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Jon's Life & Times

Jon took off on his world travels rather than face another term at a well-known English public school.

It was on the road that he picked up copies of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching and the I Ching, regarded as the world’s oldest book.

Now in his mid-50s, he has been a student of both books for over 30 years, and by his own admission still is. Since 1977 Jon has studied and practised a variety of oriental healing systems and is regarded an expert on Yin and Yang, Chinese philosophy, Shiatsu, Feng Shui, Macrobiotics, Oriental diagnosis and Oriental astrology. He knows his subjects well and is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience in a practical, contemporary way.   

Jon on the road in 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon on the road in 1972

He’s written eight books on and around the subjects: Acupressure, Feng Shui Astrology, The 10 Day Re-Balance Programme, Piatkus Guide to Feng Shui, Feng Shui Journey, Macrobiotics for Beginners, Zen and the Art of Cooking and The Authentic I Ching.

He has been a regular columnist for alternative magazines and been featured in articles in most UK daily papers and popular mainstream magazines. He is also often asked to appear on leading current affairs programmes on the radio and television to talk about his expertise. He is also in demand on the international lecture circuit, and has led seminars in over 20 countries.

He has also taught courses around the world including at The Metropolitan Institute of Design in New York and the International Macrobiotic Institute in Kiental, Switzerland.

Over the years, Jon has put in valuable voluntary time in helping establish credible professional umbrellas for different oriental healing arts. He was a founder member of the Shiatsu Society, which now represents 2000 shiatsu therapists and students. He founded the Macrobiotic Association of Great Britain and was Chairman of the Feng Shui Society (GB). Through Jon’s effort and guidance, the Society has established a Code of Ethics for Feng Shui consultants and is steering the different schools of Feng Shui toward establishing education standards for training future consultants.

Jon manages to fit a lot into his busy life. He writes and records for his new I Ching Astrology site. He provides Feng Shui consultancy for businesses, homeowners and celebrities. There are new books in the pipeline and his international teaching schedule. Jon even has the time and energy for his growing family of seven children, five of whom know which way round the yin yang symbol goes!

Some of his qualifications are:
Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society and Teacher (MRSST)
Feng Shui  Society Accredited (FSSA) - previous Chairman
Senior Teacher and Dietary Counsellor of the Kushi Institute (Macrobiotics)