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

 

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

 

Link:  Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. free webinar link

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.

Vets and trauma; this is a BIG deal for those who have previously suffered

Here is an interesting article about a veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD and with  neurofedback training, he improved.  He was a career military man who had many deployments and experienced many traumas which caused him to not be able to function in life very well.  This pilot project provided him and other veterans with a  neurofeedback unit and taught them to run sessions.

He says that he went from sitting at home not speaking with his family to being able to run a small business.  And this was the best intervention that he had experienced.

Neurofeedback helps Veteran with PTSD

Experimental treatment gives hope to sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder

ANNE MCILROY

Last updated Saturday, Oct. 01, 2011 6:19AM EDT

Lead imageAubrey Francis, 42, undergoes a neural feedback therapy session which he has found very helpful in treatment of his PTSD in Kingston, Ontario on Sept 27, 2011. He and his wife, Tracy have recently started a family with the birth of their first child, Perry, three months. (Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)