Anna Wise was the world’s leading authority on The Awakened Mind™ and EEG. She was author of ‘Awakening the Mind: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves‘ (Tarcher Putnam 2002) and ‘The High Performance Mind – Mastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and Creativity‘ (Tarcher Putnam 1995, 2nd. edition 2004).
Anna was a Founding Board Member of the European Association for Humanistic Psychology based in Geneva, Switzerland. She was also an internationally recognized workshop leader in Europe, and a Director of The Natural Dance Workshop in London from 1975-1981, with James MacRitchie. In 1981 Anna returned to Boulder, Colorado, with Jim, where they were Co-Directors of The Evolving Institute.
Anna was a contributing author of The Art of Survival – A Guide to Yoga Therapy (Unwin Hyman Ltd. 1987) with her chapter “Biofeedback Meditation and the Awakened Mind,” where she first published her groundbreaking new material which included identifying alpha brainwaves as the bridge between the conscious and the subconscious mind. She also recognized that it is the interrelationship of the peak frequencies of beta, alpha, theta, and delta that distinguishes the awakened mind. By understanding and working with the importance of the relationship between the state and the content of consciousness, she developed her protocol for brainwave training that forms the basis of her work. In 1981, she began her Awakened Mind™ program in the United States. In 1988 she founded The Anna Wise Center, moved to San Francisco and finally settling in Marin County. In 2007, she relocated to Berkeley, CA.
Over the next decade, Anna created her curriculum for training others to be practitioners, and refined her understanding of mastery, traveling throughout the world studying the brainwaves of masters. She created numerous CDs of guided meditations, including a set of recordings of meditations from her books, and music with binaural beat frequencies for meditation, healing and awakening, and was one of the premier artists in the new field of frequency composition.
She held Diplomates in Neurotherapy and Peak Performance, and her M.A. was in Humanistic Psychology. She was an early member of the Academy of Certified Neurotherapists. She wrote, lectured, worked as a consultant and enjoyed leading seminars at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Anna taught biofeedback meditation and brainwave training for three decades and led workshops and seminars throughout the United States, and in Europe, South America, and Asia.