BrainHax Retreats - Rest Harder Work Smarter

3 Days


Cohort-based Course

Experience the blueprint of successful leaders using constructive rest and energy management to elevate performance and beat burnout.

Course overview

No more you snooze, you lose!

The world of work has changed, and how we work and structure our days needs to evolve with it. With a brain that was built for much simpler times, many of us struggle to cope with the speed of change, level of complexity — and opportunity — we're facing. We're exhausted!

The introduction of hybrid and remote work models and cutting-edge AI tools like ChatGPT promise increased efficiency and productivity, but to make the most of it, we need to rethink how we work; we need new frameworks and practices so that we can adequately balance effort with renewal and avoid burnout.

Let's rewrite the rules!

So even if conventional wisdom says that sacrificing sleep and rest to work longer hours is the path to success, the science is clear: in a world of constant demands, where many of us rely on our brainpower, decision-making capacity and creativity to consistently produce excellent outcomes, the ability to rest well, renew our energy and boost our cognitive capacity is essential to our well-being and success.

This is also why global giants like Google, Nike, and Apple have implemented rest and restore interventions like 'nap pods' and 'recharge rooms' — acknowledging that to stay focused, creative and energised, we need to step off the hamster-wheel to refuel across all layers of our being daily.

A transformative journey awaits

During BrainHax, you'll connect and engage with a cohort of like-minded people as we journey in to explore how applying the science of deep rest, cognitive care and energy management enables you to redesign your days for sustainable productivity. You'll learn how to hug your brain and boost your cognitive capacity to reach your goals without burning out.

BrainHax Retreats is ideal for...


Founders & Leaders

who want to prioritise well-being and performance and explore practices that contribute to a regenerative work culture.


Knowledge Workers & Creatives

who want to boost their cognitive & creative capacity and get more done without sacrificing their wellbeing.


High Achievers

who struggle with overwhelm & work-life balance and need a practical, science-based approach to managing their energy.

During our sessions together, you will...

Boost your energy management skills, productivity & well-being

Unlock your full potential and explore science-based frameworks and proven techniques for expanding your energy levels, boosting productivity and caring for your most precious asset - your brain!

Experience the transformative power of deep rest

As you learn how to integrate breathwork and Nidra / NSDR (non-sleep deep rest) protocols to reset your nervous system, boost your energy levels and renew across all layers of your being.

Design your path to success

Create an action plan to bring your vision for better to life, using tried-and-tested methodologies to rethink and redesign your days for optimum flow, expanded cognitive capacity and creativity.

Connect & engage with a community of like-minded professionals

Who share your passion for life-long growth and are as committed to great performance and resting harder to work smarter as you are. 

This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

In-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

"The value is worth 10x the cost" - How others have benefitted

        As a self confessed multitasker and over thinker rest is something I have to force myself to do and doesn't come naturally. BrainHax gave me an opportunity to practice and embrace the power of rest and prioritise my well-being. The weekend format was perfect and I was blown away by the multifaceted benefits of energy management and NSDR.
Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Founder & CEO | Fem Foundry, The Ultimate Female Resource
        Let's be honest, we don't give our brain the love & care it needs! BrainHax opened my eyes to a different way of doing things - and I now understand how to work with (not against) my brain to be balanced, creative and productive. Mette is a fantastic facilitator and a huge inspiration. Don't miss out!
Mads Edvard Radoor

Mads Edvard Radoor

People & Culture | Strategic HRBP e-conomic
        BrainHax profoundly changed my relationship with my brain and energy levels. The intimate group sessions were unexpectedly powerful, creating a deep sense of connection. Mette is an expert in her field, and I highly recommend this deeply transformative retreat to anyone struggling to find the balance between high performance and exhaustion
Livia Martins

Livia Martins

Senior Consultant | People & Organisation at PwC
        The best rest I've had in ages. Thank you, Mette, for the much-needed reset! I gained so much clarity about energy management and what it takes to be sustainably productive, and I felt nourished and engaged in the process. BrainHax is a must for founders, CEOs and anyone on their way to burnout!
Michelle Gjersoe

Michelle Gjersoe

CEO | Executive Search | Advisory | Tech | PE/VC | Investor
        The sessions were remarkable, seamlessly blending moments of connection, science, and application through the restorative practice of Yoga Nidra. I came out of the retreat renewed and energised with a personal action plan and a toolbox I've put into play immediately. My energy levels are transformed and I now nap confidently.
Giuliana Mazzetta

Giuliana Mazzetta

Strategy Director at Mestiza Estudio, Paris
        Incredibly well-designed and delivered retreat that provides both practical frameworks and practices for a more balanced life through intentional rest and energy management. The rich contextual conversations with fellow retreaters were a big bonus. Couldn't recommend more. 
Des Martin

Des Martin

Chief Marketing Officer | Outlier Ventures

Meet your facilitator

Mette Andersen

Mette Andersen

Culture Designer | Leadership Development Expert

Fifteen years ago, my brain hit a wall!

I was working in a high-stress environment while caring for my terminally ill mother. My nervous system was in overdrive, my sleep was terrible, and I couldn't focus on even the simplest tasks! Like most folks, I kept going, thinking everything would be okay, but obviously, nothing could be further from the truth, and one day, I just fell off a cliff, burnt out - spiralling into depression.

Yoga Nidra was one of the non-sleep deep rest practices that helped me rebuild myself. It completely transformed my energy levels and helped me work my way through to the other side.

Now, I'm on a mission to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world and empower fellow professionals to rebel against the cult of busyness through the transformative power of deep rest and intentional energy management practices.

Contrary to what we're told, ignoring our humanity and overworking isn’t the only way to be successful! in fact, it’s a surefire path to burnout.

So, if you're ready to choose well-being over exhaustion and balance over burnout, join me - I'd love you have you along!

Mette, MD & Founder Get Thriving

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Join an upcoming cohort

BrainHax Retreats - Rest Harder Work Smarter

Cohort 3

£625 GBP


May 9—11, 2024

Payment Deadline

May 4, 2024

Bulk purchases

Retreat Schedule

10 hours of immersive LIVE facilitation
  • Thursday 9th May, 2024

    4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT

    Community session. Onboarding, meet & greet, challenges exchange and intention setting.

  • Friday 10th May, 2024

    3:00pm - 6:00pm GMT

    First day of our retreat. The journey towards resting harder to work smarter begins. TEDx-style talk + introspection, reflection and breakouts. Immersive NSDR / Nidra practice — stepping into the cocoon.

  • Saturday 11th May, 2024

    3:00pm - 6pm GMT

    Second day of our retreat. The magic of energy management and The Pendulum of Sustainable Productivity — science deep-dive. Adding layers to your practice and going deeper, the journey inward continues.

  • Sunday 12th May, 2024

    3:00pm - 6:00pm GMT

    Final day of our retreat. Connect the dots, commit to action and design a Triangle of Opportunity that fits your context and needs. NSDR / Nidra to land the weekend. Reemergence & 21-day "Rest & Renew" community challenge for well-being & great performance.

  • And there's more

    In addition to the 3 live sessions, you'll get

    • A comprehensive ‘Retreat-at-home' guide
    • A soothing 30-min pre-recorded NSDR / Nidra practice
    • A collection of BrainHax frameworks 
    • A Personal Energy Management Assessment
    • A 45-min alums check-in 3 weeks after the retreat
Free resource

Free Energy Management Assessment

Are you an Energy Master or an Energy Survivor?

And, how adequately are you currently balancing effort with renewal?

Fill in this 2-minute test to find out!

Get this free resource

Rest - Reset - Rethink!

Rest - Reset - Rethink!

Interactive and Immersive

During our time together, you’ll experience the power of deep rest as we explore the restorative practices and science-based frameworks I’ve used for the past 15 years to sustain healthy energy levels and boost my cognitive capacity.

A community of like-minded people

You’ll be interacting with like-minded professionals through breakout rooms and carefully curated prompts and reflections, so prepare to engage actively - and rest deeply.

1:1 time with Mette

A 30-min 1:1 check-in with Mette three weeks after the retreat to help you integrate and expand your practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Join an upcoming cohort

BrainHax Retreats - Rest Harder Work Smarter

Cohort 3

£625 GBP


May 9—11, 2024

Payment Deadline

May 4, 2024

Bulk purchases

£625 GBP

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