Miriam Mason Martineau

Miriam Mason Martineau

Miriam Mason Martineau, M.A., is trained in the areas of psychology, dance, choreography, and voice. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Zurich, with a specialization in Youth and Child Psychology, and is also a certified teacher of Laban Modern Dance, as well as a singer and vocal instructor.

Miriam works in private practice as an integral therapeutic counselor for adults, couples, youth, and children. She is vice-president of Next Step Integral, an organization that applies an integral perspective to parenting, education, ecology, and community. For the last 15 years she has studied and researched how parenting can be pursued as an integral practice. This has led her to offering courses on the topic, working as a coach for parents, and writing a book entitled Integral Parenting (forthcoming). She also leads workshops on authentic voice and movement, and has performed both as a soloist and in a variety of choirs such as the Swiss National Television Choir and the Stiftschor Einsiedeln. She works as a proofreader and translator of university publications. Miriam lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Posts by Miriam Mason Martineau


An Integral Approach to Parenting in the First Three Years of a Child’s Life

This article provides an introduction to the possible span and depth considered when applying an Integral approach to parenting during early childhood. The relationship between Integral Theory and the practice of parenting is addressed, and key principles and concepts that underlie Integral Parenting are discussed. The task of parenting is placed within an evolutionary context and presented as a possible Integral practice. Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory serves as an inspiration and organizing matrix.