VÉRONIQUE GUILLOTEAUOffering classes in the Auckland region - North Shore
MPsych, MBA, Accredited Brainfit® Coach
I am a French native, but for more than 20 years, Auckland and especially the North Shore, have been Home.
Following my degrees in Industrial Psychology and in Business Management, I had a successful career in France as Human Resources Manager for two large corporations, until I moved to New Zealand to live with my partner. For the last years, I have been happily teaching French language and French culture. I love volunteering, discovering NZ art, cooking for friends and hiking in our beautiful country.
But, as we all know, life is rarely a quiet long river. I find myself now with close relatives and friends affected with Alzheimer’s disease. From there I developed an interest in the topic of memory and in particular the progressive loss of memory due to stress or ageing, which I, like many of us, used to perceive as ineluctable. Brainfit® has radically changed this perspective. I know now there are simple and effective ways to reduce the stressful impact that ageing, or our very busy lives, generate on our memory. I would love to share with you, this positive, encouraging and galvanising knowledge.
Phone: +64 21 0345 451
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
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.
“I really enjoyed the course and the calm and gentle way you led us – thank you very much.”
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!
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.
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.
Very worthwhile course & well worth the few hours it takes. Lots of good new tricks to aid the ageing grey matter!
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 very much enjoying my Brainfit class
Brainfit was an enjoyable way to understand and learn about my brain and memory. Highly Recommend!
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.
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.
Jude was so inspiring. I am sorry it has to come to an end!
“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.”
Very fulfilling and engaging course. Excellent presentations that were relevant to everyday happenings
Very clearly presented. Good balance between information and practice. Most people do not know you can reverse your ‘brain loss’.
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.
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.
Feel encouraged, very hopeful of improving memory. Stimulated. Had excellent teacher, many wonderful laughs, much to learn.
I am thoroughly enjoying the course and find it very beneficial, so thank you.
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