Serving as bridge from Sebern’s recent webinars on developmental trauma and dissociation to Ruth’s upcoming webinar series (presenting her research on the enduring impact of early life trauma on the human brain -- beginning July 15th), this two-hour live conversation will focus on how the traumatized brain gives rise to symptoms such as dissociation, balance problems, somatic disturbances and most profoundly the capacity to have a sense of a self and an other.
There was a lively lecture and conversation with Sebern Fisher and Ruth Lanius on June 28th, centering around recent research from the lab of Ruth Lanius into the impact of trauma on brain, body, and mind. The session was recorded, and the recording will be made available to all who registered. You can watch the conversation as many times as you like. It will remain accessible until the beginning of September.
Sebern Fisher, M.A, BCN is the author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain. Sebern was the Clinical Director of a residential treatment program for severely traumatized youth for 17 years and has worked with developmentally traumatized adults for her 45 year clinical career. She adopted neurofeedback in 1997 after experiencing profound and unexpected responses to it for herself. She has developed several protocols specifically to quiet the fear-driven brain and has written numerous articles and case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of neurofeedback when used in conjunction with trauma therapy. Sebern authored two webinars available on www.TrainingTrauma- Developmental Trauma: New Thinking; New Treatments: New Challenges and The Nature of Forgetting: Dissociation and Neurofeedback.
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD is one of the leading clinical neuroscience researchers in the study of the traumatized brain and one of the few who has focused her research on the importance of neurofeedback in treatment of trauma. She is the co-author of Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness; Neuroscience; Treatment written with Paul Frewen, PhD and co-editor of The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain. She has published over 150 research articles.
Ruth and Sebern are presently working together on a project to help those who have experienced these histories and the therapists trying to help them to understand the way trauma and neglect impact the brain and how these impacts give rise to the symptoms we so often see in traumatized clients. It is becoming increasingly clear, in great part through the work of these two women that training the brain is an essential part of successful trauma treatment.
The conversation was recorded.
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