Michael Hoffman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), trained spiritual teacher, and author with 25 years experience in coaching, teaching, and counseling. He offers experiential workshops, classes, in-person and phone coaching, and individual, and marriage and family counseling to enjoy the life they would have for themselves. He utilizes Native American ceremony, sharing circles, and guided meditation to allow participants to directly experience their essence and natural way of being.
Michael completed his Master's Degree Social Work at Boise State University in 1997. He earned in Bacholer of Science in Psychology in 1987. He started his post-graduate career at Intermountain Hospital of Boise for seven years and to understand the paradigm of mental health and psychotherapy. Since then he has worked as a clinical social worker in private practice, mental health clinics, chemical dependency programs, and with Marines at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.
Michael also formally trained with Bart Anderson, a Spiritual Teacher, Zen Master, and Shaman from 1985 to 2007. He was trained in Spiritual teaching, meditation, Native American ceremony, rites of passage, Zen Buddhism, and Jungian symbolism. This training also guided him to address his emotional issues and raise his level of consciousness so he could be clear and empathetic in his work with clients.
Michael's 2013 book, Your Natural Gift: Offering the Essence of Your Heart is a tool to walk people through unfolding their natural gift. The Offering Your Natural Gift Weekend Workshop and Class Series are the experiential versions of this book. It allows participants to walk through identifying, unlocking, awakening, and offering their natural gift.
Michael currently lives in Bend, Oregon with his family. He is writing his second book, Natural Way of Being, which describes and provides skills for a more collaborative way of being and to unfold the life you would have for yourself.
Check out this website and subscribe to the Natural Way of Being newsletter which includes Michael's blog and ongoing updates about workshops, classes, ceremonies, and sharing circles. The guidance and support you need may just be a click away, and all of these experiences are designed to aid your awareness and understanding of things often encountered when offering your natural gift and unfolding your natural way of being.