Annie Hopper has a global mission. To take the “mystery” out of “mysterious illness”. Hopper explains how brain trauma can be at the very root of chronic illness and disease. Moreover, Hopper empowers people with the tools that they need to rewire their brain, transform their health and reclaim their lives.
Hopper knows what it’s like to suffer from a mysterious illness that the medical system cannot diagnose or effectively treat. In 2004, while working as a busy core belief counselor, newspaper columnist and talk show guest as an expert in Emotional Wellness, her health started to rapidly deteriorate. Mysterious symptoms like insomnia, headaches, body aches and pains, chronic exhaustion and an increasing list of sensitivities ensued. Toxic overload was the eventual diagnosis. But even after undergoing detoxification treatments and an extensive list of healing treatments from over thirty different practitioners, her symptoms continued to escalate. This was the beginning of what can only be described as a type of science fiction nightmare. After almost 4 years of suffering that eventually led to homelessness, Hopper deduced that a toxic brain trauma was most likely at the root of her suffering. Hopper went on to creatively rewire the neural circuits in her brain that had been altered due to toxic trauma and the symptoms of illness eventually dissipated.
In 2008, Annie Hopper founded The Dynamic Neural Retraining System – a drug free, neuroplasticity-based approach to rewire neural pathways in the brain that are associated with a maladapted stress response. The program assists in decreasing symptoms associated with chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and many other chronic illnesses.
Annie has lectured throughout North America and abroad, educating both patients and doctors alike about the connection between environmental toxins, brain trauma, physical health and self-directed neuroplasticity. 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.
In 2017, Annie Hopper authored “Wired for Healing “Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses,”which provides validation, hope, and an avenue for healing for many who are suffering from misdiagnosed or undiagnosed illnesses that have baffled the medical system for decades. It explains how various forms of trauma can affect brain function and explains why the Dynamic Neural Retraining System holds the answer for healing for many who suffer from seemingly unrelated illnesses.
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