2nd Edition

Restoring the Brain Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health

Edited By Hanno W. Kirk Copyright 2020
    350 Pages 8 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 8 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 8 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    Part I. Development, History, and Theory of Neurofeedback

    1. Changing the Paradigm from Neurochemical to Neuroelectrical models.
    2. Hanno W. Kirk

    3. History of Neurofeedback
    4. Siegfried Othmer

    5. Toward a Theory of Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback
    6. Siegfried Othmer, Sue Othmer

    7. Astrocytes and Infra-Low Frequencies
    8. David A Kaiser

      Part II Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice Settings

    9. Current Status of Clinical Neurofeedback Practice
    10. Meike Wiedemann

    11. Neurofeedback in an Integrative Family Medical Practice
    12. Doreen E. McMahon

    13. Neurofeedback in Combination with Psychotherapy
    14. Keerthy Sunder

    15. Remediating Brain Instabilities in a Neurology Practice
    16. Stella B. LeGarda

      Part III Specific Applications Areas of Neurofeedback

    17. Early Development and Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
    18. Roxana Sasu

    19. Neurofeedback in Application to the ADHD Spectrum
    20. Roxana Sasu and Siegfried Othmer

    21. ILF Neurofeedback and Alpha-Theta Training in a Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Program Evvy Shapero and Joshua Prager
    22. Effect of Infra-Low Frequency (ILF) neurofeedback on the functional state of the brain in healthy and depressed individuals
    23. Vera Grin-Yatsenko and Juri Kropotov

    24. Neurofeedback with PTSD and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI)
    25. Monica Geers Dahl

    26. The Sleeping Brain: Neurofeedback and Insomnia

    P. Terrence Moore

    15. The Future of Neurofeedback

    Siegfried Othmer


    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