ADHD Da Vinci Services

Below are the services that are offered by Deb Gilbertson, Te Kaihau Education Trust in Wellington. The standard session is one hour long. The initial assessment will take longer.

Potential low thyroid/adrenal function (Hypothyroidism Type 2) Screening questionnaire and also Scenar energy evaluation from Pip Martin
HBOT – Hyperbaric Oxygen can produce remarkable results with this spectrum of disorders including autism. Inquire at Health Evolution, 19 Milne Dr, Paraparumu 04 2986158


  • Baby with colic, eczema, asthma, loose stools, constipated, ear or chest infections?
  • Autistic, hyperactive, aggressive, defiant, ADHD child?
  • Fussy eater, teenager with allergies, acne?
  • Dyslexia, dyspraxia, schizophrenia?
  • Food allergies, intolerances, migraines, depression?
  • Chronic cystitis, mood swings, anxiety, poor memory, gut diseases?

It could be the wrong gut flora …

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) is a condition, which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride created this term in 2004, after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bi-polar disorder.

Dr McBride says that these problems all begin with a lack of good gut flora.

The latest research shows a baby is not born sterile but already has bacteria on board. In the first 20 or so days of life the baby’s gut surface is also populated by a mixture of microbes. This is a child’s gut flora, which will have a tremendous effect on their health for the rest of their lives. Where does this gut flora come from? Mainly from the mother.
So, whatever microbial flora the mother has (or doesn’t have) she will pass on to her newborn child. If she has been bottle fed herself or had antibiotics, her gut flora will be affected.

This layer of beneficial bacteria (weighing 3-5lb) is critical for a strong immune system and for helping remove heavy metals and chemicals from the body. They also manufacture a constant supply of B vitamins and much more.   Read more on


Heavy Metal Testing
Tissue Hair Mineral Analysis.


Chelation Protocol
Where heavy metal toxicities have been identified a chelation protocol that safely removes the toxins may be advised.


Nutrient deficiencies
ADHD Da Vincis commonly have deficiencies in zinc, magnesium, omega 3 and vitamin B6.  There may also be some minerals that the body is not absorbing and need to be provided in the active element form.  Sometimes Homeobotanicals test in as they provide the nutrients in an energetic as well as physical form.  Deficiencies may be tested for with new laboratory tests. Poor gut flora is commonly associated – lactofermented foods and nutrient-dense bone broths will be suggested with help on making these foods for yourself.   See also Dr Natasha Campbell McBride’s GAPS protocols


Tests for intolerances
ADHD Da Vincis are more likely than the general population to have food intolerances especially to grains and dairy.  Occasionally some intolerances can cause behaviour issues like attention deficit or hyperactivity leading to a misdiagnosis of ADHD. New laboratory tests are excellent at checking for these intolerances.

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Energy deficit or imbalance
The Scenar and MEAD analyses measure electrical impedence levels in the body’s systems.

Using the Scenar with Curador essential oils and/or laser can help rectify energy/frequency shortfalls.

For ADHD Da Vincis there is often an issue with the liver which can increase toxins in the body, and with the pericardium system which can show up as stress behaviour.  Techniques are used which are useful for switching the body from the sympathetic (fight/flight) mode to the parasympathetic (rest, digest and repair) mode.  ADHD Da Vincis are often trapped in the fight/flight mode because life is genuinely dangerous as they get into trouble for one transgression after another.


BodyTalk is a therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to re-synchronize.  It is a useful technique for identifying issues and allowing the body to find the balance to heal itself.


ADHD Da Vinci brains typically spend a higher proportion of the time in the alpha and theta brain wave states. This confers immense creativity and insight which is a strength for people in the ADHD Da Vinci spectrum. However there are times when it is useful to be in the more common beta brain speed. This speed enables people to be orderly, alert, plan and manage their day. The neurofeedback device is a helmet connected to a computer with Pac-man type computer games. The patient alters their brain speed to successfully play the games. By neuro-feedback the patient quickly learns how to alter their brain speed, and can apply this skill in every day life.

The neurofeedback device was developed by NASA and adapted for use by people in the ADHD spectrum to improve concentration. The device works with standard playstation games. When the player is in the beta brain speed, useful for concentration, the game works normally, but when the player shift to other brain speeds the controls cease to work well. This feedback allows players to quickly learn how to choose their brain speed. Many people in the ADHD spectrum have been able to cease needing Ritalin from using this device. The first session needs to be under guidance, and then the machine can be taken home for practice.

Contact Deb Gilbertson for this.


Identify gifted potential
ADHD Da Vincis are often very colourful and talented people with more potential for spectacular achievements than the general population.  However the characteristics behind this abundant potential can also be the source of the greatest challenges.  Deb Gilbertson has developed some protocols to identify the extent of these personality traits and whether they are being used to achieve potential or are causing problems.


Tapping into the gifted potential of ADHD  Da Vincis can sometimes do with an extra hand.  Deb has identified nine sets of differences in the ADHD Da Vinci brain and developed tools for working with these differences to unleash potential.  Deb has worked with school principals, resource teachers for learning and behaviour, psychologists, educators, human resource managers and parents on strategies that work.  Her coaching process is to discuss these ideas with you and to jointly develop strategies.  Sometimes it can be helpful to use neuro-linguistic programming techniques to also engage the subconscious in making changes.