Frequently Asked Questions

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1WILL THE PROGRAM WORK FOR MY SPECIFIC ISSUES?

The program can address many condition associated with a maladapted chronic stress response. The list of conditions the DNRS™ program has been successful in addressing continues to grow. Click here to see a comprehensive list of conditions the program has been successful for.

2I AM SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE PROGRAM. I'VE TRIED SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF TREATMENTS AND HAVE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY TRYING TO GET BETTER ALREADY. I DON'T WANT TO BE DISAPPOINTED AGAIN.

Looking at your illness from a brain perspective and one that you can personally influence through neuroplasticity is probably different from anything that you’ve tried to date.

Our program, while cognitive in nature, addresses the functioning of the limbic system. It is much more than simply changing one’s attitude or thinking a different way. It actually creates structural and functional changes in parts of the brain. We are in the process of securing brain imaging research to demonstrate this in a very concrete way.

Most people that come to our program have a certain degree of skepticism. Many of our clients came to us after having tried everything in conventional and alternative medicine to recover.

The Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ is based on the latest research in neuroscience and is a completely new paradigm in health and healing. Someday, programs like ours will be mainstream in health care, but in the meantime we are pioneering a new way of teaching people to self-direct neuroplastic changes so that they may reclaim their own health.

It takes a level of openness and a willingness to set aside what we think we know about health and healing in order to fully embrace this new paradigm. The program is absolutely worth doing. It creates profound changes for people on many different levels. We encourage you to take the time to work through the program and gain the understanding about neuroplasticity and the limbic system.

We recommend the following books to learn more about neuroplasticity:

Wired for Healing: Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses by DNRS™ founder, Annie Hopper

The Brain that Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza

3MY SYMPTOMS ARE DUE TO TOXIC OVERLOAD AND THIS HAS NEGATIVELY AFFECTED MANY ORGANS IN MY BODY. HOW CAN A BRAIN RETRAINING PROGRAM ASSIST WITH THIS?

Your brain is the control center for all systems of the body. Brain retraining helps in improving brain function. As you rewire your limbic system and normalize the stress response, you may see tremendous healing in organ systems as well. You may also find that your detoxification system function improves, as the body is able to detoxify itself of heavy metals and other toxins after the program. This can also help in the expression of genes, as they are no longer influenced by the factors associated with a state of illness.

On each day of the program (whether 5 Day Interactive Training Seminar or on Instructional Video), we address the science of neuroplasticity as well as the parts of the limbic system and what they are responsible for in terms of our functioning. As we delve deeper into how the limbic system operates it becomes possible to understand that while toxic overload can initiate brain trauma, the on-going symptoms are due to a limbic system impairment.

4WHAT ARE THE EXERCISES AND HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO DEDICATE TO THE PROGRAM?

Retraining your brain takes time and dedication. Our Instructional Video is 14-hours in length, and our Interactive Training Seminar takes place over 5 days. The The Interactive Video is set up to be completed over 4 days, but you can also watch at your own pace if needed.

Once you have worked through the program (in either format), you will need to dedicate at least one hour per day, for at least 6 months to fully implement the program. It is with this daily repetition that the new, healthy neural pathways you are creating become fully entrenched. You do not have to implement the program in one-hour chunks. Most of our clients break it up into two 30-minute sessions, three 20-minute sessions or four 15-minute sessions.

The program is flexible and you will be able to tailor the program to your individual needs. Our DNRS™ coaches can help you create a personalized strategy, to ensure you are benefiting from the program as much as possible.

The physical exercises (which are one component of the program) combine speech, visualization, and full body movement. The exercises are not physically demanding or strenuous. You will not be asked to meditate. The program is solely based on the science of neuroplasticity and not based on religious beliefs.

DNRS™ is a cognitive neurorehabilitation program that integrates mindfulness based cognitive restructuring, emotional restructuring therapy, neural linguistic programming and incremental exposure and behaviour modification therapy. This mechanism-targeted behavioural intervention is based in an affect-science perspective, and focuses on the training of a number of regulatory skills including attention focusing, attention distraction, cognitive reappraisal, emotional distancing, emotion regulation as well as experiential and incremental exposure therapy to contexts of perceived risk.

The program is taught from a platform of environmental awareness.

5WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?

Everyone’s brain heals differently. While some people can notice a very profound decrease in symptoms and improvement in health in a relatively short amount of time, we also recognize that it is not uncommon for people to make more subtle shifts over a longer period. Often times, there is an ebb and flow to recovery. You may not see a daily shift in symptoms during the retraining period, but this does not mean the brain isn’t engaged in the rewiring process. Symptoms dissipate as the new, healthy neural pathways are strengthened. Regardless of the time period involved with your change in symptoms, recovery requires a full understanding of all aspects of the program, and a commitment to fully implement and apply the program daily at least one hour per day for a minimum of 6 months.

6CAN I STILL TAKE MY MEDICATIONS, OR HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES OR SUPPLEMENTS?

As the program is drug free, it will not interfere with the treatments that you may be undergoing. We encourage you to continue to support your body. The DNRS™ program is focused on changing neural patterns in the brain that are associated with illness and a chronic stress response. As the brain is the center for optimal health, many people find that over time, they can reduce or eliminate medications as they rewire their brain. We highly recommend that you work closely with your primary health care provider should you choose to decrease medications or supplements.

7WILL MY SENSE OF SMELL RETURN TO NORMAL AGAIN?

Yes, when your limbic system is rewired, your sense of smell will return to normal. One of the most common symptoms of limbic system impairment is sensory distortion, or hypersensitivity to various sensory stimuli like smell, taste, light, sound and touch. While we recognize that the initial brain injury may have been due to a chemical trauma, we also recognize that because of this trauma, the neural circuits in the brain become disorganized. The brain becomes stuck in a chronic fight, flight or freeze state and is classifying small amounts of any similar substances as potentially life threatening. When you retrain your brain, you will be free to do what you want to do and where you want to go. Inevitably, because of your experience, you have learned to make healthier choices about the way that you live and the products that you use – and that is a win/win for all of us.

8WILL THE PROGRAM CONTRADICT OR CONFLICT WITH MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

The program is non-denominational in nature. It will not conflict with your religious beliefs, and we encourage you to incorporate your beliefs while applying all elements of the program.

9WHEN WILL DNRS BE HOSTING 5 DAY INTERACTIVE SEMINARS?

DNRS will not be hosting 5 Day Interactive Seminars for the remainder of 2020.

The DNRS™ 14-Hour Instructional Video:

We offer our Instructional Videos in two formats: our 14-hour Online Course or our 14-hour DVD Series. Regardless of how you watch the Instructional Videos, you will be provided with the same content and instruction. The benefit of the Online Course is that you have immediate access to the program.

Please note: the purchase of any of our Instructional Videos entitles the individual access to our membership-only DNRS™ Community Forum and access to purchase our 12-week DNRS Group Support series (LIVING DNRS) and DNRS™ Individual Coaching Support Services, and the follow up video series A Deeper Dive Into DNRS.

If you choose to purchase either of our Instructional Videos we would recommend that you consider purchasing the book ‘Wired for Healing (by DNRS™ Founder, Annie Hopper) and utilizing our DNRS™ Coaching Support Services. Our coaches can assist with tailoring the program to your individual needs/conditions, clarifying the program and answering any questions you may have, and assisting you in creating a personalized strategy for success. Please note you must finish watching the instructional videos prior to seeking coaching.

To find out the cost of all DNRS™ Instructional Video packages visit our website here: https://retrainingthebrain.com/products/.

Individual Coaching Support

WHAT IS DNRS™ COACHING Support Services?

Our DNRS™ coaches are available to clients who have completed the 14 Hour Instructional Video, or who have attended an 5 Day Interactive Training Seminar, and are looking for ongoing support. Our DNRS™ Certified Coaches can assist with tailoring the program to your individual needs/conditions, answer any questions you may have, and assist you in creating a personalized strategy for success

All of our DNRS™ coaches are graduates of the program. They have all recovered from conditions associated with Limbic System Impairment, so they truly understand what you are going through.

We highly recommend that you pair our DNRS™ Coaching Support Services with the Instructional Video. Coaching is conducted over the phone. Please note that all new coaching clients must begin with a 70 minute Initial Session.

I JUST HAVE SOME QUICK QUESTIONS. DO I HAVE TO START WITH AN INITIAL 70 MINUTE SESSION?

All new coaching clients must start with a 70 minute Initial Session. This will allow the coach enough time to establish your health history, answer any questions you have, and create a personalized plan for success.

CAN I CHOOSE WHICH COACH I WORK WITH?

Yes! Once you purchase your coaching package, you will be sent a link via email that will allow you to schedule your session. As part of the booking process, you will choose which coach you would like to work with. Click here to read our coaches bios.

CAN I WORK WITH DIFFERENT COACHES EACH TIME I HAVE A SESSION OR DO I ALWAYS WORK WITH THE SAME COACH?

We recommend that you choose a coach who you would like to work with throughout your coaching journey. If you would like to change coaches, you will have to purchase a 50 minute session to begin working with a new coach. This will allow your new coach the time necessary to establish your health history and ensure they are able to offer you the best possible guidance for your individual needs.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emma Harper
Certified Coach

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

Emma is very grateful that through recovery she has been given a second chance at living life to the fullest, with abounding activity, fun, travel and adventure.

Emma has a B. A. Honors in Drama, clinical training in Pilates and expertise as a teacher and humour therapist. She is very excited to bring this experience, compassion and creativity to her role as a DNRS coach, and is honoured to be helping others transform their health through DNRS.

Emma lives in Australia near the ocean where she loves surfing, snorkeling, and swimming with her friends and family and just appreciating beauty in nature including her garden at home.

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 goldentickettohealing.com

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.

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.

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.

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.

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