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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 Autoimmune/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.

Sessions 60 Minutes $250

10 Session Coaching Package $1990


Working with Shannon as a coach has been life-changing for me. I finally am learning how to tap into my strengths, which is building more confidence and success in my life and business. Shannon is compassionate, intuitive and uplifting--plus she's a lot of fun to work with!

-Realtor, Helping Buyers and Sellers Move to The Next Chapter Of Their Lives



Shannon's application of the StrengthFinder's program not only helped me uncover my strengths but it also became the source and foundation where I built up my confidence. I started working with Shannon because I was at a cross-road in my career, and despite the fact that I was a bit skeptical at first, our work together has had a tremendous impact in all aspects of my life. I was particularity impressed with Shannon's ability to listen deeply, her ability to help me make connections and above all else how much she truly cares about her clients. The fact that we had to conduct our sessions over Skype (we don't live in the same city), did not affect the quality of our conversations -- Shannon's enthusiasm and energy positively radiated through the screen. I would highly recommend Shannon if you are looking to make an investment in yourself.

-Consulting Strategy and Operations Manager




I highly recommend Shannon as a coach, not only because she is thoroughly educated, but because she is compassionate about her clients' wellbeing, using her talents to bring out the best out of people. I landed my dream job and I am getting my confidence back thanks to her. She guided through her coaching to to utilize my tools and talents to attain my goals in my career, relationships and life. I urge anyone going through changes to contact Shannon Pickering, as her professionalism, experience and calming sessions unearthed a lot of knowledge I would not have discovered without her help.

-Eyewear Sales Specialist


After participating in coaching with Shannon I have seen some amazing changes and gained a better understanding of myself and my interactions with others. Shannon's coaching has helped me find ways to be more effective at all of these things. I have become more aware of where my creativity comes from and how to channel it, more capable of dealing with clients on commissioned jobs and more capable of delivering what the client wants. In my sales position I am able to read my clients better so I am ultimately able to provide them with a better solution for their needs, making them feel more secure about their purchase and ultimately increasing my sales by over 20% over previous years. As an educator I can read my students better, answer questions before they ask them and increase their confidence. My personal relationships have also grown in ways I didn't know were possible. I am closer to my loved ones and am able to connect with them on another level than before. I am also a recovering alcoholic, and the work Shannon and I have done in regards to my sobriety has been invaluable. She has helped me to realize that I am not a bad person, and that what I thought were weaknesses (and gave me excuses to drink), were actually strengths, that when used the right way, could be used to make myself a better artist, salseman, educator and overall person. I am incredibly grateful for the work we have done, and the changes Shannon has helped me make have been incredible!

-Artist, Salesman, Educator

Shannon always communicates with a vision in mind. One of her biggest assets is her ability to recognize and remove hurdles and obstacles, in order for a person to experience positive outcomes on their path to success. And, then in turn, to be able to master the process yourself. Shannon is the best coach I ever had. She always made you feel as though she was invested in your success, and always reinforced positivity by building and maintaining trust. Shannon builds trust with consistent and thoughtful actions. She is always accessible, open and transparent in her communication and responsive to your issues and needs. She is a fantastic listener, and always brings an unprecedented sense of understanding to the conversation. It is this innate ability by Shannon that allows unmanageable problems to become manageable, and issues without solutions to suddenly have solutions. I have been in the business a very long time. In an age when "we" have seen and heard it all, it is truly refreshing to have an individual such as Shannon in your world to provide a higher level of connectivity to both individuals and ideas. There is no doubt in my mind that I learned a great deal about leadership and relationship from this engaging and inspirational professional, and her commitment to make others better in all aspects of their lives.

-Specialty Sales, Global Fortune 500 Company

I found Shannon Pickering when I was in a very very "dark place" after receiving a vaccine that caused immune mediated small fiber neuropathy in my entire body. Physicians unfortunately gave me little to no hope of ever healing. I am a former critical care nurse and a busy mom of three. I was left devastated and unsure how to even begin to move forward. During my first session with Shannon I immediately realized that her background in psychology coupled with her extensive knowledge in autoimmune disease was my "ticket." Not only did she shift my mind to a positive place, but she empowered me and gave me the confidence that I could heal with the correct nutrition under her guidance.

I am extremely blessed to have had the privilege to work with her.  To say that she is a wonderful human being would be an understatement. Thank you Shannon for being my light through an unbelievably difficult time.

-USA Health Coaching Client

"Shannon was my initial inspiration for taking control of my health. I struggled for years with autoimmune thyroid disease, weight gain, fatigue, and other mystery symptoms. I saw multiple doctors and was left feeling hopeless and out of control of my health. And then I learned about Shannon's story through social media and it was the first time I felt it might be possible to heal myself. I learned about her personal journey to wellness and started following the Wahl's Protocol along with an elimination diet. After two years on the protocol, all of my symptoms had gone into remission, I had stabilized at a healthy weight, and my thyroid antibodies had normalized! When I started reintroducing some healthy foods I had cut out during the elimination phase of my diet, I was terrified that my symptoms would return. I sought out health coaching from Shannon to help me work through my fears about food reintroduction. After several sessions working with Shannon, I am incredibly happy to share that I no longer have fears about reintroducing foods and have successfully reintroduced several healthy foods back into my diet. I feel better than ever and have more confidence in my body's ability to heal! Shannon truly cares about her clients and strives to help others be their best selves. I am so grateful to have worked with Shannon and continue to be inspired by her true passion for wellness and maximizing human potential. Thank you Shannon!!"

- HS, California

"Shannon is a truly wonderful coach. I am a coach myself so I obviously believe in coaching and ever since I became a coach 10 years ago I have had coaches myself, often several at a time. So I have worked with dozens of coaches by now, some were not for me and some were amazing.Shannon definitely belongs to the latter group. What makes her special? Her warmth and compassion. Having your back. Looking out for you when you forget to do so yourself. Gently. Her wisdom comes from experience, not from books, she has lived it and done it and come out stronger, wiser and compassionate. I came to her for inspiration for cooking - and I got plenty of that- but I got so much more.  Thank you Shannon, blessed to have found you!

-Stefanie, International Health Coaching Client

I was diagnosed with Lupus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Sjogren’s syndrome about 23 years ago.  Since my diagnosis, I’ve been determined to find a way to overcome my symptoms and fight my way back to optimal health.  But the road was a much longer and rockier one than I could have ever anticipated.  After years of trying one diet and supplement plan after another, several medications and procedures, and continuing to experience flares and/or annoying, often painful symptoms, I felt like I was going nowhere. Finally, after barely pulling through yet another lupus flare, I felt all but completely dejected.  I decided the only way to really heal would be to find somebody else who healed from the same or similar illnesses and do exactly what they did. That’s when I began a search for a coach with first hand experience. Since I was studying Dr Teri Wahl’s diet plan at the time, I decided to see who she might recommend by searching her website.

Shannon Pickering’s bio jumped out at me right away.  She healed herself from not only lupus, but a myriad of other illnesses. She also had a solid background in psychology. I was impressed.  And, after the initial call, I knew she was the right person to help me.  I felt comfortable right away. I could hardly wait to get started.

On the outset, I’d already decided that I would just do what she did and I would get better.  But Shannon helped me understand that there is much more to healing than just going through the motions of good nutrition. Shannon showed me how healing also requires understanding myself a little better. She helped me shift my focus to aspects of health that are frequently neglected but equally as important as nutrition and exercise. Shannon showed me that like so many things, healing is not a “one size fits all” endeavor. With her help, I now understand that my health is multifaceted with many layers that are unique to me. I still have some ground to cover before I get to where I want to be.  But I’m definitely on my way, more so than ever before.  I absolutely owe my success in understanding my health in a deeper way to Shannon and her positive, patient and insightful approach to coaching.  Her gentle guidance and help with reframing my approach has been paramount to the progress I’ve made."

-ST, USA Health Coaching Client




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 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

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 >>
Learn more about the Irlen Method & Dyslexia >>
Learn more about the Irlen Method & Reading Problems >>

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



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
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Gallup BP10 Entrepreneurial Coach
Strengths Strategy, Inc. Certified Coach
Certified Irlen Method Screener



We Donate 10% of our Gross Profits to Charity Water

We are also passionate about helping people access clean water. Therefore, we donate 10% of our gross profit to Charity Water. With your help, we have donated $68,000 to date to fully fund 6 wells in Africa. Follow construction progress, learn about our new projects, and discover more about Charity Water from our GIVING BACK page.

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