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Neurofeedback Alpha-Theta Course

Alpha-Theta Course Recording (approximately 6 hours)

Alpha-Theta can be a powerful tool to help release and reprocess the “psychological stuff” that has accumulated in our brains from a lifetime of events — even things we don’t remember. When used properly, it’s a very important part of neurofeedback. It helps tap into our creativity, and helps us let go. Once clients get going with it, many really love it.

Skill level & intended audience: Intermediate & beyond. Intended for individuals who have already taken an introductory neurofeedback course and who have some experience with neurofeedback  This can include mental health professionals and health care providers.

Instructor: Michael Cohen, President and Director of Center for Brain.

Recording time: Approximately 6 hours of audiovisual presentation with instructor Michael Cohen. The recording is from a previous online course with audience  participation.  The recording is unedited.

Cost of course: $395

Benefits of the Course

Alpha-Theta training uses EEG feedback to increase Alpha-Theta brainwaves.  It’s a great way to help clients, and when used properly, works well with standard neurofeedback.  It’s particularly valuable for PTSD and addiction recovery, but it is also useful for enhancing creativity and for achieving some of the deeper inner states that often take years of meditative practice.  It can be a fast track to inner consciousness and can help access forgotten memories. Alpha-Theta training has been known to facilitate that state described as “being in the zone” or for creating a sense of essential well-being.

Topics covered in the course:

  • What Alpha-Theta training is, the benefits and what to anticipate
  • How to introduce Alpha-Theta to clients
  • Electrode placement for alpha theta brain wave training and frequency range
  • Coaching the therapeutic process
  • Incorporating scripts and guided imagery
  • Recognizing abreactions and related training considerations
  • Using graphs for assessing client progress
  • Discussion of EEG’s & sample cases
  • When to finish with some standard activation training

Materials included with the course:

  • Approximately 6 hours of audiovisual presentation with instructor Michael Cohen
  • The option of a free 30 minute consultation with the instructor upon completion of the course to help answer any remaining course related questions
  • All presentation slides of the course
  • Instructions for setting up Alpha Theta protocol on EEGer & BrainMaster
  • Information on Guided Visualization
  • Peniston Intention & Goals Questionnaire
  • Peniston Script Template
  • Quick Session Prep Guide

Click here to view the course outline

Price: $395

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If you prefer to purchase by phone, please call 561-594-2062.

More Course Information

This course demonstrates using EEGer for running Alpha-Theta sessions, though the basic principles for training Alpha-Theta is similar across different systems.  If you do not use EEGer, the overall information will still be pertinent, but you will need to find the appropriate settings for running the Alpha-Theta protocol on whatever system you use.  If you don’t know, it is often as simple as contacting the equipment vendor and talking to their tech support.

This course assumes attendees have access to neurofeedback equipment, basic knowledge and experience with neurofeedback, and that they’d like to learn how to implement Alpha-Theta and maximize its potential for their clients and themselves..

About Segment One of the Recording

During the first three-hour segment of the course, you will learn the basics of explaining Alpha-Theta to your clients. What you say and what you don’t say makes much more of a difference in Alpha-Theta than the more standard “activation” training. There will also be discussion on how to determine the client’s response to the session, and how to talk about it with the client.

After the first segment your task will be to run several Alpha-Theta sessions on yourself and others. If you can get at least two or three sessions done on two or three people, it will be helpful. You should definitely run at least two on yourself. It is not too difficult to hook yourself up and run your own Alpha-Theta session, and we’ll talk about how to do that in the first part of the course.

About Segment Two

By the second segment of the course, it is recommended that you have already run several sessions of Alpha-Theta. In this section, the instructor reviews in-depth what happened during some Alpha-Theta practice sessions and what to watch for with your clients. Practice sessions run by previous course participants are reviewed and discussed.  There is information on how to deal with issues such as abreactions, falling asleep during sessions, and “bad alpha” events. It’s not the instructor’s goal to get heavily into psycho-dynamic issues, but a lot of things do come up that you need to be prepared to discuss with your clients. It is assumed anyone offering Alpha-Theta already has the necessary therapeutic skills to handle issues that may surface.

Please contact 561-594-2062 or e-mail Liz@Centerforbrain.com for questions or to  purchase by phone

 

About Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, B.S., Director of Center for Brain and Chief of Neurotechnology, has been teaching neurofeedback courses since 1998. His courses have evolved over the years to include new research in brain science and psychology.  Advances in brain imaging and analysis, as well as methods integrating psychotherapy, medication and neurofeedback, have influenced the development of his courses.

Mr. Cohen has taught at the graduate level at Cambridge College and APA accredited courses at ISNR Neurofeedback conferences (2004-2017).  He’s been an invited lecturer at the American Psychological Association (2005-20011) and the Australian Clinical Neurofeedback conference (2002, 2004).  He’s presented on neuropsychology and cortical function, EEG analysis, and how to use neurofeedback as an adjunct to treating behavioral issues, mood, attention and anxiety.

Mr. Cohen co-founded his first clinic in 1996 and Center for Brain in Jupiter, Florida in 2006.  Cases at Center for Brain include clients dealing with anxiety, depression, TBI, ADHD, sleep issues, memory loss & more.  His most recent publication Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain for Anxiety, ADHD, Depression & Beyond is now available.

Mike is considered a leading expert in EEG neurofeedback and serves as a consultant to clinicians and addiction treatment centers around the U.S. and abroad. He has been awarded a Fellow by the International Society of Neurofeedback Research for his accomplishments.

If you would like to learn more about Michael Cohen’s background, please click here click here and scroll halfway down the page.

POLICIES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Licensed professionals are responsible for reviewing the scope of their practice, including activities that are defined in laws as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with their professional standards.

Instructions are provided for setting up Alpha Theta on EEGer and BrainMaster systems. If participants have a different neurofeedback system, they will need to call their equipment vendor for instruction on how to set up an Alpha Theta file on their system. Images of EEG slides will usually be demonstrated through the EEGer display or in some cases the BrainMaster display. However, the same principles regarding the EEG and Alpha Theta training will apply across different systems. The presentation slides produced for this course are proprietary and not for distribution without consent from Center for Brain.  Once purchased, this course is non-refundable.

Case examples from previous clients (no identifying names) may be used to demonstrate EEG examples. Student practice sessions may also serve as examples. Neurofeedback simply measures the EEG and provides feedback based on the individual’s EEG. Any perceived effects noted during the process of EEG training is likely the result of the individual’s brain responding to its own feedback. Please notify instructor of any unusual or undesirable responses to training. Effects are generally short term. No long-term adverse effects have been noted in research. Medications should not be stopped or altered without consulting your physician/psychiatrist. Other therapies should be continued until otherwise advised by your physician as well.

If any questions, concerns or complaints arise regarding this program, please address them to the Program Chairperson Dr. Liz Doyle at: Liz@Centerforbrain.com or you can reach her on her direct line at 561-594-2062.

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