Michael has taught the course outlined in this book to thousands of people.
He has a master's degree with distinction in the clinical applications of mindfulness and forty years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines. He has delivered mindfulness training in courses throughout the world in public courses or to groups and individuals in organisations, including a number of global corporations, the UK's National Health Service, its civil service and several leading business schools.
Michael is an honorary lecturer at Bangor University, where he taught for several years on the master's degree programme run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in the School of Psychology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School in Madrid, where he teaches Mindful Leadership Practices.
Michael's work is deeply informed by his own mindfulness practice and his knowledge of the contemporary research - including cutting-edge neuroscience research - into the use of mindfulness in a wide variety of contexts.
Michael is based in the UK in Cambridge and travels extensively.
"Mindfulness in 8 Weeks is the manual for how to learn and practise on your own" - Ruby Wax
"A great book for both novices and those familiar with mindfulness practice - I highly recommend it" - Mark Williams (Co-Author of the bestselling Mindfulness: A practical guide to peace in a frantic world)
"The ideas and practices discussed here truly change lives" - Dr. John Teasdale, Co-Author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
"As we campaign in Parliament and in government to raise awareness of the benefits of mindfulness training more generally, I hope this new book will open many more eyes to the great benefits that are so readily available with mindfulness practice" - Chris Ruane, MP