On This Episode of Mindhacker’s Radio:
- Dr. Friesen Discusses:
- QEEG Brain Mapping
- HRV Training
- Discussion on Sports Performance
Dr. Chris Friesen Biography:
Dr. Chris Friesen, Ph.D.., C.Psych, BCIA-EEG is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. He is also a sports and performance psychologist and neuropsychologist. He is also board certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance for EEG biofeedback, also known as neurofeedback.
Dr. Friesen (or Chris) is the author of ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen. He is also a contributor for Success Magazine and has published articles on peak performance, concussions, and biohacks for healthy brain aging).
Dr. Friesen has always been fascinated by successful people and those who have overcome adversity. His training and experience crosses a broad spectrum of psychological and neuropsychological difficulties including working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, dementias (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), brain injuries (from sports concussion to severe traumatic brain injuries), ADHD, and those involved in the criminal justice system (i.e., offenders of all types). He has worked clinically in a university psychology clinic, psychiatric hospital, rehabilitation hospital for those with brain injuries, geriatric hospital, prison and in private practices. He believed that to truly understand success and potential, he needed to thoroughly understand and work with people of all types including those who were at their lowest points and those who were not living up to their potential.
He currently splits his time equally between his clinical practice (Niagara Neuropsychology) and peak performance practice (Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology). At Niagara Neuropsychology he provides both neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. He specializes in psychological (e.g., depression and anxiety) or brain-based difficulties (e.g., concussion, TBI, stroke, seizure disorders, ADHD, age-related cognitive changes, early stages of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia) and uses neuromodulation techniques including neurofeedback (i.e., EEG biofeedback), peripheral biofeedback, and electrical brain stimulation [CES, tDCS] and evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
At Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology he helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers such as professionals, police officers, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, musicians, and writers, achieve their personal and professional potential by helping them achieve their goals and improve their performance and productivity through a combination of psychological strategies, neuromodulation interventions (such as neurofeedback, audio-visual entrainment, cranial electrotherapy stimulation, etc.), and biofeedback training. He also provides psychophysiological stress testing and EEG brain mapping to tailer his approach to each client.
Where you find Dr. Friesen:
@NiagaraNeuro on Twitter
@FriesenPerform on Twitter
Articles by Dr. Friesen:
Podcast Topics of Discussion/Resources:
Heart Rate Variability Training
Additional Information on Neurofeedback and Biofeedback:
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