This course comes from Integration Training, European leaders in the field of embodied learning.

Mark WalshThe majority of content features Mark Walsh, Integration Training’s founder.

His experience and qualifications include:

  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology (Leeds University)
  • Extensive training and facilitation experience with large and small organisations in the UK and abroad, e.g. Unilever (London/ Switzerland), The UK House of Lords, Virgin Atlantic (Sussex), Harrow Primary Care Trust (NHS London), The Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex, Brighton), The Natural History Museum (London), Emerging Capital Partners (US/ Africa) and Liberty Global (international telecoms blue-chip).
  • Three years organising projects, training and conferences for the international organisation Aiki Extensions Inc. This included leadership training, stress management and conflict resolution work in the Middle East alongside the UN, in the slums of Brazil and with an HIV awareness charity in East Africa
  • Residential training in Somatics (the study of the conscious body) and Embodied Leadership at Strozzi Institute, California, with Wendy Palmer and with Being In Movement founder Paul Linden in Ohio, USA
  • 16 years of aikido training and teaching on five continents and an internationally recognised black belt
  • Experience of training in numerous other physical systems such as yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais, flamenco, Uzazu, tango, contact improvisation, jiu-jitsu, MMA and Five Rhythms
  • Training in integral theory (Ken Wilber et al)
  • Four years in the outdoor education industry, training climbing, abseiling, team building, orienteering, fencing, archery, snowboarding, trampolining and leadership
  • Seven years Non-Violent Communication training, including residential training and study with NVC founder Marshall Rosenberg, and pioneering work with "Embodied NVC" in areas of conflict
  • Training in the linguistic coaching system of Fernando Flores
  • Coach training with several organisations - most recently graduating from Newfield Network's "Theory and Practice of Ontological Coaching"
  • Numerous training courses on meditation and mindfulness
  • First aid training courses, most recently with the British Red Cross
  • Writes Google #2 ranked management training blog, hosts #1 training Youtube Channel and is one of the most "followed" trainers on Twitter worldwide (30,000+ followers)
  • Based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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  • Over 12 years experience facilitating groups, coaching individuals and designing and running trainings, much of that including an embodied approach to the work
  • Has worked with embodiment and leadership with groups across private, public, and third sector and with participants from every continent. Recent clients include: Hewlett Packard, HSBC, The Met Police, LexisNexis, The Academy for Chief Executives, The Global Leaders Academy, Roffey Park
  • Associate work with a range of consultancies world-wide including specialisms in embodiment, compassion, conscious business, and sustainability
  • BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Acting) from one of the UK’s top drama schools
  • Over 10 years in theatre including physical theatre, dance and movement,       voice work, and mask, and later teaching theatre to Diploma level
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kodo Ryu Karate, and qualified instructor
  • Over 16 years training in various martial arts including Karate, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Iaido, and Medieval weaponry
  • Trained in various forms of chi gung
  • Founder of the "Somatic Presence" system of training in embodied awareness
  • Training and in the process of certifying in Uzazu Embodied Change Facilitation
  • First and currently only person in the UK Certified as a Samurai Game® facilitator
  • Qualified Hawaiian Temple Style massage practitioner
  • 13 years training in Five Rhythms® movement practice
  • Over five years training in Shamanic Healing, and training and ordination as an Interfaith Minister and spiritual counsellor bringing a deep exploration of the dialogue between body, spirit, and nature
  • Over 17 years exploring meditation including dynamic, standing, and walking meditation
  • Author of 3 books on personal and spiritual development