Restoring the Brain describes the history and process by which neurofeedback has become an effective tool for resolving many mental and behavioral health conditions. It explains how recent brain research and improvements in imaging technology (fMRI, SPECT) allow for the reconceptualization of brain function and of dysfunction. The organization of the brain’s action-potential mediated communication network is coming to be understood. Communication is time-critical, and the EEG gives us visibility into this process. Much of mental dysfunction can be understood as acquired brain behavior that can now be re-directed with the help of EEG-based neurofeedback.
The book describes how practitioners can integrate neurofeedback into their practice. It discusses how biomedical factors can degrade brain functioning and cause a wide range of mental health complaints. It also shares the clinical experience of practitioners working with specific symptom constellations which that characterize the canonical disorders.
- Brings together experts and experienced practitioners who explain in accessible language the new findings on brain functioning and its potential for improvement.
- Describes how viewing the brain as a dynamically-regulated communications system has led to efforts to influence brain functioning through the practice of neurofeedback
- Describes the use of neurofeedback as a non-invasive, non-pharmacological supplement to traditional medical or mental health treatment
- Includes reports by clinicians of their work and of outcomes with neurofeedback
- Provides easy-to-understand explanations of how and why neurofeedback works
History of Neurofeedback; Siegfried Othmer
Paradigms for understanding Brain Functioning: Neurochemical to Neuroelectrical; Hanno Kirk
The Role of Astrocytes in Brain Functioning; David Kaiser
The evolution of Clinical Neurofeedback Practice; Meike Wiedemann
Neurofeedback in an Integrative Medical Practice; Doreen McMahon, MD
Biomedical Factors That Impact Brain Function; Kurt Woeller, DO
Neurofeedback for PTSD Symptom Reduction; M. G. Dahl, Ed.D
Implementing Neurofeedback at Forward Operating Base Combat Stress Clinic in Afghanistan; Michael Villanueva
Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder and other Learning disabilities; Mark Steinberg
Neurofeedback Training for Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disorders; Kelley Foust