Affect Regulation and Neurofeedback: The Key to Trauma Treatment with Sebern Fisher, MA



Join Sebern Fisher, MA for a special lecture on Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma

The gift of ‘good-enough’ mothering is the gift of ‘good-enough’ affect regulation. Affect regulation is also the gift of ‘good enough’ neurofeedback. This presentation will focus on the impact of neglect and abuse in early childhood on the development of the default mode network (DMN). The DMN gives rise to our sense of self and other. Those with histories of developmental trauma have impaired capacity for a sense of self. When neurofeedback helps the brain learn to regulate affect, the DMN will come online.

Participants will learn:

  • To describe the impact of developmental trauma in the default mode network
  • To explain the relationship between affect regulation, the default mode network and the sense self
  • How to describe the role of neurofeedback in regulating affect


Sebern F. Fisher, MA, is a psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner in private practice who specializes in the aftermath of neglect and abuse in early childhood. She focuses on training the traumatized brain to learn its own regulation which it can learn at any age. She trains professionals nationally and internationally on neurofeedback and on the need to integrate neurofeedback with psychotherapy. Her book, Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, has helped her readers understand how the traumatized brain can give rise to explosive feelings, irrational thinking and destructive behavior. When the brain learns its own regulation, its owner can engage meaningfully in psychotherapy and in life. The book is now also available as an audiobook on Audible. Visit to learn more and join the conversation with Sebern at  — Sebern Fisher on LinkedIn, and @SebernF on Twitter.