Neurofeedback 101 Course Outline / Schedule
Day 1 – Saturday
9:00 – 11:00 + break
Discussion of what is neurofeedback How does it work?
How to discuss it with clients
Arousal Model. C3. C4. CZ.
EEG vs Arousal Model training Targeting brain region functions Intro to other training models
How do you run a neurofeedback session?
How to choose basic protocols for the session. Basics of hooking up an electrode & Impedance Hooking up clients
Lunch: Attendees can choose to go with instructor for lunch and discussion or, go somewhere else and take a real break
Run your 1st feedback session
2:45-5:00 + Break
What does the EEG mean?
Frequency and amplitude basics
Excessive slow, excessive fast activity
What’s a normal EEG look like?
How can you tell if it’s EEG, or an artifact? Review of a lot of dysfunctional EEGs
What are frequency bands?
How does someone learn to change their EEG?
Review of training effects from 1st training Discussion of choosing or adjusting training protocols 2nd Training Session
Day 2 – Sunday
8:30-10:15 + Breaks
Review of Training Outcomes from Day 1 training Protocol decisions from Day 1 training
Discussion of how to adapt and adjust training protocols 3rd Training Session
Feedback basics – different types of rewards and inhibits How do you adjust and adapt feedback for training?
Are there side effects?
Review of EEG basics
Review of spectral displays
Looking at EEG amplitudes and EEG guidelines/rules
12:00 Lunch – with group or on your own
1:15 to 4:30pm + Break
Symptom model vs. brain-based model vs. EEG model
Learning to think neurofeedback over many types of case reviews
The role of arousal and its impact on the nervous system
What is Overarousal? Underarousal? Instability?
Detailed review of training sleep, attention, emotions and other conditions Review of some QEEG maps – using 3 types of brain maps
Discussion of how to train using different equipment, different models
4:30 – 5:30 or 6:15 (some people leave at 5:30, many stay later)
Review – impact of training different frequencies and different sites Discussion of different equipment
Help attendees choose type of training – including other type of systems Reviewing – how to assess change and progress
Are there side effects?
Run 4th EEG Biofeedback sessions
Day 3 – Monday
8:30-11:00 + Breaks
Review effects of yesterday’s sessions, live cases from the class Discuss and analyze training effects and review protocol choices Explore training options with multiple types of equipment Practice client intakes with live examples.
More on qEEGs vs not using qEEGs
Discuss strategies and options for training
Protocol options for other disorders – Anxiety, OCD, Autistic Spectrum, Learning Disabilities, Migraines and Pain
Review protocol decision process
11-12:00 run 5th neurofeedback sessions + Break
Run neurofeedback session
Adjust protocols during sessions based on feedback and response
12:15 to 1PM
qEEG vs Zscore vs LENS vs. Other options
Review different equipment, different models, different approaches Client issues: What comes up, how to tackle it
What is the Theta/beta ratio?
What is dominant alpha?
Turn in Test