You’ve looked into the eyes of traumatized clients and seen absolute fear. For you, working with trauma isn’t about a paycheck.
You care about outcomes.
Abuse, abandonment, neglect and violent trauma. Experienced at an early stage of development, it sets up a life-shattering pattern of chronic fear, inner chaos and dysregulation. It disrupts the development of the brain, disorders the capacity for attachment, and distorts your clients’ relationships with themselves and others.
In therapy, an over-active amygdala sets off the stress response again and again, keeping clients from making real progress in traditional talk-based therapies. Without addressing the brain’s fear circuitry directly, therapeutic progress can prove elusive.
Sebern Fisher “gets” trauma. She knows what the fear-driven brain is all about. And insights and guidance from her groundbreaking work in the field of trauma and neurofeedback can provide you with a whole new paradigm to achieve the positive treatment outcomes you want for your clients.
In his foreword to Dr. Fisher's critically acclaimed book Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma, internationally recognized trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MDpraises Fisher as “an immensely experienced neurofeedback practitioner [and] the right person to teach us how to integrate it into clinical practice.”
Watch Sebern and take your potential for healing to a new level as she profoundly effects the way you view the operation of the human mind and the possibilities that exist for effective treatment options in the remedy of attachment disorders and trauma!
Give the possibility of hope and healing to traumatized clients.
This recording is a unique opportunity to learn from this best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of developmental trauma!
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Manual - Developmental Trauma and Fear-Driven Brain
Sebern F. Fisher, MA, is a psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner in private practice who specializes in the aftermath of neglect and abuse in early childhood. She focuses on training the traumatized brain to learn its own regulation which it can learn at any age. She trains professionals nationally and internationally on neurofeedback and on the need to integrate neurofeedback with psychotherapy. Her book, Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, has helped her readers understand how the traumatized brain can give rise to explosive feelings, irrational thinking and destructive behavior. When the brain learns its own regulation, its owner can engage meaningfully in psychotherapy and in life. The book is now also available as an audiobook on Audible. Visit www.sebernfisher.com to learn more and join the conversation with Sebern at Facebook.com/SebernFisherAuthor - Sebern Fisher on LinkedIn, and @SebernF on Twitter.
Financial: Sebern Fisher is in private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton and receives royalties. She receives a speaking fee from EEGer. Ms. Fisher receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sebern Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Establish how the multiple layers of connectivity between brain, body and self inform the clinical approach to trauma.
Assess how childhood trauma changes the developmental trajectory of the brain and explore the clinical manifestations of these impacts.
Articulate how insecure attachment at an early age can create a baseline of survival fear.
Specify how clinicians can help clients see emotional states for what they are: temporary.
Characterize the role of the nervous system and hyperarousal in trauma symptomology.
Communicate the role of affect regulation in therapeutic effectiveness.
Support how limbically driven emotions like fear and rage can impede the therapeutic process.
Assess the impact of transference on the therapeutic bond and communicate how clinicians can minimize intense transference.
Characterize how working with brain dynamics can relieve trauma without making clients actively re-experience the trauma.
Articulate how an EEG can be used to identify maladaptive patterns of firing.
Explore the process of inhibiting and rewarding frequencies associated with anxiety and over-arousal in neurofeedback training.
Specify ways in which clinicians can help clients whose lives have been defined by fear transition to a new identity as fear subsides.
Insecure Attachment and Developmental Trauma
Neuronal patterns of PTSD
The innate potential for relationship
Unrepaired attachment disruption
The inheritance of insecure attachment – the state of baseline survival fear
Long-term consequences – void of self
The Fear-Driven Brain: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma
The traumatized brain
The autonomic and central nervous systems
The brainstem and hypothalamus
The cerebellum, hemispheres and lobes of the brain
Impaired brain development
Impaired emotional regulation and impulse control
Dysregulated stress response
Alterations in physical growth
Telomeres and cellular aging
The firing and misfiring of neural networks
Parasympathetic Nervous System shutdown and the vagal nerve
Polyvagal Theory in trauma practice - Porges
The role of glial cells
Accessing brain plasticity
Arousal, Reactivity, and Affect Dysregulation in Trauma
Overarousal and affect dysregulation
Primary, sub-cortical and right hemisphere affects
The inherent limits of talk therapy
Chronic baseline fear and self-reflection
The role of affect regulation in therapeutic effectiveness
Stop Letting Fear, Shame and Rage Hijack Trauma Treatment
Shortcomings of medication
The relationship between fear and shame
Cognition in “survival mode”
Manifestations of limbically driven emotions
Neurofeedback and the pulses of fear, shame and rage
Fear as the Core of Transference: Handle Transference and Counter-Transference Issues
Critical interpersonal dynamics – a partnership in affect regulation
Impacts on the therapeutic bond
Minimize intense transference
Cultivate presence and attunement
Neurofeedback and quieting the alarm of abandonment
Neurofeedback as Applied Neuroscience in Psychotherapy: Essentials and Assessment
The risks of treatment
Shift the burden of affect regulation from the therapist to the training
A new experience of homeostasis
Firing, frequencies, and arousal
State dependence – fear states dysregulate
States to traits
Quiet Fear with Neurofeedback: Integrate Neurofeedback into TraumaTreatment
When to talk and when to train
Clinical assessment for neurofeedback
Attention, anxiety, depression, etc.
Considerations regarding sexuality and medication
Work with sensors, placements
Identify maladaptive patterns of neuronal firing
Using EEG – frequencies and amplitudes
Adjust function - operant conditioning of brain waves
Feedback - change the frequencies attributed to over-arousal
Inhibit frequencies you want less of
Reward frequencies you want more of
Reward disconnected areas to connect or overly connected parts to disconnect
When training plateaus - lack of progress is not resistance
How do you know when training is over?
Who Will I Be When I’m Not Afraid: Working with the Fear-Bound Identity
A trauma identity inextricably bound to fear
The healing paradox
Treatment challenges when fear begins to quiet
Transition clients to an unfamiliar identity
Integration of new state, new traits and new sense of self
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