Meet The Authors: Mick Collins PhD.
Mick Collins has had an interesting career after he left school at 15 years of age with no formal educational qualifications. For many years his working life was focused on manual work, which including working as a builder’s labourer, infantryman, and heavy goods truck driver.
Between 1977-1983 Mick travelled around the world visiting diverse countries and learning about different cultures, which also brought him into contact with Buddhism. In the mid 1980s Mick lived in a Buddhist Monastery in the North of England for about 3 years. Eventually he decided to train as an Occupational Therapist and worked in an acute mental health setting as well as a psychological therapies team. Mick also spent 9 years training in transpersonal psychotherapy, and he integrated spirituality into his therapeutic practice.
Mick also worked for 10 years as a lecturer in Occupational Therapy and during that time he was a Director of Admissions within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. The focus of Mick’s research, publications, doctoral thesis and conference presentations are mostly on the subject of transformation and actualising our eco-psycho-spiritual potential. His book The Unselfish Spirit was winner of the Scientific and Medical Network book of the year in 2014. He was also interviewed about The Unselfish Spirit at the Hostry Festival in 2014 and the Hay Festival in 2015.
Mick left academia in the autumn of 2015; he has a Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching, and currently works with people’s eco-psycho-spiritual potential in private practice.
Books by Mick
Drawing inspiration from diverse fields such as the sacred feminine, indigenous wisdom, daimons and near-death experiences, this book is enlivened by fascinating, real-life stories of people who have engaged in deep processes of psycho-spiritual change. The Visionary Spirit is a radical manifesto for soulful and creative living at a time when deep change is needed.
The Unselfish Spirit is an essential 21st century guide to unlocking the secrets of how we as a race can collectively grow our consciousness to solve the complex web of challenges that threaten life on Earth.
Drawing inspiration from diverse fields such as cosmology, new biology and quantum physics, The Unselfish Spirit offers theories, real-life stories and at the end of each chapter, a chance to reflect.
This is not just a learned exploration about psychospiritual transformation, it is a pathway to evolving entirely new ways of living creatively and harmoniously as a species.