Health and Wellness

Healing Through Creativity

Desiree Cox MD Ph.D.

Healing Through Creativity – Do what makes you come alive: Personal Mastery and the Journey of Healing Through Creativity –PART 1

In this week’s Healing Through Creativity, host Dr. Desiree Cox talks to Mark Mooney, who is VP of Public Programs at Strozzi Institute, and a certified Master Somatic Coach about creativity, whole-person health and personal mastery. Mark is a teacher in Strozzi Institute’s Leadership and Action courses in the US, Europe and Asia, as well as providing individual coaching and business consulting. He uses a Somatic approach in all the domains in which he is involved whether it be teaching, coaching or in Aikido where his own journey of personal mastery has taken him to the rank of second degree black belt.
‘Studies show that almost 90% of cases it takes a major crisis to motivate us to change’, says Mooney. Both he and Dr. Cox ask why? At Strozzi they ask the question: Who are you being as a leader. The focus on who you are being as a person leads almost automatically to personal leadership, personal practice, and personal mastery.
He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, has managed several small businesses and owned his own manufacturing business for six years. He has been studying with Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler for 19 years and has been a teacher at Strozzi Institute for 14 years.
Cox shares about her journey of personal mastery and healing through creativity, and her own motivations for change, as well as the way Mooney’s approach to centered practice at one of the courses he ran in London many years ago inspired her to take up aikido.
Mooney has been a guest presenter at Yale, George Mason University, Sonoma State University, JFK University, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of San Francisco. He has presented at various conferences including the Organization Development Network Conference, Edges Coaching Community Conference, and a Pfizer Discovery Day Conference. During his time at Strozzi Institute, Mark has worked with numerous businesses – including Pfizer, BIA Financial Consultant, Boston Edison, Cisco Systems, Hoffman Institute, Homeland Security Kaiser Permanete to name a few – providing them with training in leadership, effective coordination, and developing teams.
Cox and Mooney talk about change, motivation, commitment and the mind-body in this first part of their conversation about healing, creativity and personal mastery. Find out more about creativity and personal mastery with Mark Mooney and Dr Desiree Cox. You can also find out more about Dr. Desiree Cox on her website