About us


Cordelia, Alan and Maries at the Eagle’s Nest in Bancroft summer of 2018.

We believe in a team approach to the services we provide. Dr. Alan McAllister is the chief clinician and Maries Kannemeyer, Cordelia Garza and Michelle Marois act as trainers under his supervision. Psychometric testing is provided by Ms. Kannemeyer as well.

Alan McAllister, PhD, CPsych.

Dr. McAllister has worked in the field of psychological services for over 38 years and was registered as a psychologist in Ontario in 1994. He began meditating as a university student and went on to earn doctoral degrees in philosophy (University of Toronto, 1975) and psychology (York University, 1993). Twenty years ago he began working with biofeedback and neurofeedback with the intent of healing the mind and optimizing functioning using these technologies. He has worked in schools and in clinical settings with individuals of all ages. He is the author of The Attentive Mind Workbook: Self-healing through Meditation, which is a workbook on meditation based on contemporary psychological theory and research, and he gives workshops on meditation and neuroshaping in Ontario and Quebec.

Cordelia Garza, BSc, BCN–  Trainer

Cordelia Garza majored in biology and psychology at Trent University.  She is a Board Certified Neurotherapist through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is proficient in carrying out brain mapping (qEEG) procedures and training clients using biofeedback and neurofeedback.  Her primary interests are in the relationship of brain and behaviour and using neuroshaping methods in work with children. 

Maries Kannemeyer, BA, BSc , BCN – Trainer and Psychometrist

Maries Kannemeyer has degrees in psychology, criminology and forensic science from universities in South Africa and from Trent University.  She is a Board Certified Neurotherapist through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).  She is proficient in carrying out brain mapping (qEEG) procedures and training clients using biofeedback and neurofeedback.  She is interested in how neuroshaping methods can assist self-regulation and prosocial behaviour.

Michelle Marois, Primary Care Paramedic Diploma, Advanced Care Paramedic Diploma – Trainer

Michelle Marois is the latest addition to our team in Bancroft.  She trained at Loyalist College and Durham College as a Paramedic and adds to our team medical training and direct experience working with individuals in distress.