Mick’s passion is in making deep rooted mindfulness practices accessible, relevant, and helpful to those engaged in modern life in order to lessen distress and bring well-being and joy. He has been practicing and studying mediation for 30 years, mostly in the Insight and Mahamudra traditions. He is married, has two children, two grandchildren and is a retired physician.
Mick was trained as a meditation teacher through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In 2017 Mick completed Spirit Rock’s two and a half year CDL training program where he received instruction on how to lead dharma practices from Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Gil Fronsdal and many others.
Mick leads a Spirit Rock affiliated mindfulness sitting group at the White Heron Sangha in San Luis Obispo.
He has also been trained through UCSD to lead secular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses and is a certified MBSR instructor. He teaches MBSR courses in the San Luis Obispo area.
Additionally, Mick trained at the University of Rochester with Ronald Epstein to lead mindfulness practices for healthcare professionals and graduated from their Mindful Practice Facilitator Training.
Mick now leads mindfulness trainings in person and virtually at academic medical centers around the country including Stanford Medical School, UCSF, UCLA, University of Washington, Baylor University and many others. He is an instructor at the UCSF Center for Mindfulness in Surgery.