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Frontal slowing as a protective mechanism in trauma

Mirjana Askovic

The QEEG data collected in STARTTS Neurofeedback clinic indicates that the excessive temporal lobe alpha and frontal lobe disturbances are two profiles seen most frequently in traumatized clients.

 Recorded at the 2009 Annual Conference and Workshops of Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) "From neuromodulation and neuroplasticity to biomarkers and nutrition".  New Tweed Coast, August 2009
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Mirjana Askovic

Mirjana Askovic is a psychologist and BCIA qualified neurofeedback practitioner who uses an integrated, brain-based approach to psychotherapy. Mirjana trained in developmental psychology and neuropsychological diagnostics at postgraduate level at the University of Belgrade, and developed a nationally endorsed program remediating visual and fine-motor skills in pre-school children, before escaping Serbia with her family and emigrating to Australia in 2000. Since then she has been working with adult and child refugee trauma survivors at STARTTS in south-western Sydney. In 2007, Mirjana was given the responsibility of establishing the STARTTS Neurofeedback Clinic to help people with chronic, complex PTSD learn to regulate their physiological state in support of their emotional, cognitive, and social rehabilitation. She is also involved in a research study examining the role of abnormal brain activity in refugee trauma symptoms.

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