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Millions of North Americans suffer from chronic conditions that doctors and scientists alike cannot adequately explain. All too often patients will hear “I can’t help you” from their physicians as they run out of treatment options for these mysterious illnesses.

Annie Hopper has a global mission. To take the “mystery” out of mysterious illness. Depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, food sensitivities, chronic pain, anxiety, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and many other chronic and inflammatory illnesses have a common denominator – limbic system impairment. The Dynamic Neural Retraining System focuses on correcting a maladapted fight or flight response within the neural circuits of the limbic system that is at the root of many chronic illnesses.

Because the brain is involved in these illnesses, this does not mean that these illnesses are all ‘in the head’, but rather that recovery, through neuroplasticity, requires that the brain be involved in the rehabilitation and healing process.

Hopper knows what its like to suffer from a mysterious illness that the medical system cannot diagnose or effectively treat. In 2004, while running a successful counseling practice, her health suddenly started to rapidly deteriorate.

Unexplained symptoms like insomnia, headaches, body aches and pains, chronic exhaustion and intolerance to perfumes and household cleaners ensued. After seeing over thirty specialists, toxic overload was the eventual diagnosis.

But even after undergoing various treatments, her symptoms continued to escalate. After three years of extreme suffering that eventually led to homelessness, Hopper deduced that toxic brain trauma was likely at the root of her suffering.

She would go on to devise a neuroplasticity-based therapy that will eventually diminish symptoms of illness by rewiring the neural circuits in the brain.

Hopper also sheds light on the relationship between toxins in our everyday environment and limbic system impairment and disease. She reveals why many traditional therapeutic treatments may not work for people who are suffering with limbic system conditions and how limbic system rehabilitation represents the missing link in health care for many.

Speaking engagements include The Parliament House Helsinki Finland, the Canadian Brain Injury Association of Canada, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine , the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, McMaster University Teaching Hospital, The Finnish Institute of Occupational Heath, The Academy of Comprehensive Medicine, Autism Education Summit, The Forum for Integrative Medicine and The International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illnesses.


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    Alita Hetland
    Certified Coach

    Alita suffered for over 20 years from many debilitating and chronic issues. Over the years, she sought the help of many well-meaning specialists and was diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Anxiety, Mold Sensitivities, Digestive Issues and Electrical Hyper Sensitivity. However, it wasn’t until finding DNRS that she was able to fully recover from her symptoms of fatigue, nausea, shakiness, reactivity to chemicals, electricity, heightened sense of smell, lack of mental clarity, and the depression and anxiety that was a result of these chronic issues. Alita feels the silver lining to this experience is being able to now assist others in their journey to full recovery.

    Alita holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. As a career counselor for 12 years she assisted clients in meeting and attaining their career goals. She has a natural ability and the background to compassionately support, guide, and uplift others. Her dedication to helping others who are seeking to regain their health and wellness continues to grow! She feels a passion and a calling to be in service to others, and is proud to be part of the DNRS Coaching team.

    Alita’s story of recovery can be found here.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Anysia Bates
    Certified Coach

    Anysia Bates joined the DNRS team after recovering from Lyme Disease, multiple chemical sensitivities, brain fog, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, food allergies, EMF sensitivities, nervous system issues, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. At the height of her illness, she experienced over 100 symptoms; rendering her scared, exhausted, and unable to work. Enduring years of visiting countless doctors and trying innumerous inadequate treatments, she continued to seek a cure and thankfully began the DNRS program on her birthday in 2017. DNRS was truly the greatest gift Anysia could have received. Since recovering, Anysia’s life is now filled with pure joy, and meaningful, serendipitous connections. She goes anywhere, can eat anything, and has immeasurable energy!

    Anysia holds a B.A. in Sociology and has 14 years experience in the Social Work field, along with 20 years’ experience as a Yoga Practitioner. Anysia and her husband enjoy volunteering on Special Education and RMHC Boards. Besides laughing with her loved ones, Anysia can be found happily riding bikes, hiking, frequenting concerts, and traveling with her husband and their young adult son and daughter.

    Anysia is grateful to be a part of the DNRS team. Her illness and recovery have fueled her desire to become a DNRS Coach. With a sincere ambition to be an instrument of support, Anysia wishes to help others facilitate their own healing journey through DNRS. She is committed to hold space and is thrilled for others as they transform from Limbic System Impairment to reclaim their own vitality.  Her Success Story can be found here.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Connie Boczarski
    Coach Supervisor, Certified LIVING DNRS Facilitator and Coach

    Prior to discovering DNRS™, Connie suffered from chronic inflammatory response syndrome or mold illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivities and food sensitivities. Due to a long list of disabling symptoms, she was unable to take care of herself, and was forced to close her business, sell her home and move in with family. Even though she was practicing extreme mold avoidance that had been recommended by doctors, she continued to spiral downward and add more conditions to her growing list of ailments.

    Now fully recovered, Connie is enjoying a full life once again and doing all the things that bring meaning and joy to her life. She is thrilled to be working, volunteering, exercising and traveling with friends and family. She is passionate about helping others reclaim their lives with neuroplasticity and DNRS™.

    During her 15 year chiropractic career, Connie strived to educate patients and devise care plans tailored to their individual goals and needs. She is excited to bring this skill set to her role as a DNRS™ coach.

    Connie is currently not accepting new clients.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Emily Lofaro
    Certified Coach

    Emily Lofaro joins the DNRS team after recovering from a number of chronic issues, including food sensitivities, chemical and mold sensitivities, severe memory issues and brain fog, and other symptoms related to limbic system impairment.

    Some of her challenges began as a young child, and she had come to accept so many of them as “permanent.” Now that she is fully recovered, she enjoys a healthy and vibrant life and is not limited in any way!

     More on Emily’s recovery can be found at

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Doris Ward
    Certified Coach

    Doris discovered the healing power of the DNRS™ following a decade-long journey down the rabbit hole of limbic system impairment. A perfect storm of predisposing factors culminated in a growing number of seemingly unrelated health issues from skin rashes, food sensitivities and leaky gut to chronic fatigue, allergies and mold illness.

    Doris holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies, and Masters Degree in Communication, and training in wholistic health modalities.

    A strong believer in the power of the DNRS™ to free you from limbic system impairment, Doris welcomes the opportunity to bring her knowledge and personal experiences to bear in her role as a DNRS™ coach.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Emma Harper
    Certified Coach

    Using DNRS Emma recovered from several life limiting symptoms including, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, severe food sensitivities, sensitivity to sound, chemicals and EMFs, environmental allergies, IBS, fatigue, associated depression and anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and type 2 diabetes.

    Emma is very grateful that she has been given a second chance at living life to the fullest, with abounding activity, fun, travel and adventure. Not only has her life transformed but so has life for her family, with her son also reaping the health benefits of DNRS.

    Emma has a B.A. Hons. in Drama and has worked as a teacher and humor therapist in healthcare settings. She brings compassion and creativity to her role as a DNRS coach and is excited to help others achieve the health transformation they are seeking through the DNRS program.  She is able to support clients in adapting the program to all situations, including a busy family and working life.

    Living in the Australian time zone means she is available for US and Canadian clients in the afternoons and evenings and for Europeans in the mornings and many openings for those in the Asia/Australia Region. Emma really enjoys working with clients from around the globe.

    Emma loves living near the ocean where she surfs, snorkels, and swims regularly with her friends and family and just appreciates beauty in nature including her garden at home.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Erica Madden
    Certified Coach

    Before discovering DNRS™, Erica suffered multiple TBI’s/concussions and cervical spine injuries which led her down a lonely path of debilitating illness. A life of avoidance led to more limitation, isolation, and hopelessness. Out of desperation and trying every treatment she could, she spent everything she had left and ordered DNRS™.

    Erica successfully rewired her brain and reclaimed her entire life and more. She no longer worries about a life of post traumatic stress disorder, post concussion syndrome, severe light and sound sensitivities, fibromyalgia, vision changes, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, multiple chemical and electrical sensitivities, and digestive issues. She is fully recovered and enjoying life as a wife and new mother!

    Erica has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

    Erica’s greatest desire is to be a beacon of hope and understanding for those who are suffering. Her personal recovery experience and education as an RN have fueled her desire to dive deeper in the world of neuroplasticity and become a DNRS™ coach. She is excited for the opportunity to guide others on their journey to wellness.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Karen Daisa
    Certified Coach

    Karen Daisa is grateful and honored to be a member of the DNRS™ team. After a toxic mold exposure, Karen became sensitive to almost everything: mold, chemicals, foods, EMF’s, light, sound, touch, and most environments other than her own home. Life was about survival as the environmental stressors were constant. After implementing the DNRS™ program with dedication and commitment, Karen has recovered and reclaimed her life! She is happy and healthy and loves her life with her husband, daughter and puppy!

    Karen has 17 years experience in health care and is thrilled to bring her skills in the healing arts to her role as a DNRS™ Coach. Her story of recovery can be found here.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    DNRS Coach Linda Green

    Linda Green
    Certified Coach

    Linda Green joined the DNRS™ team having recovered from a laundry list of symptoms related to chronic Lyme Disease including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, mold illness/CIRS, severe food sensitivities, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, Electric Magnetic Sensitivities, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), PTSD, anxiety and depression using DNRS™. Over the course of her illness, she was at times bedridden and homebound and required a caregiver. Linda is a graduate of the May 2014 DNRS™ seminar.  Now, she is thriving! Linda is thrilled to be able to help you regain your health and reclaim your life!  Her lengthy list of past treatments and remarkable story of recovery can be found here.

    Linda was a park ranger for 32 years working with park visitors in seven U.S. national parks.  She has a B.A. in Communications and Psychology.  She loves people and loves life! Linda is delighted to bring her skills to her role as a DNRS™ coach.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Rebecca Juan
    Certified Coach

    Rebecca is thrilled to have recovered fully from her limbic system impairment through DNRS™.  She struggled with anxiety, a weakened immune system, multiple chemical sensitivity, and many food intolerances since the perfect storm of trauma in her adolescence. She is so grateful that DNRS™ gave her the opportunity to live a whole new life!

    Rebecca holds a M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Environmental Studies reflecting her values of healing, love, and connection.

    Rebecca is passionate about cooking and learning new recipes from around the world.  She loves to travel and spend time outdoors and feels like she can jump into these passions fully since her recovery.

    Rebecca is available whole heartedly to offer support, clarity, and guidance to those who are ready to recover from limbic system impairment.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Riley Lindberg
    Certified Coach

    Riley Lindberg joined the DNRS team having recovered from Lyme Disease, food and chemical sensitivities, pain and inflammation, severe anxiety, OCD, mobility limitations, chronic fatigue, temperature dysregulation, post-exertion malaise, digestive issues, PTSD-like symptoms and insomnia.

    During the 6 years that Riley was ill, he spent nearly 4 of those years bedridden, wheelchair bound, stricken with facial paralysis, and needing fulltime care. Before finding DNRS, Riley tried a myriad of other treatment modalities, however, he was unable to reach full recovery. Fortunately, in 2014 he found DNRS!   Currently Riley plays on multiple hockey teams, works out regularly and does what he wants to with passion and drive!

    Riley’s greatest passion is helping people. As someone who knows intimately the struggles of chronic illness, Riley’s mission is to use the knowledge he gained while healing, to encourage and support others in their own journey towards full-recovery. Riley’s involvement with DNRS includes not only his coaching role, but also supporting others by speaking at the in-person seminars and filming video testimonials and interviews about his recovery journey. He cannot imagine being involved in a more fulfilling career.

    Riley’s story can be found here.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Michelle Bubnis
    LIVING DNRS Facilitator & Certified Coach

    Michelle joined the DNRS™ team after recovering from severe electric hypersensitivity syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, food sensitivities and Lyme disease. After seeing countless medical specialists and trying multiple treatments without much improvement, she felt like she had no other option but to live a life of extreme avoidance and isolation. Michelle spent several years homebound, in complete avoidance of electro magnetic fields and was so disabled she was unable to take care of herself. After years of continually searching for an answer a friend told her about DNRS™, and she began the program.

    No longer imprisoned by her environment, Michelle is free to travel the world. She can do anything she wants at any time that she wants! Michelle is happy to resume her role as an educator, world traveller and athlete who swims, runs and works out!

    Michelle has 21 years of experience as a teacher, counsellor and school administrator. With a BSc in life science and a masters degree in education with an emphasis in counselling, Michelle is happy to help others who are willing to embrace the DNRS™ program as their neural rehabilitation program for recovery!

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    Kelly Showalter
    LIVING DNRS Facilitator & Certified Coach

    Before discovering DNRS™, Kelly had been diagnosed with several autoimmune disorders as well as MCS, food allergies and sensitivities, and mold illness. Due to constant fatigue, she had to quit teaching high school Spanish and was mostly home bound due to smells triggering symptoms. At one point, she was only able to eat about 15 foods and weighed less than 100 pounds. She discovered DNRS™ in 2014 and made a full recovery by early 2015. Autoimmune markers no longer show up in her blood and she is now able to enjoy foods again. Smells no longer bother her and she is therefore, able to go anywhere she wants. She once again enjoys doing the things she loves such as traveling, hiking, exercising, cooking, and attending theater and museums.  Kelly’s story of recovery can be found on her website

    Although Kelly no longer teaches, she works with students with disabilities as well as coaches for DNRS™. She looks forward to using her teaching skills to educate and coach those who are using DNRS™. She has a passion for helping others and sharing her healing experience.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    DNRS Instructor and Coach Christine Lindberg

    Christine Lindberg
    Program Instructor and Coaching Supervisor

    Christine Lindberg joined the DNRS team having recovered from post trauma and anxiety issues, chronic joint pain, fatigue and digestive issues through DNRS. In fact, Christine’s healing experience with DNRS is a family affair. Her son has experienced full recovery from symptoms related to long-term chronic Lyme disease, including food sensitivities, digestive and sleep issues, temperature regulation, anxiety, OCD tendencies and fatigue.

    Christine is passionate about helping others regain their health, and be set free from the devastating impact of chronic illness.

    Christine has been an adult educator and group facilitator for over 20 years. She has a B.A. in Human and Social Development with a focus in youth and family counselling as well as a Bachelors of Education. She is thrilled to bring these skills to her role as a Dynamic Neural Retraining Instructor and Coaching Supervisor.

    Christine shares the story of her son’s recovery here.

    Coach is available by either Phone or Skype Audio.

    DNRS Community Forum Moderator Paula Stadnyk

    Paula Stadnyk
    Community Forum Moderator

    Prior to discovering the DNRS Program in the most serendipitous way, Paula Stadnyk suffered from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and Electromagnetic Sensitivity. She was disconnected from life and forced to leave her job as a pharmacist. She was on the path of illness, and felt she was dying a slow death. Paula fully recovered using DNRS and feels her soul has been set free. She thrives on seeing and feeling the magic and beauty in all of life’s little things.

    Paula’s passion is life itself, connecting to nature and everyone she encounters and engages with daily. She believes everyone is worthy of living their best possible life. Her greatest joy and reward comes from seeing others happy and fulfilled. If she can help ignite that inner spark, add some sparkle to your eyes, or keep your momentum going, she is one happy girl. Paula is excited for this opportunity, as a Community Forum Moderator, to be able to give back and play a role in others success.

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    Self Assessment Questionnaire

      Will the DNRS™ program work for you? Take this self-assessment survey to see if your symptoms could be linked to limbic system impairment. If you answer “yes” to five or more of these questions, retraining the brain is likely to help you recover.

      1. Did you get sick from a virus, bacteria, or exposure to toxins (chemicals / mold)— and have never fully recovered?

      2. Have you experienced a physical injury or emotional trauma that has not fully resolved with treatment or therapy?

      3. Have you seen a number of health practitioners who are unable to diagnose or treat your condition effectively?

      4. Do you experience brain fog— inability to concentrate or focus, trouble remembering, tracking, or staying on task?

      5. Do you suffer from fatigue, weakness and low energy?

      6. Are you intensely exhausted after physical activity?

      7. Do you get unexplained headaches?

      8. Does your heart race for no reason?

      9. Do you feel dizzy or faint when you stand up?

      10. Have your health issues affected your ability to work?

      11. Are you having trouble sleeping?

      12. Do you have a distorted sense of smell or taste?

      13. Do you suffer from digestive problems or nausea?

      14. Have you become sensitive to foods you normally enjoy?

      15. Do you notice sensitivities to chemicals, odors, medications, supplements, light, sound, or touch?

      16. Do you find yourself ruminating on past negative events or feeling generally anxious?

      17. Has your health condition affected your relationships with friends and family?

      18. Do you suffer from chronic pain in your joints / muscles?

      19. Have you tried numerous forms of treatment, medications, and supplements— yet still feel sick and tired?

      20. Have you been told you have an “unexplained” illness, or that your symptoms are “all in your head?”

      You answered “yes” to 0 of these questions. Answering “‘yes”’ to five or more of these questions indicates that it is very likely you are experiencing a limbic system impairment, and would benefit from retraining your brain with the DNRS™ program.

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      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Covid long hauler symptoms survey

        1. Do you experience brain fog, or an inability to concentrate or focus?

        2. Do you suffer from unexplained headaches?

        3. Do you suffer from low energy?

        4. Do you suffer from chronic joint and / or muscle pain?

        5. Do you have a distorted sense of smell or taste?

        6. Do you suffer from food sensitivities or digestive symptoms?

        7. Have you had a virus that you feel you have never quite recovered from?

        8. Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks?

        9. Do you have short-term memory problems?

        10. Do you often feel depressed?

        11. Do you have sleep issues?

        12. Are you limited in what you can do physically, due to your health issues?

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        If you answered "yes" to three or more of these questions, the Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ is likely to help.

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