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Neurofeedback 101 Course Outline

Neurofeedback 101 Course Outline / Schedule

Day 1 – Saturday

9:00 – 10:50 am
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

10:50 -11:00 am – Break time

11-12:30 pm
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

12:30 pm
Lunch: Attendees can choose to go with instructor for lunch and discussion. Or, go somewhere else and take a break.

1:40-2:45 pm
Run your 1st feedback session

2:45-4:50 pm
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 artifact?
Review of a lot of dysfunctional EEGs
What are frequency bands?
How does someone learn to change their EEG?

4:50 – 5:00 pm – Break time

5:00 – 6:15 pm
Review of training effects from 1st training
Discussion of choosing or adjusting training protocols 2nd Training Session

Day 2 – Sunday

8:30-10:20 am 
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

10:20 – 10:30 pm – Break time

10:20 – 12:30 pm
Feedback basics – different types of rewards & 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

12:30 pm  Lunch – with group or on your own

1:40 – 4:00 pm 
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

4:00 – 4:10 pm – Break time

4:10 – 6:15 pm
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?
Review Protocols
Run 4th EEG Biofeedback session

Day 3 – Monday

8:30-10:45 am 
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

10:45 – 11:00 am – Break time

11-12:00 pm
Run 5th neurofeedback session
Adjust protocols during sessions based on feedback and response

12:00 to 1:00 pm
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?