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Mark Mathews BSc (Hons), DO

Mark Mathews graduated in Ecology from Edinburgh University in 1969 and was subsequently responsible for managing the set-up of the National Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. Mark Mathews qualified as an Osteopath in 1979 (he is not a registered osteopath anymore and is practising as a natural health practitioner) and then completed his first course in Applied Kinesiology in 1984.  Mark continues to study with the world’s most knowledgeable teachers and has himself published widely on the subject.  He has also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming over many years and graduated from the Robbins Research International Mastery University. In 1988, Mark Mathews established The Rêve Pavilion Natural Health Clinic, providing an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of all kinds of health problems. Being dyslexic himself, Mark has always had a special interest in helping children with learning difficulties. In 1995, he set up the Sunflower Trust.

References to Published Articles written by or mentioned Mark O Mathews, about his work when he was an osteopath (no longer an osteopath) and Holistic Natural Health Practitioner.

Year of Publication


Name of Journal/Magazine/Newspaper


A Combined Approach to Treatment of Learning Difficulties

Early Child Development and Care 1997, Vol 137, pp 111-122


How Jamie Blossomed – Report by Sarah Stacey

You Magazine, The Mail on Sunday,

7 December 1997


Natural Medicine – How is it Different?

ICAK Collected Papers 1998


The Sunflower Method – Helping Children with learning difficulties

The International Journal of Applied Kinesiology & Kinesiological Medicine

Issue 7, Fall 2000


Signs of Hope for Dyslexia – Justine Hancock

The Times, Times 2 Family Health,

3 October 2000


Membership Profiles


The home of Applied Kinesiology


Pay Attention, Sunshine – Emma Mahony

The Times, Body & Soul,

Saturday, 18 November 2006


Rebuttal paper to ‘Sunflower Therapy for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia): A randomised, controlled trial’

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 15 (2009), pp. 44-46


Investing in our Children’s Health & Development

Omega Matters

Spring 2010


SAD sufferers can fight winter blues

Surrey Advertiser

29th October 2010


Dear Editor …

Osteopathy Today

May 2012

Volume 18.4


Some thoughts… on the place and future of osteopathy, the issue of registration and my impression of the revalidation pilot in which I have been involved

Osteopathy Today

September 2012

Volume 18.7


If the osteopathic profession wants to make a major contribution to the nation’s health, it is probably barking up the wrong tree

Osteopathy Today

November 2013

Volume 19.09


Are Osteopaths Missing an Open Goal? – Mark Mathews, Do Micak & Anthony L Rosner

Osteopathy Today

October 2013

Volume 19.08


Osteopathy and Influenza – A review of Walter McKone’s Lecture at the BOA Conference on 9th November 2013

Osteopathy Today

December 2013/January 2014


Dear Editor…

Osteopathy Today

December 2013/January 2014


Osteopathy: past, present and future



Presentation 4Networking Gloaming

4Networking Godalming

20th January 2014


Life Energy – What on earth is that?

25th April 2015


Living with ADHD – Sarah Stacey

You Magazine


9th August 2015


An Interactive approach to helping young people achieve their potential

Osteopathy Today

September/October 2015


Could more be done to help the NHS, which is failing to stem the tide of chronic illness?

Network Review



Before Movement…There is Alignment!

Movement, Brain, Body & Cognition

International Conference

Oxford 2017


A Process Approach in Osteopathy: Time for a Paradigm Change

Osteopathy Today, September/October2017, pp. 34-38