Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback in the 21st Century is a new handbook on neurofeedback treatment of emotional trauma and substance abuse, now in its expanded second edition featuring three new chapters, including an introduction to neurofeedback, brainwaves and neurofeedback training for psychotherapists and other newcomers interested the field. Peniston and Kulkosky's evidence that training specific brain frequencies could lead to the reprocessing and subsequent remission of traumatic symptoms in alcoholic war veterans with PTSD was revolutionary for its time. They were the first to use technology to tap into the brain's ability to unlock traumatic memories, showing that unresolved emotional issues could be retrieved and revised in memory in an objective and systematic way. Thirty years after Eugene Peniston's publications, Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback in the 21st Century is the first comprehensive clinical guide to the treatment of emotional trauma for neurotherapists and psychotherapists.
"This book provides the reader with a very comprehensive, and yet personal, overview of the field of neurofeedback as it pertains to alpha-theta training. The chapters are both research oriented and intertwined with personal experience and candid insights into training methodology. Sometimes reads as if you were sitting in a room and hearing researchers and clinicians reminiscing in a very personal way about their ideas as well as the research evidence. If you wanted to do work in early memory retrieval, PTSD treatment, and therapeutic visual imagery, this would be the book to have. It answers some of the questions that both therapists and researchers have and want to answer, without having to do all the original research oneself." - George Fuller Von Bozzay, PhD, Founder and Director Biofeedback Institute, San Francisco.
"Finally! Alpha-theta gets the attention it deserves in this excellent book reviewing the almost forgotten history of this critical aspect of neurofeedback training as well as the detailed theoretical and technical details of the technique. Every NFB practitioner needs to avail themselves of this book to fully appreciate the depth and power of this widely used but rarely discussed neurofeedback method for integration of trauma and the enhancement of performance." - Richard Soutar, PhD, BCN, New Mind Academy NFB Trainer and BCIA Mentor.
"A superb collection of articles that includes the history and clinical applications of alpha/theta training. The chapter on the history of alpha-theta training research done by Elmer Green and colleagues makes this book already worthwhile. Equally, the other chapters discuss the many clinical applications of alpha-theta training. The book is a must read for anyone interested in or practicing neurofeedback." - Erik Peper, PhD, Professor, Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University.