My name is Michael Hoffman. I am a life coach, psychotherapist, author, and trained spiritual teacher. I created Transformation Services in 2009 (which became Natural Way of Being Services in 2014) to help people trust their heart and create the things in their life that they truly want. I also provide life coaching via online video-conferencing and phone to reach clients throughout the world.
I draw on 22-years of psychotherapy experience and 32-years of spiritual training to offer life coaching, psychotherapy, intensive workshops, classes and online courses to guide people to awaken and integrate a natural way of being. I utilize guided meditation, Native American ceremony, sharing circles, and other experiential modalities in my work so clients can directly experience their personal truth and what they actually value.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work at Boise State University in 1997 with a focus on direct practice and earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1987. Since then I have worked as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker in private practice, psychiatric and medical hospitals, chemical dependency programs, and with Marines at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.
I also trained with and assisted Bart Anderson, a Spiritual Teacher, Zen Master, and Shaman from 1985 to 2007. This intensive apprenticeship ultimately lead to Bart “passing on the medicine” to me before he died in 2007. During those 22 years, I was formally trained in meditation, Native American ceremony, Zen Buddhism, and Jungian dream interpretation. This apprenticeship also guided me to address my own emotional issues and develop my spiritual awareness which created clarity in my work with my clients and writing. I continue to do my own work and grow spiritually through attending meditation retreats with Adyashanti and the Summer Solstice Ceremonies at Deer Creek. I currently live in Bend, Oregon.
I am the author of two books, Your Natural Gift (2013) and Natural Way of Being (2019). Your Natural Gift is a tool to walk people through unfolding their creative and spiritual gifts. Natural Way of Being guides readers to trust their intuition, collaborate with life, and walk with their hearts open. It will be published in 2019.
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"When you go into lodge, offer this prayer, 'Show me my path and give me the courage to follow it.'"
~ Wallace Black Elk, 1983