Think advanced. As a Master Practitioner, you’ll go from being more than capable of teaching practitioner-level materials to clients. You’ll gain deeper and more profound knowledge about the science of Neuro Change and the conscious and unconscious mind. Knowledge will put you in front of corporations and sporting teams where excellence is a powerful pursuit—an additional total of 24 hours comprised of 16 hours of recorded lectures and 8 home studies.

Part 1: The Problem

Module 1

Master Practitioner

Module 2

Bad Faith and the Doing Obsession

Module 3

The Highest Stage of Personal Development

Module 1:

Master Practitioner

In this first module, we unpack Henry David Thoreau’s claim that “the mass of [people] live lives of quiet desperation.”

As our current social reality moves farther and farther away from the Industrial Revolution that birthed it, we are starting to see a new problem emerge. We see very successful people – people who have worked hard, hustled, and managed to “have it all”—who are experiencing a sense of emptiness. They realize that accomplishing all their goals doesn’t mean they have lived a good life. There is something missing.

It is this zeitgeist that Module 1 explores. In this module, we will:

Module 2:

Bad Faith and the Doing Obsession

In the second module, we consider how we lost sight of the good life and got caught up in the “doing obsession” in the first place. We know that our subconscious mind pays attention to things in our environment that further our interests. In the process, we end up affirming comforting beliefs that are false.

By averting our gaze from their falsity, we continue to hold these false beliefs. We are skilled at making sure that unwanted (but dimly and hazily perceived) truths never receive the “sustained, clarifying gaze” that would bring them to our conscious awareness.

By using the philosophical framework laid out by Jean-Paul Sartre, in Module 2 we will:

Module 3:

The Highest Stage of Personal Development

In the third module, we compare Transcendence with the other tools for transformation and personal growth that we already have in our arsenal. The highest level of adult development is unlike any of the other levels and needs a new strategy to reach.

The epiphany and insight gained during Transcendence catapult us temporarily into the highest stage of personal development. We can then incorporate the glimpse of a new way of being into our everyday lives.

In Module 3, we will:

Part 2: Transcendence

Module 4

Transcendent Experiences

Module 5

The Neurobiology of Transcendence

Module 4:

Transcendent Experiences

In the fourth module, we consider the form and features of Transcendent Experiences. Drawing on the descriptions of psychologists, cognitive scientists, and practitioners alike, we piece together what Transcendence is and how it differs from the related concepts of Peak Experience and Personal Development.

In Module 4, we will:

Module 5:

The Neurobiology of Transcendence

In the fifth module, we delve into the nitty-gritty brain science surrounding Transcendence. Now that we know what the features of Transcendent Experiences are, we can examine the brain states that underpin these experiential features.

By examining the neural cascades, the experiential states, and the activities that trigger them, we propose some ways of making sense of the science of Transcendent Experiences.

In Module 5, we will:

Part 3: Lessons from Transcendence

Module 6

Seeing the Big Picture

Module 7

A Sense of Ease

Module 8


Module 6:

Seeing the Big Picture

During a Transcendent Experience, your default view of yourself and your relationship with the world around you is disrupted, leaving you with a fresh perspective on life. It is disruptive in the most wonderful possible sense. Once experienced, you are never quite the same again.

You experience a shift in perspective that persists beyond the Transcendent Experience. In the after- glow of transcendence, you should act to incorporate the best parts of the Transcendent Experience into your everyday life.

This module examines Big Picture Thinking. This is a result of the Transcendent Perspective and can be purposefully incorporated into your everyday life. Moments of transcendence are often characterized by what Steven Kotler refers to as “selflessness” and psychologist Robert Kegan calls “the subject-object shift.” This shift in perspective allows you to see where your identities, goals, and efforts are situated in the big picture of your life.

By using the perspective of the Big Picture, in Module 6, we will:

Module 7:

A Sense of Ease

In Module 4, we learned about the performance mindset that is resulting from Transcendence. One of the key elements of the performance mindset is effortless action. Practitioners of effortless action seem to have an ease about them, even when they are working hard, failing, and doing difficult things.

In Module 7, we examine the groundedness and resilience needed for effortless action. High performers make difficult tasks look easy. They enjoy them and revel in the challenge but do so with an enviable poise.

In search of a sense of ease, in Module 7, we will:

Module 8:


In Module 4, we learned about the performance mindset that is a result of Transcendence. One of the key elements of the performance mindset is effortless action. Many high performers play in their work. They are not performing for want of praise or the fear of failure. Going the extra mile is a side effect of having fun and playing with the task.

In Module 8, we examine how play and playful rebellion can offer a viable alternative to the “doing obsession.” A transcendent perspective shows us that we can be playful with the “reality” of our everyday perspective. We should be curious about what we can tweak, change, andnudge. There is a joy and a lightness inherent in this way of thinking.

In search of lightness, in Module 8, we will:

Part 4: The Battle

Module 9:

The Battle

Transcendence is often presented as a lockstep progression. As though once we have achieved a moment of Transcendence — or glimpsed the big picture, had a moment of ease, embraced lightness — we’re done forever with concerning ourselves with the doing obsession. As if life were a video game, once we complete one level, we will never return to our previous ways of being.

Instead, we are always in a state of becoming. We all have the potential to live a transcendent life. But this potential is often weak, subtle, and delicate, very easily drowned out by learning, cultural expectations, fear, disapproval, etc.

In this module, we consider some of the common stumbling blocks that prevent us from integrating the lessons from Transcendence into our daily lives.

Practitioner Resources - Master Practitioner

The content of the Neuro Health course is designed for use by Neuro Change Practitioners with clients. Like the Neuro Change Practitioner Course, there is no fixed way of using the content. Instead, Practitioners should integrate it into their offerings in ways that make sense for their clients. To support Practitioners in this, there are resources that support the creation of a Transcendence program. The certification assignment provides scaffolding that Practitioners can use to get feedback on their curation.

To support this use case, the Practitioner gets the following resources:

A Facilitator’s Guide that details:

Client Resources -
Master Practitioner

To support the client in making the most of the full-day session, the following resources are provided: