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A PowerPoint Presentation by
Linda Guzman Ellenberger
Proprietor & Clinician
Elevate Brain Training
Fresno, California
Ema...
A LOOK AT TODAY’S TALK
1. Brain Injury Conquerors
2. The Injured Brain
3. Brain Regulation
4. Brain Dysregulation
5. Neuro...
 Germany, Jan. 2001 World
Cup Race:
48-yr-old Anne Abernathy
crashed at 70mph
 Lost 3 yrs of memory
 Didn't recognize h...
 2001-02: Qualified for
Olympics in SLC
 2002Olympics: 26th overallin
Women’sLugeSingles
 2003-04: Ranked top 20 in
the...
 Suffered head injury
6 years prior to
starting BrainPaint
neurotherapy
 Couldn’t swallow
 Was tube fed
 Couldn’t walk...
 At work, a pipe fell off
a rack, striking him in
the head
 Days later: he’s fine
 Time progressed:
increasingly
depres...
 Motorcycle accident;
no helmet
 77-day coma; died 2x
 2 emergency surgeries
 Short-term memory: gone
 Gave up his bu...
 Cycling accident;
undiagnosed MTBI
 Took 2 one-hour
naps/day while at
work; 2 med leaves
 Woke multiple
times/night
 ...
 No daytime naps
needed
 Sleeps through the
night
 Readsfor hours atatime
 Speaks with ease:
regularly socializes
with...
NEUROFEEDBACK
IS
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
II.
The
Injured
Brain
SIGNIFICANCE OF BRAIN INJURY
BRAIN INJURY: LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE
http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/multimedia.php?id=9081
Buildings
remain
standing...
BRAIN INJURY: LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE
Buildings (brain cells) remain
Bridges & freeways (axons) are
damaged
Axons can no lon...
EFFECTS: DELETERIOUS CASCADE
Brain
Injury
Brain is
under
immense
stress
Brain goes into
“defense”
mode:
often retreats to
...
Brain
becomes
stuck in
this pattern
of low frequencies:
dysregulation
EFFECTS: DELETERIOUS CASCADE
Hill, PhD, Robert & Edu...
PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS
speech short term memory deficits mood swings
vision impa...
BRAIN INJURY LEAVES THE BRAIN STUCK
IN A STATE OF DYSREGULATION
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
III.
Brain
Regulation
vs.
Brain Dysregulation
WHAT IS A REGULATED BRAIN?
A body of 50 years of
research has proven
that
there is an
accepted normal
pattern of brainwave...
A REGULATED BRAIN:
A Command Center,
running efficiently &
productively in all
circumstances
 A harmonious
symphony whose
conductor’s
timing is
precise
A REGULATED BRAIN:
What Does the Brain Regulate?
(In the Context of Neurofeedback)
Anger Empathy Obsessive
Thoughts
Anxiety Headaches/
Migrai...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
IV.
Brain Dysregulation
WHAT IS A DYSREGULATED BRAIN?
Imbalanced
Improperly regulated
Producing
inappropriate
brainwave activity
Imprecise tim...
BRAIN DYSREGULATION:
LITERALLY, THE BRAIN IS OUT OF ORDER
DYSREGULATION
EXAMPLE 1: TOO MUCH BETA
http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback
It’s not optimal for the
beta...
DYSREGULATION
EXAMPLE 2:TOO MUCH DELTA
http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback
It’s not optimal for
the delt...
DYSREGULATION
EXAMPLE 3: INATTENTION
It’s not optimal for
the theta frequency—
the “relax” brainwave—
to be active while a...
The Dysregulated Brain
Manifests In Such Issues as…
ADD/ADHD
(Attentional Issues)
Cognitive Issues
(Focus, Memory, Process...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Re-Cap
1. Brain Regulation
2. Brain Dysregulation
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
V.
How Can the
Dysregulated
Brain
Become
Regulated?
A POWERFUL
INTERVENTION:
NEUROFEEDBACK
ALSO CALLED
EEG BIOFEEDBACK OR
NEUROTHERAPY
NEUROFEEDBACK IN A NUTSHELL
http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback
THE ESSENCE OF NEUROFEEDBACK
When your BRAIN becomes
aware of its own activity…
Your brain can change it
NEUROFEEDBACK FOR BRAIN INJURY
The brain learns to work around
the damage: nearby cells are
trained to take over the funct...
Operant Conditioning:
The brain learns self-
regulation through rewards &
inhibitors
NEUROFEEDBACK IS OPERANT CONDITIONING
NEUROFEEDBACK: A PERSONAL TRAINER
Trains
electrical
activity &
timing
of the brain
NEUROFEEDBACK CAN BE COMPARED TO
LEARNING HOW TO RIDE A BIKE
Extra tools such as
training wheels or a
friendly hand help
g...
THE LEARNING IS LOCKED IN
 Changes are
permanent
 Just as you never
forget how to ride a
bike, your brain
typically neve...
Better Brain
Regulation
Better Brain
Regulation
Improved
Brain
Performance
Better Brain
Regulation
 Better attention
 More alert
 Calm focus
 Better control over
behavior & emotions
 Increased...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
What is
Neurofeedback NOT?
NEUROFEEDBACK IS NOT….
 A cure to make your
little brother vacuum
the house
 A panacea
 A quick fix
 A “Holy Grail”
 ...
NEUROFEEDBACK IS NOT….
 A parenting replacement
 Counseling/therapy
 A new age fad
 Hypnosis
 “Mind over matter”
 In...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Re-Cap
1. Brain Regulation
2. Brain Dysregulation
3. Neurofeedback is….
4. Neurofeed...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
What
Does
Neurofeedback
Look
Like?
THE 1ST SESSION: INTAKE
A practitioner will ask 90
questions to come up with
an individualized protocol
tailored for each
...
 Sensors are placed
on ear(s) & scalp
 Sensors pick up
electrical activity
coming from
brainwaves
 Each session: 25-35
...
The computer provides
the brain feedback on:
a) how each brainwave
frequency is
performing, and
b) how the brain might
imp...
The brain responds
to the feedback,
learning new
developmental skills
WHAT HAPPENS IN A
NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?
There may be 1-
3 sensor
placement
changes
throughout
neurofeedback
sessions
for a total of 25-
35 minutes of
feedback
EAC...
Clients just
relax, enjoy,
and let the
BrainPaint
system do
the rest
EACH SUBSEQUENT NEUROFEEDBACK
SESSION
http://neurofee...
 With eyes-open
neurofeedback training,
one watches the
fractals morphing on
the screen
EACH SUBSEQUENT NEUROFEEDBACK
SES...
 With eyes-open
neurofeedback training,
one watches the
fractals morphing on
the screen
 One is also mindful
of the gree...
HOW MANY SESSIONS?
 2-3x/week (up to 10)
HOW MANY SESSIONS?
 2-3x/week (up to 10)
 Generally, in the first
5-8 sessions, clients
notice improvements
HOW MANY SESSIONS?
 2-3x/week (up to 10)
 Generally, in the first
5-8 sessions, clients
notice improvements
 20-30 sess...
HOW MANY SESSIONS?
 The greater the
brain
dysregulation, the
more sessions an
individual will need
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
VI.
What Does
Research Tell Us about
the Efficacy
of Neurofeedback?
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
BrainPaint’s Efficacy
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: ALL CLIENTS
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
All Clients...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: ADHD
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
ADHD (n=1185)
Perc...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: CHRONIC PAIN
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
Chronic Pa...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: DEPRESSION
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
Depression (...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: INSOMNIA
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
Insomnia (n=16...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: MOOD SWINGS
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
Mood Swings...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: NIGHTMARES
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
Nightmares (...
BRAINPAINT RESULTS: PTSD
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
2
Sessions
5
Sessions
10
Sessions
20
Sessions
PTSD/Trauma (n=819...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Research, in General,
Demonstrating
NF’s Efficacy
with
Brain Injury
& Mild Traumatic...
NEUROTHERAPY FOR HEAD INJURY
Dr. Jonathan Walker, neurologist
who runs Neuroscience Center,
Dallas, TX:
 Has provided neu...
NEUROTHERAPY FOR TBI
 2012 International Brain Injury
Association Review of Evidence:
 Neurofeedback remediates symptoms...
NEUROTHERAPY FOR MTBI
 Significant improvements in:
 Attention
 response accuracy of continuous
performance task
 Sign...
NEUROTHERAPY FOR
AUDITORY MEMORY IMPROVEMENT
IN TBI PATIENTS
Significant improvements
68%-181%
in 59 participants
completi...
NEUROTHERAPY FOR SEVERE TBI
 2015 Biofeedback Journal:
 Severe brain injury caused: emotional &
cognitive dysregulation
...
NEUROTHERAPY FOR POST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME
 Neurofeedback: effective in significantly
improving or redressing symptoms of ...
NEUROTHERAPYFORPOST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME
 2013 Study Results:
 Incidence and severity of headaches:
reduced after 5 neur...
NEUROTHERAPYFORPOST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME
 2015 in Biofeedback Journal:
 Post-Concussive Syndrome has similar
symptoms to ...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
If Neurofeedback
is Backed
by Such a
Large Body of
Research,
Why is it Neither
Widel...
NEUROSCIENCE’S “BEST KEPT SECRET”
 Lost government
funding in the 1970s:
 The National
Institutes of Health
(NIH) chose ...
NEUROSCIENCE’S “BEST KEPT SECRET”
 Lousy P.R.:
No large, formally
organized marketing
group (as the
pharmaceutical
indust...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Re-Cap
1. Brain injury results in brain dysregulation
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Re-Cap
1. Brain injury results in brain dysregulation
2. Neurofeedback is an e...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Re-Cap
1. Brain injury results in brain dysregulation
2. Neurofeedback is an e...
Neurofeedback Improves or Resolves
Issues of Brain Dysregulation
ADD/ADHD
(Attentional Issues)
Cognitive Issues
(Focus, Me...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Thoughts, or Takeaway
 Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain
injury , as...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Thoughts, or Takeaway
 Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain
injury , as...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Thoughts, or Takeaway
 Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain
injury , as...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Thoughts, or Takeaway
 Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain
injury , as...
 The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret
Final Thoughts, or Takeaway
 Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain
injury , as...
NEUROFEEDBACK HAS HELPED
OLYMPICATHLETES,CEOS, BRAIN INJURED FOLKS,TRAUMA
VICTIMS,AD/HD SUFFERERS,
VETERANS WITH PTSD, & T...
NEUROFEEDBACK
IS
Linda Guzman Ellenberger
Proprietor & Clinician
Elevate Brain Training
Email: ElevateBrainTraining@gmail.com
Spring 2015
APPENDIX: SOME OF
MY CLIENTS’ STORIES
 “Every time I close
my eyes, I see my 6-
year-old son dying
on the operating
table”
 After only 1 session,
John reporte...
 Hayley suffered chronic
stress for over a decade
of workplace sexual
harassment
 She finally filed a
lawsuit that took ...
 Night terrors for 6 yrs
 Rarely stayed in her own
bed: would awake &
sleep on the floor in her
sibling’s room
 She reg...
 High-functioning CEO &
mechanical engineer
 Developed severe
fatigue during 3-year
high-stress project
 Brain got stuc...
 Her anxiety was so
paralyzing & painful
that she
couldn’t go to school
couldn’t fall sleep
hours after being
around an...
 Severe depression &
anxiety kept him from
being able to attend
school since 5th grade
 11th grade: he could
complete 0 ...
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  1. 1. A PowerPoint Presentation by Linda Guzman Ellenberger Proprietor & Clinician Elevate Brain Training Fresno, California Email: ElevateBrainTraining@gmail.com © 2015
  2. 2. A LOOK AT TODAY’S TALK 1. Brain Injury Conquerors 2. The Injured Brain 3. Brain Regulation 4. Brain Dysregulation 5. Neurofeedback is… 6. Neurofeedback is Not… 7. Neurofeedback Sessions 8. Neurofeedback’s Efficacy
  3. 3.  Germany, Jan. 2001 World Cup Race: 48-yr-old Anne Abernathy crashed at 70mph  Lost 3 yrs of memory  Didn't recognize her medical coach  Black outs, seizures, impaired balance Before Neurofeedback BRAIN INJURYSUFFERER:GRANDMALUGE http://anneabernathy.com/crash.htm; Hill, PhD, Robert & Eduardo Castro, PhD. Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2009.
  4. 4.  2001-02: Qualified for Olympics in SLC  2002Olympics: 26th overallin Women’sLugeSingles  2003-04: Ranked top 20 in the world  2006: Competed in Torino, Italy Olympics  Training for her 7th Olympics: Rio 2016 After Neurofeedback BRAIN INJURYCONQUEROR:GMALUGE http://anneabernathy.com/crash.htm; Hill, PhD, Robert & Eduardo Castro, PhD. Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2009, p. 159.
  5. 5.  Suffered head injury 6 years prior to starting BrainPaint neurotherapy  Couldn’t swallow  Was tube fed  Couldn’t walkor talk  After only 3 sessions, Brad’s ability to swallow came back  Stomach tube was removed  After only 12 sessions:  able to walk unassisted  could talk again Before After BRAIN INJURY CONQUEROR: BRAD William Scott of BrainPaint: http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurotherapy
  6. 6.  At work, a pipe fell off a rack, striking him in the head  Days later: he’s fine  Time progressed: increasingly depressed  Dizzy & nauseous at times  Dizziness & nausea resolved  Depression 100% resolved Before After BRAIN INJURY CONQUEROR: PETE Hill, PhD, Robert & Eduardo Castro, PhD. Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2009, p. 157.
  7. 7.  Motorcycle accident; no helmet  77-day coma; died 2x  2 emergency surgeries  Short-term memory: gone  Gave up his business  Major depression  After 1 session, memory started returning  4 months later— one-hour/week sessions— memory issues resolved Before After BRAIN INJURY CONQUEROR: DAVID PERA Robbins, Jim. A Symphony in the Brain. New York: Grove Press, 2008, p. 81.
  8. 8.  Cycling accident; undiagnosed MTBI  Took 2 one-hour naps/day while at work; 2 med leaves  Woke multiple times/night  Stopped reading: severe concentration &focus deficits  Forming & speaking sentences was exhausting  ADHD symptoms  Debilitating fatigue  Incessant muscle pain & weakness  Severe short-term memory deficits  Blank mind Before BRAIN INJURY SUFFERER: LINDA
  9. 9.  No daytime naps needed  Sleeps through the night  Readsfor hours atatime  Speaks with ease: regularly socializes with friends  Loves giving presentations about neurofeedback  Alert & energetic  Muscle pain & weakness: gone  Short-term memory: resolved  Blank mind: resolved After BRAIN INJURY CONQUEROR: LINDA
  10. 10. NEUROFEEDBACK IS
  11. 11.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret II. The Injured Brain
  12. 12. SIGNIFICANCE OF BRAIN INJURY
  13. 13. BRAIN INJURY: LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/multimedia.php?id=9081 Buildings remain standing Bridges & freeways are destroyed
  14. 14. BRAIN INJURY: LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE Buildings (brain cells) remain Bridges & freeways (axons) are damaged Axons can no longer carry info to target cells: unable to conduct electrical impulses No self-repair Dr. Jonathan Walker, neurologist at Neuroscience Center, Dallas, TX. Has treated over 300 brain injury patients with neurofeedback. Per Jim Robbins’ A Symphony in the Brain, p. 82-83. http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/multimedia.php?id=9081
  15. 15. EFFECTS: DELETERIOUS CASCADE Brain Injury Brain is under immense stress Brain goes into “defense” mode: often retreats to low frequencies– 3- to 4-hertz range Hill, PhD, Robert & Eduardo Castro, PhD. Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2009, p. 157.
  16. 16. Brain becomes stuck in this pattern of low frequencies: dysregulation EFFECTS: DELETERIOUS CASCADE Hill, PhD, Robert & Eduardo Castro, PhD. Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2009, p. 157. Brain needs homeostasis; usually, it will stay stuck in its dysregulation of abnormal, low frequencies
  17. 17. PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS speech short term memory deficits mood swings vision impaired concentration denial hearing slowness of thinking self-centeredness headaches limited attention span anxiety motor coordination impairments of perception depression spasticity of muscles communication skills lowered self-esteem paresis or paralysis planning sexual dysfunction seizure disorders writing restlessness balance reading lack of motivation fatigue judgment difficulty controlling emotions Brain Injury Association of America, http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-children.htm MANIFESTATIONS OF DYSREGULATION
  18. 18. BRAIN INJURY LEAVES THE BRAIN STUCK IN A STATE OF DYSREGULATION
  19. 19.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret III. Brain Regulation vs. Brain Dysregulation
  20. 20. WHAT IS A REGULATED BRAIN? A body of 50 years of research has proven that there is an accepted normal pattern of brainwave activity for any given situation Brain and Body Solutions. http://www.brainandbodysolutions.com/neurological-dysregulation-syndrome.html
  21. 21. A REGULATED BRAIN: A Command Center, running efficiently & productively in all circumstances
  22. 22.  A harmonious symphony whose conductor’s timing is precise A REGULATED BRAIN:
  23. 23. What Does the Brain Regulate? (In the Context of Neurofeedback) Anger Empathy Obsessive Thoughts Anxiety Headaches/ Migraines Perception of Pain Attention Impulsivity Response Time Behavior Mood Self-Talk Emotions Motivation Sleep
  24. 24.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret IV. Brain Dysregulation
  25. 25. WHAT IS A DYSREGULATED BRAIN? Imbalanced Improperly regulated Producing inappropriate brainwave activity Imprecise timing Brain and Body Solutions. http://www.brainandbodysolutions.com/neurological-dysregulation-syndrome.html
  26. 26. BRAIN DYSREGULATION: LITERALLY, THE BRAIN IS OUT OF ORDER
  27. 27. DYSREGULATION EXAMPLE 1: TOO MUCH BETA http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback It’s not optimal for the beta frequency— the “go” brainwave— to be dominant at night, or it causes insomnia
  28. 28. DYSREGULATION EXAMPLE 2:TOO MUCH DELTA http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback It’s not optimal for the delta frequency— the “sleep” brainwave— to be active during the day, or it causes daytime drowsiness
  29. 29. DYSREGULATION EXAMPLE 3: INATTENTION It’s not optimal for the theta frequency— the “relax” brainwave— to be active while a student tries to learn new material, or it causes inattention & spaceyness
  30. 30. The Dysregulated Brain Manifests In Such Issues as… ADD/ADHD (Attentional Issues) Cognitive Issues (Focus, Memory, Processing Speed, Flexibility— Especially Cog Issues Due to Anesthesia or Chemo Brain) Migraines & Headaches Addiction Depression PTSD/Trauma Anxiety Fibromyalgia Stress Autism & Asperger’s Hypersomnia (Daytime Sleepiness) Nightmares & Night Terrors Brain Injuries Insomnia Tantrums
  31. 31.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Re-Cap 1. Brain Regulation 2. Brain Dysregulation
  32. 32.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret V. How Can the Dysregulated Brain Become Regulated?
  33. 33. A POWERFUL INTERVENTION: NEUROFEEDBACK ALSO CALLED EEG BIOFEEDBACK OR NEUROTHERAPY
  34. 34. NEUROFEEDBACK IN A NUTSHELL http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback
  35. 35. THE ESSENCE OF NEUROFEEDBACK When your BRAIN becomes aware of its own activity… Your brain can change it
  36. 36. NEUROFEEDBACK FOR BRAIN INJURY The brain learns to work around the damage: nearby cells are trained to take over the functions of the damaged ones Stimulating nearby neurons strengthens pathways—improves communication along the freeways of the brain Dr. Jonathan Walker, neurologist at Neuroscience Center, Dallas, TX. Has treated over 300 brain injury patients with neurofeedback. Per Jim Robbins’ A Symphony in the Brain, p. 82-83.
  37. 37. Operant Conditioning: The brain learns self- regulation through rewards & inhibitors NEUROFEEDBACK IS OPERANT CONDITIONING
  38. 38. NEUROFEEDBACK: A PERSONAL TRAINER Trains electrical activity & timing of the brain
  39. 39. NEUROFEEDBACK CAN BE COMPARED TO LEARNING HOW TO RIDE A BIKE Extra tools such as training wheels or a friendly hand help guide the process of learning how to ride a bike http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback
  40. 40. THE LEARNING IS LOCKED IN  Changes are permanent  Just as you never forget how to ride a bike, your brain typically never forgets how to self- regulate http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/what-is-neurofeedback
  41. 41. Better Brain Regulation
  42. 42. Better Brain Regulation Improved Brain Performance
  43. 43. Better Brain Regulation  Better attention  More alert  Calm focus  Better control over behavior & emotions  Increased resilience to stress  Improved sleep patterns  Grace under pressure Improved Brain Performance
  44. 44.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret What is Neurofeedback NOT?
  45. 45. NEUROFEEDBACK IS NOT….  A cure to make your little brother vacuum the house  A panacea  A quick fix  A “Holy Grail”  A 100% guarantee that all symptoms will be resolved
  46. 46. NEUROFEEDBACK IS NOT….  A parenting replacement  Counseling/therapy  A new age fad  Hypnosis  “Mind over matter”  Invasive  Painful
  47. 47.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Re-Cap 1. Brain Regulation 2. Brain Dysregulation 3. Neurofeedback is…. 4. Neurofeedback is not….
  48. 48.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret What Does Neurofeedback Look Like?
  49. 49. THE 1ST SESSION: INTAKE A practitioner will ask 90 questions to come up with an individualized protocol tailored for each individual In subsequent sessions, 14 questions are asked to individualize & fine-tune protocols and to track progress BrainPaint does not require an expensive brain scan to get started. A study compared the technique BrainPaint uses for protocol selection to that of a brain map and concluded: “…it is not possible to draw conclusions regarding any advantage regarding QEEG-versus Scott/Peniston-specific training using current analysis.” ~ Roger J. deBeus, PhD, BCIA-EEG; http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurofeedback-therapy
  50. 50.  Sensors are placed on ear(s) & scalp  Sensors pick up electrical activity coming from brainwaves  Each session: 25-35 minutes of feedback http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurofeedback-therapy WHAT HAPPENS IN A NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?
  51. 51. The computer provides the brain feedback on: a) how each brainwave frequency is performing, and b) how the brain might improve its performance WHAT HAPPENS IN A NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?
  52. 52. The brain responds to the feedback, learning new developmental skills WHAT HAPPENS IN A NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?
  53. 53. There may be 1- 3 sensor placement changes throughout neurofeedback sessions for a total of 25- 35 minutes of feedback EACH SUBSEQUENT NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurofeedback-therapy
  54. 54. Clients just relax, enjoy, and let the BrainPaint system do the rest EACH SUBSEQUENT NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurofeedback-therapy
  55. 55.  With eyes-open neurofeedback training, one watches the fractals morphing on the screen EACH SUBSEQUENT NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurofeedback-therapy
  56. 56.  With eyes-open neurofeedback training, one watches the fractals morphing on the screen  One is also mindful of the green & red graph EACH SUBSEQUENT NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION http://neurofeedbackdefined.com/neurofeedback-therapy
  57. 57. HOW MANY SESSIONS?  2-3x/week (up to 10)
  58. 58. HOW MANY SESSIONS?  2-3x/week (up to 10)  Generally, in the first 5-8 sessions, clients notice improvements
  59. 59. HOW MANY SESSIONS?  2-3x/week (up to 10)  Generally, in the first 5-8 sessions, clients notice improvements  20-30 sessions are recommended to achieve one’s goals to maintain lasting results
  60. 60. HOW MANY SESSIONS?  The greater the brain dysregulation, the more sessions an individual will need
  61. 61.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret VI. What Does Research Tell Us about the Efficacy of Neurofeedback?
  62. 62.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret BrainPaint’s Efficacy
  63. 63. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: ALL CLIENTS 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions All Clients & All Issues (n=16,490) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 80% report symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  64. 64. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: ADHD 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions ADHD (n=1185) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 78% report symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  65. 65. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: CHRONIC PAIN 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions Chronic Pain (n=298) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 67% Report “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  66. 66. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: DEPRESSION 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions Depression (n=1544) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 78% symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  67. 67. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: INSOMNIA 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions Insomnia (n=1661) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 79% report symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  68. 68. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: MOOD SWINGS 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions Mood Swings (n=90) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 84% report symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  69. 69. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: NIGHTMARES 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions Nightmares (n=222) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 85% report symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  70. 70. BRAINPAINT RESULTS: PTSD 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions PTSD/Trauma (n=819) Percentage of People Reporting Progress 99% report symptoms are “better” or “resolved” by the 20th session. Per BrainPaint Rack Card
  71. 71.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Research, in General, Demonstrating NF’s Efficacy with Brain Injury & Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  72. 72. NEUROTHERAPY FOR HEAD INJURY Dr. Jonathan Walker, neurologist who runs Neuroscience Center, Dallas, TX:  Has provided neurofeedback to 300+ head injury patients  “Most of the time, it improves symptoms or completely eliminates the problem”  “There’s no effective drug treatment, no effective treatment at all, except biofeedback, and the brain stays recovered” Robbins, p. 82-83
  73. 73. NEUROTHERAPY FOR TBI  2012 International Brain Injury Association Review of Evidence:  Neurofeedback remediates symptoms of both open- & closed-head injuries  Serious cognitive deficits were ALLEVIATED in individuals who failed to improve under conventional treatment Moss, Donald, et al. “The Use of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injury.” Biofeedback. Spring 2015, http://www.aapb-biofeedback.com/doi/abs/10.5298/1081-5937-43.1.03?journalCode=biof
  74. 74. NEUROTHERAPY FOR MTBI  Significant improvements in:  Attention  response accuracy of continuous performance task  Significant decline in symptoms, per self- reporting  Errors on a problem-solving task decreased in the mTBI group Timothy P. Tinius, PhD Kathleen A. Tinius, MSW“Changes After EEG Biofeedback and Cognitive Retraining in Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder “ ; http://www.littlepsych.com/pdf/Tinius.pdf Participants: 44 total; mTBI group=16; ADHD group=13; control group=15 ; Adults diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were treated with EEG Biofeedback and cognitive retraining.
  75. 75. NEUROTHERAPY FOR AUDITORY MEMORY IMPROVEMENT IN TBI PATIENTS Significant improvements 68%-181% in 59 participants completing 2 auditory memory tasks J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2000 Dec;15(6):1285-96. Improvement/rehabilitation of memory functioning with neurotherapy/QEEG biofeedback. Thornton K1.; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11056409
  76. 76. NEUROTHERAPY FOR SEVERE TBI  2015 Biofeedback Journal:  Severe brain injury caused: emotional & cognitive dysregulation  Neurofeedback resulted in:  improved attention  emotional control  life-satisfaction  self-esteem Moss, Donald, et al. “The Use of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injury.” Biofeedback. Spring 2015, http://www.aapb-biofeedback.com/doi/abs/10.5298/1081-5937-43.1.03?journalCode=biof
  77. 77. NEUROTHERAPY FOR POST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME  Neurofeedback: effective in significantly improving or redressing symptoms of post- concussion syndrome, as found in “a number of different studies” (2004)  Core deficits of post-concussion syndrome:  Attention deficits & difficulty sustaining mental effort  Fatigue & tiredness  Learning & memory problems  Socialization problems  Frequent headaches  Post-concussion syndrome: (a range of residual symptoms that persist 12 months or more after the injury, often despite a lack of evidence of brain abnormalities on MRI and CT scans). Duff, Jacques. “The usefulness of quantitative EEG (QEEG) and neurotherapy in the assessment and treatment of post-concussion syndrome.” Swinburne University of Technology, Brain Sciences Institute, 400 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122, Australia. Clinical EEG and neuroscience: official journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS) (Impact Factor: 3.16). 11/2004; 35(4):198 .209. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/8222613_The_usefulness_of_quantitative_EEG_(QEEG) _and_neurotherapy_in_the_assessment_and_treatment_of_post-concussion_syndrome
  78. 78. NEUROTHERAPYFORPOST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME  2013 Study Results:  Incidence and severity of headaches: reduced after 5 neurofeedback sessions eliminated after 20 sessions  Brainwave activity was measured at normal levels via EEG (electroencephalography) Linden, M., PhD. “The Effects of QEEG Guided Neurofeedback on Post-Concussion Syndrome: Case Study” http://www.lindenalc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Sport_Neuropsych_Society_Concussion_Poster_May2013-2.pdf
  79. 79. NEUROTHERAPYFORPOST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME  2015 in Biofeedback Journal:  Post-Concussive Syndrome has similar symptoms to PTSD  Neurofeedback results in physiological release of trauma, further resulting in overall improved physiological functioning Moss, Donald, et al. “The Use of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injury.” Biofeedback. Spring 2015, http://www.aapb-biofeedback.com/doi/abs/10.5298/1081-5937-43.1.03?journalCode=biof
  80. 80.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret If Neurofeedback is Backed by Such a Large Body of Research, Why is it Neither Widely Known nor Widely Offered?
  81. 81. NEUROSCIENCE’S “BEST KEPT SECRET”  Lost government funding in the 1970s:  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) chose to focus funding on pharmaceuticals  Has not been widely available
  82. 82. NEUROSCIENCE’S “BEST KEPT SECRET”  Lousy P.R.: No large, formally organized marketing group (as the pharmaceutical industry does well)  Only 21st-century technology has made it possible for greater availability, such as Bill Scott’s BrainPaint system
  83. 83.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Re-Cap 1. Brain injury results in brain dysregulation
  84. 84.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Re-Cap 1. Brain injury results in brain dysregulation 2. Neurofeedback is an effective process to teach the brain to properly regulate again
  85. 85.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Re-Cap 1. Brain injury results in brain dysregulation 2. Neurofeedback is an effective process to teach the brain to properly regulate again 3. Neurofeedback is a powerful, evidence-based tool—helping people feel better and function better—with no adverse side effects
  86. 86. Neurofeedback Improves or Resolves Issues of Brain Dysregulation ADD/ADHD (Attentional Issues) Cognitive Issues (Focus, Memory, Processing Speed, Flexibility— Especially Cog Issues Due to Anesthesia or Chemo Brain) Migraines & Headaches Addiction Depression PTSD/Trauma Anxiety Fibromyalgia Stress Autism & Asperger’s Hypersomnia (Daytime Sleepiness) Nightmares & Night Terrors Brain Injuries Insomnia Tantrums
  87. 87.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Thoughts, or Takeaway  Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain injury , as well as many other modern ills
  88. 88.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Thoughts, or Takeaway  Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain injury , as well as many other modern ills  Neurofeedback is easy!
  89. 89.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Thoughts, or Takeaway  Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain injury , as well as many other modern ills  Neurofeedback is easy!  Trains brain to function at its pre-injury levels
  90. 90.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Thoughts, or Takeaway  Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain injury , as well as many other modern ills  Neurofeedback is easy!  Trains brain to function at its pre-injury levels  Results are relatively quick
  91. 91.  The 21st Century’s Best Kept Secret Final Thoughts, or Takeaway  Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for brain injury , as well as many other modern ills  Neurofeedback is easy!  Trains brain to function at its pre-injury levels, or better  Results are relatively quick  Results are permanent
  92. 92. NEUROFEEDBACK HAS HELPED OLYMPICATHLETES,CEOS, BRAIN INJURED FOLKS,TRAUMA VICTIMS,AD/HD SUFFERERS, VETERANS WITH PTSD, & THE LIST GOES ON….
  93. 93. NEUROFEEDBACK IS
  94. 94. Linda Guzman Ellenberger Proprietor & Clinician Elevate Brain Training Email: ElevateBrainTraining@gmail.com Spring 2015
  95. 95. APPENDIX: SOME OF MY CLIENTS’ STORIES
  96. 96.  “Every time I close my eyes, I see my 6- year-old son dying on the operating table”  After only 1 session, John reported: “This is the 1st time I’ve closed my eyes since the accident, that I have *not* seen my son on the operating table” Before After 29-YEAR-OLD TRAUMA VICTIM, JOHN
  97. 97.  Hayley suffered chronic stress for over a decade of workplace sexual harassment  She finally filed a lawsuit that took 3 years to complete  Symptoms: lethargy, lack of concentration, lack of restful sleep, anxiety, depression; chronic pain  During2nd session,shefelt herentirebodyfromhead totoerelax:shehadn’tfelt thatinyears  Afterherfirstdouble- session,shesleptbetter thanshehasinyears  Afteronly4sessions,she’s alertinthemorning:no lethargy Before After 45-YEAR-OLD HAYLEY Before After
  98. 98.  Night terrors for 6 yrs  Rarely stayed in her own bed: would awake & sleep on the floor in her sibling’s room  She regularly whined  Her morning tiredness & daily crankiness disrupted the entire family mood & flow  Regularly complained of headaches  4sessions: Nightterrorshave significantlydiminished;not disruptiveasbefore  Staysinherownbed  Sleepsthroughthenight  Nomorewhiningorheadache complaints  Familymood&flowismuch improved Before After 7-YEAR-OLD ELLIE Before After
  99. 99.  High-functioning CEO & mechanical engineer  Developed severe fatigue during 3-year high-stress project  Brain got stuck in “problem-solving mode” at night: would not turn off, keeping him up  3sessions: significant sleepimprovements  After25sessions,his symptomsarecompletely resolved  Heworks 8-to14-hour dayswithease Before After 57-YEAR-OLD JOHN
  100. 100.  Her anxiety was so paralyzing & painful that she couldn’t go to school couldn’t fall sleep hours after being around an alcoholic family member  Anxiety attacks: gone  She’s able toattend school more regularly  She can now fall asleep withease—after being around her alcoholic family member Before After 13-YEAR-OLD ANNA Before After
  101. 101.  Severe depression & anxiety kept him from being able to attend school since 5th grade  11th grade: he could complete 0 of his 20 weekly independent study assignments  His mom spoke to his teachers for him  After only 6 sessions, Eric is able to complete all 20 of his weekly assignments  He doesn’t want his mom talking for him anymore: He speaks to his teachers directly  He has hope Before After 17-YEAR-OLD ERIC

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