Mark's laid-back personality puts others at ease and enables a fun hands-on creative process. Sessions and workshops are customized and reflect a combination of intuitive, experiential, and innovative "off the cuff" techniques.
After completing an undergraduate degree in psychology at SUNY Stony Brook in 1985 and a master’s degree in Psychology from New York University in 1987, Mark graduated from Capella University in Minneapolis with a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2002. He went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Consult Liaison Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
It was while in Dallas that Mark accepted that his purpose was for something much more unique and powerful than a traditional psychology practice would allow. Mark fine-tuned his gift of insight with study medical intuition. He sought diverse teachers from whom he drew wisdom and practical applications and embraced his belief in inherent wellness versus illness, and unlocked his ability to guide others through an empowering process of self-discovery that is rooted in the power of seeing what others might call “symptoms” or difficult circumstances as simply experiences in need of integration into one’s life journey. His broad exposure and popularity have led to speaking engagements all over the United States and in Mexico, as well as to a busy individual coaching practice.
Believing as he does in integrating body, mind, and spirit Mark completed training in 2014 with Andrew Weil, MD and other faculty at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson, with a focus on the biopsychosocialspiritual aspects of Integrative Health and Wellness. He is currently enrolled In the Foundations in Herbal Medicine fellowship program with Tieraona Low Dog, MD.
Mark's interests and training have enabled him to work outside the dogma and limitations of “modern” psychology. Mark's first book, A Life Aligned: The Journey to Allowing the Magic in Your Life, quickly appealed to a worldwide audience when it was published in 2008; several more books are in various stages of completion including, Beyond A Life Aligned: Pure Transformation for the Body, Mind, and Soul and Paradise (re)Discovered: New Lessons From Old Teachers, both expected in 2017 or early 2018. Perfectly Imperfect: Your Biggest Challenge, Your Greatest Blessing is a book about relationships and is scheduled for later 2018.
"I want to share my passion with everyone," says Mark, "helping allow lives that embody pure inspiration no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey!"
Mark is known for high-energy interactions guided by spirit and intuition. He enjoys sessions via video-conferencing, drawing energy while he works from his favorite places including Querétaro, Mexico, Santa Fe, South Florida's beaches and the Florida Keys, and Napa Valley. He also writes, teaches, and leads on-location workshops and seminars wherever he may be called.
Other interests include taking advantage of downtime with personal travel, outdoor activities, momentous friendships, gardening, cooking, home design, and afternoon respite and people-watching at neighborhood cafés and restaurants.
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