Aikido teacher, psychotherapist, Recording artist, film/tv actor, public speaker and doctoral student. Not many can combine so many careers into one resumé. Michael Gordon is a 5th Dan Aikido teacher, and psychotherapist in private practice in Vancouver, Canada, writing and speaking across many forums on topics of ‘spiritual psychology in daily life.’ He holds an MSc. in Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology, and is a doctoral student at SFU in Philosophy Of Education, with a thesis topic that explores practical and theoretical aspects of teaching, psychotherapy and Aikido. Michael brings a transpersonal and biopsychological approach to his clinical work, having given numerous public talks on the relationship between everyday life, mindfulness, trauma, and cognitive neuroscience, including past lectures at SFU. In 2009, he was part of a group teaching meditation to women in the BC correctional system. He is also a successful recording and performing singer-songwriter. His podcast ‘The Mind Whisperer’ has had 20,000 downloads, and his writing featured in and the Elephant Journal. A former editor of now-defunct Shared Vision Magazine, in 2007 he curated and moderated a panel at EPIC Vancouver in 2007. In addition to his PhD work, he will be speaking at the upcoming 2016 Comparative International Education Society conference in Vancouver, and is contributing a chapter for the forthcoming SUNY Press book ‘The Intersubjective Turn In Contemplative Education.'