About

Michael James is one of the UK’s most in-demand “life coaches” and personal development teachers who has pioneered new ways to help people connect with their own inner truth and live their best life. Teaching through books, workshops, seminars and one-to-one sessions, he has developed a tried-and-tested method which inspires others to fully enjoy and heal their lives.

Michael has studied many different approaches and his early training included Integrative Counselling (Cognitive-Behavioural, Psychoanalytical and Humanistic). He has written articles which have been featured in leading publications (including The Huffington Post) and he regularly facilitates events across the country, previously invited by organisations as diverse as the Yes! Group, London’s iconic Mind Body Spirit Festival, HM Prison Brixton (where he created a pioneering weekly programme in the drug and alcohol recovery wing), The Healing Trust, Birmingham LGBT and some of the leading yoga studios in London (Sadhaka, and a weekly residency at SYC). He has become particularly sought-after in his work around dealing with anxiety and intense emotional challenges – and wrote a book about this, Lighthouse: Navigate the emotional storms of life and discover the power within you, published in 2016. His latest book, FreeSelf, will be published in 2019. Michael continues to research new paradigms of personal development, stress management and mind-body medicine.

“After years on the personal development circuit getting nowhere I found Michael and my understanding of life changed… There’s something very powerful about Michael’s work – It has to be seen to be believed!” Sarah S

“It was Michael’s workshop that gave me a new outlook on life and a new beginning of happiness after years of depression… And I know I’m not the only one who has had this experience.” Graham W

“Michael’s authentic presentation… is an experience not to be missed.” Natalie F

“Michael is gifted in a completely unique way- he can hear the note of truth in all dialogue and is able to guide you there with grace and ease” Nick W

“Michael is genuine, straightforward, down-to-earth, trustworthy and in a league of his own… I can’t rate him or his work highly enough.” Marco S

“In his inimitable, no-nonsense yet loving style – Michael James produces powerful results fast.” Nicola S