We help you see the forest AND the trees

No gimmicks, no guru, no mystical enlightenment… Just real science, rooted in research, with a practical application

Do you want to increase focus, concentration and memory?

Do you want more clarity?

Do you want to halt or slow the progression of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Do you want to be calm, cool and collected?

Do you want to increase energy and boost creativity?

Do you want to easily make lifelong habits?

Do you want to stabilize emotions and improve mood?

LifeWorks Brain Performance

We are your trusted, expert brain guides. We will give you the brain health knowledge and a personalized program that will lead you to a lifelong brain healthy lifestyle. 

Peak Performance

You will learn how to increase your memory; improve your focus and concentration; and, how to reach your peak brain performance. You will learn to manage stress and anxiety, which can cause disruptions to your brain and body and negatively impact your sleep. You will explore the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, which can positively change both the function and structure of your brain.  

You Are What You Eat

You will learn from our nutrition Brain Guides how the types and quality of the food you consume directly affect the functionality and the aging of your body and brain.

Get Mindful While Moving

You will learn how mindful movement and physical exercise will boost your body’s well-being and directly benefit your brain.   

Our Classroom is in Nature

We have a passion for Naturing and Green Exercise. We will connect you to Montana’s grandeur by taking our classroom outside.

Create New Habits That Promote a Growth Mindset

Creating new habits doesn’t have to be difficult. We meet you where you are today and, through the science of behavior design, we help you focus on making your personalized behavior easier to do, thereby creating lifelong habits. When you adopt a growth mindset, you will learn, improve and build better habits that last a lifetime.

“Goals are harmful unless they guide you to make specific behaviors easier to do. Don’t focus your motivation on doing Behavior X. Instead, focus on making Behavior X easier to do.” – BJ Fogg, Tiny Habits


Increasing your brain’s neuroplasticity is possible at any age. Your brain is malleable, like a muscle, and is able to continuously grow cells and make new neuro connections.

Turns out…
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.

What can your FUTURE look like?

guided by science

 We use the most advanced, non-invasive cognitive testing and neuroscience technology, 19-Channel EEG recordings, to produce a brain map of your brain’s activity. Your brain map and cognitive testing will guide the development of your personalized LifeWorks Brain Performance program, which is intended to optimize your reasoning; visual, verbal and memory processing; and, executive function.

Your brain map compares your brain waves to a normative data base, which guides us to optimize your brain’s performance.

Brain mapping looks from the outside in and gives a clear picture of your brain’s structure.

Brain Map – 19 Channel EEG

What is brain training?

At LifeWorks Brain Performance, we use brain mapping to determine how your brain is working. Brain mapping identifies the brain strengths upon which you can build and identifies the areas that could benefit from a tune-up. Think of ‘fitness’ for the brain. We are able to see where your brain is strong and in-balance and where your brain needs more flexibility, strength, and endurance.

By reading your brain waves, we develop an individualized brain training protocol to improve the areas of your brain that might be limiting your full potential. We use neurofeedback (positive feedback for the brain), biofeedback (feedback for breathing, heart rate, ability to relax, skin or body temperature) and cognitive training techniques to improve brain function. By providing the positive feedback in real-time, your brain quickly learns and adjusts its performance.

How does brain training work? When the brain does something good (performs in an optimal zone) it receives a positive reward. This positive reward is remembered just as a dog would remember he gets a treat if he sits and stays. With real-time positive reinforcements your brain says, hey, I like that and want to do it again.

Neurons that Fire Together…Wire Together

BCIA Certification – Our LifeWorks Brain Performance team is certified by the BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance). The BCIA is recognized by the Association of Applied Psychotherapy and Biofeedback and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.

Science says…

Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease.

At any age you can improve your brain’s performance, sharpness and resiliency. Proactive measures taken over time will help you prevent or delay cognitive decline caused by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.

Spending time in nature improves mental and physical well-being.

Neuroplasticity increases in just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity or 15 minutes of more intense physical exercise. 

Meditation has been linked to increased gray matter in the brain and has been shown to improve memory and lower stress.

The brain is the organ that is most easily damaged as a result of poor diet. Eating healthy and nourishing food helps protect the brain.

Sleep resets brain connections crucial for memory and learning.

Stargazing at LifeWorks Brain Performance

It all starts in the brain…

The better you care for your brain today, the better your outcome tomorrow. At LifeWorks Brain Performance, we believe in helping people change, to be the best they can be for their brains, bodies and minds. We believe in science and we do our homework. We study the research of experts and apply it to our philosophy and in our program.

Our Vision is that everyone deserves to live a long brain healthy life. We are commited to being part of the solution for ending brain disease. We believe that Peak Brain Performance can be achieved through healthy lifestyle choices.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the fastest growing epidemic in the western world. We know that the human brain can change, grow and improve well into old age and that it’s strong enough to resist decline and disease. Our goal is to give people the knowledge, the know-how, and the tools to start making lifelong brain healthy improvements to protect their greatest asset…their brains.

Our core value is to support people at being their best, which ALL STARTS IN THE BRAIN.

Your success …is our success.

We are located near Bozeman, Montana, within the majestic Shields Valley. Our lodge is just a short distance from the historic town of Livingston, breath taking Paradise Valley, and Yellowstone National Park, our country’s beloved first National Park.

Kick back and enjoy our comfortable, authentic mountain lodge located on the banks of the Shields River. From our 360° Rocky Mountain views, our rustic river rock fireplace, our onsite nature trails and the food on our tables, everything we do is intended to create an enriched brain healthy environment.

All of our lodge guest rooms are private, can accommodate spouses or partners, and have king size beds and ensuite baths.

View from the Lodge, Great Room, Dining Room, Typical Guest Suite, Typical Ensuite Bath

What OUR Guests are Saying

Lifeworks Brain Performance program was an incredible experience. I was trying to find a program that answered questions regarding some issues with my brain health and also acquiring a baseline for myself. Through the many great aspects of their program, especially the brain mapping, I found those answers and also some solutions to help fix them. Programs like stretching, yoga, breathing, brain training, nutrition and outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and exploring all enriched our bodies and minds while fulfilling a genuine Montana experience. The culinary part of the trip was absolutely phenomenal every step of the way and you definitely won’t go hungry. I am thankful for finding a program and staff that actually wants to help us get better and can’t wait to see how LifeWorks improves, expands, and makes changes for the better for those that are willing to try.

— David Baas, Super Bowl XLVI Champion

LifeWorks gives me hope and optimism. I would not hesitate to recommend the program to others.

— Ron Judkins

Academy Award Winner, Sound Director and Writer

The positive, life-changing results will greatly benefit our NFL players and former players.

— Al Smith

Former NFL Player, Chairman NFL Alumni Association

Overall, my visit to LifeWorks was incredible. I learned so much about neurological wellness and what I can do to keep my brain healthy over the long term. The LifeWorks lodge is set on 300 acres of beautiful rolling hills which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The meals are delectable and the service top notch. I’m doing something proactive to increase my brain’s performance which will have long-term affects on healthy aging.

— Kiron Dhaliwal

Concierge Vacations

LifeWorks: the nature setting, the food, the education about maintaining a healthy brain, and mostly the kind, knowledgable and dedicated team.

— Anne Dimon

Co-Founder and President of the Wellness Travel Association


Our experienced LifeWorks Brain Performance Team leads our program, which is 100% evidence-based and proven by science to enhance your brain’s health and performance.

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

— John Muir

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