Community Education: Making a Good Brain Great

This course runs for four 90 minute sessions. Comments from participants have been extremely positive (see below). It’s a great opportunity to learn so much in a short time-frame. The program drew it’s original inspiration from a senior secondary school course written by New York Times best seller Neuropsychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen. MAKING A GOOD BRAIN GREAT is taught in many high-schools in the USA  The course is held at a Birkenhead Community House, 110 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead.


Course Description

Maybe you run, lift weights, or do yoga to keep your body in great shape; you put on sunscreen and lotions to protect your skin; but chances are you simply ignore your brain and trust it to do its job.

People unknowingly endanger or injure their brains, stress them by working at a frenzied pace and not getting enough sleep, pollute them with caffeine, alcohol, and drugs, and deprive them of proper nutrients.

Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships. The brain is the organ of learning, working, and loving—the supercomputer that runs our lives. It’s very simple: when our brains work right, we work right—and when our brains have trouble, we have trouble in our lives.

Fortunately it’s never too late: the brain is capable of change, and when you care for it, the results can be amazing.

MAKING A GOOD BRAIN GREAT gives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power, enriching your health and life in the process. The principles and exercises you will be taught in this program, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information to teach you how to achieve the best brain possible.

You will complete a specialized questionnaire which will give you an indication of which parts of your brain are working well, and which parts need attention. (The questionnaire is based on over 100,000 SPECT brain scans conducted at the AMEN Clinics in the USA over the last 25 years.)

You will experience biofeedback and neurofeedback training as part of the program.

You will learn:

  • how to eat right to think right

  • how to protect your brain from injuries and toxic substances

  • how to nourish your brain with vitamins, and do mental workouts to keep it strong

  • the critical components of physical exercise, including eye exercises

  • what the new science Epigenetics is -and why it’s your brain’s built-in best friend

  • Evoking positive neuroplastic change using readily available forms of biofeedback, neurofeedback -including Interactive Metronome®- for both remediation and enhancement of brain function

There are four 90 minutes sessions (usually one week apart). Course participants are given reading and video-watching tasks between sessions.

MAKING A GOOD BRAIN GREAT  is a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving your greatest asset—your brain.


Course Enrolment, Schedule, & Fee

To register your interest contact Gerry via telephone or email The fee for the course is $100.00 Inc GST


Comments from Previous Course Participants

“Loved the topic covered. Very informative” What did you most like about the class? “The useful nature of the topics covered.”

“The class left me with positive pathways to encourage better brain function.” What did you most like about the course? “Introduction to new technologies. The ability to follow through on these, and good feedback.”

“Learnt a lot from Gerry. Really liked doing the interactive activities; especially about breathing & HeartMath, vitamin D, the brain questionnaire, and Interactive Metronome. Awsome!”

“Enjoyed the new knowledge which will be life-changing. The knowledge about vitamin D, and [about] eye strengthening [exercises] was fantastic.” What did you most like about the class? “The interactive parts of the class; the HRV” [Heart Rate Variability biofeedback], “the neurofeedback, and IM” [Interactive Metronome].


Course Resources

This is a link to a password protected page for course participants. It contains study material, links to questionnaires and surveys, and video links.