Monthly Archives: January 2020

2020 Vision Earlybird Deadline Looming Large!

Earlybird Deadline… 🙂

As we head in toward the January 31st Earlybird Deadline for the 2020 Vision Events in Auckland and Sydney in March, I put on this free Preview Webinar to give anyone interested a taster of what we’ll be covering together at the event. Take a peek – and any thoughts or questions that arise, feel free to ping them over to me at enquiries@mattwallden.com

As you’ll hear if you listen to the webinar, it is my suggestion that not only is it useful to work with people at all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, but that it is a necessity for optimal holistic practice… This 2 minute “edu-tainment” video attempts to capture that sentiment:

For more information on the event or to secure your place to join us, just click on the relevant following link:

2020 Vision, Auckland: Sat March 7th & Sun March 8th.

2020 Vision, Sydney: Sat March 14th & Sun March 15th.

Have We Been Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Over the last decade, the world of musculoskeletal medicine has been rocked by research that has – in theory at least – pulled the rug out from under many of the tenets held sacred in not just manual therapy and rehabilitation, but in strength/conditioning and athletic training for decades, centuries – even millennia.

Perhaps, more concerning, in spite of this new research and attempts to apply it in the clinical arena, the rates of persistent pain are still increasing… suggesting we may be barking up the wrong tree. See here for a good example:

But why is this?

One potential explanation for this is the vantage point from which information is assessed.  When we look at data as truth, and we hear (often academics) state “the data are in”, then we are viewing the world from a scientific, materialistic level of consciousness; the level from which many of these claims for posture being irrelevant, biomechanics being redundant or motor control not working, arise. 

When we transcend that level of evaluation, we see that the data being utilised to paint a black and white picture of “what is” is, in fact, in itself flawed – and only true in its cleaned-up, sanitised form – even though this does not represent the grit, dirt and complexity of the real world. So, while it is flawed, it is the best data currently available to us; and so should not be ignored… but, it should not be put on too high a pedestal either. There are just too much additional clinical, physiological and experimental data to define so starkly “right and wrong”; instead we have to come to the realisation that in many instances there may be an either/or, pluralistic, or shades of grey reality.

Wilber’s model of conscious development (note each level is transcended and included… and people may be in more than one level at once)

To move a step further, the shades of grey can result in being non-committal; so if we can begin to integrate them into the context for the situation at hand we begin to see a greater, more reflective, whole… And if, ultimately, we can colour in the grayscale to produce a glorious technicolor view of our reality then a truly holistic picture of human function begins to emerge…

2020 Vision Seminars, March 2020.

So THIS is the journey we will be exploring together at 2020 Vision – bringing more insight to cut through the confusing and often dumbfounding research; as well as showing how to apply it more fluidly in the real world.

For more information or to book your place, head here:

Time, Magick & Mastery Webinar
Viscero-Somatic Reflexes & Central Sensitivity Webinar

NOTE: Participants also receive access to 2 Matt Wallden Webinars worth £50 (~$100NZD)