Who We Are


The Monterey Center of Alameda (TMC) has been helping people find happy health success and productive lives for over 10 years. Originally founded on the inspiring peninsula of Monterey, TMC is now located on Alameda Island in San Francisco’s East Bay. Our facility boasts the aesthetics of ocean shoreline access and the comfort of a home, with meeting rooms, front reception, a course room, private consultation room, sauna and more. We are steps away from the state park and beach where you can catch a sunset over the spectacular downtown San Francisco skyline across the bay.

Valerie Hastings, Jeffrey Levine and associate practitioners with over 38 years of combined experience, now form the powerful foundation for your success. We are trained and certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback applications, in addition to Education credentials that combine to make this educational nonprofit the most unique in form, which most encourages the most self-realized knowledge learning, anywhere. The services provided are unlicensed by the state of California and we fully comply with California S.B. 577, as an alternative and supplemental approach to addressing wellness options not otherwise available.

valerieDirector, Valerie Hastings

Has researched various physical, mental and spiritual fields over the past 20 years which have combined into her present abilities in the current proprietary holistic compilation. After early years as a competitive athlete, she had a unique opportunity to study Kinesiology at UCLA under mentor, Valerie Hunt Ed.D. Gaining world travel and cultural experience the varied cultures of East, South & West USA, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, the Philippines, remote regions in central Oaxaca, Mexico and Sierra Leone, Africa. Valerie progressed into alternative healing modalities of the body by studying Rolfing for seven years. During this period, she started her own bi-annual practice of fasting for detoxification. Following this, she spent a short time in New Mexico studying Carl Jung’s theory in application by assisting in the research of Alvaro Lopez-Waterman for his extended thesis. In 1993, Ms. Hastings discovered the biofeedback work that she practices today. She attributes the holistic approach of the Biofeedback, together with Detoxification, to eliminating her formerly chronic back pain, chronic fatigue, PTSD and to her present happy health success. In 2006 she founded The Monterey Center. Currently she is a certified provider of biofeedback, as well as offering life-coaching guidance, with supplemental education and training.

Jeffrey Levine

Education Supervisor, Jeffrey Levine has a passion for unleashing the untapped potential in individuals, businesses and organizations. For the past two decades he has worked with individuals and businesses to improve performance and take them to the next level. He believes that effectively run businesses are a source of social responsibility all in themselves, and that by performing at their optimum, they can change the world. He has worked in such diverse fields such as high-tech, finance, insurance and real estate, and is skilled in both engineering and marketing. He was also an early innovator in using the Internet and social media, leading seminars to teach businesses and individuals how to utilize social media in their marketing efforts. When he is not coaching professionals, he is doing work to ensure children are getting a good education, or working on other volunteer projects. Jeff holds a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Business Psychology from The University of the Rockies. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership and Development.

What We Do

Because we use multiple tests of collecting analysis data, we obtain a clearer understanding of the root causes for unwanted symptoms and conditions. Thus our practice is one of the most thorough because we understand that not every prior-labeled condition is exactly alike. A GSR (galvanic skin response) biofeedback meter is one modality used, that can measure the meanings of issues of the spirit, mind, body connections. The biofeedback work is a primary application, along with education & training (if needed), detoxification and Neurofeedback to boost the mind’s hardware system, the brain and nerves. Drugs, hypnosis or trances are never used. In fact results from our processes often empower individuals to be free from addictions and compulsions. Whether one believes in the spirit or not, or that it and the mind are separate from the body and brain, is not consequential to the treatment. It works anyway. We are merely guides down known paths. The client pro-actively experiences proven applications, with guidance, so the gains are profound and more permanent gain on a cognitive, as well as experiential, level. One’s experience is therefore self-determined at every step. The Monterey Center of Alameda is your alternative one-stop for positive Mind, Body and Spirit transformation. Being steps closer to whole wellness will be what you take with you when you leave, or stay.

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