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Rewire Our Brains For Balance with Brain Retraining

Rewire Your Brain. Reclaim Your Health. Reconnect To Your Vital-Side™.

In Vital-Side, we believe in life optimization—not limitation. That means having the freedom to do the activities you love, eat the foods you enjoy, and choose who it is you want to be.

You may be feeling limited by chronic symptoms today, but we can work together to gradually shift your thoughts, emotions, and your physiology to bring greater possibilities into your present reality.

We are wired for protection by nature, but we can rewire our brains and bodies for balance. We can begin to find relief from chronic symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, pain, sensitivities, and stress, and ultimately come into greater harmony with ourselves and the world around us.

What is


Vital-Side's mission is to empower those suffering from chronic illness and chronic symptoms to find relief from their symptoms and gain freedom in their lives.

We do this through the application of a combination of mental exercises and body-based somatic techniques designed to take the brain from a state of survival to one of growth and repair.

These tools are non-invasive, empowering, and backed by the latest science. Our approach is simple: let's rewire the brain to optimize its functioning and allow the body do the rest.

Learn more about

Lindsay's Story

Lindsay Mitchell is a certified physician associate, the founder & CEO of Vital-Side, and a brain retraining coach. Vital-Side was conceptualized through Lindsay's personal experience with chronic Lyme disease, as well as her background specializing in internal medicine. She also has extensive neuroplasticity training, which provides a unique framework to protocols taught in Vital-Side, designed to effectively calm the chronic stress response and support the body in its optimal functioning. She enjoys getting to know Vital-Side members personally and finding new and creative ways to make brain retraining both approachable and fun.

Conditions we can address with our Brain Retraining Programs

10 Most Common Diagnoses

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastrointestinal diseases

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Long COVID

  • Lyme disease

  • Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)

  • Mold illness (CIRS)

  • Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)

  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

10 Most Common Symptoms

  • Anxiety

  • Brain fog

  • Chemical sensitivities

  • Chronic inflammation

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Food sensitivities

  • Hypermobility

  • Insomnia

  • Pain

*Visit our About page to see a full list of the conditions Vital-Side protocols can address.

Membership & Courses to Reset the Brain and Body

For Those Dealing with Burnout & Stress...

for life's transitions & daily stressors

This 3- part virtual course walks you through daily protocols you can use to become aware of your stress responses, accept how your protective mechanisms have shown up, and take action to model safety. This is for you if you are going through a transition like a break up, becoming a parent, starting a new job, or figuring out how to start a new life.

For People with Chronic Symptoms & Illness...

The Vital-Side Membership

Start your brain retraining journey with Rewire, our signature program + annual membership. Get a step-by-step approach to retrain your brain out of survival mode with our comprehensive virtual course, access to a private community, and much more.

>>> Not sure if Rewire is right for you?
Start with Reset! <<<

This short course is designed to reset your survival responses and give you a taste of what it's like to be a Rewire Member. Find out if Vital-Side is right for you with these 7 daily videos, each 7 minutes or less, that include techniques to help you make positive changes to brain.

A 7-Day Brain Retraining Course

For More Experienced Brain Retrainers

Brain Retraining 2.0

For active brain retrainers in Vital-Side or another program who are looking to take their practice to the next level. Let's make your practice more effective, efficient, and FUN by personalizing the tools you already know and love.

For Brain Retrainers Who Want More Tools


Regulation Station is a hub for brain retrainers who are looking for quick somatic tools & mental exercises to make nervous system regulation a way of life. Join us for LIVE community events and get daily access to a hub of innovative state changers.

Personalization + Community Support

for Rewire Members

Personalize your practice in private sessions, where Lindsay offers 1:1 for Vital-Side Members to create an individualized plan just for you. As a Vital-Side Member, you can inspire each other throughout your journeys during group sessions in Deep Dives.

Still Have Questions Before Getting Started?

with a Vital-Side team member

Not sure where to start? Schedule a LIVE Q&A! In 30 minutes, you can ask a team member your questions.

Testimonials for our Brain Retraining Programs

A year ago I was housebound. I must admit, I was skeptical Vital-Side would work—I’d tried so many things before and nothing helped me much. But how glad I am that I took this course! My life has changed so much. I’ve traveled, and even climbed a mountain! I feel like a different person compared to who I was a year ago, and I’m looking forward to what is waiting for me in the future.

Takayasu’s arteritis (TAK) & ankylosing spondylitis

Vital-Side gives you the tools needed to get your life back, no matter where you are. The program takes practice, patience, commitment, and determination, but Lindsay provides continued support through Vital-Side Ed to help keep you on track.

multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)

Being able to do this from home via video was very personal. Lindsay is so positive, it's almost impossible not to feel uplifted. It's amazing how much lighter and more positive I feel after doing a few minutes of practice!

hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue

Vital-Side gave me relief after 13 years of debilitating chronic illness. I've finally been able to start meeting my personal & educational goals, and I now have the tools to handle future health & life challenges in a way that keeps me moving forward.

Lyme disease, mold illness (CIRS)


Malabsorption, food intolerances, & skin rashes

Listen to

Rewire: The Podcast

Rewire Podcast is the go-to podcast for healing & rewiring your brain. Lindsay hosts this podcast with Cait Ross to help simplify brain rewiring & offer people tangible tools to regulate their nervous systems. They have inspiring conversations with experts in the wellness community and offer education backed by the latest neuroscience.

Listen on Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

These two women are revolutionizing the way wellness, resilience, and empathy is received and leveraged both in the workplace and in a healthy home.


It’s refreshing to hear clinicians that understand the mind-body connection in relation to various external and internal factors. Very spot on and outside of the box thinking. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes!


There’s nothing more important than taking the experiences of other people and using that information to create massive change in your life. That’s what this show is for, and if you're a person who is intent on growing and healing, you just might find something life-changing here.