Zengar®‘s Canadian Team of Instructors

Welcome to the Instructor’s Page!

We are a small group of highly trained Professional Instructors that teach in Canada. Our hope is that you will get to know each of our Bio’s and decide with who and where you would like to take your Basic, & Advanced courses.

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Please do not to hesitate to contact any of our Instructors. To learn more about an Instructor, please click on their image below!

Doug West Canada

I have been working primarily with children and youth who are at risk since 1991. Over the years I have gained a wealth of Program Management and Service Coordination skills overseeing staff that provide services for individuals who have behavioral and mental health challenges. This has led to me working with the Vancouver and Surrey School Districts, as well as several large private and public organizations in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

Trained as a child & family counselor, art therapist, & NeurOptimal® practitioner, I have strong knowledge of “Disorders Usually first Diagnosed in Childhood” and relevant co-morbid disorders. Since 2005 my focus has been in working closely with youth and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder, leading and mentoring teams of staff and overseeing Autism program implementation.

Discovering NeurOptimal® in 2007 completely changed how I work with children. I have never seen any intervention create such a positive impact in such a short span of time with such incredible ease. My current work is focussed on working with individuals with neuro-developmental challenges such as autism, and ADHD, as well as those unfortunate victims of childhood trauma. I have been seeing some of my current autism spectrum clients consistently for NeurOptimal® training for over 6 years. Witnessing their transformation through this process has been incredibly rewarding.

I currently work with SOS Children’s Villages, which is the largest privately funded child development organization in the world, operating over 550 villages in 133 countries each providing responses to the needs of local communities. My goal is to help spread the positive impact of NeurOptimal® training throughout the SOS Children’s Villages.

Doug West
102-5830 176A Street, Surrey
BC, Canada V3S 4H5
Tel:(604) 574-2964 ext.226
Fax:(604) 574-2967
[email protected]

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Marie-Josee Drouin & Diane Durand Canada

Toutes les 2 diplômées en ergothérapie, elles sont devenues les meilleures amies en travaillant ensemble comme ergothérapeutes consultantes à Anciens Combattants Canada. Leur expérience de travail en relation d’aide, en consultation et en enseignement a principalement été acquise en réadaptation, en milieu communautaire, en recherche et à l’Université.

Passionnées par le cerveau et la transformation humaine, elles ont découvert NeurOptimal® en 2011 alors qu’elles exploraient d’autres horizons thérapeutiques pour donner un nouveau tournant à leur carrière. Elles ont immédiatement été ravies par le génie et la simplicité de la méthode ainsi que par sa philosophie non-invasive et novatrice.

Aujourd’hui, après plus de 25 ans de pratique en Ergothérapie et après avoir fondé leur compagnie NeuroZenith, elles projettent de bientôt consacrer tout leur temps au Neurofeedback dynamique. Elles reçoivent déjà des clients de toutes provenances et problématiques : Comme elles disent souvent ‘’toute personne qui a un cerveau peut faire du NeurOptimal® !’’

Elles sont heureuses d’avoir joint les rangs de l’équipe de Zengar en tant que représentantes et instructors (du Basic Certification). Ceci leur permettra de réaliser 2 objectifs qui leurs tiennent à cœur : Faire connaître NeurOptimal® au Québec (et au Canada !) ainsi que soutenir les clients et les nouveaux Trainers francophones dans leur découverte de cette merveilleuse technologie. N’hésitez pas à les contacter, vous apprécierez leur expérience clinique ainsi que leur dynamisme et leur grande disponibilité !

Both graduated as Occupational Therapist, they became best friends while working as OT consultant at Veterans Affairs Canada. Their working backgrounds were acquired in rehab and community settings, research centers and teaching in Universities.

Passionate with the brain and human transformation, they discovered NeurOptimal® in 2011 while exploring new horizons to their OT practice to give a second breath to their career. They were enchanted by this brilliant but simple NFB approach and the non-invasive philosophy behind it.

After over 25 years of OT practice and after founding NeuroZenith, they are planning to dedicate the rest of their career to doing their dynamic work. They offer services to all kinds of clients: they see anybody who has a brain!

Recently, they had the privilege to join the Zengar team as Live Instructors (Basic Training) and Representatives to spread the good news about NeurOptimal® in Quebec (in Canada!) and to support clients and new francophone practitioners with their exploration of this wonderful technology. Feel free to contact them, you will benefit from their clinical experience and will enjoy their caring support!

Spoken language: French & English

Marie-Josee Drouin
Tel: (514) 836-9308
[email protected]

Diane Durand
Tel: (819) 679-5301
[email protected]

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