Neurofeedback

Since I began my work with trauma I have been on a mission, to speed up the arduous task of trauma and neglect recovery. It is bad enough to go through these experiences in the first place. But in addition, having to spend years and lots of money and effort, to recover seems an insufferable injustice! This is why I have so many different certifications. I studied and practiced each reputable new methodology that arrived on the scene. In my view neurofeedback, which I began to study and practice in 2010, was and still is, the best yet.

Neurofeedback is a form of brain training. Essentially it teaches the brain the correct, regulated rhythms that were distorted by trauma and neglect. One of the great advantages of neurofeedback, in my view, is that you can work at trauma healing with minimal talk. So many clients who finally show up at my door, are sick to death or can’t bear to verbalize about their tired old stories. Neurofeedback works without talking, and often creates a state where the story becomes more accessible, interesting and fruitful. That is a win!

Old Dog New Tricks: Enter Neurofeedback

Old Dog New Tricks: Enter Neurofeedback

Just as I began to hope I might soon settle down into the tranquility and wisdom of middle age, I find myself running around the country to trainings, poring over brain twisting books, spending all my money on consultation and scrambling up a wall-steep learning curve.

It all began at the annual Boston trauma conference last June.

Read More
The Neuro Files: Innovations in Brain-Based Trauma Treatment

The Neuro Files: Innovations in Brain-Based Trauma Treatment

One of the astonishing things about entering my sixth decade, or what I fondly refer to as my “low six figures,” is hearing myself refer to life events from 30 and 40 years ago.

Reading Bessel van der Kolk’s recent book, The Body Keeps the Score (2015), I felt I was revisiting my professional journey of over 30 years as it paralleled the evolution of the subfield of psychological trauma.

Read More