The Mountain Mind Programme is the transformational whole system development programme created by personal trainer Luke Shipman.
After 15 years of body work and studying complementary approaches to healing the body, Luke launched his system in response to the 2020 global health crises with the aim of teaching as many people as possible how to up-regulate immune system response, understand mind, body, disease and to thrive into old age.
He has worked globally as an exercise, kickboxing coach and health consultant teaching nutritional intervention in disease prevention.
To understand the relationship between body-mind: our biology, our thoughts, he studies and writes on the nature of consciousness, and has a Masters in Scriptwriting. He is the founder of LGC, a literary consultancy firm and writing company which helps people write their memoirs; a cathartic psychotherapeutic process of release and transformation. He teaches and hosts workshops educating people on the nature of the self and what thoughts, feelings and beliefs are, as well as reasons why craft helps a person to become physically strong and mentally developed. The goal with such research and practise being to make consciousness first comprehensible to the intellect and then moving such understanding away from the intellectual, logical and reasonable to beyond the thinking and into the experiential, subjective and apparent.
With a deep love for India, he began travelling there in 2009 and has since been back 7 times to further study their culture, their therapies, their mythos and their medicine.
He loves to meet new people and help them gain function by removing energy blocks and awaken dead spots by making the bodies cleaner and more flexible; using massage, breathwork, exercise, his own detoxification protocols, a specific macrobiotic diet and Reichian related approaches to body work such as Bioenergetics.
Statement, Mission, Goal
Statement: When we displace responsibility to the outside we prevent ourselves from taking useful action and make ourselves victims. This confronting but liberating statement encourages us to take responsibility, take useful action and return to looking after the body. A must in the world today. Why? Most people spend their last years suffering with debilitating mental and physical diseases. Frail, depressed, sick and miserable they die in pain, scared, cold and alone in a hospital or a care home. This is unnecessary and it is tragic. It is a systemic problem, one that we can turn around by taking charge of our own health and well being in a complete and total way. Where to begin? The body is the first system we need to get right, only then will societal systems align.
Age does not need to mean disease. Age is a forward moving process of spiritual development, not one of disintegration into ill health and disease states. Life is meant to be a joy, creative, peaceful and a wonderful adventure. And this is available for us all to choose, but it will take effort and self belief. Self belief comes with self discipline.
Mission: The Mountain Mind Mission is to teach a system that helps more people to age well, peacefully and strong, just as nature intends.
Goal: Healthful enjoyment of the body is due always to the effect of ones mental state. By looking at the body as something pleasurable, something to have lovingness for and a gratitude for we can get to the end and say to the body ‘we served each other well.’