In the decade since Jim Robbins’s A Symphony in the Brain was first published, the control of our bodies, brains, and minds has taken remarkable leaps. From neurofeedback with functional magnetic resonance imaging equipment to the use of radio waves, to biofeedback of the heart and breath, and coverage of biofeedback by health insurance plans, the numerous advances have driven the need for a revised edition to this groundbreaking book that traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of biofeedback.
Discovered by a small corps of research scientists, this alternative treatment allows a patient to see real-time measurements of their bodily processes. Its advocates claim biofeedback can treat epilepsy, autism, attention deficit disorder, substance dependency, and depression with no drugs or side effects; bring patients out of vegetative states, even improve golf scores or an opera singer’s voice. But biofeedback has faced battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world despite positive signs that it could revolutionize the way an incredibly diverse range of medical and psychological problems are treated.
Offering a wealth of powerful case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and dramatic personal accounts, Robbins remarkable history develops our understanding of this important field.
A guide to neurofeedback for better physical and mental health as well as greater emotional balance, cognitive agility, and creativity
• Provides easy-to-understand explanations of different neurofeedback methods–from the LENS technique to Z-score training
• Explains the benefits of this therapy for anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, brain injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and many other ailments
• Explores how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises such as Open Focus
What is neurofeedback? How does it work? And how can it help me or my family?
In this guide to neurofeedback, psychologist and neurofeedback clinician Stephen Larsen examines the countless benefits of neurofeedback for diagnosing and treating many of the most debilitating and now pervasive psychological and neurological ailments, including autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stroke, brain injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Surveying the work of neurofeedback pioneers, Larsen explains the techniques and advantages of different neurofeedback methods–from the LENS technique and HEG to Z-score training and Slow Cortical Potentials. He reveals evidence of neuroplasticity–the brain’s ability to grow new neurons—and shows how neurofeedback can nourish the aging brain and help treat degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and strokes. Examining the different types of brain waves, he shows how to recognize our own dominant brainwave range and thus learn to exercise control over our mental states. He explains how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises such as Open Focus. Sharing successful and almost miraculous case studies of neurofeedback patients from a broad range of backgrounds, including veterans and neglected children, this book shows how we can nurture our intimate relationship with the brain, improving emotional, cognitive, and creative flexibility as well as mental health.
A groundbreaking book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer—Childhood Disruptedalso explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them.
Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents’ chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical “fingerprints” on our brains.
When we as children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, excessive stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering our body chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting our stress response to “high,” which in turn can have a devastating impact on our mental and physical health.
Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking in its research, inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology—and help your loved ones find ways to heal.
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven form of brain-wave feedback that trains the child’s brain to overcome slow brain-wave activity, and increase and maintain its speed permanently. Neurofeedback is quick, noninvasive, and cost effective. In fact, 80 percent of the time, neurofeedback is effective without any of the side effects associated with drugs commonly used for such childhood disorders as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, sleep disorders, and emotional problems.
Healing Young Brains examines each disorder separately and explains in lay terms:
* The manifestation of the disorder
* The diagnosis
* The rationale for treating the disorder with brain-wave training
Healing Young Brains is parents’ guide to all they need to know about treating their children with neurofeedback as an alternative to drugs.
Working with the circuitry of the brain to restore emotional health and well-being.
Neurofeedback, a type of “brain training” that allows us to see and change the patterns of our brain, has existed for over 40 years with applications as wide-ranging as the treatment of epilepsy, migraines, and chronic pain to performance enhancement in sports.
Today, leading brain researchers and clinicians, interested in what the brain can tell us about mental health and well being, are also taking notice. Indeed, the brain’s circuitry – its very frequencies and rhythmic oscillations – reveals much about its role in our emotional stability and resilience. Neurofeedback allows clinicians to guide their, clients as they learn to transform brain-wave patterns, providing a new window into how we view and treat mental illness.
In this cutting-edge audiobook, experienced clinician Sebern Fisher keenly demonstrates neurofeedback’s profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, otherwise known as developmental trauma.
When an attachment rupture occurs between a child and her or his primary caregiver, a tangle of complicated symptoms can set in: severe emotional dysregulation, chronic dissociation, self-destructive behaviors, social isolation, rage, and fear. Until now, few reliable therapies existed to combat developmental trauma. But as the author so eloquently presents in this audiobook, by focusing on a client’s brain-wave patterns and “training” them to operate at different frequencies, the rhythms of the brain, body, and mind are normalized, attention stabilizes, fear subsides, and, with persistent, dedicated training, regulation sets in.
A mix of fundamental theory and nuts-and-bolts practice, the audiobook delivers a carefully articulated and accessible look at the mind and brain in developmental trauma, what a “trauma identity” looks like, and how neurofeedback can be used to retrain the brain, thereby fostering a healthier, more stable state of mind. Essential clinical skills are also fully covered, including how to introduce the idea of neurofeedback to clients, how to combine it with traditional psychotherapy, and how to perform assessments.
In his foreword to the audiobook, internationally recognized trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MD, praises Fisher as “an immensely experienced neurofeedback practitioner [and] the right person to teach us how to integrate it into clinical practice.” Filled with illuminating client stories, powerful clinical insights, and plenty of clinical “how to,” she accomplishes just that, offering listeners a compelling look at exactly how this innovative model can be used to engage the brain to find peace and to heal.
Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) is direct training of the brain, by which it learns to function more efficiently. Research has shown that neurofeedback, a gentle, gradual learning process, moves your child’s brain to higher levels of optimal functioning and is especially effective for children diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome and Learning Disorders, among others.
In our book, Autism, ADHD & Neurofeedback: 6 Powerful Strategies to Increase Your Child’s Peak Performance we share with you:
~ How neurofeedback works and how it helps brain function ~ The specific problems that can be helped by neurofeedback ~ Who can realize the most benefit from neurofeedback ~ What you can expect for your child and your family
A diagnosis of Autism, ADD/ADHD or Learning difficulties in general is a challenge for any family. There are certain inherent stressors that accompany the disorders above. If you’re finding that your family difficulties are causing negative patterns and family stress that’s spiraling downhill, there is hope. Our book will help you now.
Optimize your brain with revolutionary technology! Are you sick and tired of all the ways your body is suffering from the side effects of medications? Do you feel that the medications are not working anymore? Did you know that your brain can rewire itself to attain balance, calm, and longevity? We have all had difficulties either maintaining sleep or coping with stress. When dealing with challenging situations in our lives, it can have an immense toll on our brains. This impact causes us to reach out for help and search for the “easy fix.” Pharmaceutical companies take advantage of this moment and immediately throw medication at the problem.But what if there was a way to strengthen our brain health without exposing ourselves to the harmful effects of psychotropic medications?Neurofeedback is an evidence-based, integrative, scientific approach that strengthens the brain so it can self-regulate its electrical output. In order for the brain to perform at optimal levels, it needs healthy amounts of fast-moving and slow-moving brain waves. Neurofeedback works to change the electrical activity of the brain through the science of Operant Conditioning.This book will guide you through Dr. Divya Kakaiya’s journey of discovering and implementing neurofeedback into her practice. It will give you hope that integrative healing is possible.Dr. Divya Kakaiya, a Psychologist and Neuroscientist, is the founder of Healthy Within. She was introduced to the power of neurofeedback through personal experience and has a proven track record of success with hundreds of clients at Healthy Within.In this book you will learn:· the difference between brain and mind· about the structural and chemical makeup of the brain· how implementing neurofeedback can benefit your brain health· how sleep, food, exercise, etc. can help your brain thrive!·
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