About John

The Kortum Technique

Brief Bio

John is an autodidact, author and founder of The Kortum Technique. He consults, speaks, and teaches worldwide on sensory integration. His reproducible applications of cognitive techniques in healthcare have been independently evaluated with 93% accuracy.


John has over twenty five years of experience facilitating workshops. He began teaching licensed health care practitioners the Kortum Technique in 2001. He extended education to the public in 2012 and offers workshops to anyone who is interested in learning how to structure their perception and recognize the body’s lexicon for health and healing.

John has been featured on several television networks including A&E Biography Channel’s original series The UneXplained, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News, FOX News and NBC News. He has conducted several live demonstrations of his medical perception on camera as well as before audiences in media and conference settings with sustained levels of accuracy. By adapting his perception to medical language he substantiates a heuristic for health care practitioners to develop sensory integration.

While the implications are far reaching in medical science, John can show anyone how to recognize the body’s visually perceptible language for health and healing.

Growing up, his family moved often and John has lived in eight of our United States. Moving from city to city, exposed him to people from many nationalities. At a young age, John recognized the human body projected health information in an obvious way, regardless of race, gender or age. He noticed people who had health imbalances exhibited distinct textural qualities, which he did not notice when he looked at healthy people. “I did not set out to find the body’s universal language for indicators and healing,” John says, “The body kept getting my attention whenever I observed anyone with a health imbalance.”

In the early 1970s, he began noting his observations and over the next few decades correlated the variety of textural qualities with each of the body’s organs and systems. “People often reasoned that I had some kind of unique talent or ability. However, I came to understand that my perception was simply noticing the unnoticed which is available to anyone,” he states. “We’ve reached a point in our cognitive development where ideas and sustainable solutions can be found both within or apart from formal education models or didactic learning styles. The creativity of the human spirit is a forever unfolding dimension,” he adds, “and so we must give attention to what lives beyond the expectations of the rational mind.”

Perceptual Explorations

John is interested in any phenomena that do not fit into our ordinary box of accepted reality. He often roams the globe, as a “perceptual anthropologist”, in search of locations where, and how, past or forgotten cultures applied natural sensory perception. By learning from the wake of these sensory clues, John adds to his experience base and deepens his understanding of structured percetpion.

Personal Interests

John’s global roaming has introduced him to foods of all nations and a desire to reproduce elegant cuisine in his own kitchen. He is interested in historic architecture and preservation and is currently restoring his 1912 residence. He plays guitar, piano, bass, djembe, and jun-jun. He continues to write, is working on a new book project, learning to speak Chinese, while immersing himself in video production for his IMPACT Project series.

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