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Rae Tattenbaum

Rae Tattenbaum

Performance coach Rae Tattenbaum earned her BA and completed advanced study in Theatre Arts at Hofstra University. She also has an MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work.

The recipient of the Nortel's President's award for excellence, she is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurofeedback, and teaching performance enhancement methods to adolescents and adults.

A pioneer in using Neurofeedback for enhancing performance, Tattenbaum is featured in Jim Robbins�s May 2000 book, A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Biofeedback. Rae�s unique tapestry of tools which enhance performance in creativity, academics, business and the performing arts has been recognized in Jim Robbins�s book, A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Biofeedback. This unique five part program and it�s application to classical singers was featured in 2004 in �Classical Singer Magazine. She has also been featured nationally on WNPR�s "The Infinite Mind". She is the chair of the AAPB Optimal Functioning Section and most recently served as a primary source for the WSJ�s article on the role of Neurofeedback in working with elite athletes... Ms. Tattenbaum teaches internationally including courses at the University of Hartford. She works actively with Elite Athletes , who recently competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics, and with Broadway and Metropolitan Opera performers. Rae Tattenbaum earned her BA and completed advanced study in Theatre Arts at Hofstra University. She also has an MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work



Plenary #262):  My Normal Brain: The Power of Technology and Spirit in renormalizing the Brain 

A previously undiagnosed case of Lyme disease of the central nervous system revealed a shift from a basically normal brain map to one that was strikingly abnormal. I used many intervention methods in my search for recovery ranging from medical, to neurological, to spiritual. I benchmarked my progress using past maps taken during the healing process and ultimately saw a clear shift from normal, to abnormal, to renormalization. But which of all these techniques made this happen? Which of them helped me regain my cognitive functioning?


EEG Foundations Course #394):  Optimal Functioning in Neuro and Biofeedback; An Overview 


Plenary #395):  Optimal Functioning in Neuro and Biofeedback; An Overview 

Where has biofeedback fit in in the development of elite performance?


Pre-Conference #263):  The Secret Weapon: The Mind Empowering Achievement-Oriented Clients with a Five Step Program for Optimal Performance 

When asked by a NY Times reporter what was the most important attribute of his game, Tiger Woods responded, My mind. Those seeking to achieving Edge from the Metropolitan Opera to Scholars to Olympic athletes talk about qualities of mind as central to their performance. Recently, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN and other media featured AC Milan's use of biofeedback, particularly EEG biofeedback as important contributions to Italy's capture of the World Cup. EEG biofeedback works directly with the brain to enhance qualities of mind, to activate the secret weapon.

This workshop will provide a model of services to work with athletes, performing artists, student athletes, scholars, or business professionals on qualities of mind, including quieting emotion and gaining attention.

 

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Plenary #262):  My Normal Brain: The Power of Technology and Spirit in renormalizing the Brain

The journey begins in a hyperbaric chamber facing a gentleman recovering from a stroke. Beside him is a 17 year old paraplegic once a promising scholar athlete before his car crash. As for me, I am here because over the past six months, I have experienced an astounding decrease in word finding and memory aptitude to the point where I am now very worried. Thus began my journey into the world of the patient. A previously undiagnosed case of Lyme disease of the central nervous system revealed a shift from a basically normal brain map to one that was strikingly abnormal. I used many intervention methods in my search for recovery ranging from medical, to neurological, to spiritual. I benchmarked my progress using past maps taken during the healing process and ultimately saw a clear shift from normal, to abnormal, to renormalization. But which of all these techniques made this happen? Which of them helped me regain my cognitive functioning?

I invite you to come and hear about this personal journey that taught me about self, spirit and healing. This experience forced me to look at my own daily life, my work with clients and my beliefs. Previously I was using a Neurofeedback software and approaches that was site specific. I had successfully facilitated clients in achieving more optimal functioning yet this very technology proved to give me a short respite rather than support the other healing interventions. An important step in recovery was to allow my faith in this technology known as Neurofeedback to be put to the test and become a client with a practitioner using a two channel approach. Sessions later it was clear that this software permitted my brain and central nervous system to self correct. This experience has allowed me to change my thoughts about the role of information technology. This talk will utilize the maps which show a change in brain function and discuss why this software would appear to support recovery from Lyme disease and other issues impacting the central nervous system. My use of technology has changed as has my functioning. I see a new model emerging that incorporates the client, the technology, the clinician and spirit.

 

EEG Foundations Course #394):  Optimal Functioning in Neuro and Biofeedback; An Overview

 

Plenary #395):  Optimal Functioning in Neuro and Biofeedback; An Overview

 

Pre-Conference #263):  The Secret Weapon: The Mind Empowering Achievement-Oriented Clients with a Five Step Program for Optimal Performance

When asked by a NY Times reporter what was the most important attribute of his game, Tiger Woods responded, My mind. Those seeking to achieving Edge from the Metropolitan Opera to Scholars to Olympic athletes talk about qualities of mind as central to their performance. Recently, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN and other media featured AC Milan's use of biofeedback, particularly EEG biofeedback as important contributions to Italy's capture of the World Cup. EEG biofeedback works directly with the brain to enhance qualities of mind, to activate the secret weapon.

This workshop will provide a model of services to work with athletes, performing artists, student athletes, scholars, or business professionals on qualities of mind, including quieting emotion and gaining attention.
Traditional biofeedback has been a mainstay in many elite athletes training and now EEG biofeedback and its usefulness to the mind is capturing the attention of those who wish to move beyond their own set point. This five component program taught in this workshop will provide the practitioner with many tools to optimize success in achievement-oriented clients. What separates this workshop from most others on optimal performance is the centrality of EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback into the training framework. Instant and specific feedback on the qualities of brain/mind allows the client to dissolve obstacles that he or she experiences to full achievement.

This two day workshop will include:
An overview of research on optimal performance
Review and discussion of traits and characteristics of peak performers
Biofeedback and Neurofeedback and their history
Clinical vs. Power vs. Optimal
Assessment: Tracking Arousal, Attachment and Attention
Attachment, relationship and the peak performer
Physiological balance tools, including Heart Rate Variability, Relaxation and Open Focus
The use of Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback:
o The Technology
o Applications
Inner Journey: How to use information from the assessment and from the instruments to help the client recognize and dissolve barriers
Mental Imagery: Using the technology to facilitate images of achievement
Coach as the Important Other: The interpersonal, relational component of peak performance
Pre and post measures of achievement from SAT scores to golf handicaps, to peer assessment of performance.
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This workshop is open to those who are already using neurofeedback who wish to expand into peak performance and to those who are new to this technology and this approach who want to listen in and learn. Rae Tattenbaum, Chair of AAPBs Optimal Functioning Section, always garners excellent reviews for this workshop. Join her for a stimulating, challenging and highly enjoyable two days in the optimal world of optimal performance.

 

Contact Info:

Rae Tattenbaum
70 Auburn Road
West Hartford, Connecticut  06119

phone: 860 561-5222

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