Autumn Beginners Neurofeedback Workshop
This year we are going to try something a bit different, we will run the workshop over four consecutive Saturdays:
The dates are three days:
Day 1 – Wednesday 11th September 2019
Day 2 – Thursday 12th September 2019
Day 3 – Friday 13th September 2019
The day will run from 9:30 am till 5 pm.
You are welcome to come on just the days you want, but of course the four days are designed to build on each other.
£150 a day or £450 for the 3 days.
Discount for Members of the:
British Neuroscience Association (BNA) or Society of Applied Neuroscience (SAN): £425 for the 3 days.
Student Registration: £400 for the 3 days.
Topics will include:
EEG frequencies and waveforms
The neural anatomy of attention and arousal
The international 10-20 electrode placement system
Intake/assessment procedure for protocol selection
and running a session with practical hands-on experience
This workshop will be suitable for beginners to the field of Neurofeedback. It will cover a brief history of the field, relevant brain anatomy, physiology and function, and practical hands-on experience in running a neurofeedback session.
We will meet around 9:30 am to start for 10am and go till 5:30/6pm,
(We understand that people can have a long way to travel, so we try not to put the important stuff at the beginning and end of the day)
Participants will learn:
The basics of neuronal dynamics, cortical rhythms, and neuronal generators, which together give us insight into neural connectivity.
The arousal model of neurofeedback and how to measure optimal and sub-optimal arousal.
How to recognize specific brain wave dysregulations in clinical practise (e.g. Bipolar depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Schizophrenia, Insomnia etc.) and in educational settings (AD/HD, Dyslexia, Autism, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, etc) will be described with up-to-date research and theories. Studies presenting the practise and efficacy of Neurofeedback in all these conditions will be presented. Some psychometric tests to aid assessment will be explained and handed out.
How to deal with common applications beyond the arousal model – such as Head injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, Sociopathy, Delinquency, Pain, Fibromyalgia, Bruxism, Eating Disorders, Memory problems, Addictions, Dementia etc. Many of these conditions will require a Quantitative EEG (see advanced course) as a necessary part of the assessment before neurofeedback protocols can be developed for their treatment. Some of these conditions require a different kind of neurofeedback (e.g. alpha-theta), which will be briefly explained but also belongs to the advanced neurofeedback course material.
How to look beyond the deficit model – peak-performance in Sports, Music and Drama, Cognitive enhancement and Creativity, Hypnosis and Immune system enhancement for long term illness.
At the completion of this course certified by The Society for Applied Neuroscience, participants will be able to:
Assess a client’s suitability for neurofeedback – this may include the use of psychometrics as well as a neurofeedback questionnaire, based on the arousal model and astructured interview, quantifying symptoms. Recognise when a potential client needs treatment other than neurofeedback.
Understand the basis of electrophysiological recording and know where the electrodes should be placed (the 10/20 system will be practised) and what preparation is needed.
Be able to run a neurofeedback session and describe the training curve.
Develop a symptom tracking progress report for use between sessions.
While recognising the power of neurofeedback, also understanding how motivation, conditioning, medication, expectations, diet and peer/other pressure can influence a good outcome.
We do try and stick to this timetable, but it does depend on people’s interests and backgrounds, as we do want to meet people’s needs and learning objectives. So we can’t always promise to be exactly on time.
Introduction to EEG Neurofeedback History, Biofeedback, Neurotherapy, Neuroimaging To Neurofeedback
Learning, Conditioning, personality and Arousal Model
10-20, Demo of Neurofeedback session The international 10-20 electrode placement system
EEG Normal and Abnormal
Running a session – Hands On
“Question and technical issues” Homework case studies
Protocols Theoretically Driven
Protocols Historically Driven
Protocols qEEG and mini-qEEG
Clinical: Attachment issues, stress and PTSD, depression, OCD, etc.
Educational: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD/ADD, Autistic spectrum etc.
Peak performance: Optimal functioning, creativity, Personal and Home Use
Running a session – Hands On
Technical and Hardware
Dr Bev Steffert is an Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Neurofeedback practitioner.
Dr Tony Steffert is a EEG technician, clinician and researcher in Neurofeedback, EEG and Sonification.
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