The Biofeedback Association of South Africa
**** February 2020 - Clinical Neurosciences Symposium - Dr Coenie Hattingh & Aldus Smith *****
Posted on: 2019-11-13
We are proud to announce our collaboration with Dr. Coenie Hattingh M.Sc.Med.(Neuro), Ph.D.(Neuro), M.A.(Neuropsych) and Aldus Smith B.Sc.(Physiology & Biochemistry), Hons.B.Sc.Med.(Neuroscience), M.Sc.(Physiology), B.Pharm in presenting a Clinical Neurosciences Symposium in 2020
This four day series of seminars will be presented over two weekends and encompasses core concepts within the clinical neurosciences with a focus on clinical neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropathology and neuroimaging.
The clinical neurosciences symposium is a four-day series of seminars presented over two weekends that introduces attendees to core concepts within the clinical neurosciences. The four-part series of seminars will focus on clinical neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropathology and neuroimaging. These core concepts begin at an introductory level and with each seminar develops in complexity so that the attendee ends the day with reinforced knowledge of fundamental principles, yet an advanced clinical understanding of brain structure, function, disease and neuroimaging as a method of investigation. The emphasis of the symposium is the clinical nature of these core areas that form the basis for the clinician’s understanding of the patient with a neurological diagnosis. The entire series of seminars is interrelated so that the attendee is able to obtain an integrated understanding of the brain in homeostasis and during neurological disease.
The Symposium will be at the Balalaika Protea Hotel in Sandton, Maude St, Sandown, Sandton
The possibility of live-streaming to other venues around South Africa is dependent on demand. Please see Registration Form
Forms and resources
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M.Sc.Med.(Neuro), Ph.D.(Neuro), M.A.(Neuropsych)
Coenie is a neuropsychologist in private practice in Cape Town, where he specializes in the diagnosis and psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with brain disorders. Coenie is also a consultant clinical neuroanatomist and lecturer in clinical neuroanatomy, neuropathology and neuroimaging at the University of Cape Town. Coenie has recently completed his postdoctoral fellowship in neuropathology in the department of pathology at the University of Stellenbosch. Coenie is an elected member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, a fellow of the college of fellows of the International Psychoanalytical Association after completing the psychoanalytic research training in Frankfurt in 2017, a member of the South African Psychoanalytic Initiative, and a member of the international Neuropsychoanalysis Association. Coenie is also a member of the International Cochrane Collaboration.
B.Sc.(Physiology & Biochemistry), Hons.B.Sc.Med.(Neuroscience), M.Sc.(Physiology), B.Pharm.
Aldus is a lecturer in the faculty of health sciences at North-West University, Potchefstroom. Aldus’ research experience involves neuroinflammation induced by Amyloid-Beta protein in Alzheimer disease, and brain derived neurotrophic factor in structural vascular disease. Aldus holds several qualifications in emergency medicine from the likes of the American Heart Association and the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
Neuro Anatomy Short Course - Tygerberg Campus Cape Town
Posted on: 2020-02-12
This workshop is for all therapists that work with the human body.
The workshop is aimed at better understanding the adult brain through investigation of the positioning and function of the most important elements of the brain. Students will get the opportunity to study the osteology of the skull and the vertebra column.
Gain information for understanding the topography of the cerebrum and the importance thereof in that it contains areas of sensation, movement, hearing, vision, speech, memory etc. If an area of the cerebrum has a lesion (as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor, abscess) specific functions are affected or abolished. Other aberrations include epilepsy, Alzheimers disease and depression.
Study the cerebellum and its most well known functions of coordination of movement (in a smooth and well coordinated way). Look at lesions that result in retardation due to uncontrolled movement and an inability to learn new movement and cerebellar neurological fallouts due to tumors.
Look at the brainstem where automatic responses (primary reflexes) occur. The brainstem forms the link between the spinal cord with the cerebrum and cerebellum. Students will look at the neuronal networking involving the reticular formation. Subtle lesions in this area exist in relationship with depression and schizophrenia while gross lesions (stroke / thrombosis) in any area of the brainstem may result in death.
As a final part of the workshop students will look at the classification and identification of the routes of distinct cranial nerves.
Therapists are often faced with dysfunction in clients as a result of brain injuries, strokes or brain disease. By applying the knowledge from this workshop they can better understand function and dysfunction in the body as a result of the injury or insult in the brain area. They can then customise and adapt their therapeutic approach to best help the client.
Attendance of the first workshop, The Inside Story, or having completed other Anatomy courses. Please contact us if you would like to know whether your prior Anatomy course will enable you to attend this workshop without having to attend the first workshop.
Registration via website:
Anatomy Workshop - Tygerberg Campus Cape Town
Posted on: 2020-02-12
Webinar Series - Sebern Fisher - Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Posted on: 2020-01-15
In this live webinar series we will explore the latest neuroscience research in developmental trauma and discuss how its findings challenge the prevailing belief that dissociation, repression, resistance and regression are primarily psychological defense mechanisms, at least in those with histories of neglect and abuse in childhood. We will instead address them as they are -- habitual firing patterns in the brain that form in response to survival threats early in life. When there are enough fearful stimuli the brain tends to return to its earliest patterns of protection.
The neuroscience of trauma is clearly indicating that we must change these habitual firing patterns in the brain. Presently the only way we know to do this is with neurofeedback. We will review protocols that help those who have never experienced a sense of self and other to develop this capacity, primarily but not solely through affect regulation. And we will look at how all of this plays out in the therapy relationship, particularly with the “treatment-resistant” patients. We will discuss why these patients need highly skilled therapists who understand the brain dynamics underlying interpersonal ones.
Sun 4pm/5pm EST / Mon 8am AEDT
Feb 16/17 4pm EST/8am AEDT
Feb 23/24 4pm EST/8am AEDT
Mar 1/2 4pm EST/8am AEDT
Mar 8/9 5pm EDT/8am AEDT
Mar 15/16 5pm EDT/8am AEDT
Mar 22/23 5pm EST/8am AEDT
PRICE: $549 ($479 Affiliates)
Beginner Infraslow Fluctuation (ISF) Neurofeedback Workshop in South Africa - Pretoria
Posted on: 2020-01-15
For Registration and more information
March 27-28, 2020
This workshop will demonstrate the process of Infraslow Fluctuation training in clinical practice. The method pivots on the determination of an optimum frequency (OF) that is trained for each individual client. In the didactic portion of the workshop, the OF determination process will be demonstrated along with a discussion of the equipment and optimal signal processing requirements necessary to accomplish effective training. The value of QEEG in predicting treatment responders, treatment planning, and determining treatment outcomes will be established. The practicum portion of the course will span two days for all practitioners to have several opportunities for hands on training in the optimization process, in evaluating outcomes, and in adjusting treatment accordingly. The emphasis on the workshop practicum will provide students with the necessary tools to integrate ISF training in clinical practice.
Infraslow Fluctuation and ISF Neurofeedback
ISF works on many different levels. The earliest research on infraslow frequencies revealed a central role for slow processes in the stress response. More recent Research tells us that ISF helps to coordinate electrical activity in the brain. Moreover, ISF orchestrates the resources necessary for behavioral network activity. Importantly, the infraslow frequencies facilitate communication within and between behavioral networks. Lastly, it controls the activation and deactivation of those same behavioral networks.
The centrality of these slow frequencies in behavior, self-regulatory functions, and brain activation makes Infraslow neurofeedback a powerful tool to help with a wide range of disorders. Research and clinical practice have demonstrated that we are training key regions of the Central Autonomic Network with ISF neurofeedback. The CAN is an internal regulation system the brain uses to control behavioral response. The components of this network are the circulatory system, the emotional regulation system, the brain network that maintains a sense of self, and the behavioral network responsible for the flight, flight, or freeze response.
The clinical results of increased relaxation, better sleep, profound changes in physiology, and a renewed sense of well-being in daily life after using ISF neurofeedback echo the results of our research. Recently, ISF neurofeedback was put to the test by using Biofeedback equipment that measured a subject’s physiological response to the training. We found that during training blood pressure normalized, heart rate slowed, hands became warm and dry, breathing became deeper and slower and the big muscles in the shoulders (Trapezius) relaxed. All direct indications of the relaxation response. Further, in a separate study of people trained with ISF neurofeedback, subjects noticed a profound sense of well-being as measured by psychometric testing.
So why learn ISF Neurofeedback? To help yourself and others achieve their best, optimal self. To read more articles and research on ISF Neurofeedback, please visit the link provided below:
Day 2 and 3
Workshop Price: $670/Approximately R10,000
to register click below
Lynburn Road 80. Lynnwood Manor
Pretoria, South Africa
Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00 to 4:00pm
More information and Workshop Registration
Monthly Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Online Discussion Groups (with CPD points!)
Posted on: 2019-11-07
Online Discussion Groups
1 General Level CPD points have now been allocated for our monthly online discussion groups. These can also be used for BCIA re-certification hours.
These online sessions will be hosted on the second Thursday of each month for one hour at a nominal fee of R50.00
Once payment is received a link where the meeting can be accessed at the allocated time will be distributed.
Invitations to RSVP to these sessions will be distributed via the Whatsapp Group monthly.
Should you wish to take part in the meeting please complete the google form so we can get back to you.
Our next session will take place on the 14th of November 2019 @ 19h00 for one hour via Google Hangouts platform.
To RSVP please click here
Registration closes on the 11th of November.
Once you have completed the form please make payment via EFT and send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the payments have been verified links will be sent out for access to the meeting.
CPD certificates will follow after full attendance of the hour meeting.
April 2020 - The First Conference of Trauma and Neuromodulation organized by SEBINE
Posted on: 2019-11-07
SEBINE (the Spanish Society of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback) will be presenting their first conference on Trauma and Neuromodulation. The conference will take place on 16,17,18 and 19 April.
On the 16th there will be an equipment and protocols workshop. Following this will be a workshop by Dr Sebern Fisher on the 17th and 18th entitled `Calming the Fear Driven Brain`.
"In addition, the conference will feature national teams work presented (19 April) the results of two studies recently conducted. The team led by Justo Ania and Rocio Martinez will present his study: Effectiveness of Neurofeedback with foster children (Children `s Villages). While the team led by Cristina Cortés and Anabel de la Cruz will present his study: Fostering Emotional Trauma of Abandonment Regulation (adopted children) with Neurofeedback and EMDR"
For more information visit www.sebine.org
Posted on: 2019-11-13
If you have completed Neurofeedback training with a BCIA accredited trainer, and would now like to get your training internationally certified and recognised, then you can take the BCIA exam next year here in South Africa. The time and venue are still to be announced, and the exam will be 3 hours in duration. Watch this space for more details.
If you would like to write the examination please let us know by emailing email@example.com
February 2020 - BRAIN AND COGNITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE 5 Day Course
Posted on: 2019-11-18
Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposia present
BRAIN AND COGNITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE