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It's Not About 12-Steps...

Recovery Is A Brain Thing

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Actualized Recovery

The Brain-First Approach to Lasting Recovery

Actualized Recovery is The Brain-First Approach to Lasting Recovery because we focus on optimizing how your brain (your hard-drive) works. This innovative approach creates profound transformations leading people to rise above and thrive. It’s not about willpower. It’s all about brain power.

"Finally! A book that gets to the underlying root of WHY people become addicted to harmful substances and the foundational piece that’s missing from most recovery programs—the brain!

The brain-first approach in Actualized Recovery is a game-changer that has the potential to help so many people overcome addiction."


Daniel Amen, MD
Double Board-Certified Psychiatrist
World Renowned Neuro-Psychiatrist
​Nine-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author

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  • ​Emotional Freedom > Enjoy a balanced, happy life
  • ​Time Freedom > Play & work when you choose
  • ​Location Freedom > Live, coach, travel anywhere

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what is emergo academy?

Emergo Academy created programs based on the principles of a brain-first approach to thriving: physiology, biology, spirit, connections, and lifestyle. 

We created a breakthrough approach that recognizes the undeniable connection between your brain and your behavior, based on cutting-edge modalities in neuroscience, positive psychology, functional medicine and so much more.

Through this approach, we serve both individuals who are in need of recovery... AND we also created programs for aspiring coaches to become internationally certified!

Our dream is to make an impact. We aim to teach and certify 1,000 coaches, who each help 1,000 clients by 2026—the result means over 1,000,000 people and their families can thrive by learning what truly drives these debilitating behaviors.

"When you upgrade your brain, you upgrade your life."

Your brain is the center of your being. It controls everything you think, do, and feel. When your brain experiences physical or emotional distress or trauma, it causes your autonomic nervous system to react and can create imbalances in how your brain functions. This can lead to self-destructive behavior, addictions, overwhelm, and chaos.

But your brain also can change, adapt, and reorganize itself — a concept known as neuroplasticity. This proves that you have the power to optimize and balance your brain function, take control of your wellbeing, and flourish... no matter what you're navigating in life right now.

"At Emergo, we've helped thousands improve their lives using our unique brain-first approach to recovery and wellness. We've developed a progressive, integrative, and holistic brain-first methodology based on the five principles of Actualized Recovery®."

We have trained hundreds of professionals to coach, inspire, and impact people by leveraging Actualized Recovery—The Brain-first ApproachTM to lasting recovery and thriving.

Our coaches gain deep knowledge and understanding of how the brain drives behavior. Self-destructive choices, addiction patterns, and drifting in life are not about a moral failing or character defect. It is not a lack of willpower—it is all about brain power.

Emergo's Internationally-Certified Recovery Coaches learn and guide others to understand that
when you change your brain, you change your life.

The brain-first approach provided the genesis for the Internationally-Certified Recovery Coach
program (level 1) and the Internationally-Certified Recovery Coach Masters program.

"We aim to be The Gold standard recovery coach education and certification programs globally..."

Emergo Academy is committed to educating, mentoring, and certifying one thousand coaches (or professionals) by 2026, inspiring them to impact one thousand clients each, transforming the lives of over one million people.

At Emergo Academy, we understand the power of transformation. Our focus is on nurturing exceptional Recovery & Crisis Coaches through our specialized certification programs. Unlike standard life coaching, we delve into the complexities of recovery and crisis, providing a deeply empathetic, brain-first approach backed by science.

Our program, conducted virtually, is streamlined to certify you in just eight weeks, offering an affordable and effective alternative. It's about more than just coaching skills; it's about equipping you with a business blueprint that enables you to thrive professionally while making a significant, compassionate impact. Join us at Emergo, where we're not just teaching coaching – we're fostering a community committed to creating life-changing, positive freedom and extraordinary impact.

Affiliations & Accreditation's

Amen University
Certified Brain Health Coaches

SMART Recovery
Self-Management And Recovery Training Certified Facilitator

The Association of Addiction Professionals
Approved Education Provider & Active Member


American Society of Addiction Medicine
Active Member

Association of Coach Training and Organizations

WHO THIS IS FOR?

Does this sound like you?

People In Need Of Recovery

  • You're dealing with an addiction and are ready to take action
  • ​You're suffering from a loss, abuse, or trauma
  • You have overwhelming feeling of guilt or grief
  • You had to deal with a crisis that resulted in post-traumatic stress

aspiring recovery coaches

  • You are a recovery coach who wants to become globally certified
  • ​You are aspiring to become a recovery coach
  • You are a life coach in practice and want to help your clients recover
  • You recovered from a trauma, addiction, or crisis and want to pay it forward

If you check of just ONE of the above...
... then we absolutely have a solution for you!

"Now, more than ever, people need new tools and support to rise above the challenges in their life and emerge as the most optimized, balanced, and empowered version of themselves."

- Susan & Dave Kenney

about Susan & Dave Kenney

Hello there! We're thrilled at the prospect of getting to know you.

We're the heart and soul behind Emergo Academy, a thriving online community that provides unwavering support to individuals grappling with addictions — whether behavioral or substance-related — or any significant life crisis.

Our passion extends beyond support; we also empower people to become dynamic Recovery & Crisis Coaches. We fondly refer to our internationally-certified coaches as "Recovery Coach Warriors"!

Our journey spans over a decade, as we ran a private residential recovery and wellness program, during which we've guided and mentored over 2,000 individuals. From navigating the tumultuous waters of pain and chaos, we've led them towards a triumphant life of recovery and vibrant wellbeing.

We've seen the reality that many can 'put on a show' for an hour or two during therapy sessions or group meetings. But the pain and broken behaviors emerge in the everyday moments — the early mornings, the mid-afternoons, the late nights. What we saw was the heavy baggage of trauma, failure, and lost hope that people carry. And how your inner critic can beat you down and hold you down.

Living on-site (24/7/365) has given us a unique vantage point. While leading a dedicated team of twenty-six professionals, we've gained intimate insights into the lives of those yearning for change. Our journey has been a tapestry of lost hope, tears, laughter, fear, panic, sleepless nights, pain, smiles, setbacks, joy, and celebrations.

We're proud to have pioneered 'Actualized Recovery' — a brain-first approach to lasting recovery. Because when you change your brain you will impact and change your life! This powerful and innovative approach to recovery is offered in all our programs. Keep an eye out for our book launching on January 30th!

Both of us, Susan and Dave, have devoted our careers to aiding individuals in reclaiming their lives after battles with self-destructive behaviors, endless drama and chaos, addictions, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other life-altering challenges. Even for those who are stuck or drifting, not realizing their true potential...OMG can we help!

So, why do we do this? Because we firmly believe that everyone has an awe-inspiring comeback story just waiting to be lived. And we are pumped to be a part of yours!

THE BRAIN-FIRST APPROACH TO THRIVING

the 5 principles of actualized wellbeing

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