Awaken your mind...

Would you like to deeply relax, reduce stress, and enhance your ability to think, learn, plot, plan, imagine, and create? Find profound solutions in meditation to the most important questions and challenges in your life? Unlock the extraordinary power and potential of your body, mind and spirit? 

EEG-led biofeedback meditation -- the scientific fast-track to conscious evolution -- will help you gain conscious control of your mind and body to optimize both. Forty years of internationally respected research proves that our award-winning transformative technology, the Vilistus Mind Mirror 6, will awaken and expand your mind's awareness while increasing your brain function and growth, memory and intelligence.


Whether you awaken your mind with our revolutionary, at-home Self-Training program (see below) or with the guidance of one of our professional Mind Mirror EEG practitioners or coaches, this proven pathway to the Awakened Mind of mental mastery is certain to be the most exciting and rewarding journey you will ever take.

Who we are

IAM is an international consortium of professionals and individuals dedicated to EEG awakened mind meditation as the means to personal and planetary transformation.


What we do

We awaken awareness with the Mind Mirror EEG™ in private, group and corporate trainings. Our practitioner training courses offer an exciting and rewarding professional career!

About us

Founded by Judith Pennington, IAM advances the Mind Mirror™ EEG, conducts Awakened Mind trainings, and presents monthly webinars and a newsletter that enliven and expand consciousness. 

The Vilistus Mind Mirror 6

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 state-of-the-art neurofeedback/biofeedback device custom-designed to monitor and train ideal states of consciousness beginning with Silent Meditation and the problem-solving  Awakened Mind of peak performance. 


Nothing else like the Mind Mirror™ exists.  For the past 40 years, it has been a global leader in mind research and consciousness development.


The Mind Mirror's composite display of both sides of the brain across the full range of frequencies (0.5 to 100 hertz) provides a visual language that anyone can understand. Using this precise, real-time mirror of the mind, available in our cost-effective Practitioner Kit or Self-Training Kit, professionals teach clients how to adjust their brainwaves to enhance their meditations and lives. Self-trainers hook up and allow audio feedback to usher them into optimal states of consciousness within the comfort and privacy of their own homes.


The Meditation, Awakened Mind, Evolved Mind, Alpha Synchrony, and Gamma Synchrony brainwave patterns stimulate high levels of integration that expand mental powers. Inside the open flow of these brainwave patterns, people attain subconscious insights that help them clear blocks, heal issues, release suppressed creativity, connect with their spirit, self-evolve and self-actualize.


There is nothing more important than integrating and awakening your mind to its unlimited powers.

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 EEG and physiology (mind-body) measurements, sophisticated user controls, and advanced data analysis tools.


The Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 comes with generous warranties, comprehensive training manuals and videos, connection with a vibrant community of Mind Mirror explorers, and 24/7 customer and technical support. It is helping people evolve faster than ever before. Read what they say!

"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."

Congratulations, Robin Bernhard!


The Institute for the Awakened Mind is pleased and proud to announce the certification of Robin Bernhard as an Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer. Robin brings to IAM her compassionate heart, keen mind for research and innovation, and a lifetime of expertise on how to heal and reorganize the brain and consciousness.


Born in Washington, D.C., and now based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Robin is co-founder of the Virginia Center for Neurofeedback. She was graduated from Hollins College in biology, worked as  a neurophysiology lab tech at Washington and Lee University, and received a master’s degree in education from William and Mary College, followed by a master's degree in social work with a specialization in child mental health from Virginia Commonwealth University.


In 1987, Robin began her professional career as a school social worker and developed a program at Hospice of Western New York to help small children face the death of a parent. While working for 12 years as a psychotherapist in Chautauqua, New York, she gradually became interested in the newest methods for treating PTSD.


In her private practice in Charlottesville, she has specialized in helping people with trauma and attachment disorders since 2001. She utilizes EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Processing); LENS, a form of neuromodulation that releases the effect of stress on the brain, and, neurofeedback, in which she was certified by BCIA in 2013. At the other end of the spectrum, Robin offers neurofeedback training for creativity and performance enhancement. She was certified as an Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer by Judith Pennington in January 2017.


A devoted horse lover, Robin partners with Horses as Healers to provide neurofeedback to children with emotional and behavioral challenges, many of whom are on the autism spectrum. She is a superb researcher, as is evident in her research paper on this page: a fascinating summary of the effect of Linda Tellington-Jones’ TTouch therapy on horses.


Robin uses the Mind Mirror in her psychotherapy practice. She comments, “The Mind Mirror is a wonderful tool to allow people to enter, sense, and understand their inner states of consciousness, as well as to explore subconscious material for psychological and personal mastery.”


Welcome, Robin, to the IAM Community’s professional Practitioner network. We look forward to listing the dates of your group brainwave trainings and to hearing more about your research with the Mind Mirror!


For contact information, please visit this page. To meet and learn from Robin, visit the IAM

Events Video Gallery website to watch her fascinating co-presentation of a webinar on "Neurofeedback and the Brilliance of the Brain."  Sign up for our new "Eureka Times" newsletter for notification on the timing of Robin's upcoming webinar titled “Case Studies: Folio 2.” 


Upcoming Events

Practitioner Trainings in Australia in 2017




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Seminars 3 & 4

May 29-June 7

Byron Bay, Australia

Judith Pennington








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Seminar 1

June 8-12

Byron Bay, Australia

Judith Pennington




Group Trainings in Germany



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Oct 27-29 2017


Matthias Jacobi and Annette Gudde



more information

Sign up for our "Eureka Times" Monthly Newsletter!

Eureka: An "aha" moment of revelation that changes your concept of reality - and in doing so, may rewire your brain to higher levels of awareness.


Click here to read previous issues and subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter on the brain, meditation, consciousness, and altered states. Read the March issue to learn about P.M.H. Atwater's research on near-death experiences. See her brainwaves and those of dowsers. 


Each issue will let you know about upcoming Mind Mirror trainings and our twice-monthly webinar presentations. Join our international network of consciousness explorers!

New e-books available!

Max Cade's ground-breaking book, The Awakened Mind, a masterwork on the psycho-physiology of EEG and higher states of consciousness, is now available as an e-book in English and in Spanish as "El despertar de la mente." Download your copy today!


Stay tuned for upcoming editions in Dutch and in French.