NIKKI ZANCHIOffering classes in Auckland
B.Ed (Hons) Diploma Counselling, Doula, Accredited Brainfit® Coach
My name is Nikki and I live in Auckland. I have five children all of whom were homeschooled. Only two are still at home and I have three gorgeous little grandaughters.
We came here to New Zealand from the UK ten years ago where I originally trained as a Primary School Teacher back in the 80’s.
My training as an Accredited Brainfit® Coach blends beautifully with my work in Education, Early Childhood, Communication Skills and Counselling.
I am passionate about this subject having seen first-hand the devastating effects of age and disease on the brain and memory in family and friends and the impact these classes and workshops will have on the Brain Health of anyone who attends but particularly the 35 to 95 age range and the impact this has on future independence.
I am an experienced and lively educator, facilitator, and speaker, having spoken at conferences for women in India and Europe.
My courses will give you an overview of the six different memory types, which are important to enable us to live independently as we grow older. Taking these classes will help you to understand how memory works and what’s important for brain health and give you strategies and tools that you can use in your everyday life.
Nikki offers Brainfit® for Life classes in Auckland.
Phone: +64 22 045 5822
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
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!
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.
Very worthwhile course & well worth the few hours it takes. Lots of good new tricks to aid the ageing grey matter!
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.
I am very much enjoying my Brainfit class
A revelation! What a wake up call and an exciting view of the new possibilities ahead of me.
Very valuable hints to encourage healthy memory. Thoroughly enjoyable and non-threatening. Younger people need to be encouraged to take the course.
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.
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.
Feel encouraged, very hopeful of improving memory. Stimulated. Had excellent teacher, many wonderful laughs, much to learn.
Very clearly presented. Good balance between information and practice. Most people do not know you can reverse your ‘brain loss’.
Brainfit was an enjoyable way to understand and learn about my brain and memory. Highly Recommend!
Very fulfilling and engaging course. Excellent presentations that were relevant to everyday happenings
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.
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.
I am thoroughly enjoying the course and find it very beneficial, so thank you.
“I really enjoyed the course and the calm and gentle way you led us – thank you very much.”
“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.”
Jude was so inspiring. I am sorry it has to come to an end!
Brain Training For Any Age
We focus on the six key skills you need for life-long independence. Keep your brain and memory connections active, alert and growing.