Practitioner Training

IAM's Practitioner Training Program leads to certification as an Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer and what is perhaps the most profound and rewarding profession in existence. The four-seminar curriculum, geared to personal and planetary transformation, is open to anyone with a background in the self-help disciplines who wants to make a positive difference in people's lives. See below for trainers and course content.

Who trains to become a coach or practitioner?

People of all ages, from all walks of life, become certified Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainers, including meditators, body workers, scientists, psychotherapists, physicians, neurofeedback and biofeedback practitioners, software developers, visual and performing artists,  retirees, and, of course, mind explorers and researchers.    


Trainees who intend to work only with private clients take Seminars 1-3 toward Awakened Mind Coach certification. Those who wish to work with private clients and groups complete Seminars 1-4 for certification as an Awakened Mind Practitioner. Both certifications involve independent study work. 


Seminars 1 and 2 are appropriate for self-trainers who are not seeking certification.

What kind of background is necessary?

The only prerequisite is a keen interest in the body, mind and spirit, and an understanding borne of experience that the Awakened Mind brainwave pattern accesses the meditator's subconscious wisdom for inner peace and coherence, life guidance, and personal healing and transformation.

Who developed the program?

The Practitioner Training Program was perfected over the course of a decade by Awakened Mind world authority Anna Wise. Since 2010, practitioners have been trained by Wise's successor Judith Pennington and talented students based in different parts of the world who teach seminars in English, Dutch, German, and Russian.  


The course content is based on the pioneering Cade-Wise mind research on the Mind Mirror and Judith's more recent discoveries about superconscious gamma frequencies, as well as new research on the brain, heart-brain connection, contemplative neuroscience, and much more. 


Grounded in 40 years of Mind Mirror and physiology research, this EEG-tested and time-proven brainwave meditation training program has served hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. There is nothing else like it.    

Who teaches the program?

Five practitioner trainers administer the program, each adding information and techniques unique to their personal interests. See below to choose the trainer who bests suits your needs. Some offer remote trainings via Zoom.

See below for trainerss and program content

Contact us to inquire about training

Upcoming Training Seminars

Conducted by Judith Pennington - United States of America

Judith is an Awakened Mind Practitioner and Practitioner Trainer, the founder of the Institute for the Awakened Mind, and the co-developer of the Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 and the Mind Mirror Portal.


Certified by Anna Wise in 2006, she assisted Anna Wise in her trainings at Esalen Institute for four years, wrote the Mind Mirror User Manual and Practitioner Training Manual, trains practitioners, and conducts research on creatives, remote viewers, healers, and other super-ordinary people. 


Contact Judith to schedule a Zoom training that suits your needs. 

Conducted by Suzanne Tempel - The Netherlands

Suzanne Tempel has a corporate and business coach background, as well as that of a professional dancer. Located in The Netherlands, she is a teacher of mediums and is engaged in research on mediums. Her languages include Dutch, English and German.  


Her specialties include personal transformation, creativity, intuition and flow, business performance, spiritual awakening, and evolving consciousness for healers, mediums, and long-term meditators.


Visit her website.  See contact detailsContact Suzanne to inquire about training dates.

Conducted by Oxana Bondarchuk - Australia & Russia

Oxana Bondarchuk, born in Moscow, holds educational degrees in economics, international business, and transpersonal psychology. Based in Byron Bay, Australia, she teaches in English and Russian.


Her specialties are creativity, intuition, flow, peak performance, and spiritual awakening. She is actively engaged in research on healers, psychics, mediums, and long-term meditators. 


Contact Oxana to inquire about training dates.

Conducted by Dr. Arne Heissel - Germany

Based in Germany, Arne Heissel is a gifted energy healer certified in Theta Healing, Reconnective Healing, HeartMath Resilience, and past life regression hypnosis. He holds a doctoral degree in economics and worked for 16 years innovating breakthroughs for globally leading biotechnology and medical device corporations. 


Specialties: Awakened Mind Trainer and Practitioner Trainer with a focus on states of consciousness mastery and soul purification. Trauma energy healing (collective, epigenetic, past lives, pre- and 

perinatal, current life) to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health dimensions. Unconscious mind re-programming. Psychedelic trip preparation and integration as well as psychedelic emergency support. Technologies used: Vilistus MM6 EEG, HeartMath HRV, Verim GSR, guided and unguided meditations, brainwave music, audio visual entertainment, subtle energy. Languages: German and English. Read about him on the IAM homepage. Contact Arne via his website,, or email him at to schedule a practitioner training.

Conducted by Thipphavanh Deovan - France & Africa

Based in Valbonne, France, and Mauritius, Africa, Thipphavanh is an Awakened Mind Practitioner and Practitioner Trainer. She is a meditation teacher, Yoga Nidra teacher, Qi Gong practitioner, EFT practitioner, and Shiatsu and Singing Bowls therapist. In addition to private, group, and corporate trainings, she leads groups in swimming with dolphins. Specialties: energy healing and guiding people through personal transformation and spiritual growth to help them unlock their underlying potential.  Languages: French and English. Read more about her on the IAM homepage. Contact Thipphavanh via her website, or email her at

Awakened Mind Certification Program

Each of the four 4.5-day seminars listed below includes brainwave theory, meditation structures, and Mind Mirror software usage interspersed with consciousness-developing meditations. This theoretical and experiential curriculum is designed to develop in each student the Awakened Mind brainwave pattern and the expertise needed to train others.


Important Note: Seminars 1 and 2 are open to people who wish to pursue Awakened Mind practitioner training as a professional career and  to self-trainers who want hands-on equipment and meditation training for more rapid attainment of the Meditation, Awakened Mind, Evolved Mind, and Superconscious brainwave patterns. Seminars 3 and 4 are intended for professional Awakened Mind trainers only.

The Mind Mirror 6 should be purchased and in hand prior to the student's participation in Seminar 1, as this training seminar is dedicated in part to the use and understanding of the hardware and software.


To learn more about the Vilistus Mind Mirror 6, please visit the Mind Mirror page of this website. Subpages describe the cost and content of equipment kits designed for self-trainers and awakened mind practitioners.

Seminar Descriptions


Prerequisites: Familiarity with the brainwave principles, practices, and research presented in books and guided meditation recordings by C. Maxwell Cade, Anna Wise, and Judith Pennington. Please visit our Books, CDs & Videos page to obtain these.


Seminar 1:  Includes contextual history of the Awakened Mind and Mind Mirror; the five brainwave categories and their content; the Meditation, Awakened Mind, Evolved Mind, Superconscious Gamma Synchrony, and Universal Consciousness brainwave patterns; use of the Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 EEG and Galvanic Skin Response and Blood Volume Pulse sensors; Mind Mirror software operation and data analysis; electrode placements; and the Anna Wise Protocol for brainwave training. The trainee experiences a series of guided meditations monitored on the Mind Mirror and imported into the Mind Mirror Portal for data review and analysis. The focus of this seminar is technical mastery of the Vilistus and Portal software, mind-expansion, and self-development.


Seminar 2:  Includes brainwave vocabulary and a deeper understanding of brainwave patterns and how to interpret them. The trainee experiences a Brainwave Profile and series of meditations for beta mastery, alpha development, theta development, and the Awakened Mind pattern. This seminar focuses on the structural basis of Awakened Mind meditations and how to compose and lead them. The student practices Mind Mirror software and  Portal usage and draws brainwave patterns as preparation for the independent study work described below.

Seminar 3/Practicum 1:  This seminar is open only to students working toward Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer certification. The trainee is expected to have completed most or all of the independent study work, which is reviewed in class and includes 25 sets of brainwave drawings and five case histories. At least two of the required six original meditations are presented. The trainee receives feedback and continued instruction on voice and presentation. 


This seminar also focuses on how to deal with content arising from the subconscious. The trainee continues to develop his/her consciousness via the prescribed meditations and an Awakened Mind session conducted by the teacher. Instruction on data analysis and brainwave pattern interpretation continues.

Seminar 4/Practicum 2:  This seminar focuses on how to conduct group brainwave trainings. Includes planning for three-hour, one-day, weekend, three-day, and five-day workshops (the "grid" system); leading groups in meditation; processing content within a group format; group dynamics; ethics; bio-monitoring and giving feedback within the group context; addressing bioenergetics, spiritual crisis and spiritual development; and how to attract and build a practice.


In this final practicum the student leads one or more original meditations and receives feedback on presentation and content. The student experiences a series of prescribed higher-state meditations which are reviewed in the Mind Mirror software and Portal.


The purpose of the practicums is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and ability while receiving feedback and developing their skills. Certification is awarded when the student exhibits satisfactory knowledge of the material and techniques, and displays at least an eyes-closed Awakened Mind pattern.


Both criteria ensure the trainee's ability to help others awaken their minds. The practitioner trainer may administer a written test which must be satisfactorily passed in order for certification to be granted.



Independent Study Work: Includes five brainwave sessions with each of five subjects (a total of 25 sessions). These five sets of brainwave drawings and five case histories (typed in English) are presented to the teacher before or at the beginning of Seminar 3, along with six original meditations specifically designed to develop brainwave categories and patterns.   


The independent study work reflects the student’s depth of understanding and ability to do the work. It also provides students with the skills and confidence needed to become a professional EEG Awakened Mind Coach and/or Consciousness Trainer. 

Certification Requirements:  Completion of Seminars 1-3, including the two practicums, and the independent study work described above, leads to the Awakened Mind Coach certification.


Completion of the independent study work and Seminars 1-4 leads to Awakened Mind Practitioner certification.