Michael J Shea PhD obtained his master’s degree in Buddhist psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and a doctorate in somatic psychology at The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He taught human embryology in the pre- and perinatal psychology doctoral programs at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, He is the author of several books: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volumes 1-5 and Myofascial Release Therapy. He teaches Shamatha meditation classes around the world. Michael is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 1976. He is a founding member of the International Affi liation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) and was a founding board member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA-NA). He lives in South Florida with his wife, Cathy, where they grow mangos, avocados and papayas. For more information visit his website: sheaheart.com.