SANÉL VAN DER MERWE

Offering classes in the Tauranga area
SANÉL VAN DER MERWE

SANÉL VAN DER MERWE

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy & Accredited Brainfit® Coach

Sanél trained as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa in the early 1990’s and immigrated with her family to New Zealand in 2005. Here she worked as a Neuro Developmental Therapist within the New Zealand DHB system for 14 years until 2020 when she decided to branch out into another field of neuro-science that she loves. Brainfit coaching became her new passion!

Sanél has been speaking at conferences, training online classes and also preaches at the church she and her husband,  AJ, leads in Papamoa (Tauranga). AJ and Sanél have two adult daughters who are both involved with tertiary studies at present.

Phone: +64 (0) 27 725 5195
Email: sanel@brainfit.nz

 
 

 

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY 

“Veronique, this was a most fabulous course which I think is relevant to anyone of any age. I was a little nervous about attending, but it was very empowering to be taught how to enhance brain health and memory. The course was really well structured, illustrating and reinforcing how the memory works and you made it interesting and fun.”

Bridget, North Shore

Jude was so inspiring. I am sorry it has to come to an end!

Carol, Auckland

It is an extremely stimulating and useful course at any age or stage.  I like the follow-up emails which remind me to keep up the things I’ve learnt.

Jane B, NZ

It is an extremely stimulating and useful course at any age or stage. I like the follow-up emails which remind me to keep up the things I’ve learnt.

Angela,

Very fulfilling and engaging course. Excellent presentations that were relevant to everyday happenings

Glenys, Auckland

Very valuable hints to encourage healthy memory. Thoroughly enjoyable and non-threatening. Younger people need to be encouraged to take the course.

Pauline, Auckland, NZ

I have recently finished a course called Brain Fit For Life with Jessie. It is the best thing I have done to improve my mind for ages and will continue to practice the mental and physical exercises I learnt. I also enjoyed meeting a new group of people, we intend to continue meeting once a month for a chat over coffee. Thank you Jessie you were great.

Robyn Wilson

I am thoroughly enjoying the course and find it very beneficial, so thank you.

A. Hogan Auckland, NZ

Very worthwhile course & well worth the few hours it takes. Lots of good new tricks to aid the ageing grey matter!

Roger Milne, NZ

A revelation! What a wake up call and an exciting view of the new possibilities ahead of me.

Sally, Auckland

The course has been so enjoyable and it’s with real enthusiasm that I leave each week to test my knowledge.  Absolutely inspiring.  It’s like eating something delicious and wanting more.

Mary, Northland, NZ

I had an opportunity to practice remembering names at a social gathering on Friday where we met a lot of new people. Being an inquisitive person I found it easier to probe into people’s names rather than weave a story around them. For instance I was introduced to a lady called Sheryl and asked her if she was Sheryl or Cheryl. By concentrating on people’s names and repeating them as soon as possible I was able to remember most people I met, even differentiating between an Annette and a Lynette so was quite pleased.

Moyra, Auckland NZ

Feel encouraged, very hopeful of improving memory.  Stimulated.  Had excellent teacher, many wonderful laughs, much to learn.

Pat

Thanks for yesterday’s ‘power hour!’ After the training, I spoke about the content with my husband and he particularly liked (as well as I) methods to learn someone’s name by taking a mental picture and making relevant associations. We will both be trying this as and when we meet new people.

Thelma, Auckland, NZ

Very clearly presented.  Good balance between information and practice.  Most people do not know you can reverse your ‘brain loss’.

Martine, Auckland, NZ

This has been such a reassuring course – great to know there are lots of ways I can keep my brain active and sharpen my memory.

Sue Crozier, Auckland, NZ
“The course has made a difference already.  Not just remembering things I need to do,  but motivation for the act of doing them.
Today I contacted 2 friends whose birthday it is. I usually remember but don’t necessarily act upon it. The relief of doing this, instead of having to remember again another day is wonderful. “
 
“You made important stuff such fun. ” 
Margaret, Feilding NZ

I think focus-connect-rehearse says it all for me. I met a man a few days ago and he was actually admiring my bike. We ended up chatting and he told me his wife was Sue and he was Neil. Bingo!

Bevan, Auckland, NZ

The course was fun and well presented. I found myself looking forward to each class and was very pleased when I got the opportunity to catch up on one class that I was unable to attend at the time.

Jane

Brainfit was an enjoyable way to understand and learn about my brain and memory. Highly Recommend!

Carmen, Auckland

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