It is up to each one of us to make the next conscious step in human evolution - to HEAL, ENLIGHTEN, AND CHANGE OUR BRAINS; to harness the tremendous power and creativity that lies within each one of us.
Our Vision and Mission is to integrate, teach, and apply methods, both modern and ancient, that have been proven to awaken and heal the brain. This will provide direct access for the individual and for our society to awaken the latent spiritual powers of wisdom, compassion, responsibility, and the enlightened understanding that human beings are ONE community.
- We will discard the false notion that we are separate competitive beings.
- We will grow to fully grasp and understand that this earth and the surrounding universe are as much our mother and father as our human parents.
- We will take responsibility for nurturing and healing ourselves and will share this higher level of awareness with others.
A. Martin Wuttke
Founder & Clinical Director of NeuroTherapy Centers International and the Wuttke Institute of Neurotherapy
Board Certified in Neurofeedback, BCIA
Marty Wuttke was affiliated with Ridgecrest Hospital and Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital from 1984 to 1995, where he designed and directed the first large scale inpatient Neurofeedback program in the USA. Neurofeedback was used at the hospital as an integral part of the treatment program. Over 11 years of application and well over 1500 patients went through Neurofeedback training. Mr. Wuttke was responsible for QEEG evaluation, analysis and treament.
Wuttke is a pioneer in combining multiple protocols of Neuro-biofeedback training as a self-regulation tool for people suffering from depression, traumatic brain injury, nicotine dependence, eating disorders, chronic pain, anxiety, chemical dependency and alcoholism. He continues to develop, research, and teach protocols for Neuro-biofeedback application with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and developmental disorders, autoimmune disorders, and stress related disorders. In 2003 new advanced whole body neuro-biofeedback technology hardware and software was developed under Wuttke's guidance.
"I have dedicated my life to assist others in the unfoldment of individual potential. It is my experience that each person has unlimited potential for health, happiness and for attaining their highest spiritual aspiration. My search for methods to assist in this unfoldment has taken me along many paths of healing - the most important, being the field of Neurotherapy. It is my aim to establish Neurotherapy as an adjunctive intervention for the health system, the educational system, the criminal rehabilitation system, the mental health system as well as for those persons on a spiritual path of inner exploration. For over 30 years, I have witnessed lives change, remarkable healings, and the transformation of individuals."
This method provides an opening to one's deepest resources gaining access to the healer within.
Teaching and Presentations
Since 1997 Marty has been teaching concepts of EEG Biofeedback (Neurotherapy) domestically and internationally in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, Thailand and Mexico. He started the NeuroTherapy Centers for Health in Georgia in 1987 for his own clinical practice and professional trainings. In 2005, he helped start the Neurotherapy Center Hilversum, a clinic in the Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 he teamed up with experts Joel Lubar, PhD and Robert Thatcher, PhD to teach LORETA Z-Score training workshops. He has also taught for several companies including Stens, EEG Spectrum, American Biotec and Clinical Resources to develop EEG Biofeedback equipment and protocols.
Marty continues to consult and teach about neurotherapy concepts as well as meditation, yogic science of consciousness, ayurvedic medicine and holistic nutrition at various venues around the country.
MSW, LCSW, BCIA Certified Neuro-Biofeedback Practitioner, Certified Master Forensic Social Worker
Susan became a therapist and neuro-biofeedback specialist for both personal and professional reasons. Due to a near brush with death and having exhausted all traditional methods of treatment she discovered Neuro-biofeedback self regulation training had a great deal to offer. It saved her life and helped restore her to excellent health. For the past 15 years she has combined Neuro-biofeedback with individual psychotherapy and is currently working with her husband Martin Wuttke, teaching, training, and counseling in various integrated neuro-biofeedback modalities in the U.S. and Europe.
Prior to that, she worked at Charter Hospital of Austin, a private psychiatric hospital, as a therapist and social worker on the Adult Psychiatric Unit. She conducted group, individual, family, and couples therapy. While at Charter Hospital she was asked to help open an outpatient clinic and serve as director and therapist. She was responsible for designing and implementing new programs and special topic community presentations. Prior to that she worked at Austin Child Guidance Center as a therapist and social worker specializing in the treatment of children using individual play therapy sessions, family sessions and groups. Additionally her duties included extensive social histories, clinical impressions, and diagnosis. She was an organizer for a community outreach program called The Pebble Project which offered some of the first adult survivor/perpetrator groups and child therapy groups. She served on the task force and steering committee designed to coordinate agencies and services working with sexual abuse cases. She has also served on the Board of Directors and worked as a counselor in several juvenile and youth residential programs.
She graduated with honors from the University of Texas, Austin with a BSW in Social Work and a minor in Economics. She was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, and Who's Who Among Human Service Professionals. She received her clinical training and MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. During that time she received recognition for her achievement and outstanding performance. She received honorable mention from Hunter College, NY, for a paper submitted to the Child Welfare Journal student manuscript competition. She has been published in a book titled Parenting in the 90's on Appropriate Discipline Techniques for Each Developmental Stage. She has given public presentations on children and play therapy. She was a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, is a trained Hospice volunteer, and is BCIA certified.
Director of Operations
Caroline (Carrie) Paine joined the team in 2014 when the Wuttke Institute relocated to California from Georgia. Brought on to help facilitate growth and program development she also brings an interesting and unique perspective to the team.
She has a degree from UC Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies, has worked as a health care professional liaison for a non-profit called SB Health Source, run a small publication called Peace Power, worked with micro finance clients in Guatemala through Namaste Direct, and helped start an all women's law firm called Cole Law Group.
Alongside her professional pursuits Carrie volunteered for the Metta Center for Nonviolence and through the direction of its founder, Michael Nagler, she discovered insight meditation. She has spent several weeks in silence learning Vipassana at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Carrie combines her knowledge of finances, organization, and coordination with her understanding of nonviolent communication to provide a smooth and efficient experience for both clients and practitioners. She is also working on the continued growth of the Wuttke Institute so that it can most effectively meet the demands of the community.
Wuttke Institute Affiliates
Mary Kay Zumbach
Mary Kay was trained as a Child Brain Developmentalist in 2004 in the USA. Like so many others, Mary Kay’s professional journey started with a very personal job of implementing a successful home based Neuro-developmental program in 2004 for her own brain damaged child. After this success she began formal training as a therapist.
In 2008 Mary Kay became a certified practitioner in Developmental Auditory Integration in France, studying under Claudia Nyffenneger at Auricula. In 2010 Mary Kay received her Diploma in Neurotherapy from Neurotherapy Center Hilversum and Science Center Neurotherapy in the Netherlands. In 2011 she graduated with a Diploma as a Neuro - Biofeedback Therapist from Institute for Neurofeedback and Biofeedback in Switzerland. She coaches families and individuals in multi-faceted developmental programs which include QEEG, Neurofeedback, LORETA, Biofeedback, nutritional counseling, movement, relaxation techniques (yoga and meditation), auditory listening programs, and environmental assessments. She has been working in her practice, NeuroTrain near Bern, Switzerland since 2008.
Mary Kay has been supervised by Marty & Susan Wuttke and Guusje Roozemond since 2008. In 2012 she joined spiritual psychologist, Marc Faist in Switzerland working in Family Constellation seminars. She has been a business owner and worked for several international industrial & high tech "startups". She speaks English, German, some French and Spanish and holds a professional certificate in Management from the Open University, UK.
In August 2015, Mary Kay joined Wuttke Institute in California, working in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
Certified Positive Psychologis and Integrative Health Coach
Backed by a rigorous scientific foundation from leading educational institutions such as Duke University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina, and UPenn, Whitney uses a Gestalt informed, compassion infused, and somatically driven tool-box in private practice, as well as, to lead workshops and retreats.
As a Facilitator, a Certified Positive Psychologist, and an Integrative Health Coach, she supports clients in cultivating lives that are not simply free of disease, but are imbued with purpose, meaning, and optimism.
Whitney's process develops awareness, uncovers areas for modification and growth, identifies resources to implement change with the goal of promoting and sustaining optimal brain and overall health & well-being. Whitney understands the power of brainwave biofeedback and other neurotherapies, as well as the challenges of integrating brainwave changes into everyday life. Her coaching can be an important tool for structuring clients' life around supporting the change and progress made with the services we provide at the Wuttke Institute.
Frank Krijgsman is working full time as a neurotherapy practitioner since 2004. He got his training and certification in neurotherapy from Marty & Susan Wuttke and from the Neurotherapie Center Hilversum in the Netherlands. He was trained at all the relevant different fields of neurotherapy including neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) and neurotransmitter supplements.
Before practicing as a neurotherapy trainer he worked in a group practice as a physical therapist and later as a specialized manual therapist from 1978 to 1996 and since then he has had his own practice in physical and manual therapy and applied kinesiology.
Krijgsman was a teacher at the Academy for Physical Therapy in the Hague, Holland for almost 20 years. Since 1989 he worked as a post graduated teacher for manual therapy giving specialized workshops to physical therapists and was an author for more than 25 years for the physical therapy magazine Versus; writing 12 articles about the psychosomatic approach of health problems and was co-writer in more than 20 articles about human kinematics. For about 10 years he taught anatomy and physiology, body language and symbolism at several Yoga teacher training centers all over the Netherlands. To accomplish healing, he uses (besides neurotherapy), coaching, NDT, Yoga and Qigong (Chi Kung), Neurofield, relaxing and energizing exercises.
Currently, Frank is working with the TransArts Academie to set up a Wuttke Method training Program for practitioners in the Netherlands.
Dr. Stella J. Faerber
Dr. Stella J. Faerber is an experienced psychological scientist, neurofeedback trainer as well as meditation and yoga teacher.
Stella has worked as a psychological scientist for over ten years in the field of experimental psychology as well as cognitive neuroscience and has taught for over seven years on a bachelor and master degree level at three different European universities. She is fascinated by how our brain, shaped by experiences, can lead to expertise in chosen fields of endeavor. Stella has pursued this interest by investigating how the process of interacting with innovative objects pointedly changes their aesthetic appreciation and, more generally, their visual perception, as well as by studying visual expertise in face recognition at universities in Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Stella holds academic degrees in Psychology - a Master from the University of Vienna, Austria, and a PhD (graduated with highest honors) from the University of Bamberg, Germany. She is a member of the Austrian Society of Psychology, the German Society of Psychology, and the Austrian Neuroscience Society. She has both published, as well as reviewed articles in several international peer-review journals.
Stella is keenly interested in both the plasticity of our brain and the human ability to exercise self-efficacy, which can enhance the quality of our lives by consciously choosing how we live and by adapting our daily lives, as required. Stella has done so by implementing the eightfold path of yoga as presented by Patanjali within her life and by meditating on a daily basis for over 10 years. She is eager to share her knowledge of yoga and meditation practice, which she has gained through self-enquiry, via certification from the Kriya Yoga Academy Germany (honorary president Roy Eugene Davis) and most of all through the guidance of her spiritual teacher Marty Wuttke.
Having a professional background in EEG research Stella was eager to broaden her knowledge of this method in clinical applications by doing a neurofeedback curriculum and by completing a two week intensive seminar on peak performance with Marty Wuttke in the spring of 2016. She experienced the power and possibility of neuro-therapy and has since joined the team as an associated researcher. The cooperation includes activities in neuro-feedback practice, promoting neuro-therapy as a self-regulation tool to support spiritual development and providing advice in related research to further the field of study.
Stella is particularly inspired when witnessing how neurofeedback, along with yoga and meditation practice, can elicit changes in the brain that effect every aspect of our lives and help us truly be the persons we are capable of being.
Francis started her professional career as a nurse working in several different hospitals, however after suffering from hernia complications she was forced to change careers. She took a unique path in finding neurofeedback, studying the flute, and working as a professional flute teacher and learning and developing PsychoSocial Coaching. Ultimately it was her son, who developed ADD symptoms at the age of four; that brought her fully into the field of nuerotherapy. After trying many therapies for her son, excluding medication, she read an interview with Marty Wuttke about neurofeedback and decided that this could be the answer to their son’s problems. After neurotherapy training, her son transformed into the happy child he was before he exhibited ADD symptoms. She was inspired to train with Marty and help others using neurofeedback.
In April 2004, Koopmans trained with Marty Wuttke and later followed trainings by Bob Thatcher and Joel Lubar. She also trained at the Neurotherapie Center Hilversum in the Netherlands. She now sees clients with a variety of common problems and uses LORETA and Suface Z-score systems; as well as the Neurofield system.
Koopmans runs BrainBalance in The Netherlands, an affiliate of the Wuttke Institute. She is helping people transform themselves into the best they can be.
Dr. Robert Thatcher
A world leader in brain science, pioneered the US Govt. Human Brain Project, overseeing the development of the world's first FDA approved brainwave database. Developer of Nuerogide LoRETA deep brain neurofedback training.
Dr. Timothy Schultz, D.O.
Dr. Timothy Schultz, D.O., is one of the country's most highly ranked doctors, certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) and specializing in physical medicine & rehabilitation.
Jada Delaney, CMT
Jada Delaney practices transformational abdominal massage. Her mission is to hold space for people to dive into themselves to meet their body in a new way through the important nerve mass in the abdomen call, The Second Brain, as well as to empower and engage healing from within.
For some, Neuro-biofeedback sessions can bring to the surface uncomfortable and/or deeply personal emotions. Clients sometimes feel fatigued, vulnerable, tender, or uneasy after a session. This is a part of the healing process as the brain integrates the treatment and builds pathways.
Susan Wuttke, drawing on her 20 years of experience as a therapist, works with clients when counseling is needed to determine courses of treatment. We find that collaboration with therapists, psychiatrists, and physicians greatly augments the quality and lasting benefits of Neuro-biofeedback.