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We Don’t Need No Freakin’ Tooth Fairy!

by Siegfried Othmer | April 6th, 2017

By Siegfried Othmer, PhD

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A good many years ago a writer for Fortune Magazine inquired with business managers about how they kept tabs on employee theft. The answer surprised him: “We ask the employees.” It turns out that those who steal from their employers assume that everyone does so, and they strategize that it would simply appear unbelievable if they didn’t own up to at least some of it. So the managers get a ‘good-enough’ answer to the question. The purloining employees essentially called themselves out.

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The Universe Within

by Glen Martin | March 27th, 2017

By Glen Martin (Part III of III)

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If I had chosen the route of medical referral for my son for his bipolar behaviour, or the medical recommendation for my father for his dementia, the outcomes would have been dramatically different. Over the years I saw hundreds of children whose medications activated a genetic predisposition for a mood disorder. Understand that a genetic predisposition does not necessitate that a particular condition will develop. Proper preventive measures (e.g. diet, exercise, supplements, stress management and neurofeedback) are often effective in keeping a condition from ever being activated. Recent research in gene mapping has shown that genes can even be turned on and turned off. A genetic predisposition can therefore be modulated in its gene expression. Medical interventions and especially EEG biofeedback can be effective in deactivating or moderating many conditions, and they can do so synergistically. They naturally complement each other. But inappropriate medical remedies can also exacerbate latent vulnerabilities, as the following anecdote will illustrate.

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Integrating the field: Rumination on our past and future

by Siegfried Othmer | March 2nd, 2017

By Siegfried Othmer, PhD

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Integrating the Field: The Panel Discussion

The integration of our field was the topic of the opening panel discussion at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience (WABN). The event was an auspicious beginning for the meeting. It reflected the very spirit of mutual acceptance that is required to bring about the desired re-integration.

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Use of Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback in Trauma Recovery of Victims of Torture

by Siegfried Othmer | February 27th, 2017

By Siegfried Othmer, PhD

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Surely among the most intractable of conditions encountered in mental health practice are victims of torture. A number of these were among the war refugees being cared for in Sweden, and they have not responded to conventional therapies over a period of years in most cases. After good experience with trauma victims with Infra-Low Frequency Training in Malmö, Sweden a few years ago, the Swedish Red Cross decided to do a small pilot study with torture victims with treatment-resistance PTSD of long standing. Five such individuals were entered into the study, which was to involve twenty sessions of ILF neurofeedback.

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The Continued Evolution of EEG Biofeedback

by Glen Martin | February 21st, 2017

By Glen Martin (Part II of III)

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When I started EEG Biofeedback in the early nineties the focus was on ADHD. In comparison to today there was little understanding of what other disorders could be impacted by neurotherapy. Nevertheless, no matter who the person is or what their condition, EEG biofeedback is simply peak performance training. The Othmers were and still are two of the major pioneers in utilizing EEG biofeedback for an increasing number of conditions. Whenever skeptics question the efficiency of EEG biofeedback I think of my son. My son was one of the first bipolar individuals to be trained. Here is the story of how that came about.

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Interview with Siegfried Othmer

by Siegfried Othmer | February 13th, 2017
  • by Alison Morris from Full Potential Parenting, part of the Healing our Children 2015 World Summit
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