We believe the mind and body are wholly integrated, and that a healthy neuromuscular system is just one foundation of health and wellbeing. AMR is excited to offer Mind-Body Restoration Coaching Services and Irlen Method Screenings to complement our Muscle Restoration System services.


Radical Wellbeing

I have overcome multiple autoimmune conditions and cancer. I have learned much about optional health on my journey. As a former psychologist and current life and health coach, I specialize in overcoming fear associated with chronic illness, the healing mentality, unleashing authenticity to realize purpose, healthy diets including Wahls/AIP/keto/Paleo and more, mindfulness and meditation, sleep hygiene, stress reduction, self-care, prioritization by values, realizing purpose, interdependent relationships and more.

I coach clients by phone.



I am a certified Irlen Method screener. If you have ADHD, Dyslexia, Headaches or Migraines, have suffered a concussion, or have light sensitivity, I urge you to take a FREE Irlen self-test at www.irlen.com. If you feel you may have Irlen Syndrome, Irlen screening are available in Austin, Texas for $150 per person. Family screenings are welcomed and encouraged.

Both Shannon and Brandon have Irlen Syndrome, a light sensitivity or visual processing disorder. Irlen may occur in as many as 46% of the population and can be inherited or acquired, especially after head trauma. Shannon has severe Irlenwith symptoms including headache, fatigue, depth perception issues, balance issues, vertigo, dyslexia, eye strain and more. Brandon has mild Irlen which leads to fatigue if unaddressed.

Shannon is a certified Irlen Screener and is offering IRLEN SCREENINGS for $150 per person. Shannon has been a licensed psychologist and is also currently a certified health coach.

Feel free to ask about our family rates.

Take a free Irlen screening here https://irlen.com/get-tested/

We encourage anyone with headache, migraine, eye strain, learning disabilities, attention deficit, autism, light sensitivity, reading comprehension issues, fatigue during reading, sensitivity to fluorescent light, concussion or head injury to schedule a screening.


Who We Help

The Irlen Method provides a unique service for some children and adults identified with reading and learning difficulties, low motivation, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), discipline problems, headaches and migraines, autism, and traumatic brain injury. The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but our technology focuses on one core problem: the brain’s inability to process visual information. You don’t have to have a diagnosed reading or learning problem benefit from the IrlenMethod. Even good readers and gifted students can be helped.

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Gifted and Average Students with Good Reading Skills:

  • Spend longer to complete homework

  • Physical complaints of headaches, strain, or tiredness when reading or at school

  • Avoids reading or reading for pleasure

  • Does poorly on timed tests or standardized tests

  • Unable to keep up with reading assignments

  • Reads beginning and summaries rather than the entire chapter

  • Listens in class rather than doing assigned reading

  • Finds it easier to learn from discussion than reading

  • Works hard to get grades but feels that s/he is brighter than grades indicate

  • Considered lazy or unmotivated. Told they could do better if tried harder

  • 12-14% can be helped by the Irlen Method

Reading Problems, Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties:

  • Reading is difficult and cannot use their reading skills or learn basic reading skills

  • Problems with flow, fluency, and comprehension

  • 46% of this population can be helped by the Irlen Method

  • Other problems may exist and instruction or remediation may be necessary

Visit our Self Test section to see if you can benefit from the Irlen Method >>
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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/HD):

There is confusion and controversy over using medication to treat ADD/HD. Conflicting information has led to under-recognition as well as over-diagnosis and over-treatment. According to the experts, almost half of all children in the country with ADD/HD are not receiving appropriate care. As many as a third of those identified as having attention deficit disorder may be mislabeled and can be helped by the Irlen Method. The characteristics of those who can be helped are:

  • Problems concentrating when reading or writing

  • Easily distracted when reading or writing

  • Distracted when under fluorescent lights

  • Daydreams in class

  • Problems staying on task with academic work

  • Problems starting academic tasks

Learn more about the Irlen Method & ADD/HD >>

Headaches, Migraines and Other Physical Symptoms:

Headaches, migraines, stomachaches, dizziness and fatigue are a few of the physical symptoms which may be alleviated by the Irlen Method. These symptoms can have a variety of triggers, and those who benefit from wearing Irlen Spectral Filters may demonstrate the following problems:

  • Discomfort in sunlight

  • Discomfort in bright lights or fluorescent lights

  • Prefer dim lighting

  • Bothered by headlights at night

  • Bothered by glare

  • Discomfort with computer use

  • Stress or strain with sustained reading

  • Stress or strain from visually-intensive activities

  • Difficulty looking at stripes or patterns

  • Certain colors are bright and bothersome

  • Snow, rain, and hazy days can appear to be glary

Visit our Self Test section to see if you can benefit from the Irlen Method >>
Learn more about the Irlen Method & Headaches and Migraines >>

Light Sensitivity:

  • Bothered by glare, fluorescent lights, bright lights, sunlight and sometimes lights at night

  • Some individuals experience physical symptoms and feel tired, sleepy, dizzy, anxious, or irritable. Others experience headaches, mood changes, restlessness or have difficulty staying focused, especially with bright or fluorescent lights.

Read more about light sensitivity and the Irlen Method >>

Autism and Asperger Syndrome:

Approximately 50% of those with Autism and Asperger Syndrome have the following types of difficulties which can by helped by the Irlen Method:

  • Looks in a series of short glances

  • Looks away from visual targets

  • Squints or looks down

  • Finger flicks

  • Sideway glances

  • Poor eye contact

  • Rubs or pushes on eyes

  • Mesmerized by colors, patterns, or light

  • Behavior changes in bright lights or sunlight

  • Poor spatial or body awareness

  • Light sensitivity

  • Difficulties with stairs, escalators, or catching balls

  • Poor small or gross motor coordination

Visit our Self Test section to see if you can benefit from the Irlen Method >>
Learn more about the Irlen Method and Autism and Asperger Syndrome >>

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Head Injuries, Concussions and Whiplash:

35% of people suffering from these conditions have the following symptoms which can be helped:

  • Reading. Problems reading because of a change in clarity or stability of the print.

  • Sustained Attention and Concentration. Problems with ease and comfort reading and doing other visual activities

  • Light Sensitivity. Individuals become light sensitive. This makes going outside, being in bright lighting or fluorescent lighting, and driving at night uncomfortable or stressful.

  • Physical Symptoms. Experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, or stomachaches. The severity of these physical symptoms is often increased by sunlight, bright lighting, reading, and other visually-intensive activities.

  • Depth Perception. Problems with activities that require the ability to judge depth or spatial relationships.

  • Fatigue. General sense of being tired and fatigued.

  • Neurological Problems. Light-induced seizures, tremors, or other similar problems.

Learn more about the Irlen Method and Traumatic Head Injuries >>

Psychological, Medical and Visual Problems:

The following are a sampling of some conditions whose symptoms include light sensitivity, processing difficulties, and sensory overload and which have been helped by the Irlen Method:

  • Low Vision/Visually Impaired

  • Light-Induced Epilepsy

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Strokes

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Auto Immune Diseases

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Viral Illnesses

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • Lyme Disease

  • Agoraphobia

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Unleashing Authenticity

What do I want to be when I grow up? What is my true purpose in life? Why is my relationship troubled? If you find yourself asking one of these questions, Strengths Coaching is designed for you. I specialize in helping people with mid-career change, finding true meaning and purpose in their lives, unleashing their authenticity, and developing healthy, interdependent relationships. Ideal for individuals, families, couples, and work partnerships.

What sets my SOUL ON FIRE?

People! We are truly snowflakes, each with our own talents, traits, and quirks. The secret to a happy, balanced, and healthy life is to understand how your unique configuration of gifts contributes something to this world that no other person can contribute. We all have a special purpose. What sets my SOUL ON FIRE is to help you find that purpose and to unleash it into the world in a meaningful way. Unleashing Authenticity is about finding the Fierce Determination to TAKE ON and TAKE DOWN the physical, emotional, and psychological roadblocks in your path!

I coach people to feel FIERCE, NOURISHED, and LIMITLESS.

Being FIERCE is about Determination. My motto is, "Obstacles Fear Me." I have faced divorce, job loss, and the diagnosis of a seriously ass-kicking autoimmune disease. Being FIERCE isn't about how many times you've been knocked down - or even knocked out. It's about how many times you get up - even when you can't see a way - it's about being determined to find one!

Being NOURISHED is about Wellbeing. You know when you are on a plane and the Flight Attendant tells you to put the oxygen mask on your child first? That is the heart of wellbeing - you must take care of yourself in order to continue taking care of others. You must NOURISH your Mind, Body, and Soul. This is not selfish. This is mandatory!

Being LIMITLESS is about fulfilling your purpose. We tell ourselves stories about why we can't "be all we can be"- we don't have the time, we don't have the money, we don't have the health - I know, I've been there. But, guess what? You have a purpose and it matters! Being LIMITLESS is about re-writing your story and making your life count - you CAN do it!

In a nutshell, I coach people to reach greater levels of performance and wellbeing in their critical work and life roles through improved self regulation, interdependent communication, and radical heath restoration.

So, how am I qualified to help you achieve all this? I have more than 20 years of clinical and corporate experience developing people and teams, as well as 5 current health and performance coaching certifications. My coaching and consulting practice is built upon two previous careers: On the clinical side, I have been a practicing psychologist, career counselor and college teacher, and on the corporate side I held roles in sales, national training, and management for a Global Fortune 500 company. I am now in my third and final career as a Performance and Wellbeing Coach, the magical career where my strengths and passion collide.

My greatest strengths include curiosity, creativity, innovation, resource creation, storytelling, perseverance, championing others and empathy. I am the Chief Empathy Officer (CEO) & Principle Storyteller of my company.

Certified Bulletproof Coach
Certified Wahls Protocol Health Professional
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Gallup BP10 Entrepreneurial Coach
Strengths Strategy, Inc. Certified Coach
Certified Irlen Method Screener




We are located in SW Austin near MoPac and Hwy 290

Oak Acres Shopping Center

5716 W. Hwy. 290, Suite 111

Austin, TX 78735