Mark Pirtle, D.P.T.
Dr. Mark Pirtle is among those at the forefront of integral thinking in recovery. He is a businessman, filmmaker, author, public speaker and true “innerpreneur." His colleagues and business partners regard Pirtle as an extremely well informed generalist—a holistically inclined pattern-recognizer —who connects the dots between science, spirituality, wellness, business, and culture. He tirelessly mines the whole of today’s integrated knowledge base for insights to help others change, heal, and then serve. Mark applies systems thinking, or “vision-logic,” to every aspect of his work, from evaluating and creating innovative content to serving groups and individuals.
Mark completed his doctor of physical therapy degree (with distinction) from Northern Arizona University. In the second decade of his successful entrepreneurial career, he became deeply interested in Buddhist psychology as it applies to healing stress related illnesses.
Synthesizing the disciplines of neuroscience, living systems theory and mindfulness meditation, he developed an evidence-based program for people suffering from stress related conditions he calls Skillfully Aware. With it, he started the first ever pain program at Sierra Tucson, a world-renowned in-patient rehab hospital. Subsequently, he joined the faculty for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
Today, Dr. Pirtle serves as Miraval Resort's Stress Illness Specialist, where he delivers a weekly lecture, Skillfully Aware: Tools for Transformation. Dr. Pirtle speaks around the world on his clinical platform. He inspires clients and professionals alike with his unique and immediately applicable mind-body approaches to healing.