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Are you ready for change?

I have the utmost pleasure to announce an exciting partnership with you. 

After my first encounter with Dr. Patrick Porter from BrainTap on my podcast, talking about "How to maximize brain function", I told Dr. Porter that I would like to run a study to proof the validity and effectiveness of the Peak Performance Method (PPM). 

We ran the first research study in the summer of 2020 with 20 participants and found the following. PPM indicates positive effects on all scales:

  • Stress levels decreased by up to 45%

  • Depression reduced by up to 71%

  • Sleep quality improved by up to 48%

  • 26% increase in performance

  • 41% more positive mindset

Watch the webinar with Dr. Patrick Porter and get a detailed overview of our first findings:

After some preparation and planning, we are ready for the second study, starting on January 11th 2021.

Who is Dr. Patrick Porter?

BrainTap™ creator Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D., began his journey into the science of calming the brain at age 12 when his father taught a relaxation method to him and his eight siblings. Porter soon recorded his first visualization on a cassette recorder and used it to transform himself from a self-professed “struggling student and storied troublemaker” into a three-sport athletic captain as well as an honor roll student.


Today, Dr. Porter and his team of scientists and mindfulness experts are leading the way in brainwave entrainment technology. In the process, they’ve made BrainTap Technologies a global leader in the personal improvement field. With a library of more than 400 guided-audio programs (all voiced by Dr. Porter) and creative visualization processes, the BrainTap allows users to relax, reboot, and revitalize while achieving peak brain performance.

Who is Dr. Francisco Cidral?

Dr. Francisco Cidral holds a MsC and PhD in Neuroscience, a post doctorate in Health Sciences and is a professor of Integrative Health Practices and Neurosciences. Cidral specializes in translational pre-clinical and applied clinical research with integrative health practices and neurosciences.

What is BrainTap?

Braintapping guides your mind from an awake, reactionary mind into an intuitive, creative state, then to a place where super-learning and healing can occur, with the outcome being a heightened state of consciousness with crystal clear focus.


Braintapping creates a symphony of brainwave activity, a feeling of calm focus that’s just right for learning and productivity. Each session is designed with brainwave balance in mind.

Unlike meditation programs, BrainTap’s exclusive neuro-algorithms gently and naturally guide your brain through a broad range of brainwave patterns, instead of just the Alpha state. The result is a complete spectrum of brainwave activity.

What are we going to test in the study? (Methodology)

Developed by Julia Arndt, the Peak Performance Method (PPM) combines critical productivity, mindfulness and leadership tools with neuroscientific research on emotion regulation, habit-building and change management as well as coaching techniques to help people develop the next workplace superpower to thrive in today's high-pressure environments. More information about PPM here.

The study will comprise of two test groups. In different combinations and set-ups, each group will learn the basics of PPM in 10 weekly 30-minute sessions and will deepen their learnings by adding daily 15-20 minute PPM-Braintap sessions to influence their sub-conscious mind to make long-lasting changes.

We are using different scientifically-proven and researched scales to analyze the participants change in mood, sleep, mindset and productivity.

We will be using the following scales:

- Perceived Stress Scale

- Pittsburgh Quality of Sleep Index

- General Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7)

- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9)

- Work Performance Questionnaire

- Brief Job Stress Questionnaire

- Resilience


Final results will be evaluated for statistical significance and a final report will be shared with all participants.

Can I apply to be part of the study?

Yes! We are currently looking for a minimum of 100 participants to be part of the study. 

If you are interested to be part, please apply here.



Applications are open until December 31st 2020.

Please Note:

 In order to show your dedication and a 10-week commitment to the study, we ask you to sign study-specific terms and conditions and pay a one-time fee of $497. If you successfully complete the study in the 10-week timeframe, you will be reimbursed $200.

Participants will be randomly chosen for each sub-group.

  • When does the course start and finish?
    The FSTE program is a completely self-paced online coaching course. You can start it at any point in time. Once you sign-up for the program, you can immediately start with Module 1. After that, a new module is released on a weekly basis. Please note that the program is currently sold from March 1st - March 31st 2020 after which the program will go into summer break. Participants that purchase the program during this time will have access to the content for 12 months and can continue to work through the modules after closing date of online sales.
  • Can I pay in multiple installments?
    Yes, it is possible to purchase the program in 3 monthly installments. Please note that if you decide for this option, you will not be able to apply a discount code.
  • Do I need to complete the course in 8 weeks?
    Absolutely not. You will have access to the content for 12 months and can continue to work through the modules after closing date of online sales.
  • How long will I be able to access the course?
    After enrolling, you have access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own.
  • Are refunds available if I change my mind?
    As soon as you sign-up, you will be able to access the welcome and pre-course material as well as the digital workbook. Therefore refunds are not available.
  • Do I get access to all modules right from the start?
    Once you purchase the program, a new module will be released on a weekly basis. It is important for me that you take your time with the material and you don't rush through it. Therefore after purchase, you will be able to access the first module; 7 days later, the next module will be released and so on.
  • Do I receive a printed version of the FSTE workbook?
    You will receive an interactive PDF that you can use to enter answers right from your browser or you can print it out at your home. The PRINT version is also available once you received your personal access to the online platform. If you would like to receive a professional spiral-bound printed version of the workbook, I recommend you to order it from They have an awesome team of professionals and the quality of the workbook is beautiful, if you consider these options: - Paper Type: 70 lb. Text, Uncoated Color: Color Document Length: 208 pages/document Number Of Sides: Double Sided Dimension: 8.5" x 11.0" (Portrait) Finishing: Add Full Bleed; 100 lb. Cover, Gloss; Add UV Coating They also have a 20% discount for first-time purchases. Make sure to apply the code. Please note: I do not guarantee quality or are liable for any errors.
  • Can I gift FSTE to a friend or colleague?
    Absolutely! If you would like to gift the program, please reach out to:
  • Will I have direct interaction with Julia?
    In the Online Coaching Program, you will not have direct access to Julia. If you have technical questions, her support team will be available via email to help you.
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