Marina Winkler (230Px)

About Marina Winkler

In her day job, Marina Winkler leads the department for psychology at the Nordseeklinik Westfalen Clinic on the island of Föhr. The clinic offers rehabilitation for patients with lung diseases (such as COPD, asthma, and post-COVID-19 syndrome). In addition, the clinic offers prevention for rescue services, police, fire brigade, and German armed forces.

Marina Winkler holds a Master of Science degree in psychology and is trained in several psychotherapy approaches as well as in coaching techniques. She is completing her Ph.D. in brain research and psychology at the renowned International Max Planck Research School for Neurosciences of Communication. The IMPRS NeuroCom is found at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig and collaborates with the University of Leipzig.

During her postgraduate studies, Marina Winkler discovered her passion for communicating complex topics from the fields of neuroscience to the public in an understandable way. This was one of the reasons she recently founded the Neurotraining Academy.

The Neurotraining Academy

The Neurotraining Academy trains coaches worldwide in cutting-edge applied neurosciences. The Neuroscience for Coaches Program uses an innovative e-learning system with interactive content (such as a realistic 3D brain model that the student can dissect to visually memorize the brain parts). Coaching methods based on the findings of modern brain research have proven particularly effective in generating desired change and are readily accepted by coaching clients from business, politics, and sport.

In addition, the Neurotraining Academy offers leaders brain-based training programs, for instance in burnout prevention and emotional intelligence. Based on the experiences from thousands of hours of individual and group sessions with clients, these training programs implement the know-how on how mental transformations can be achieved in a brain-friendly and solution-oriented manner.

With regard to matters relating to the Neurotraining Academy, Marina Winkler is always open to joint project ideas and cooperation requests. If you would like to contact her, you can simply fill out the contact form on this website. If you would like to become an affiliate of the Neurotraining Academy and help to promote it, you can visit the affiliate page

If you are a neuroscientist, psychotherapist, or coach and would like to become an instructor or co-instructor of the Neurotraining Academy for a specific method, training, or topic, you can apply as an instructor

Wyk Auf Föhr
View over the North Sea from the Island of Föhr

In her personal life, Marina lives with her husband, their three kids, and her dog on the beautiful island of Föhr. Also known as the Frisian Caribbean, Föhr is a small natural paradise in the Wadden Sea, which impresses with miles of sandy beaches and nature. Marina likes to spend her free time with her family, outside with the dog, practicing yoga, or at the beach.