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This course covers Part 3 of the Neurofeedback lecture given by Ruth Lanius, MD and hosted by Northeast Region Biofeedback Society.
Dr. Ruth Lanius will be presenting ‘hot off the press‘ findings from her randomized control trial examining alpha down neurofeedback with PTSD. The results are very exciting in that treatment with neurofeedback as compared to a sham condition shows not only a significant decrease in PTSD symptoms but also leads to a normalization of several major brain networks affected by PTSD. The findings illustrate elegantly how neurofeedback can lead to brain plasticity and recovery from PTSD.
Neurofeedback, also knows as brain wave/EEG biofeedback offers a profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, otherwise known as developmental trauma. When an attachment rupture occurs between a child and her or his primary caregiver, a tangle of complicated symptoms can set in: severe emotional dysregulation, chronic dissociation, self-destructive behaviors, social isolation, rage, and fear. Until now, few reliable therapies existed to combat developmental trauma. As described in Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain we are shown that by focusing on a client's brain-wave patterns and "training" them to operate at different frequencies, the rhythms of the brain, body, and mind are normalized, attention stabilizes, fear subsides, and, with persistent, dedicated training, regulation sets in.
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