Helena Bester, one of South Africa’s few Board Certified Neurotherapists, leading expert on ADHD and acclaimed author, takes the reader on a journey through the origin, the development, the process, and the application of neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback or biofeedback to the brain is a modality of applied neuroscience that can no longer be ignored; neurofeedback is an intervention for ADHD, anxiety, depression, dyslexia, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, PTSD, and other causes of discomfort. Neurofeedback addresses the common factors in the brain that give rise to many disorders and conditions by feeding back information about the functioning of the brain to the individual. The brain then learns how to improve its own regulation. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, safe intervention based on well established scientific principles.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Historical Overview and Relevant Learning Paradigms
Chapter 2 – What is Neurofeedback? Definitions, Evidence-Based Research, Wave Forms, and Frequencies
Chapter 3 – Brain Basics and Neuro-Anatomical Structures
Chapter 4 – Neurophysiological Basis of the EEG; The Role of Neurotransmitters; Instrumentation; Electronics
Chapter 5 – Evolutionary Developments in Neurofeedback
Chapter 6 – Physiological Responses to Stress and Tension
Chapter 7 – The Value of Meditation and Neuro-Meditation in Stress
Chapter 8 – Neurofeedback and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Chapter 9 – Neurofeedback and Anxiety
Chapter 10 – Neurofeedback and Depression
Chapter 11 – Case Studies
Chapter 12 – Attestation Statements
“The book is an invaluable resource for neurofeedback practitioners, whether you are new to the practice or have been, like me, practicing for decades as well as to those who are considering neurofeedback for themselves as patients, as therapists, or as researchers.” – SEBERN F. FISHER, MA, BCN, trauma specialist and author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma.
“In this beautifully and eloquently written book, Helena Bester explains how the practice of neurofeedback and neurotherapy presents us with the opportunity for transformation and reducing suffering through a creative process of engaging the brain. She elucidates how assessing and locating neural dysregulation facilitates opportunities for attaining greater balance through various neurotherapeutic interventions. My wish is for this most valuable contribution to reach the wide spectrum of professional people engaged in addressing the dis-eased brain and behavioural conditions – as well as lay people – so that they may learn about and benefit from this modality that trains and helps to heal and regulate the brain so that we become more balanced and peaceful through application of this fascinating and gentle approach.” – DANIEL SIDLER, MD (Switzerland) Professor of Applied Ethics, University of Stellenbosch MPhil, FCS (General Surgery/ Paediatric Surgery)
“Helena Bester is the author of four best selling, authoritative books on ADHD and learning problems: Help my kind makeeriets, Help, my child is causing chaos, How to cope with ADHD and New hope for ADHD in children and adults. Helena offers neurofeedback as the main intervention in her private practice since 2005 where she works with children and adults. She follows a holistic approach and believes that ‘It is love alone that gives worth to all things'” – Teresa van Ávila