Trauma Expert Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk promotes Neurofeedback


Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.


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Medical director of The Trauma Center in Boston, professor of psychiatry at Boston University, and director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network, Van der Kolk is recognized in the field for being a pioneer of once unconventional mind-body interventions, such as Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and yoga. Over the last 30 years, he has established a reputation as an iconoclastic critic of traditional approaches to trauma—especially Prolonged Exposure therapy, which he’s characterized as “among the worst possible treatments” for trauma, merely desensitizing people to their suffering, instead of healing them.

Neurofeedback for a Family

NeurOPTIMAL® neurofeedback for the entire family.

I began working with a gentleman about a year ago who was having anxiety issues, difficulty in his marriage, and was using alcohol to cope with his problems which is never a good solutions.  After just a session or two, he was noticing he had no attraction to alcohol as a coping tool and his relationship with his wife was improving.  Some sessions, we would do therapy around the couple process, helping him see his reactivity to her, and helping him detach from his reactions which was not helping things one bit. Other times he just did the neurofeedback session alone.