Michael started his working life deep underground in a mine in Northern Canada during the early 70s. Since then he has returned to the surface and journeyed across Canada, the US and Europe before settling in Edinburgh Scotland. Along the way, he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature and has qualified and worked as a child care worker and adolescent counsellor, teacher, peace education facilitator, musician and professional storyteller. In 2009 he was invited to work with groups of Arabs and Jews in Israel and Palestine and in 2010 was appointed as Storyteller-in-Residence at a community art gallery in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island where he worked with children and teens. Michael is currently the Editor of 'Therapeutic Storytelling' at All Things Healing www.allthingshealing.com) and a co-facilitator of the Aberdeen Leadership Forum. He is also a story coach and mentor and offers professional development training in storytelling to a wide range of clients in corporate, government, education, health and other fields.
Michael will be in Canada in the summer of 2012 where he will be doing workshops and performing his songs
He can be booked as a Singer / Songwriter or as a Storyteller and has a very special workshop he holds along with Sue Powell called Mythical Yoga
Michael and Sue invite you to journey into the 5 classical elements through myth and yoga. Utilising creative activities and drawing upon stories from a number of traditions, Michael will open the door for you to explore the meaning of the elements within your own life. Sue continues the experience with gentle yet deep reflective yoga practices exercising body, mind and spirit. All levels of yoga experience welcome (or none!) Please bring a journal, pen and a sense of adventure.