Newsletter from Victoria Ibric, MD Ph.D

by admin | May 14th, 2003

Author: Victoria Ibric, MD Ph.D

Since 1993, after taking the Neurofeedback course with Siegfried and Sue
Othmer, I became the co-director of the EEG Biofeedback section at the
Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles, under Dr. Marjorie Toomim’s supervision.
My initial work was with Neurocybernetics (NC) and I reported many successful
outcomes using this instrument. After four years of working in the
Neurofeedback field, I purchased my first ROSHI instrument, developed by
Charles Davis of ROSHI Corp. Now, in my practice, I use both Neurocybernetics
and ROSHI instruments.

I have found the Neurocybernetics system to be very useful for the intake
and for the training of certain patients who are encouraged by rewards and
who are able to stay alert with training. When the NC training reaches a
plateau or the patient becomes frustrated, I switch them to ROSHI. (NC is
hard work for the brain in deficit; and may be very easy and not as effective
with the over-achiever. Over-efforting, which is a frequent problem, can be
tiring and frequently frustrating for a client.) NC training is done with
eyes open. When eyes close due to sleepiness without prompting, training
becomes less efficient.

Training on ROSHI can be done eyes open or eyes closed. Either way the
patient receives simultaneously an auditory feedback, as a beep tone, as well
as a visual feedback, as light stimulation. This light represents his or her
own EEG (light closed loop EEG). When the eyes are closed, the client is not
involved in his training progress at the cortical level, as he/she just hears
the auditory feedback. The light stimulates passively the patient’s brain,
guiding him/her toward the point of balance and “rediscovery of self”. ROSHI
training not only works at the cortical level but also touches the deeper
structures of the brain. The implications are very strong and diverse and
they encounter corrections of emotional imbalances, enhanced memory recall,
and sleep stabilization.

Since the light is not coming from an independent

source, but is delivered as feedback of one’s own brainwaves, this enhances
the NF training. The results are almost immediate and long lasting. To make
ROSHI work, you have to allow the tones to happen. You have to be in the
“witness/observer” mode instead of trying to control cortically and stay at
the sensory levels. This leads to feelings of “harmony” and “timelessness”
as many of my patients report. The changes recorded on the NC after addition
of the ROSHI session are impressive and remain steady for long time! The
consequences in changes at the physical, emotional and cognitive levels are

To learn more about ROSHI we offer clinical training seminars for
professionals and also Internship for therapists interested in using ROSHI in
their own practice.

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