Alpha-Theta Training In the 21st Century: A Handbook for Clinicians and Researchers is a new handbook on alpha-theta neurofeedback. Peniston & Kulkosky’s (1989; 1991) evidence suggesting that expert manipulation of specific brain frequencies could lead to the revisit and subsequent remission of traumatic symptoms in alcoholic war veterans with PTSD was revolutionary for its time. They were the first to use technology to tap into the brain’s ability to unlock traumatic memories, showing that unresolved emotional issues could, after-all, be retrieved and potentially deleted from memory in an objective and systematic way. Alpha-Theta Training In the 21st Century is the premier and comprehensive clinical guide to the Alpha-Theta neurofeedback treatment of emotional trauma.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 How It All Began
Chapter 2 Experiences With Alpha Theta: It’s Origins in Studies of Meditation
Chapter 3 The Neurophysiology of Trauma: Understanding the Physiological Effect That Trauma Has on the Individual, the Body and the Brain
Chapter 4 The Integration of the A/T Protocol: A Tool For Psychotherapists
Chapter 5 Lessons Learned From Peniston’s Brainwave Training Protocol
Chapter 6 Alpha/Theta and Phenotypes
Chapter 7 The Therapeutic Crossover in A/T Training Neurofeedback: Temporal and Spectral Components of Access to Levels of Consciousness
Chapter 8 Peniston Protocol as an Integrated, Stand-alone Therapeutic Modality
Chapter 9 Alpha and Theta Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Case Study
Chapter 10 Two Case Studies in Outpatient A/T Training for Trauma
Chapter 11 Alpha-Theta Methods and Mechanisms
Chapter 12 Equipment, Training and Ethical Issues
With contributions from:
Patricia Norris, PhD
David Trudeau, PhD
Cynthia Kerson, PhD
Antonio Martins-Mourao, PhD
Genie Bodenhamer-Davis, PhD
Estate Sokhadze, PhD
Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD
Dan Chartier, PhD
Richard Davis, MA
Bill Scott, PhD
“This book provides the reader with a very comprehensive, and yet personal, overview of the field of neurofeedback as it pertains to Alpha-Theta training. The chapters are both research oriented and intertwined with personal experience and candid insights into training methodology. Sometimes reads as if you were sitting in a room and hearing researchers and clinicians reminiscing in a very personal way about their ideas as well as the research evidence. If you wanted to do work in early memory retrieval, PTSD treatment, and therapeutic visual imagery, this would be the book to have. It answers some of the questions that both therapists and researchers have and want to answer, without having to do all the original research oneself.” – George Fuller Von Bozzay, PhD, Founder and Director Biofeedback Institute, San Francisco.
“Finally! Alpha theta gets the attention it deserves in this excellent book reviewing the almost forgotten history of this critical aspect of neurofeedback training as well as the detailed theoretical and technical details of the technique. Every NFB practitioner needs to avail themselves of this book to fully appreciate the depth and power of this widely used but rarely discussed neurofeedback method for integration of trauma and the enhancement of performance.” – Richard Soutar, PhD, BCN, New Mind Academy NFB Trainer and BCIA Mentor.
“A superb collection of articles that includes the history and clinical applications of alpha/theta training. The chapter on the history of alpha/theta training research done by Elmer Green and colleagues makes this book already worthwhile. Equally, the other chapters discuss the many clinical applications of alpha-theta training. The book is a must read for anyone interested in or practicing neurofeedback.” – Erik Peper, PhD, Professor, Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University.