This thoroughly updated second edition of Restoring the Brain is the definitive book on the theory and the practice of Infra-Low Frequency brain training. It provides a comprehensive look at the process of neurofeedback within the emerging field of neuromodulation and essential knowledge of functional neuroanatomy and neural dynamics to successfully restore brain function.
Integrating the latest research, this thoroughly revised edition focuses on current innovations in mechanisms-based training that are scalable and can be deployed at any stage of human development. Included in this edition are new chapters on clinical data and case studies for new applications; using neurofeedback for early childhood developmental disorders; integrating neurofeedback with psychotherapy; the impact of low-frequency neurofeedback on depression; the issue of trauma from war or abuse; and physical damage to the brain.
Practitioners and researchers in psychiatry, medicine, and behavioral health will gain a wealth of knowledge and tools for effectively using neurofeedback to recover and enhance the functional competence of the brain.
Table of Contents
Part I. Development, History, and Theory of Neurofeedback
- Changing the Paradigm from Neurochemical to Neuroelectrical models.
- History of Neurofeedback
- Toward a Theory of Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback
- Astrocytes and Infra-Low Frequencies
- Current Status of Clinical Neurofeedback Practice
- Neurofeedback in an Integrative Family Medical Practice
- Neurofeedback in Combination with Psychotherapy
- Remediating Brain Instabilities in a Neurology Practice
- Early Development and Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- Neurofeedback in Application to the ADHD Spectrum
- ILF Neurofeedback and Alpha-Theta Training in a Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Program Evvy Shapero and Joshua Prager
- Effect of Infra-Low Frequency (ILF) neurofeedback on the functional state of the brain in healthy and depressed individuals
- Neurofeedback with PTSD and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI)
- The Sleeping Brain: Neurofeedback and Insomnia
Hanno W. Kirk
Siegfried Othmer, Sue Othmer
David A Kaiser
Part II Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice Settings
Doreen E. McMahon
Stella B. LeGarda
Part III Specific Applications Areas of Neurofeedback
Roxana Sasu and Siegfried Othmer
Vera Grin-Yatsenko and Juri Kropotov
Monica Geers Dahl
P. Terrence Moore
15. The Future of Neurofeedback
Hanno W. Kirk, PhD, LICSW, has been a lecturer/trainer for the past 35 years and is the principal author of Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Medicine. After retiring from active college teaching and touring all-day seminars, he has been using neurofeedback since 2006 in his private practice in Lewisburg, WV. He has been a presenter at major national and international conferences on biofeedback and neurofeedback.
This book is noteworthy for providing the scientific justification for extending neurofeedback into the infra-low frequency domain. It is backed by voluminous clinical data along with new research findings. Restoring the Brain is likely to become the definitive resource for infra-low frequency neurofeedback.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Author of The Body Keeps the Score
This second edition of Restoring the Brain appears a mere four years after publication of the first edition. Given the growing interest in neurofeedback, it comes not a moment too soon. With the new findings and insights presented in these pages, the book is a must for practitioners who wish to be up-to-date with developments in the field.
Andreas A. Ioannides, PhD, Managing Director, Laboratory for Human Brain Dynamics, Nicosia Cyprus
In Restoring the Brain, seasoned scientist-practitioners address clinical frontiers in neuroscience with workable, integrative treatment options now available through neurofeedback for a variety of mental syndromes. Infra-low frequency neurofeedback may well bridge the narrative gap in the theory as well as the performance gap in the practice of mental health.
Charles Parker, DO, Editor CoreBrain Journal; Director, CoreBrain Academy
The second Edition of Restoring the Brain is an important addition to knowledge in the field of Neuromodulation. It is filled with many scientific insights, new data, and useful clinical information. I highly recommend it.
Daniel Amen, MD, Author of The End of Mental Illness and Founder of Amen Clinics