Meet Our Team


Dr. Michael Cotton
Leading theorist in the evolution of consciousness, culture and the brain; founder of the Higher Brain Living® Movement.

Dr. Michael Cotton is a leading Evolutionary Theorist and the Founder of Higher Brain Living® with more than thirty years as a leading authority in personal and cultural transformation.

Michael has a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic and is the creator of the revolutionary Higher Brain Living® Technique, which helps shift energy into the pre-frontal cortex, awakening human potential for a lifetime of lasting joy, purpose and potential.

Michael has owned numerous Higher Brain Living® Centers and trained nearly 300 Higher Brain Living® Facilitators. He has created and developed the Higher Brain Living® System for personal and cultural transformation. Cotton is currently teaching wellness practitioners as well as lay people worldwide how to change lives through the Higher Brain Living® System.


Craig Polsfuss, MA, LP, MSW, LICSW (Emeritus)
Director of Professional Outreach & Education, Mastery Higher Brain Living® Facilitator, Independent National Presenter, Facilitator Trainer

Craig contributes to Higher Brain Living® in multiple ways. With over three decades of experience, Craig is a Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker (Emeritus), and published Leadership Development Specialist. Prior to Higher Brain Living®, Craig was a national pioneer, trainer, and coach in the breakthrough psycho-spiritual (non-religious) understanding known as the Three Principles (Mind-Consciousness-Thought). He is published in professional journals applying the Three Principles to leadership and high performance.

When Craig recognized the true breakthrough nature of Higher Brain Living®, he shifted his 30-year practice to devote full time to additionally bringing Higher Brain Living® to the world.

Craig developed the Professional Outreach & Education initiative to reach out to health and helping professionals with state and nationally approved CE credits and to promote certification to the mental health and addictions fields. He was instrumental in obtaining approval for the first professional internship in Higher Brain Living® from an accredited graduate school.

Given his experience as a leadership development specialist and the unparalleled power of Higher Brain Living, he reaches out to corporate leaders. “When Corporate America sees how Higher Brain Living reduces stress and improves performance, they will immediately embrace us!”

Craig conducts media interviews and presentations throughout the world.

If you are a mental health, addictions or health professional – or a corporate leader – with interest in live or online professional presentations, education, training or certification, contact Craig directly at 612-730-4843 or


Alison Ooms
Mastery Higher Brain Living® Facilitator, Clinical Neurotherapist and Psychologist, Director of Higher Brain Living® Research

Her license and training includes neurofeedback, Quantitative Electro Encephlagraph (QEEG) technologist and Mastery Higher Brain Living® Facilitator.  As a researcher by nature Alison began conducting QEEG research on Higher Brain Living® in 2012. Her findings continue to support the positive outcomes in the brains and lives of clients. Alison combines extensive knowledge of holistic and clinical healing modalities, brain functioning and higher consciousness states. Alison resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, two children, six chickens, and her puppy. She is a long-term vipassana meditator and professional member of the society for scientific exploration.