Neurofeedback Research 2015

Neurofeedback Research 2015

From Bessel van der Kolk MD

Completion of the first rigorous scientific study of Neurofeedback to treat children with histories of trauma, abuse and neglect. Conducted at The Trauma Center@Justice Resource Institute, Inc.

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Bessel van der Kolk MD posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #6

Today is a very important day. Your generosity has allowed us to reach our goal and move forward on the first randomized control neurofeedback trial for traumatized children. In my book, The Body Keeps The Score, I have documented how early childhood neglect and trauma is the largest public health problem in the US.

While a handful of people are aware of the unique capacities of neurofeedback to change the life course of traumatized children, without solid scientific evidence to substantiate case histories and anecdotes, it is likely that the vast majority of these children will never live up to their full potential.

This is just the beginning! I hope I can count on your continued commitment to this enterprise.

Thank you so much for your help.

Sincerely,

Bessel van der Kolk MD

Deleted User commented on a blog post:
about 3 years ago
I'm so pleased you've reached your fundraising goal and can proceed with your study. I look forward to reading about your results.

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Bessel van der Kolk MD posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #5

Moved beyond words. Thank you for supporting this campaign. I am so heartened by people's generous support and commitment to help us define new treatments for traumatized kids. My gratitude knows no bounds.
- Bessel

Lawrence Klein commented on a blog post:
about 3 years ago
The Psychophysiology Lab & Biofeedback Clinic @ ECU use psychophysiology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDlKRA_vURk&feature=player_embedded

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Bessel van der Kolk MD posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #4

We really appreciate enormously the donations and support.

We have submitted our first paper, and are about to submit our second neurofeedback research paper. These two papers demonstrate with very careful scientific methodology the tremendous capacity of neurofeedback to improve affect regulation and executive functioning in treatment resistant adults with long histories of trauma. These papers are based on the previous research study that receded the current child neurofeedback study that is made possible by your contributions. WE will post those two papers on our website as soon as they are accepted for publication by the peer reviewed journals.

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Bessel van der Kolk MD posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #3

Dear Friends,
It has been a very busy summer. since the Trauma Conference, in May, we have passed the half way mark on this campaign! Thank you for your help and support thus far. We will be sending out books, pdf's, and audio files for donors soon. Please share this site with your friends and colleagues.

Exciting news about the study so far will be forthcoming in the next update. Until then,
Thank you,
Bessel

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Bessel van der Kolk MD posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #2

We've reached 25% of our Goal! And now we are busy getting ready for the 26th Annual International Trauma Conference. So excited to present the Neurofeedback Research 2015 campaign there. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. Thank you for your support!

May 27 – 30, 2015
SPONSORS
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, Massachusetts

http://besselvanderkolk.com/vanderfiles/meadows_trauma_conf.pdf

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Bessel van der Kolk MD posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #1

For the official launch at the 2015 Trauma Conference in Boston:
Please watch and share our updated video where Dr. Bessel van der Kolk talks about trauma and the promise of neurofeedback as treatment.

Thank you again for your support.

Thanks to BALLUM FILMS & Avalon Hills for making this possible.

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Yvonne Raffini commented:
about 1 year ago
Trauma thru Bessel van der Kolk's work, esp needed 4 elementary school counselors. GIVE
Laila Abumadian commented with a support:
about 1 year ago
I am fan of your work and have benefited from your book "The Body Keeps The Score", Thank you!
Joan and Gerry Piaget commented:
over 1 year ago
This is critical research and Bessel's commitment to it is truly heartfelt. Please support his efforts!
Greg Correll commented with a support:
over 1 year ago
Bessel van der Kolk's research is the best hope for treating trauma. I fear the loss of funding under our new administration; pls contribute
Lynn M Hamilton commented with a support:
about 2 years ago
Exceptional and vital research!
Wilmer (Will) Long commented:
over 2 years ago
Bessel, You are doing wonderful work. I hereby donate $100.00 to this campaign. Would you consider running for President?
Joan E Mullinax, M.Ed., LPC commented with a $25 donation:
about 3 years ago
Very important work! Thank you!
Washington DC Center for Neurocognitive Excellence commented with a $50 donation:
about 3 years ago
The Washington DC Center for Neurocognitive Excellence is proud to support this exciting study.
Ingrid Storm commented with a $200 donation:
about 3 years ago
Such a great cause
François Altwies commented:
about 3 years ago
Goal reached for this funding project. This study will be a milestone for spread of Neurofeedback in trauma, abuse and neglect cases.
Leah Harris commented:
about 3 years ago
Congratulations on successfully funding this research. It is an honor and a privilege to contribute to this critical work.
John Mekrut commented:
about 3 years ago
Congratulations!
Lawrence Klein commented with a support:
about 3 years ago
Update #5
Robert Kinstler commented with a $35 donation:
about 3 years ago
I'm so hopeful that the developmentally-traumatized brain can heal when given the opportunity in this way.
Katrina Masterson commented:
over 3 years ago
Thank you for letting us support your amazing research. Keep up the great work!!
Dawn Woods commented:
over 3 years ago
Rochester, MN funded a neurofeedback grant to a community clinic. I believe neurofeedback helped save my life.
Janet Siry commented with a $50 donation:
over 3 years ago
So proud to support this exciting research..hope for the children!
Dean Shull commented:
over 3 years ago
Fascinating, what software/hardware are you using or do you find works best?
Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorders Treatment Programs commented:
over 3 years ago
Bessel, I was informing a neurotherapy colleague about your work. He is so thrilled about your work that I believe he will become staff.
Jennifer Mourrain commented:
over 3 years ago
Need new paradigm of mental health that provides healing for trauma survivors. This is step in right direction. Keeping eyes on the prize!