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I hope to help you somehow.
I have been a Psychologist for over two decades (besides I can look younger!), interested in helping people to overcome their obstacles to reach their happiness. Most of them are in our mind, but we do not know how to deal with them.
Decades ago “mindfulness” and “coaching” were not a thing. Still, with the time we associated these names with this process.
I consider myself both a Psychologist and a Coach. Let us say a particular fusion.
I am a registered Coaching Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Also, I am a member of the American Psychological Society (APA), Society of Counseling Psychology, Society of Consulting Psychology, and the American Psychology-Law Society. I am a licensed Psychologist both in the UK and Mexico.
I have a vast intercultural experience since I have lived, studied, lectured, and researched in different countries and met many cultures in the process. Even one of my fields of work is cultural management and Human Rights. I am currently a collaborator of UNESCO Mexico on these matters (#UNESCOSanLuis #LaCulturaEsUnDerecho).
I am a full-time professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. I spend most time as a researcher. I am a Chartered Scientist by the Science Council (UK) and a National Researcher of the National System of Researchers in Mexico.
I got my PhD from the University of Barcelona (Spain), as an “International Doctor”, where I also got a Master’s degree. Additionally, I got a Master’s degree from the Pompeu Fabra University, as well in Barcelona, and my bachelor in Psychology in Mexico, at the Jesuit University ITESO.
If you are more interested in my profile as a researcher, please visit my Google Scholar profile or my ORCiD:
- Those who have tried traditional routes of therapy, but feel like it wasn’t the right fit.
- Those who are looking for more – but unsure exactly what that means.
- Those who are feeling lost and unsure of their place in the world or purpose.
- Those who are open-minded and ready for radical changes.
- Those who are frustrated with the traditional ways of thinking and living.
- Those who need a safe space to share their thoughts/feelings, particularly on taboo subjects (sex, non-traditional relationships, kinks, spirituality, esoteric beliefs, etc.)
- Those who feel like outcasts or feel born in the wrong times.
- Those open to exploring spirituality in a unique way.
- Those looking for more fulfilling, sacred and authentic engagements.
Online kink mentoring and life coaching from professional BDSM educator and former International Mr Leather, John Pendal – either as video calls to individuals and relationship groups, or workshops to larger numbers.
John has 17 years experience teaching BDSM workshops around the world. In 2020 when all his life work was cancelled John started a diploma in transformational life coaching. In November 2020 he also gained a FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health.
Coaching can help you look at any area of your life where you want change: both personal and professional. For example, that may be looking at goals you’d like to set, what resources you have to achieve them, any negative thoughts or beliefs holding you back, how you can become better organised or improve your motivation.
Coaching takes place over video calls, so you can be calling from anywhere in the world. You need to be sitting somewhere quiet and private where you can think and speak without being overheard.
John is a cisgender gay man (pronouns he/ him). In 2003 he became the 25th person to win the annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago. Since then he has traveled extensively teaching BDSM workshops around the world, including at Beyond Leather in Fort Lauderdale, Down an Dirty in Melbourne, Edgeplay Scotland in Edinburgh, HunCon in Budapest, Inferno, Kinkferansen in Oslo, Leather Camp in Wichita, the London Alternative Market, Lupercalia in Canada, Minnesota Leather Pride, Mr Leatherman Toronto, Palm Springs Leather Pride, Rome BDSM Conference, SINSations in Leather, SM Bergen in Norway, Spring in the South in Atlanta, Tribal Fire in Oklahoma, and Thunder in the Mountains in Denver (every year from 2007 to 2017).
His full leather history is at http://www.leatherlondonguide.com/profile.html