Mark Farris Pirtle, DPT
Therapist, Teacher, Speaker, Author, and Filmmaker
Dr. Mark Pirtle is an integral therapist, teacher, speaker, author, and filmmaker. His work forces a paradigm shift away from a purely biological basis of disease. In his model, a person’s self-narrative is the foundational source of wellness or illness. Combining the disciplines of living systems theory, mindfulness meditation, and narrative medicine he developed an evidence-based program for healing stress-related illnesses he calls SkillfullyAware®. Pirtle also produced a full-length documentary film titled, Is Your Story Making You Sick? The film released in the spring of 2019. The companion book of the same title will publish in the fall of 2021. Dr. Pirtle speaks professionally, consults with businesses and private clients, hosts retreats, teaches online classes, and teaches for the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program. He also created and teaches Mindfully Overcoming Addictive Behaviors 10-week online class for eMindful.com.