We are an institute focused on excellence of the brain and body, founded by board certified behavior analyst, Rola El-Annan, and social psychologist, Brigitte Joubert. We offer therapy, coaching, and training for individuals (child and adult), families, and organizations. Our method is broader than ABA, broader than mindfulness, or any other single approach; we partner with you to examine the behavioral, social, neuro-linguistic, and emotional factors that affect you and find the right process to help you acquire new self-management skills and set new goals in your life.
We work with you to explore your mind and body intelligence including your personal resources to arrive at excellence. Our approach is professional, mindful, and multifaceted; we strive to be both scientific and culturally aware, working within your values. Be a better human, a better family member, or a better performer. Work on coping and on integration, or on how you handle change or stress. Get in touch or book a free consultation to find out more about how we can support you or your family to do better and feel better.
Personal support in self exploration toward excellence. Understand emotion, manage yourself and your environment, set goals, increase capacities, and cope with difficulty.
I BE’s work with organisations and businesses begins with analysing your needs. We then set the desired outcomes with you and create a plan to develop excellence and reach your professional goals. Organizational development spans from staff motivation to executive stress management, from mindfulness at work to optimizing safety. Choose confidential and quality service without all the clichéd team-building jargon. Find out more about what we can do for you by scheduling an appointment or contacting us.
I want to take the chance to share, with pleasure, my personal experience with Rola Annan. I was looking for a partner to maintain the life skills component within a women’s empowerment project and ensure the proper delivery of training sessions. I was worried about choosing someone that may not handle this component as a crucial part of the project.
When the coordination with Rola started, it was crystal clear that she is a brilliant person full of energy with a positive aura. She met every deadline and made sure of accomplishing each task smoothly. Moreover, she had solutions and suggestions despite all the challenges faced, with her experience in managing a social project. I particularly liked the flexibility she had with the team, taking the time to explain all the working details and being forthcoming in a way that all concerned people could understand. She also included many little touches that other consultants can’t deliver. I would recommend Rola as a consultant for any company for great results with a lovely humanitarian spirit.
Our team attended 2 workshops with IBE institute. We felt that we learned something new every minute. The positivity of mindfulness went beyond the sessions and was extended to our students. The trainers were both very enthusiastic, professional and knowledgeable. The sessions were aimed at discussions and reflections and not just delivering information. With IBE, we felt that we were creating a mindset and not just learning.
The first time I went to IBE Institute, I felt a lot of warmth coming from this place. This beautiful lady called Rola Annan has this sparkle in her eyes that doesn’t go unnoticed. She is kind patient and very professional at the same time. The tips and advice she gave me were extremely beneficial and made my life easier. She saved me a lot of time and energy, instead of going into trial and error. I thank her a lot and wish her all the best always.
Passing through a hard time personally, coinciding with the worldwide pandemic, I came across IBE Institute’s Mindful Circle “Finding Freedom Wherever You are”. I immediately decided to join the course, knowing how authentic and dedicated Rola Annan is. The mindful circles held by Rola Annan helped me find my inner strength, learn how to live the present moment, and be part of a supportive community.
I learned so much from the mindful meditations we did together. The meditations helped me feel centered in my being and allowed me to trust in the wisdom of life. Being part of a community is by far the most needed aspect in our lives that reminds us to stay mindful and conscious. I learned that no matter what happens in life, I will always have my breath with me. It is the certainty and the safety that will keep us surviving and thriving during any hardships we pass through in life. I also learned that it’s the small mindful things we do daily that empower our emotional and mental state. Mindful meditations became a solid part of my life.
I thank you Rola, for this amazing opportunity to be mentored by you. You are a blessing and I’m so grateful that our paths crossed. Because of this unique experience, I am and will always be waiting to join any future course or program that will be held by you.”
I would like to take this time to acknowledge a special consultant that I’ve had the pleasure of working with, I would want to share my opinion about Rola Annan, our amazing BCBA; first and foremost, thanks to you.
She is very professional and caring, understood our situation very well, and communicated with us accordingly. She has created many useful plans and strategies that helped my ASD daughter to accomplish many development milestones after assessing her, as well as to decrease her undesired behaviours and to improve her performance…I really enjoy all of her energy. I am out of words to thank her wonderful hard work and coordination.
I would like to give you a brief insight of what I have learned from the sessions that you have given us. Although I have always been a positive person, and have always learned to dedicate some time of my day to recharge and reboot my positive energy, your sessions gave me a more guided process wherein I carry on with my habits but with a hint of modification that would ultimately and dramatically change and improve the outcomes that I used to get before.
With inducing breathing techniques to my daily life and bringing much more awareness to my breathing, now I can feel, at a larger scale, the serenity and the essence of calmness in my life.
I would have liked to thank you, but giving thanks to a lesson learned on a lifetime scale is not enough. It had only been around 7 sessions with you, but for me, the effect and implantation of what I have learned from you is everlasting. I pray you enjoy the lifetime of serenity and peace that you try to wish upon others.
Right at the very beginning of the Covid 19 virus outbreak, IBE Institute was a pioneer in anticipating the mental health needs that arose from this exceptional situation. IBE provided me, through this course, with different mindfulness tools from the weekly sessions conducted online and post sessions activities, which helped me to better observe my behavior through curiosity, accept what can and cannot be changed in life and during these circumstances and adjust my behavior according to what best serves being mentally balanced, healthy and what makes me a happier person. For that, I am forever grateful and thankful to Rola Annan who has introduced me to this mindfulness lifestyle and continued to pave the way of this wonderful journey.
As long as I have lived, I’ve never been aware of the present moment. I was always here but not truly HERE… I never knew how to cherish the single moment I was living without thinking of the things that I needed to do next…I was always lost in my thoughts, focusing on my past and future, I was never conscious that I was ‘’here’’ because of the breaths I was taking in that specific moment!!
And that is what I enjoyed learning with you Rola! Really, thank you for starting with us this journey of mindfulness! Thank you for helping us to pause, to think of our wellbeing, our existence, and to listen to our breathing and be mindful of the moment, of that breath!
Can’t thank you enough.
Mindfulness brings me back to the moment, I was living either the past or future, missing the only thing that I really can be in, which is now. Along this journey of mindfulness learning sessions, I discovered “me, myself, and I” better than ever. Even though it came to an end, but it was really the start for a better way to live my life. I can’t describe this experience with a few words, because it’s beyond letters and sentences, it’s about getting out of the matrix and jumping to new dimensions with a new point of view about bringing back intentions and attention to meet again, it’s the simplest form of complexity.
Our work is guided by scientific principles, research, and years of experience. We recognise that each client is unique; we promise to hear you and provide personalised services that makes a real difference.