Michael Hoffman is a spiritual coach, psychotherapist, author, and trained spiritual teacher. He created Transformation Services in 2009 (which became Natural Way of Being in 2014) to help people trust their heart and create the things in their life that they truly want. He also provides spiritual and relationship coaching via online video-conferencing and phone to reach clients throughout the world.
Michael draws on 22-years of psychotherapy experience and 32-years of spiritual training to offer spiritual and relationship coaching, psychotherapy, and in-person and online workshops to guide people to awaken and integrate a natural way of being. He uses guided meditation, Native American ceremony, sharing circles, and other experiential modalities so clients can directly experience their personal truth and what they value at their core.
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon. He completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work at Boise State University in 1997 with a focus on direct practice and earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1987. Since then he has 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.
Michael 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 him before Bart died in 2007. During those 22 years, he was formally trained in meditation, Native American ceremony, Zen Buddhism, and Jungian dream interpretation. This apprenticeship also guided him to address his own emotional issues and develop his spiritual awareness which created clarity in my work with his clients and writing. He continues to do his own work and grow spiritually through attending meditation retreats with Adyashanti and the Summer Solstice Ceremonies at Deer Creek. He currently lives in Bend, Oregon.
Michael is 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. You can learn more about Michael’s work at www.naturalwayofbeing.com.