Oliver is the founder and principle of the International Macrobiotic School and is the lynchpin of the professional training courses. He brings over 40 years of experience to his teaching and nutritional consultations, beginning his study of macrobiotics and shiatsu in 1980 in London.
He travelled to Boston USA and around Europe to deepen his studies with Michio and Aveline Kushi and other leading teachers, and in 1984 he moved to the south west of England where he has been teaching and practicing as a macrobiotic health counsellor and shiatsu therapist ever since.
He has seen a very wide range of clients over the past 35 years, and helped thousands of people find greater health. In the 1990’s he studied person-centred emotional counseling and rebirthing, and often includes the emotional side of healing in his holistic consultations.
In 1985, Oliver founded one of the first shiatsu schools in the country, and over the next 29 years trained hundreds of shiatsu practitioners. In 2003 he founded the International Macrobiotic School stemming from his passion for high standards of education and in depth training for practitioners.
Having worked for the Shiatsu Society for seven years setting up training standards for the profession in the UK, in 2006 he initiated the same process for macrobiotics within the Macrobiotic Association.
He is respected for his deep knowledge of macrobiotic and natural healing, and with a degree in Zoology also brings relevant scientific information to his teaching and practice. He has written five books on macrobiotics and shiatsu, and continues to work hard to bring his passion for empowering people to take care of their own health and lives with Oriental medicine and natural healing to as many people as possible.