Awaken your mind...

Would you like to relax, awaken your senses, and access your creativity, insight, and intuition to more fully develop and evolve your mind? Optimize your brain and body? Unlock your unlimited power and potential? 


Whether you expand your awareness with our revolutionary, at-home Mind Mirror™ self-training program or with our practitioners and coaches, the Mind Mirror's time-proven pathway to peak performance and non-local states of consciousness is certain to be the most exciting and fulfilling journey you will ever take.


Grounded in 45 years of trail-blazing EEG research, the award-winning Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 and its mind-expanding Meditation Center offer you a scientific fast-track to conscious evolution. 


Brainwave biofeedback meditation will quickly and reliably shift your brainwaves toward personal and spiritual mastery. Decide what you want. Then attain it.

Who we are

IAM is an international consortium of professionals and self-trainers dedicated to EEG Awakened Mind Meditation as the means to personal and planetary transformation. 


What we do

We awaken awareness with the Mind Mirror's self-training program, the Meditation Center, private and group EEG sessions, and practitioner training courses offering an exciting, rewarding career!

About us

Founded by researcher Judith Pennington, IAM advances the Mind Mirror™ EEG, manages a Practitioner Directory, and offers monthly webinars and a newsletter that enliven and expand consciousness. 

The Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 and Mind Mirror Portal

Training meditation, peak performance, and transcendence

Video of Mind Mirror awakened mind pattern

Safe and easy to use, the Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 is a research-grade, state-of-the-art neurofeedback/biofeedback device custom-designed to help people train their brains to attain several ideal states of awareness.  


The Mind Mirror™ has been a global leader in mind research since its invention in 1976 by British biophysicist C. Maxwell Cade. Its visual language mirrors the activities of the brain and consciousness in real time. 


Unlike any other EEG system, the Mind Mirror is a dual-hemisphere display of brainwave frequencies ranging from 0.5 to 100 hertz. The interrelationships of these frequencies form patterns which are easily read, interpreted, and adjusted. 


This is the only EEG system dedicated to the expansion of consciousness through deep-state meditation. The Mind Mirror is available to individuals, professionals, and researchers in a Practitioner Kit (EEG and physiology sensors) which enables people to self-train in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Change your brainwaves, change your mind and life.

Why choose the Mind Mirror?

The Mind Mirror 6 is the most affordable, compact, and versatile (real) EEG available in the marketplace. Built on 40 years of authoritative research, this state-of-the-art technology offers integrated mind-body measurements, sophisticated user controls, and advanced data analysis. 


The Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 comes with a two-year warranty on hardware, free lifetime software updates, comprehensive training manuals and videos, 24/7 customer and technical support, and connection with a vibrant international community. Read what people say! Download the brochure.

Enter the Mind Mirror Portal

The Mind Mirror community includes people all over the world who connect with and learn from each other though a monthly webinar program and Video Gallery, a periodic newsletter, and the Mind Mirror Portal.


The subscription-based Mind Mirror Portal, a global consciousness network, offers automated data processing, session storage, trend charts, and a Meditation Center with a wide array of guided meditations by Max Cade, Anna Wise, and Judith Pennington which specialize in the development of brainwaves and consciousness.


You don't need to subscribe to the Portal or have a Mind Mirror to enjoy and benefit from the downloadable recordings in the Meditation Center. See what it has to offer! 


Practitioner Trainings in the United States





conducted by:



Seminar 3 - Virtual

July 9-19, 2024

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST


Judith Pennington








2024 Group Monitoring at The Monroe Institute in Virginia, U.S.


















August 10-16 Discovery

October 12-18 near Padua, Italy

November 9-15 Discovery


Mind Mirror Practitioners monitor 16 participants during RV and OBE research programs. Scientifically designed research focuses on the effects of gamma frequencies on consciousness expansion, as delivered through freeflow (non-guided) Monroe Sound Science (MSS) technology. Judith Pennington's "Superconscious Mind" program utilizes the power of gamma signals within guided meditations.


Visit The Monroe Institute website

Registration: + 1 (434) 361-1500

Contact Judith


Workshop in The Netherlands in 2025










conducted by:





Awakening Your Mind 


Almen-Zutphen in Gelderland , Holland


Awakened Mind principles and the latest research acquired via the Mind Mirror (more information)


Suzanne Tempel and Judith Pennington 


The Phoenix Fellowship





Congratulations to New Practitioner and Co-Director of Research at The Monroe Institute Nancy McLaughlin-Walter


Certified by Judith Pennington as an Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer in September of 2023, Nancy McLaughlin-Walter is a highly intuitive scientist using her research skills to further the development of consciousness. A Ph.D. candidate at the University of West Georgia (all but dissertation), she brings a wealth of knowledge and heart to her work as co-director of Research for The Monroe Institute, the world's leading education center for the study of human consciousness. 


A certified life coach, Nancy is also the founder of Mind Flow Soul, which is dedicated to the limitless potential of the human spirit and the power of holistic well-being. She explains, “Our philosophy is grounded in the idea that every individual possesses the capacity to lead a purposeful, fulfilled, and harmonious life.”


Born and raised in New York, Nancy decided at age nine to become an attorney. In college, she studied pre-law and languages in the New York State Colleges and University system. After being widowed at a young age and left to raise her daughter on her own, she decided to change her life course. She focused on psychology at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul Minnesota with the idea that law school was still a possibility. After one year she realized that she preferred research psychology because, “Research is not that different from studying law—there is leeway within the structured parameters,” she says.


At Metropolitan State, she received her master’s degree in Applied Community Psychology. For her thesis, she designed an efficiency program that increased participation in a supplemental nutrition project for people over age 65. She discovered that the influence of social groups occurred across all ages: When behavior in social groups aligned with program participation, enrollment jumped from 60 to 100 percent.


Above all, Nancy is a problem-solver: “I like understanding what the problem is and finding solutions. I like helping people grow.” In 2015, she wrote an essay on mindfulness for her application to the Ph.D. program at the University of West Georgia, based on data she had collected on how people mindfully use their internal resources. 


One of Nancy’s graduate school supervisors was a parapsychologist, which appealed to the high-level intuition she had experienced throughout her life. Following the professor’s recommendation for her doctoral degree, she entered the University of West Georgia, one of the few programs in the U.S. with advanced classes in parapsychology, meditation, and philosophy, as dedicated to the scientific exploration of parapsychology. There, she became involved in a like-minded community, experienced transpersonal growth, and realized that she could do the same for others.


In 2019, synchronicity brought her to a dual post-grad profession working 20 percent of her time at the iconic Department of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and 80 percent at the nearby Monroe Institute. Serving at DOPS as a research specialist, she worked for two years on the Mind Mirror data gathered during the Discovery program and on EEG studies on mediumship and psychokinesis experiments.


“On my second day of work,” she recalls, “I went to Monroe and was hooked up to the Mind Mirror during a Discovery program. I thought that the Mind Mirror gave useful neurofeedback to learn how to enhance human potential. This (Mind Mirror) helps people understand their internal process and interpret what the experiences mean for them.”


Toward the end of 2022, Nancy became the full-time Co-Director of the Research Division at The Monroe Institute, where she has created study protocols and formalized the internal review research board applying for federal and private grants. She has also interfaced with leading organizations interested in conducting consciousness research at Monroe.


Nancy’s exciting work is invaluable to the field of consciousness research. Among other projects at Monroe, she conducts bioelectrical field measurement studies inside the Copper Wall Room with exceptional subjects and is currently gathering data for a published paper. She is using the Mind Mirror EEG for a long-term brain synchronization study between pairs of people. Two or three times a year, she joins other Mind Mirror practitioners gathering data during the Discovery program and is culling that data for publication.


Basically, she conducts quantitative, qualitative psychophysiological studies of human consciousness, including people doing psychokinesis, remote viewing, healing, out-of-body travel, and much more. “There is something out there,” she muses. “We’re just not asking the right questions yet. We need to probe until people understand their own process, then we will understand it, too.”


What is her goal? “Besides getting people to understand that non-local phenomenon is real, we are helping people understand their internal processes and consciousness from the first-person perspective,” she explains. “It is not enough to instruct others; we need to provide them with tools like the Mind Mirror so they can construct meaning from it.


“I want to see Monroe at the top of the research and education spectrum once again—to become the frontrunner using rigorous scientific standards. I hold myself accountable for that.”


To contact Nancy, visit the Practitioner Directory and see her listing under the state of Virginia or visit her website at

Congratulations, New Practitioner Tessa van Nes

It is our great pleasure and honor to announce the certification of Tessa van Nes as an Awakened Mind Practitioner. A gifted analyst and researcher with a wide-open heart and a soaring spirit, Tessa trained with Judith in 2022 and was certified in January 2023.


Born in The Netherlands, she is the second daughter of a librarian and financial controller. Her loving parents always provided a safe and happy home. But when she was six years old, her family moved to Djakarta for three years. There, she became aware of the  poverty in the world and realized she wanted to help less fortunate people.


Tessa majored at the University of Groningen in business management. Graduating in 1994, she worked for corporations in

IT divisions, ultimately bringing to several companies and, lastly, to Amsterdam’s Heineken, a feminine style of leadership.


“It was a male-dominated environment,” she remembers. “As a female leader, I provided people with a vision and tried to support them to be the best versions of themselves, so they were able to determine how to realize the set objectives independently. I wanted them to be in their strength and to have autonomy to make their own decisions. I believe that leaders should serve people and not the other way around.” Responsible for 100 employees, she worked hard.


In 2001, she moved with her partner and their daughter and son to Castricum. When she was in her forties, Tessa’s parents died of cancer. Within two years of her father’s death, Tessa developed cancer herself. This was life changing for her, as she realized being alive is not something to be taken for granted. She decided to quit her job as Transformation Director at Heineken to spend a year reflecting on what she wanted to do in life, what fulfilled her needs, and how to serve others.


Brainwave meditation proved to be her answer. When she came across Anna Wise’s book, Awakening the Mind, she was fascinated. She bought a Mind Mirror to develop her own consciousness, but during practitioner training loved the practical assignments, gained confidence in her abilities, and realized that it could be a new career for her.


With her characteristic efficiency, she created a website, connected with her network of business friends, and began to experiment with stress-reduction protocols tailored to corporate leaders. “I decided to focus on people struggling with stress,” she explained. “The business world could be so much better if people would do their work with a relaxed Awakened Mind in contact with their creativity and intuition.”


What sets her work apart? “Everyone loves to see and understand their brainwaves,” she said. “The Mind Mirror is so concrete. It is accessible to people who are not usually open to meditation but can relate to tangible measurements.”


And people can relate to Tessa, a kind and compassionate woman easy to talk with and confide in. Last September, after only the first three seminars of the practitioner training program, Tessa joined Judith as a Mind Mirror monitor at Monroe’s “Discovery” program in Italy. “Tessa hit the ground running, with speedy hookups on her four participants, beautiful brainwave drawings, savvy feedback, and insightful, penetrating analytical reports,” said Judith.


“She is incredibly smart and discerning, a real credit to this work. I would not be at all surprised to see her take IAM to the next level—and along with it, the many people she is certain to help.”


Congratulations and welcome to the practitioner community, Tessa! To learn more about her, visit her lovely website at or see her listing in the Practitioner Directory

Congratulations, Practitioner Trainer Arne Heissel

Newly certified Awakened Mind Practitioner and Practitioner Trainer Arne Heissel is all about shifting to higher dimensions of love and joy that heal people and serve the world.    


Born in Germany, Arne is the adopted son of a medical doctor and elementary school teacher. Early on, he was attracted to health and teaching, graduating from the University of Bayreuth in economics in 1996. After a year spent at Princeton University as a visiting graduate student, Bayreuth awarded his doctoral degree in 2000.


Arne’s outreach has always been global and integrative. He joined the prestigious International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) as a post-doc research fellow to improve decision-making for health globally. From 2001 to 2016, he worked in key positions for a variety of globally leading biotechnology and medical device corporations in more than 25 nations, bringing breakthrough technologies like robotic surgery and cancer medication to the market.


In 2016, Arne’s perspectives broadened from scientist to mystic. While engaged in a private yoga session with his teacher in Santa Cruz, Calif., he had a profound kundalini arousal that awakened his sensitivity to subtle energy fields and radically shifted his ego identification and world view.


Recognizing that he was more than his physical body, he studied and certified as an instructor in Theta Healing, Reconnective Healing, HeartMath Resilience, and as a past life regression hypnotist. Various healers said to him that he was a natural healer and should find his own methods of healing with subtle energies. A nine-month apprenticeship in an energy healing program with Cyndi Dale helped him understand his unique noetic signature and trust his subtle energy healing abilities.


Arne has also been trained by the late Bonnie Greenwell on identifying and dealing with spiritual emergencies. However, it was only after attending the Awakened Mind Practitioner Program with Judith Pennington that Arne gained the confidence to identify himself as a subtle energy healer. His scientific mind needed to see objective validation of his healer states of consciousness on the Mind Mirror 6.  


Arne did find his own remarkably successful approach to healing. Whether on Zoom or in person, he enters an altered state of pure, non-judgmental love and conducts those frequencies into the room. Entraining to his resonant energy field, his clients become aware of hidden trauma and from there can transcend, transform, and heal in lasting ways. When necessary, he uses intuitive knowing to guide them during the sessions. Read the powerful testimonials on his website.


As a scientist, Arne values the Mind Mirror’s reflection of consciousness and the proof it offers to his clients and to healers. Awakened Mind training also led him to one of his most powerful personal healings.


While doing his independent study work for practitioner certification, he had a life-threatening health condition: a severe deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in his right leg and a rare type of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) that can lead to sudden hemodynamic collapse and death. Just before his doctor flew him out of Hawaii for emergency invasive medical treatment, Arne spent 20 minutes in intentional self-healing, entered deep meditation, and listened to a recording of Anna Wise’s “Healing Circle” meditation. His whole body began to shake, and both conditions disappeared. During imaging studies done a few days later, the doctors thought they had the wrong patient.  


Arne’s loving energy field and his commitment to helping hurting people attracts projects that promise to serve the world. In collaboration with experts in the emerging field of psychedelic therapy, he is currently developing an Awakened Mind-inspired protocol to help people better prepare for and integrate psychedelic therapy. Recently, he created during meditation a proprietary 40-hertz gamma/delta sound therapy track that healed lingering muscle pain in his leg and has had life-changing effects on others.


Visit his beautiful website,, to learn more about his work as a healer and stay tuned for his upcoming projects, including The Human Intelligence Academy. He says happily, “If we go beyond Newton’s world view into a post-materialistic world view, we open to intuition and guidance bigger than what we are. To have the capacity to deal with the existing and emerging global crisis, the new, ordinary state of consciousness must be the eyes-open Awakened Mind. If we start to release some of our trauma and do the inner work, we have a chance to get into the Awakened Mind.


“That’s my starting point with everything I’m doing,” he affirms. “I believe that if we purify our soul, we will have a chance to increase human intelligence beyond our materialistic limitations. The more I think about it, the more I see the value of Awakened Mind training. People won’t always be hooked up (to my Mind Mirror), but they will always benefit from the meditations and doing the work.”


Congratulations, Arne, on your certifications and all that you are and do. The radiance you shine into the world is a testament to the beauty and power of your Superconscious Mind.


Read more about Arne’s inspiring life journey here and contact him via the Practitioner Directory


Congratulations Practitioner Trainer Thipphavanh Deovan!

Thipphavanh Deovan was certified by Suzanne Tempel as an Awakened Mind Practitioner on July 1, 2021, and as a Practitioner Trainer by Judith Pennington in July 2023. She brings to her clients and practitioners-in-training a rich and exciting array of skills and abilities, including her avid interest in research. 


Certified in Sound Massage healing, EFT, Shiatsu, and Yoga Nidra, she practices Qi Gong regularly and is studying the effects of all these modalities on brainwave states through the Mind Mirror.


Born in Perpignan, France, Thipphavanh grew up in Marseille and as a child was highly spiritual. She attended church on Sundays and meditated at the Buddhist temple, but as a teenager turned to pure science. She studied software engineering at the University of Luminy, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science specializing in digital imagery.


She worked for a software company for 15 years, starting out as an engineer and moving through sales, product marketing, business operations, and the legal department, but after her marriage to a software engineer and the birth of her son, she began to question the direction of her life.


She began to meditate again, meditating at a Buddhist temple, exploring mindfulness with MBSR, and reaching higher states of awareness through Insight Timer. She felt drawn to the self-healing work of Jean-Michel Gurret and certified in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), thus entering the world of energy psychology.


Reading Dawson Church’s book, The Genie in Your Genes, drew her to the practice of Qi Gong, which heightened her awareness of subtle energies, as did sound massage and its ability to shift states of consciousness with singing bowls and gongs placed on the body.


Thipphavanh had always wanted to build an EEG to map her brainwave activities. Learning about the Mind Mirror seemed serendipitous. Pure instinct drew her to Awakened Mind practitioner trainer Suzanne Tempel, a teacher of mediums who is based in The Netherlands.


“The Mind Mirror is a bridge to reconcile science and spirituality,” Thipphavanh says. “People come to me for healing and well-being, often scientific people with a hidden spiritual side. The Mind Mirror helps pragmatic people believe what they are sensing and feeling, especially in the field of energy studies and spirituality. It connects people with their true self.”


She quotes Thich Nhat Han: “[Buddhism] meditation is the practice of looking deeply into the nature of reality, so we are not deceived by what we see and what we hear. Science does the same, an attempt to look more deeply into the nature of reality. When we look at the sky and see a star, it may be that the star has already disappeared thousands of years of light ago, yet one can still strongly believe that the star is there. Science helps us to be more careful.”


She is also an ardent admirer of Einstein, whose words she lives by: "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."   


Thipphavanh is currently working with clients while studying brain balancing and researching the effects of sound massage, EFT, shiatsu and Dawson Church’s Ecomeditation through brainwave changes on the Mind Mirror. 


To contact her, please visit the IAM Coach Directory or her website

Congratulations to Awakened Mind Practitioner Jessica Blanding!

IAM is pleased and proud to announce the certification of Jessica Blanding, MS, LPC as an Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer. Jessica is a licensed professional counselor experienced in using cognitive behavioral strategies to treat a variety of mental health challenges. She has been in private practice and a business owner serving individuals and families in the South Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regions since 2005. 


Jessica is a deeply spiritual person whose open heart and warm, sunny disposition make her an inspired teacher to the many people she helps. She grew up in North Philadelphia on the campus of Temple University with dreams of either playing professional basketball or pursuing a career in the creative arts.  Following her passion, she enrolled in Temple University’s school of Film and Media Arts.  


While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Jessica enjoyed writing screenplays, music, and producing short films.  However, the summer after graduation, she took a part-time job with a mental health agency and found herself in deep resonance with mental healthcare and providing services that can improve the life experience of those in need. She began her career as an in-home counselor and traveled to families’ homes serving at-risk youth. Jessica found that work very fulfilling “in their knowing that you were going to show up and validate them,” she said. “I wanted to learn more about different treatment modalities and helpful interventions to move people past challenging life experiences.”


Following that call of the heart, Jessica obtained a Master’s degree in Community Psychology at Springfield College and shortly thereafter, became licensed as a Professional Counselor—a deeply fulfilling use of her highly developed creativity and intuition. “You realize that your body is doing what your spirit and higher self want you to do,” she mused. “You’re working toward the best version of yourself. It’s best to surrender and do the best you can with whatever and whoever is in front of you.”


Her specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and adjustment to life change. When asked what she brings to her counseling sessions, she replied, “A very deep awareness of the bigger problem. Underneath, it’s a spiritual issue that prevents people from living their best life.”


While engaged in the independent study work required for practitioner certification, Jessica discovered that “guided meditation with the Mind Mirror allows me to deliver a service to clients above and beyond. It’s a multi-pronged approach to wellness. As a counselor (using cognitive behavioral therapy), I find that it takes time to bring people to the point where they heal. The Mind Mirror is instantaneous. Through Awakened Mind training, clients become very intimate with the problem and engage it in a different way, and that way works. It’s unparalleled for people to walk out, after a session, with that kind of progress. That’s really beautiful.”


Deeply introspective, creative, and caring, she is a tremendous asset to her clients, the counseling field, and to IAM. To contact her, please visit the Practitioner Directory and find her listings under New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 


We salute you, Jessica—and thank you for all that you are and do. 

"The present wave of interest in higher states of consciousness and the exploration of the inner worlds now sweeping the West has a deeper-rooted cause than is usually understood by those engaged in the study of the human mind.

This is not just a passing phase, a fashionable switch of interest from the material to the spiritual. It is a part of human evolution; the point where consciousness turns its search on to itself to unravel its own mystery."