Sebern F. Fisher, MA, is a psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner in private practice who specializes in attachment issues. She trains professionals nationally and internationally on neurofeedback, neurofeedback and attachment disorder, and the integration of neurofeedback with psychotherapy. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
"[A] major breakthrough in the treatment of developmental trauma .
. . . [A] must-read for clinicians . . . . [A] must-read for
individuals whose lives have been hijacked by the 'fear-driven
brain' . . . [P]rovides a clear defined presentation of what
developmental trauma is and how neurofeedback helps to form new
neural connections, soothing regulation and emotional stability. .
. . I can say, as a trauma therapist, who uses neurofeedback as one
of many treatment modalities, Sebern Fishers' methods are tried and
true. I use these methods and find them extremely effective." --
Psychology Today, Dr. Diane Brain Health
"The writing is excellent. [Sebern Fisher] helps explain why and how developmental trauma devastates and also why and how it is different than single-incident trauma or traditional post-traumatic stress. . . . She has taken on the mountain - the human brain - and helped us scale it and understand the dragon of fear that resides within for those of us with developmental trauma. . . . Because of her work - I know there's higher for me to climb." -- Heal Write Now
"This is a truly groundbreaking book. Sebern Fisher combines a mastery of neurofeedback with a real knack for applying neuroscience to do nothing less than lay the groundwork for a new, powerful, mind-brain approach to the most serious cases of developmentally-based psychological trauma. Even if you don't practice neurofeedback, the treasure of precious clinical insights it offers so deepen an appreciation of the brain-mind interaction, that you can't help but be changed by this book." -- Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain that Changes Itself
"This book illustrates the masterful use of neurofeedback in psychotherapy for developmental trauma disorders. A must-read for all clinicians involved in the treatment of trauma spectrum disorders!" -- Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research Unit, University of Western Ontario
"This is the year, or perhaps the century, of the brain. What more can we ask than to have someone tell us how to change the brain in ways that improve our lives. In this book Sebern Fisher does just that. Over the many years of our many discussions about what works and what doesn't work in treating mental health problems, she has made a convincing argument that neurofeedback as a direct approach to changing behavioral patterns of the brain is an approach worth putting your money on. A truly wonderful, clinically insightful book." -- Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington