Until 1989 South African-born, Michael, was living what he called "a blissfully unconscious life" as a music journalist. He then developed an acutely painful neurological condition called Horton's Syndrome. After four years of suffering through conventional medical approaches he embarked on a quest to heal his experience. In 1993 this intention unfolded into a nine-year odyssey that took him beyond the borders of his home country. In San Francisco he studied Swedish Massage and Reiki Therapy. In the Arizona Desert he studied Breathwork,. He also crossed the border to Mexico and participated in ceremonies with the Huichol Indians.
As Michael's quest to find relief unfolded, he began entering "present moment awareness"; a paradigm of heightened consciousness that appeared to be running parallel to the conventional and mundane world experience. He discovered that his repeated entry into this enlivened state of Being, which he accomplished through ceremonial practice and conscious breathing, resulted in a decrease of his own painful condition to the point that it subsided completely.
In the late 90s Michael began to chart a methodical pathway into present moment awareness with intent to develop a practical procedure that anyone, anywhere, could follow to initiate this experience for themselves. This procedure became known as The Presence Process. In 2002 Michael returned to South Africa and invited others to experience this inner journey. He discovered that as others embraced present moment awareness they too automatically experienced release from physical, mental, and emotional discomfort, including psychological disorders and addictions. To make this journey accessible to everyone Michael wrote The Presence Process: A Healing Journey Into Present Moment Awareness.
Michael Brown continues to live in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he shares his knowledge through personal facilitation. By means of this book, his healing contribution is available for all. Michael will be traveling extensively to speak and teach about The Presence Process.
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