Bessel van der Kolk and Ruth Lanius discuss how neurofeedback can enhance trauma therapy

Bessel and Ruth start by discussing how they came to realize the importance of integrating neurofeedback into the treatment of a trauma. They continue on to explain how strongly hypervigilance can impact the traumatized brain and how it can be hard to break the cycle of experiencing trauma. Their discussion unfolds into an explanation of how neurofeedback introduces a way to shift the mindset and increase an individual’s capacity for self-compassion that can lead to healing.