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How Neurofeedback & Neurotherapies Can Heal Trauma & Addictions

Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN
57 Minutes
Oct 15, 2020
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For the past 40 years, The Meadows Model has been treating trauma and addiction, using both Pia Mellody’s Model on Codependency and cutting edge trauma interventions to provide safe container while patients learn to re-regulate and traverse the autonomic shifts needed within their nervous systems that allow for healing to occur.  Because meaning follows physiology, one of our main goals is utilization of various therapeutic modalities that interrupt negative feedback loops - including disorganized breathing patterns, thoughts, and brainwave patterns.  The state of our nervous system will inform how we organize our experience and make meaning of our life.   Through Neurofeedback, and working directly with the nervous system to help individuals reorganize the non-conscious survival adaptations developed by the sub-cortical or lower brain, we explore the importance of experiencing the body in the present moment because healing happens in the here-and-now.   This recording will include description of various neurotherapies utilized, how and why they are used within context of treatment planning, and a case presentation to demonstrate key concepts.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN, is the Vice President of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She holds a BA in communication from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and Master of Science in Counseling from The University of New England in New South Wales. She trained at South Pacific Private in Sydney, Australia, Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Family Behavioral Health in Boca Raton, Florida. Before relocating back to the US in 2008, she worked in private practice at Hong Kong Psychological Services. She is a licensed professional in the State of Arizona, Board-Certified in Neurofeedback, trained in both traditional and somatic attachment-focused EMDR, Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM), and Somatic Experiencing. Deirdre also co-facilitates Pia Mellody's Post Induction Therapy training and Inner Child/Feeling Reduction intensives.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: is the Vice President of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.
Non-financial: Deirdre Stewart has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.



  1. Appraise Alpha wave importance & 2 devices that increase prevalence of this frequency range
  2. Differentiate two types of brain wave training - Arousal amplitude NFB vs. Infra Low
  3. Evaluate the therapeutic benefits and measurement of Neurofeedback (NFB) as ancillary treatment for trauma and addiction


  • Overview of Brain Center & Neurotherapy at MBH –
    • Meaning follows physiology & importance of Alpha
    • Traditional Arousal/Amplitude Training vs. Infra Low NFB
    • Supporting embodiment through state shift awareness
    • Identify 2 ways progress is measured
  • Case Study demonstrating how NFB allows for a different realm of healing & how research supports this

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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