Brain Power Book + 2 Free MP3s
“Brain Power is a well-researched, well-referenced and practical guide to maintaining and improving your mind as you age.”
-- Robert Sheeler, M.D., Medical Editor, Mayo Clinic Health Letter
Read the full Mayo Clinic review.
As we age, everyone fears mental deterioration beyond the occasional “senior moment.” But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered neuroplasticity — the fact that our brains are actually designed to change and improve throughout life. How do you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, evidence-based answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action.
Kelly Howell and Michael Gelb have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — will help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.
A Complete Guide For Optimizing Brain Power and Brain Health Review by Leon Edward
Impressive mix of the latest optimizing brain function findings and summaries of how best to use validated research brain research results from the most recent 30 years in your every day activities. This is complete coverage , yet an easy quick read as each page is a concise explanation. It includes exercises and how to challenge one's brain as you age, keeping it interested, curious, young and healthy. Thanks for helping so many with this new release! (Posted on 1/30/12)
Highly recommended! Review by Hyla Cass M.D.
“This wonderful book offers everything you need to know to improve your mind as you age. The latest science combined with a user-friendly, highly entertaining presentation makes this book a winner. Highly recommended!”
–Hyla Cass M.D. author, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health Brain Power is an essential, practical, and inspiring guide to improve your mind as you age. Savor the sounds and meanings to bring harmony to your life. (Posted on 10/11/11)
This book is Ageless! Review by Don Campbell
“This book is Ageless!”
– Don Campbell author of The Mozart Effect® and Healing at the Speed of Sound (Posted on 10/11/11)
Buy it, read it, live it! Review by Tony Buzan
“You will find, on every page, useful and intriguing knowledge, resources, practices, exercises and technologies to unleash your Brain Power and improve your mind as you age. Buy it, read it, live it!”
- Tony Buzan, author, Use Both Sides of Your Brain (Posted on 10/11/11)
Everyone should read this book Review by Eva Selhub, MD
Brain Power is beautifully written, weaving science, art and history to provide readers with evidence and practical tools to enhance your brain function so that you can have a brilliant life. Everyone should read this book. And if you think you are too young to worry about your brain, get a copy for your parents.”
–Eva Selhub, MD Author, The Love Response Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (Posted on 10/11/11)
Improve your mind and life Review by Bernie Siegel, M.D.
“This book offers an excellent collection of tools to improve your mind and life. I hope everyone will read this wonderful resource, which can help us all to not just survive but thrive.”
–Bernie Siegel, M.D. author of 365 Prescriptions For The Soul and Faith, Hope & Healing (Posted on 10/11/11)
A must-have for anyone interested in wellness and longevity Review by Tereza Hubkova, MD
“In Brain Power, Improve Your Mind As You Age Michael Gelb and Kelly Howell present us with one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of simple yet powerful strategies we can all implement to not just preserve, but actually improve the power of our brain as we age. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in wellness and longevity.”
–Tereza Hubkova, MD, integrative specialist, Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA (Posted on 10/11/11)
Kelly Howell is a masterful guide in helping to integrate body, mind, and spirit. Review by Larry Dossey, M.D.
Kelly Howell is a masterful guide in helping to integrate body, mind, and spirit. In an age where life is becoming increasingly hectic, her instruction is invaluable.”
— Larry Dossey, M.D. Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things (Posted on 10/11/11)
Kelly Howell is a visionary for the 21st century Review by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.
Kelly Howell’s Brain Sync technology is the medicine, psychotherapy and medication of the future. She is a visionary for the 21st century whose healing technologies I recommend regularly to clients.”
- Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., Author of The Gift of ADHD and Listening to Depression (Posted on 10/11/11)
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Beta waves range between 13-40 HZ You are wide-awake, alert. Your mind is sharp, focused. It makes connections quickly, easily, and you're primed to do work that requires your full attention. In the Beta state, neurons fire abundantly, in rapid succession, helping you achieve peak performance. New ideas and solutions to problems flash like lightning into your mind.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Beta training is beneficial for the treatment of ADD.
Beta brainwaves help you prepare for an exam, give a presentation, analyze and organize information and other activities where mental alertness and high levels of concentration are key to your success.
is the high beta frequency used on many Brain Sync audio programs which falls into the Gamma Wave range. See Gamma Waves for more details on this powerful brainwave frequency.
The Alpha state is an intensely pleasurable and relaxed state of consciousness, essential for stress reduction. Alpha is associated with deep physical and mental relaxation, but not quite meditation. Alpha waves instill a sense of mild euphoria, calm your body, reduce Cortisol levels, strengthen your immune system and counteract the negative effects of stress. Alpha waves also increase the production of Melatonin to greatly improve the quality of your sleep.
Alpha waves unlock your imagination, bringing creative inspiration from deep within the currents of your own mind. In the Alpha state, awareness expands and fresh creative energy begins to flow. Alpha training helps you tap into higher levels of creativity and is excellent for problem solving, finding new ideas and practicing creative visualization. In Alpha, you can access the wealth of creativity that lies just below your conscious awareness - it is the gateway that leads into deeper states of consciousness.
Alpha waves increase the production of DHEA to give you a general mood boost and higher optimism. Fears vanish and you feel a sense of buoyancy.
The Schuman Resonance
Alpha is also the home of the window frequency known as the Schuman Resonance 7.83 Hz, the resonant frequency of the earth's electromagnetic field.
Going deeper into a trance-like state of meditation, you enter the mysterious Theta state where brain activity slows almost to the point of sleep, but not quite. Theta is one of the more elusive and extraordinary realms you can explore. It is also known as the twilight state which you normally only experience fleetingly upon waking, or drifting off to sleep.
Dreamlike Imagery, Inspiration & Insight
In Theta, you are in a waking dream, receptivity is heightened and you are able to access knowledge and information that normally lies beyond your conscious awareness. As flashes of vivid imagery dance before your mind's eye, you may feel a "floating" sensation as your mind expands beyond the boundaries of your body. In this deeply relaxed state don't be surprised to receive sudden insights, inspiration or a sense of knowing.
Theta rests directly on the threshold of your subconscious. Advanced meditators are able to enter the Theta state and maintain it without falling to sleep. Theta meditation lowers blood pressure, releases endorphins, increases creativity and awakens extrasensory perception.
Theta also plays an important part in behavior modification programs and has been used in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Because theta brainwave activity induces an "endorphin high" it can reduce the desire for mind altering substances. Also, because theta is associated with heightened receptivity, it is the ideal state to reprogram your mind with positive thoughts that assist in changing habits and behaviors.
Super Learning, Long-Term Memory and Self-Hypnosis
Theta is an ideal state for super learning, storing information in long term memory, re-programming your mind, dream recall, and self-hypnosis. The theta frequency is recognized as the gateway to learning and memory. What is learned in theta get's stored in long term memory. Children under the age of 5 learn more in their first few years of life, because they are primarily in the theta state.
In the Delta state you are sound asleep. Delta waves are the slowest of all five brainwave frequencies and range between 0-4 Hz.
Slow Wave Sleep or SWS, is the deepest of sleep states and it plays a vital role in health and well being. During this phase of the sleep cycle, the brain begins producing very slow, large Delta waves. Even if your lifestyle doesn’t allow for the luxury of a full eight hours of sleep, a few hours of Slow Wave Sleep will trick your brain into thinking it’s had all the restorative sleep it needs.
Delta waves trigger the release of Human Growth Hormone, HGH making deep sleep essential for healing and regeneration.
Reprogram Your Mind
Delta is also the brainwave signal of the subconscious, the seat from which unconscious material can be reprogrammed. Delta brainwave programs are an ideal choice for when you want to access your subconscious for deep and powerful reprogramming.
You are wide awake, intensely focused and alert. Gamma waves, (40 Hz and up) are the fastest of the brainwave frequencies and signify the highest state of focus possible. They are associated with peak concentration and the brain’s optimal frequency for cognitive functioning. Like a pro baseball player counting the stitches on an incoming fastball; in the Gamma state, your brain is running at full capacity.
Increase Clarity and Cognition
The gamma wave is a pattern of brain waves associated with perception and consciousness. Gamma waves work like the glue of the mind, holding and connecting all your senses and thought processes together in a unified whole. Nobel prize winning scientist, Sir Francis Crick believes that the 40Hz frequency may be the key to the act of cognition.
Gamma activity also works as a natural anti-depressant, boosting your mood, empathy, and compassion.
Relieve ADD and ADHD
Children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have too much theta activity and not enough high beta, or gamma activity. A common biofeedback treatment for ADD is to suppress theta activity by increasing beta and gamma waves. Use High focus and Pure Focus.
Better Golf Game
Boosting Gamma wave activity will increase energy, focus and concentration, making it ideal for any kind of sport. Gamma Waves improve hand-eye coordination. Listen to High Focus or Pure Focus to improve your game. Golf, tennis, basketball, volley ball or while you're working out at the gym, try Power Training in the Zone, Breakthrough Training, and Running Meditation.