After including neurofeedback in her counseling practice for a dozen years, Sara Henry, LMFT, decided to broaden the scope of her knowledge of the neurofeedback field. She had studied with a mentor on a monthly basis and attended trainings and conferences over the years, but she wanted to experience something different in her continuing education.
After eight years in practice, LCSW Jasie Boyd found herself frustrated.
Employing conventional talk therapy tools alone often required months of sessions before clients with complex issues opened up and made significant progress. Some people she couldn’t help at all. She wished there were a better way.
One day she got that wish.
Deirdre Peters wants to open a neurofeedback practice. To gain the knowledge she feels she needs, she’s taken several neurofeedback courses over the past nine years. Unfortunately, none left her feeling prepared to be a clinician until she took Mike Cohen’s Neurofeedback 101 course.
The problem, she said, was that they were either geared toward passing a certification exam or exposed her to little more than theory and various types of equipment.
Skip Hrin is a neuropsychologist in Wasilla, Alaska.
When he and his partner Kelci Hatcher decided to enhance their knowledge about neurofeedback, they knew just where to learn about it: Center for Brain Training’s Neurofeedback 101 course.
Susan Crews’ therapy career began in community mental health. Eventually she went on to work with a large population of veterans, specializing in trauma.
Her quest for excellence led her down a path from talk therapy to EMDR and finally to neurofeedback, ultimately seeking out training from Mike Cohen.
Talk therapy wasn’t the answer
Pediatrician Arif Wajid, M.D. became very frustrated with the limitations of medication. He was especially concerned for his patients with developmental delays, ADHD and autism. Not only did medication not help much, but he was troubled by potential side effects such as sleep and appetite problems.
For 25 years Dr. Jacqueline “Jackie” Winchester Davis worked in the education field, eventually becoming principal of a prestigious college prep day school in Plantation, Florida.
Over time she became increasingly concerned by the fact that children with learning challenges had so few options for academic success.
“I wanted to get to the root of learning disabilities instead of just putting a Band-Aid on the problem,
A registered psychologist for 34 years in Johannesburg, South Africa, Inette Taylor found herself the one in need when she was diagnosed in 2009 with multiple sclerosis.
“I had concerns about what pharmacology might do to my brain,” she said. “I was particularly interested in and passionate about finding out how training my central nervous system could optimize my life and my mobility.”
“Sold completely” on neurofeedback
After hearing about neurofeedback,
Zachary Mitchell, M.A. received conventional Christ-centered education in psychotherapy and went into conventional Christ-centered holistic psychotherapy in 2007. Not satisfied with just the status quo, however, he soon began researching alternative therapies. His goal: to raise his competence and effectiveness levels for even better results with his clients.
When he heard about neurofeedback and how it frequently enhances the benefits of psychotherapy,