I am so please to have my good friend Ben Calder - Founder of Integral Health Shrewsbury, Life Force Qigong, Kinesiologist, Integral Relationships Facilitator, NLP Master Practitioner and all round great guy on the Man Up Series.
Ben has his own story around relationships and we talk openly about the tools which have helped him navigate the world as a man and learn about relationships with self and others.
Ben has been a font of knowledge and support to many including myself. When I was starting my practice Ben gave me a place to learn and connect through the Centre of Integral Health and I love Ben's openess, knowledge and eagerness to learn more about the human soul, spirit and body.
I couldn't do this podcast without having him on as a guest.
The founder of Integral Theory is contemporary American thinker and writer Ken Wilber who is often regarded as “the Einstein of consciousness” and some think his work is as much a game changer for the 21st century as Freud was for the 20th century in psychology or Einstein in physics.
When Ben introduced me to his work it really helped with my practice as a Rapid Transformational Therapist. So it would be foolish not to look at the subject of relationships and male perceptions of self without including Integral theory.
For those thinking this is heavy stuff it isn't, it does however allow you to understand that your are not on your own and we elevate through levels of conciousness on multiple planes.
Sit back and relax. This is a listen if you want to understand that chattering voice and understand wwhy yoou are where you are.
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Ben has been working professionally in complementary health and wellbeing since 2003 with an interest that stems back over 30 years, initially as a way of helping himself.
Ben uses an Integral approach to exploring health to ensure that any relevant aspects of mind/thought/emotion, body/behaviour/diet, relationships/culture and the impact of the environment are all considered when supporting wellbeing with his clients. He can then apply his multidisciplinary approach to help create a unique wellness path for each individual.
Ben has taught and lectured on many subjects of health including kinesiology, Bowen Technique, Qigong and Integral Theory and is the founder of the Centre for Integral Health in Shrewsbury UK.