The Mountain Mind Programme is a whole system healing and development programme adopting traditional methods of body therapy and natural medicine to clear reoccurring disease ‘patterns’.

This programme was created by Luke Shipman, a former personal trainer, and launched in response to the 2020 ‘so called’ global health crises with the aim of teaching people how to up-regulate immune system response, understand mind, body, illness and to thrive into old age. Luke has worked for 15 years as an exercise coach and health consultant with an emphasis on boxing and martial arts related training and Bioenergetics related body work.

To understand the relationship between body-mind: our biology and 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 firm which helps people write their memoirs; a cathartic psychotherapeutic process of release and transformation. He teaches and hosts workshops 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 an interest in Eastern philosophy he began travelling to India in 2009 and has since been back 7 times to further study their culture, their mythos and their medicine.

He loves to meet new people and help them gain function by removing energy blocks, awaken body dead zones and help people process and confront anxiety. He does this 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: 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. 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 way. The body is the first system we need to get right, only then will societal systems align and serve us.

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.

Any discomfort in the body will always correspond with ones mental state so to be comfortable in the skin we must be comfortable in the mind. If we begin by looking at the body as something pleasurable, something to have lovingness for and a gratitude for we will soften the hate of the mind. We may then get to the end and say to the body ‘we served each other well.’

Mission: To teach a functional system that helps more people to age well, peacefully and strong, just as nature intends.