Michael is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Self-Esteem Coach, and a Personal Growth Writer, as well as a personal development seminar leader.
He has dedicated his life for over 35 years, discovering and healing himself and others emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
He has over 35 years' experience as a holistic health practitioner with a B.A in Sacred Healing. As a certified Bowenwork Practitioner since 2005, he stimulates the body to heal itself of physical, emotional pain, and trauma.
Michael, as a Residential Coach and Mentor with over 13 years' experience, taught teen's self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance.
Michael created and taught ongoing self-esteem, codependency recovery, and body image groups for teenage girls for over 5 years.
He also has over 5 years of experience assisting as a small group leader in emotional growth workshops for parents with troubled teenage daughters.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I write nonfiction to assist readers to heal emotional pain and suffering. I also write for teenage girls on how to improve their self-esteem. My joy lies in the opportunity to assist readers to change and decrease the pain in their lives. I also experience joy in being creative and simplifying complex ideas so they can be more easily understood.
What is the story behind the book Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls?
As a teenager, I suffered with the lowest possible esteem. I felt bad and had constant negative thoughts about myself for a lot of years. As I taught 100’s of teen girl’s self-esteem over a number of years, I saw 90% in my groups had very low to below average esteem. Almost everyone over 10-12 weeks would improve their esteem. As I saw self-esteem remains a major challenge with media’s emphasis on girls and women being super thin and having to achieve an impossible standard of beauty, I decided to write a book giving more girls an opportunity to see the truth, gain awareness and have a choice to love themselves.
Teen girls and women suffering from childhood wounding will find self-help methods for empowerment and a healthier body image. The journaling exercises and tips create higher esteem, as girls begin to appreciate and love their unique selves. The author covers important issues like media pressure to be perfect so teens can know it is okay to have flaws. You have the power to change how you feel.