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About The Practical Introduction to Neurofeedback Workshops

This series of workshops is intended to give new practitioners a practical understanding of how neurofeedback works. In these sessions, we will begin by exploring the basics:

  • How to run a session, step-by-step.

  • What is a rewardable state?

  • How to become educated about the EEG.

  • Reviewing someone's progress in neurofeedback.

    And more.

Although the inspiration for conducting these workshops is to give new clinicians hands-on experience in the process, licensed neurotherapist Leanne Hershkowitz will be participating in each session. With her years of experience doing neurofeedback professionally with clients in her New Jersey therapy practice, she is well qualified to guide you on getting started, as well as on the business side of growing a successful neurofeedback practice.

The EEGer™ Neurofeedback Suite has developed around a community of clinicians who have found that the most powerful, rapid, and persistent effects of brain-training are rooted primarily in two things.

  1. A clinical understanding of the neurophysiology. In short, this means developing an intuition of how to customize protocols for each specific brain, based on the person's presentation, history, environment, EEG, and so on. That makes running a session more complex for the therapist, but has important benefits for the person training.
  2. A good attachment relationship between therapist and person training. For many EEGer clinicians, neurofeedback is a part of a larger process of empowering the person to gain greater awareness of their agency. This means -- among other things -- a therapeutic relationship: setting clear expectations, helping to draw attention to changes, raising awareness of mental, emotional, physical state, and ongoing assessment.

In the short term, there may be more convenient ways to "do neurofeedback." If clinical neurofeedback sounds too complicated, we can help guide you to a less challenging approach.

On the other hand, if your vision is aligned with ours (see below), we hope you will join us.

As many neurotherapists will tell you, learning the ins and outs of brain-training without actually doing it is challenging, to put it mildly.

For this reason, if you really want to learn, we recommend that you set up a training kit.

We've priced it to be accessible and affordable, and we'll help you -- sourcing a computer, installing the software, configuring, putting on electrodes, and so on.

Finally, you'll get more out of participating in these sessions if you have a system to explore as we go.

So yes, there is lots of practical instruction in this program. It's up to you to ask questions and be part of it.

This course of free workshops is not yet BCIA-approved. The topics covered will loosely follow the BCIA blueprint however, so participants will learn much of this material.

If you are seeking to become BCN, there is good news. In May 2021, we'll start registering folks for a full online BCIA-approved Introductory course.

This course includes online lectures on the didactic material you'll need to pass the BCN exam.

More info to come.

Absolutely. To make learning neurofeedback with EEGer more accessible, our partners at EEG Store are offering a 'training kit' for new practitioners. The training kit is a fully-functional EEGer system, including amplifier, electrodes, paste, license dongle and key.

You'll need to provide a computer that meets minimum requirements, and an external monitor. Don't worry. We'll guide you setting it all up.

The training kit is a full neurofeedback system, with all the modes, protocols, and functionality that anyone doing clinical neurofeedback needs.

The only limitation on the training kit is that you are enabled to conduct live neurofeedback for only 30 days. This gives you time to decide if this is something you want to continue learning and to follow along during the course (you won't be expert after 30 days!).

After thirty days, you can return the equipment for a partial refund if you're still not sure EEGer is right for you.

If you think EEGer is a good fit for you and your practice, the monthly subscription fee for a fully-functional system is less than $100/month once you meet the licensing and training requirements of the software. 

Note: Purchase or subscription of a clinical EEGer license requires completion of a comprehensive training course which includes hands-on training with the Software System.

For exact pricing and details for training kits, we recommend contacting EEG Store directly. 

The initial cost is partly a deposit to cover the cost of the amplifier and USB security dongle. If you later decide this is not for you, when you return the equipment in working order, you'll get a portion of that back. If you decide to keep it, your deposit goes towards your purchase or subscription.

If you decide to go the subscription route once you meet the licensing requirements for EEGer, you'll pay less than $100/month.

Note: Purchase or subscription of a clinical EEGer license requires completion of a comprehensive training course which includes hands-on training with the Software System.

Learning clinical neurofeedback is finally not a simple or trivial affair. We have lots of experience with the software, understanding the theory, and have benefited from the teaching of some of the leading clinicians in the field.

Instead, we want you to come with your questions and enthusiasm, and with your willingness to learn with us!

Please leave us your email (below) and/or check back for updates. We will be in touch about registration and more.

Note that EEG Store has a limited supply of training kits, so it's first come, first served if you want to follow along with equipment.

Although the sessions will not be available in their entirety, we will excerpt and make available the topics. Our goal is to increase the accessibility of neurofeedback among therapists and home users. That means making these resources available regardless of what time zone you are joining from.

This may sound like a rant. :)

Our vision is simple: We will help cultivate global cultures of healing.

So what does that mean for these workshops? We want to amplify the opportunities for learning about neural circuit training (aka neurofeedback).

In our experience, neurofeedback changes lives, calms fear and anxiety, empowers confidence and enthusiasm. And yet, it is still a well-kept secret. Amazingly, this isn't because practitioners and those whose lives have been transformed by brain-training are secretive about it.

On the contrary, many of those we know will tell anyone in earshot about it. Haven't you heard? You can learn to regulate your own brain.

Of course, learning the practicalities of this training is where the work lies. But the EEGer community has a wealth of experience and knowledge about how to get good results. So these workshops are a way for us to bring this understanding into broader circulation.

If you talk with attendees of an Introductory course from before the pandemic, you will hear about the intense experience of being in a room with other students, asking questions, practicing on a system, and having the instructor stop by to check in with you to see how you are feeling. There is something about learning in person that is lost when we learn online.

At first, when we started offering online courses, we thought maybe that all the difficulties have to do with our newness to the experience of the virtual classroom. But neuroscience offers some insights about how it isn't just about getting used to it. Our relationships and learning process itself rely on unconscious cues, subtle olfactory communication, body language, and other aspects of in-person interactions that current technology just can't compensate for.

So at first we were thinking, we just have to wait until infection rates are tolerable. But what does that even mean? If one person gets COVID as a result of coming to an in-person training, that's too many.

We think there are several benefits, and we hope you'll agree. Here are some of the things this process has going for it.

  • Most importantly, you won't need to wait to begin learning for the pandemic to be under control.
  • Learn from the safety of your own home or office
  • The sessions will be recorded, with key excerpts offered for reviewing.
  • No need to pay for a hotel or plane fare.
  • No need to take off work, nor make arrangements to cover other obligations while you travel.
  • You can practice with the system not only during classtime, while at the course. Since you have the system with you, you can practice between our meetings, which will give you more time to integrate what you are learning and prepare your questions.
  • Since tech support and clinical discussion is part of this process, you will gain a sense of how to find answers as an on-going practice.

If you are interested in attending, leave your email so we can send you updates.

You can also check back here to see as the workshop schedule and outline develops.

The Practical Introduction to Neurofeedback workshops utilize an informal discussion format Friday 1 - 2 PM EDT (be aware of seasonal (daylight saving) time changes). The live sessions are free and open to anyone.

To be notified about the next session, please add your email to the list (elsewhere on this page).

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles         Friday, 7 May at 10:00:00 AM     PDT

Atlanta                 Friday, 7 May at 1:00:00 PM        EDT

London                Friday, 7 May at 6:00:00 PM        BST

Stockholm          Friday, 7 May at 7:00:00 PM        CEST

Johannesburg    Friday, 7 May at 7:00:00 PM        SAST

Athens                Friday, 7 May at 8:00:00 PM        EEST

Mumbai              Friday, 7 May at 10:30:00 PM      IST

Manila                Saturday, 8 May at 1:00:00 AM   PHST

Tokyo                   Saturday, 8 May at 2:00:00 AM   JST

Sydney                Saturday, 8 May at 3:00:00 AM   AEST

Auckland              Saturday, 8 May at 5:00:00 AM   NZST

 

 

Learn Neurofeedback


From navigating the menus to understanding the basis of how it all works, becoming expert in neurofeedback brain-training can feel intimidating. If you began learning this approach because you've seen it help people, but definitely NOT because you love technology, well, you are not alone!

 

We want our experience with the software and the technology to help strengthen your competence in achieving good clinical outcomes. Over the course of the next weeks and months, we'll offer workshops and resources to help you build your understanding, your skills, and your confidence.

Practical Introduction To Neurofeedback