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"Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)"

April 5, 2018

From the editor... 

Today's highlight is about our traumatic brain injury (TBI) technique. Did you know that we've actually had a treatment that quickly eliminates most or all TBI symptoms since 2009? Below we'll talk a bit about this amazing technique and the history behind it. Mary Pellicer MD, who many of you know from her training courses in years past, has been building a team (i.e., 'kicking butt') to get this out into the world. Thanks, Mary!

We're now testing treatments for the following diseases:
1) Lyme disease (see webpage);
2) Alzheimer's (see webpage);
3) Type 1 diabetes (see webpage).
If you or someone you know is willing to become an experimental subject, please let them know about our work, or get in touch with us at Grant at

Do you like hobnobbing with colleagues? This summer there are two Institute-related events being held in Europe in June - one a gathering of Institute-trained therapists to share knowledge, and one a conference with speakers on new autism treatments. These small events are a chance to really connect with peers in your field. 

Our new book Silence the Voices on our methods for eliminating the various kinds of 'voices' that some people hear was released just this winter. If you or a loved one are looking for a solution for your suffering, take a look at that book, or contact a certified therapist for treatment at

Till next time...

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Feature Article
Traumatic Brain Injury

Meet this summer
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Feature Article: Our traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment

By Mary Pellicer M.D.

The scope of the problem of TBI is shocking. And it can happen in an instant: from falls, car accidents, sports injuries, casualties of war or acts of crime, and a host of other causes. In the US alone, every year 85,000 people get a lasting disability. In the UK, 1.3 million people live with head injury disabilities. And sadly, the treatment options are poor. Mild TBI symptoms may decrease with time, but the more severely effected retain symptoms such as attention or memory problems; impaired coordination and balance; impaired hearing, vision, or touch; and anxiety, depression, impulse control, or personality changes. Trying to retrain the undamaged portions of their brain usually only has mixed results. The future is very bleak for many people with TBI.

But did you know that the Institute has had an effective technique that eliminates most - and usually all - TBI symptoms in just a few hours of a therapist's time. And we've had it since 2009!
Making a 'resilient' brain
But how is it even possible to use a psychological technique that eliminates symptoms from physical, measurable brain damage?
To explain, imagine ten people lined up in a row. Then imagine someone comes behind each one and hits them with a brick on the head, in exactly the same place with exactly the same force. Now, we would expect that they each would have about the same TBI symptoms. 

But the reality is quite different. A few would be severely hurt, most would have some temporary symptoms, but a few would be completely undamaged (aside from bruises). Those people who don't get any TBI symptoms are termed 'resilient'. It turns out that those impervious people had something go very right at the beginning of the formation of their brain. Their initial brain 'pattern' was optimum, unlike the rest of us with some degree of imperfection in that master plan.  

Our TBI process works by eliminating the epigenetic and generational traumas that inhibit the natural repair and recovery function of the brain after it's been injured. The results are remarkable - in hours the TBI symptoms are gone. (If you are interested in learning more about the biology, check out our research blog on the Institute website.) 
Getting our TBI treatment into the world
In the last few years, the problem of TBI has started to come more into the public eye with such things as football injuries. In the spring of 2017 I (Dr. Pellicer) was chatting with Dr. McFetridge and found out about his technique. This was pretty exciting for me, because I had no idea that this technique existed or was even possible; and with my background as a physician, I knew just how badly brain injured people suffered from long-term symptoms. So in the fall of 2017 Karen Haworth (in the UK) and I started testing the process - and it worked.

Since then, we've created a webpage with testimonials from our three test clients, and if you have any interest in this topic, say due to a loved one's TBI or professionally, it is fascinating to listen to them speak about their experience. To hear what they have to say, take a look at this testimonials webpage.

If you are suffering from TBI, or know someone who has been affected by TBI, please feel free to get in contact with us. In the US, email me at DrMary at, and in the UK, write Karen Haworth at KarenHaworth at
Meet in Europe this summer

By Dr. Grant McFetridge

There are some fascinating Institute-related events being held in Europe this summer. You might want to put the following dates in your calendar...

June 8-10, 2018: An Institute therapist in Denmark is hosting a small peak states knowledge / sharing conference for Peak States certified therapists (and those close to certification) at his family vacation home. Dr. McFetridge and several of the Institute staff plan on attending. It is a chance to chat with peers about peak states, the state of the art in therapy and in psycho-immunlogy. For more information, contact Nicolai Hassings at nlh at

June 22-24, 2018: Agata Jankiewicz is hosting a conference on new methods to treat autism in Wroclaw, Poland. She's inviting a number of different speakers who are exploring different types of treatment modalities. Dr. McFetridge will be talking there about the Institute's current treatment. To see more about the conference, click here.

I (Dr. McFetridge) will be in Europe in June, it would be fun for me if you would like to meet and chat. Feel free to get in touch with me at Grant at to see if we can find a place to meet or do a short presentation on our latest work.

Business Development or Marketing Director?

By Shayne McKenzie CEO
While one of the Institute's greatest strengths is breakthrough research, one of our key weaknesses is marketing.  In the two years that I have been CEO, a key priority for me has been to get a strong executive leadership team (ELT) in place.  I am very fortunate to have the team that I do, particularly given it is a volunteer role.  Grant (Research Director), Mary (Medical Director, Applied Research), Nemi (Training Director), Georg (Director of Clinics), and Kirsten (Director of Therapist Support & Marketing) all provide deep expertise in their area of specialty and provide a diverse perspective on the many issues we debate at an executive level, which I believe helps us make better decisions.  I am providing HR and Finance expertise, so the one key area that is still missing on the ELT is marketing (Kirsten is assisting in that area but it is not her area of expertise). 

If you know of someone with great marketing expertise that would be interested in a skilled volunteer role helping us get this great work out to more people then please email me at Shayne at We would want them to be interested in our work and we are willing to provide the certification training to them for free to ensure they understand our work.

People News
New staff at the Institute

Since our last newsletter, we have had a new member of staff join the Institute and one staff take on a new role.  Here is a brief summary:

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Gaetan Klein
 is taking on one of the Student Coordinator roles.  He will work with Marzena Defler (who will look after Polish and Russian students) and be the point of contact for all other students.  He specialised as an addictions therapist before joining Peak States.  He splits his time between Paris and Asia (Bali and Thailand) and last year became our first certified therapist in France. 

Georg Parlow
 has recently taken on the role as Clinic Director, becoming a member of our Executive Leadership Team.  As mentioned in the last newsletter, Georg rejoined the clinic team last year and is now excited about creating and implementing a growth strategy for the clinics. He is based in Austria and has been a certified Peak States therapist since 2008.

I would like to thank Samsara Salier for the amazing job she has done as Student Coordinator for the past 10 years!  For continuity, she will remain as Student Coordinator for the students that have already started the certification process.  She will continue to remain in the research team.

All our best to you!
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