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Neurofeedback & Brain Training for Sport

  • Birkbeck - University of London 43 Gordon Square London, England, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom (map)
neurofeedback for sport

Thursday 29th & Friday 30th June, 2017

Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm
Friday: 9.30am - 3pm

£225 Early Bird (until 31st May)
£250 Standard

Course Description

This 2 day course emphasises hands on experience with neurofeedback devices so you can learn techniques that you can use straight away. 

This highly practical course is suitable for novice or experienced coaches, athletes and students and who want to use neurofeedback to improve their / their clients sporting performance. (This course does not focus on QEEG or brainmapping - please contact us for alternatives)

We will use case studies to assess and demonstrate the best techniques and EEG training protocols to use in different situations. Many of these protocols can also be applied outside of sport for general health and peak performance.

The techniques on this course combine the knowledge of physiology, mental training, emotional management, sport psychology, psychophysiology & neuroscience. The course the covers main aspects of using neurofeedback devices and techniques directly with your team, individual clients or students.

We’ll also do our best to include sports specific examples that you can try in the workshop environment - provided you tell us your area of interest on sign up. 

You will leave with…

  • hands on experience with a range of neurofeedback equipment
  • ability to properly apply EEG 
  • an understanding of how to measure & train EEG
  • the ability to design and implement your own neurofeedback & brain training protocols with athletes
  • resources for further reading and application of techniques

Who Is It For?

  • Sport Scientists
  • Sports Psychologists
  • Coaches
  • Researchers / Lecturers
  • Athletes
  • Those with a general interest in neurofeedback

What the Course Covers:

Neurofeedback / Brain Training for Performance

  • The purpose and use of neurofeedback in sport for focus training, decision making, recovery, and stress & anxiety management.
  • Review of Research in Sport & examples of neurofeedback training
  • How to apply neurofeedback techniques into your existing practice / coaching
  • Sport psychology methods such visualisation, relaxation, cognitive training, etc that can be used in conjunction with neurofeedback
  • How to combine with biofeedback (peripheral) training for the above.
  • Real world examples. Learn from case studies, research and experience. 


Practical Examples

  • Try a range of devices for yourself!
    (inc NeXus, Muse, Binaural Beats, smartphone apps)
  • Measure yourself / workshop attendees
  • Test your skills by employing neurofeedback techniques 
  • Role-play / Testing: Lead a neurofeedback session
  • Laboratory techniques & considerations

Neurofeedback basics

  • Brief history & fundamentals of neurofeedback
  • Anatomy of the brain
  • Learn how to measure, observe and train with different EEG signals. 
  • Practical considerations and common pitfalls when measuring EEG

Other Applications
We will cover other areas for application and exploration -  injury recovery, rehabilitation, concussions & TBI, sleep issues, mental health problems of athletes, coaches and referees.


About the Course Tutors


Zuzana Radacovska, (MA Psych) is an experienced psychologist, performance coach, and biofeedback practitioner.

She helps busy professionals, emergency workers, and athletes to overcome mental challenges and improve performance using best knowledge and expertise of sport psychology, physiology, neuroscience and advancements in technology. Zuzana currently works with elite team of Slovak sprint kayakers and canoeists, including Peter Gelle, World Champion and two times Olympian. Her full range of clients cover children & youth with ADHD and behavioural issues, high executives, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, professional speakers, poker players, pilots, professional and amateur golfers, athletes competing in football, volleyball, triathlon, car racing, swimming and judo.

Tony Steffert

Tony Steffert, (MA, BSc Hons)
Tony has a background in design engineering (Central St Martin's, London). He specialises in brain measurement and is an experienced qEEG technician who has worked on a range of research projects including the ADHD and Neurofeedback study at Imperial College, London and Presenccia project at Goldsmith. 
His area of special interest is the link between dyslexia and creativity and the use of VR in neurofeedback. Tony is EEG Spectrum trained in neurofeedback (University Hospital, Groningen) and is an independent affiliate of EEG Spectrum International. He is a member of the Society of Applied Neuroscience and International Society for Neuronal Regulation and the Society of Applied Neuroscience

Dr Derek Jones

Derek Jones, (PhD, MBA)
Derek is a qualified rehabilitation engineer whose career has involved both high level academic and business roles in rehabilitation engineering and bio-engineering. Derek is able to call upon his strong engineering and research background to identify, harness and drive forward new technologies and product innovations in the medical technology sector - including applications to support spinal cord injury and neurological rehabilitation. 

This course is supported by Fixxl Ltd

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