We have to think differently about both developmental trauma and psychotic process and their treatment. Psychotherapy typically is not enough and medication all too often exacerbates the problem.
Emerging neuroscience definitively shows that early childhood neglect and abuse impact major structures and networks in the human brain. The largest network, the Default Mode Network supports the sense of self and other and it is significantly impaired in developmental trauma. How does one engage in psychotherapy when they have has no reliable sense that they exist or that their therapist does? This is a core issue in psychosis process as well. It is a brain problem before it becomes a mental health problem.
Fear and reactivity dominate the nervous systems of traumatized people. It is the nature of it. Neuroscience research is now showing what neurofeedback therapists have been reporting: training the brain with feedback eases fear and reactivity. The brain learns through neurofeedback how to regulate itself.
This webinar will review the latest neuroscience findings in trauma and will provide an overview of the arousal model of neurofeedback with a specific focus on quieting fear.
~Don’t be afraid of the brain. Learn how to work with it. It’s where the hope is.~
Sebern Fisher has been integrating neurofeedback and psychotherapy into the treatment of those with developmental trauma for the last twenty years.
Sebern was the clinical director of a residential treatment facility for severely disturbed adolescents for 17 years. During her tenure she introduced attachment theory and dialectical behaviour therapy to the milieu.
She is presently in private practice where she provides neurofeedback, psychotherapy and consultation. She trains nationally and internationally.
Watch Sebern speak about her work and provide an overview of this exciting Seminar.
Who should attend
This webinar is suitable for clinicians, treatment researchers, and the general public looking to have an overview of the arousal model of neurofeedback with a specific focus on quieting fear.