Thursday, July 7, 2011

Paul Swingle's NEW Grand Rounds

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Paul Swingle for another series of Grand Rounds! Our grand rounds sessions are an ideal way to expand your knowledge about a specific topic or method. They are presented in an interactive format in which participants have the opportunity to present case studies to Dr. Swingle for review. And, because the classes are taught online, you can attend from the comfort of your home or office.

The Thursday sessions are ideal for users of the BFE QuickQ and BrainDryvr suite with the ProComp/BioGraph Infiniti system. Dr. Swingle welcomes and encourages professionals using other hardware/software platforms to attend as well. The Tuesday sessions focus on the use of Mind Work Station software with Infiniti. Dates for the summer and fall sessions are as follows:

QuickQ & BrainDryvr - Dr. Swingle and Associates
Thursday's 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
SUMMER SERIES:  July 14th  |  August 11th  |  September 15th
FALL SERIES:  October 13th  |  November 10th  |  December 8th

Infiniti & Mind Work Station - Elizabeth Tegan & Dr. Swingle
Tuesday's 11:00 - 12:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
SUMMER SERIES:  July 12th  |  August 9th  |  September 13th
FALL SERIES:  October 11th  |  November 8th  |  December 6th

The price for each 3-session series is $149.00 USD. To register, click here or visit the BFE Online Shop at 

Some feedback from past sessions... 

"A few months ago, I became an affiliate with Dr. Swingle’s BFE team and greatly benefited from the teaching, supervision and webinars. I appreciate your "expert suites" that provide assessment ability supported by screens that "work". I am especially very pleased with the online case study discussions with experts.  Over the years, following a 2-3 day workshop, I found myself in great need of "integration" when back in my office struggling with challenges from peculiar clients.  The monthly meetings online with Dr. Swingle provide wonderful occasions to bring, as they come, these specific concerns to the "expert" and receive his insightful comments. This increases my efficiency with my clients making me feel and look very good!!!  It also widens my understanding as I listen to other professionals' present their own unique set of challenges followed by Dr Swingle's point of view and input on how to address them. All that in the comfort of my office at convenient time slots!"
Dr. Suzanne Day  

"I have got to say that the Quick Q is really amazing. I thank Dr. Paul Swingle for this. I have seen amazing changes in one of my students after doing only a few neurofeedback sessions that were done after doing a Quick Q and having Dr. Swingle give me advice at one of his Grand Rounds group sessions on-line. This student is also working on heart rate coherence and hand temperature. The combination has been great. Releasing alpha in the back of the head made a huge difference."
Meredith Caplan, LH

Thanks to all participants who joined us for the last session and shared their knowledge with others. We look forward to seeing you at the next session and are always glad to welcome newcomers. Remember, space is limited so register early.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TLC Assessment and Integrated Neurofeedback Training

Peter Van Deusen
Next week we are happy to welcome Peter Van Deusen and Dr. Francois Dupont to lead an online grand rounds session on TLC Assessment and Integrated Neurofeedback Training.

TLC Assessment and Integrated Neurofeedback Training
Monday, July 11, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 Eastern Time 
(New York & Canada)

Dr. Dupont
This session is ideal for users of the BFE Infiniti for The Learning Curve software suite with the ProComp Infiniti system. Peter will present a few case studies, then will open up the meeting to participants who will have a chance to discuss their own challenging cases with Peter. Dr. Dupont will be on hand throughout the session to answer questions related to the TLC software suite as well as the BFE Integrated Neurofeedback suite.

The price to attend this new session is $49.00 USD.
To register, click here or visit our online shop at:

Whether you are just getting started with the software or are an experienced user, you will benefit from the  interactive format of these sessions. Class size is limited so register early!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Infiniti for the Learning Curve Grand Rounds

We are pleased to welcome Peter Van Deusen as a first time presenter at a BFE Online Event. Peter began training his own brain in 1991 and studied the theories, philosophies and techniques of many leaders in the field of brain training. In 2001 he began training other professionals, as well as home users. He has presented throughout the US, Europe and South America. The assessment tools he has developed are used by thousands of brain trainers around the world.

This summer we are offering two new online Grand Rounds sessions specifically designed for users of Peter Van Deusen's software suite - Infiniti for The Learning Curve.

EEG Assessment for Traumatic Brain Injury
Monday - June 27, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

In this session Linda Walker, MHR, LPC, BCIA-EEG will discuss TBI among combat veterans and how to use the The Learning Curve (TLC) and Z-Scores (Thatcher) Assessment tools with this population. Peter Van Deusen will be on hand to take questions from participants on the use of his TLC database.

TLC Assessment and Integrated Neurofeedback Training
Monday - July 11, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern Time 
Hosted by Peter Van Deusen, this session will include case studies presented by Peter and other participants. There will also be a Q&A Session during which attendees can ask Peter questions about interpreting TLC data. Dr. Francois Dupont will also be participating in this event and will discuss an/or answer questions about his Integrated Neurofeedback suite.

Both sessions offer APA continuing education credits. For more details, please visit the BFE Online Shop, or contact the Infiniti for the Learning Curve Online Team at

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Brain Awareness Week - March 14-20, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we have just been approved by the Dana Foundation as a partner in Brain Awareness Week!

As stated on the official website, "Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March BAW unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a week-long celebration of the brain."

"During BAW campaign partners organize activities to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and brain research.  Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations.  Examples include open days at neuroscience laboratories; museum exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; displays at malls, libraries, and community centers; and classroom workshops."

Daily Webinar on Research Topics in Neurofeedback
The BFE will be presenting a daily webinar on Research Topics in Neurofeedback. During this lecture, Mark Schwartz introduces research being conducted by online teams from around the world. Electroencephalography (EEG) biofeedback, also known as neurofeedback and neurotherapy, is hailed by some as an exciting new method to assess and treat clients diagnosed with mental disorders, and criticized by others as an unproven, controversial and poorly controlled fad.

Mark Schwartz, MBA, BSc. Hons is the director of the "Learn From the Best" program run by the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe. He has presented at conferences and led workshops on biofeedback since 1996.

Register Now and Receive BAW Discount
In support of Brain Awareness Week, we are offering all attendees a special price of $20.00 US ($49.00 off the regular price of $69.00 US). For more details or to register, click here.

For more information on BFE Neurofeedback Teams, 
contact the team coordinator at


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Webinar's Underway

The BFE kicked off its 2011 Webinar Series with three events in January. These 1-hour webinars are ideal for newcomers to biofeedback as well as for experienced practitioners eager to learn the latest techniques being used in the field.

Our January lineup included:

QuickQ and BrainDryvr 
Focusing on Addictions
Dr. Paul G. Swingle
Brainwave patterns associated with the different addictions disorders were reviewed and the relevant braindriving protocols to treat the various forms of these disorders were discussed. Dr. Swingle reviewed in detail the initial brain assessments and treatment procedures and focused on the many contributory causes of addictive behavior.

Glazer Gastrointestinal Disorders Webinar
Dr. Howard Glazer
Dr. Glazer discussed the importance of the pelvic floor muscles for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders such as chronic constipation, fecal incontinence and others. Dr. Glazer reviewed some of the research conducted in collaboration with colorectal surgeon, Shuqing Ding M.D., Attending doctor, National Center of Colorectal disease of Chinese Medicine Nanjing Municipal Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, 3rd affiliated hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing.

Introduction to Physiological Dentistry
Dr. Jeffrey Hindin
Dr. Hindin discussed the importance of physiological dentistry for a wide range of stress related dental patients. The webinar introduced an innovative system to monitor physiologic functions and incorporate biofeedback modalities into patient care. Dr. Jeffrey Hindin, described how he uses this system to observe and record objective changes before and after the insertion of an orthotic and with each subsequent modification or adjustment.

The BFE would like to thank the presenters as well as all those who attended the events. Recordings of past webinars are available in the BFE Online Shop along with information about upcoming webinars. 

Remember to visit the shop often as new information is posted weekly!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BFE 15th Annual Meeting - Munich, Germany

February 22-26, 2011 - Munich, Germany

Final preparations are underway for our 15th Annual Meeting to be held in Munich, Germany from February 22-26, 2011. We are pleased to announce that Lufthansa Airlines will be the official carrier for the event. Full details on how to take advantage of the discounted fares offered by Lufthansa are now on our website. For more information, click here.

This year we look forward to welcoming a variety of presenters - some who we know very well and others who will join us for the first time. Among the scheduled presenters are:

Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson
Neuroanatomical Underpinnings of Effective Intervention with Asperger's and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Jan van Dixhoorn
Manual Assessment of Respiratory Movement (MARM)

Dr. Erik Peper
Advanced Clinical Techniques and BCIA Supervision

Dr. Paul G. Swingle
Basics of the QuickQ Assessment and Braindriving

For the full workshop schedule, click here. Remember to register soon, if you haven't already, to guarantee a place in the workshop(s) of your choice.

We look forward to seeing you in Munich! And although we can't promise a volcano, we can promise a very enriching experience. Monika Fuhs summed up last year's meeting like this:
"The conference ended with the awareness that that people couldn’t go home as expected and I, as the organizer, was a bit worried about complaints and problems that could arise due to these circumstances. However it was different – it seemed that our group was not only different in what they were doing but also in their living philosophy. People used the disaster of the volcano eruption as a opportunity to extend their stay and joined those who couldn’t leave. We formed groups that were just enjoying themselves in Rome and forged friendships and created social support. The crisis was transformed into new opportunities of growth."

Best Wishes for 2011!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dysphagia in Asia

This past summer, Dr. Catriona Steele was invited to present Dysphagia workshops in China and Korea as part of the BFE Learn From the Best initiative. Dr. Steele is a scientist and Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Her teaching experience includes face-to-face and web-based University courses, and many workshops and invited lectures across North America, Europe, China, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Dr. Catriona Steele and Dr. Zulin Dou
Dysphagia Workshop – China - July 17, 2010
The workshop in China was hosted by Dr. Zulin Dou, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Sun Yat-sen University in Gunagzhou and Dr. Hongmei Wen, Ph.D. in Neurology and associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Dr. Dou is also the author of the book Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia for which Dr. Wen has written the section on sEMG.

Dr. Steele presented her half-day workshop on evidence-based practice in swallowing assessment and Dysphagia rehabilitation with a focus on sEMG biofeedback to 70 physicians and therapists. Earlier in the day, she had the opportunity to consult with Dr. Wen on several challenging cases and looks forward to the potential of future collaboration with Dr. Dou, whose interests include the use of biofeedback in psychology and continence/pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation as well as Dysphagia.

Special thanks to the hosts for their warm welcome and for having the presentation materials translated to Chinese. We would also like to thank Vish Medical for its financial support of this event.

Dr. Steele with members of the KASLP
Dysphagia Workshop – Korea – July 24, 2010
Dr. Steele’s workshop in Seoul was graciously hosted by Miseon Kwon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Research Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Korean Association of Speech Language Pathologists (KASLP). Also present was Dr. Do-Heung Ko, a prominent researcher in speech science and president of the KASLP. The half-day workshop was attended by 200 Speech Language Pathologists.

Sincere thanks to the Dr. Kwon for providing a superb translator and for all her work to make the day a success. We would also like to thank Thought Technology for its sponsorship of this event.

Online Dysphagia Training
Dr. Steele teaches several BFE online classes on Dysphagia. During monthly “grand rounds” sessions participants are offered the opportunity to present case studies to the group and to consult with Dr. Steele. Click here for more information on the Dysphagia software suite and online classes.