Integral health expert launches 15 days of free health and wellbeing online tutorials

A Shrewsbury integral health expert is launching a 15-day campaign to give free health and wellbeing tips and advice to help people improve their health.

Ben Calder, the founder of Shrewsbury’s Centre for Integral Health, is giving the series of daily Facebook Live tutorials as a way of celebrating 15 years since he qualified as a practitioner.

The 10-minute tutorials will focus on self-awareness and mindfulness practices, the benefits of the gentle Chinese exercise Chi Kung to promote wellbeing, as well as diet and nutrition.

They will take place live at 9am every day, from Thursday April 19 through to Thursday May 3 and can be accessed via the LifeForcePatterning/ Facebook page.

Ben said he wanted to mark his 15th year as a therapist in a way that could help other people after his own health was transformed 20 years ago. It was a life-changing experience that inspired him to become a therapist himself.

“Each day the tutorials will focus on different tools that people can use to help improve their own lives, happiness and health,” he said.

From the age of 11 to his early 20s Ben had suffered from severe allergic rhinitis and psoriasis that had a debilitating affect on his daily life. Conventional steroid and chemical treatments had helped to control symptoms but they came with long-term side-effects and failed to provide a cure.

So he started looking for alternative treatments and discovered kinesiology, a therapy system based on Chinese medicine and modern muscle testing techniques, that aims to identify imbalances within the body.

An allergy to cane sugar was found to be the main cause of his condition. After excluding it from his diet his health completely transformed.

“Within a few months pretty much all my symptoms had disappeared. It was life changing for me. I went from being really unwell and having my life affected every day to thinking about being alive and doing things that made me happy,” said Ben.

“It really started to make me look hard at my lifestyle, diet and the way I cared for myself, which wasn’t good at that point, and find other ways I could improve my health.”

Ben undertook four years of training to become a kinesiologist and qualified in 2003. He has since qualified in other therapy services including Bowen Technique, Access Bars and allergy testing.

He launched his first practice in the Pride Hill Centre, Shrewsbury in 2003. In August 2013 he set up the Centre for Integral Health, in St Austin’s Friars, and now has 34 therapists working alongside him.

For Ben’s tutorials visit