Elinor Bazar has worked in the fields of health and education for more than fifteen years. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria, and is Certified to offer NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. Before opening NeurAlive Neurofeedback Centre, Elinor was a child and family focused clinical counsellor and play therapist and was an elementary school teacher early in her career. In addition to working directly with clients, you can find Elinor raising awareness about neurofeedback technologies both locally and internationally.
Meet the Team
Elinor Bazar, MA RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Advanced Certified NeurOptimal® Trainer
“Four years ago I was on the lookout for more tools to help my family and my counselling clients. When I found neurofeedback, I was intrigued. Something that we could simply and painlessly connect our brains into for training self-regulation was showing powerful results for a range of mental, emotional and behavioural issues in people of all ages. I researched the technology for two months and decided that I’d like to try it for myself. I chose NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback®, for its ease of use and safe and holistic approach. Many people were reporting excellent results from using this system, relieving symptoms associated with a variety of issues, like ADHD, PTSD, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, brain injuries, neurological and developmental disorders and more.
I began giving myself sessions and after a while, without really trying, some of my challenges began to dissolve away. I felt more confident. Clearer. More energized and relaxed. Happier. My nervous system was settling. I no longer experienced regular headaches or heart palpatations, and I could drink coffee for the first time in years without feeling jittery and strung out. It was working.
I began to train my daughter as well. She was dealing with a lot of stress at school, and it was coming out in her body in the form of tics. After 3 sessions, these tics, which were previously happening multiple times per hour, were gone completely.
Shortly thereafter, I was certified in the technology and brought the system to the elementary school where I was a counsellor. I trained 6 students over the course of 3 months. The results were more than promising. We made a video about the program viewable here.”
Four years and many happy families later, NeurAlive exists to relieve suffering and aid personal transformation one brain at a time.
Charity Bryant, MA CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Charity Bryant has worked in the fields of health and education for over a decade. Charity is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor, Holistic Life Coach, Nutritionist and Clinical Counsellor online and in Victoria. Charity completed her MA in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In addition to working directly with clients, Charity is passionate about raising awareness of the vast benefits of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback for all brains!
Johanna Bagabuyo, BA
Certified NeurOptimal® Trainer
Johanna recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Since joining the NeurAlive team, she has become certified to offer NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. She is passionate about helping others and wishes to continue her journey by returning to school to finish completing her Masters Degree in Counselling. You can find Johanna at the front desk greeting clients, assisting in brain training sessions and ensuring the smooth operation of the centre.
Annie Do, BSc. & BA
Annie has worked with vulnerable populations for more than seven years and is a big advocate of health accessibility and inclusion. She holds a B.Sc. in Biopsychology from the University of Victoria and is currently completing her second degree in Professional Communications. She aims to use her love for writing and psychology to promote health education and communications. Since joining NeurAlive, she’s been instrumental in advocating for neurofeedback technology in the pursuit of health and wellness. You can find Annie around the centre with her camera taking photos for social media, or behind the scenes working on the website and writing educational material.