A 7-year-old boy from the Midwest was consulting Marvin Berman, Ph.D., a biofeedback researcher and President of the Quietmind Foundation (www.quietmindfdn.org) as part of his ongoing treatment for an anoxic brain injury. The evaluation process for this visit included a Quantitative EEG (QEEG) brain mapping which analyzes an individual’s electrical brain activity by comparing their activity to established norms to help clinicians develop and guide neurorehabilitation treatment.
When the parents decided to do a CFT intensive with me, Dr. Berman and I decided to run an experiment. After the family got off the plane, he did a pre-CFT QEEG assessment at his office. Then after completing 5.5 hours of CFT at my office, they returned to Dr. Berman’s office on the way to the airport to complete another QEEG. No other treatment was provided other than the CFT sessions, and his daily routines were kept as much the same as when he was at home.
The QEEG results are shown above with the pre-CFT brain mapping on the left and the post-CFT brain mapping on the right. Standard automatic EEG signal filtering and data analysis procedures were used to conduct the two brain mappings. The more the upper two rows’ color becomes green, the more the brain activity is approaching normal. The less lines there are in the bottom three rows, the more normal the brain activity becomes.
Dr. Berman was particularly interested in the dramatically reduced Alpha brainwave activity shown in the middle of the charts. This change clearly shows that the boy’s brain activity had begun functioning much closer to normal after the CFT treatments. Both the parents and Dr. Berman were very excited to see improvement in the boy’s overall attention, stability, and responsiveness.
Clinically, the boy’s brain cycle went from zero seconds to 780 seconds. Admittedly one case such as this does not make a scientific proof, but it certainly points out the potential impact of CFT. I knew in 1977 that the work was clinically true while observing patients improve. Now in 2014 I have found a simple and reliable way to generate hard evidence accepted by the medical and legal professions in support of CFT’s positive effects.
Quietmind Foundation is preparing to conduct a clinical outcome research study on CFT. Practitioners and families interested in participating should contact Dr. Berman for details:
- email: [email protected]
- phone: 610-940-0488