A Comprehensive Approach to Neurofeedback for Trauma Related Dysregulation by Ainat Rogel
Principles of Neurofeedback (Ainat Rogel, Ph.D.)
- The Hierarchy of Brain Functioning
- The Principles of Neurofeedback
- Case Study “Caroline” Video
Neurofeedback Demonstration (Diana Martinez, MD, Ph.D.)
Neurofeedback & Psychotherapy with Emphasis on Dissociation (Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN)
- Emerging Neuroscience of Developmental Trauma
- Brain Structures & Networks
- The Nature of Forgetting: Trauma Forgetting
- Therapeutic Presence
- Affect Regulation & Quieting Fear
Assessments & Research (Diana Martinez, MD & Ainat Roget, Ph.D.)
- EEG, Arousal, & Brain Waves
- Neurofeedback Protocol
- The Impact of Neurofeedback on Adults & Children with Developmental Trauma: 2 Randomized Control Studies
Neurofeedback & Body Psychotherapy (Elya Steinberg, MD)
- Biodynamic Psychotherapy as a Holistic Approach & Multidimensional Approach
- Case Study “L”
- Intervention Techniques Common to All Biodynamic Psychotherapies
- Biodynamic Psychology & Psychotherapy
- Emotional & Physiological Regulation
- Dynamic Assessment
- Case Example “17 Year Old”
- Case Example “P”
Biofeedback in Treating Developmental Trauma (Inna Khazan, Ph.D.)
- Biofeedback Definition
- Underlying Biofeedback Mechanisms
- Breathing & Over Breathing
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback
- Polyvagal Theory
- HRV & Trauma
- Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Training
Panel Discussion Q&A
Understanding that trauma alters and dysregulates brain activity opens new state of the art methods of treatment which directly target disturbed neuronal pathways.
One such treatment, Neurofeedback, leverages recent research results that relate neuronal pathways and brain areas affected by the trauma with executive functioning, safety, sense of self, different self-states, bodily based aspects (e.g. physical balance, movement, voice modulation, interoceptive sensations) shame and agency.
This recording brings together researchers, clinicians and neurofeedback practitioners who are exploring ways in which we can apply the neuroscience of trauma to clinical practice by integrating it with psychotherapy, biofeedback, bodywork and mindfulness.
The recording will start with an explanation of the basics of neurofeedback and review the existing research with practical implications. Next, the impact of neurofeedback on Developmental Trauma by calming down the fear-driven brain and improving emotion regulation. The major part of the recording will be dedicated to integrating neurofeedback into clinical settings.
- Summarize the recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of dissociation.
- Articulate the importance of addressing neurocircuitry with neurofeedback in the treatment of dissociation in clients.
- Identify the principles of neurofeedback and its applications to developmental trauma (DT) and put to practical use in session.
- Explain the concept of heart rate variability biofeedback and its applications to developmental trauma as it relates to clinical practice.
- Evaluate specific heart rate variability biofeedback skills and discuss ways to utilize them in clinical practice.
- Consider the objective and subjective assessments that are recommended to evaluate clinical progress in an integrative approach in developmental trauma.
- Discuss how to integrate elements from body-psychotherapy like touch, breathing and movement with neurofeedback and its synergetic effect to clients who suffered developmental trauma.
- Integrate neurofeedback with other treatment modalities to improve client level of functioning.