I want to share this important and moving video with you about the profound nature of inter generational trauma and this woman’s exceptional process to free herself from it. Take a look: ... See MoreSee Less
Ruth Lanius is quoted in this article (without reference to her research on the default mode network and the differences between implicit and explicit memory at the level of the brain). But it’s a start! ... See MoreSee Less
My two day intensive: "Neurofeedback for Trauma" begins tomorrow-
Friday, April 9, 9a-12:30p EDT Saturday, April 10 9a-12:30p EDT
Here's more on the course, from EEGER- I hope to see you there!
This intensive two day seminar will help you incorporate successful strategies of neurofeedback into the treatment of developmental trauma.
Reviewing the latest neuroscience research relating to the impact of neglect and abuse on the developing brain, we will also turn to evidence-based techniques to calm the fear-driven brain. In developmental trauma, no major neurological system is spared, leading to consequences for physical and immune system health. We will discuss how trauma impacts the brain’s networks as well as its capacity to inhibit states of high arousal.
We will look at the brain dynamics underlying dissociation and the differences in how the dissociative and non-dissociative person processes information. These findings challenge our ways of thinking about psychological defenses including dissociation, repression and resistance. They can also inform the development of neurofeedback protocols.
All of these impacts give rise to a mind and sense of identity in our traumatized patients that we encounter as psychotherapists. The second day of this workshop will focus on how to integrate neurofeedback and psychotherapy. We will explore the powerful fields that trauma creates in our patients and in us, where these seem to show up in the EEG and how we can measure change in these fields as treatment and neurofeedback progress. We will discuss the pragmatic issues in the integration of brain and mind approaches such as touch, time and office set-up, as well as the importance of psycho-education in this approach to treatment.
We’ll discuss some “tried and true” protocols and some new ones that are emerging in response to the neuroscience. And we will explore the changes and the setbacks we can expect to see in the course of recovery from the devastating aftermath of developmental trauma. We will talk about all of this using case examples that the seminar leader and participants bring. ... See MoreSee Less