What Doctors Have to Say

I was introduced to the Dynamic Neural Retraining System nearly three years ago by a colleague who found it to be transformative.  I was skeptical, but I had several patients for whom my foundations Functional Medicine approach was not working.  As I was familiar with Norman Doidge’s work on neuroplasticity, I understood the basis of Annie’s approach … and my (voluminous) toolkit was empty!

I referred my first patient who was seriously ‘toxic’ and only able to tolerate several foods with severe reactivity.  Efforts to avoid toxins continued to backfire at each turn — the best opportunity for healing focused on changing her reactions to (and relationship to) the world.  I was (and am) deeply impressed by the transformation.  I have referred more than 20 patients with variations on this therapeutic theme, usually a function of the patients willingness to engage and ‘work the program’.  Some patients are able to do it on their own, while others benefit from coaching, and still others need the retreat setting to ‘kickstart’ their healing process. 

I gladly discuss this program with healthcare practitioners around the world and I am deeply appreciative of the contributions that Annie Hopper has made to healing.” 

Patrick Hanaway, MD
Director of Research – Center for Functional Medicine
and 2017 Linus Pauling Award recipient

“I have struggled through my 30 year career as a family physician, to come up with something, anything, that could really make a difference for people suffering with the many unexplained chronic conditions. I have felt powerless and stuck, but I know that’s only a small fraction of what my patients have felt.

When I began to learn about neuroplasticity, and then about DNRS, and then finally met Annie Hopper, I realized I had landed on something really special. Annie Hopper brings an entirely unique combination of personal lived experience, brilliant mind, compassion, competence and pioneering spirit to this issue. But more than that, she has “packaged” the principles of brain healing in such a way that we can learn it, take it home, practice it, and be changed by it.

Some of my patients have attended her program. I have adapted the principles to my own clinical practice as well. I can say that this has brought a freshness and effectiveness to the work I do, and to my patients’ lives.

This stuff has traction, it really works.”

Dale Guenter MD, MPH, CCFP
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University

“Annie Hopper’s program, which addresses the limbic system “engrained memory” aspect of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and many other conditions, is the only way I’ve found for some patients to get out of their illnesses.  Physical treatment is often just not enough…there are now patients I won’t even begin to treat until they go through her program.”

Dr. William Shrader MD
Environmental Medicine
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Annie Hopper understands that in order for our brains to cope with the world, the ‘feeling’, ‘thinking’, ‘integrating’ and ‘doing’ circuits need to talk to each other. Annie Hopper understands these principles, and, as her work demonstrates, is able to use these in a practical and sensible manner, in a way that resonates. Her work enables our brains to become more efficient communicators, not only with ourselves but with the world around us.”

Dr. Les Koopowitz, MBBCh, FFPsych (SA)
Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry
University of Adelaide, Australia
Practising in Neuropsychiatry

“I am a naturopathic doctor treating chronic complex disease, specifically Lyme disease, mold, and other environmental hypersensitivities for ten years now. Over the last year, about seven patients of mine with mold and environmental sensitivities have had the opportunity to attend the Dynamic Neural Retraining System seminar, and every single person has come back transformed, with clinical results nothing short of miraculous, and with glowing reviews on the quality of this workshop.”

Dr. Mischa Grieder, N.D.
SF Preventive Medical Group
San Francisco, California

“The Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ is a practice that weaves together cutting-edge scientific research based on neurological rehabilitation and functional imaging, with the age-old traditions of mindfulness and healing. It is a brilliant step-by-step practice that teaches us how our conscious brain can access the subconscious brain and thereby alter automatic physiologic and emotional responses. It teaches us how to access our “rest and digest” physiology—the parasympathetic nervous system– which promotes vitality and diminishes chronic inflammation. This practice has the potential not only to help persons with any type of chronic inflammatory state (most, if not all, chronic diseases including autoimmune disorders, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and emotional imbalances) but, perhaps more importantly, it gives us the gift of self-empowerment.”

Dr. Cynthia Li, Internal Medicine,
Berkeley, CA

“My wife contracted Multiple Chemical Sensitivities while in Kuwait after the first Gulf War and we dealt with Fibromyalgia, allergies and a long list of problems we never really understood. Last year we had a flood in our kitchen and had to replace our cork floor with a new product.

To our dismay it contained formaldehyde and sent my wife into full blown Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. She had to move out and live in our camper.

As a retired Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon I started to review the literature and found a monograph from the government of Australia that noted real evidence toward hypersensitivity of the Limbic System. Such an approach made sense from a medical and physiological standpoint.

From there we came across the program Annie Hopper uses. I spoke with several MD’s who heard Ms Hopper speak at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine meeting. We contacted her organization and spoke with people who had personally benefited from her methodology. We signed up for her next course – and while I had reservations being a Doctor – we came away with amazing results after the five days.

The improvement has continued and at this point I would say we are at least 90% improved if not more.”

Dr. William A. Knight
Retired Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Portland, OR

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