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Trauma, Development, and the Brain #2

Continuing 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 September 15th), this is the second two-hour live conversation exploring new neuronscience and its implications for therapy. In particular it continues the 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.

The first lively lecture and conversation with Sebern Fisher and Ruth Lanius happened on June 28th -- the recording is available. The second equally lively lecture and conversation with Sebern Fisher and Ruth Lanius happened on August 16th,  further discussing recent ground-breaking research from the lab of Ruth Lanius into the impact of trauma on brain, body, and mind.

This session was recorded, and the recording will be accessible to all who register. You can watch the conversation as many times as you like. Accessible from September, it will remain accessible until the beginning of November.

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 will be recorded. As registrant, you will be able to experience the conversation again afterwards, or if you have a conflict during the webinar, you can catch the recording.


If you are an affilate / EEGer Alliance member, please write to [email protected] for your discount code.

What People Are Saying:

“This conversation is a real gift to all of us as neurofeedback and trauma therapists. Thank you very much for the recording as it allows me to have access to all this information.”

Carmen delaS. Fernández