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Winter Brain 2003 Abstracts

Neurofeedback:  Self-Awareness / Self-Regulation Training: Transcending the Illness Treatment Model
 John Anderson
The 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.
However, 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.
This 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  This field is much too revolutionary to be constrained by outdated forms.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.
20 Minutes talk Friday, Jan 24, Friday Evening
Heart Disease: Integrated Approach
Naras Bhat
Coronary artery disease is not just a “pump and pipes” problem to be fixed by wonder drugs and technical wizardy. Dynamic biobehavioral factors determine the cardiac events including heart attacks. Holistic cardiology treats the illness behavior in addition to the anatomic heart. The tripod of heart disease has the plumbing blockage, chemical factors, and emotional imbalance. The integrated approach approach includes a clear focus on stress, anger, depression, and isolation. The speaker will elaborate on specific goals and tools to reverse heart disease as practiced in his heart disease reversal clinic.

Two hour workshop: Jan 25, Saturday
Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease with Biofeedback and Related Modalities.
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 emotional imbalance.
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.

Course Description
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 prescription.

Statement of Objectives
1. What is the new model of treating heart disease?
2. Can I develop a cardiac rehabilitation program in my biofeedback office?
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 program?

Attendee description
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 required.

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 patients.
2. Emotional rehabilitation of heart patient starts with anger control. Anger control is easy to teach using the biofeedback of heart rate variability.
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".

Course outline
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 imbalance.
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 activity.
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 explained.


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.

Plenary:Energy Healing: Fact, Fantasy or Fantastic?
Susan Cheshire Brown Ph.D.
 This presentation presents an over-view of research into the fascinating world of Energy Healing. The now impressive array of controlled research studies addressing the definition of healing, whether it works and how will be presented in an attempt to answer some of these questions:· Is there an adequate body of quality research into Energy healing?· What kinds of studies/approaches have been utilized to date?· Does the preponderance of literature support its efficacy or not?· What, if any, are the implications for the practice of neurofeedback?The material in this brief presentation will be developed more fully and practically in the accompanying workshop “Technician to Healer: Energy Healing Wisdom for the Neurofeedback Practitioner”
Workshop: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 mind.
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 areas!

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.

In-Depth Data Analysis and Clinical Consultation 4 Hr

Valdeane Brown

This workshop will present a number of case studies that will demonstrate interesting responses to neurofeedback. Cases will include Eyes Open alpha, depression, immune suppression, and spiritual transformation among others.

A variety of JTFA techniques will be used to illustrate the effects of training. Detailed descriptions of client response to training will also be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own cases as well, in order to derive maximal benefit from this opportunity to understand the use of non-linear, dynamical control procedures and their relevance to clinical neurofeedback.


Panel:  Non-Linear, Dynamical and Other Advanced Visualization Techniques in EEG: Gabor and Adaptive Transforms

Valdeane Brown & Karl Pribram

Non-Linear, Dynamical Control Theory represents the cutting edge in many fields, including applied Neuroscience.  This panel will present leading concepts in this field of application, including the latest research into the use of “Anti-Control of Chaos”, “Synchronization Through Chaos” and sophisticated data analysis techniques including Gabor and other Joint Time-Frequency Transformations to more accurately visualize emergent and off-line EEG patterns.

As the field of Neurofeedback continues to progress, it is incumbent upon us to continue to deepen our comprehension and appreciation of advances in digital signal processing and how these will affect what we see, what we do and how we understand the process of promoting transformation. Traditional time-based and frequency-based analyses have formed the essential foundation of our field; however, a whole new array of advanced analytic techniques have begun to emerge over the last decade: including, non-linear, dynamical techniques, Joint Time-Frequency Analyses and Wavelets.

Gabor and Adaptive Transforms have been an important basis of these new approaches and will be used to demonstrate aspects of EEG data that are difficult or impossible to see using other techniques. Non-linear, dynamical approaches offer another diferent perspective, allowing us to see how the overall functioning of the CNS has been "attracted" or over-controlled, so that its intrinsic healthy "chaos" is diminished. We can also use these techniques to visualize the process of anti-control of chaos and, thereby, releasing the CNS to restore its own intrinsic healing powers through renormalization. Several different visualization technques and their underlying rationale will be explored.

NeuroCare Pro Panel

S. Brown, V. Brown, and ????

NeuroCare Pro represents a revolution in applied neurofeedback.  Capable of performing virtually every form of neurofeedback, it also involves comprehensive, real-time targeting and non-linear, dynamical analyses not available on any other systems.  This includes Return Maps, box targets, Mean of the Median (MoM) as well as up to 17 concurrent targets.  The offline analysis capabilities of NeuroCare Pro are also unsurpassed and innovative, and are based on sophisticated Joint Time-Frequency Analysis and other more usual techniques.

This panel will discuss some of the work that is being done with this remarkable system.  Presentations will explore clinical utility, analytic processes, and operational issues.  Come to hear about the most comprehensive, nuanced and easiest to use system around.


Workshop 4 hours

 Cutting Edge Approaches to Targeting in Neurofeedback: Comprehensive Box Targeting, Comprehensive Lines, Complex-Adaptive Procedures, and Targeting Based On Mind-Body Energetics.

Valdeane Brown

 Traditional 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 workshop.


Plenary Presentation:

Approaching Neurofeedback As An Applied Non-Duality Practice: Engaged Compassion And Absolute Bodhicitta As The Foundation Of Transformation

V. Brown

 Many different theoretical and practical approaches to NF have been presented.  Many practitioners rely on some variation of basic Learning Theory or Operant Conditioning as their fundamental framework.  Others consider that a “Coaching” or “Participant Observation” model if more useful and appropriate.  Others understand NF to a form of quasi or actually medical intervention for the direct treatment of various disorders.  There are profound limitations and problems with each of these approaches.

 An alternative view is to recognize that this cutting edge technology is simply the latest and most comprehensive implementation of ancient approaches to personal transformation.  Even here differing theories and preferences abound.  Some believe that complex theories of Self and self-transcendence or intricate cartographies of consciousness and expanded states of awareness are essential.  However, there are a number of perils that can be found in those path as well.

 This presentation takes a different, more fundamental approach: viz, that NF is simply the clearest expression of ancient non-duality practices.  This means that the concepts of Engaged Compassion and Absolute Bodhicitta are foundational for the “best practice” of NF.  The implication of this view are profound and involve the possibility – even necessity – of ongoing engagement and personal transformation on the part of the practitioner as well as the “client” as well as an increasing simplification of the actual task(s) in NF, while the technology itself becomes increasingly complex in operation but even simpler in how it is operated.

 The setting for this increased elegance of applied NF will be demonstrated in NeuroCare Pro, but the ideas are foundational and inform every form of NF, regardless of the particular system, approach or technology used.



Without reference databases, is it possible to know what is normal? Most definitely!
 Thomas S. Brownback
This thirty minute presentation will explore the fascinating concepts of how to interpret and evaluate the normalcy of QEEG brainmaps and session training data. Participants will learn how to interpret single hertz eyes closed and eyes open topographic maps. They will also learn how to interpret training session data for normalcy while training is taking place.

4 hour workshop

Understanding the Functions, Pathologies and EEG Frequencies at Each of the International 10-20 System Locations Within a Fully Integrated Neurotherapy System Approach
Thomas S. Brownback and Linda Mason Brownback
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.
Brief biographical sketches  
Thomas S. Brownback is a licensed psychologist and the executive director of Brownback, Mason & Associates a group psychological private practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Tom has been involved in biofeedback for 25 years. He is board certified as a senior fellow in biofeedback by BCIA. He is board certified as a diplomate in EEG, QEEG and peak performance.
Linda Mason Brownback is a licensed psychologist and director of Brownback, Mason & Associates. Linda has been involved in biofeedback for over 20 years. She is board certified in EEG biofeedback by BCIA. She is also board certified as a diplomate peak performance training.
Electrodermal Response More Accurate Than Verbal Report in PSI Hitting?
Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D.
University of Washington
At the University of Colorado Medical Center a large meter registering nondominant hand electrodermal response (EDR) allowed videotaping from two different viewing angles of a fascinating card reading experiment. The subject, Susie S., had already appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and had apparent success with the experiment. Under the guidance of the renown parapsychologist and psychoanalyst Jules Eisenbud, the author and six scientific witnesses observed the experiment during which the subject, Susie S. sat on the other side of a large table. A deck of cards was shuffled by one of the scientific observers and spread out face down on the table well out of reach of Susie.  At this point another of the observers silently chose a target card, e.g., 3 of spades and wrote his choice on a piece of paper. The author would then pull one card at a time out of the mass of shuffled cards without looking at the face of the card. If the EDR meter registered a response the card was placed (still face down) in a “hot” pile. If there was no response it was put in the “cold” pile. After all the cards had been gone through the hot pile would then be spread out and the process repeated. In these repetitions some of the formerly “hot” cards would not register, but others would, resulting in a smaller pile of hot cards. This process was repeated until the EDR had to “choose” between the last two cards. During all this time Susie was asked to make a verbal guess if she felt strongly about it. In the 15 trials she never once gave a verbal response because as she said later, she did not feel, in the presence of so many scientists, that the she could predict accurately. However, her EDR correctly predicted 12 out of 15 trial outcomes. In one trial, considered a miss, the EDR could not differentiate between the final 2 cards. It registered a hot response of equal value with each card. The 2 cards turned out to be the 3 of spades and the 3 of clubs (both black and both 3s).

Plenary: The Neurotherapy Full Court Press 

Dr. Ed Castro

          Several alternative medical treatments can optimize the neurofeedback treatment of traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other brain disorders.  These treatments include hyperbaric oxygen, magnetic molecular energizing, intravenous glutathione, live cell extracts, chelation of heavy metals from the central nervous system, reducing mycotoxins, and the use of nootropics.


WS2: Medical Considerations for Neurofeedback Providers 

Dr. Ed Castro

   Dr. 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. 

    Dr. Castro 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, non-pharmaceutical intervention.  Dr. Castro will present a safe, comprehensive approach to its treatment.             



 Can Neurofeedback Enhance Authentic Happiness?

Jon Cowan 

The foremost figure in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Martin Seligman, has synthesized many years of research and experience in a popular book “Authentic Happiness:  Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment”.  He argues that there is a distinction between more momentary pleasures and longer-lasting gratifications, which are more fulfilling.  Basically, he defines gratifications as activities that we like doing, which absorb and engage us fully, blocking self-consciousness and felt emotion.  There are neurofeedback protocols such as the InAll protocol, which can train just this type of absorption and flow.  It would appear that this type of neurofeedback training could help people to achieve authentic happiness by enhancing their ability to remain absorbed in gratifying pursuits.   



De-Confounding the Beta-Theta Protocol into Two Separate Components of Attention

 Jon Cowan

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. 




"The fear protocol": The theory of FPO2 and the implications of new clinical data.

Sebern Fisher

Fear is the core affect in most if not all serious psychopathology. Perhaps better than anything else it does, neurofeedback calms fear. FPO2, a placement off the ten-twenty system, can provide a uniquely quieting effect on fear. The theory and practice of FPO2 are based on LeDoux's work, contributions from body work and clinical outcomes.


A Quick Primer on Attachment Disorder

Sebern Fisher

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.


Plenary Light/sound treatment in addition to SMR/Beta neurofeedback training accelerates the normalization of negative ADD/ADHD symptoms"

by Uwe Gerlach

Abstract: It is a matter of fact that light/sound stimulation of any kind changes the mood of a trainee during or directly after the stimulation. If the trainee is in an agitated mood a frequency down stimulation from Beta to Alpha or even Theta is best suited to calm him down. This can be proven by a 1- or 2-channel EEG measurement probably yielding a lowering of the amplitudes of the higher ferquency bands.
On the contrary an initial low arousal mood should be stimulated by higher light frequencies (low to high Beta range) in order to activate the nervous system of the trainee. A subsequent neurofeedback training may mainly reveal a lowering of the amplitudes of Theta and Alpha bands.
In many cases we observed that the quick but short-time changes of the amplitudes associated with light/sound stimulation facilitate and accelerate the normalization process and symptom relief.

"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 all children.
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 client's arousal.
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 process.

"Mending the Blueprint of Memory"
Jane Guttman
will address the practices that may re-align the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and memory bodies…Accessing the library of collected memories is a primal tool in re-establishing wellness. Re-shaping the cellular structure brings clarity of consciousness that assists us in redesigning the blueprint that has been carried since the moment of conception and further impacted by the pre and
perinatal experiences. As this structure is re-formed, at the level of the conscious experience, we are able to establish new thought form, new insight, new perception to the conditions that have formed the design for our life experiences.

Thom Hartmann

Bio: Thom Hartmann is an award-winning, best-selling author of 13 books (seven books on attention deficit disorder) and an international lecturer, teacher, and psychotherapist. He's been written about in Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal for his ideas about consciousness and human survival; he has appeared on several radio and television networks and programs, including CNN, the BBC, and NPR's All Things Considered. He is also a former international relief worker and executive director of a residential treatment facility for abused children.


Plenary talk: Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

In this presentation, best-selling author, Thom Hartmann will unmask the theft made by a court reporter in 1886. The reporter clamed that the US Supreme Court ruled that "corporations are persons" in the Santa Clara County v. Union Pacific Railroad case. The consequences of this were tremendous. Thom outlines the history of corporations in America and highlights the profound effect the theft of human rights—called "corporate Personhood" by lawyers—has had on the average American. Local communities are fighting back and Thom will detail specific action steps taken by citizens, courts, legislatures, and local governments to help this legal blunder. A blunder that Thom says has led to the virtual takeover of our political and legal processes by corporations. His call to action urges citizens to work at revoking corporate personhood and restoring human rights to humans.

Plenary talk: ADHD Success stories at Work

In this workshop Thom Hartmann will help those with ADHD and professionals who work with them hunt for success in the workplace.

Topics include:

*Finding the right job and being a hunter within someone else’s company

*ADD & Entrepreneurship—building your own business

*Find out your greatest enemy at work and how to overcome it

*Learn how to hunt for success your career

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.

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

Do I exist? Ontological Insecurity and Mental Illness.

David A Kaiser, Ph.D.

RD Laings model of ontological insecurity (1959) is extended to one of ontological dominance: which exists more, the self or the world? Psychopathology is characterized as the cognitive and behavioral consequences of unstable boundaries between self and world (or others) as a result of inadequate resolution to this tension. All resolutions are placed along an autistic-normal-catatonic continuum, where reward (social, physiological) modulates position on this continuum. Left and right hemisphere processing is presented as ontological dominance of self, and world, respectively. Mental health is thus a balance of this tension; i.e., the healthiest individual has no hemispheric dominance in his or her self-concept or worldview. Particular emphasis will be placed on the autistic spectrum disorders.


Interwaving neurotechnologies  with  psychotherapy;  a saluto-genetic adaptive model for the treatment of psychotrauma
Dörte Klein
Trainingszentrum Neurofeedback
Hauptstr. 41 ×   30974 Wennigsen, Germany
Tel. 05103/92 51 49    Fax 05103/70 66 49
www.neutrain.de    info@neutrain.de
A heuristic adaptive model for the interwaving of neurotechnologies (nt) with psychotherapy  will be presented. Underlying concepts will be discussed based on  psychotraumatological frames like resource-orientation and salutogenesis, differential stress-patterns, psychological intervention as process of cognition, cognitive-behavioral methods (cbm) of intervention.
Two cases of pre- and post-natal  traumatisation are presented.  Two boys  with panic (16 years old) and adhd and tic-disorder (13 years old) were treated with a combination of nt and cbm. Results are discussed in terms of the combined procedure of nt and cbm and the analysis of early stress-patterns. Essential stages in the proceeding of the two cases will be demonstrated.
The results lead  to the conclusions, that
1. stress-patterns from different developmental stages are stored in differential cognitive and  neuronal modalities,
2. the focus on stress-genesis 50with its different modalities of storing and  focussing on individual resources are means a) to understand the cognitive and the EEG-pattern and b) to supply guidelines for changing the patterns by cognitive-behavioral strategies and by neurofeedback.
Both, neurotechnologies and cognitive-behavioral strategies are to be seen in adaptive reflexive loops.
  Keywords: cognitive-behavioral methods, neurotechnologies, stress-patterns


SELLING NEUROFEEDBACK; Developing A Successful ‘Gorilla Marketing’ Plan For Fun and Profit
(4 hour workshop - review of the basics plus develop individualized marketing plans)
Gay Larned
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.

 John Lowan
This presentation will discuss preliminary research demonstrating greatly expanded access to a profoundly deep and beneficial state of consciousness. This state is rare and has previously been achieved only by a very  dedicated few. The breakthrough is accomplished with a specific guided meditation that allows access to early personal experience in the womb. This approach is perceived as ‘natural’ and appears to circumvent the concerns, fears, and blocks that almost always impede progress into the deepest states of meditation.The foundation for this work is the extensive EEG research of Anna Wise into consciousness, and John Lowan’s 40 years of intensive meditational practice and teaching.
Anna Wise’s many years of observing EEG patterns have linked verbal guided meditation instructions with access to specific brainwave frequencies. In this new  meditation a deep state, with reduced beta, and expanded alpha, theta and delta, is created, using specific language, binaural sound and a background of recorded womb sounds, which opens the subject to early experience. During the last stage of the process, beta (rational) is reintroduced to make a conscious link through the expanded alpha (sensory) bridge to theta (visionary, creative) and delta (intuitive, transpersonal) states. This tends to create the EEG patterns described by Anna Wise as the Awakened or Evolved Mind (refer to “Awakening the Mind” for a full description of this protocol).
The subjective descriptions that this meditation achieves fall predominately into category 6, the deepest state, on the Wise ‘Subjective Landmark Scale’, which normally requires considerable brainwave training or meditation to accomplish. There is a remarkable similiarity between subjects’ reports of their experience of this meditation and the classical descriptions of Satori, Enlightenment, Awakening, etc. The meditation has so far proven effective for a range of people-from advanced meditation teachers to people with no meditation experience. Subjects generally have a very positive experience during this process, and discover, with repeated exposure, that the very comfortable and safe space allows spontaneous realizations and the release of buried and traumatic memories, providing remarkable healing. People have reported feeling more present, relaxed, having more zest, and needing less sleep. Some have reported an increased internal experience of feeling loved, improved self esteem,  more understanding and compassion for others, improved relationships, and reduced compulsive behaviors.
The results of our study of this new approach have been both positive and dramatic. Further research is in progress and if that confirms these findings, then our project would shift towards making this work widely available. Blissful awareness, profound healing, and optimal functioning could provide a significant benefit to large numbers of people.


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, LCSW, BCD

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.


Title: Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) of Cerebral Activity in Chronic Depressive Disorder
Presenters:  Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D., Marco Congedo, MA, John Askew, Ph.D.
During the past 25 years considerable evidence has been published on the finding that unipolar depression and dysthymia have a lateralized localization primarily in the anterior cortex.  Early data was reviewed by Davidson (1984, 1987), Silberman and Weingartner (1986) and Tucker (1981).  The purpose of the present study was to extend the existing findings using Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) (Fuchs, Wagner, Köhler, & Wischmann, 1999; Pascual-Marqui, 1995, 1999; Pascual-Marqui, Michael, & Lehmann, 1994).  LORETA is the best known inverse solution technique.
Depressive subjects in this study were a group of 15 right-handed females.  The selection criteria included a diagnosis of unipolar depression without any diagnosis of comorbid DSM-IV Axis I, II disorder that was provided by a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician.  In addition to the depressed group, a group of 15 age matched right-handed non-clinical female controls were used for comparison subjects.  All recordings were accomplished with the use of the Electrocap.  Impedances between each electrode site and the ears measured individually was between 3-5k ohms as well as the impedance between the ears themselves.  The EEG was recorded using the Neurosearch-24 (Lexicor Medical Technologies, Inc.).  Amplification was 32,000.  The EEG was sampled at 128 hz with low and high pass filters set at 0.5 and 32 hz respectively.  All recordings were taken during eyes closed condition and included 3-4 minutes of data.  Data were collected continuously in a dimly illuminated and sound attenuated room.  Data was transported into the EEG workstation 2.0 software (Novatech EEG, Inc.) for very precise artifact rejection. 
Data Analysis
For each subject in the study, average cross-spectral matrices were computed for the classical bands Delta (2-3.5 Hz), Theta (4-7.5 Hz), Alpha (8-12.5 Hz), and Beta (14-22 Hz). In addition we investigated the narrow bands Alpha1 (8-10 Hz), Alpha2 (10-12), Beta1 (12-16 Hz), Beta2 (16-20 Hz), Beta3 (20-24 Hz), Beta4 (24-28 Hz), and Beta 5 (28-32 Hz). Cross-spectral matrices were computed and averaged over epochs and over discrete frequencies.  Asymmetry scores were defined as the difference between measurements across contralateral points.

For power analysis there were 2394 simultaneous tests. For power asymmetry analysis there were 1204 simultaneous tests. We used the step-down version of the t-max procedure (Blair & Karniski, 1994; Holmes et al., 1996; Westfall & Young, 1993) with 10,000 random data permutations. All statistical analysis was performed by MHyT (Multiple Hypothesis Testing), a program written by the second author. The t-max test has been shown to exercise strong control over the family-wise error (FWE), that is, for a given type I error Aalpha@, the test ensures that the probability to falsely reject any hypothesis is no more then alpha. The Type I error in this study was fixed to 0.05. Therefore, all results reported are significant at the 0.05 level after correction for multiple testing.
In the asymmetry analysis compared with the control group the depression group exhibited stronger alpha 2 current density in the post central gyrus.  In the same band secondary asymmetry were found frontally especially medial frontal and in temporal locations.  Power analysis reveal decreased delta in the right middle temporal gyrus in the depressed group.  Current density was also greater in the posterior cingulate gyrus in generalized beta and in the affective division of the anterior cingulate (Brodmann area 24) in beta4.
The increased alpha 2 current density in the posterior central gyrus is supported by PET studies (Sutton, Ward, Larson, Holden, Perlman, & Davidson, 1997).  The decreased delta activity in the right hemisphere was also supported by SPECT findings (Kocmur, Milcinski, & Budihna, 1998).  The high beta activity (beta 4) increased bilaterally in the anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal gyrus for the depressed group occurred in the portion of the anterior cingulate referred to as the affective division and has been implicated in major depression (Bush, Liu, & Posner, 2000).  Basically the findings in our study are supported in the PET and SPECT literature and shows the power of the LORETA technique in terms of its co-registration with these other approaches.
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 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 disorders.  
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.


Joel F. Lubar

University of Tennessee

In this foundations course I will demonstrate a number of EEG pattern characteristics that are important for the basic understanding and for application in the fields of neurofeedback and neurotherapy. EEG is an extremely complex phenomenon. Understanding neocortical dynamics, the origins of EEG and how it is recorded, analyzed and processed is of primary importance in order to utilize EEG neurofeedback techniques and neurotherapy approaches. First, I will familiarize the attendees with the basic EEG patterns such as delta, theta, alpha, beta, SMR, lambda, mu, sleep spindles, and other commonly recorded EEG characteristics.

Next I will demonstrate some of the abnormal EEG patterns associated with seizure disorders and other types of neuropathology.

This foundations course will discuss in detail the more important and somewhat more complex concepts such as harmonic analysis of EEG, phase and coherence, and their importance in understanding functional linkages within the cerebral cortex and between the cortex and the thalamus. The importance of coherence and phase will become particularly apparent in a discussion about the difference between referential and bipolar EEG montages. The relationship between phase and coherence measurements and the characteristics associated with closed head injury and possibly attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities will be discussed.

My portion of the course will also include a discussion of the different types of signal processing methodologies that are utilized in the development of neurofeedback instrumentation and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach. These methodologies include active bandpass filters, analog and digital filters, Fourier analysis, pattern analysis, and combined analog and digital techniques based on several of these approaches used simultaneously.



NF Training with the ROSHI/Brain-Link® in a patient with CVA.-A case study.

Martha Maldonado, Med; Victoria Ibric, MD

After "a left hemisphere CVA", a 58 year/old male came into our office with the following symptoms: motor aphasia, attention and memory problems. As a high school professor he could not recall anything to teach his students. He also presented apraxia, agraphia, dyscalculia, poor visual-spatial organization and lack of sense of orientation. His right hand strength and sensitivity were lost. His left hand became hypersensitive to cold. His pain threshold diminished in both hands, but particularly in his right hand. The whole body became hypersensitive, but mostly his right side seemed to be more affected. He was also very depressed and stressed out, which made him stop working. He began the NF training on Roshi/Brain-Link soon after the CVA, approximately 5 weeks later.

Before his MRI was taken, the patient went thru nearly 40 sessions of NF training. He took his treatment on a daily basis, each session lasted one hour or hour and a half. Mostly we trained with EMCL eyes close and eyes open depending of the protocol. We worked mainly to inhibit excess delta, theta and alpha on left hemisphere (the damaged area), in frontals, and sensoriomotor cortex. And to enhance S-14 and B-16 mostly }.

After the 8th session of NF on Roshi/Brain-Link system he began writing without any errors and his handwriting became more legible and he started to speak again easy and fluently.After the 30th session his pain threshold and sensitivity returned to normal. His memory and attention problems improved and he had no longer visual-spatial problems. He reported having lots of energy and being happy. He returned to work and in general, to a normal life. After he completed 37 sessions of training, his neurologist ordered an MRI that surprised him to see no more CVA evidence. This Neurologist wants now to learn more about his NF training. He was referred for Speech Therapy: however, the speech therapist saw no reason for him to be trained.


We are still working with this patient. He is on his 70th session, and he reports feeling better and better. We tried other protocols working on his right hemisphere and parietals inhibiting delta theta, and enhancing SMR and alpha.

He says that he feels happy, less stressed out and his depression is gone. His blood pressure and diabetes are stable now. He is lecturing his classes and he is also learning a new language. Overall, he says that he is just living and enjoying his life at the fullest.

Sage’s work




For feedback practitioners is a “must need” to achieve higher states of awareness to accomplish better our specialty in this world. If our personal physiology has not reached some level of mastery, to teach others is the kind of situation similar to the three blind people touching the elephant; each have different explanation and theory, no one have the entire picture.


The history in different cultures and ages tell of about rituals and states of highest awareness attained via disciplined exercises in physical, mental and/or emotional realms.

However, modern science over the past few decades can now decipher this information in a quantum context, and are able seeing the counterintuitive correlations.


We will offer here an easy map of physiological feedback approach, which respect the subtle quantum realms that each human being have, and it works in correlation with the appropriate timing, accomplish great experiences in faster time.    


We start with common sense information, universal life principles and the most actualized concepts in physic and human physiology. The intertwine of these wisdom with protocols of multisensory feedback allows you to have your personal experience, which will improve the quality of your life forever. Applied this methodology to your clients when it is needed, will be an easy task.




Sage’s work
 Liana Mattulich, M.D.
Average human beings have two legs and they never made effort to achieve different, subtle energy capacities. The most people say nothing is there (the horse with blinds cannot see). But, some motivated by curiosity or real intent expanded and developed deep inner work. Martial arts, professional athletes at the highest quality and Masters revealed, in many lineages practices and displayed over eons these different qualities of human power.
      Our physical being have two legs moving us, but also, they are bridges to receive and give communication with the earth environment. Beyond that material forms two subtle bridges can be see and perceive by sages and any individual that make sufficient time of exercises and inner discipline.
The “four legs” when working in harmony, established a geometric base in which the physical body can be sustained, nurtured and create an alchemic process of faster self-transformation. The right intent by focus and clear mind, direct the magnetic energetic field in resonant with cranial meridian points and the wonder of this experience will give us the full picture of reality as it needs to be understood. “Reality” is different when the optimal state of awareness is in your personal life.
            One example or likeness of these new realities that we can experience and understand is the average metals are not magnetic, carbon in nature never. However, as modern science discover now, are the unpaired electrons in it outer shell or orbit, all line up in one direction, which gives to the atom the magnetic capacities. Iron, cobalt, nickel or gadolinium can be permanently magnetized today, however, the most interesting concept is that buckyballs of carbon, with a very complex process of squeezes and heats them, become magnetized. Tatiana Makarova a Russian physicist working at Umea University in Sweden reached this result and Pablo Esquinazi, an Argentine physicist at Leipzig University in Germany with the SQUIDs (superconducting quantum interference devices) confirmed the evidence. Remember the analogy, the individual atom of carbon cannot become magnetized per se. It is a buckyballs, which is formed by 60 atoms of carbon in a hollow molecular structure that can reach magnetic conditions.
Ancient wisdom teaches that it is a small number of committed individuals, which can change the world not by war, not by oppression, not by imposing personal dogmas or beliefs. We can change the planet only if we can first change ourselves. Then, together, in a web of life force we can pulse the inner path of transformation to all forms of living beings.
               The information that most of western society has of ancient wisdom it is not impartial. The early material from India (with the invasion from England) describe the seven chakras as primordial, and to really work in transmutation of realms we need to be open mind, and use quantum physic and common sense to diving deep in the energetic physiology of optimal states of awareness.
                The first important concept to know about chakras is these are areas intra and extra somatic that working as the organs of the physical body. They also have specific rhythms, cycles and qualities of energies. For instance the liver can clean the poison from the body, but its functionality better when works for transformation meals in blood nutrients. Chakras serve several functions, example they protect the human skin field from many harmful electromagnetic campus exposures that are prevalent in modern civilization, or really, when chakras doing transmutation work, they open the door of the transcendent capacity of recognize our real nature: we are spiritual energy, living an experience of human form.
                Why are there so few people in the western European culture to have this power of optimal performance open?  The physiology of the physical body needs develop specific energetic qualities to allow the alchemy to occur within a person. All progress in a race generates coded information in their genes, and this aspect in the pool of genes in the Caucasian race was destroyed during the time of Inquisition in Europe and America. Every person with special gift, with open physiology to transform energies and have a different attitude, (Galileo as an example), was burned or destroy younger the most. When the genetic bank the physiology of these beings was so depleted, who reproduce babies? Only the narrow minds with super rules of Puritanism and dogmas or religion had children. This is our society today, with genetic pool of high quality subtract to us; it is Western science, which can help to achieve faster results in optimal states of performance by highest feedback technology. Is the new pathway formed between ancient wisdom as know-how, with the mastery of technical skills in computerized biofeedback and neurofeedback who can open the door to a best future, but the key is in each of us.
                 When the four legs are instruments of our intention of inner alchemy, chakras-work started from that Pythagoras’s base of four bridges to distilled the elements (earth, water, air and fire) and quickly the five geometric forms blooming (the subtle become perceived). Commitments, intention transcending personal limitations, with honest inner work are the three engaged forces. Emotions used as high empower of the will, clarity of mind and liberation from attachments and ego will make the “cocoon of alchemy work” to melt the old structure with persistent discipline, and the fires heats of the energies, which dancing the sacred geometry of Torus form in the inner safe place.
It is legend and myth about how sages must strive to reach their highest potential in the fastest amount of time. However, ancient wisdom never had (did not use) double blind studies replication, as we know them today. If we revisit sacred meaning and listen to the myths and legends with an open mind we “discover” a lot of coincidences in the information. Humanity and more us, the specialist in feedback, has always desired to jump the gap to efficient physiology, and achieve high states of awareness in the fastest amount of time. These distilled wisdoms from different schools combined with the highest technology that humankind has reached today, put you quickly in a Master condition. Then, the elephant will be one elephant, and reality will be Reality.
                 Very secret millenaries information tells, “As above is below”. It is used for the Masonry people as passport to know your level of secrecy achieved. Quantum physic today intent to understand the universe of atoms and particles life and astronomy shows with the Hubble and many others telescopes that the infinite chaos of stars creation likeness a lot to the impermanence of ultramicroscopic discoveries. As above is below.
                  Thinking please without the blind of fear and prejudgment, and may be remember in the deep of you when the Greek Master Pythagoras teaches the Sacred Mystery of Evolution in 21 years of silence studies of mathematic forms; or when you opened the antique Arquimedes’ book of wisdom, or any other important legacy of knowing that generation of sages leave to us in words, mandalas, yantras, etc.; or what happen in you when in one special state of awareness with your shaman teacher in the wild mountains, you “see”… you “perceive” geometric forms dancing in you, with you, in all the realms that we are. No space, not time, Unity, Original Smile.     
           Beyond their dissimilarities this wide spectrum of factors has two aspects in common, time and space. The time only happen in propitious days, where the cycles of the sage and the natural sequences are in harmony and ready for blooming. Chronobiology (the science of the biological cycles and rhythms in all form of life) now is teaching in the universities, and applied in medicine, business and high projects. 
            The space-place into the experience will be arise must have some peculiarity as serenity, safe to the practitioner and with efficient information. All this conditions are cover in a professional office by technology and a specialist in feedback. Always this kind of optimal states of awareness and performance can be reach today easily, through certain combinations of proper inner work at the right time in the right place. And that quality of life can be sustained with growth the awareness of the four legs!


US Government-Funded Extrasensory Perception Research: Current Status, Techniques, Results, and Models
Edwin C. May, Ph.D. Laboratories for Fundamental Research Palo Alto, CA
Beginning in 1972, the CIA funded a small program at the then called Stanford Research Institute—now called SRI International—to determine the degree to which the psychic claims of one particular individual could be verified under laboratory conditions. They reasoned correctly that even if a small portion of the claim were true, the implications for intelligence gathering during the Cold War were obvious. The resulting experiments provided significant support for some of the claims. Thirty years, two contractors, and $20M later, the program provided incontrovertible evidence for an "information transfer anomaly" that could not be explained away by faulty protocols or analysis, selection of data, or fraud. This presentation will give a broad overview of the highlights of the research; show the data in support of correlations of ESP with the geomagnetic field fluctuations, with the local sidereal time of the trial, and with a physical property of the photographic target material. Like our known sensory systems that are more sensitive to changes at their "front ends" than they are to steady states, so also is ESP. We have shown that the spatial gradient (i.e., change) of Shannon entropy across a target photograph correlates significantly with the quality of ESP and ESP does not correlate with the entropy itself. Finally, we will show how the results from our laboratory fit into the broader picture of cross-laboratory replications.


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, NC
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.


Skin Conductance as a Predictor of Randomly
Chosen Future Startles: An Overview and Invitation

By Edwin C. May, Ph.D. & James Spottiswoode, B.Sc. Laboratories for Fundamental Research Palo Alto, CA

In 1978, Zoltán Vassy published that skin conductance responses appeared significantly more often before randomly administered electroshock stimuli than before controls. We have significantly replicated this result but with white-noise stimuli in a pilot study of 125 participants for a total of 2,500 stimuli. We have examined possible explanations, such as expectancy effects or problems with the stimulus generator, but have rejected them. We are now conducting a formal study with the same audio-stimuli protocol. We use an interstimulus interval of 60 ± 20 s at which time a true and certified source of random bits determines the stimulus type—white noise or control. A session lasts for about 25 minutes and comprises a total of 20 stimuli. We are seeking volunteers to participate in the study and have a set-up here at the conference. The total time commitment is 30 minutes, but might be only 5-10 minutes or so depending upon meeting qualification criteria. A significant replication in the formal study may indicate that the autonomic nervous system, as measured by skin conductance, responds to future randomly chosen white-noise stimuli—or psychophysiological evidence for what parapsychologists call precognition.

Pre-conference Neurofeedback Foundations Course
50 minutes      Thursday  8:30 AM
From Brain Models to Therapies
By Siegfried Othmer
Neurofeedback started with a focus on brain mechanisms, and first clinical applications were to neurological conditions such as epilepsy. Over time neurofeedback came to be more and more associated with psychological/psychiatric diagnoses, and symptoms drove therapeutic approaches. Increasingly, however, evolving protocols have shed any obvious linkage with symptoms being addressed. We are returning to more purely brain-based models to define how neurofeedback is to be done. Symptom relief and performance measures are still the arbiter of clinical success, but the challenges we employ in brain-training are increasingly being derived from strictly EEG-based criteria. It is necessary, therefore, to develop an over-arching model for brain self-regulation that accounts for this state of affairs. If such a comprehensive model is possible, then we would expect it to be accompanied by a more generic, non-specific approach to brain self-regulation applicable to a broad range of disorders as well as to optimum mental fitness training.
Pre-Conference Workshop
6 hours            Thursday, 9:30 A.M.
The Evolution and Current Status of Mechanisms- Based Training
Master Course for Established Practitioners
This six-hour presentation will cover the research history of mechanisms-based training; the current models underpinning neurofeedback; the current suite of protocols being recommended for the psychopathologies and neurological conditions; and the hierarchy of clinical decision-making for protocol selection. The course is intended only for seasoned practitioners who wish to have a comprehensive but efficient overview of our methods and approaches. The methods presented can be implemented on the commonly available neurofeedback instrumentation.
Also to be discussed are ways of integrating the mechanisms-based approach with alternative approaches to protocol development, including QEEG-based approaches and stimulation-based modalities. Finally, implementation of the protocols on a variety of instrumentation will be addressed.

Friday Plenary Session Presentation (11:30 A.M.):
Dynamic vs. static protocols. The continuing search for balance.
By Siegfried Othmer
A fundamental distinction needs to be made between the role played by rewards and inhibits in EEG training. A second basic difference is the use of static or dynamic approaches to reinforcement both in terms of rewards and inhibits. By static approaches is meant tailoring protocols to steady-state deviations in the EEG from established norms. By dynamic approaches is meant responding to instantaneous deviations of the EEG from ambient values. The dynamic approaches lack an obvious reference point or benchmark of success. They may also lack a global optimization strategy. A suggested remedy is to always work with two complementary dynamic approaches in an A/B design. This brings a research discipline into the day-to-day clinical work to optimize outcomes. 
Friday Plenary Session Presentation (12:20AM):
Update on Frontal EEG Training: Theory and Practice
By Sue Othmer
Frontal EEG training allows us to tap into fronto-striatal circuits regulating movement, emotion and thought. Disregulation of mood and behavior is characteristic of a number of developmental disorders, which reflect immaturity in these control circuits. Frontal EEG training stabilizes and organizes frontal control in ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, Autism and Depression.
Friday Afternoon Workshop (2-4 P.M.):
Inter-hemispheric EEG Training: Theory and Clinical Application
By Sue Othmer
Inter-hemispheric 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 frequencies.  
Friday Afternoon Workshop (4-6 P.M.):
So it’s all nonlinear dynamics? Now what?
Further developments in neurofeedback.
By Siegfried Othmer
The 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.


Gravitons to Gamma Waves: Afferent Modalities in Brain Therapy
Kathleen Powers
The central nervous system is plastic as we know. Its growth and development over a lifetime is dependent upon stimulation from the environment. Many discipliines have developed therapies which utilize environmental stimulation to direct plastic changes for optimal development, healing and peak performance. Traub et al have discussed in their book on Fast Oscillations that gamma oscillations are produced in the brain as a result of primary sensory experience such as the perception of light and sound. Beta rhythms are produced after gamma appears as stimulation is increased, as if gamma is associated with a kind of "priming" for subsequent experience. In my opinion, after my first year of experience using ROSHI neurofeedback and other applications of light frequencies, the nonhabituating light signal facilitates the feedback process, partly because of the gamma oscillations which arise.
There are also other sensory modalities which may be harnessed for therapy. The only constant environment stimulus is gravity and our response to gravity exerts a very powerful influence on neuronal plasticity. The brain, in fact, modulates the receptors sensiitive to gravitational pulls, in a way controlling its own input. Rudolfo Llinas has offered the paradigm that we think because we need to move. Movement, specifically bipedal ambulation, which requires us to predict the outcome of our movement; is the basis for the evolution of cognition according to Llinas.
Somatic therapies which enhance our ability to move -- including yoga, dance, physical exercise and rehab, manipulation, etc. -- all impact brain function. My plan is to discuss how we can assist brain function with somatic applications and other sensory modalities. I would like to share some of the work being done in chiropractic neurology and similar disciplines.
I will spend some time on the major neuronal pathways from the stretch receptors in the muscles to the cerebellum and contralateral thalamus and cortex and back to the stretch receptors. The stretch receptors are major players in cognitive experiences. Some say that the 40 Hz cortical scanning rhythm arises from the function of these pathways. Everything we can do to optimize their function, via movement based therapies, therefore, will help the neurofeedback and cognitive therapeutic process. I will share the outcomes of several cases, as time allows, to illustrate my points.




The Human Aura in Health and Healing

Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.

Dr. Rubik will speak about her latest research discoveries on the human biofield using a new scientific device from Russia, the Korotkov GDV (gas discharge visualization) camera that is based on digital electrophotography of the human body. Upon measuring the induced light emitted from all 10 fingertips, the whole human aura can be calculated and visualized. In addition, the relative amount of energy flowing in the organs and acupuncture meridians, as well as the chakras, can be shown. Various parameters such as size, brightness, and fractality of the human aura, can be calculated, which yields quantitative data that add useful information to the colorful aura pictures. Some data from measurements on healthy people as well as patients before and after receiving various alternative therapies such as acupuncture, electrostimulation, healer interventions, colored light, hypnosis, qigong, and more will be shown. This new device is useful as a screening device for energy regulation and it also appears to be useful to predict whether a given therapy is indicated for a particular patient.


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 worldwide.


Using Audio-visual Entrainment To Improve Mental Function in Seniors With Age Related Cognitive Decline - Tom Budzynski & Dave Siever

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.

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. 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. Studies involving the treatment of issues prelevant to seniors will also be shown. Time: 2 Hours


The Role of "T3" as a Determinate in Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Identical Twins

Dave Siever

A group of identical twins, one of the pair with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the healthy other serving as a control were analysed in the eyes closed condition using the Skil normative database.

In the analysis most twins pairs showed striking similarities in peak alpha frequency and voltage magnitude. In most cases, both twins had abundant excess alpha that was >3SD from the norm. In most cases neither twin showed relevant alpha slowing. What was striking was the difference in site "associations" as indicated on the comodulation assessment within the Skil. Comodulation is an evaluation of frequency analysis over time and how that frequency variance between sites compares with a normative database.

With most pairs of twins, the main significant factor in differentiating the CFS twin from the norm was a dissociation of T3 from the other regions of the brain. These findings are consistent with those of Flor-Henry, in which he found left temporal-frontal and left temporal-parietal abnormalities within his CFS population. Time: 20 minutes

The Enigma of Sub-delta Audio-visual Entrainment
Dave Siever
Audio-visual Entrainment (AVE) has been thought to primarily affect psychological processes, primarily used to induce a "meditative-dissociative" mindstate for treating anxiety and depression. In the past decade, beta frequency has been used to treat attentional disorders, and again arousal is often thought of as the primary factor involved.
In recent years, we have observed striking improvements in certain individuals when using sub-delta AVE to treat fibromyalgia and more recently, excellent results in treating hypertension. Most autonomic functions are controlled primarily via the brainstem. The brainstem also operates at delta frequencies. Sub-delta AVE may be affecting and normalizing brain stem function. Studies relevant to sub-delta AVE will be examined and discussed.


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.


Neuroelectric Behavior and Biocommunication Processes
Evelyn E. Soehner, M.A.
Abstract: Introduction to electromagnetic field effects through a combination of energetic and informational interactions. Research in bioelectromagnetics will be presented which illustrates how endogenous nonthermal electromagnetic fields ranging from subthreshold into the visible spectral region are intimately involved in regulating psychophysical processes.
Contact Information: Evelyn E. Soehner, M.A.
Acorn Health Associates, P.C.
4410 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA
Evelyn Soehner, M.A.has participated in research studying the effects of phototherapy on neurophysiology, and specializes in the treatment of psychophysical sequalae to central nervous system deficits in private practice using EEG neurofeeback.

Plenary Talk

Attachment, Habituation, and Mental Disorder: East Meets West

By Richard Soutar, Ph.D.

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 (Brazier, 2000; Gaussen, 2000; Hall, 2000; Low, 2000 Watts, 1971).  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 (Dali Lama, 2001).  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 (Goleman, 1988; Ornstein, 1971; Watts, 1961) .  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 and habituation based on attachment and aversion ( Ornstein,1971; Chogyam Trungpa, 1976).  It is this conditioning that generates the distortions in sensory processing. 

Attachment is the process whereby we develop deep emotional attractions to objects and events (Rahula, 1986 ).  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 (Watts, 1961).  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 (Chogyam Trungpa, 1976).  The intensity of engagement amplifies the attachments and aversions, sometimes to the point of overwhelming the nervous system and resulting in disease and death (Benson, 2000;Weiss, 1986).

The key process through which the activities of attachment and aversion are transcended  is meditation and insight(Dali Lama, 2001; Kamalashila,1992).  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) (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi).  While resting in a special hypometabolic state, individuals observe what is taking place in their short term memory networks and their associated emotional responses (Benson, 1971;2000).  Progressively they become more aware of their background habitual neural processing, which is often below their threshold of awareness and triggering the emotional valencing (Demasio,1994;2000) 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 (LeDoux, 1996;2002, Demasio, 2000).  A form of global systematic desensitization appears to occur.  The brain becomes progressively engaged in alpha frequencies of a highly coherent nature (Austin,1998; Cade, 1989; Benson, 2000).  This at first normalizes the EEG distribution and enhances it. Over time, individuals establish a constant state of flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990) 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 (Aronson,Wilson,Akert, 1999) further allows them greater access to social resources and enhances their self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Utilizing neurofeedback combined with Relaxation Response (Benson, 2000) 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 personality. 


Title;  A   tinted  world-view

Beverly Steffert

Abstract: Qeeg's were done to ascertain the improvement in reading, processing speed and working memory when  visual Dyslexics were wearing tinted lenses.
Positive results are reported in terms of sensory integration and frequency
Image; ? "casual but cool?"
Contact info. email;  as above/ url; www.learningrecovery.co.uk/tel; + 44 1223 528755
fax; + 44 1223 420 304
Brief Bio; lecturer London University and Director of Learning Clinic in Cambridge, U.K. which does neurofeedback for specific learning difficulties




QEEG and Neurotherapy in the New Millennium
M. Barry Sterman, Ph.D.
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 Use of QEEG for Protocol Development and Pre-Post Neurofeedback Assessment in Cases of Epilepsy and Mild Closed Head Injury
M. Barry Sterman, Ph.D.
The value of QEEG for protocol development and neurofeedback treatment assessment will be examined in a review of multiple individual cases of documented seizure disorder and mild closed head injury.  In particular, disturbances in regional integration, disclosed by Comodulation analysis, will be reviewed from the standpoint of methodological validity and treatment outcomes.






Following the GRAND ROUNDS format, actual patient records will be scrutinized to provide step-by-step procedures for the neurotherapeutic treatment of a wide variety of disorders.  The problem of artifacts that compromise treatment will be examined.  Complementary treatments that potentate neurotherapy will be discussed in detail so that participants can incorporate these procedures in their practices.





  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.





 A major therapeutic benefit of QEEG assessments is that clients skepticism regarding peculiar or unfamiliar treatment procedures can be mitigated.  Some energy and emotional release techniques that demonstrably and reliably alter brainwave activity will be discussed.  Case studies on the effects of EMDR, EFT, cranial sacral manipulations and somatoemotional release will be presented.






Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) is a self administered treatment in which microamperage electrical current is applied to the head, usually on the earlobes or mastoid processes.  The current is low, usually less the 800 microamps and about 40% of the current applied externally passes through the brain.  CES has been found to be markedly effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety related disorders and cognitive functioning.  Data on the use of microamperage stimulation cranially and also on acupuncture points for improving cognitive functioning will be presented.  The issue of the use of such technology with children will be discussed.

The Role of Intuition in Performance
Rae Tattenbaum
Inner Act
Center for Biofeedback
Peak Performance Coaching
10 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT06107
Web: Www.inner-act.com

Email: rtinneract@aol

The introduction of Neurofeedback and Open Focus permits a greater awareness of self and one's inner knowing.  As practitioners how do we use our own intuition and how do you facilitate the client understanding and use of this ability?  Also, what is the interrelationship between intuition and the process of creative visualization leading to mental imagery? 

The Role of Attention in Optimal Performance: A Five Phase Model
Rae Tattenbaum
Inner Act
Center for Biofeedback
Peak Performance Coaching
10 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT06107
Web: Www.inner-act.com

Email: rtinneract@aol
Two critical ingredients for peak performance are attention and the ability to regulate one's arousal level. This peak performance program focuses on the performing artist's ability to manage physical, emotional, and cognitive states during learning and performance and to predictably and consistently enter "the state of flow." A five-part program that includes biofeedback, primarily Neurofeedback, for physiological balance, open focus exercises, inner journeywork, mental rehearsal, and, finally, coaching. This model has enhanced abilities and dissolved barriers to performance. It has provided participants with techniques and tools that address the mental and physiological issues that interfere with their success.
plenary sunday
Neurofeedback to Enhance Operatic Performance
Rae Tattenbaum
Over six years and sixty-five singers ago during a master class a young aspiring singer confessed that whenever she wanted to perform, she was distracted by irrelevant factors. "My pantyhose, that's what I think about when I'm performing." Since that time a tapestry of modalities evolved in developing a program that would address her and other singers needs.
The five-part vocal performance program according to case based testimony and a pre clinical trial has shown that there are noticeable differences in the improvement of clarity, more resonance and an ease of production.  Also, clients state that there is a difference in their pre performance strategy, consistent mental imagery seems much easier, and they are able to find emotional substitution that make their singing more believable and dramatic.  John Cheek a renowned bass baritone with the Metropolitan opera says: "Nothing that I have found in my 30 year career has helped me near as much as my work with Rae Tattenbaum. I have discovered real freedom in performing and new resonance and power in my singing. Neurofeedback and peak performance training have shown me how to discover and use much more of my talents."

Click here to see the Description of Rae Tattenbaums two day workshop.
You may register for the first four hours of it using afternoon workshop credits, but if you choose to take the whole workshop, you must pay the full fee. Un-used workshop credits value can be applied toward this.

          In HEG a non-invasive spectrophotometer measures brain reflected and refracted light from a pair of selected wavelengths incident on the brain through the scalp.  A display derived from a metric proportional to capillary blood oxygenation is provided for control by an observer.
          Frontal cortex is widely recognized as part of the executive functioning of the brain. Important in this function is attention, accuracy, speed and stability of response time to a visual stimulus.
Speed and accuracy of decision-making are accepted components of Intelligence testing. (Wechsler…)
Deficits in frontal cortex blood flow have been found in studies of deficits of frontal cortex functioning.
The Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) is a standardized test to assess Omission, Impulsivity, Response Time, and Response Time Variability to approximately 690 targets and non-targets randomly displayed at 2 second intervals.
Toomim (2001), in a literature study has found all publications of neurofeedback training for Attention Deficit Disorder that utilized TOVA as the before and after assessing test showed a direct proportionality between TOVA point gain and the number of exposures to this training. 
HEG training described below examined the effect of training time for intentional increase of cerebral oxygenation on the gain in TOVA measurements.


Clinical Hemoencephalography (HEG) Workshop
Hershel Toomim
Course Description
The CLINICAL HEG WORKSHOP presents the necessary background and hands on experience to begin using HEG in the clinic. This includes:
    A Powerpoint presentation of:
Simplicity and advantages of HEG neurofeedback
Basic theory of lighting the brain
Location of brain areas in need of training
Placement of headband to access intended brain area
Instrumentation control
How to recognize good signals
What to do with dark colored hair interference
Care and encouragement of clients
Control of movies to maintain client interest
Recognition of client fatigue
Importance of rest periods
Who Should Take This Course
 The workshop is designed for nurses, clinical biofeedback practitioners, primary care physicians, and psychologists.
Course Objectives
Attendees will learn:
(1) The simplicity and advantages of HEG neurofeedback
(2) How to locate relevant trainable brain areas
(3) How to use objective tests to assess progress in alleviating brain disorders
Each 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
Brief biographical  sketch of the presenter
Hershel Toomim Sc.D.
6542 Hayes Drive
Los Angeles CA 90048
Biocomp Research Institute – President 1969 to present
B.S.E.E. Universith of Illinois 1945
Sc.D. 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 1937
            Director Biofeedback Society of California 1974
Hershel 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 meetings
1)      What tests woud you use to determine brain areas at risk
a.       T.O.V.A
b.       Toomim’s Behavior Questionnaire
c.       MicroCog Assessment of Cognitive Functioning
d.       Patient History
e.       All of the above
        Answer e.
2)      How would you evaluate progress in HEG
a.       Maintain a session by session graph of incoming blood flow
b.       Evaluate Brain Map after each 10 sessions
c.       Assess Cognitive functioning after each 10 sessions
d.       Assess T.O.V.A after each 10 sessions
e.       A. and B.
f.        C. and D.
         Answer f.
3)      What artifacts are present in EEG neurotherapy that are no longer present in HEG
a.       Eye movement artifact in prefrontal cortex training
b.       Electrode to skin impedance makes EEG susceptible to movement artifact
c.       Electrode to skin impedance makes EEG susceptibls to 60 Hz artifact
d.       Muscle contraction artifact must be guarded against in EEG therapy
e.       All of above
Answer e.
4)      What is the best corellation between the EEG signal and the HEG signal
a.       The Beta to Theta ratio varies with cerebral blood flow
b.       Excessive Theta levels corellate with low cerebral blood flow
c.       Excessive Beta levels corellate with high cerebral blood flow
d.       Excessive Theta levels corellate with high cerebral blood flow
      Answer a..
5)      What instrument is used with oxygenation Blood Flow Therapy?
a.       Near Infrared Spectrometer
b.       Far infrared Spectrometer
c.       Far infrared Thermometer
d.       Audio Visio Flashing Lights
e.       a, b, or c
f.        all of the above
g.       none of the above
h.       c. and d.
      Answer e.
6)      Ambient interior light should be avoided because it …
a.       Makes readings unstable
b.       Causes increased blood flow readings
c.       Causes undulating blood flow readings
d.       All the above if poor skin contact through hair exists       
e.       a., b., c., and d. if light leaks into the headband skin surface
f.        Has no effect on HEG feedback
Answer e.
7)      The internal cover on the headband is designed to…
a.       Strengthen the headband
b.       Block ambient light
c.       Block extracerebral light crosstalk
d.       None of the above
e.       Make a convenient mount for the optodes
      Answer c.
8)      The most significant signs of patient fatigue are…
a.       Drop in indicated HEG signal lasting for more than 2 minutes
b.       Drop in indicated HEG signal
c.       Patient complaint
d.       Any of the above
e.       A. or c. above
      Answer e.
9)      Regular undulating readings signify…
a.       Eye blink artifact
b.       Excess Theta
c.       Heart beats
d.       a. or b. 
e.       Poor ground skin contact
f.        Ambient light leakage
g.       E. or f.
      Answer g.
10)    HEG treatment is aided by
a.       Thinking pleasant thoughts
b.       Relaxing
c.       Internalizing feedback sound
d.       Keeping feedback objective
       Answer c.

Course Outline This workshop is intended for practitioners and students of Neurofeedback in all forms. They should have experience with Neurofeedback ewuipment and the 10/20 electrode positioning standard. Readings in Neurofeedback are useful but not required

Claims of the Course The workshop provides the techniques of HEG measurement and therapeutic use of intentional increase of cerebral blood flow. The capability of increasing cerebral flow and  its utility as a treatment facility is presented. Participants will experience the ease of learning to increase blood flow and the simplicity of blood flow measurement.



Plenary presentation:

Effective Protocol Selection without QEEG

Peter Van Deusen

This presentation outlines an alternative to the medical-model QEEG approach, which assumes there is a "normal" brain to which we all aspire. This assessment process combines subjective (behavioral) and objective (EEG-oriented) data to determine what areas the client most wants to change and what brain systems are most implicated. The system is built around five activation categories, Tone, Balance, Filtering, Processing and Switching, each of which involves a specific neural system. The assessments point the trainer toward the involvement of each system in the specific client--and leads to a set of protocol options and decision rules based on practical experience. Use of Excel forms and macros make the process quick and easy. It can be used with several existing systems and has been adapted to work with several mini-Q options currently on the market. The entire assessment can be done by the professional, in-office, without the purchase of expensive equipment and generally requires less than an hour to complete.


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.

Post-conference Workshop:

Whole Brain EEG Assessment Without QEEG

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.


NCPro Neurofeedback for AD/HD in an Educational Setting

Shannon Warwick
Vermont College M.A.
Union Institute and University
The comprehensive adaptive approach of the NeuroCarePro is based upon restoring neurological flexibility and resilience, allowing functionality to emerge (Brown, 2001). To test its effectiveness in training AD/HD, six elementary school students with dyslexia completed 19 hours of neurofeedback training over six months averaging 45 sessions. Five of the six students measurably improved in parent/teacher report and/or objective measures relatively congruent with QEEG analysis.


Three male and three females, ranging 9-12 years old, attending a private learning center specializing in dyslexia were previously diagnosed with AD/HD. Five out of six were taking 15-20mgs of various psychostimulant medications. Evaluation measures included pre and post QEEG analysis with theta/beta ratios (Monastra, et. al, 1999; Lubar et al, 2001), Stroop interference scores, WISC-III ACID subtests, IVA, ADDES behavior ratings, self portraits, and a final Likert scale of improvement evaluation. QEEG data was analyzed in terms of deviations in referential linked ear domains, as well as in terms of theta/beta ratios. Theta-beta ratios averaged across 19 channels ranged from 1.40 to 7.69. Active electrodes sited at C3 and C4, referenced and grounded on ipslateral ear lobes, utilized two channels of the ProComp+ to a KeyData laptop accommodating NeuroCarePro software with dual monitor capability. Approximately thirty-second baselines were recorded before and after each session. NCPro decreases surges of variability in the emergent mean of the median (MOM) within boxed neighborhoods of resilience target (RT) inhibits and flexibility target (FT) augments. This central tendency is calculated from a median value averaged 16 times per second at 55 taps Parks-McClellan finite impulse response (FIR) filtering operations. Feedback for all targets was disabled by default with excessive excursions outside resilience inhibit targets of 2-6hz delta/theta, 8-13hz alpha under eyes open conditions, and 23-38hz high beta. Targets were adjusted to produce visual and auditory feedback at least 80% of the time. Flexibility target augments of12-15hz SMR on the right, 16-20hz Beta on the left, 21hz, and 40hz were trained either separately or simultaneously using comprehensive portals. Changes were monitored by NeuroCarePro snapshot spectral analysis comparatives.

Results: Medication titration began within 7-10 sessions. The only child not on medication maintained unprecendented straight A’s and returned to mainstream schooling the following school year. One student discontinued medication and four reduced to half the original dosage, three of which demonstrated consistent success in cognitive measures, transfer of benefit, and stabilization of medication reductions. Two with severe theta/beta ratios of 7+ were inconsistent in measures, however one dramatically reduced theta/beta ratio to 4.5. QEEG analysis echoed other measures in varying degrees consistent with previous findings (Chabot, Merkin, Wood, Davenport, and Serfontein, (1996).

Conclusions: Without a scientific control group cross-validating results, a systematic simultaneous procedure under relatively controlled conditions with single case studies can be regarded as a between-person replication of objective and subjective data (Barabasz, Barabasz, & Blampied, 1996). This case series replicates findings five out of six times in support of previous results found in neurofeedback research (Lubar & Lubar, 1984; Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood, & O’Donnell, 1995; Linden, Habib, & Radojevic, 1996; Thompson & Thompson, 1998). That training effects were replicated with varying degrees of severity, on different types of psychostimulants, within a rotating schedule, following an adaptive protocol, demonstrates effectiveness of this comprehensive approach to neurofeedback for AD/HD. One and possibly three-year follow up will assess longevity.


Barabasz, M., Barabasz, A., & Blampied, N. (1996). A primer of case study research in neurotherapy Journal of Neurotherapy, 1(4), 12-14.

Brown, V. (2001). The mean of the median: A new metric for targeting in clinical neurofeedback? Oct, 2001 SNR presentation abstract.

Chabot, R. J., Merkin, H., Wood, L. M., Davenport, T. L., and Serfontein, G.(1996). Sensitivity and specificity of QEEG in children with attention deficit or specific developmental learning disorders. Clinical EEG, 27(1):26--34.

Linden, M., Habib, T., & Radojevic, V. (1996). A controlled study of the effects of EEG biofeedback on the cognition and behavior of children with attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities. Biofeedback and Self Regulation, 21(1), 35-49.

Lubar, J.O. & Lubar, J.F. (1984). Electroencephalographic biofeedback of SMR and beta for treatment of attention deficit disorders in a clinical setting. Biofeedback and Self Regulation, 9, 1-23.


Lubar, J.F., Monastra, V.J., & Linden, M. (2001). The development of a quantitative electroencephalographic scanning process for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: Reliability and validity studies. Neuropsychology Vol 15. No. 1, 136-144.

Lubar, J.F., Swartwood, M.O., Swartwood, J.N., & O’Donnell, P.H. (1995). Evaluation of the effectiveness of EEG neurofeedback training for ADHD in a clinical setting as measured by changes in T.O.V.A. scores, behavioral ratings, and WISC-R performance. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, Vol.20, No. 1, 83-99.

Monastra, V., Lubar, J., Linden, M., VanDeusen, P., Green, G., Wing, W., Phillips, A., & Fenger T. (1999). Assessing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder via quantitative electroencephalography: An initial validation study. Neuropsychology Vol. 13,(3), 424-433.

Thompson, L. & Thompson, M. (1998). Neurofeedback combined with training in metacognitive strategies: Effectiveness in students with ADD. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Vol. 23, No. 4, 243-263.


Shannon Warwick is a graduate student in Counseling Psychology with Union Institute and University at Vermont College in consultation with field faculty, Dr. Joel Lubar, and Drs. Valdeane Brown and Susan Cheshire-Brown of the NeuroCarePro approach.


Thursday, January 23, 2003


Intro to Neurofeedback Course Description

Anna Wise

    Anna’s unique contribution to neurofeedback is the marriage of science and spirituality. Working with both the state and content of consciousness, she uses the Mind Mirror III EEG to identify and train higher states. In this half hour Anna will demonstrate the Mind Mirror and detail her work in training the Awakened Mind.

Plenary Session Talk Abstract

Sunday, January 26, 2003, 10 a.m.


The Sequential Awakened Mind

(Theoretical and Experiential Presentation)

 By Anna Wise

 Anna will present a new form of the awakened mind brain wave state that she has discovered and named The Sequential Awakened Mind. 

 The Awakened Mind brainwave pattern is verified in two ways:

1) The brain wave pattern must contain all four categories of beta, alpha, theta, and delta with the appropriate interrelationship of peak frequencies; and

2) The client must report subjective experiences from the Table of Subjective Landmarks, which correlate with the awakened mind and/or the evolved mind brain wave patterns (states 5 and/or 6 of the Table of Subjective Landmarks, see pages 30-31 in Awakening the Mind or pages 35-36 in The High Performance Mind).

 In 1996, Anna first began to recognize a subtle but identifiable series of brain waves that occurred sequentially over time. She had previously dismissed them as disorganized or unstable.  Normally, when a student has a disorganized or unstable pattern there is a correlation of subjective experience. Likewise, when a student has an organized, stable awakened mind pattern, there is also usually a correlation of subjective experience. However, this curious sequential progression of frequencies was seen in several students who simultaneously reported the subjective landmarks of the awakened mind.

 It became evident that the brainwaves, themselves, were behaving in a way that was passing information down from the conscious mind to the subconscious or unconscious mind, or up in the other direction.  This required the frequencies to flare, in quick succession, drawing the information or the content through all four categories of brain waves, thus instigating the subjective awakened mind experience.  This sequential awakened mind pattern can be the sequential flaring of each category, as a complete distinct whole, one after the other, or it can be the sequential flaring of successive frequencies within each category that creates the flow of information.

 This pattern contains all of the frequencies necessary for the awakened mind, flaring in succession rather than simultaneously, yet still with the interrelationship that allows the flow of information to occur.  This newly discovered form of the awakened mind met all of the established criteria that defines the awakened mind, and was named  the Sequential Awakened Mind..

 A meditation to train the Sequential Awakened Mind will comprise the experiential part of this presentation.


Anna Wise, author of Awakening the Mind:  A Guide to Mastering the Power of Your Brainwaves (Tarcher/Putnam 2002) and The High Performance MindMastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and Creativity (Tarcher/Putnam 1995), has taught meditation and brainwave development with the Mind Mirror EEG for three decades. She leads workshops, seminars and corporate training programs world-wide. The Anna Wise Center is located in Larkspur, California (www.annawise.com).



Awakening the Mind: Mastering the Power of Your Brainwaves

 (2 hour Workshop Description)

 By Anna Wise

 Inside 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 teaching.
"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 spiritual beings."
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.


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