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DR MARK CHAMBERS

I qualified as a doctor in 1981 at the University of Sheffield. After completing Vocational Training for General Practice in Lincoln, in 1985 I joined the Long Melford Practice in Suffolk as a full-time GP partner, and for 23 years, a GP Trainer until I retired in August 2017 to pursue my interests in coaching and the practice and teaching of Complementary Techniques. Throughout my career I have had an interest in psychological medicine and the role of Complementary Therapies in General Practice and have trained in several modalities including Medical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Thought Field Therapy, EMDR, Havening and Reiki. I incorporate all of these into my medical, coaching and training practices.

In 2012 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs in recognition of my contribution to General Practice Training in Suffolk, and particularly for my innovative approach and the use of Complementary Techniques in all aspects of my work.

Since 2013 I have been providing life-coaching services for medical and allied professionals via AKESO, a medical charity.

Since retiring from General Practice I now work as a Mind-Trainer. I consult and coach in private practice in Suffolk and Harley Street, London. Alongside this I am teaching people Mindfulness with my colleague Jennie Thornton. I am also teaching hypnosis for the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and the UK Hypnosis Academy. I assist Kevin Laye in training his Psy-Tap techniques and I am involved in establishing a Faculty of Psycho-Sensory Medicine for the College of Medicine.

I believe that my professional role is to help people to reconnect with their own natural resources, skills and abilities to heal and grow, and mend when necessary. When all the medicine has been done people can often be helped further by education and building hope and motivation.