Beta Reset/Gamma Brainwave Surfing

How to apply the new Gisburne-Harr paradigm for chronic & neurodegenerative conditions (workshop for professionals, only)

Jaclyn M. Gisburne, Ph.D. & Jana C. Harr, BA MRT

WORKSHOP DATE: December 9-12, 2010
Thursday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ; Sunday 9 AM to 1 PM

WORKSHOP LOCATION:  UCLA Semel Institute (Room 28-181 NPIH)

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Beta Reset is a painless, non-invasive, neurosomatosensory intervention process utilizing EEG neurofeedback technology.  Its paradoxical sequencing, site selection, and frequency bands are intended to interrupt and correct neuronal and non-neuronal dysregulation as read by sensors at the back of the head. Developed over the past four years, the process has shown promise in the neural and physiological correction of cognitive, affective, and physical pathologies.  To date we have observed remarkable outcomes with chronic and neurodegenerative conditions including, but not limited to –

•    Neurofibromatosis Type 1
•    Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
•    Parkinson’s Disease Levels 1-5
•    Multiple Sclerosis
•    Scoliosis
•    Fibromyalgia
•    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
•    Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis
•    Child-onset Polio
•    Accident/Injury-induced Pain
•    Peripheral Neuropathy
•    Barometric Sensitivity
•    Issues of Aging – Balance, gait, mobility, incontinence, dementia
•    Chemical Induced Issues – “brain fog,” memory loss, numbness, loss of equilibrium and/or feeling
•    Stroke
•    Anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD
•    Depression
•    Occular misalignment
•    Quinoline Toxicity

While its applications, limitations, and the understanding of its neurological potentials continue to be explored by individuals and groups specializing in particular disorders, the purpose of this workshop is to both present and teach this process and the paradigm and optimizes outcomes.  In addition several adjunct modalities that produce additional positive outcomes as interventions that interrupt and/or reverse the systemic activities associated with chronic and neurodegenerative disorders will also be taught and practitioner certification will be available. Therapists will learn how to effectively disengage problematic implicit and explicit encoded memories that are often precipitating and/or a hindrance to the treatment and recovery from these and other chronic condition.

This will be a theoretical and experiential workshop with demonstrations and sufficient hands-on practice to ensure participant proficiency by the end of the workshop.  Participants will have time for client and condition specific questions and answers throughout the four days.

We will begin by discussing the role of gamma wave potentials, which naturally emanate from the occipital and parietal regions, and how we surmise its evoked and induced potentials are instrumental in the restoration of more normal frequency distribution throughout the brain.  We will present and discuss several case studies that reflect the resetting activities as evidenced by the significant reduction or alleviation of symptoms.  We will also discuss briefly the role of stress/trauma in the development of pathologies and several adjunct modalities that help the clients resolve these entrenched and often encapsulated experiences.

This workshop is designed for experienced EEG neurofeedback users who are open to working with stress and/or trauma event reconciliation with adjunct modalities. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop systems in order to gain some experiential practice.

1.    Main points of workshop.
•    The workshop provides an immersion experience of Phase One: Reregulation allowing the participant to both see and experience the efficacy of the Beta Reset paradigm and process
•    Common to all chronic and neurodegenerative disorders is neuronal and/or non-neuronal dysregulation
•    Beta Reset capitalizes on the brain’s unique and reliable response to novelty, suppressing and rebounding alpha, beta, and gamma frequencies into more regulated state, synchronizing and reregulating the brain globally
•    An all inclusive three-phase paradigm will be introduced.  This is a drill-down approach working globally, regionally, and then site-specific. This paradigm provides a comprehensive frame of reference for optimization of traditional modalities and protocols, addressing the neurological, physiological, psychological, behavioral, and social needs of the client/patient. In addition, it provides continuity for client progress and wellness.
•    Reviews the gamma wave research literature relevant and consistent with the outcomes of the Beta Reset process.
•    Discussion on condition-specific variation of the process, limitations, expectations, and effective management of the Beta Reset process to optimize client outcomes.
•    Workshop is structured as a hands-on experience of the Beta Reset process
•    Select attendees will participate in pre and post QEEG research data collection to demonstrate process potentials.


•    Articulate at least three differences between Beta Reset is and traditional neurofeedback
•    Articulate the rationale for Phase One: Reregulation of the 3-Phase intervention and treatment paradigm
•    Describe the uses, role, and limitations of Beta Reset process and gamma wave activities in general
•    Describe the role and differences between evoked (phaselocked w/theta) and induced (non-phaselocked) gamma wave functions, and ERP
•    Name and describe at least three neurodegenerative disorders (NDD) from a broad spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders and articulate what we surmise are the reasons Beta Reset Process works
•    Articulate the difference between fibromyalgia and arthritis based on dynamic, stories, and as observed in Beta Reset Process
•    Articulate the six most likely observable outcomes related to the brain’s resetting with Beta Reset Process
•    Articulate the site selection & sequencing of the Beta Reset Process intervention protocol
•    Articulate the rationale for the use of Beta Reset Process and/or other intervention protocols
•     Articulate 3 factors for determining how and when to transition from intervention to stabilization protocol and which frequency-based protocol is most appropriate
•    Gain an understanding on resetting functions of Beta Reset Process, e.g., alpha/beta suppression and rebounding, REM sleep, outcomes
12. Understand role of gamma induction and beta attunement (Beta Reset Process) as an intervention strategy, the “resetting” functions and the role of REM sleep
13. Understand the significance of “stories” and the emergence of trauma-event(s) memories, and introduce research on significance of this “window of opportunity” and reconsolidation of memories
14. Learn what to be aware of if protocol doesn’t work and list at least three psychological factors that might inhibit a client’s progress of recovery
15.  Learn and articulate three types of client “resourcing” and at least two adjunct modalities and their role in resourcing the client
16.  Successfully execute the basics of at least one of the adjunct modalities

•    FACULTY INFORMATION: Jaclyn M. Gisburne, Ph.D. & Jana C. Harr, BA MRT
Rocky Mountain NeuroAdvantage
Co-founders, co-developers of Beta Reset Process and 3 Phase Intervention & Treatment Paradigm



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