involved in these changes will be presented.
 
WA-20-2 Gary Schwartz  Human Energy Systems Research: The Living Energy Laboratory
This workshop will present the latest research from our laboratory on (1) electrostatic body movements and the human antenna / receiver effect, (2) heart focused attention and heart-brain synchrony, (3) gamma radiation absorption and emission as measures of loving energy and healing, and (4) effects of consciousness and Qi Gong on random event generators and mechanical devices. Implications for the clinical practice of energy medicine and neurotherapy will be discussed.
Objectives:
1. Describe the measurement of electrostatic body motion and its relationship to healing touch.
2. Describe the measurement of energy cardiology and its relationship to attention.
3. Describe the measurement of gamma ray spectrometry and its relationship to loving energy
 
 
W24-2B Karl Pribram  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 lifes 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.
 
W25-2A Gary Schwartz  Researching Life After Death: The Last Frontier
This workshop reviews the latest research from our laboratory on the possibility of survival of consciousness after death. Research includes (1) "from here to there and back again" - a study involving two mediums and four"departed hypothesized coinvestigators", (2) research using energy cardiology measures, involving 5 members of our "dream team" of superstar mediums, and (3) possible spirit communication using random event generator-type devices. Implications for spirit assisted medicine and what Linda Russek calls "soul
family therapy" are discussed.
Objectives:
1. Explain how research involves collaboration between here and there.
2. Explain how EEG and ECG measures can be used to explore alternative hypotheses.
3. Consider implications for clinical work in psychotherapy and energy medicine
 
WA29-2A  Al Collins  Buddhism, the Yogic Self, and Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback, like all biofeedback, is a technology of self regulation. The word "self" in this definition is crucial in understanding what neurofeedback is. The kind of self that is understood to be doing the regulating (or being regulated) differs from one theory of neurofeedback to another. I will propose a taxonomy of neurofeedback theories based on how they understand the self and its role in the process. Because the deepest and most accurate analysis of the self has been done in the Indian and Chinese psychologies of bondage and self realization, I will use these ideas as a basic grid or framework for understanding the self's place in neurofeedback. Western psychological theories of the self will also be briefly reviewed, including Bandura's self efficacy theory, Rogers' and Gendlin's anti-self theories, Jung's distinction between ego and self, and Kohut's biploar self theory. Finally, I will apply Western and Eastern self ideas to the controversy over whether the brain, and therefore neurofeedback, is "linear" or "chaotic."
There are at least three types of self in neurofeedback theories:
1. Self as ego (gaining self efficacy or self control)
2. Self as witness (learning to act while not claiming the "fruits" of action)
3. Self as no-self (reorganization outside self awareness)
In yogic and Buddhist terms, these correspond to the Sanskrit words ahamkara, Purusa, and Buddha. We will discuss these concepts and apply them. At this point I believe that most neurofeedback based on QEEG, decreasing theta/beta ratios, and frontal lobe mastery falls into the self as ego category. Val Brown's and Len Ochs' theories, and perhaps ROSHI, seem to fall into the self as no-self group. Jeff Carmen's HEG, possibly ROSHI, and Anna Wise's Mind Mirror seem to belong in the self as witness category. I will discuss the role of the frontal lobes (especially left prefrontal) as the locus of the self (ego, possibly witness) and contrast this with the "global synchrony" no-self ideas that are not interested in localization and in fact implicitly subordinate the self to a wider organization. It is the no-self perspective that most naturally aligns itself with chaos theory and nonlinearity of the nervous system and neurotherapy.
Goals: To clarify what "self regulation" means in neurofeedback (and biofeedback generally) and to make explicit the implications that different understandings of "self" have for theories and practice of neurofeedback.
 
 
WIG-J2 Adam Crane Performance/Life Enhancement Training Integrating Biofeedback With special Emphasis on Neurofeedback
    One of the most promising trends emerging in healthcare is assisting functional people in becoming more functional and treating subclinical symptoms. Performance Enhance- ment will probably grow exponentially in the near future. Neurofeedback opens a niche allowing practitioners expansion into this area. We have been Providing Performance Enhancement training since the 1970s (executives, writers, musicians, actors, models, athletes, etc.) enabling the development of heuristic strategies embodied in The Process(tm).
    The Process, designed to appeal to the "Actualizer" segment of the Value Added Lifestyle Survey, targets business, sports, education, art, and personal growth. "Actualizers" are trend setters, practice builders and the group most responsible for the evolution of biofeedback, integrative, complementary and alternative medicine.
    This innovative combination of strategies seeks to solve the problems attendant to delivering NF / Performance Enhancement Training to the public individually and in small groups using qualified practitioners, inexpensive personal EEG trainers (with or without computerized systems) and a powerful, heuristic program designed to stand on its own with or without Neurofeedback.
    The Sense of Mission is enhanced by synthesizing Logotherapy, Psychology of Mind (Awareness), Quantum Physics, Chaos and Systems Theory, The New Economics, Voluntary Simplicity, Profound Attention, Exercise.
    We will discuss techniques for working with difficult EEG clients, integration of computer- ized Neurofeedback and Synchrony training. Demonstrations subject to time and equipment availability.
    Goals of this workshop include presenting our rationale for the surge of interest in BF assisted MindFitness programs and going as deeply as possible into the philosophy behind and architecture of The Process training strategies and business models .
BIO: R. Adam Crane, BCIAC Senior Fellow, BCIAEEG, NRNP Diplomate has been training professionals in NF, traditional BF, (including APA accredited BCIA and NF clinical certification) and developing innovative training, and biofeedback technology for 28 years. President American BioTec (Health Training Seminars), co-developer of CapScan, The Process, numerous Biofeedback products and services.
 
WIG-WW2 Thomas Hawes How To Use Technology To Access "The Zone" in Sports & Health.
I. What Is "THE ZONE"?
A. Descriptions of "THE ZONE" by athletes.
B. Descriptions of "THE ZONE" by those experiencing a health crisis.
C. Common characteristic of uncommon experiences.
II. Using Audio, Video, Sound and Light To Access "THE ZONE" Independently.
A. Programming the Sound and Light Machine for the purpose of:
1. Keeping the mind engaged for 20 mins.
2. Catapulting the student into deeper states with awareness.
B. Using video to create a right-brain syntax - the story behind the story.
1. How computer graphics mimic the way the brain thinks.
a. thoughts that run in parallel
b. thoughts that deflect off each other
c. thoughts that coalesce
2. Establishing metaphor, symbology, and a right-brain alphabet.
3. Creating and ebellishing personal vision.
C. Using audio to guide the movement, rhythm and create transitions.
III. Synchronizing The Audio, Video, Sound And Light To Produce A "ZONE EXPERIENCE" - Discussion And Demonstration.
A. Initiating stillpoints.
B. Triggering releases.
C. Embellishing imagery.
D. Creating openings/insights.
IV. The role of Biofeedback
A. Tangible reflections of an invisible influence.
B. Refining the "Letting Go" response.
C. Monitioring progress.
V. An Overview Of This Type of Training.
A. Video interviews and self-reports of athletes and those experiencing a health crisis who initiated a significant personal shift.
B. EMG, GSR, and Thermograph profile.
1. Students accessing "THE ZONE"
2. Students not accessing "THE ZONE"
C. Accumulating "ZONE MINUTES" - the momentum to initiate significant personal shifts.
VI. Do We Push The River Or Adjust The Current?
 
WIG-X2 Anna Wise THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF THE AWAKENED MIND - From Protocol to Matrix
   We have a finely woven, intricate interrelationship of brainwave frequencies that delicately determines our states of conscious- ness. Being able to alter the combination of beta, alpha, theta, and delta in both hemi- spheres is an intrinsic part of developing the self-mastery that leads to a High Performance Mind. Using the Mind MirrorTM EEG for BF and biomonitoring, and different methods of medita- tion, sensualization and deep psychophysio- logical relaxation, High Performance Mind brainwave training takes place in two formats: one-on-one consultation or group training.
    Both formats can use a generalized multi-step protocol. The individualization of this protocol takes the linear format of this model and turns it into a personalized matrix that can assist both the practitioner and the client in the process of brainwave training for the awakened mind.
    Anna Wise bio: has taught biofeedback meditation and brainwave training for over twenty years and has led workshops and seminars throughout the United States, and in Europe, Asia, and South America. She is the leading authority on the use of the Mind Mirror TM EEG to measure and train brainwaves for high-performance and meditative states. Author of The High-Performance Mind - Mastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and Creativity, she has also created cassette tapes of the same name for brainwave development and mastery using guided meditations, music and frequencies. Anna collaborated with Dr. Andrew Weil and is the Frequency Composer of Sound Body Sound Mind, the CD double album released early 1998. Anna makes her home in Marin County, California with her son John.
 
WIG-S2 Linda Mason A Comprehensive Neurofeedback Program for Optimal Performance
This workshop describes 11 protocols for optimal performance training, the research behind the design of the protocols, and the populations that would benefit from them. Case studies will demonstrate the efficacy of these protocols. In addition, this workshop discusses the personal and financial benefits of utilizing these protocols to develop an independent training adjunct to one's business, as well as the steps to doing so.
WA-39-2 James Hardt  Accelerated Spiritual Growth Through The Advanced Biocybernaut Process
The Biocybernaut Training Process is a high tech intensive vision quest that evokes transformation of personality and accelerates spiritual growth. Participants will learn the required technology and be introduced to the methods for the experiential application of this advanced brain energy training.
The means of achieiving spiritual growth are well known: quieting the mind, stilling the internal dialogues, and opening our hearts. The benefits of the ancient wisdom are made virbantly real and personal in your life when you actually quiet your mind and open your heart. But exhortation and meditation are both very slow routes to these attainments. We know that technoogy speeds things up, and now there is an optimized technology for spiritual growth that assists you in rapidly quieting your mind, stilling your internal dialogues, and opening your heart. This powerful technology and method offers many of the attainments of 20 to 40 years of meditation in a 7-day brain energy feedback intensive. Joy, peace, love, and exhilaration are the natural results of the Biocybernaut Training Process along with increased creativity, happiness, motivation, and possibily also significant increases in IQ.
Information about the brain energy patterns underlying halos, the perception of astral plane beings (e.g. angels), forgiveness, happiness and mind skills such as creativity, IQ, and ESP will be discussed. When the underlying brain energy patterns are known, training the associated mind skills becomes easy with Biocybernaut technology
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Barbara & Richard Soutar A Shaman's Guide to Neurofeedback; The Convergence of Ancient & Modern Technologies of Human Transformation
Through the explorations of investigators such as Carlos Castenada and Lynn Andrews the paradigms of shamanism are being recoverd and made accessible to modern man. What they reveal is a previously unsuspected sophistication with regard to their intent, their technology, and their ontology. As modern psychology has begun to focus more intently on states of consiousness and their neurological correlates, surprising parallels have emerged between ancient and modern systems of thought. Such convergences are noted by Elmer Green between his work and that of Patanjali. Many ancient systems provide maps to consciousness and tools for transformation that we are only beginning to be able to interpret and impliment. These include the use of trance states, visualization, guided meditation, and psycho-acoustics. Also of importance are symbolism and dream interpretations as well as how these phenomena relate to synchronicity.
In this workshop Barbara and Richard Soutar will explore the relationship between modern theories of psychological disorder and their neurological underpinnings and relate them to traditional theories involving chakra systems, the four directions, and energy balancing. Neurofeedback and biofeedback in conjunction with AVS will be discussed as tools for balancing the energies of the human nervous system from a shamanistic perspective with a special focus on alpha and theta training. There will also be considerable discussion of the rational for this approach based on neuropysiological considerations for those who wish to brush up on brain anatomy as it relates to neurofeedback.
Workshop Objectives
Participants will review the history of traditional techniques of counseling and human transformation and learn why neurofeedback as a technique also requires a comprehensive and cohesive cognitive program of training and development for greatest effectiveness.
Participants will learn how to effectively interpret traditional and religious perspectives from a modern psychological perspective and identifiy how they can compromise or facilitate neurofeedback processes as they relate to human transformation paradigms.
Participants will learn specific visualization exercises and techniques for integration of traditional modalities of intervention with modern neurofeedback protocols.
Participants will learn new methods for interpreting hypnogogic imagery and abreactions resulting from neurofeedback interventions.
Participants will learn what the traditional tools of intervention are and how they can be used in conjunction with neurofeedback training.

WIG-L4 Stephen Larsen   Mythic Imagination Into the Dragons Lair: Delta, Theta, and the Mythic Unconscious (didactic /Experiential.)

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

WB-17-2 Steven and Robin Larsen Relationship as Biofeedback: New Ways of defining Partnership Combining the basic principles of BF and human relations skills.