TRAUMA 24: Neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting Conference

2-Day Hybrid Virtual Conference | October 4th & 5th, 2024

Join Sebern Fisher, Frank Corrigan, and Ruth Lanius for an exploration of how neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) are opening doors to a new era of brain therapies. 

Attend Online or In-Person from Johannesburg, South Africa
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For the First Time Together: Three Acclaimed World Leaders in Trauma Intervention and Research

Sebern Fisher, MA, LCMHC, BCN

Author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain

Frank Corrigan, MD, FRCPsych

Author of Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) - A Transformational Trauma Psychotherapy


Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC-Psychiatry

Director of the PTSD Research Unit at the University of Western Ontario

Read from Sebern Fisher & Helena Bester about the Trauma 24 Conference ‚Üí

Key Information at a Glance

We are excited to be partnering with clinical leaders in South Africa to make this conference available to the global community exploring these powerful healing modalities.

Whether you join us virtually or attend in-person, and regardless of your experience or knowledge of neurofeedback or DBR, this is an unforgettable opportunity to connect, learn, and share. 

Hybrid Conference: You can join Sebern Fisher live in South Africa or attend virtually from the comfort of your home or office! All sessions are recorded, with same-day recordings available for review.

Connect With the Community: Participate in live Q&A sessions with the keynotes, attend in-person events, or make use of our online community spaces to connect.

Learn & Grow: By attending the conference (virtually or in-person), you are eligible for continuing education credits at no additional cost.


Register Today for Limited-Time Earlybird Rates

Attend Virtually

Global North Rate


Join us from home or in the office!

  • Watch Livestreams of All Keynote Presentations and Q&A¬†Sessions
  • Join the Discussion With Attendee Access on Our Community Forum
  • Same-Day Recordings for All Keynotes & Sessions
  • Exclusive Attendee Discounts for¬†Recorded Lectures & Upcoming Mentoring From¬†Keynote Speakers
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Attend In-Person

Global North Rate


Join Us in Johannesburg!

  • Attend Live at the Gordan Institution of Business Science
  • Engage and Connect In-Person with Exclusive Oppurtunities
  • Same-Day Recordings for All Keynotes & Sessions
  • Exclusive Attendee Discounts for¬†Recorded Lectures & Upcoming Mentoring From Keynote Speakers
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Important Note

These offers are for attendees joining from Europe, Australia, or the US & Canada.
If you are joining from the Global South, please see here.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will be updating this section regularly with new information & notifying attendees when new details are available.
Questions? Contact Us!

Conference Schedule

Day 1 | Friday, October 4th

Session Times Are in South African Standard Time (SAST)

Morning Sessions

8:00am - 8:30am: In-Person Registration
8:30am - 9:00am: Welcome from BFSA & EEGer
9:00am - 10:15am: Sebern Fisher's Setting the Tone: The Traumatized Brain

10:15am - 10:30am: Snack Break

10:30am - 11:30am: Dr. Frank Corrigan's The Neuroscience of Deep Brain Reorienting
11:30am - 12:30pm: Q&A with Sebern Fisher & Dr. Frank Corrigan

Lunch Hour

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch Break

Evening Sessions

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Dr. Andrew Nicholson's Research on Neurofeedback for Complex PTSD
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Dr. Ruth Lanius' A Randomized Controlled Trial of Deep Brain   Reorienting: A novel Treatment of PTSD 

3:30pm - 3:45pm: Snack Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm: Dr. Ruth Lanius' Mind’s Metamorphosis: Reshaping the Brain through Neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting
4:45pm - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks for Day 1 with Lars Vala

Day 2 | Saturday, October 5th

Session Times Are in South African Standard Time (SAST)

Morning Sessions

8:30am - 9:00am: Announcements & Welcome
9:00am - 10:15am: Sebern Fisher's Waking the Tiger and Letting Her Sleep (Part 1)

10:15am - 10:30am: Snack Break

10:30am - 11:30am: Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Demonstration with Dr. Frank Corrigan
11:30am - 12:00pm: Q&A with Sebern Fisher & Dr. Frank Corrigan

Lunch Hour

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch Break

Evening Sessions

1:00pm - 1:15pm: Ellen Shaw-Smith’s Attuned Neurofeedback
1:15pm - 2:15pm: Sebern Fisher's Waking the Tiger and Letting Her Sleep (Part 2)
2:15pm - 3:00pm: Dr. Frank Corrigan's Protoself: Concept and Guided Exercise

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Snack Break

3:15pm - 4:00pm: Panel Discussion with Dr. Ruth Lanius, Dr. Frank Corrigan, & Sebern Fisher 
4:00pm - 4:45pm: Sebern Fisher's Take Home Message
4:45pm - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks from BFSA & EEGer

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Reapproaching Developmental Trauma

Sebern Fisher's talk Waking the Tiger and Letting Her Sleep explores the core issue of attachment and attachment shock, the primary focus of DBR, as well as the compelling need for affect regulation, a central focus of neurofeedback. For those caught in the aftermath of developmental trauma, integrating both neurofeedback and DBR may be what is needed for lasting and profound results.

Experience Deep Brain Reorienting

Dr. Frank Corrigan will be sharing a powerful new modality - Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR). Like neurofeedback, DBR is essentially a therapy for the brain, most particularly for the brainstem. The brainstem is the first instigator and registrar of raw emotion, and directly activates the amygdala. The process of DBR involves slowing down and tracking brainstem sequences that allow people to find and, in Dr. Corrigan’s words, 'empty the file' of early attachment shock. This session will include a demonstration of DBR from Dr. Frank Corrigan for a lucky attendee interested in experiencing DBR.

Understanding New Approaches

Join Professor Ruth Lanius as she shares exciting updates on her team’s Deep Brain Reorienting research. Professor Lanius and her team began their research of DBR before the pandemic, but continued throughout gathering fMRI data and clinical measures on people with histories of developmental trauma. Her 2023 research publication shows significant clinical improvement after 8 sessions of DBR and continued improvement 3 months later. Ruth and her colleagues are are excited to share new research and review recent findings with attendees of the Traums 24 conference.

A Message from Lars Vala, CEO

In this time of increasing upheaval and conflict, there are also luminous opportunities emerging. As many of you know, among the opportunities are the promising outcomes from neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting. We are excited to invite you to this event, a hybrid in-person and online live-streaming conference, October 4 & 5 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The keynote speakers are Dr. Ruth Lanius, Dr. Frank Corrigan, and Sebern Fisher, three pioneers in recovering from trauma. They are gathered to share with you the gathering evidence of what neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting can do, bringing hope to our communities in these uncertain times.

After a lot of planning and preparation, we've decided to announce this conference early to allow our community the chance to save the dates and begin making arrangements as soon as possible!

As we continue to finalize details in the coming weeks, that information will be shared here and sent to everyone who registers early at the limited-time earlybird rate.

If you have questions or just wish to be notified when more details are added, please complete the form below with your information. We hope to see you joining us!

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