... To my surprise Michael's first session was incredible. I wasn't expecting results as quickly and it was just what I needed. I was able to use his methods to quieten a hyper active bullying inner voice and move along. My rut had been snapped. For the first time in a great many months, I was able to think clearly and without disparaging thoughts ... (read more)
~Jonathan, sculptor, Vancouver, BC
This shit works!
~Lesley Fox, activist / executive director, Vancouver Island, BC
Previously I'd tried meditation in the forms of observing my breath and fixed-point meditation. Both seemed rather pointless to me, and difficult to sustain because they were so boring.
However, meditation as a means to get in touch with the infinite—now that's a thrilling adventure, and something I understand on an intuitive level...
There was a point where it snapped into place for me ... At that moment I felt deeply at ease and joyously serene—and the way to get there was so simple, almost like a Jedi mind trick... (read more)
~Karen, management, Vancouver, BC
... I attribute two courses to my current phenomenal business success. This is one of them. The other one is about money, and that one didn't start working for me until I did this one.
This style of meditation is very, very different than any others I've seen. I've tried many different kinds of meditation before, and this is the only one I've been able to do. Not to mention, Michael gives fantastic support.... (read more)
~name held by request
I'm noticing less anxiety, less taking things personally, more confidence, a greater clarity of what my goals are, and even a greater confidence in my willingness and ability to meditate consistently.
~Jason, student, Vancouver, BC
I tried meditation to help me to live a stress-free life and also learn how to let go of the job at the office and not bring my stress home, and then stop being anxious about my job.
I've dealt with anxiety and stress for a long time as my dad did too. He started doing mindfulness and I really saw his mood improve on a daily basis, so when I moved to Canada, I decided to give it a try.
The advantage of Michael's technique is it's really simple to add that to your daily routine. A lot has changed since I started, I am way less stressed by work. I can focus more during the day. My sleep is getting way better! And in general I am more happy and less stressed than before.
~Clém, technical director, Vancouver, BC
Regarding meditation, it's going pretty well for me. It's not easy but my mood and focus are benefiting. I'm starting to even look forward to it :) These techniques work so much better for me than mindfulness techniques have in the past. I'm really glad to be taking the class. Thanks for everything.
~Johanna, marketing, Oakland, CA
One day at work, I had a 9-out-of-10 headache such that I barely could walk straight, accompanied with right arm tingling symptoms. I thought I was having some stroke-like event, and rushed myself to emergency. That's how it all started. Then headaches never stopped for a good 1 year, same as my arm tingling, and all fingers unable to feel....
... Prescriptions that normally help headaches—never did for mine—increased in doses in order to control my pain. But seeing no change was pushing me to do something else....
One day I was introduced to a Meditation technique thanks to Michael where I was taken by my close friend. I tried meditation before, but never had been able to do it on a regular basis. I had my own journeys with different techniques, but never been able to have a hold of what is going on internally. Since I had this new technique, I noticed a big shift in my life:
My journey opened gates that I never explored in me, and showed endless possibilities in one practice. Now I have 0 headaches, unless I want to have one... (read her story of how meditation reversed her crippling headaches when all else had failed)
~Deniz, sales, Vancouver, BC
Prior to meditation, I was very stressed.... Then I decided to take Michael’s class... Gradually, I noticed that my mind slowed down. I was no longer obsessed with every thought. ... And more importantly, after meditation, I felt amazing. So I began to meditate longer.
Now, I have developed a regular practice. I luxuriate in stillness for about an hour each day. In addition to feeling calmer, I am a much better person to be around.... (read more)
~name held by request
... I got far more than I expected from Michael’s course. What I expected was a solid grounding on meditation technique. What I got was a much richer meditation experience than I imagined possible, a really simple circuit breaker for patterns of negative thinking and a doorway has opened to a quite different way of engaging with the world.... (read more)
~Simon, Sustainability manager, Australia
.... For the first time in my life I look forward to meditating! (I didn't even know that was possible!!) ... I feel like a different person afterwards, calmer and more trusting. I would recommend this technique to anyone looking for a sustainable practice, struggling with stress, or who just wants to feel good again. (read more)~Simone, singer/child care, Vancouver, BC
It Will Change Your Life! I have seen amazing improvement in clarity, focus and creativity. My relationship with others has improved in ways I did not think was possible.
~Charlene, bookkeeper, Vancouver, BC
I am so glad you helped me start my meditation practice. It has opened me up to slowly but surely become a more peaceful, grounded, happy, calmer, still a bit of an edge but becoming the self-assured confident women I am supposed to be.
~Marce, entrepreneur/single mom, White Rock, BC
I'm more aware, more present at work. Or I'm in the bank just watching everyone getting frustrated, but not joining them.... I can't imagine not doing it. There's a peace that's always there, a peaceful calmness, like sitting back.
~Johnny, musician, Los Angeles, CA
I've been wanting to write you to express my gratitude for this meditation you taught me. I can hardly believe I'm still practising a year later and what's more, I'm meditating for a half hour three times a day (going on four weeks now). I'm celebrating the follow through and commitment I've succeeded in!!
I'm so grateful for this practise.... It has greatly increased the peace I experience and I trust has many rippling underground effects I'm not fully conscious of.... (read more)
~name held by request
Please excuse my language as I've had a beer:
Michael you glorious bastard, this fucking meditation is too fucking amazing and powerful. It is god damned changing too many things that I can hardly believe are possible. God damn!
~name obviously held by request, a local, public restaurant owner