Annie Hopper – Program Founder and Instructor


Annie Hopper knows the challenges and hardship involved with limbic system dysfunction. She had personally suffered from severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia and Electric Hypersensitivity Syndrome. 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 chronic illness disease patterns in the brain. The program is an effective treatment for 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 and physical health. Speaking engagements include the Canadian Brain Injury Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.

Christine Lindberg – Program Instructor & Certified Coach

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 oldest son, now 22 years old, 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 and eager to now help 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 DNRS Coach.

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

Michelle Bubnis – Program Instructor and 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!

Michelle’s story can be found here.

Kelly Showalter – Program Instructor and Certified Coach – (fluent in English and Spanish)

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

Kelly has a M.A. in Spanish and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Although she 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.

Alita Hetland – Certified Coach

Alita Hetland is a successful graduate of the Dynamic Neural Retraining System and no longer suffers from a limbic system disorder – an issue that plagued her for over 20 years.

For Alita, this impairment manifested as symptoms of fatigue, nausea, shakiness, reactivity to chemicals, heightened sense of smell and lack of mental clarity associated with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Alita had been to see countless of well-meaning specialists throughout the years, however they were not able to assist her in a full recovery.

Thrilled to have finally found the answer, Alita is excited to be able to assist others on their path to wellness and honored to be a DNRS Coach. She also works as a career counselor assisting clients in overcoming their barriers and developing their individual path to achieving their goals.

Alita’s story of recovery can be found here.

Jana Smith – Certified Coach

Prior to DNRS, Jana had suffered from Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Migraines, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Anxiety, Depression, and severe Food Sensitivities. Jana even grew all of her own food, yet still she was sick. Nothing offered hope until she found the Dynamic Neural Retraining System in 2013.

Jana has a Bachelor of Science in Health Education with a minor in Biology, and a Master of Arts in Teaching Health Education. She taught High School Health, Anatomy and Physiology, and Health Occupations for a few years before starting a family.

To read Jana’s recovery story, please go to:

Tessa Malcarne – Certified Coach

Before discovering the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, Tessa Malcarne suffered from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Anxiety, Depression,Migraines, and Digestive Issues. Her life had gone into a downward spiral. Tessa made a full recovery using DNRS, and within months, was back to a normal life of doing yoga in studios, teaching in a public school, and traveling like she once was able to.

Tessa has a B.A. in Earth Science and Liberal Studies, and M.S. in Elementary School Education. She is currently an elementary school science teacher, who focuses on environmental health and wellness, and coordinates/facilitates science education for other science teachers.

Tessa’s true passion is helping others who struggle with similar ailments that she once had, and is thrilled to be able to do this through the DNRS.

Johanna Galea – Certified Coach and DNRS Community Forum Moderator

Johanna Galea recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, severe Food Sensitivities and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Until she discovered the Dynamic Neural Retraining System at the beginning of 2016, she was housebound and a shadow of her former athletic self. She started exercising again the day she started her DNRS training and took part in a 5 km running race exactly 6 months later.

Through DNRS, she was able to return to work full-time and now eats all sorts of foods she couldn’t before. She can do so many things again, including spending time with loved ones and even going abroad. Thanks to DNRS, she says she is full of hope for a happy life with her husband.

To learn more about her recovery, visit Johanna’s website

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, 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.

Cherin Dettman – Certified Coach

When Cherin found the Dynamic Neural Retraining System she was suffering from Lyme Disease, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Mercury Poisoning, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Food Sensitivities, Depression, and Anxiety. When multiple doctors and specialists were not able to help her she was close to giving up. However, as a Mom of two young children, Cherin was determined to find an answer. With determination Cherin embraced the DNRS program and was able to make a complete recovery.

Cherin is very passionate about helping others who are suffering from Limbic System Dysfunction. Knowing what is like to struggle with these conditions, she is very blessed to be able to coach others who are recovering through DNRS.

Gina Magester – Certified Coach (Spanish)

Gina Magester joined the DNRS team having recovered from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electric Hypersensitivity through DNRS Program.

Gina is from Barcelona Spain and has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master in Human Resources Management.

Now that she is recovered, Gina is excited to be able to assist others on their path to wellness as a Spanish DNRS Coach.

To read Gina’s recovery story and other information regarding health and nutrition please go to: (in Spanish).


Gina Magester se ha integrado al equipo de DNRS habiéndose recuperado de Sensibilidad Química Múltiple y Electrosensibilidad mediante el Programa DNRS.

Gina es de Barcelona, España, y es Licenciada en Administración de Empresas con Maestría en Gestión de Recursos Humanos.

Ahora que está recuperada, está complacida de poder asistir a otras personas a recuperarse para alcanzar el bienestar como Asesora DNRS en Español.

Para conocer más acerca de la recuperación de Gina y otra información relevante sobre salud y alimentación

Lindsay Clemmons – Community Forum Moderator

Lindsay Clemmons had been disabled with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome for three years before discovering the Dynamic Neural Retraining System. Once an active performer of musicals and plays, Lindsay was left bed bound and confused with no sign of hope.

After completing the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, Lindsay stunned doctors at the Mayo Clinic with “normal” results on her Tilt Table Test, where a year prior she had been formally diagnosed. Lindsay had felt the difference since completing the program, but the results were the icing on the cake. She knew she had the Dynamic Neural Retraining System to thank.

Now vastly improved and able to live a free life, Lindsay feels passionate about sharing her experience with those suffering from a Limbic System trauma. She feels happy to join the Dynamic Neural Retraining System as a Community Forum Moderator.

James Tozer – Vice President of Technical Operations

James is the guy behind the scenes that helps make everyone else look good. James is in charge of technical operations and multi-media productions. He is a key member in our day-to-day operations. James is responsible for the production and delivery of the program in its DVD format, translations, along with monitoring and production of all multi media services at DNRS and social media.

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