Michael Ostrolenk has been exploring the relationship between post-conventional living, transformational leadership, optimizing health and regenerative paradigms his whole life. His interest in human growth and personal development began when he was 9 years old and worked with psychotherapist Pat Lawson learning biofeedback, meditation and guided imagery.
In the late 1990’s he received his master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, from John F. Kennedy University and he completed post-graduate training in somatic psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. As part of his post-graduate studies in body-oriented psychology, he was also trained and certified as a massage therapist from the McKinnon Institute. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he served patients dealing with mental illness, neurological impairments (Center for Adaptive Learning), chronic & life-threatening diseases and relationship problems. This included working with the Cancer Support Community in San Francisco which was founded by Treya Wilber.
During this time, he served on the Board of Directors for the Health Medicine Forum as well as the Project Director for their Health Panel Program under the tutelage of Dr. Len Saputo. The Health Medicine Forum was a group of health-care practitioners from all disciplines who were dedicated to the collaborative exploration, practice and advancement of patient-centered integrated medicine.
Michael also worked as a research assistant with Elisabeth Targ M.D. and Larry Scherwitz Ph.D. at the Complementary Medicine Research Institute at the California Pacific Medicine Center working on grants to study the use of various body/mind practices and traditional medicine approaches to cancer.
Mr. Ostrolenk worked with Julie Motz in the late 90’s in an experimental group using energy medicine for patients dealing with ALS as well as providing energy medicine to patients while they were in surgery. Michael also worked with Len Ochs experimenting with his neurofeedback devise called at the time FlexyX in the late 90’s.
In the early 2000’s he joined Ken Wilber as a founding member of the Integral Institute. Around this time, he also got certified in Spiral Dynamics under Don Beck Ph.D. and Wade Mindsets under Jenny Wade Ph.D. Ostrolenk, is also a transpartisan Social entrepreneur, who is a leading expert in the field of transpartisan public policy. He has successfully convened policy initiatives in the areas of transparency, privacy, defense, foreign policy and national security from 2001-2020 including:
Co-founded and served as National Director of the Liberty Coalition, a transpartisan coalition of groups working to protect civil liberties, privacy and transparency 2005-2020;
Created and led the transpartisan Medical Privacy Coalition. 2001-2007;
Co-founded the American Conservative Defense Alliance, which promoted a traditionally conservative foreign and defense policy 2008-2009;
Served as Co-Director and President of Reuniting America, which organized and ran transpartisan leadership retreats 2006-2008;
Fellow at ICIT: Center for Cyber-Influence Operations Studies (CCIOS) 2018;
Served as Coalition Coordinator for National Election Defense Coalition 2016-2020;
Steering Committee for Open the Government 2015-2019;
He also has consulted for for Edwatch, Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, Pentagon Budget Campaign, and the Arlington Institute.
Committed to excellence and a life-long learner, he graduated from SEALFIT’s three-week academy in 2009 and completed SEALFIT Kokoro camp. He has also studied various martial arts including Tae Kwon Do, Japanese Jujitsu, Krav Maga, and Shaolin Kempo. Michael is also certified in MovNat. Some of his training in somatic and transpersonal psychology include; Body-Mind Practices – East and West; Healing and Heuristic Potential of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness; Sensory Awareness; Family Systems: Somatic Movement Approaches I; Family Systems: Somatic Movement Approaches II; The Body: Experiences and Conceptualized Towards a Practical Phenomenology; Altered States of Consciousness; Intelligence and Insight- Ways of Knowing; Body Oriented Psychotherapy- Panic & Depression; Body Oriented Psychotherapy- Inner Critic.
Mr. Ostrolenk is a Master Coach and Head Instructor with SEALFIT Unbeatable Mind Academy. He worked closely with CDR Mark Divine (Ret- U.S Navy SEAL) in creating the Unbeatable Mind Online Accelerated Learning program in 2010. He also co-created and ran Unbeatable Mind’s Master Mind group called the Inner Circle (2015-2019.) He also worked with Sean Hargans Ph.D. in 2018 in co-creating the Unbeatable Mind Coach in Training Program which included program development, teaching and supervisory roles. He presently serves as faculty for the program. He also helped to organize and coordinate SEALFIT’s annual training and learning summits 2015-2019.
Michael is also a Master Coach for Spartan 7 Round Table Phalanx Executive Experiential and Leadership Course under former U.S. Navy SEAL’s Dan Cerrillo and Chriss Smith.
Ostrolenk is the Director of Human Resilience at Apeiron Zoh where he works with medical and psychological staff in creating online and in-person programs seeking to transcend the limits of human performance and health.