Pete has been a friend for 20 years (in 2018), starting in the context of a men’s group that has been going for 25 years, and going on into a shared interest in Ken Wilber’s “Integral Model”, and co-coaching sessions.
Pete is one of those rare people who has great depth of personal experience and training in human capacities right across the spectrum of body, mind, emotions and spirit. He has a great thirst for truth, great commitment to his own practice and unfolding, a big heart, and a no-nonsense clarity of thinking. If you are looking for a guide along the path of realising your own unique greatness, he’s your man.
Steve Banks, musician, economist, Integral coach
Pete has a gentle and supportive demeanour, combined with humour and a lightness of touch, which makes what he offers very accessible.
He has worked with our group on several occasions providing much guidance down the path of poetry as a means of opening the heart and writing about what touches it deeply; even for those who don’t consider themselves to be poets at all.
On a personal level I feel as if Pete unlocked my poetry gene, which was well hidden, and helped me discover poetry as a way of expressing what I connect with.
He is generous and open in sharing his experience and understanding with others and not afraid to reveal his vulnerabilities and frailties in a way that makes it possible for others to do the same.
I would highly recommend working with him.
Lauri Bower, Ph D, mindfulness trainer, poet, Indian dancer.
“I have known Pete Armstrong as a good friend and colleague for over thirty years.
We have in the past worked together as psychotherapists, including training and supervising therapists. More recently we have been sharing our spiritual journeys often on what has become, in effect, cycle retreats. Pete is a wise mature man able to offer people an open, clear, spiritual space in which to find their way forward. I strongly commend him to you”
William West, Visiting Professor in Counselling at Universities of Chester and Central Lancs.
Pete has always shown the highest regard for my spiritual development.
He provides a kind and caring space, a wealth of wisdom, insight and experience to develop and enrich your spiritual journey – I feel privileged to have benefited so much from talking with Pete.
Sometimes we need a quiet pool to sit by. A place to take our pain, where its roughness and weight can be fully seen and fully known.
Pete has that rare ability to give all of himself, by embodying the attentive presence of nature, and fastidiously maintaining a contemplative environment of space and time in which to bring spiritual clarity.
Patrick Harrison, Rites of Passage Facilitator, Forest School Trainer and published author.