Winter Brain 2003
Self-Awareness / Self-Regulation Training: Transcending
the Illness Treatment Model
field of neurofeedback is experiencing great pressure to adopt a “medical
model” approach to neurofeedback, both to gain credibility within
the broader medical and psychological communities and to establish
neurofeedback as a “scientific” discipline.
the medical model as it is currently practiced is more like the
proverbial sinking ship than it is a desirable platform from which to
launch a radically new approach to optimum performance for all.
The general population is tacitly rejecting this model by
moving into novel and often quite unique relationships with a variety
of newly defined health care practitioners.
Those practitioners who are willing to participate in an
egalitarian, collaborative relationship with their clients will help
create an entirely new paradigm of health promotion and wellness
training that no longer relies upon the old doctor / patient ideals.
workshop will describe the current state of the medical model as it is
practiced in medicine, psychiatry and psychology. We will then explore an evolutionary vision for a new
approach that more accurately encompasses the possibilities inherent
in an emerging discipline
that includes not only neurofeedback, but also AVE, CES, HEG, TMS and
more. This field is much
too revolutionary to be constrained by outdated forms. We have the opportunity to move beyond these limitations to
more effectively benefit our clients and ourselves.
- 20 Minutes talk Friday, Jan 24,
Heart Disease: Integrated Approach
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
Presented by Naras Bhat, MD, FACP, Cybernetix Medical Institute, 2182
East St, Concord, California, 94520. Phone: 925-685-4224. Fax:
925-685-6997. Website: heartsaver. com
Focus: Heart disease is number one killer. We have created a model of
treating heart disease using biofeedback. The program is based on the
fact that coronary artery disease leads to events like a heart attack
depending on the dynamic factors of plumbing, chemical risks, and
Naras Bhat, MD, FACP is a board certified specialist in Internal
Medicine and Metabolic Cardiology. He was a professor of Behavioral
Medicine at Rosebridge College of Integrative Psychology, and teaches
at University of California, Berkeley. He is immediate past president
of Biofeedback Society of California and serves as board member of
AAPB. He is the author of two popular books: How to Reverse and
Prevent Heart Disease; Reversing Stress and Burnout.
He has an active heart disease reversal clinic at Concord, California
focused on the tripod model of heart disease: plumbing blockage,
cholesterol chemistry, and emotional factors. The program consists of
weekly educational and support group, individual sessions of
biofeedback to reduce reactivity of mind-body in general and heart in
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
2. What is the goal
To provide a working model of "hot reactivity" control using
biofeedback and heart rate variability monitoring as a main tool.
3. The author has written a book, How to Reverse Heart Disease and
Cancer. This book is based on our clinic protocol. The author has
produced two popular videos: Uprooting anger, and Meditation by
Statement of Objectives
1. What is the new model of treating heart disease?
2. Can I develop a cardiac rehabilitation program in my biofeedback
2. Will that program be acceptable by medical doctors, and insurance
companies in my community?
4. Can I measure, monitor, and modify the reactivity of a coronary
artery disease patient?
5. Can I prevent and reverse my own cardiac reactivity by learning
All biofeedback practitioners can attend this program. Of special
interest for people involved in cardiovascular work.
Basic knowledge of Biofeedback procedures is recommended, but not
Claim of the course
1. Heart rate variability can measure, monitor, and modify human
emotions and this form of biofeedback is useful in treating heart
2. Emotional rehabilitation of heart patient starts with anger
control. Anger control is easy to teach using the biofeedback of heart
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".
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
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
While geared towards the curious beginner, more experienced healers are
most welcome to contribute their energetic support and possible feedback
to the activities.
The only requirement for participation is positive intention and an open
Biography:Susan Cheshire Brown Ph.D.
Dr. Brown was awarded her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State
University of New York at Stony Brook following completion of various
degrees in Psychology, Nursing and Counseling. She has received numerous
academic honors and awards along the way, and served as Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Stony Brook,
Division of Behavioral Medicine for some years. She is well published in
the field of Behavioral Medicine, while her clinical knowledge and
experience embraces both behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. Dr,
Brown began her healing training and experience as far back as the early
70s, and is a trained healer today. Yet despite this, she has felt
compelled, as have many in academic and clinical environments, to separate
out her healing interests from her “real work” in her office. Much of
this is shifting however, as increasing numbers of clinicians are becoming
more open regarding not only their interest in healing, but also their
well-hidden accomplishments in these 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
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
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
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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
Edge Approaches to Targeting in Neurofeedback: Comprehensive Box
Targeting, Comprehensive Lines, Complex-Adaptive Procedures, and Targeting
Based On Mind-Body Energetics.
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.
Neurofeedback As An Applied Non-Duality Practice: Engaged Compassion And
Absolute Bodhicitta As The Foundation Of Transformation
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
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.
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.
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.
reference databases, is it possible to know what is normal? Most
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
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
- Thomas S. Brownback and Linda
- 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.
- 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.
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).
Neurotherapy Full Court Press
Dr. Ed Castro
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.
Considerations for Neurofeedback Providers
Dr. Ed Castro
Castro will discuss alternative medicine modalities, outlined in the
Plenary, that are used to remediate a variety of brain dysfunctions.
Included in the discussion will be information about the current
clinical experience with various modalities, an approach for selecting
treatments and for evaluating their practitioners, a summary of usual
treatment regimens, and information about finding providers of these
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.
Neurofeedback Enhance Authentic Happiness?
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.
the Beta-Theta Protocol into Two Separate Components of Attention
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
"The fear protocol": The
theory of FPO2 and the implications of new clinical data.
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
"Mending the Blueprint of
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.
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
In this workshop Thom Hartmann
will help those with ADHD and professionals who work with them hunt for
success in the workplace.
*Finding the right job
and being a hunter within someone else’s company
*ADD & Entrepreneurship—building
your own business
your greatest enemy at work and how to overcome it
to hunt for success your career
the Power of Life: Waking up to Personal and Global Transformation
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.
neurotechnologies with psychotherapy;
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
heuristic adaptive model for the interwaving of neurotechnologies (nt)
will be presented. Underlying concepts will be discussed based
psychotraumatological frames like resource-orientation and
salutogenesis, differential stress-patterns, psychological
intervention as process of cognition, cognitive-behavioral methods
(cbm) of intervention.
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.
results lead to the
stress-patterns from different developmental stages are stored in
differential cognitive and neuronal
the focus on stress-genesis 50with its different modalities of storing
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.
neurotechnologies and cognitive-behavioral strategies are to be seen
in adaptive reflexive loops.
Keywords: cognitive-behavioral methods, neurotechnologies,
SELLING NEUROFEEDBACK; Developing
A Successful ‘Gorilla Marketing’ Plan For Fun and Profit
(4 hour workshop - review
of the basics plus develop individualized marketing plans)
Need to get a new practice started or enhance an existing one? You’ve
finished your training, bought equipment, attended conferences and now
you’re waiting for clients to storm the door. Neurofeedback is a
tricky sell. But help is on the way. The secret to selling neurofeedback
is not selling neurofeedback. So what do you sell? This workshop covers
the basic tools and principles of successful “gorilla marketing” to
get your practice into high gear while keeping costs down. The
development of a successful marketing plan is broken down into
easy-to-follow steps plus you’ll take home a workshop manual. This
comprehensive workshop includes “The Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made in
Marketing” – tools and tips of effective gorilla tactics; samples of
everything you’ll need, such as media kits and press releases; print
ads and informational packets; sample business cards, promotional tools
and brochures; developing and maintaining mailing lists; yellow pages
and lecturing; initial client contact; budgeting; plus, finding and
using the “mommy underground” and other informal networks in your
community. It’s just not the theory of gorilla marketing. Each
participant will leave with a customized marketing plan that can be used
to get that old-fashioned, good-as-gold word-of-mouth going right in
your own hometown.
TO BLISSFUL AWARENESS, PROFOUND HEALING, AND OPTIMALFUNCTIONING
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.
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).
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.
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
Presenter: Judith O. Lubar, LCSW,
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
Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) of Cerebral
Activity in Chronic Depressive Disorder
Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D., Marco Congedo, MA, John Askew, Ph.D.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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ADVANCED WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
USE OF MULTIPLE DATABASES, NEW EEG ARTIFACTING TECHNIQUES AND LORETA
ANALYSIS FOR NEUROFEEDBACK INTERVENTIONS
- PRESENTER—Joel F. Lubar
Ph.D. BCIA-EEG Professor, University of Tennessee
- Data base and QEEG driven
protocols for neurofeedback interventions has been shown to be a
very accurate means of maximizing the effectiveness of EEG
biofeedback (neurofeedback) for most clinical interventions However
the accuracy of the existing databases besides establishing their
own internal validity and sensitivity depend upon very accurately
artifacted and sufficiently long samples of properly recorded raw
EEG data. In this workshop I plan to demonstrate the actual
collection of 19+ channels of EEG using a new portable system
designed for Windows 2000, NT, XP. Remontaging and precise artifact
removal will be demonstrated and the output compared with several
commercially available databases. The decision tree for
neurofeedback intervention will be explained for this example and
further illustrated for a number of clinical 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.
FOUNDATIONS COURSE PRESENTATION:
UNDERSTANDING THE EEG, ITS ORIGINS, ITS CHARACTERISTICS AND ITS
APPLICATION FOR NEUROFEEDBACK - Neurotherapy.
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
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
NF Training with the
ROSHI/Brain-Link® in a patient with CVA.-A case study.
Martha Maldonado, Med; Victoria
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
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.
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
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
- Liana Mattulich, M.D.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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
- 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.
Thursday, 9:30 A.M.
- The Evolution and Current
Status of Mechanisms- Based Training
- Master Course for Established
- 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.
Plenary Session Presentation (11:30 A.M.):
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
Plenary Session Presentation (12:20AM):
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.
Afternoon Workshop (2-4 P.M.):
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.
Afternoon Workshop (4-6 P.M.):
it’s all nonlinear dynamics? Now what?
developments in neurofeedback.
- By Siegfried Othmer
outlines of the future of neurofeedback are becoming clear. We are
heading for a multipolar world in which a variety of techniques of
neuro-regulation will vie for the clinician’s fealty. It would be
nice to bring some order to this state of affairs, and to look for a
model in which all of these developments can be accommodated. Such a
model is nonlinear dynamics. We find, however, that such a model
does not connect well with what mental health practitioners bring to
the table, nor to what we understand with respect to
psychopathology. Moreover, such a model is very permissive. It does
not yield specific, narrow-gauge prescriptions for brain
self-regulation. Rather, it provides a basis for understanding them
all. Nevertheless, we will use the principles of nonlinear dynamical
systems to devise a generic approach to neuro-regulation. Needed is
an approach that preserves and builds upon the best of current
practice. However, it must be a strategy that is readily accessible
to the aspiring neurofeedback practitioner and can serve as an easy
path of entry.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
- What Does Your Aura Reveal?
Scientific Analysis of the Human Aura
- Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.
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
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
- 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.
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.
Acorn Health Associates, P.C.
4410 Linglestown Road
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
- Neuroelectric Behavior and
Attachment, Habituation, and
Mental Disorder: East Meets West
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.
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
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
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.
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.
A tinted world-view
Qeeg's were done to ascertain the improvement in reading, processing
speed and working memory when visual Dyslexics were wearing tinted
Positive results are reported in terms of sensory integration and
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
Neurotherapy in the New Millennium
M. Barry Sterman,
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,
- 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.
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 RAPID
- PAUL G. SWINGLE
The QUICK-Q is a very efficient, rapid 5-site assessment procedure
that markedly facilitates neurotherapeutic treatment
of many disorders. The QUICK-Q can be administered, scored and presented to the
client in well under
the 50 minute hour. Often
clients can receive a preliminary treatment in the same session
but they always leave with the belief that neurotherapy is a
no-nonsense, highly specific method of treatment.
Many clients will receive a full QEEG later in the
treatment process. However,
many will not require, nor request, the full QEEG because the
QUICK-Q provided all the required information to guide treatment
for rapid remediation of their
complaints. Of course, clients presenting with stroke, traumatic brain
injury, or other neurological disorders are usually assessed with
full QEEG at the initial intake session.
In addition to reviewing
the QUICK-Q, efficient
neurotherapeutic treatment strategies and effective adjunctive
treatments based on the assessment will be presented.
AND EMOTIONAL RELEASE TREATMENT PROCEDURES THAT FACILITATE NEUROTHERAPY
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.
ELECTRICAL STIMULATION AS AN ADJUNCT TO NEUROTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF
is a self administered treatment in which microamperage electrical
current is applied to the head, usually on the earlobes or mastoid
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.
Role of Intuition in Performance
Center for Biofeedback
Peak Performance Coaching
10 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT06107
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?
Role of Attention in Optimal Performance: A Five Phase Model
Center for Biofeedback
Peak Performance Coaching
10 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT06107
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
to Enhance Operatic Performance
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."
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
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.
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.
and accuracy of decision-making are accepted components of
Intelligence testing. (Wechsler…)
in frontal cortex blood flow have been found in studies of deficits
of frontal cortex functioning.
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.
(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.
training described below examined the effect of training time for
intentional increase of cerebral oxygenation on the gain in TOVA
Hemoencephalography (HEG) Workshop
CLINICAL HEG WORKSHOP presents the necessary background and hands
on experience to begin using HEG in the clinic. This includes:
and advantages of HEG neurofeedback
theory of lighting the brain
of brain areas in need of training
of headband to access intended brain area
to recognize good signals
to do with dark colored hair interference
and encouragement of clients
of movies to maintain client interest
of client fatigue
of rest periods
Should Take This Course
workshop is designed for nurses, clinical biofeedback
practitioners, primary care physicians, and psychologists.
The simplicity and advantages of HEG neurofeedback
How to locate relevant trainable brain areas
How to use objective tests to assess progress in alleviating brain
attendee will learn (1) To identify brain areas in need of
training, (2) To verify area selection via objective tests (3) To
objectively assess progress of clients. (4) To select proper
instrument settings for client conditions. (5) To help the client
use trained gains
of the presenter
Angeles CA 90048
Research Institute – President 1969 to present
Universith of Illinois 1945
Union University 1977
Sigma Xi Research
Honorary Society University of Illinois 1939
advanced degree, Union University 1977
Phi Eta Sigma
Freshman Honorary Society University of Illinois 1937
Biofeedback Society of California 1974
Toomim is the inventor of HEG and has been researching the field
of applied neurophysiology since 1994.
His research is
focused on both clinical applications and the physiological basis
He is a constant
contributor of papers for Neurofeedback meetings
What tests woud you use to determine brain areas at risk
Toomim’s Behavior Questionnaire
MicroCog Assessment of Cognitive Functioning
All of the above
How would you evaluate progress in HEG
Maintain a session by session graph of incoming blood flow
Evaluate Brain Map after each 10 sessions
Assess Cognitive functioning after each 10 sessions
Assess T.O.V.A after each 10 sessions
A. and B.
C. and D.
What artifacts are present in EEG neurotherapy that are no
longer present in HEG
Eye movement artifact in prefrontal cortex training
Electrode to skin impedance makes EEG susceptible to
Electrode to skin impedance makes EEG susceptibls to 60 Hz
Muscle contraction artifact must be guarded against in EEG
All of above
What is the best corellation between the EEG signal and the
The Beta to Theta ratio varies with cerebral blood flow
Excessive Theta levels corellate with low cerebral blood
Excessive Beta levels corellate with high cerebral blood
Excessive Theta levels corellate with high cerebral blood
What instrument is used with oxygenation Blood Flow
Near Infrared Spectrometer
Far infrared Spectrometer
Far infrared Thermometer
Audio Visio Flashing Lights
a, b, or c
all of the above
none of the above
c. and d.
Ambient interior light should be avoided because it …
Makes readings unstable
Causes increased blood flow readings
Causes undulating blood flow readings
All the above if poor skin contact through hair exists
a., b., c., and d. if light leaks into the headband skin
Has no effect on HEG feedback
The internal cover on the headband is designed to…
Strengthen the headband
Block ambient light
Block extracerebral light crosstalk
None of the above
Make a convenient mount for the optodes
The most significant signs of patient fatigue are…
Drop in indicated HEG signal lasting for more than 2
Drop in indicated HEG signal
Any of the above
A. or c. above
Regular undulating readings signify…
Eye blink artifact
a. or b.
Poor ground skin contact
Ambient light leakage
E. or f.
is aided by
Thinking pleasant thoughts
Internalizing feedback sound
Keeping feedback objective
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
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.
Effective Protocol Selection
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.
Whole Brain EEG Assessment
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
NCPro Neurofeedback for AD/HD in
an Educational Setting
- Shannon Warwick
- Vermont College M.A.
- Union Institute and
- 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.
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).
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
January 23, 2003
Intro to Neurofeedback Course
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.
Session Talk Abstract
January 26, 2003, 10 a.m.
Sequential Awakened Mind
and Experiential Presentation)
will present a new form of the awakened mind brain wave state that she
has discovered and named The Sequential Awakened Mind.
Awakened Mind brainwave pattern is verified in two ways:
The brain wave pattern must contain all four categories of beta,
alpha, theta, and delta with the appropriate interrelationship of peak
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).
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.
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.
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..
meditation to train the Sequential Awakened Mind will comprise the
experiential part of this presentation.
author of Awakening the Mind:
A Guide to Mastering the Power of Your Brainwaves (Tarcher/Putnam
2002) and The High Performance Mind – Mastering 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
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.
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.