"I regard Dr Mark Atkinson as the UK's leading visionary within the field of integrative medicine."
Professor Karol Sikora - World Respected Oncologist & Past Chief of the WHO Cancer Programmes
"I have had the immense privilege of knowing Dr Mark Atkinson for many years – both personally and professionally. Dr Mark is a huge inspiration to me and many, many people within the complementary medical profession. Aside from being an excellent doctor, he is one of the kindest and most compassionate human beings you’ll meet."
Jayney Goddard - President, The Complementary Medical Association
'Dr Atkinson's books and workshops are full of deep wisdom and insight. I've worked closely with him, and his authentic desire to help others is inspiring. He helps people to process their emotions and move forwards through mindfulness and 'heartfulness'. A gifted teacher and coach - highly recommended.'
Shamash Alidina M.A., Author of Mindfulness For Dummies
Professional Endorsements (for my book True Happiness)
At last we have a truly comprehensive handbook on how to evolve physically, psychologically, and spiritually. This is a valuable toolbox to help us take care of ourselves. Dr Atkinson speaks not only as a teacher but as an encouraging companion on the path, so I felt somehow held and guided at the same time.
David Richo PhD, Author of Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love & Intimacy
'With remarkable depth and wisdom, Dr Atkinson shows us how to find complete fulfillment in life. In vivid detail, this book offers reliable practices that transform our negative emotions, attitudes and thinking that imprison us in a state of unease. Such a rare jewel for integrating our mind, body and spirit!
Jacquelyn Small, Author of the Sacred Purpose of Being Human, Transformers & Awakening in Time
'Many people muddle through life in partial coma, accepting a level of happiness and fulfillment that is only a fraction of their potential. With only a slight change in perspective, a new life awaits. If you aspire to live life fully, deeply, vitally, Dr. Mark Atkinson's book is for you.
Dr Larry Dossey, Author of The Power of Premonitions and Healing Words
'True Happiness is a practical step-by-step guide to identifying and clearing the common blockages which stand in the way of real happiness. Full of sound psychology and wise advice, its eight pillars will guide you towards thinking and acting in ways that support your mental and physical health, and help you to create healthy and life-affirming relationships with others. Mark Atkinson reminds us that happiness does not come from outer success or circumstances. True happiness comes from within – and begins with self-love and acceptance of what is. This inspirational and heart-centred guide shows you how to get there.'
Gill Edwards, Clinical Psychologist & author of Conscious Medicine
'This wonderful book combines wisdom, depth and readability. In it, Dr Mark Atkinson has mapped out a practical pathway to greater happiness, fulfillment and emotional skillfullness.'
Dr Chris Johnstone, Author of Find Your Power
'True Happiness contains a wealth of wisdom and practical suggestions for living a deeply fulfilling life. Combining his personal experience, his professional expertise, and a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of being human, Dr Mark Atkinson has created a holistic programme for happiness and well-being.”
Marci Shimoff, NY Times Bestselling Author of Happy for No Reason & Love for No Reason
'In a world where people are increasingly taking control of their own healthcare, it is crucial that they are given the most useful and important concepts and strategies. At the cutting edge of holistic healthcare, Dr Mark Atkinson provides an inspiring, practical and encyclopedic approach of use to everyone.'
William Bloom, Pioneer of Holistic Living & Author of Soulution: The Holistic Manifesto
'Dr Mark Atkinson is an acclaimed medical and integrated health practitioner – this gives his thesis gravitas – but most importantly his passion for health, wellbeing, joy and happiness are infectious. This book should be prescribed to all!
Janey Lee Grace, Author of Imperfectly Natural Woman
'Dr Mark Atkinson’s latest book shows him for the consummate medical practitioner and teacher that he is. This book contains a wealth of information on Happiness and Self-Care, together with valuable self check questionnaires to help us gain insight into where we are, and how to move forwards. Dr Mark looks at physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of how to be healthy and happy, and provides excellent self-help approaches and resources. Reading this book makes me feel he is there helping me along the way. I wish I’d read it much earlier in my life. It will help many people to achieve what the title says – True Happiness. Congratulations!'
Dr Andrew Tresidder, GP, Author & Educator
''True Happiness is a refreshingly holistic overview of the many factors which affect human well-being. Dr. Atkinson's approach has an amazing breadth, treating the physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual with equal importance. The book contains a large number of effective practical exercises, and will be extremely beneficial to anyone who reads it.'
Steve Taylor, Author of Waking from Sleep & Out of the Darkness
'Dr Mark Atkinson is a hugely welcome pioneer of a new generation of wholistic doctors who integrate the best of conventional and complementary approaches to overall health. True Happiness is an easily accessible and yet in-depth guide to achieving the emotional well-being that is the foundation of all health and real and sustainable happiness.What I find particularly important about Dr Mark's excellent book is that it is written from the heart. And also like many great healers, the insights gained from his personal life experience of healing his own inner unhappiness inspire, enlighten and substantiate his great work.'
Dr Jude Currivan, Author of The 8th Chakra, the 13th Step and CosMos (with Dr Ervin Laszlo)
‘I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It is easy to read and well paced. 8 sections allow each to stand alone and develop into a complete self help manual. I believe that practical exercises are sound, safe and grounded in scientific method. The effect will be to help you restore and retain well-being’.
Dr David Beales, Specialist in Mind-Body Medicine & Co-Author of Emotional Healing for Dummies
'Being a Holistic Doctor myself, researching preventative medicine and personal development for over 30 years, I can say that this book has the perfect tools that are simple to use and are applicable for everyone who is truly interested to improve the quality of their lives. Dr. Mark Atkinson has done his homework and his years of clinical practice show in the way he inspires even me to try out some of his techniques. I thought I had seen it all, but Dr. Atkinson deserves my uttermost respect for his accomplishments. I am truly impressed and so will be you. It is my pleasure to recommend this book.'
Dr Roy Martina, Medical Doctor & Author of Emotional Balance
'True Happiness is written in the tradition of mind training that is further expanded and informed by the modern context of integral health. Dr. Atkinson has provided the insights and tools for individuals to engage the process of transforming inner perspectives and behaviors into mind and lifestyles which support optimal health. A serious and well intentioned reader is certain to benefit from the author's wise and heartfelt offering.'
Dr Elliott Dacher Author of Integral Health
"When I went to see Mark about 9 months ago I was suicidal and manically depressive. I also had chronic fatigue and daily panic attacks. Nothing was working for me. I had seen several councillors and healers over the years and as I got worse I really felt as though I was beyond help. Mark put me on a healing journey that has completely transformed my life. I no longer have depression, or panic attacks and I’m living a full and healthy lifestyle. Mark is guiding me to realise my full potential and I now feel even better than I did before my depression. I am truly grateful to have come across Mark. He has helped me go from absolute rock bottom to a life which is better than I could have imagined in under a year."
“I consulted Dr Mark Atkinson a few months ago due to severe "fibromyalgia" symptoms that were ruining my life and causing problems for my family. Having read Dr Mark's The Mind Body Bible and an article in a magazine which felt like it had been written just for me I decided to contact him! I was open to the idea that my symptoms could be emotionally based so it was a huge relief to be told that I had emotionally-induced issues which were treatable. The subsequent journey of self discovery, emotional re-balancing exercises and reading of suggested material made me feel alive for the first time in years. The respect and understanding shown by Dr. Mark and the fact that he "gave" me permission to think about ME gave me the confidence to go where I had not gone before - my emotions! After a couple of weeks I noticed my pain levels, depression & anxiety diminishing and my energy levels rising. I feel as if I have my life back, I still have a way to go as if I fall back into old habits the pain returns but I am in control and I'm in this for life! - I'm happier and so is my family - Thanks Dr Mark!”
Sue, East Sussex
"When I consulted Dr Mark Atkinson I suffered from distressing symptoms which included anxiety attacks, constant excruciating muscle and joint pain and chronic fatigue. I tried acupuncture, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy and some other therapies, but none of them brought any relief. I was amazed by the impact Dr Atkinson's Presence-Based Healing had on me and was deeply moved by his genuine compassion and concern for me. Not only does Dr Atkinson have a profound understanding of where physical and emotional suffering stems from, but he also gives you "the tools" that enable you to embark on the path to recovery. As soon as I introduced Dr Atkinson’s mind training techniques into my daily routine I started feeling more peaceful within myself. Three months later most symptoms ceased and I regained control of my life. I would like to thank Dr Atkinson for giving me all the strength and hope, and for his tremendous support and encouragement during the most distressing period of my life."
Bernadette Andruk, London, UK
"I have had severe, chronic, atopic eczema since the age of three. I am now 35. For the past fifteen years or so I have spent an average of 3 weeks a year in the dermatology ward of the University Hospital of Wales. The rest of the time I have been using potent steroid creams continuously and having to wet-wrap my feet and legs in bandages almost daily. I have not worn shoes or short sleeves for 15 years as my skin looked so ugly and have had to avoid make up, perfumes, hair products, deodorants and many washing powders. My GPs gave up on me long ago. I have been under the care of three Dermatology Professors. I am often asked to go and do GP Dermatology training seminars and examinations as an example of a patient with severe atopic eczema. When I am in hospital the professor often brings trainee doctors to see me. So many people looking yet nobody able to do anything about it. Since I saw Dr Mark Atkinson for his Presence-Based Healing my skin has had a 'glow' to it and it is the best it has been for years. I have been able to go out in public with a short sleeved t-shirt on. This is the first time in fifteen years I have been able to do this. Previously I used to put on a jumper to answer the door to the postman as I was so ashamed of my skin. My skin still has scars from the eczema I had, but these will fade over time. Scars do not bother me at all, people tend not to notice scars, and even if they do nobody ever thought a scar was contagious. The rest of my body is still improving. I have also worn sandals instead of boots for the first time in 15 years. My legs still have a while to go before I will ever wear shorts or go swimming but I have no doubt that this point will came within the next three months or so. Friends have also commented that I am happier in myself and my hair is more shiny! Thank you, very much, once again."
Heather Ward, Cardiff
"I have suffered from eating disorder for 5 years and have attempted suicides. I have had depression long before my problems with food began and have tried to seek for help and advice from different institutions. Feelings of isolation, hopelessness and anxiety had an awful effect on my life that I refused to have any sort of communication with anybody, and preferred to put an end to my life. I have had 2 psychologists 3 dieticians and changed my GP three times already. I have had face-to-face meetings with the consultants in daily basis and have been on Prozac for over 4 years. Yet, the medication did not help, in the contrary, I have turned from a severe depression to a life-threatening situation. This continued until I have decided to contact GMTV. In doing so, I met Dr. Mark Atkinson, who has, using his Presence-Based Healing programme helped me to release, in just a few sessions, the past painful emotions I have kept inside me for so long. Within three weeks I felt liberated, I was off prozac, I was able to deal with stress, my negative mind chatter settled and the deep sense of hopelessness that used to plague my life had turned to one of hope - I now feel alive."
Alia Jawad. London, UK
"About five years ago I found that even the slightest amount of alcohol created severe headaches and I therefore I assumed that I had developed an allergic reaction to it. Not drinking any alcohol at all seemed to be the answer for a while, but then I started to react to various foods - this was to be the beginning of a journey into trying to discover the route cause of my problem. My social life became extinct as it was difficult enough to struggle to get to and maintain my work each day. I saw a homeopath for some time and I also had kinesiology testing and food allergy testing but nothing seemed to be the answer. Last June I heard Dr Mark at a seminar and everything he said made sense. When I saw him I was astounded that the diagnosis was chronic and ongoing tension and stress - but the most wonderful thing is that he truly had the answers. Within a very short space of time following his programme for me I began to feel so much better and have just gone from strength to strength. I am now eating completely normally and having the occasional glass of wine and I also have my social life back. Its been a truly remarkable experience and so many of my friends have remarked on my amazing progress. I have to say that I was extremely shocked at how being stressed took over my life and I count myself very fortunate to have found Dr Mark and wish to thank him so much. I feel he gave me back my quality of life."
Leonie Meredith, UK
"I made the appointment with Dr Mark Atkinson at a time when I felt I needed some help to move on from a cycle of digestive problems and frustration and depression resulting from this because of weight gain and feelings of helplessness despite following all kinds of diets and exercises. At the first appointment with Dr Mark he performed an amazing healing emotional release using his Presence-Based Healing. This was of immediate benefit in relieving my emotions and the subsequent weeks of following Dr Mark's suggestions with journaling, emotional release, meditation and symptom enquiry paved the way forwards for me as I realised the root causes of my problems. I am now much happier in myself, enjoying life again, making big improvements with meditation and yoga and am much calmer and less reactive to stress and demands at work. I feel more in control of myself and my emotions whereas before I would not acknowledge any emotions and believed that everything was 'fine' when the opposite was true. Dr Mark's suggestion to read 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle was particularly revelatory for me as I instantly recognised the description of the 'pain body' and forced to realise my own responsibility for my choices and actions."
Fiona, London, UK
"I have suffered with depression for nine years. Although anti depressants worked short term, I found they were not the answer as when I came off them I soon felt down again. Mark explained to me how there were many areas of my life that needed to be changed which included diet, taking relevant supplements, the emotional freedom technique and journaling. When focusing on my diet I realised this mostly consisted of junk food, especially crisps and coke. Since changing my diet to a more healthy option, I no longer feel tired all the time. Getting back to nature (e.g. a short walk in the country) has also proved beneficial as I have found this very relaxing. The emotional freedom technique has also helped as it made me deal with all the issues which dragged me down over the years. The healing given by Mark was excellent. I don't know how it works, but afterwards I just felt incredibly positive and relaxed. I feel I still have a way to go to get where I want, but now I am well on the way to recovery. I now know what I want to achieve in life and even though some things still seem daunting, I am prepared to tackle them. I would like to thank Mark for introducing me to the Mood Doctor programme as I now feel a lot more positive about my life."
Louise, London. UK
“Since I came to see you, my life has altered immeasurably. That one appointment shifted so much & I returned to Jersey a changed person. I had had momentary thoughts of suicide, & hysteria prior to seeing you in London. You talked to me about taking time out for myself, to appreciate nature & count my blessings. You started me back on a path of self-discovery, looking at the 'big picture', & taking note of my thoughts. Your Presence-Based Healing, which tapped into & triggered off my own internal healing which has been an ongoing process ever since. I have continued to study & grow & have met some wonderful people in the process. My children appreciate the changes in me & we probably have even better relationships than we have ever had before. I try not to be judgmental & trust that everything happens as part of life's path, I continue to count my blessings & enjoy as far as possible each & every day.”
“I have had problems with panic attacks, anxiety, stress and disturbed sleep patterns for a long time. I have tried many conventional and alternative treatments with minimal effect. I have had a very quick and positive response to Dr Atkinson's Presence-Based Healing. I now find that after two sessions my panic attacks have now disappeared and my sleep pattern has vastly improved and anxiety levels are now very low. I can certainly recommend this non drug treatment to anyone.”
John, Kent. UK