About
Lee Mason

My Professional Background

I’m a graduate of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), where I studied Physical Therapy. I’ve facilitated thousands of treatment sessions with patients in various sectors of the Dutch healthcare industry, including private practices, rehabilitation centers, a hospice and the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam. 

As a teacher, I’ve facilitated courses and workshops for students of universities in Amsterdam (UvA), Utrecht (UU) and Eindhoven (TU). In addition, I’ve provided individual coaching for clients employed by Accenture, Amsterdam University (VU) and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science (OCW). 

I have a keen interest in holistic approaches to health and well-being and I’ve studied systemic therapy (constellation work) in the lineage of Bert Hellinger. I also created the Integral Flourishing courses (Part 1 & Part 2) for the international online education platform Ubiquity University, as well as The Essence of Integral Flourishing course for Integral Life.

Together with Nomali Perera, I founded Practical Integral. Nomali and I regularly host live online sessions for Integral Life.

Together with Jeff Salzman, podcast host of The Daily Evolver, Nomali and I have also produced a series of videos about human development.

Below are three videos in which Nomali and I discuss how to optimize our physical, mental and spiritual health.

Experience & Development

I was born in 1975, in London, England. At the age of nine, I moved to the Netherlands, where I attended grammar school.

After graduating as a physical therapist of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, I worked within various sectors of the Dutch healthcare industry, including a rehabilitation centre, a number of private practices and a hospice for the terminally ill. 

Gradually, over the course of approximately 2,000 patient sessions, I became aware of how much physical, but also psychological suffering we could prevent as human beings, if only we were taught from a young age how to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with our bodies, but also with our emotions, our thoughts and our beliefs. 

A Holistic Approach

As a physical therapist, I developed a more holistic approach, which was focused both on physical well-being and also psychological well-being.

Between 2008 and 2012, I worked with a team of psychologists, physical therapists and occupational physicians to provide therapeutic assistance to patients suffering from a variety of physical and psychological complaints.

I helped patients to develop healthy exercise, nutrition, hydration and sleep habits. I also helped patients to effectively transform unproductive thoughts, unpleasant emotions and limiting beliefs.

In 2012, I started working as an independent coach. 

What can you expect from my coaching sessions?

  • More energy
  • Better personal and professional relationships
  • Strategies to experience joy and contentment more often
  • Insights into how to utilize your talents more fully
  • Greater clarity around your purpose in life
  • Enhanced confidence

Teaching

Between 2001 and 2002, I taught a course in Bodily Awareness at the Dutch Waldorf College in Driebergen-Zeist.

Between 2015 and 2017, I taught 6 courses in health, well-being and self-development at the University of Amsterdam.

Between 2012 and 2017, I facilitated dozens of workshops within the Dutch healthcare and education sectors. 

Between 2015 and 2016, I taught two editions of a course titled The School of Transformation, focused on supporting personal development within a framework of Integral Theory.

In 2017, I also taught a stress management course for Ph.D students employed by the AMC (Academic Medical Centre) in Amsterdam.

Between 2017 and 2021, I developed the Integral Flourishing course.

My Personal Background

As a child, I was fascinated by the power of asking questions. By asking “How?” and “Why?”, every day I would discover more about our wondrous world, in which the iron in our blood originated in dying stars and in which single-celled organisms, over billions of years, evolved into millions of lifeforms, from earthworms to palm trees, from owls to polar bears.

During secondary school and college, while gradually expanding my knowledge about the “How?” of our world, I also became increasingly interested in the “Why?” of our world. As a result, I explored a variety of philosophical questions, such as:

  • Why is there a universe rather than nothing at all?
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • How can we best spend the limited time that we have available during our life?
 

I familiarized myself with scientific theories regarding the origin of the universe, historical views on the nature of reality and philosophical perspectives on the ultimate purpose of life.

In addition, I developed a daily routine of exercises, including physical training, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and yoga. I also regularly engaged in meditation exercises and other spiritual practices. Gradually, my routine enabled me to consciously change unproductive behaviour and eventually become a better version of myself. In doing so, I discovered my main life goals, which are:

  • To offer practical support to people who are interested in personal development
  • To help people lead an optimally happy, healthy and meaningful life