Hi, I live in Clerkenwell, London. I love the hustle and bustle of this amazing city while appreciating the greenery, quiet, and the laid back vibes within the beautiful square
where my home base is.
Although I have reached an age where income generation is now optional, I still enjoy sharing the skills I have gained over the last few decades.
Those skills include holding space for people who feel the need to self review and investigate ways to live that are fulfilling and meaningful for them.
Finding ways to regulate my own emotions and feelings, then behave in ways that enable me to meet my needs and also generate positive outcomes for the communities that I live in, has been a long, deep learning experience for me.
Thankfully, I have bumped into many talented, generous, people, coaches,
shamanic magicians, and mentors who have shared their skills with me.
Those are the skills I now offer to anyone who feels they could do with working through sustainable, gentle, powerful ways to create positive outcomes for themselves and those around them.
My perspective these days is global and long term.
As I look for examples of alternative ways for us to live in human and more than human communities, I find these nearby and very current, far away and very ancient.
There are sources of wisdom and ecological global awareness that can be found from those indigenous people who are still in touch with their ancestral earth based wisdoms that enabled them to live well from the land, the air and the water for many millennia.
Plants, trees, micro-organisms and the dynamics of the movement of earth energies are also a source of wisdom once we find ways to see past our mechanistic and reductionist modern world dominance systems.
Seems to me that many older species, and wisdom traditions, have managed to establish and live within ecological communities where they both give and take in equal measure.
We in this modern world have yet to work that one out and have developed only self centred, destructive ways to extract, waste and destroy these local and global resources.
Feels like we really need to break free of this modern, current paradigm of having power over and shift towards less violent ways to live and thrive.
We all depend upon the resources this planet offers, all of the life here has a contribution to make and also has needs.
You and me have needs to meet and skills to contribute.
Aligning my own needs and contributions, so that I can live in balance and harmony with myself and others, feels worthy of my attention.
So, this is what I am about, seeking and finding ways to challenge the status quo.
New ways to replace the ways we choose to leave behind, and ways to share with, and learn from, others who are also working towards fair, compassionate and graceful ways to reconsider, and live in community with all the life on this planet.
I have gathered formal qualifications over the years, I am not sure they give an accurate picture of who I am, but for those that feel this info might be useful;
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Soil Science from Newcastle University. 1997.
My last professional work role was as a Somatic Coach having trained with The Somatic School based in London.
Recently, I have been volunteering with Beyond Equality, The Star and Shadow Cinema, Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil.
Fell free to give me a shout if anything here grabs your attention. Best wishes, Mark.
"Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men.
Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media."
Thanks bell, you helped me understand what feminism can be and what love can do. M.T.