between 2-6 PM. Workshops with letter "a" start at 2:00 PM and
run until 3:55 unless they say "a4" and those run until 6:00 PM
.Workshops with letter B start at 4:05 and run until 6:00 PM.
Friday, January 24
Linda & Tom Brownback
Understanding the Functions, Pathologies and EEG Frequencies at each of
the International 10-20 System Locations within a fully Integrated
Neurotherapy System Approach.
How to run an ADD Clinic
Lynda /Michael Thompson
Using Neurofeedback for Autistic Spectrum Disorders
A. Martin Wuttke
The Way of Neurofeedback & The Science of Kriya Yoga
Neurofeedback as Self-Awareness / Self-Regulation training; Getting
Away from the "Illness Treatment Model
Interhemispheric EEG Training
So it's all nonlinear dynamics? Now what?: Future developments in
Adjunctive Therapeutic Techniques for Enhancing Neurotherapy Success.
This workshop meets the 4 hour category "other therapeutic
techniques" requirement for BCIA EEG certification
Integrating Neurofeedback and Hypnosis in Treating Medical/
Susan Cheshire Brown
Moving From Technician to Healer: Incorporating Energy Healing Wisdom
into a Neurofeedback Practice
Advanced BrainMaster Practicum with Remote Training
Saturday , January 25
Mini-Q; Rapid Assessment of A wide range of orders based on Single
Preventing and treating heart Disease with Biofeedback and Related
Ken Blum & Nancy White
Dynamics of Neurotransmitter Manipulation by Nutraceutical Intervention
Medical Considerations for Neurofeedback providers
Attention Deficit Disorder: One Day to Transformation
Use of Multiple Databases, New EEG Artifacting Techniques and LORETA
analysis for Neurofeedback Interventions
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
Teaching Meditation Through Neurofeedback
Peter Van Deusen
Building your Dream Private Practice;
Protocol creation and Peripheral modality Biofeedback with Biograph
Lynda/ Michael Thompson
BCIA Prep Course
Sunday , January 26
QEEG and Neurofeedback in the new Millenium
Touching the Power of Life: Waking up to Personal and Global
Awakening the Mind: Mastering the Power of Your Brainwaves"
What Does Your Aura Reveal? Scientific Analysis of the Human Aura
Edwin C. May, Ph.D. and Cheryl Alexander
Learn About and Test Your Own ESP or Remote Viewing
A Two-hour Workshop
A Quick Primer on Attachment Disorder
Operating the C2-I-330 System for EEG, HRV, RSA and peripheral
Victoria Ibric, M.D
ROSHI as diagnostic tool, a practical approach and application
Audio-visual entrainment - How it works, Studies and Clinical
D. Siever & Tom Budzynski
Audio-visual Entrainment for Improving Mental Function and Cognition in
Clinical Cerebral Blood Flow HEG workshop
George Von Hilsheimer
A2-Pocket Neurobics EEG tutorial
De-Confounding the Beta-Theta
Protocol into Two Separate Components of Attention
Monday , January
Based Assessment and Treatment of Children-Adults with ADD
Current Directions in the Study of Conscious Experience
Secrets of Success
Intro to Neurofeedback Protocol Design based on QEEG
advanced Neurofeedback protocol design based on QEEG
Cutting Edge Approaches to Targeting in NFB: Comprehensive Box
Targeting, Comprehensive Lines, Complex-Adaptive Procedures, and Targeting
Based On Mind-Body Energetics.
Combined EEG feedback/light-sound training for children and adults with
Victoria Ibric, M.D
ROSHI and applications, with longitudinal case studies"
Refining Alpha Theta protocols for OCD, Depression, Addiction, Anxiety:
alpha suppression, assisting crossover, differentiating alpha/theta vs.
Beta/SMR responders , troubleshooting for non-responders, working with
Tips and Pitfalls in Neurofeedback
Peak Performer's Edge; Integrated Peak Performance Program ( 2 days)
Tuesday , January 28
Peak Performer's Edge; Integrated Peak Performance Program ( 2 days)
2nd day. ONly registrants for whole course can attend
Differential Diagnosis of Brain
Connectivity Status; considering correlation, coherence and comodulation
BRAIN-BREATH CONNECTION: breathing chemistry and its effects on physiology
NEUROFEEDBACK; Developing A Successful ‘Gorilla Marketing’ Plan For
Fun and Profit
Self-Awareness / Self-Regulation Training: Transcending
the Illness Treatment Model
field of neurofeedback is experiencing great pressure to adopt a “medical
model” approach to neurofeedback, both to gain credibility within
the broader medical and psychological communities and to establish
neurofeedback as a “scientific” discipline.
the medical model as it is currently practiced is more like the
proverbial sinking ship than it is a desirable platform from which to
launch a radically new approach to optimum performance for all.
The general population is tacitly rejecting this model by
moving into novel and often quite unique relationships with a variety
of newly defined health care practitioners.
Those practitioners who are willing to participate in an
egalitarian, collaborative relationship with their clients will help
create an entirely new paradigm of health promotion and wellness
training that no longer relies upon the old doctor / patient ideals.
workshop will describe the current state of the medical model as it is
practiced in medicine, psychiatry and psychology. We will then explore an evolutionary vision for a new
approach that more accurately encompasses the possibilities inherent
in an emerging discipline that includes not only neurofeedback, but
also AVE, CES, HEG, TMS and more.
This field is much too revolutionary to be constrained by
outdated forms. We have the opportunity to move beyond these limitations to
more effectively benefit our clients and ourselves.
Two hour workshop: Jan 25,
Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease with Biofeedback and Related
Presented by Naras Bhat, MD, FACP, Cybernetix Medical Institute, 2182
East St, Concord, California, 94520. Phone: 925-685-4224. Fax:
925-685-6997. Website: heartsaver. com
Focus: Heart disease is number one killer. We have created a model of
treating heart disease using biofeedback. The program is based on the
fact that coronary artery disease leads to events like a heart attack
depending on the dynamic factors of plumbing, chemical risks, and
Naras Bhat, MD, FACP is a board certified specialist in Internal
Medicine and Metabolic Cardiology. He was a professor of Behavioral
Medicine at Rosebridge College of Integrative Psychology, and teaches at
University of California, Berkeley. He is immediate past president of
Biofeedback Society of California and serves as board member of AAPB. He
is the author of two popular books: How to Reverse and Prevent Heart
Disease; Reversing Stress and Burnout.
He has an active heart disease reversal clinic at Concord, California
focused on the tripod model of heart disease: plumbing blockage,
cholesterol chemistry, and emotional factors. The program consists of
weekly educational and support group, individual sessions of biofeedback
to reduce reactivity of mind-body in general and heart in particular.
1. What will the presenter cover?
The workshop will show how to organize a cardiac rehab practice within a
biofeedback office starting from patient intake, protocol, and outcome
analysis. Our model of ongoing heart rehabilitation will be presented.
2. What is the goal
To provide a working model of "hot reactivity" control using
biofeedback and heart rate variability monitoring as a main tool.
3. The author has written a book, How to Reverse Heart Disease and
Cancer. This book is based on our clinic protocol. The author has
produced two popular videos: Uprooting anger, and Meditation by
Statement of Objectives
1. What is the new model of treating heart disease?
2. Can I develop a cardiac rehabilitation program in my biofeedback
2. Will that program be acceptable by medical doctors, and insurance
companies in my community?
4. Can I measure, monitor, and modify the reactivity of a coronary
artery disease patient?
5. Can I prevent and reverse my own cardiac reactivity by learning this
All biofeedback practitioners can attend this program. Of special
interest for people involved in cardiovascular work.
Basic knowledge of Biofeedback procedures is recommended, but not
Claim of the course
1. Heart rate variability can measure, monitor, and modify human
emotions and this form of biofeedback is useful in treating heart
2. Emotional rehabilitation of heart patient starts with anger control.
Anger control is easy to teach using the biofeedback of heart rate
3. Biofeedback can be used for "electronic meditation".
4. Biofeedback of couples is useful in showing the patient how
"people are different, rather than difficult".
1. Problem: What is the scientific basis of heart disease at
the atomic, chemical, body, and behavioral level?
What are the ten important risk factors for heart disease? Dynamic
emotional factors: stress, anger, depression, and isolation. The tripod
of heart disease: plumbing blockage, chemical factors, and emotional
2. Solutions: What is the problem in choosing right kind of
medical system for you? What is the eclectic value of three eras of
medicine: techno-pharmaceutical medicine, mind-body medicine, and
transpersonal healing? Patient empowerment in the domains of : will
power, pill power and skill power.
How to reverse the risk factors step by step? How to use the five proven
steps from two sources: internal pharmacy and external pharmacy? The
tools will be in the area of anger control, reactivity control,
meditation and imagery, mindful eating, self-disclosure, and rest and
3. Practical tools: How to use the tools to measure, monitor, and modify
the internal pharmacy? Specific tools for anger control, anxiety
desensitization, meditation, self-disclosure, and mindful eating will be
Naras Bhat, MD, FACP is a board certified specialist in Internal
Medicine and Metabolic Cardiology. He has an active heart disease
reversal clinic at Concord, California focused on the tripod model of
heart disease: plumbing blockage, cholesterol chemistry, and emotional
factors. He was a professor of Behavioral Medicine at Rosebridge College
of Integrative Psychology, and teaches at University of California,
Berkeley. He is immediate past president of Biofeedback Society of
California and serves as board member of AAPB. He is the author of two
popular books: How to Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease; Reversing
Stress and Burnout.
Technician to Healer:
Energy Healing Wisdom for the Neurofeedback Practitioner
Susan Cheshire Brown Ph.D.
This workshop is an introduction to the world of Energy Healing and will
appeal to those practitioners curious about an energy practice and its
possible application to their clinical practice. It is based
predominantly on a developing over-arching model of healing arising from
the broad personal experience of the presenter, a seasoned clinician and
neurofeedback practitioner. Healers work with many different energies
and in many different ways, and frequently find it constraining to learn
skills from one whose strengths differ from theirs. This workshop is
designed to help the participant integrate and develop crucial healing
concepts as rapidly as possible without resort to cryptic and parochial
models of healing that may or may not fit the way their energy systems
work. Participants will be introduced to some beginning tools to assist
them in stepping on the path to perceiving their own and others' energy
fields, and using this knowledge to empower and optimize the healing
process. Instruction will be given in grounding the energy field and in
the setting of intention. Description of the healing energies most
commonly utilized by healers will be offered together with techniques to
further prepare the energy field for healing. The workshop is
experiential and will hopefully culminate in participants both giving
and receiving a healing, should they wish to do so.
The workshop will address such questions as: What is Energy healing?
What are the crucial characteristics of an effective healer? What are
the crucial ingredients of an effective healing? How can I begin to
sense the energy field of another person? What can I do to speed up my
ability to perceive subtle energies? What can I immediately do to
optimize healing for my clients? How can I manage my own energy system
for healing and wellness?
While geared towards the curious beginner, more experienced healers are
most welcome to contribute their energetic support and possible feedback
to the activities.
The only requirement for participation is positive intention and an open
Biography:Susan Cheshire Brown Ph.D.
Dr. Brown was awarded her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State
University of New York at Stony Brook following completion of various
degrees in Psychology, Nursing and Counseling. She has received numerous
academic honors and awards along the way, and served as Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Stony
Brook, Division of Behavioral Medicine for some years. She is well
published in the field of Behavioral Medicine, while her clinical
knowledge and experience embraces both behavioral and psychodynamic
approaches. Dr, Brown began her healing training and experience as far
back as the early 70s, and is a trained healer today. Yet despite this,
she has felt compelled, as have many in academic and clinical
environments, to separate out her healing interests from her “real
work” in her office. Much of this is shifting however, as increasing
numbers of clinicians are becoming more open regarding not only their
interest in healing, but also their well-hidden accomplishments in these
Dr. Brown is aware that healers
work naturally in many different ways and with many different energies,
and believes that the way to train healers is to assist them in
developing their own skills and talents which are frequently very
present but outside of the individual’s awareness. She is particularly
interested in bringing her own non-linear perspective and understanding
to labeling what healers actually do in healing, giving it a language
and teaching it to others within an environment that is encouraging and
supportive of the way the student’s own energy system functions.
Dr. Brown works largely with other professionals and healers, providing
neurofeedback, psychotherapy, energy healing, consultation and
supervision from her home in Victoria B.C., Canada.
approaches to targeting in NF have relied on time-based filtering
(such as FIR or IIR) or sliding window frequency-based filtering (such
as FFT). These targets
have been arranged so as to “gate” the frequency range that is
being monitored. Most
theories concerning the appropriate frequency ranges to use, have been
tied directly to very old analyses involving larger, heterogeneous
frequency bands like “Alpha”, “Theta”, “Beta”.
Over time increased detail has begun to emerge as practitioners
realized that the older, large bins were not as clinically precise as
necessary. In this
workshop we will explore various approaches to targeting and consider
the role of greater precision in filtering in increasing both the
efficiency and effectiveness of NF.
The basis for these explorations will be NeuroCare Pro;
however, you do not need to be using NCP to benefit from this
Edge Approaches to Targeting in Neurofeedback: Comprehensive Box
Targeting, Comprehensive Lines, Complex-Adaptive Procedures, and
Targeting Based On Mind-Body Energetics.
In this workshop we will look at
brain functions at each of the nineteen placements of the
International 10-20 System. In addition, we will look at the
pathologies, which occur when the brain does not function properly at
each of the nineteen placements. EEG brain frequencies, which support
healthy functioning and EEG frequencies, which are typically
associated with pathological brain function, will be described. A
brain function weighting system will be presented which demonstrates
how much of the healthy and pathological functioning takes place at
each of the nineteen placements as well as what percentage of the
weighting is mediated at placements close by. The brain functions and
healthy EEG frequencies and the brain pathologies and dysfunctional
EEG frequencies will be integrated with QEEG/brainmapping
interpretations in order to produce the most powerful neurodiagnostic
evaluation available. These neurodiagnostic evaluative procedures will
then be used to create the most effective training paradigms within a
fully integrated neurofeedback system model.
WS2: Medical Considerations for
Dr. Ed Castro
Castro will discuss alternative medicine modalities, outlined in the
Plenary, that are used to remediate a variety of brain dysfunctions.
Included in the discussion will be information about the
current clinical experience with various modalities, an approach for
selecting treatments and for evaluating their practitioners, a summary
of usual treatment regimens, and information about finding providers
of these treatments.
will also cover the evaluation and treatment of the yeast overgrowth
syndromes. These problems
are rampant though often untreated or under treated, and can cause or
exacerbate a host of neurobehavioral problems.
Many cases can be recognized and corrected with intelligent,
Dr. Castro will present a safe, comprehensive approach to its
- Understanding the Functions,
Pathologies and EEG Frequencies at Each of the International 10-20
System Locations Within a Fully Integrated Neurotherapy System
- Thomas S. Brownback and Linda
Advanced BrainMaster Practicum
with Remote Training
Thomas F. Collura,
Ph.D. BrainMaster Technologies, Inc.
This workshop will be a hands-on presentation that will demonstrate
and explain new capabilities of the BrainMaster system, with emphasis
on remote training technology and methods. Autothresholding, custom
protocols, advanced sounds and feedback, 2-channel training, and
mini-assessment techniques will be covered. The Session Librarian,
email and disk-based transfer of protocols and results, and remote
assessment will be shown.
Participants are encouraged to
bring BrainMaster equipment and computers, and to work along with
the demonstrations, to gain direct experience with the topics
the Beta-Theta Protocol into Two Separate Components of Attention
The workshop will demonstrate
two new types of neurofeedback for concentration and
alertness/arousal, including the In(hibit) All protocol.
These components of attention are simple to train, since
trainees can typically understand and control them within 1-4
minutes. It will review the research on the psychophysiology of
concentration and alertness, and argue that they are confounded in
typical neurofeedback protocols.
A Quick Primer on Attachment
One day soon, every neurofeedback
practitioner will be asked to train someone with attachment disorder.
You may already be doing so even without knowing it, as it is
routinely misdiagnosed, most frequently as ADHD, oppositional defiant
disorder, conduct disorder and/or bipolar disorder.
This "primer" will review the historical and
symptomatic markers for Attachment Disorder and some thoughts on
protocols to address it. To date, neurofeedback offers the only real
hope for this profound disorder.
General structure of a combined EEG
feedback/light-sound training for children and adults with ADD/ADHD
symptoms - a "two sides of a coin" approach"
by Uwe Gerlach
We developped a two alternatives model using the brainmaster/light-sound
devices (Photosonix machines) which is simple and pragmatic for the
client. The "digit side of a coin" protocols are done by EEG
feedback, "the head side of a coin" by light-sound stimulation.
The entire training period for 1 client ranges from 15 times to 40 times
in severe cases. A period 1 session takes between 5 (beginners) and 20
minutes (at the end of the treatment). In general we train two or three
times a week.
"Digit side" protocols:
In the beginning we conduct 1-channel SMR/Theta training with referential
montage (C4-A2, children). The initial inhibit is Theta. To make it
successively more difficult, we add high Beta and then Alpha as inhibits.
At a later stage we add Beta as a reward to realize the original Val Brown
period 1 protocol - we don't do it with 2 channels, but only use 1 channel
montage Cz-A1. With hyperactive children preparing 2 channel montage
mostly is too complicated.
Our goal is to get rid of "Ritalin" from the beginning of the
training; we are strict in this sense and up to now it worked with nearly
Our adult clients were of the two bipolar types - under- and overaroused.
The first type receives the standard Beta training with two or three
inhibits (C3-A1), the second type has to learn open eye relaxation - SMR/Theta
as explained with the children. After an initial learning phase we apply
the period 1 protocol with Beta and SMR as rewards and successively Theta,
High Beta and open eye Alpha as inhibits.
The brainmaster unit works with two types of external ingenious
animations: The main software drives the "BugRun" and the "SpaceCrystal"
as external animations. BugRun is very reactive but hard to fulfil; in the
sense of operant conditioning it is a "strict teacher" for the
pupil. SpaceCrystal is even more reactive, but the inhibits are not so
desastreous as in BugRun. As an alternative we have lots of animations for
the "Brainwave Animation Pro" software. All of them are not so
difficult to perform as Bugrun or SpaceCrystal. So we use alternatively
the "difficult" (learning) and the "easy" (fun)
animation for the protocols.
After an initial phase of Cz or C3 and C4 referential montages we today
apply the Othmer interhemispheric C3-C4 bipolar montage, using the same
protocols as mentioned above. We changed because the referential montages
sometimes yield imbalances in the client - his/her arousal being driven
into stress (Beta C3) or fatigue behaviour (SMR C4). By applying the
interhemispheric montage we hope to achieve an early balance in the
Sometimes - in the final state of treatment - we apply a
"squash" protocol for peak performance, the client likes the
popular name "pilot training". It is an inhibit protocol
suppressing all spectral bands from Theta to High Beta.
Assessment and localized training:
In the case of trainings with tedious results we make a brainmaster-assessment
of six sites - three times a two channel montage - on the client's scalp.
The positions are Fp1 and Fp2; C3 and C4, Cz and the mid between O1, O2.
This sort of mini-qeeg (better mikro-qeeg) shows us aberrations of
amplitudes from the statistical norm. If we find abnormal amplitudes we
locate the montage to such positions. Then we train up or down the
aberrant amplitude of the specific spectral band. An example: ADHD
children sometimes show high frontal Delta and Theta amplitudes. After
initial conventional SMR bipolar training in C3-C4 we pass over to a final
Beta bipolar montage in F3-F4.
"Head side" protocols:
Especially the adults and some children like the light/sound stimulation.
We developped our own relaxation and stimulation programs for the
Photosonix machines, in addition specific SMR and several Beta frequencies
stimulating programs. The latter are rather monotoneous in the light
frequencies and all of them have only low frequencies acoustic sounds.
"Head side of a coin" protocols are mostly Alpha and Alpha/Theta
trainings. Instead of using the EEG we replace it by the goggles. We test
some programs individually with each client - SMR stimulation mostly works
with everybody. The hyperactive adults like our Alpha and Alpha/Theta
designs, children are calmed by SMR or Alpha frequencies.
In addition we apply suited meditation music - which may be vivid or calm
- and guided imagery.
Deduction of results:
Beside the intuitive and complex observations of the clients changing
behaviour we document systematically the review graphs of the brainmaster
software. In the beginning of the training these graphs often show chaotic
behaviour especially in the lower spectral bands. This is first of all due
to all the artifacts but in addition the brainwaves have large variances,
deviations from the mean amplitudes. We reduce the variance very
effectively by the period 2 light/sound stimulation adapted to the
momentaneous arousal state of the client. After an initial linear
stabilisation of the brainwave variances we observe a relapse in the
behaviour and in the graphs.
Sometimes it is difficult to motivate the child and its parents to
continue the training at this stage. Here we see what Val Brown calls the
non-linear behaviour of the CNS. It is very important to understand the
observed waveform - ups and downs - of the behaviour change and healing
Integrating Hypnosis &
D. Corydon Hammond
This practical workshop will focus on hypnotic techniques and suggestions,
and neurofeedback protocols for use in treating: depression, anxiety &
panic disorder, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities, insomnia, alcoholism
& substance abuse, IBS, headache & migraine, chronic fatigue &
fibromyalgia, PTSD, domestic violence, anger, and problems with gagging or
swallowing. Dr. Hammond is the Past President of the American Society of
Clinical Hypnosis, and current President of ISNR.
- Four hour Workshop:
Attention Deficit Disorder: One Day to Transformation
- By Thom Hartmann
- Learn techniques and exercises
that can change your life. Best-selling author Thom Hartmann presents
NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and other techniques that can
readily be picked up by professionals, adults and parents and /or
taught to children and adults with ADHD. Those with ADHD or helping
those with ADHD will learn to see their lives and the world around
them differently. A series of instructions will guide you through
transformational exercises to see, hear and feel your own past in a
new and empowering way. This workshop offers help at home, at school
and at work. You will leave with a new set of tools for understanding
communication, finding or repairing your relationships, and hunting
for success in the workplace and school. While this course is fun and
comfortable, with lots of room for personal interaction with Thom and
others in the group, it's also deeply important and transformational,
something to be undertaken with commitment to growth and learning
- 2 hr Workshop: Touching the
Power of Life: Waking up to Personal and Global Transformation
- Thom Hartmann
- As you heal, the world heals. A
recurring theme in Thom Hartmann's books, including The Prophet's
Way, Unequal Protection, and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight,
involves the ways our culture wounds and constrains our success,
both personally and in community. But there's a way out, a way to
touch that place within ourselves where our highest purpose and most
exciting powers rest—a place within ourselves where we can draw on
old and new states of joy, humor, confidence, and love to reach our
greatest potential. As we do this, we also touch a place where the
survival of humanity and the restoration of democracy may be found.
hour Workshop: ADHD Secrets of Success
this workshop Thom Hartmann will help those with ADHD and professionals
who work with them hunt for success in the workplace. A series of
instructions will guide you through transformational exercises to see,
hear and feel your own past behavior in a new and empowering way at
the right job and being a hunter within someone else’s company
& Entrepreneurship—building your own business
out your greatest enemy at work and how to overcome it
how to hunt for success your career
- Differential Diagnosis of
Brain Connectivity Status; considering correlation, coherence
William J. Hudspeth, Ph.D.
1266 Santa Ynez Avenue
Los Osos, CA - 93402
- Cerebral connectivity
problems (hyper- or hypo-) are often observed for extended periods
after a head injury. Therefore, there is a need to compare and
create quality qEEG measurements that index connectivity (i.e.,
correlation, coherence-phase, covariance and co-modulation)
profiles that clinicians can use for correlates with clinical
data. With such measurements, the individual clinician can
determine whether connectivities:
a.) are prevalent in their clients
b.) have clinical significance and
c.) have an effect on treatment efficacies
This workshop reviews most of the current methods that are used to
detect and describe cerebral connectivities based on qEEG
Different methods yield strikingly different solutions for the
very same EEG data files. These differences tell us exactly how to
improve the accuracy of connectivity measurements and their
This workshop will provide comparisons between different
connectivity measures on single case studies so that relative
merit and effectivness can be seen.
- ROSHI as a Diagnostic Tool -
a practical approach
Victoria L. Ibric, M.D., PhD, BCIAC
ROSHI/Brain-Link® was designed to be a meditation tool, but since
it's introduction in 1992, the new uses for ROSHI were widely
investigated and reported by us and other colleagues in the field of
Neurofeedback (Patton, Hammond, Baer, King, Ibric, Metter, Weiler,
etc.). Roshi/Brain-Link® is a powerful Neurofeedback (NF)
instrument due to its Neuroadaptive© modality, as well as a dynamic
The scope of this workshop is to introduce interested NF therapists
to the powerful aspect of the ROSHI instrument - it's use as a
The participants will learn how to interpret the default screen and
how to decide what training protocols should be followed. The
set-up, step by step will be presented. Many cases analyzed, also by
QEEG (quantitative EEG), will be discussed.
Keywords: Neuroadaptive© Neurofeedback, ROSHI/Brain-Link®, QEEG
- ROSHI and applications-
longitudinal case studies
Victoria L. Ibric, MD, PhD
ROSHI/ Brain-Link® has been developed by Charles Davis as a
meditation and peak performance tool. Starting to work with
patients who were looking to better their personal performance, I
run into pathological conditions that seem to diminish as the
training progressed. Thus, after 10 years of experience in
Neurofeedback (NF) training, I found ROSHI a very versatile
instrument and during the last 5 years of using it, I developed a
series of protocols, individually designed. Its applications seem
to be limitless. Previously we have presented or published (Ibric
& Davis, Ibric & Kaur, Ibric & McCourt, Ibric &
Hammond, Ibric) the positive results obtained using ROSHI system.
The applications varied from chronic pain to high blood pressure,
depression/ anxiety to sleep disorders, tremor to cognitive
dysfunctions such as, memory impairments due to aging or traumatic
brain injuries (TBI). The scope of this workshop is to introduce
the interested audience to the power of ROSHI using the
Neuroadaptive© modality in creating stable, long lasting changes
in patients who suffered of chronic pain, depression or have
sustained TBI. A part of the presentation will be dedicated to the
latest brain imaging studies of pain, presented at the 10th World
Conference in Pain, in San Diego, CA, in August 2002. It will be
emphasized the NF effectiveness in pain, since PAIN is clearly
interpreted and can be modulated by the BRAIN.
Keywords: Neuroadaptive© Neurofeedback, ROSHI Brain-Link®,
chronic pain, depression, traumatic brain injury
- SELLING NEUROFEEDBACK;
Developing A Successful ‘Gorilla Marketing’ Plan For Fun and
(4 hour workshop - review of the basics plus develop
individualized marketing plans)
Need to get a new practice started or enhance an existing one? You’ve
finished your training, bought equipment, attended conferences and
now you’re waiting for clients to storm the door. Neurofeedback
is a tricky sell. But help is on the way. The secret to selling
neurofeedback is not selling neurofeedback. So what do you sell?
This workshop covers the basic tools and principles of successful
“gorilla marketing” to get your practice into high gear while
keeping costs down. The development of a successful marketing plan
is broken down into easy-to-follow steps plus you’ll take home a
workshop manual. This comprehensive workshop includes “The
Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made in Marketing” – tools and tips of
effective gorilla tactics; samples of everything you’ll need,
such as media kits and press releases; print ads and informational
packets; sample business cards, promotional tools and brochures;
developing and maintaining mailing lists; yellow pages and
lecturing; initial client contact; budgeting; plus, finding and
using the “mommy underground” and other informal networks in
your community. It’s just not the theory of gorilla marketing.
Each participant will leave with a customized marketing plan that
can be used to get that old-fashioned, good-as-gold word-of-mouth
going right in your own hometown.
- THE BRAIN-BREATH CONNECTION: breathing chemistry and its
effects on physiology
- and behavior
- Two-hour workshop with Peter M. Litchfield, Ph.D. and Sandra
Reamer, MFA of
- Better Physiology Ltd., Boulder, Colorado USA
- (303) 402-6968 email@example.com
- Overbreathing is undoubtedly one of the most insidious and
dangerous physiological responses to stress, emotional
distress, difficult and/or complex tasks, and unfortunately to
the way in which we often meet professional and relationship
challenges in our daily lives. Overbreathing is a dangerous
behavior immediately triggering or exacerbating a wide variety
of serious emotional, perceptual, cognitive, attention,
behavioral, and physical deficits in human performance and
health. Overbreathing means bringing about carbon dioxide
(CO2) deficit in the blood (i.e., hypocapnia) through
excessive ventilation (increased "minute volume")
during rapid, deep, and/or dysrhythmic breathing, a condition
that may result in debilitating short-term and long-term
- complaints and symptoms. The slight shifts in CO2 chemistry
associated with overbreathing may cause physiological changes
such as hypoxia (oxygen deficit), cerebral vasoconstriction
(brain), coronary constriction (heart), blood and
extracellular alkalosis (increased pH), cerebral glucose
- (localized anemia), buffer depletion (bicarbonates),
bronchial constriction, gut constriction, calcium imbalance,
magnesium deficiency, and muscle fatigue, spasm (tetany), and
- The chemistry of breathing is a fundamental and system-wide
physiological context that sets the stage for neurobehavioral
competence, or its compromise. The potentially debilitating
combination of cerebral hypoxia and cerebral hypoglycemia,
resulting directly from deregulated breathing chemistry, may
lead to serious deficits in ability to attend, focus,
concentrate, imagine, rehearse the details of an action (e.g.,
golf swing), initiate challenging performance, engage in
complex tasks (e.g., public speaking), sleep, make decisions,
- perceptual motor-skills, parallel-process information,
problem solve, access relevant memory (e.g., test
performance), think, and communicate effectively.
- Overbreathing, as a response to challenging and
adverse circumstances, can result in loss of emotional
control, intensification of emotional states, and exacerbation
of debilitating stressful states of consciousness, e.g.,
apprehension, anxiety, anger, frustration, fear, panic,
stress, vulnerability, and feelings of low self-esteem. These
considerations, for example, have serious implications for the
assessment and management of attention deficit disorder, and
deserve serious consideration by most neurofeedback
- The workshop will present principles and applications
of monitoring and evaluating the chemistry and mechanics of
breathing, in the context of live demonstrations of the
effects of overbreathing on health and performance, including
EEG and heart rate variability (HRV). Profile assessments and
techniques for restoring adaptive breathing and
parasympathetic regulation based on breathing chemistry (CO2)
will be demonstrated, and resulting data interpreted and
- Effects of Overbreathing on Cerebral O2:
- Vasoconstrictive Effects
- Reduction of O2 Availability by 40 Percent
- (Red = most O2, dark blue = least O2)
- In this image, oxygen availability in the brain is reduced
by 40% as a result of about a minute of overbreathing
(hyperventilation). Not only is oxygen availability reduced,
but glucose critical to brain functioning is also markedly
reduced as a result of cerebral vasoconstriction.
- Adjunctive Therapeutic
Techniques for Enhancing Neurotherapy Success. This workshop
meets the 4 hour category "other therapeutic
techniques" requirement for BCIA EEG certification
- Presenter: Judith O. Lubar,
- Affiliation: Southeastern
Biofeedback and Neurobehavioral Institute
- This 4-hour workshop will
demonstrate in a step-by-step fashion how neurofeedback can be
enhanced by auxiliary techniques such as Ericksonian techniques,
visualization and relaxation techniques, autogenic training,
family therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy
techniques. A sample demonstration of these techniques with
willing participants will illustrate these methods while case
histories will describe how these techniques can be woven with
neurofeedback with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric
patients with many different comorbidities. Some of the
techniques that will be illustrated will include the use of
genograms, family sculpting, and change histories which is a
rapid way of changing one=s feelings. Samples of different
therapeutic stories that can be told to depressed or ADD
patients and the use of history taking and autogenic techniques
in a geriatric population with a variety of physiological
disorders will be presented.
USE OF MULTIPLE DATABASES, NEW EEG ARTIFACTING TECHNIQUES AND
LORETA ANALYSIS FOR NEUROFEEDBACK INTERVENTIONS
- PRESENTER—Joel F.
Lubar Ph.D. BCIA-EEG Professor, University of Tennessee
- Data base and QEEG driven
protocols for neurofeedback interventions has been shown to be a
very accurate means of maximizing the effectiveness of EEG
biofeedback (neurofeedback) for most clinical interventions
However the accuracy of the existing databases besides
establishing their own internal validity and sensitivity depend
upon very accurately artifacted and sufficiently long samples of
properly recorded raw EEG data. In this workshop I plan to
demonstrate the actual collection of 19+ channels of EEG using a
new portable system designed for Windows 2000, NT, XP. Remontaging
and precise artifact removal will be demonstrated and the output
compared with several commercially available databases. The
decision tree for neurofeedback intervention will be explained for
this example and further illustrated for a number of clinical
In this workshop I will cover linked ears, average reference,
Laplacian and other montages. The collected data will also be
analysed using the new Eureka 3 LORETA database and analysis
program and the results mapped on 2D and 3D realistic brain
images. This allows for display of activity at the bottom of the
brain and for medial views where the cingulate gyrus and other
paleocortical structures can be mapped. The implications of this
graphic and new imaging for neurofeedback will be illustrated.
- Learn About and Test Your
Own ESP or Remote Viewing Ability:
A Two-hour Workshop
- Edwin C. May, Ph.D. Laboratories
for Fundamental Research Palo Alto, CA.
& Cheryl A. Alexander, Ph.D.Life Quality Resources Raleigh,
- In 30 years of research, we
have developed methods of eliciting ESP from individuals who may
not previously have had the experience under laboratory
conditions. Join us for two hours of fun, information, and
testing. After a brief presentation, which includes a 10-minute
video of one of the most certified remote viewers in history
(Mr. Joseph W. McMoneagle), we will conduct a few group
remote-viewing trials where you can be the judge of your own
results. For those that score well or others with a strong
interest Cheryl and Ed will conduct one-on-one sessions. There
will be considerable time in a relaxed setting to answer
questions about ESP, the government program, possible
relationship to EEG, and potential mechanisms for ESP.
- Interhemispheric EEG
Training: Theory and Clinical Application
- By Sue Othmer
- Interhemispheric EEG training
offers a powerful new approach to stabilizing brain function and
improving communication between the hemispheres. Learn the latest
techniques for optimizing clinical results through adjustment of
reward and inhibit frequencies, and electrode placements to
address specific brain functions. We will also discuss exactly
what information we are feeding back to the brain and why this
might be a useful exercise at a surprisingly wide range of EEG
it’s all nonlinear dynamics? Now what? Further developments in
- Sig Othmer
outlines of the future of neurofeedback are becoming clear. We are
heading for a multipolar world in which a variety of techniques of
neuro-regulation will vie for the clinician’s fealty. It would
be nice to bring some order to this state of affairs, and to look
for a model in which all of these developments can be
accommodated. Such a model is nonlinear dynamics. We find,
however, that such a model does not connect well with what mental
health practitioners bring to the table, nor to what we understand
with respect to psychopathology. Moreover, such a model is very
permissive. It does not yield specific, narrow-gauge prescriptions
for brain self-regulation. Rather, it provides a basis for
understanding them all. Nevertheless, we will use the principles
of nonlinear dynamical systems to devise a generic approach to
neuro-regulation. Needed is an approach that preserves and builds
upon the best of current practice. However, it must be a strategy
that is readily accessible to the aspiring neurofeedback
practitioner and can serve as an easy path of entry.
- What Does Your Aura Reveal?
Scientific Analysis of the Human Aura
- Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.
- The energy field around the
human body, popularly called the human aura, can be visualized
using a new scientific instrument called the GDV (gas discharge
visualization) camera developed in Russia by Dr. K. Korotkov. The
aura is calculated from the electro-photographic emission of all
10 fingers revealing a pattern of subtle life energy or "qi"around
the body. Auras can be compared or analyzed using computer
software. Aura analysis can evaluate changes in our subtle energy
before and after we think, do, or experience anything. For
instance, we can measure how we react to our environment,
including people around us, at an energetic level, our response to
exercises, meditation, and various lifestyle habits.
- This workshop will introduce
you to this new aura-imaging technique using this remarkable
scientific instrument with real-time aura analysis of
participants. Each stop of aura analysis will be projected from
the computer screen onto a large screen in the room for all to
see. If time permits, we will do exercises or experiments on
moving qi and measure the auras of participants before and
afterwards to observe any differences.
- A Very Brief Biography of
Beverly Rubik (Oct 2002)
- Beverly Rubik, biophysicist
(Ph.D., 1979, University of California at Berkeley), is a leading
scientist internationally renowned for exploring the frontiers of
science and medicine. A former academic at San Francisco State
University (1979-1988) and Temple University (1988-1995), in 1996
Dr. Rubik founded a nonprofit corporation, the Institute for
Frontier Science, to conduct research on subtle energies and
energy medicine. She is author of over 50 papers and the book, Life
at the Edge of Science, and editor of another book, The
Interrelationship Between Mind and Matter. She serves on the
editorial board of several scholarly journals of alternative and
complementary medicine, including the Journal of Alternative
and Complementary Medicine. She was a member of the Advisory
Council at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Office of
Alternative Medicine (1992-1999), and chaired the NIH panel on
bioelectromagnetics. Presently she is Project Director of
one of three projects on biofield therapies funded by the NIH at
the Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science at Institute
for Frontier Science in a consortium with University of Arizona.
She is also a core faculty member at the Graduate College of Union
Institute and University in Cincinnati. Dr. Rubik is also a
popular speaker to various organizations and conferences
- Clinical Tips and Pitfalls
- Steve Sideroff
The workshop leaders will share training tips and enhancements that
you, as a clinician, can bring to the feedback loop. They will also
focus on the pitfalls and landmines that can come from the
undervaluing of transference and countertransference in the
- 1. What is Transference and
countertransference and how can it affect the treatment process?
- A. Clients enter the
therapeutic situation with an array of expectations that are
projected onto the therapist. The therapist's behavior can trigger
unconscious feelings, including hostility, or resentment held toward
past relationships. This can result in passive aggressive behavior,
noncompliance or patient may turn the feelings inward and thus
sabotage the process. How does this work?
B. How can this dynamic be used to facilitate the neurofeedback
2. Paying attention to the nonverbal cues of the patient.
Feelings are frequently kept below the surface, with the patient
being unaware that they exist. At times these emotions will
show up as unconscious behaviors, such as a smirk. At times they may
report positive changes to try to please the therapist
"authority figure", or refuse to notice or report change
to avoid pleasing the therapist. The workshop will address how to
notice and work with the signals from the client to facilitate the
- Audio-visual entrainment -
How it works, Studies and Clinical Applications -
- Dave Siever
- Since the discovery of photic
driving by Adrian and Matthews in 1934, much has been discovered
about the benefits of brainwave entrainment (BWE) or audio visual
entrainment (AVE) as it is commonly known today. The first clinical
applications of AVE 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 (Kroger and
Schneider). AVE affects cerebral blood flow, neurotransmitters and
brainwave activity. Research on AVE's effectiveness in promoting
relaxation, cognition and hypnotic induction, treating ADD, PMS,
SAD, migraine headache, chronic pain, anxiety, depression and
hypertension is now available. This workshop will review the
research in detail, including the most recent studies. What occurs
during and from an AVE experience in both physiological and
psychological terms will be explained. We will also examine the
physiological and psychological rules surrounding AVE which are
necessary to make it an effective and enjoyable experience.
Techniques and clinical results of merging these technologies will
be presented, including pre-post brain maps on the Skil database.
The Science of Audio?visual
Entrainment for Improving Mental Function and its
Effectiveness for Improving Cognition in Seniors ?
Tom Budzynski & Dave Siever
Audio?visual entrainment (AVE) is a process of applying pulsed
lights and tones to the senses at frequencies coincident with
specific brain wave frequencies. AVE produces striking effects on
the nervous system and the mind. In particular cerebral blood flow
declines with age and brain function falls as well. AVE produces
striking increases in cerebral blood flow. Arousal (just how alert
one is) is also of concern in mental function. AVE allows the
modulation of alertness, both able to relax anxiety and end
lethargy. Research on AVE with a normal group, case studies of
various disorders treated with AVE, and new Results of a large ARCD
study with elderly subjects from two seniors homes showing
improvements in cognitive function as shown on the Microcog, will be
presented. Case studies involving the treatment of issues prelevent
to seniors will be shown. Time: 2 Hours
- QEEG and
Neurotherapy in the New Millennium
- This workshop
provides an objective examination of QEEG and Neurotherapy from the
perspective of a new century, and the knowledge gained through basic
physiological science and with the development of advanced EEG
assessment tools in recent years.
It will address the origins of the EEG, what it tells us
about the status of brain systems, how to properly evaluate
topographic data, and how to use this information, together with
basic learning principles, to effectively apply the method of
neurofeedback. The workshop will also examine the validity of
current concepts and applications in this field.
The focus will be on empirical evidence and on the needs and
possibilities of the future.
- THE QUICK-Q RAPID
- PAUL G. SWINGLE
The QUICK-Q is a very efficient, rapid 5-site assessment procedure
that markedly facilitates neurotherapeutic treatment
of many disorders. The QUICK-Q can be administered, scored and presented to the
client in well under
the 50 minute hour. Often
clients can receive a preliminary treatment in the same session
but they always leave with the belief that neurotherapy is a
no-nonsense, highly specific method of treatment.
Many clients will receive a full QEEG later in the
treatment process. However,
many will not require, nor request, the full QEEG because the
QUICK-Q provided all the required information to guide treatment
for rapid remediation of their
complaints. Of course, clients presenting with stroke, traumatic brain
injury, or other neurological disorders are usually assessed with
full QEEG at the initial intake session.
In addition to reviewing
the QUICK-Q, efficient
neurotherapeutic treatment strategies and effective adjunctive
treatments based on the assessment will be presented.
- Teaching Meditation
- Richard Soutar
- The Tibetan Buddhist doctrine
of dependent origination reflects a fundamental perspective in both
Buddhism and eastern thought in general which has close correlations
with many emerging theories in modern psychology.
The concept of attachment, which is central to this doctrine,
its implications, and the consequences of reducing it can be
interpreted in modern psychological terms which may enhance our
understanding of mental disorder and its resolution.
This interpretive exercise suggests what may be an effective
model to employ in a clinical setting.
The operationalization of such a perspective has resulted in
our clinical experience in very positive outcomes.
The clinical use of cognitive framing procedures,
neurofeedback, and meditative techniques will be reviewed through
measures such as Beck Inventories, qEEG, and LORETA.
- The Doctrine of Dependant
Origination focuses on
the interconnectedness of all phenomena. The phenomenal universe is seen as a continuous interdependent
field of events which are causally related.
All objects are seen as processes within that field.
It is proposed that those processes are objectified or
reified due to distortions in the human sensory processing system.
The sense of independent self is understood to also be
a consequence of that distortion (Although the sense of independent
self is an important vehicle for social interaction it is also a
source of suffering when not employed appropriately). This reification of categories, including self and
other, derived from the perceptual and cognitive process emerge as a
consequence of conditioning based on attachment and aversion.
It is this conditioning that generates the distortions in
is the process whereby we develop deep emotional attractions to
objects and events. Aversion
is the reverse process. Through
experience in our Lifeworld mediated by our sensory system we
develop complex patterns of habitual behavior, both mental and
physical, which progressively engage our entire biological system in
an intensity of relationship which amplifies the sense of self
and other to a delusional level. This intensity of relationship is identification.
At the same time we also develop an ability to manipulate the
environment and incorporate our preference system of attachments
and aversions into these interactions.
Suffering is seen as directly correlated with the
intensity of delusional engagement with the field.
The intensity of engagement amplifies the attachments
and aversions, sometimes to the point of overwhelming the
nervous system and resulting in disease and death.
- The key process through which
the activities of attachment and aversion are
transcended is meditation
and insight. Rather
than focus on specific beliefs and attempting to alter them
(transformation), the meditational process focuses on diminishing
the root problem of overidentification with attachments and
aversions in general (transcendence).
While resting in a special hypometabolic state, individuals
observe what is taking place in their short term memory networks and
their associated emotional responses. Progressively they become more aware of their background
habitual neural processing, which is often below their threshold of
awareness and triggering the emotional valencing activities
sustaining the identification process, while in this hypometabolic
state and resulting in the emergence of new inhibitory networks
surrounding these habitual preconscious processing patterns.
A form of global systematic desensitization appears to occur.
The brain becomes progressively engaged in alpha frequencies
of a highly coherent nature. This
at first normalizes the EEG distribution and enhances it. Over time,
individuals establish a constant state of flow which
generalizes to their everyday experience.
Spontaneous moments of flow also allow for higher
levels of neural processing resulting in insights into the nature of
their Lifeworld and their Lifestory.
These insights help them re-evaluate their social
interactions resulting in higher levels of congruence and boundary
clarification as well as increasing social accuracy.
This increase in social accuracy further allows them
greater access to social resources and enhances their self-esteem
- Utilizing neurofeedback
combined with Relaxation Response techniques we can train
westerners with the objective technologies they are familiar with,
and which they perhaps require,
to obtain feedback that provides rapidly acquired proficiency in
meditational skills. In
our clinic we have found that individuals with severe disorders
often normalize their EEG distribution more effectively and more
rapidly when their therapy is combined with meditational training
than with neurofeedback, entrainment, biofeedback, and medication
alone. This process
appears to increase the intensity and frequency of their insights
into their problems as well as accelerate positive changes in
HELPING AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS
M. Thompson, M.D., L. Thompson, Ph.D.
spectrum disorders have core symptoms “characterized by the triad
of impairments of social interaction, communication, and imagination
associated with a narrow range of repetitive activities.” (Wing,
2001, p. xiv). Relevant DSM-IV diagnostic codes are Pervasive
Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Delayed
language is not characteristic of AS. They want to have social
interactions but lack the social graces to do it appropriately. They
often present like little professors with extensive knowledge in
their area of interest. Symptoms overlap with Attention Deficit
- Incidence is
on the rise and currently 1 child in 150 is affected. Brain
differences include: smaller cells in the limbic system (Bauman,
2001); larger brains due to more growth in grey and white matter
during the first three years of life (Courchesne, 2001); fewer
Purkinje cells in the cerebellum (Courchesne, 2001); different
activation of the fusiform gyrus for facial recognition (Pierce,
2001); abnormal interaction between frontal and parietal brain areas
(Pavlakis, 2001). EEG
brain maps show less activation in the areas of the right hemisphere
that process emotional information (unpublished data from Gunkleman).
- The charts
for over 50 clients with autistic spectrum disorders, age five to
fifty-one, are being reviewed to check EEG patterns and to determine
if these clients have benefited from neurofeedback training.
Information includes EEG assessments, medication status, parent
questionnaires, clinical observations, IQ testing, continuous
performance tests and academic measures.
Full testing was not possible with all clients but minutes of
EEG data was always obtained at intake (CZ placement, eyes open),
artifacted and analyzed using Lubar’s protocol with the Autogen
A620. Training parameters were based on client’s symptom picture,
EEG pattern, and knowledge of cortical functions. The most frequent
intervention was to decrease the client’s dominant slow wave
frequencies while enhancing 13-15 Hz activity with placement at Cz
or C4 referenced to the right or the left ear respectively. When
full cap assessments showed excessive slow wave activity at other
locations (P4, T6, FZ, F3, Fp1) these sites were also used. Coaching
in metacognitive strategies was done as appropriate for academic
- EEG patterns
resembled ADD patterns but amplitudes tended to be more extreme.
Excess slow wave activity in either the delta through theta range or
excess alpha activity were found. Peaks at 7 Hz.
had the morphology of pediatric alpha. Full cap assessments
showed slowing (excessive low alpha, 8 to 10 Hz.) in the right
parietal region (P4) and some slowing at T6.
There was high amplitude theta at FP1, F3, Fz and Cz.
There were also differences in coherence and comodulation.
training (sometimes more than 100 sessions) consistently produced a
decrease in theta/beta ratio with the clearest change being an
increase in SMR. IQ
increases of about 10 points were found. TOVA data were
inconsistent: autistic children could not complete the test and
Asperger’s children often scored well even prior to training.
Parents noted improved social interactions: children went from
having no friends to initiating and maintaining some peer
friendships. The largest improvements were in those who received
> 80 sessions. Autistic clients were all difficult to work with.
Those with AS were easy to work with once they knew the routines.
differences observed in autistic spectrum disorders provid a
rationale for using neurofeedback. Excess slow wave activity
corresponds to being more in their own world;
low SMR is
consistent with fidgety and impulsive behaviour and also with the
tactile sensitivity exhibited by many; high left prefrontal and
frontal slow wave activity is consistent with lack of appropriate
inhibition; high slow wave activity in right parietal-temporal area
is consistent with inability to interpret social cues and emotions.
Improved social interaction found in conjunction with EEG shifts
makes sense: more activation means more alert to the outside world
and thus better able to benefit from socialization efforts. The
positive results support neurofeedback as an intervention in
autistic spectrum disorders, particularly Asperger’s syndrome.
Further research could build on these observational data.
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(2001) The Autistic Spectrum. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
- The workshop
table of contents could be as follows:
AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERs
NFB is an important intervention for these disorders.
We have treated > 50 cases with NFB
all demonstrated EEG differences from normal
all have demonstrated remarkable changes in their ability to
if there were a drug that had these results,
every hospital and every Doctor would know about it.
What Are Autistic Spectrum Disorders?
Dx Categories: PDD
Brain Differences (Imaging & EEG)
Recent Estimates (increased)
Correspondence with MMR Vaccination
> 50 cases ages 5 to 51)
Working with the Autistic Spectrum Child
Case Examples to Discuss Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome.
Severe: J. B., age 13
- 7 year follow-up
Severe: J. C., age 28
Moderate: M. B., age 8 full
Severe: T. T., age 10
- 4 year follow-through
Moderate Asperger's: P. K., age 20 - 2 year follow-up
Moderate Asperger's: P. G., age 51 - 3 Year follow- up
- iv. Mild
Asperger's B. H., age 21 - 1year follow-through
Overview of Results
- THE BCIA PREP COURSE
- Lynda and Michael Thompson
- NOTE: Most people who attend this course
will NOT be writing the BCIA exam at this time.
- This review is for anyone interested in
surveying the basic knowledge in our field. It is of special
interest to those wanting to become certified at some point in the
future though it is by no means confined to BCIA candidates.
- The goal of the course is to present
advanced fundamentals that are used in the practice of Neurofeedback
and Biofeedback that are required for the BCIA examination. It is a
fairly detailed review of the field and includes:
- Part 1 will briefly give a definition
and description of biofeedback and neurofeedback and their
relationship to learning theory. This will be followed by a short
review of the origin of the electroencephalogram (EEG),
- how it is measured (instrumentation),
EEG band widths and their relationship to mental states and normal
and abnormal waveforms that may be observed during assessment. An
overview will be given of neuroanatomical structures which are
related to our work with the EEG.
- Part 2 will emphasize the basics of
neurofeedback assessment: electrode placement, artifacting, and
interpretation, doing assessments with 1 and 2 channel instruments
and a brief overview of how a 19 channel instrument may then provide
further information which can influence treatment decisions.
- Part 3 will describe neurofeedback
intervention fundamentals: electrode placement, bandwidths used, and
combining neurofeedback with biofeedback and cognitive strategies.
The principle example used will be attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
with brief mention of other applications of neurofeedback (plus
biofeedback) to other problems, such as learning disabilities,
seizure disorders, depression, anxiety.
- PART I: OVERVIEW OF BIOFEEDBACK
- Section I Overview of Biofeedback,
Neurofeedback and Learning
- Section II Physiological Basis of the
- Section III The EEG: Frequencies, Normal
& Abnormal Waveforms
- Section IV Measuring The EEG:
Instruments & Electronics
- Section V Brief Neuroanatomy,
- PART II: ASSESSMENT
- Section VI The Fundamentals Of
Assessment Using the EEG -Types of
- Assessment, Electrode Placement,
- Section VII The Basics Of Assessment:
ANS Variables, EMG
- PART III: INTERVENTION
- Section VIII Fundamentals of
Intervention: Choice of Electrode Placement,
- Channels, Bandwidths, Combining NFB +
BFB + Strategies
- Section IX Adjunctive Techniques (Basic
- Section X Conditions Appropriate for
- Section XI Brief Overview of Statistics
and Research Design
- Section XII Ethical Considerations
Hemoencephalography (HEG) Workshop
CLINICAL HEG WORKSHOP presents the necessary background and hands on
experience to begin using HEG in the clinic. This includes:
A Powerpoint presentation of:
and advantages of HEG neurofeedback
theory of lighting the brain
of brain areas in need of training
of headband to access intended brain area
to recognize good signals
to do with dark colored hair interference
and encouragement of clients
of movies to maintain client interest
of client fatigue
of rest periods
The simplicity and advantages of HEG neurofeedback
How to locate relevant trainable brain areas
How to use objective tests to assess progress in alleviating brain
attendee will learn (1) To identify brain areas in need of training,
(2) To verify area selection via objective tests (3) To objectively
assess progress of clients. (4) To select proper instrument settings
for client conditions. (5) To help the client use trained gains
biographical sketch of
Angeles CA 90048
Research Institute – President 1969 to present
Universith of Illinois 1945
Union University 1977
Sigma Xi Research Honorary Society University of Illinois 1939
Sc.D. Honorary advanced degree, Union University 1977
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honorary Society University of Illinois
Director Biofeedback Society of California 1974
Toomim is the inventor of HEG and has been researching the field of
applied neurophysiology since 1994.
His research is focused on both clinical applications and the
physiological basis for HEG
He is a constant contributor of papers for Neurofeedback
Building Your Dream Practice
Peter Van Deusen
Many practitioners are concerned
with marketing and client volume for their practices but end up with a
workload that does not fulfill them. This is the result of a failure to
treat the practice as a business. Simply spending money to advertise,
speaking to groups, writing columns or newsletters or a variety of other
common techniques will not have the desired effect if these efforts are
not based on a vision of the ideal practice and a specific plan to
achieve it. The presenter has served as CEO of a number of hospitals in
turnaround situations, built and managed a multi-center neurofeedback
practice in Atlanta for a decade and currently operates a successful
business providing training to practitioners interested in providing
neurofeedback services around the country and internationally. He will
present and guide participants through a detailed process of envisioning
and planning the practice of their dreams. Participants also qualify for
membership in the PracticeBuilder listserve, where they will have access
to colleagues, their successes and learning experiences.
Whole Brain EEG Assessment Without
Peter Van Deusen
This 16-hour hands-on workshop
will combine a detailed presentation of a conceptual model of training
based on five neural systems (Tone, Balance, Filtering, Processing and
Switching), including review of their EEG presentations, symptom
constellations, underlying systemic causes and training objectives. It
will present Excel worksheets and macros that automate the process and
demonstrate the use of Brainmaster software and hardware to gather the
data. During the second day, participants will have the opportunity to
practice the process using Mini-Q equipment on the BrainMaster platform.
- Pocket Neurobics / A-2 EEG
George Von Hilsheimer
- Australian Bruce McMillan has
designed and produced the Pocket Neurobic/ A-2 EEG , a sophisticated
handheld EEG biofeedback instrument fully capable of being used in a
mental health clinic. George von Hilsheimer was impressed with the
device at the 2002 Miami Beach Future Health Meeting and obtained
two for extensive testing. He has written a manual for the user who
is not technically trained and who has limited experience using
similar devices. George will demonstrate the instrument, and review
its use with severely ill patients like the four he discusses in the
Plenary Session. George ran HUMANITAS SYSTEMS which made biofeedback
instruments in the 60s.
Awakening the Mind: Mastering the
Power of Your Brainwaves
each person lies a wealth of knowledge, capabilities, and power rarely
transmitted to the conscious mind. Brainwave training combined with
meditation can help develop these deeper resources, allowing access to
greater creativity, deeper understanding of the inner self, and
increased spiritual awareness. Your state of consciousness, and
therefore your brainwave pattern, is affected in different ways by
different methods of meditation and consciousness training.
Working with both the state and the content of
consciousness, this largely experiential workshop will teach you about
the components of the Awakened Mind brainwave pattern. While working to develop the meditation brainwave pattern, we
will cover the theory and experience of the different Awakened Mind
aspects: relaxation, beta mastery, alpha development, and theta access.
We will also address the importance of adding low frequency beta back to
the brainwaves of meditation to facilitate true awakening, We will speak
briefly about the two different methods of using “content” to add
beta to the meditation pattern to enhance the flow of information
between the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind, one drawing
material from the subconscious to the conscious mind and the other
taking material from the conscious down into the subconscious.
- The Way of Neurofeedback
& The Science of Kriya Yoga
- by A. Martin Wuttke
- Neurofeedback can be used as a
tool to facilitate spiritual growth and the awakening process. In
this sense it can be considered as a hi-tech Œway¹ or Œpath¹ to
the ultimate aim of life. Kriya Yoga* is a practical system of
philosophy and psycho-physiologic techniques intended to
gradually remove all obstacles from the individual so that
Self-realization can be attained. Through the understanding of the
process of unfoldment of an individuals awareness, these two
distinct but complimentary modalities can accelerate this process.
- Martin Wuttke has been a
student, practitioner and teacher in the Kriya Yoga tradition for
over twenty years. From 1986 through 1995 he designed and directed
one of the largest clinical Neurofeedback programs for an inpatient
psychiatric hospital treating adults and adolescents for addiction,
depression, eating disorders, D.I.D., chronic pain and ADHD. In this
presentation Mr. Wuttke will share the science of Self-realization
based upon 20 years of experience with the application and
integration of Neurofeedback with the methods of this ancient
- "I believe Marty is on
the cutting edge of the movement to utilize technology to amplify
Self-referral. . . he is ideally suited to maximize the benefits of
biofeedback, while never forgetting that people are in essence
- Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD
- * The Kriya Yoga techniques are
systematically designed to calm and relax the body, withdraw the
senses from their objects, redirect the normally outflowing life
energes, attain one pointed concentration, and finally to experience
the transcendental state. Many of the preliminary techniques are
those that enabled the yogis to demonstrate supernormal control over
their minds and bodies.