Interviewing John Wilks on Birth Interventions and Bowen Technique for the BTPA
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
3d ago
Welcome everyone to another of the interviews in this series to speak with some of the renowned teachers of Bowen around the world. In this episode I'm grateful to be joined by John Wilks of Our Birth Journey, a well known and well regarded teacher of Bowen for many years who gave attended the BTPA AGM in 2023 and gave a fascinating workshop on considerations around pregnancy and birth for mother and baby. It was great to talk more with John about his work and the importance of it. Which also underpins the importance of the CPD workshops we offer at the BTPA AGM. To learn more about John an ..read more
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Interviewing Paula Esson on Bowen Technique and Neurophysiology for the BTPA
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
1w ago
In the next of our series of interviews with key figures and teachers in the world of Bowen, it is our great pleasure to share our interview with Paula Esson. Paula has been an exceptional example of tenacity and diligence when it comes to getting Bowen into the more mainstream focus and use in the NHS. Having pioneered the Northern Integrative Health Practice (NHIP) a collaborative partnership between the NHS and a multi-disciplinary team for chronic pain management, Paula has led the way in helping Bowen gain the recognition it really deserves. Paula talks about her development, coming fro ..read more
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Interview with Phil Steward of Assessment Led Bodywork on Bowen Technique
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
3w ago
In the next of our series of interviews, we are excited to have Phil Steward as our guest. Phil is the brains behind the most recent School of Bowen in the UK Assessment Led Bodywork Training which has been partly inspired by his work with Graham Pennington, who Phil spent time with in Australia and was encouraged by Graham to develop his approach to teaching. We explore why he's taken this approach to training in the interview Phil also teaches the "Fine Tuning the Neck" workshops, a recognised CPD class with both the BTPA and CBS and we discuss the importance of that work in his expression ..read more
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Interviewing Ron Phelan on Bowen Technique for the BTPA
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
1M ago
In the third of my new interviews, I speak to Ron Phelan, another of the really big names in the Bowen Technique world. In this interview, we discuss how Ron found his way from electrical engineering to Bowen Technique and the similarities between them, how he went on to develop his PASC - Practitioner Assessment Skills Courses and his approach to hormonal work through Bowen Technique that was pioneered by Trevor Rose. Ron talks about what he finds important in assessment and treatment in Bowen, demonstrating how much a multi-disciplinary approach can add to the core work of Bowen, especiall ..read more
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Interviewing Graham Pennington on the Importance of Symmetry for the BTPA
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
1M ago
In the second of our fascinating new interviews with some of the key figures in Bowen Technique today, I'm really excited to share this interview with Graham Pennington to talk about his wonderful Importance of Symmetry work. You'll see my brief fan-boy moment at the start of the interview as Graham's work has made a wonderful contribution to how I approach working with Bowen Technique with my clients. We explore Graham's history and how he came to develop this highly beneficial assessment process, as well as talk about what he sees as important directions for bodywork to take and what we ar ..read more
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Interviewing Michael Nixon Livy NST for the BTPA
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
1M ago
I'm really excited to share the first of a series of interviews I'm doing for the the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) to talk with some of the major researchers and developers of Bowen Technique to support both students and practitioners of Bowen Technique and for the public to have a better understanding of Bowen Technique and associated developments in body work. In this first interview, I talk with Michael Nixon-Livy, who has developed NST (Neurostructural Integration Technique) and the significant and important Osteospinal seminars that underpin his work. It was fascinating ..read more
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Waking the 5 Element Spirits an Interview with Sai Calder
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
2M ago
I'm really grateful to have an opportunity to talk with my brother Sai Calder, the founder of LifeForce Qigong, about his Qigong practice and how it's evolved over the years. We talk about how he has developed LifeForce Qigong and why he felt this was a requirement for his health and well-being, his journey in self-development. We also talk about his 2024 visit to the UK and the residential retreat he'll be holding in Trigonos in Snowdonia, North Wales, entitled "Waking the 5 Element Spirits - A Light of the Inner You" Embarking on an expansive journey through the realms of Qigong and persona ..read more
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The Power of Qi Gong With Ben Calder
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
10M ago
In this episode, I was really grateful to be interviewed by Laura Mac from Transforming you Live to talk about LifeForce Qigong. We touched on a few other aspects of my work, including Bowen Technique, Kinesiology and the Epigenetics as well as the qigong. As you all know Qi Gong is the deeper passion, that enriches my life and therefore my interaction in the world around me which therefore has a benefit on everyone else’s life as well. I talk about life in relation to ‘Listening to the feedback, the noise that is constantly being produced by my body anyway, and trimming the sails adjusting o ..read more
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Approaching Health, Wellness & Illness From An Integral Perspective
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
1y ago
After the success of the first of the interview's with Australia's emerging Integral voice Lachlan Dunn, I was really pleased that he wanted to do a second interview. At the end of our first interview https://bencalder.co.uk/blog/integral-general-theory/approaching-spirituality-and-spiritual-development-from-an-integral-perspective-with-ben-calder/ Lachlan said to me that he had only got about a third of the way through his notes of the things he wanted to discuss and of course I was happy to schedule another session so that we could talk more and so here you go. In this session we are talki ..read more
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Approaching Spirituality And Spiritual Development From An Integral Perspective
Integral Health with Ben Calder
by Ben Calder
1y ago
In this conversation, entitled "Approaching Spirituality And Spiritual Development From An Integral Perspective" we explore the following topics: - My worldview - Being able to take multiple perspectives and be flexible - Nothing is important , it doesn't matter, life is neutral - Most efficient and effective practices and modalities along bens awakening and healing journey - Big mind meditation - Human beings are too comfortable now compared to our ancestors - Is the world a mirror reflection ? - Infinitude of observations to take - Where is the past and future ? - What spiritual development ..read more
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