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Discussions and musing on health from an integral perspective. Incorporating Integral Life Practice, LifeForce Dynamics Qigong & LifeForce Health

Discussions and musing on health from an integral perspective. Incorporating Integral Life Practice, LifeForce Dynamics Qigong & LifeForce Health


United Kingdom


Discussions and musing on health from an integral perspective. Incorporating Integral Life Practice, LifeForce Dynamics Qigong & LifeForce Health








How I'm surviving lockdown, the Shadow self and LifeForce Qigong

It was really great on Thursday 30th April to do a zoom interview with my friend and Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator Denise Oliver for her Empowerment Hour radio show on Calon FM. We spent the show sharing how we are surviving the corona lockdown (as you can see by my hair on the show photo), how I managed to change my normally in person Embracing Your Shadow workshop to a zoom livestream successfully and what that offers people, and how using Qigong and other methods that I work...


Life After Birth Trauma Interview with Sarah Auger

This is the 3rd of the interviews with the co-authors of the Life After Birth Trauma book, which has just been released and available through all the usual outlets. It was my honour in this episode to interview Sarah about her story, the miraculous pregnancy, losing one of her twins just 3hrs after birth and how it effected her life in the subsequent years. Plus her tips for what helped her to cope and what she suggests for others who have had difficult birthing processes or are either...


Life After Birth Trauma Interview with Elaine Godley

This is the 2nd of the interviews with the co-authors of the Life After Birth Trauma book, which has just been released and available through all the usual outlets. It was my honour in this episode to interview Elaine Godley about her story, her lack of natural inclination to be a mother, choices being made without her full understanding, her Out of Body Experience (OBE) during labour, trying to maintain thriving business and her top tips for how to prepare for the best birth you can...


Life After Birth Trauma Interview with Jackie Allatson

I'm proud to be sharing the first of my 3 interviews with the co-authors of the fabulous new book, Life After Birth Trauma, which explores the very powerful experiences that can take place when birth doesn't go to plan. Previously very little has been written about this and this new book offers a wealth of resources, information and support for those who have had birth trauma and those who would seek to prevent it. Jackie is a midwife and certified Birth Trauma Resolution practitioner, who...


My Guest Spot on the Elaine Godley Radio Show on Elatic FM on Gut Health

It was great to get to be a guest for Elaine Godley again on her radio show on Elastic FM talking about Gut Health and why it is so important to our overall health. Elaine was a little suprised by some of the topics we discussed, which is impressive considering her knowledge and experience with natural health. Hope you enjoy listening back and give me a shout if you have any questions. You can connect to Elaine's full list of shows or listen to it in it's original location here...


Interview with Hilary Stock on her Psychosynthesis research into over-eating

This was a great follow up interview with Hilary Stock on the research she has conducted for her Masters degree looking at why we over eat and what are the factors surrounding it. Creating a clear differentiation from more commonly associated eating disorders, she looks at what is a much more common practice with people. It was great to hear many ideas that I was familar with and supported in this and also how much it given Hilary insight into some of her own behaviours. You can get in...


My Guest Spot On Calon FM Empowerment Hour With Denise Oliver

Once again I have been lucky enough to be invited to be a guest on Calon FM's Empowrment Hour as a guest of the lovely Denise Oliver. We spent the show talking quite a bit about LifeForce Qigong and my imminent authorisation as an internationally recognised teacher in this system. We also talked about the McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR) and how much change that can create in old scars that are still causing pain, hypersensitivity, numbness, range of motion and movement problems even...


My Talk on Allergies and Epigenetics at Shropshire Frestival May 2019

A chance to listen back to the talk I gave at the first ever Shropshire Frestival - Free From festival looking at all things allergy and freefrom. Some interesting questions from the audience in this as well as a few handy self help tips and hints as we go along. Enjoy


U3A Allergy Talk May 2019

Here's a chance to listen to the talk I gave to the U3A (University of the 3rd Age) Farm & Food group on Thursday 16th May in Ludlow, England. This was a group of retired knowledge seekers from many different backgrounds who were interested in allergies and epigenetics. Some really interesting questions as I talked about some of the causes of allergy, the difficulties in defining it, how I look at it integrally and finally how our Epigenetic Body Type can change what we are more susceptible...


Discussing Allergies And Free From Foods On BBC Radio Shropshire Ahead Of The 1st Ever Shropshire Frestival

I was lucky enough to bebinvited to talk on the Seven O'clock show on BBC radio Shropshire with Frestival founder Rhea Alton and local celebrity Chef Chris Burt, hosted by Mark Elliot. We talked about the inspiration for the event coming partly from Rhea's Fibromyalgia. We talked about whybthe issues with allergies have been increasing in the last decade and how that has impacted the catering and restaurant industry. Which from Chris Burt's point of view has also brought a level of creative...


Clearing & Energising the Heart with LifeForce Qigong Fire Element practices this summer

In just a few days I will be running my summer season 5 element day for of LifeForce Qigong. Here we are focussing on the Fire element and the heart as an organ. In this podcast I'm talking about some of the associations of the heart in Chinese medicne and how the LifeForce Qigong practices can be used to losen and open the heart, clear the stagnant emotions and create greater physical and emotional health. If you're interested in the healing sounds practice mentioned in this episode, you...


My Interview on CalonFM's Empowerment Hour by Denise Oliver

Here's what happens when 2 friends who have not seen each other for a year get together and one interviews the other on her radio show Empowerment Hour on CalonFM on 11th April. We talked about my recent LifeForce Qigong Advanced Level retreat in Poland with my brother Simon Calder. We also discussed the Gravity cradles from (use code INTEGRAL to get an extra discount on RRP). We talked about the upcoming lecture I was giving on Allergies and Epigenetics at the...


Interviewing Rob Chapman on Hypnotherapy, what is possible?

This is a great interview for me as I have known Rob Chapman for 19 years and was seeing his earlier study in celtic mysticism, magic and music way back then. This gave us a chance to talk about possibilities in hypnotherapy, what can and can't be done, how it can be used for spiritual development. Also on Rob's "How To..." book series and his new workshop based on his book The Art. Listen on for more details


Discussing Acupuncture and Integral Health Models with Amanda Bedding

It was great to sit down with Acupuncture lecturer Amanda Bedding and discuss acupuncture and what brought her to be practicing this amazing therapy. We talk about integral health models and why the chinese system is so comprehensive, does it hurt, how do acupuncturists decide what to needle, what the difference between acupuncture and dry needling is. It's really great to get a broad idea of what acupuncture can do and how it works best.


Interview with Amanda Vernalls on how Yoga and Meditation solved her Depression

One of the other great gifts of running the Centre for Integral Health is that I get to hear a lot of great stories about how people came to offer the therapies they practice. Amanda Vernalls who offers Yoga 1-2-1's, Medtation training, Reiki and massage is just one of those. Having depression and anxiety herself and using a combination of Yoga and Meditation to help heal her mind and beleifs about her self and is now teaching these skills to other to help them with their own journey....


Interview with Hilary Stock of Centre for Integral Health on Psychosynthesis

We've been lucky enough at Centre for Integral Health in the last 2 years to have Hilary Stock of Aspen Councelling offering a psychosynthesis approach to councelling and how this differs from the more conventional forms of councelling such of CBT and how this can contribute a valuable alternative route that can look more deeply at not just causative factors but also a vision of the possible future. You can learn more about Hilary's approach to counselling from her link on the centre site...


Alexander Technique as a way of developing excellence in any movement

As part of the latest series of interviews, I will be talking to practitioners from the Centre for Integral Health in Shrewsbury to find out what makes their approach to health so unique and why it fits so well with the integral model. In this episode, long term Alexander Teacher Patrick Pearson talks about what got him involved in Alexander Technique, how it maximised his rowing skills and saw him coaching olympic athletes, what it can be use for and the less commonly known benefits for...


Talking Integral Health, Qigong and Shadow Self with Elaine Godley of Elastic FM

Elaine Godley of Elastic FM's Perfect Health show invited me on this month for an interview about all things holistic, what the integral vision is and how it can be used in health assessment and maintainance. We also talked about LifeForce Qigong and how it developed through my brother Simon Calder and lastly dipped into the world of the shadow self and why that work is so important and how it helped me overcome some of the most difficult phases in my life and career. You can check out...


Snowdon 24hr Challenge BBC Radio Shropshire Before & After Interviews

Just before doing the Snowdon 24hr Charity Challeneg, Christina and I were lucky enough to invited onto BBC Radio Shropshire to discuss the reasons behind this choice of challenge. They were also kind enough to invite us for a follow up interview by phone the following week. Here you have both segments from the radio show. It was reall great to get to talk about this on public radio and share our success as we raised over £3000 for our collective charities of Midlands Air Ambulance and the...


Interview with Christina Morgan of Snowdrop House on our Charity Challenge

So this little episode is a short chat with founder of Snowdrop House Hypnotherpay, NLP Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, Business Coach and Personal Trainer, all round miss motivated, Christina Morgan. We're going to be talking about why she had the idea to raise money for the Staffordshire/Shropshire/Cheshire Blood Bikes by seeing how many times she can go up and down Mt Snowdon in Wales in 24hrs on 6-7th July 2018. What is even more miraculous is that she managed to convince me that it would...