• Part I. Development, History, and Theory of Neurofeedback
1. Changing the Paradigm from Neurochemical to Neuroelectrical models.
2. History of Neurofeedback
3. Toward a Theory of Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback
4. Astrocytes and Infra-Low Frequencies
• Part II Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice Settings
5. Current Status of Clinical Neurofeedback Practice
6. Neurofeedback in an Integrative Family Medical Practice
7. Neurofeedback in Combination with Psychotherapy
8. Remediating Brain Instabilities in a Neurology Practice
• Part III Specific Applications Areas of Neurofeedback
9. Early Development and Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
10. Neurofeedback in Application to the ADHD Spectrum
11. ILF Neurofeedback and Alpha-Theta Training in a Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Program Evvy
12. Effect of Infra-Low Frequency (ILF) neurofeedback on the functional state of the brain in healthy and depressed individuals
13. Neurofeedback with PTSD and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI)
14. The Sleeping Brain: Neurofeedback and Insomnia
15. The Future of Neurofeedback
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.
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.