How to Increase Brain Power
Nelson Neurofeedback


How to increase brain power through Neurofeedback is done by exercising your brain. Your brain action is observed by monitoring your brain waves as the practitioner helps you to change by rewarding shifts toward a more appropriate and stable brain state. 

Neurofeedback is also called EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback. EEG records your brain waves so you can learn to change your brain waves and gain better control over your brain state.

What is Neurofeedback?  Neurofeedback shows you how to increase brain power. Due to many different circumstances the brain can become unfit, causing neural pathways to become lethargic. When this happens a person can feel brain fog, scattered, nervous and tired…Neurofeedback helps train the brain, allowing better neural pathway function in a variety of areas.

Self-Regulation is how to increase brain power. Self-Regulation training augments the function of the central nervous system, improving mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability.  Self-Regulation is necessary for optimal brain function along with whole food nutrition. 


Sue Othmer,  Clinical Director of the EEG Institute in Woodland Hills, California

How to Increase Brain Power

How is Neurofeedback done?
Sensors that pick up brain waves are attached to the scalp with EEG paste this does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain, so it is entirely non-invasive.

A computer processes the brain waves and extracts certain information. This information shows you how to increase brain power through the ebb and flow of your brain waves and the specific information the practitioner obtains from them, in the form of a video game. The practitioner instructs you on how to play the video game using only your brain waves. The specific brain wave frequencies we reward and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual.

Neurofeedback helps with a variety of childhood problems such as:

  • Bed wetting
  • Nightmares
  • Attention deficits
  • Other forms of disruptive and disturbing behaviors



Neurofeedback assists adolescents

  • Who struggle with drugs and alcohol use
  • Who struggle with depression or
  • Who struggle with anxiety




Neurofeedback for adults can help alleviate symptoms of physical and emotional problems such as:

Neurofeedback is used for peak performance

  • Enhance abilities in sports
  • Enhance abilities in the arts
  • Enhances abilities in studies


What happens if Neurofeedback clients are taking medications?

For many with successful Neurofeedback training,  medications prescribed for  brain function may no longer be needed, or may be needed at a lower dosage as the brain takes over the role of regulating itself. It is important for clients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding Neurofeedback and medications.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride M.D., the author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride M.D., the author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), has seen hundreds of children over a period of a few years, the majority with autism. The more children she saw, the clearer it became that there are other epidemics emerging, such as Attention deficit disorder (ADD), and Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD), as well as dyspraxia, dyslexia, and various other medical, behavioral and learning problems. 

The alarming increase of autism spectrum disorder over the last 10-15 years is shocking. These disorders, which are rather dramatically increasing, have clearly been shown to be almost always environmentally induced and so therefore may with proper food therapies, EEG-Neurofeedback, healthy appropriate exercise, counseling and attention to family dynamics be entirely reversed, or at least, significantly reduced in impact. We humans are, ultimately, brilliant humans in our capacity to use our brain/mind in myriad ways. 

A healthy brain and mind can more easily cope with life and life's changes or challenges, with resilience and care.


There are many factors which may provoke or evoke dysregulations of the brain.  Dysregulation is usually a consequence of childhood and/or adult



  • Stress
  • Trauma, accident/head trauma from contact sports etc.
  • Depletion of nutrients
  • Exposure to chemicals, including pharmaceuticals (especially vaccinations and antibiotics)
  • Some form of emotional shock of known or unknown origin


In today’s world there are many stigmatizing labels for physical and emotional disorders. People seem to get hung up on the label and forget about the person. They will associate them with emotional dysregulation labels, such as ADD/ADHD, schizophrenia, bi-polar personality disorder, etc..

Learning about these conditions helps us to be more understanding, and find the tools which enable us, rather than disable us.  

EEG-Neurofeedback is one of those tools which helps with dysregulation and teaches us how to increase brain power. Almost all so called mental or emotional disorders are merely dis-regulations of the brain.

Asperger's syndrome symptoms is characterized as within the
Autism Spectrum

Asperger’s syndrome symptoms  is characterized as within the Autism Spectrum Disorder and is considered a milder variant of autism. The main difference is that there is no obvious speech delay; therefore, it is hard to diagnose and usually isn’t diagnosed until the child is around 8 or 9 years of age. It wasn’t until 1994 that the educational system became aware of Asperger's Syndrome, so we can only imagine how many adults are walking around with Asperger’s.

People with Asperger’s syndrome:

  • Have sensory problems
  • Have pervasive social impairments
  • Tend to be loners
  • Are selective with their friends and usually have few
  • May be ADD/ADHD
  • May be dyslexic
  • Are highly intelligent
  • Have excellent language skills
  • Easily retain information

Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD)

Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD) didn’t became recognized until 1980, and by the 1990s psychiatrists were prescribing 6 billion dollars worth a year in different ADD medications.  Most people think ADD/ADHD is someone out of control, with emotional outbursts and the inability to know when to stop at something. The person is hyper- active and bouncing off the walls. This is not true for everyone. 

Symptoms of ADD and ADHD, and how they manifest in people:

  • Some are hyperactive
  • Some are quiet with their attention miles away
  • Some have trouble shifting to something else because they put too much focus on a project or chore
  • Some are overly impulsive, yet mildly distracted
  • Some are anxious
  • Some are depressed

There are three primary characteristics of ADD/ADHD

  1. Distracted – not hyperactive or impulsive
  2. Impulsive and hyperactive – can pay attention
  3. Distracted, hyperactive and impulsive - this is the most common form of ADD/ADHD

Signs of hyperactivity in children and adults:

  • Constantly squirms and fidgets
  • Has a hard time sitting still and has to get up a lot, which can be disruptive
  • Has to be moving or doing something at all times
  • Talks excessively
  • Doesn’t know how to play quietly
  • Doesn’t know how to relax and be quiet
  • Has to always be on the go
  • Can have a quick temper, is impatient, easily annoyed or irritated
  • Has anxiety
  • Can’t sleep

Signs of Impulsivity in children and adults:

  • Blurts things out before entire question is asked
  • Does things before thinking about it; “acts out”
  • Impatient and can be aggressive
  • Says the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • Often interrupts others
  • Intrudes on other people's conversations
  • Intrudes on other children’s games
  • Has angry outbursts and temper tantrums, can’t keep powerful emotions contained
  • Tends to guess instead of taking the time to solve problems
  • May feel anxious

How to Increase Brain Power

There are herbal remedies, food therapies, exercise programs and Neurofeedback to assist you towards optimal performance and teach you how to increase brain power and maintain brain power.  Natural, nourishing, anti-anxiety herbs and organic or chemical free foods are more easily integrated into a healthy ecology of mind or way of life.

One of the best ways to increase brain power is to heal your gut with healthy bacteria and to strengthen your nervous system.

Familiarize yourself with the foods and herbs that will most optimally support you during your healing with Neurofeedback and after Neurofeedback.

We are, by cell count, 90% bacteria


Good bacterial balance gives us good life balance. The gut-brain connection is reciprocal. How to increase brain power is to strengthen the brain, strengthen the gut. Good bacterial balance gives us good life balance.


One of the most important food groups are foods rich in bacteria

"All Diseases Begin in the Gut"
 Hippocrates, 460-370 BC


There are many factors involved in why we are seeing so many physical and emotional disorders. Some involve trauma, be it physical, chemical and/or emotional. Here is a list of a few:

  • The lack of fermented and cultured foods in our diet
  • The lack of nutrients from raw and whole foods
  • Vaccinations
  • Antibiotics
  • Medications
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Chemicals in our water
  • The chemicals we use on our body, in the guise of personal hygiene
  • The chemicals used in our soil and on or within our food

How to increase brain power starts with eating foods which nourish the brain!


Some other conditions which affect the brain and our physical health are gut conditions such as:

  • IBS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Celiac disease
  • Leaky gut
  • Leaky brain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Lack of circulation
  • Meniere's Disease, (tinnitus or ringing of the ears)
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Adrenal Exhaustion
  • Addison’s disease
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/often tired
  • Compromised immune system
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Getting sick easily
  • Auto-immune disease; lupus, rosacea…

Nelson Neurofeedback - Skip LaFleur
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