Rank #1: 35. The Evolution of Movement - with Rafe Kelley
Rafe talks about natural movement - tree climbing, playing, fighting, running, etc. (He has a string parkour background). He describes the birth of the movement culture scene, and discusses overspecialisation, the bodily costs of western culture, reductionist approaches to exercise and nutrition, Jordan Peterson, “whole” movement, social constructionism, gender differences, gay genes, body denialism, having a “why” for training and more. He finishes with some movement advice for listeners.
Jan 08 2018
Rank #2: 28. Yoga and authentic communication - with Ryan Spielman
Ashtanga yoga teacher Ryan Spielman on the benefits of a recurrent practice, enlightenment, movement meditation, social meditation and authentic communication. We discuss growth from curiosity not pain, congruence, what yogis can learn from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, being a guru and making fun of it all.
Dec 15 2017
Rank #3: 121. Trauma prevention - with David Berceli
Trauma expert David Berceli joins me to discuss TRE - Trauma / Tension releasing Exercise - and his experiences with this work across many domains. A real authority in this now popular field and a bloody nice bloke!
Dec 11 2018
Rank #4: 201. Sex and trauma - with Charna Cassell
Somatic sex therapist Charna Cassell joins me to discuss trauma and sex. This one gets quite full-on in places and could be triggering. We chat about childhood trauma, windows of tolerance, numbing, hyper-arousal, the six F’s, being gay, sexual self-medication, attachment, what a “healthy” sex drive is, BDSM, Peter Levine, practical tools for healing, meditation and trauma, celibacy, and top tips for a great sex life. Charna also leads an exercise to help if you get triggered during the episode. A juicy, deep and practical one.
Sep 27 2019
Rank #5: 225. The Neuroscience of Embodiment - With Amanda Blake
Embodiment coach and neuroscience teacher Amanda joins me to discuss body-oriented coaching, how to talk about embodiment, gaining “minimal trust”, neurobunk, Amy Cuddy, trusting research, Wendy Palmer, empathy, embodied self-awareness, interception and proprioception, practice and capacity, centring, your best self “keystone”, the power of practice, and neuro- correlation vs causation,. Clear thinking and good chat.
Dec 21 2019
Rank #6: 129. Postmodern Zen - Doshin Nelson Roshi
Doshin joins to to discuss what Zen is, koans, the bodymind link, Zen’s role in World War 2, postmodernism, what “feeling” means, Jonathon Haidt, the “moral matrix”, value sets, guilt be shame, self loathing, the victim triangle, protest culture, NonViolent Communication, skilful inflexibility, zen privilege, humour, how The West has improved Zen, shadow work, archetypes, Jordan Peterson, feminine violence, troublemakers and revolutionaries. A wild ride.
Jan 12 2019
Rank #7: 46. Sacred Sexuality - with Gayatri Claire Beegan
Gayatri explains what tantra is, objectification and sexual denialism, cock loving, tantric massage, orgasm vs. climax, boundaries, consent, sex and agency, demonising men, touch, sleazy tantra, how to find a good teacher, bypassing, the wheel of consent, masturbation and self touch. She also gives some nice exercises to try at home. A juicy one!
Feb 17 2018
Rank #8: 120. Yoga and trauma - with Sarah Holmes De Castro
Trauma sensitive yoga teacher Sarah joins me form Vancouver to discuss her start in yoga as a sick teen and how a sexual assault led to an interest in the trauma informed approach to yoga. We look at the benefits of yoga for traumatised people, positive social aspects of yoga, self care how yoga isn’t trauma sensitive, opt out vs opt in, consent card, agency, the importance of relationship, tips for teachers of all kinds, what trauma responses look like, our “scope of practice”, our motivation for teaching, staying embodied with technology, quick win trauma tips, making yoga accessible for conservatives and being able to stay in the conversation.
Dec 08 2018
Rank #9: 133. Babies, Play & Trauma - With Annie Brook
Highly experienced somatic psychologist Annie Brook joins the show to discuss a new death experience, developmental somatics, “compensations”, Body-Mind Centering, self-awareness and response, cellular learning, Sufi mindfulness, the “risk of life”, the history of embodiment and development of the “somatic baby”, play and contact improv, trauma, charisma, digesting experience, what’s the best trauma therapy, immersion, consumer embodiment, embodied parenthood, yielding, working with Trump, self care practice, facial dancing and wall pushing and sensitivity. We end with a bunch of tips and resources. A far reaching one with depth and breadth.
Jan 25 2019
Rank #10: 76. The Yoga Media Industrial Complex - with Kat Heagberg
Jun 02 2018
Rank #11: 217. Fascia - With David Lesondak
Fascia expert David joins me to discuss what exactly the fuzzy stuff is and why it matters. We chat anatomy, Tom Myers, the blessing and curse of fascial adaptation, how to avoid injuries, why people are obsessed with it, how working with fascia changes you, fascia and emotions and character, his most extreme cases, pain and his position documenting the movement. A wonderfully geeky one.
Nov 23 2019
Rank #12: 163. Posture and trauma - With Betsy Polatin
Alexander technique teacher and trauma educator Betsy joins me today. We discuss her background in dance, how she discovered trauma work, Somatic Experiencing and Peter Levine, why somatic practitioners need to know about trauma, somatic influence, Stephen Porges, creating “safety”, welcoming vs warning, trauma and identity, flight vs social engagement, the triune brain, “neuro-bunk”, embodiment as a perspective on life, “inhibition”, ground and the empowerment of trauma work. A wide-ranging accessible one with a practical exercise at the end.
May 01 2019
Rank #13: 77. Therapy and Yoga - with Mariana Caplan
Author, therapist, yoga teacher Mariana Caplan joins the show to discuss psychological healing, spiritual longing, bypassing, why yoga needs therapy and therapy needs yoga, guru scandals, premature enlightenment fantasies, doing the personal work as a teacher, trauma, transpersonal psychology, integrating East and West, Reggie Ray, the reasons for lack of integration of therapy and yoga, being discerning, open brain/heart surgery, making sure you’re qualified and knowing your scope, cultural integration, USA vs. the world, the dangers of California, gratitude, how asana and therapy actually combine, Peter Levine, titration and palpitation. A deep integrative dive.
Jun 05 2018
Rank #14: 48. Fighting monkey - with Jozef Frucek
Co-founder of Fighting Monkey, Jozef joins Mark to discuss learning and unlearning discovery learning, diversity creating immunity art and sculpture, play, strategy “zero forms”, specialism communication experimenting and your perfect tone. An intense exploration.
Feb 23 2018
Rank #15: 32. Working with normal people
A guide to doing embodied work in mainstream environments. Find out what mistakes to avoid, how not to freak out corporate clients, and top tips for bringing work with the body to everyone. Includes business case studies.
My business website: www.integrationtraining.co.uk
- The science of embodiment: https://youtu.be/Qx0mrAqgh1s
- Mistakes to avoid: https://youtu.be/NqyWtNnXRyo
- Are you a spiritual wanker? https://youtu.be/YbF6k9iQj2c
- Why money is spiritual: https://youtu.be/nuWU6n1TdIw
- Money mindfulness: https://youtu.be/yFQtUuokYC0
- Top marketing tips: https://youtu.be/xhIuHmxH9KY
- Actual business presentation: https://youtu.be/FocbzSag7qg
- Embodied work with organisations: https://youtu.be/SeP7Bo9R5q4
- Business jargon piss take: https://youtu.be/0MFUE0KgoEQ
- Business meditation: https://youtu.be/Zz-Lfpcefu4
- Critical look at ‘spiritual’ culture: https://youtu.be/jgjUa5bVHKA
- Slideshow for HR managers: https://youtu.be/kQ2B46PGsGc
Dec 29 2017
Rank #16: 113. Deep Embodiment - with Peter Appel
Peter Appel joins us form Finland to discuss his journey from pain and yoga to free movement, mindbody vs bodymind, the criticality of relaxation, the importance of pleasure, Finnish slowness and silence, the dangers and benefits of sports, smell as a primitive connector, linguistic diversity and history, environmental destruction and connection, the beauties and dangers of science, paganism, Brain chemistry politics, absolute vs relative truth, listening across the divides, addiction and turning the senses in. A deep, emotional episode. One of the best I’d say.
Nov 13 2018
Rank #17: 56. The dance of trauma - with Amber Elizabeth Gray
Experienced dance movement and trauma therapist Amber joins Mark to discuss humanitarian work, polyvagal theory, state sharing, self compassion and self care when you work with trauma, the new trauma rock stars, humour, and not wearing kid gloves. We also discuss simply “what works” in trauma, and offer practical trauma-related tips for any embodiment professional.
Mar 24 2018
Rank #18: 193. Beginners guide to trauma - special episode with Mark Walsh
In this special episode I give a beginners guide to trauma, share my own story, describe common symptoms and give an overview of the many treatments out there. Useful to anyone who has trauma or knows someone who has… which is all of us!
Aug 30 2019
Rank #19: 67. Contact Parents and Kids - with Itay Yatuv
Itay joins Mark from Tel Aviv to discuss contact improvisation and his innovative Contact Kids courses, Israeli culture, military service, wildness, trauma, how oppression effects us, boundaries, individualism vs. collectivism, sexuality, children play and parenting.
Apr 30 2018
Rank #20: 205. Life and breath - With Max Strom
Yoga teacher and breath-worker Max joins me to discuss hatha yoga, the purpose of yoga, conscious vs unconscious breathing, anxiety, how the USA has changed, loneliness, "The Blitz spirit" and social cohesion, sports violence, ethics, morality, Nazis and communists, gratitude, industrialisation and core human needs. A talk that’s both classic and right up to date.
Oct 10 2019