Bio

Bio

I am Paul, a sport psychology consultant specializing in mental training and a clinical massage therapist specializing in pain (chronic neuromuscular, apprehension/pain cycles, and referred pain as in tension headaches and trigger points). My qualifications include a massage and hydrotherapy diploma (Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, 2007), a National Coaching Certificate (Coaching Association of Canada, 2009), a BSc specializing in physiology/psychology with a French language certificate (Waterloo, 2011), a dual MSc in sport psychology/sport science with a thesis on referred pain (Leipzig/Thessaly, 2015), and 25 years’ training, teaching, and now coaching judo, mostly at university clubs. I’m in the process of joining the Canadian national sport psychology and physiology associations and now teach judo with the VPD Judo Club at Simon Fraser University near Vancouver.

Along the way I’ve done so much more though, and this is a space to connect it all. I grew up with the Internet and absolutely love it for being the equalizer that it is. I’ve been into decentralization since before I knew what that was… and have been in debt for nearly as long. This naturally led me to my current project: more school, this time in understanding the future of wealth distribution that is cryptocurrency (yes, Bitcoin). I’m now 2/3rds through another master’s degree, this in digital currency via distance learning from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

I’ve also lived in almost half of Canada’s provinces plus a few countries in Europe, picking up conversational French and basic German on top of my native Polish. This all led to significant dabbling in genealogy, history, polyglotism, interculturalism, understanding racism/sexism/global structures of injustice, and tinkering with free and open source technologies that open the world up just a little bit more. I write about some of this for the Institute of Network Cultures from time to time. This website is all that and probably more, soon. Until then, you can catch me on the decentralized web or at a local judo club, generally being thrown more than throwing lately.

“Mobilis in mobili”

… why “spmx”? Sport Psychology and Mx (shorthand for “massage therapy”)… plus a nod to a classic webcomic : )