Showing posts with label clinical neurofeedback. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clinical neurofeedback. Show all posts

Sunday, September 10, 2023

APNA Asia Pacific 5th Neurofeedback Conference 2023 - Neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, Special Education - Expert Panel and Paper Presenter

I’m proud to be one of the panelists and presenters for the APNA Neurofeedback Conference 2023. Our theme this year is all about neurofeedback, developmental trauma, and special education. I feel so good to be back in my hometown, Johor Bahru, to share knowledge about neurofeedback with the audience from all around the Asia Pacific Region. This marks my 10 years of practicing neurofeedback, and witnessing more and more young practitioners join the field sparks joy. I no longer feel alone when there are so many professionals such as clinical psychologists, counselors, psychotherapists, pediatricians, neurologists, child psychiatrists, hypnotherapists, and more who joined the conference this time. I notice the majority of us are shifting from a “machine”-oriented approach to a more “humanistic” one, attuning to individual needs. It really touches my heart to see these changes.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Asia Pacific Neurofeedback Conference 2023


Day 2 ~ 9/9/2023
In conjunction with Asia Pacific Neurofeedback Conference 2023, a special event: Neurofeedback and children with special needs"- Insights from expert panel workshop, will be held on day 2.
This is a special panel workshop team that comes from different professional backgrounds such as Professor, Counsellor, Medical Doctor, Educational Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Senior Neurofeedback Therapist to share on the topic related to children with special needs and their caregiver.
Our expert panelists:
1. Dato' Professor Dr. See Ching Mey
Dato’ Prof See is an educational and counseling psychologist and a prominent leader in the field of psychology, counseling, special education, neurofeedback and community/industry engagement both locally and internationally. She is currently based at the Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre, Penang as an Educational and Counselling Psychologist Consultant. She has published over 20 academic books and more than 250 international and national academic journal papers/chapters.
2. Datuk Dr.Yee Koh Wah
Datuk Dr. Yee is a Consultant of Klinik Dr Yee & Dr Yee Neurocells Resources Center. He is a Fellow of Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs, United States. Datuk Dr. Yee hold a Master of Science in Health Aging, Medical Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine from UCSI University. In addition, he received Doctorate in Integrative Health Management from Southwest University. Datuk Dr. Yee specialized in evidence based integrative medical therapy including biomedical, nutritional and stem cells sciences in treating special needs children.
3. Dr. Eva Wong, PhD, MPsy
Dr. Eva holds a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology and a Master in Special Education. She is an HRD Corp accredited trainer and has actively engaging with special needs and their family for 22 years. Dr. Eva has accumulated more than 12 years experiences as Neurofeedback Therapist. She specialized in using Neurofeedback to improve children with Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay and Learning Difficulties. She has provided more than 500 trainings/talks/seminars/workshops, and has published two books for special needs family.
4. Dr.Hiro Koo, PhD
Dr. Hiro Koo is a trauma-informed hypnotherapist with over 10 years of practitioner experience. He completed his UUM doctoral study in the research area of Neurofeedback, hypnotherapy, and Expressive Art Therapy. He is an HRD Corp Accredited Trainer and Principal Instructor for trauma-informed hypnotherapy practitioner diploma courses. He is a multiple award-winning practitioner, including TOYM Top 30 and UTAR Outstanding Alumni 2022. His innovative neurofeedback protocols also won the Gold Medal Innovation in Counseling Award (PERKAMA) in 2019.
5. Joachim Lee, PBM
Joachim is a Executive Director and Senior Principal Psychotherapist . He has over 22 years of clinical practice and is the Leading expert in Asia in Trauma and emotional based issues. He travels the world educating and teaching professionals in the Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI).
He works with all age groups and for his immense contribution to nation building, he was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) by the President of Singapore in 2016.
6. Low Ting Min
Ting Min is the Senior Neurofeedback Consultant at Spectrum Learning Pte Ltd, Singapore with over 15 years of experience in neurofeedback therapy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree major in psychology from the National University of Singapore. She has successfully helped many clients with neurofeedback therapy. Her clientele base consists of clients of various backgrounds including children with special needs, students with learning difficulties, emotional dysregulation and individuals for peak performance.
Do join us for this special event.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Astro Shuang Xing CH307 'Are You Okay?' 最近你还好吗?Episode 4 - Anxiety and Clinical Neurofeedback Training

Our Clinical Neurofeedback Practitioner Jun Ming and Dr Hiro Koo discuss about the use of neurofeedback in managing anxiety symptoms


▶️ 逢星期六 10PM
▶️ 也可透过Ultra Box和Astro GO App在On Demand点播

Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Publication] The Asia Pacific Journal of Neurotherapy - Case Report: Neurofeedback to deal with Behavior Difficulties


This case report presented a subject, client J who exhibited emotional and behavioral problems which affected his socialization and learning significantly. This client undertook 20 sessions of clinical neurofeedback. The clinical neurofeedback protocols were designed according to a Bottom-up approach with Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) as a reference. Client J showed significant changes in EEG at the training sites along with changes in problematic behaviors. This finding, while preliminary, suggests that a bottom-up approach may be useful one for designing effective protocols. However, there are other factors likely to have contributed to positive outcomes in this case. In particular, the subject had undertaken early intervention and also participated in other therapies. The parents support and commitment during the period that neurofeedback took place is also likely a significant factor. 


© 2021 Published jointly by ANSA and APNA societies of Australasia and ASEAN Countries. Selected and peer-review by editorial board of Asia Pacific Journal of Neuro therapy (APJNT).

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Neurofeedback Training Malaysia for improving self awareness and confidence


Are you aware of the fact that you may lose your self-awareness under certain circumstances and situation?

According to the previous studies, a neurobiologist from Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot had found that a person starts to lose their self-awareness when they are too focused on accomplishing a complicated or hard task (Vince, 2006).
Self-awareness is one of the mental processes carried out by the brain, specifically in the prefrontal cortex (Lou et al., 2017). Based on the psychological perspective, when a human being has self-awareness, they can perform better throughout their life, have a good practice of self-control and self-confidence (Ackerman, 2021). In other words, self-awareness is a psychological state whereby oneself is able to focus on themselves.
There are people that struggles to recognize their own internal state unlike an ordinary person, which may be caused by various factor such as trauma and pressure. People with lack of self-awareness tend to doubt themselves and have a poor self-control (Jabr, 2012).
Furthermore, researcher had found that Neurofeedback Training (NFT) actually helps in improving self-awareness and self-regulation. For instance, a study conducted by Dupee et al. (2016) on Olympic athletes had recorded the successfulness of 20 sessions of NFT to improve their self-awareness and self-regulation by training to control the level of activation of autonomic nervous system (ANS) and central nervous system (CNS). Hence, a NFT can be one of the solutions to overcome the lack of self-awareness within a person.
Ackerman, C. E. (2021, August 4). What is Self-Awareness and Why is it Important? PositivePsychology.Com.
Dupee, M., Forneris, T., & Werthner, P. (2016). Perceived outcomes of a biofeedback and neurofeedback training intervention for optimal performance: Learning to enhance self-awareness and self-regulation with Olympic athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 30(4), 339–349.
Jabr, F. (2012, November 1). Self-Awareness with a Simple Brain. Scientific American.
Lou, H. C., Changeux, J. P., & Rosenstand, A. (2017). Towards a cognitive neuroscience of self-awareness. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 83, 765–773.
Vince, G. (2006, April 19). Watching the brain “switch off” self-awareness. New Scientist. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Astro AEC 《健康123》as one of the Expert Panels to discuss Insomnia Issues

【重播】星期日早上 10am
【重播】星期一早上 11am
【重播】星期一下午 5.30pm
【重播】星期二凌晨 1am
【重播】星期二凌晨 5am
📺 播出频道:Astro AEC (301) 及 AEC HD (306)
💻 你亦可随时透过 Astro GO ( 或 On Demand 点播观赏。

文章转自: Astro AEC facebook Page

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury in Malaysia - Ken Case (Clinical Neurofeedback Method)

Testimonial from Ken's Wife:

My hubby has TBI due to hypoxia, involuntary movement issue due to cardio arrest, and visual problem. These conditions cause him to experience loss of memory, have a foggy brain, and he is unable to read, write, work and see well. 

My hubby did hyperbaric oxygen therapy and occupational therapy, but the result is not obvious or significant. 

After 80 times of neurofeedback, he can read now, both short-term and long-term memory have improved, his involuntary movement issue is slightly improved, and he is able to write better than before, can do math and play piano as well. 

He is now more confident and, in the process to prepare himself to teach again. Also, it helps him to increase his energy. I found that neurofeedback is so valuable as it gives hope to my hubby to start his new life again. The staff here are very helpful, they assisted me in understanding every aspect of neurofeedback and make me feel confident of this method.

BEFORE Clinical Neurofeedback Treatment: The brain showed underarousal (red in circle area). It may lead to impaired executive functioning and overall brain functions problem. Red in color indicates that the underarousal problem is very obvious.

AFTER Clinical Neurofeedback Treatment: The brain has improved significantly (red in circle area). Now we can clearly see that there are few points show in orange color, and those areas actually represent his current main concern (involuntary moment etc). Thus, we can tailored made new training protocol to train the brain, likes a muscle.

Original true copy of testimonial:

Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All reviews and photos have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of New Mind Brain Health Centre (Brain Health Specialist, Hiro Koo). 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Clinical Neurofeedback Treatment for PTSD in Malaysia 脑波反馈疗法治疗创伤后遗症

或许医院里常见的大脑扫描仪器看不见那些心理层面所造成的创伤,但当我们用Brain Mapping技术去窥探时,却不难发现那些疑似被创伤间接或直接导致的大脑功能失调状况。或许大家熟知一些心理治疗技术可以改善创伤症状,但其实还有一种针对大脑来训练的疗法却不为人知。那就是临床脑电波反馈疗法Clinical Neurofeedback Training。



Twenty-four sessions of NF produced significant improvements in PTSD symptomatology in multiply traumatized individuals with PTSD who had not responded to at least six months of trauma-focused psychotherapy, compared to a waitlist control group that continued to receive treatment as usual. The effect sizes of NF in this study (d = -2.33 within, d = - 1.71 between groups) is comparable to the results reported for the best evidence based treatments for PTSD: Prolonged Exposure, CBT and EMDR, which, like this study, also generally have employed TAU control groups, and better than any published drug intervention for PTSD Read more:
Neurofeedback is an innovative treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is readily accessible to mental health therapists. As a widespread mental health concern with potentially devastating long-term consequences on psychosocial functioning, PTSD can also adversely impact biophysiological processes, particularly those related to the brain. Neurofeedback has shown promise in alleviating overall PTSD symptoms, including these underlying neurobiological consequences. Successful results have been found among clients with PTSD who have not been responsive to prior treatment modalities.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The 4th Asia Pacific Neurofeedback/Biofeedback Conference 2018.

Had a great time here:) I shared about how the various form of trauma affects the executive functioning of the brain (such as focus and planning etc.)
I am so happy to meet all neurofeedback practitioners from all around the world.

The 6th Child Development and Mental Health International Forum and the 4th Asia Pacific/Neurofeedback/ Biofeedback Conference. Opening Ceremony by the Director & Deputy Director General of Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand; Director-General of Department of Mental Oral Health Taiwan; Acting Director of RICD Thailand & Prof Dato Dr Susie See of APNA.
I am glad to be one of the invited speakers from Malaysia to present the wonder of clinical neurofeedback and advantages of brain mapping.
Special thanks to Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, Department of Mental Health; Medical Team of Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development; Conference Organise Committee and APNA committee to make this event happens:)

Sunday, July 22, 2018



With almost 50 years of clinical use behind it, the field of neurofeedback has diversified into a wide range of approaches and methods. 
All neurofeedback methods tend to be effective, however how quickly you see results and how specific to your goals those result will be all comes down to the skill of the clinician and the capability of his tools.
Neurofeedback systems range from simple concentration machines right up to complete sensor arrays with deep brain imaging capability. 
  • Brand name Neurofeedback systems 
  • EEG Neurofeedback (traditional neurofeedback)


Brand name neurofeedback refers to the ever growing array of 'packaged' brain training available.
These systems often re-brand neurofeedback as 'brain state training', 'brain conditioning' or 'neural-optimization', often accompanied by a claim of uniqueness. Others fanchise a name or method, using components of dual-sensor EEG neurofeedback (see below) and a variety of pre-built training protocols. 
While generally effective, these brand name systems are limited by their built-in functions and particular style, making it difficult to zero in on particular goals or problem areas. They require minimal training to use (a few days to a couple of weeks), greatly adding to their limitations.
These systems appeal to those just starting out in neurofeedback. Basic training is provided, you have the backing of an established brand, and the equipment is relatively inexpensive so services can be offered at a low price. The limited training required makes it cheap and easy to train new staff, and quickly expand your business. 
Of course for the consumer, these are among the drawbacks.
It can be difficult to tell whether or not a provider is using a 'brand-name' system or not. There are a number of companies in the market, the dominant brands include Neuroptimal, Brain State, and EEGinfo (aka Othmer Method). 


EEG is traditional surface neurofeedback, as has been used for decades with great success. Next to the sales-savvy trademark products, EEG neurofeedback has far less flash and mystique - however it more than makes up for it in flexibility and efficacy. 
A skilled therapist can do anything that a brand name system can do, and more. With a full range of equipment and brain training approaches available, the therapist is free to work differently with each individual and take a far more active role in the brain training. 
The most common EEG neurofeedback uses two sensors; 2 brainwave sensors, 2 ear sensors, and a ground. With these, the clinician can train surface brain activity and properly tailor that training to the individual. With a good clinician at the helm, EEG neurofeedback can be highly effective for a wide range of conditions.  
Because of the greater expertise required, EEG neurofeedback practitioners are usually smaller, one-clinic businesses. This makes them more difficult to find, but well worth the effort. 
Most EEG neurofeedback therapists integrate elements of the next category into their practice, further expanding their capabilities. 

* In Malaysia, currently Hiro Koo is using EEG neurofeedback as his main tool.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Clinical Neurofeedback Training Malaysia for Panic Attack

Panic attack is a mental illness associated with pathological levels of anxiety that is represented by sudden onset of horror or fear of its reappearance in sufferer. The attacks is characterized with symptoms like heartbeat, sweat, feeling chest tight, tremble, feeling losing balance, or confusion, although they happen in a few minutes. The sufferer, afraid of the emergence of a new attack, may get into anticipatory anxiety and refusing to go to hideous places. 

            Panic disorder is often associated with agoraphobia, and is fear of being alone in public places especially places that are difficult to escape perceived by a panic attack on the person. Panic attack can occur after injuring stress mental disorders, depression disorders and medical illnesses such as drug discontinuation or its poisoning.

            Neurofeedback targets the parts of the brain at the cause of this reaction in an effort to retrain the brain to function more efficiently so the “fight or flight” response is not triggered. The brain learns how to cope with anxiety and fear appropriately during neurofeedback sessions resulting in an overall decrease in anxiety, mood improvement, and increase in daily function. In other words, neurofeedback can help you calm the struggle so you can live with reduced emotional distress caused by panic disorder.

            In past research and review studies, neurofeedback therapy is found to be helpful in regulating metabolic function in brain. Through neurofeedback, panic attack sufferers learn how to strengthen their brain metabolic. The findings reveal that neurofeedback remains its consistency in improving panic disorder patients’ anxiety. This significance suggests that neurofeedback is an effective complementary alternative therapy for common unpleasant anxiety in panic attack sufferers.

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Birbaumer, N., Ruiz, S., & Sitaram, R. (2013). Learned regulation of brain metabolism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(6), 295-302.             
Hammond, D. C. (2005). Neurofeedback with anxiety and affective disorders. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14(1), 105-123.
Lu, Y., Wang, C., Su, L., Ma, Z., Li, S., & Fan, Y. (2017). Effects of neurofeedback on panic disorder patients’ anxiety. NeuroQuantology, 15(3), 172-8.