Our AWAKEN Higher Brain Living™ Center

Our AWAKEN Higher Brain Living™ Center is a safe and serene environment in the beautiful St Croix River Valley. We have been serving the East metro/ Western Wisconsin area since we opened our doors in the fall of 2012. The spa-like environment is calm and open and makes the perfect backdrop for your Higher Brain Living® experience.

Like all Higher Brain Living® Centers, it is a safe, welcoming, sacred space dedicated to the emergence of Human Potential and your Authentic Self and is specifically designed to support the revolutionary Higher Brain Living® System. Our center shares space with the Healing Waters Health Center in Hudson. To learn more about Healing Waters click here.

Below you can read more about each of the certified facilitators working within our center. We invite you to attend a FREE presentation and LIVE demonstration the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have.


Meet Our Certified Facilitators

  • Denise Gunderson
  • Nancy Lawton-Shirley
  • Susan Schultz

When you meet Denise you will soon feel her passion for sharing information with people that assists them in authentically loving themselves with honor and respect. It is no wonder that Higher Brain Living® is a natural fit for her. Denise has learned that first we are each love beings, searching to be loved and desiring to love others. Denise has a unique ability to bring peace and love into all situations with little to no effort. She believes love comes easily for others when we recognize the power of the love that comes from within ourselves first.

Denise has witnessed many positive results personally and with her clients as an Advanced Higher Brain Living® Facilitator and looks forward to witnessing many more. What is amazing to Denise is that everyone who experiences Higher Brain Living® brings their life to a new more exciting and fulfilling place moving toward their full potential.

Without a doubt this is one of the most exciting times in her life as she continues to bring Higher Brain Living® to the world.

Nancy is an occupational therapist who has worked in the field of energy work for over 30 years. Her work's passion has been about supporting body, mind, and spirit to heal itself. We all have the ability to heal and grow to the next level. This belief is why Nancy loves Higher Brain Living® approach to wellness and expansion of being!

It is Nancy’s heart’s desire that we all reach our highest potential!

It is time we remember the pure love we are!

Nancy has seen that Higher Brain Living® is an amazing avenue for this dream to actualize. This is true for all ages. With Nancy’s specialty with children, she has seen how Higher Brain Living® can quickly support our young ones!

Susan graduated with a degree in occupational therapy and has worked in a variety of settings over the years. She has always felt a strong desire to help people discover their personal empowerment. Her passion has always been incorporating energy techniques into her sessions, thus allowing her clients to transition into the next phase of their lives. She believes Higher Brain Living® is a perfect match to do this. Since completing the Higher Brain Living® system herself, she has made huge personal shifts in her own life. She feels that this system can bring joy, love, and purpose to many people.

Through her experience with Higher Brain Living®, Susan has a deeper purpose and passion that she brings into her work with clients. She is excited to share this technique and looks forward to helping people find a greater meaning in life. She lives with her supportive spouse and 3 very busy boys in West Lakeland, MN. Since the shifts Susan has made, her family lives a life with more communication, fun, and lots of laughing! Susan will always be very grateful in finding this transformational program and for changing her life!

A New Brain. A New Beginning. Find out how to unleash your potential by utilizing your mostly untapped higher brain.

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What People Are Saying

I've experienced more clarity, less stress, improved awareness and higher energy levels. The dramas in life have become non-issues.
I am elated and highly recommend Higher Brain Living®!

- Robert Lawn, President & CEO of RML Corporation

Since beginning Higher Brain Living® sessions I am exercising more, feel healthier, have increased my income five-fold and have expanded my circle of friends. I continue to journey into a deeper experience of life, beauty, balance and love.

- Betsy Odya, Real Estate Broker

I've experienced the release of deep-seated sadness and now feel sheer exhilaration. I feel calmer, healthier and more at "home within".

- Patricia Lawn, Hypnotherapist

How does the Higher Brain Living® Technique work?

The Higher Brain Living® Technique is a gentle-touch process that draws from — and expands upon — familiar holistic energetic practices like therapeutic massage, acupuncture, meditation, and Reiki.

After two low-cost introductory sessions that offer a clear sense of the technique, clients have the option to sign up for a 22-session package. Upon signing up, clients receive a comprehensive informational binder that accompanies their work with a dedicated and highly-trained Certified Higher Brain Living® Facilitator.

During a Higher Brain Living® session, clients lay on a massage table fully clothed. The facilitator activates specific points in the body using a light touch technique. The client feels only the gentle tapping and pressing of the facilitator’s fingers on points at the base of the skull, along the neck and spine, and at the tailbone. The facilitator calmly walks the client through each step, including offering clear verbal cues for any required movement and deep breathing at the appropriate times.

This process has been shown to create a surge of energy from the lower brain into the prefrontal cortex, the seat of the higher brain. The prefrontal cortex controls executive functions of the brain. It is the part of the brain responsible for calmly assessing situations, making clear decisions, appropriately managing primal fear responses (which originate in the lower brain), and stimulating positive emotional experiences around purpose, meaning, gratitude, and joy.

This energy activation in the prefrontal cortex creates a feedback mechanism that brings needed oxygen and increased metabolism into the Higher Brain. The sessions are relaxing and empowering and open a gateway to deeper experiences of contentment, joy, and connection. Clients report many benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy and vitality; improved clarity in decision making; and a profound, authentic understanding of themselves, those around them, and the divine.

It is a consistent, repeatable, and transformational process.

In addition to the sessions themselves, Higher Brain Living® clients also receive comprehensive tools to help navigate a path out of chronic emotional blockages and help propel them into fuller, more authentic living.

A New Brain. A New Beginning. Find out how to unleash your potential by utilizing your mostly untapped higher brain.

Watch a demonstration of this new revolutionary technique


AWAKEN Higher Brain Living™Center

2705 Enloe St
Hudson WI 54016


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