Suggested Reading

Here is my recommended reading list for you to enjoy. Whether you’re just beginning your journey into understanding the brain or you’re on your way to becoming a brain pro, there is something for you.

I encourage you to take a few minutes to browse the book collection I’ve put together for your further reading into the world of neurofeedback and brain optimization.

Book Collection

Brian’s Legacy by Siegfried Othmer and Brian OthmerPairing Brian’s journal entries with his father’s recollections, Brian’s Legacy chronicles the emotional journey of a dedicated father and his troubled son. As a child, Brian Othmer faced many challenges. As a young adult, he recorded his journey in a diary, which reveals a young man determined to understand himself and his brain, and to answer the question that drives him: Where do I fit in this world?
ADD: The 20-Hour Solution by Mark Steinberg, Siegfried OthmerThis book will guide parents in how to talk to doctors, therapists, teachers, and others about ADD. It discusses other treatment interventions, and how they might complement neurofeedback. The book details what parents can do to support treatment, create effective environments, minimize stress and conflict, and get their child on track to healthy adjustment and development.
The Healing Power of Neurofeedback by Stephen Larsen, Ph.D.An introduction to the innovative therapy that restores optimal functioning of the brain after physical or emotional trauma.
A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback by Jim Robbins In A Symphony in the Brain, Jim Robbins traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of neurofeedback, from its discovery by a small corps of research psychologists, to its growing application across the country and around the world, to present battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world.

Getting Rid of Ritalin by Robert W. Hill, Eduardo CastroGetting Rid of Ritalin is an excellent resource for research and case studies showing parents and medical professionals alike how non-medical treatments are proving more effective than medication and avoid subjecting children to a lifetime of powerful drugs.
Making A Good Brain Great by Daniel Amen, M.D.Filled with fascinating brain-scan images and anecdotes from Dr. Amen’s career on the front lines of brain research, Making a Good Brain Great delivers a vital health message in an entertaining package.
The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal by Les Fehmi, PhD and Jim RobbinsThis highly readable and empowering book offers straightforward explanations and simple exercises on how to shift into a more calm, open style of attention that reduces stress, improves health and enhances performance.