MindfulYou.com is the newest venture by writer, speaker, teacher and psychotherapist, Dr. Michael A. Gordon, Ph.D.

Michael’s specific qualifications are MSc. in Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology, EMDR trained and his recently attained Ph.D from Simon Fraser University.

IMG_0395Michael is also 6th Dan in Aikido, trained in conflict resolution, and a speaker and writer on issues addressing the confluence of neuroscience, trauma and contemplative/mindfulness practice. With 20 years experience in the field of mental health and personal development, Michael offers a compassionate and sophisticated approach to treatment. Emphasis is placed on helping the client find the root causes of suffering, anxiety or unease, from their early family history, through present relationships to desired future outcomes.

From a therapeutic standpoint, the focus is on first helping the client develop emotional awareness of underlying beliefs and behavioural patterns towards making more positive, holistic choices in their life. While Michael offers verbal psychotherapy (talk therapy), he specializes in EMDR as it relieves the client from the stigma, shame and burden of the ‘why’ of their condition. Rather, it is a physiologically-oriented process based on accelerating self-healing by allowing the memory networks of the brain and nervous system to ‘re-metabolize’ and thus let go of past traumatic experience.

Michael has given many lectures, public talks and workshops over the years, including as a lecturer at Simon Fraser University EPIC, Alcoholics Anonymous, Vancouver Shambhala Centre, and volunteer work teaching meditation in BC’s womens’ correctional institution.

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