Dr. Mark Atkinson is a integrative medical physician, author, personal development teacher and founder of the Academy of Human Potential a training and education organization dedicated to helping people flourish through the teaching of presence-based methodologies and healthy conscious living skills. Over the last 10 years he has taught his approach to more than 10,000 members of the general public as well as health professionals, coaches, educators, executives, leaders and the homeless.
After graduating from Imperial College School of Medicine in London, Dr. Atkinson developed a passionate interest in human potential development and mind-body medicine. He was particularly fascinated by the ability of the mind and consciousness to bring about healing and positive change. In addition to learning about the mind and body intelligence through his own personal meditation practice and his training as a mindfulness teacher he also explored a wide variety of health related disciplines including: optimum nutrition, functional diagnostic medicine, self-hypnosis, somatic psychology, breathwork, voice dialogue, positive psychology and the psychological models Human Givens Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). He then went onto become the co-founder of the British College of Integrative Medicine - Europe’s first university accredited integrative medicine training program for physicians and nurses and founder of the Academy of Human Potential, which offers training in Human Potential Coaching - a presence-based approach to life coaching and human flourishing.
Dr. Atkinson’s books include True Happiness – your complete guide to emotional health (Piatkus), The Mind–Body Bible (Piatkus), Holistic Health Secrets for Women (Piatkus) and the Intelligent Way to Lose Weight.
His work has been endorsed by leading doctors and featured on British TV, The Daily Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express, Psychologies Magazine, CAM magazine, Top Sante, Zest, Country Living, Eve, First, Natural Health, NOW magazine, Health & Fitness and Wellbeing Magazine.
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