"Tony is absolutely wonderful. The days of training are long, but he is such an incredible instructor that it is worth every second. I have been working with collecting psychophys measures for the last 3-4 years now and struggling to have a solid understanding of the data and all the "how's and why's" around how it all fits together, especially heart rate variability....after 2 days with Tony the pieces have all come together. He has a true gift of being able to "teach" and explain the most complicated concepts and just breaking things down in a way so that each individual in the class is able to understand what he is talking about...and he takes the time to make sure that everyone does! My only regret is that I was not able to take his course before now!"
Susan Jegley, LMSW, RPSGT
"If you want to learn the art of neurofeedback treatment, start with John Anderson's 4-day Neurofeedback Certificate Program. This course covers all the required information to pass the BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) credentialing test for neurofeedback, but it is so much more than just an academic review course. John Anderson is a 30-year veteran of clinical practice in biofeedback and neurofeedback. He is technically brilliant, having worked with almost every bio- and neurofeedback device marketed in the last 3 decades. He is clinically familiar with a vast array of disorders that are amenable to neurofeedback treatment. In addition, he is an excellent lecturer, combining academic proficiency with a wonderful "Minnesota Bachelor Farmer" sense of humor. Many of us in the course were impressed that he addressed our technical and clinical questions with thoughtfulness, patience and an openness to new ideas. The hands-on training, so daunting to beginners, became an arena of excitement and curiosity as we ran EEGs on ourselves and our classmates. John assisted us with interpretation, taking a thorough and respectful approach to each student.
It was such a pleasure to be trained on the same equipment that I purchased ( NeXus-10 MKII) for my private practice. Having had a research background in clinical psychophysiology and human electrophysiology, I highly recommend this course for those who are thinking about clinical neurofeedback practice, as well as those who want to master the foundations of neurofeedback for research training."
Mary L. Tracy, PhD
Center for Biofeedback Therapy
"I have found the NeXus-10 to be a wonderful tool that allows amazing freedom to make changes and adapt treatment approaches within the recording/training process. I enjoy working with the NeXus-10 and often get complements from patients about the graphics and the versatile amount of data that can be presented quickly during treatment session. Keep up the great work!"
Anthony Whitney, M.S., LMHC, BCIA
"Tony was exceptional! I returned to work and hit the ground running with biofeedback and our new Nexus 10 equipment, feeling quite comfortable, and am already clocking hours for BCIA certification."
Elizabeth Shella, MA, LPC, CRC
"The course was great, Tony Hughes is the best teacher ever. His new labs are great and his HRV lectures are excellent . I like the Nexus a lot, it is way ahead of older systems and also so much easier to use. The screen graphics are also nicely done. I would like to see more animations." Timothy P. Culbert, MD Medical Director Integrative Medicine and Cultural Care Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
"Stens Corporation has provided me with excellent technical advice as well as educational opportunities while developing my biofeedback practice. I encourage any one wanting to pursue this fascinating field to turn to Stens to get started and stay current in biofeedback/Neurofeedback.” Patti Jenkins, MA, LP, BCIA-EEG
"I had about five different neurofeedback systems plus 5 stand-alone single modality biofeedback devices prior to purchasing the NeXus-10. At the time, I was looking for a multi-modal system - there was the J&J, NeXus-10, and Thought Technology. In comparing systems, I found the following:
As a professor of Aviation Science and instructor for Human-computer Interface classes, I was stuck by the superior user friendliness of the BioTrace software and menu tree. As a computer hardware service technician and educator, amateur radio operator, electronic hobbyist, and US Navy Staff Electronics Warfare Officer, I was immediately struck by the superior construction quality of the NeXus. As a research and development engineer, I was struck by the advanced technology in the NeXus - a generation ahead of everyone else. The hardware and software support was exceptionally responsive and complete. In short, the hardware is medical grade and is the tops in the industry. The software is a match for the hardware. As a clinician I have the following thoughts-the NeXus already (or will shortly) perform any common protocol in the field of biofeedback or neurofeedback (providing it is not too esoteric). Other systems are now adding various modalities to their repertoire-Stens has more experience. A multi-modal device such as the Nexus-10 is the clear ticket."
Peder H. Fagerholm, Ph.D.
Attention Development Programs
Assistant Professor- Aviation Science (adjunct)
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Associate Professor - Graduate Studies (adjunct)
Central Michigan University (Metro Atlanta Campus)
"The NeXus-10 is a joy to use due to its intuitive hardware design and extensive selection of sensors. BioTrace+ displays are among the most beautiful and flexible on the market. The NeXus-10 makes artifacting and generating session reports a dream. "
Fred Shaffer, Ph.D
Truman State University
"The NeXus offer a practical, entry-level multi-modality system for the biofeedback practitioner, with its user friendly Bio-trace software. I found it possible to navigate the software even in my initial hour with the system. Yet the NeXus also has features which will appeal to advanced practitioners. The Bluetooth wireless connection is liberating for clinical work, especially in rehabilitation and myofascial pain work. Sports physiologists will enjoy the freedom to monitor athletes without cumbersome cable connections. The multi-purpose sensors also provide flexibility for a variety of applications. Finally, the Bio-trace graphics are both attractive and intuitive for the trainee and clinician alike."
Donald Moss, Ph.D
Psychological Services Center
"The 5-day Professional Biofeedback course exceeded my every expectation. This was one of the best trainings I have ever been to -- and I've been through some amazing courses both academically and professionally. The pacing of the lectures, depth of material, and hands-on workshops were expertly done and I feel ready to hit the ground running....with confidence gained in the course lab. I can without reservation recommend any course taught by Tony Hughes, or brought by Stens Corporation and it is certainly where I will turn for all of my future advanced training needs."
Melanie Berry, MS
Research Associate & Biofeedback Specialist
SLB Neuroscience Laboratory
Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia
"I just completed Tony’s online HRV course. I rate it an A+. The course material was comprehensive and, for me, clinically very useful. Tony’s teaching style is outstanding because he has the ability to explain concepts and applications clearly. He supports his material with research data and he provides practical hand-outs for those of us who want more detail. His slides are instructive (and not cluttered!). Tony also keeps a good pace, stops for questions, and answers questions in an organized and practical manner. I recommend Tony’s course to anyone who is interested in HRV and also to those who have been doing HRV training but need a greater understanding of the principles involved. Thanks for offering a superb learning experience. "
Michael Luxem, Ph.D
“Hi Dr. Hughes, I have really enjoyed taking your (‘Everything you want to know about HRV’ online) class. You have been very helpful in areas that have been nearly impossible to conceptualize based on my reading of current research and textbooks. Your class has helped me to understand heart rate variability and HRV biofeedback in more useful ways. It has also been helpful in refining my research questions. I give you BIG thanks for that – I have been stuck for some time!”
Phillip Ludwig, L.P.C.