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Ben Calder

Ben Calder

Integral Health Practitioner & Centre Founder

I started working professionally in 2003 as a kinesiologist and have since worked with a diverse range of people, problems and situations. The development of the Integral framework in my practice has allowed me to look at individual situations and challenges in a unique way that accounts for all aspects of a person and how that might be impacting on their health and well-being. This also gives us a much broader scope of possible solutions to each individual scenario. Regardless of the route you take to come and see me, whether it is via Kinesiology, Bowen Technique, Allergy Testing, Access Bars, NLP, Qigong; the integral framework will be applied in supporting you and recognising all the possible measures that can be taken to help you reach your desired outcome. 

There is always something that can be done to improve any situation, whether that is a physical adjustment for pain relief, a nutrition change for improved biochemical function, a change in mindset or beliefs to change our perspective on a situation and it's impact on our life. 

What never ceases to amaze me is how important and relevant these small and simple changes can be. So even if your problem seems bigger than you can cope with, be encouraged to make small changes and watch the cumulative benefits begin. After all you are the sum total of all you have and haven't done, so you got to where you are partly because some of what you do doesn't support you and some does. So let's increase the latter and change the former and watch your life change.

You can learn more about my practice and skillset on my website www.bencalder.co.uk where you can also sign up for my health resources membership, an anual fee of £20 to have access to a range of tools to help enhance your health.

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I began with an early interest in natural well-being when I was introduced to the benefits of crystal energies and aromatherapy at the age of 15. As my personal interests in these fields continued, I gradually developed a very strong personal belief that there was a very natural harmonic way of balancing and supporting our lives. While looking for a way to resolve my own imbalances, I was introduced to Kinesiology in 1999 and the interests that had been developed were given a very simple and powerful organising structure which brought them all together beautifully.

Using Kinesiology was a big step, creating motivational and passional forces that initiated a change in career and the deeper development of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual lifestyle that I had known was possible, but had only been at a minor stage until now.

Qualifying as a Kinesiologist in 2003 allowed me to extend and develop many of my initial interests to an advanced level. I have since then added an extensive amount of training and personal development to give you one of the most comprehesive Integral Health experiences avaialable in the UK today.

I qualified as a Health Kinesiologist in 2003 (Level 5) and extended my training to level 9

I am also qualified in the following:

  • BEd(Hons)

Aromatherapy (Diploma)

Flower Essences (Diploma)

Training in Nutrition, Biotyping & Epigenetics inc:

  • From Memory Loss to Dementia March 2015
  • Protocols Module 2 March 2015
  • Protocols Module 3 April 2015
  • Annual Update January 2016, September 2019, September 2020, September 2021, September 2022, September 2023
  • Epigenetics & the Human Biome March 2016
  • Epigenetics & the Chemistry of Pain April 2016
  • Seven Ages of Man & Woman July 2016
  • Essential Minerals, Toxic Metals & Radiation July 2016
  • Platinum Practitioners Workshop January 2017, January 2018, January 2019, January 2020, January 2023, Jaunary 2024
  • Masterclass July 2017
  • Volatile Organic Compounds July 2017
  • The Epigenetic Management of Autoimmune Disorders March 2018
  • Epigenetics v's Genetic Determinism June 2018
  • Essential Nutrition & Functional Biochemistry Module 7 & 8 February 2019
  • Essential Nutrition & Functional Biochemistry Module 9 & 10 March 2019
  • Essential Nutrition & Functional Biochemistry Module 13 & 14 May 2019
  • Optimising your immune system against the COVID-19 virus May 2020
  • Epigenetics Hormone Update Novemebr 2020
  • Epigenetics Comprehensive Diagnostic Biomarkers in Clinical Practice January 2021, January 2022
  • Epigenetics: Methylation February 2021
  • Epigenetics: Menopause March 2021
  • Epigenetics: Oxytocin & Other Hormones of Love & Hate April 2021
  • Epigenetics: The Hypothalamus June 2021
  • Epigenetics: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration November 2021
  • Epigenetics: Neurological Disorders March 2022
  • Epigenetics: Do all diseases begin in the womb? July 2022
  • Epigenetics: The Heart of the Matter May 23
  • Epigenetics: The Heart (Extended Module) July 23
  • Epigenetics: Autonomic Nervous System Jan 24
  • Epigenetics Cognitive Decline Sept 23
  • Epigenetics: Collagen - The Glue that holds us Together March 2024
  • Epigenetics: Viruses, Toxic Metals, Allergies and Subconscious Emotions May 2024

LifeForce Qigong Qualification:

Life-Force Qigong Module 1 Foundation JING 

Life-Force Qigong Module 2 Intermediate QI

Life-Force Qigong Module 3 Dynamic QiFlow

Life-Force Qigong Module 4 Advanced SHEN

Life-Force Qigong Module 1 & 2 Teacher Certificate

Dao of Man

Trauma and the Wisdom of the 5 Elements


NLP (neurolinguistic programming) Practitioner Certificate

Touch for Health Foundation (TFH 1&2)


Bowen Technique Training:

Bowen Technique Certified Practitioner inc

  • Sports 1 & 2
  • TMJ & Respiritory
  • Kinetics
  • Bowen Technique Explored with Ultrasound
  • McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release 
  • Importance of Symmetry (IOS)
  • Art of Bodywork
  • Pregnancy & Birth with John Wilks

Quantum Kinesiology

Sekhem Healing level I, II & Advanced

Geopathic Stress and Intrusive Energies Clearing 

Integral Studies - Core Integral Advanced Level

Advanced Shadow Mastery Diploma - Distinction

Crystal Therapy ICGT Cert 

Body BioEnergetics

Scott Protocol

Causative Analysis

Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner

Access Consciousness Body Process Practitioner

Chinese Nutritional Therapy Diploma

PMDD with Functional Kinesiology


And additional study in:

Healing Trauma with Peter Levine July 2022

Level 3 Mental Health First Aid April 2022

Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity July 2021

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health November 2021

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care October 2021

Introduction to Public Health and Wellbeing with Glyndwr University May-July 2021

  • SURE for Mental Health: Managing Change and Self Care During Covid19 Spring 2021

  • SURE for Mental Health: Male Victims of Sexual Violence Spring 2021

  • SURE for Mental Health: Managing Your Mind: Anger Spring 2021

  • SURE for Mental Health: Male Suicide Awareness Spring 2021

  • SURE for Mental Health: Introduction to PTSD Spring 2021

  • Red Flag Assessment with Dr David Laird
  • Introduction to Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Naturopathy
  • Herbs
  • Homeopathy
  • Colour Therapy
  • Shamanic Journeying
  • Tree Spirit connection
  • Alexander Technique
  • A detailed study of Allergies
  • Sacred Geometry and other natural energy forms.
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Big Mind Zen Voices


Member of:
AKFRP - Advanced Kinesiology Federation Registered Professional
CNHC - Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council
BCMA - British Complementary Medical Association
BTPA - The Bowen Therapy Professional Association
TCUGB - Senior INstructor for the Tai CHi & Qigong Union of Great Britain
TCQUGB - Tai Chi & Qigong Union of Great Britain

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Years in business

What People Say


"I really struggle to meditate. To sit in silence and with my own thoughts. I had a huge fear of being alone before I met Fran. I wanted to calm my thoughts when I was struggling. Fran recorded an audio that I listen to when I feel myself spiralling down into my negative emotions. It helps me to remember that I'm never alone and I can listen to it wherever I am. Thanks so much Fran!

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!

"Working with Fran over the last few months has been a joy. I loved the variety in our sessions. Many different techniques always resulting in breakthroughs that Fran then helped me to process. Thanks again!

Had several neuro-energetic kinesiology appointments at the Centre and found the experience to be very beneficial and eye-opening. Would recommend to anyone. 5 star

I was very impressed by the service from Integral Health. I was contacted and offered an appointment immediately after contacting the centre. Ben Calder gave me excellent advice and managed to sort out my issues in only one session.I would highly recommend this clinic.

Went there yesterday for my first yoga session. It's a great little place. Didn't know it was there until a few months ago. I also go there often to have a massage which I love!

10 days after the session for my daughter, she received a "Heart Award" at school for her positivity. She has been bright, positive and done after school activities - clubs and sports 4/5 evenings! She wouldn't even leave the house unless 100% required a few weeks back. I thought I should share this with you. Thank you.

I highly recommend the Centre for Integral Health. I've been here for multiple sessions with Ben Calder, and honestly, you need to go and experience it for yourself. Friendly, professional and just a generally positive experience all around! The Centre offers such a range of services, I can't wait to try out a few of the other therapies they offer!

Went very well. Was very happy with how friendly and welcoming it all was, and the treatment was at the highest quality.

Working with Fran over the last few months has been a joy. I loved the variety in our sessions. Many different techniques always resulting in breakthroughs that Fran then helped me to process. Thanks again!

Got an appointment through really quickly. The staff were really friendly and made the procedures and testing easy to understand throughout, step by step. Really pleased with the outcome. Finally got the answers I was looking for and would highly recommend.

I'd also like to say that the appointments I have had with you have made such a big difference to my life. Although it's been hard cutting things out of my diet, I can't believe how much my skin has improved since my appointment with you. I will continue to recommend you to my family and friends because as I have said, the appointments I have had with you over the years have improved my well-being so much!

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. 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.

I would definitely recommend Fran to anyone who is looking for a little guidance. Fran is very warm and so easy to talk to. Even online, I was able to instantly connect to Fran, and she really listens and has the ability to help guide without judgement. I'm grateful for the work she has done for me

So I cant quite believe Im writing this a week on but his legs seem nearly cleared, hes now not drinking any milk.... he eats more in one meal than he did all day and I dont want to speak to soon but 2 nights now he has slept through.compared to waking under every 2 hours the last few weeks. ...in one small week our lives seem much improved!

Great service from Ben and his team. If you want your aches and pains sorting out or if you feel your life just isn't in balance you really should give Integral Health a try...

I would like to thank Wan, for a deep tissue and stone massage, it's an experience that I've never had before, already booked for next week, I would recommend this to anyone, please look at there website as there are numerous things to do within the complex.

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.

Excellent service from start to finish, the booking system was very straightforward and the clinic is spotlessly clean. I can highly recommend Ben Calder who has given me my life back!! After suffering debilitating headaches for many years, and having various medications and procedures done by neurologists, two sessions with Ben has completely cured them. There is no pressure to book further appointments, unlike some therapists.

I feel like Ive come such a long way since my first session with you and I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for the treatments and advice youve given me Thank you Ben!!!

I used the centre to help training and preparation for a marathon. As well as getting some great advice around technique and training, I was also introduced to Bowen Technique which helped repair a slight hamstring injury and also Kinesiology which allowed me to design a bespoke training diet. Would definitely recommend.

Love the Qigong classes Ben runs. Professional, safe and informative. Thanks Ben

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

Before I had a series of Bowen sessions I had lived with lower back pain and discomfort for over ten years. I chose the Bowen technique as I wanted to be treated by a practitioner who understood that the body is a whole system. The technique itself is not invasive or stressful on the body as the underlying approach is that with the right support, time and gentle encouragement the body can heal.