About Ben Calder
A little potted history of how I got to where I am now.
I found as a child I was very into the natural world, how it ticked and how people ticked, how you could affect them and their behaviour by your own action or inaction.
By my mid-teens I had decided that I wanted to be a teacher, as saw this, in my limited experience then, as one of the best ways to achieve, on a large scale, the development and growth of people.
I had already been introduced to a large number of spiritual concepts in the early 90’s New Age movement, which inspired me to start Qigong and gave me the impression that there was more to approaching life and the world than meets the eye.Contact Me
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What People Say
I have been seeing Ben in respect of Access Consciousness for about 4 months now. I have had just 3 sessions but the sessions and tools provided by Ben mean that I am now moving forward potently, after 3 years of paralysis.Massive changes are occurring for the positive. How does it get any better than that? Thank you Ben for enabling me to know how to get a new life up and running.
I have been a client of Bens for nearly two years now. He is always personable, friendly and professional and I would highly recommend Ben and Bowen practice to everyone.
Ben helped me prepare for a marathon. His advice, training and integral health techniques were a revelation. Not to mention his positive energy and focus. I would definitely recommend Ben for anyone who is looking to improve their health or work towards a specific goal.
Ben has a wealth of knowledge and is really friendly. Ive had a couple of Bowen treatments which were brilliant. My son also saw him a few times and Ben made him feel really welcome. The centre itself is calm, clean and inviting. Highly recommended
Thank you so much for today. It was a last minute decision for me and I am so pleased I decided to join you. I am feeling really great now. I am so glad you have started (LifeForce Qigong) on zoom, even though sadly I am not able to join in the chat. For a little while before that 1st class I could feel myself going down mentally. I had been doing some practice on my own, definitely not for long enough or often enough, I don't have the motivation on my own. So joining your classes makes all the difference for me. I am now in a really good place again. So thank you very much. Looking forward to Monday.
Before I had a series of Bowen sessions I had lived with lower back pain and discomfort for over ten years. I had four Bowen sessions each about three weeks apart, after the first session I felt a notable difference in my posture and in the strength of my spine, strangely I felt taller, and as the weeks progressed Ben very skilfully addressed a variety of tension points that were connected to the stress and strain I was unintentionally placing on my lower back; in trying to prevent by back pain I was actually placing overexertion on other areas. By the fourth session I knew that my discomfort had been resolved and I am now able to move much more freely and flexibly without worrying about my back. Like everything in life there are no miracle cures but by working with the body and supporting the healing process through a gentle process of muscle movement, I found that Ben's professionalism and expertise of the Bowen technique worked for me.
Session really helped today.......the new Walk and Talk sessions, I do hope they stay. I found it easier to talk for sure. Less conscious of myself so allowed freer thinking/talking. Found it very productive. Helped sort out how I'm feeling for sure, made better sense of it. Feel I can get some positivity back now
Ben is a very knowledgeable, professional and kind. I've already recommended him to so many others for so many different health reasons as his talent is so wide spread. I always leave feeling I've benefited, clearer and positive.
Wow! As I left my session with the amazingly knowledgeable Ben Calder I said: I feel lighter! I feel so light because I now know what my body does and does not like. I cannot stop talking to everyone about how amazing Ben is! Everyone should go and see him! What an amazing soul Ben is! Super grateful that our lives crossed
I have been a client of Ben's since 2003/4 when I was diagnosed with a fairly serious thyroid disorder. I had been quite unwell with this for a long time and even after diagnosis and treatment, I was still not feeling at all well. From the time of my first visit, my life was turned around. I actually got my life back after living in a fog for such a long time. Then about 4/5 years ago, I was diagnosed with arthritis in the base of my spine. I decided to visit Ben again and I'm so glad that I did. Again, this was a turning point for me. The treatment and advice given by Ben have made a huge difference to my life. I can't recommend him highly enough.
I have received treatment from Ben for various reasons, migraines and post-cancer operation etc during the last 14 years. Each time I went to him to start treatment I had begun to feel desperate and wonder if I would ever recover! So I feel indebted to his professional and effective methods that have helped me in so many ways.
Ive been seeing Ben for years now, initially for lack of energy but now I feel he really helps me to be the best me I can be......(he) has so many tools to help tease out issues and solutions. Its always interesting, useful and educational. Mostly its fun too. Ive learned stuff about myself, changed the ways I think and behave and evolved as a person thanks to his skill. I also feel way better than I did all those years ago. I recommend him to everyone for everything. As my old Dad said wouldnt be surprised if he could cure wooden legs !! Thanks Ben, keep doing what you do and thank you
Amazing and talented guy and really warm and professional. Saw my daughter for a Kinesiology appointment and determined several essential vitamins and minerals she was struggling with. With the help of epi-genetic products, she was soon back to full strength and then typically stopped taking the products and fell ill and tired again! Awesome knowledge! Thank you Ben.
I am sure that if it wasnt for your classes, the function in my left bicep would have not come back. Also I would have not been able to recover from my chemotherapy so quickly, I can not thank you enough.
Not sure if you realise what a huge help you have been on my journey - not sure I could have done it without your help....You Rock
I have found these sessions really helpful, adapting to my needs and helping me to make positive improvements in my life. Ben is extremely personable and I'd highly recommend his services.
Ben is an expert in his profession. I was made to feel comfortable and totally at ease throughout my treatment. I left feeling uplifted, energised and positive. Highly recommend and looking forward to more treatments :-)
I attended a Shadow Workshop with Ben this weekend for the second time, the first of which was just over 4 years ago. Revisiting my shadow elements throughout this period has transformed my thoughts and feelings surrounding certain relationships and helped me to explore the challenges I experience with more compassion and understanding. Bens` tuition, knowledge and advice offering an effective toolbox for balancing those diverse parts within myself; seeing such parts in others with greater clarity and has a direct correlation in my personal growth and healthier character evolvement. Ben is a natural facilitator and teacher. He is gifted in providing a setting which allows people to explore and evolve safely, choice fully and pressure free... knowledgeable, fun, super interesting and just cool to hang out with him and other like-minded individuals.The workshop being his first online Virtual Shadow course has been a complete success! so pleased for you Ben! It has been an absolute pleasure taking part and connecting with you to again explore this important topic and to connect with so many other interesting people from other parts of the country and world. Looking forward to next stages
As someone that has quietly practiced Qigong for many years it was great to join a class and get feedback that fully supported my journey. Great day and will be back for more
Over the past 4 months Ben has guided me to make changes to my diet, breathing and awareness and I am now reaping the benefits. I have controlled my runners stomach, I feel much more awake, alive and I have made life changing decisions which I am not sure I would have made otherwise. Ben has a wealth of experience, knowledge and infectious positivity. Thank you Ben
Ben really knows his stuff. the Bowen treatment sessions led to a real improvement in the back problems I was suffering with
Ive been visiting Ben for Kinesiology, to deal with stress and anxiety, for a couple of years now and I highly recommend him - in fact I do, I mention him and the positive impact Kinesiology has on me and my family all the time - and recommend him to friends and clients alike!
I can highly highly recommend Ben , he has helped me enormously over the last year. He is very easy to work with, kind and understanding and has an astounding wisdom and knowledge . He truly helps you to a higher state of health and awareness
I recently attended the "Embracing your Shadow" online workshop with Ben and it was a fantastic experience. I had a vague idea of what shadow work was, and only really knew that I was probably avoiding it! The workshop was so informative and clearly explained, but it was also experiential, no mean feat with it being online! Ben slowly built our understanding and offered support and insight whenever we shared or asked for clarification. He is a truly gifted teacher and helped me to grasp the main concepts by offering examples and different possible approaches. My only regret is that I live too far from Shrewsbury to be able to attend anything in person regularly, but the online platform was still a great experience. Thank you Ben.
Ben is a skilled and experienced holistic therapist in several disciplines, passionate about his work. He takes time to listen to your problems and work out the best approach for you. Insightful; compassionate; resourceful and encouraging. I consider him a rare find and recommend him without reservation. He is also a genuinely decent person and has very kindly helped me in an emergency - beyond the call! Try him and his centre where there is an array of talent.
I've been seeing Ben every 4-5 weeks now for around two years. I can't explain Kinesiology but it, and Ben, have helped me travel to a calmer more settled and self aware place. Ben always listens, gives time and space, and has gone above and beyond for me on several occasions. I've recommended Ben many times and will continue to do so. I'm sure just being in the same room as him calms me down sometimes! Try Kinesiology... it'll blow you away!
I've been working with Ben for just over a year now and have found his support incredibly helpful. Most recently, Ben has taught me specific techniques for managing emotional response and staying calm and in control during moments of extreme pressure. Ben's walk and talk sessions are fantastic and I would highly recommend him!
I initially arranged an appointment with Ben for help with energy levels that I thought might be related to my strict vegan diet. Ben quickly identified some adjustments that made an immediate difference, enabling me to get more focused on my business. I can't say I always understand the techniques, but I do know that they have worked well for me.
I've struggled with my hip for a long time, and following a few moans and groans to Ben, he suggested I come and pay him a visit! Well.. a few sessions later, and a few weeks of rest went by and I'm running better and faster than ever!! It's made such a difference.....in my performance and it's down to Ben. Ben is friendly, super positive, and always greets you with a great big smile but is still very professional. I highly recommend paying Ben a visit, and seeing how he can help!!