TRAUMA 24: Neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting Conference

For the First Time Together: Three Acclaimed World Leaders in Trauma Intervention and Research

Join Sebern Fisher, Frank Corrigan, and Ruth Lanius for an exploration of how neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) are opening doors to a new era of brain therapies.

Sebern Fisher
MA, LCMHC, BCN
Author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain
KEYNOTE IN-PERSON AND ONLINE
Frank Corrigan
MD, FRCPsych
Author of Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) - A Transformational Trauma Psychotherapy
KEYNOTE LIVE STREAMED
Ruth Lanius
MD, PhD, FRCPC-Psychiatry
Director of the PTSD Research Unit at the University of Western Ontario
KEYNOTE LIVE STREAMED

About the Conference

Watch this exclusive interview with Ellen Shaw-Smith and Helena Bester of Biofeedback Association of South Africa where they discuss the upcoming Conference, neurofeedback, biofeedback and DBR.

Reapproaching Developmental Trauma

Sebern Fisher´s talk Walking the Tiger and letting her Sleep will cover the core issue of attachment and attachment shock, the primary focus of DBR, the compelling need for affect regulation, the central focus of neurofeedback and the importance of integrating both into psychotherapy for trauma survivors. Sebern is deeply concerned about those caught in the aftermath of developmental trauma, but she is also concerned for their therapists.

Experience Deep Brain Reorienting

Like neurofeedback, DBR is essentially a therapy for the brain, most particularly, in DBR, for the brainstem. The brainstem is the first instigator and registrar of raw emotion. The brainstem activates the amygdala. To help us understand this model and its efficacy, Dr. Frank Corrigan will introduce us to some basic, user-friendly brainstem neuroscience. The process involves slowing down and tracking brainstem sequences that allow people to find and, in his words, ’empty the file’ of early attachment shock. The session will include a demonstration of DBR with a volunteer who would like to experience DBR.

Discovering New Approaches

Professor Ruth Lanius and her team began their research of Deep Brain Reorienting before the pandemic, gathering fMRI data and clinical measures on people with histories of developmental trauma. During the pandemic, all DBR sessions were provided online. Her 2023 research publication shows significant clinical improvement after 8 sessions of DBR and continued improvement 3 months later. Lanius, et al are now able to continue the fMRI part of the study, to be shared at Trauma ’24!

Key Information at a Glance

Whether you attend online or join in-person, we are excited for you to connect, learn, and share these powerful approaches.

EEG Learn are partnering with clinical leaders in South Africa to make this conference available to the global  community of experts exploring these powerful healing modalities.

Hybrid Conference

You can join Sebern live in South Africa or enjoy from the comfort of your home or office. All sessions will be livestreamed, with recordings available after the live dates.

Connect With the Community

In addition to our exceptional keynotes, we’re excited to be joined by guest trauma specialists both in-person and livestreamed, with in-person events and online community spaces to connect together. There will also be live Q&A events with the keynotes!

Earn CEUs and BCIA Credits

By attending these sessions in-person or online, you’re eligible for continuing education credits at no additional cost.

Conference Schedule and Information

Conference Schedule
Day 1 | Friday, October 4th
Session Times Are in South African Standard Time (SAST)
Morning Sessions

8:00am – 8:30am: In-Person Registration
8:30am – 9:00am: Welcome from BFSA & EEGer
9:00am – 10:15am: Sebern Fisher’s Setting the Tone: The Traumatized Brain

10:15am – 10:30am: Snack Break

10:30am – 11:30am: Dr. Frank Corrigan’s The Neuroscience of Deep Brain Reorienting
11:30am – 12:30pm: Q&A with Sebern Fisher & Dr. Frank Corrigan

Lunch Hour

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Dr. Andrew Nicholson’s Research on Neurofeedback for Complex PTSD
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Dr. Ruth Lanius’ Randomized Controlled Trial of Deep Brain   Reorienting: A novel Treatment of PTSD 

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Snack Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm: Dr. Ruth Lanius’ Mind’s Metamorphosis: Reshaping the Brain through Neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Closing Remarks for Day 1 with Lars Vala

Day 2 | Saturday, October 5th
Session Times Are in South African Standard Time (SAST)
Morning Sessions

8:30am – 9:00am: Announcements & Welcome
9:00am – 10:15am: Sebern Fisher’s Waking the Tiger and Letting Her Sleep (Part 1)

10:15am – 10:30am: Snack Break

10:30am – 11:30am: Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Demonstration with Dr. Frank Corrigan
11:30am – 12:00pm: Q&A with Sebern Fisher & Dr. Frank Corrigan

Lunch Hour

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions

1:00pm – 1:15pm: Ellen Shaw-Smith’s Attuned Neurofeedback
1:15pm – 2:15pm: Sebern Fisher’s Waking the Tiger and Letting Her Sleep (Part 2)
2:15pm – 3:00pm: Dr. Frank Corrigan’s Protoself: Concept and Guided Exercise

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Snack Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm: Panel Discussion with Dr. Ruth Lanius, Dr. Frank Corrigan, & Sebern Fisher 
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Sebern Fisher’s Take Home Message
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Closing Remarks from BFSA & EEGer

Conference Information
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TRAUMA 24: Neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting Conference

October 4th & 5th | Online or In-Person in Johannesburg, South Africa

Join Sebern Fisher, Frank Corrigan, and Ruth Lanius for an exploration of how neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) are opening doors to a new era of brain therapies.