“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
My mission has always been to research, design, create and explore. Now, I’m sharing the knowledge & tools I’ve gained over many years to coach, counselor and mentor. Everything I’ve done in the past is included, from my Ph.D., in Philosophy, my MA., spiritual and positive psychology to my years of training in Tantra, Design, Depth Psychology, Hypnotherapy and NLP.
In 2015 I had a neurological stroke, then, after 12 months of recovery, my wife suffered a catastrophic brain embolism. She is still recovering three years later, being her primary caregiver humbled me and pushed open the outer boundaries of the definitions of myself and what it means to be a husband. During the depths of this passage, a reinvention of my place in the world happened! This journey could have been dark, at times it was, but, most of all it was alchemical—this allowed an inner transformation took place .
A Decade of Focus
A seminal component of my decade-year decent into transformation was reframing this period as a night-sea journey, as something that contained knowledge and had to be studied. I decided to closely observe, analyze and deconstruct the life of myself, each friend, client, person and group I interacted with—where they were from, what was childhood like, what were the seminal experiences and trauma’s and what kind of environment, social, cultural & physical did they or the group live in—all this to understand them in depth.
“I think people miss how interconnected our minds, bodies and life outcomes are. Our mind is the root and our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual selves are all layered on top.”
~ Michael Glock Ph.D.
The development of an engaging method that combines, indigenous wisdom, Depth and Spiritual Psychology, Hypnosis and NLP with empathy and presence that produces rapid insights and lifelong positive transformations.
The Method is simple: Insight, strategy and tactics are woven together to generate positive change—it’s about showing up, meeting yourself & following protocols ensuring the achievement of desired goals.
“The only way you can take care of your whole self is to understand how each of the layers exist and influence each other.”
~ Michael Glock Ph.D.
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I am different by design! More than a Ph.D. I am a Coach, Mentor, Hypnotherapist and Futurist. I originally trained as a designer and brand architect, with a focus on entrepreneurship. Practically, I am a power user of digital tools, easily able to implement learning management systems, membership sites and publishing systems. AUTHORSWEEK and Bloom Factor Press focus on these areas in support of emerging and established authors. Later, I trained as a philosopher gaining my Ph.D. in 2007, with an emphasis in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, studying with Robert Romanyshyn a leading US., phenomenologist.
Phenomenology requires fidelity to experience; it is based on the premise that reality consists of objects and events, as they are perceived or understood in the human consciousness, and not independent of human consciousness. As a practicing phenomenologist and hypnotherapist I have this vital fidelity to experience and train others in understanding and making use of this skill. It affords me the ability to mentor others who are themselves, in the act, of capturing and making sense of and expressing experiences.
Depth Psychology is an interdisciplinary endeavor, drawing on literature, philosophy, mythology, the arts, cultural, media and critical studies. The concepts and practices at the core of depth psychology are central to my own writing and practice. Embedded within all the programs and projects I create is this depth, enlivened and deepened by the integration of ideas, symbols and signs that ‘psyche’ is speaking to us. I teach hearing ‘psyche’s voice through the presence of synchronicities.
Futurist, Leader & Editor
As the former lead futurist and co-chair of the ‘International Association for Jungian Studies’ (IAJS), a Learned Society of international academics and scholars I assisted hundred’s of diverse authors discover topics, organize research and write books and papers for conference presentations. Technically I have implemented and managed blind review submission processes and co-edited various books and journals, published by Taylor & Francis and Routledge in the United Kingdom. I’ve organized international conferences at the ETH in Switzerland, open and closed conferences at Yale, Cornell and Boston University in the US, presented papers at the Center for the Book in Cape Town South Africa, and at ASU in Phoenix, Arizona.
Author & Writer
During my second year as a Ph.D. student I wrote and published Raisin Bread Toast (2004) it is a seductively beautiful collection of tender, sensual, and evocative scenes. These ‘filled with wonder’ tales portray the archetypal drive for wholeness and its uncanny hunger for imperfection.
From the back cover: Michael Glock was born in Newtown, just outside of Lyall Bay and next to Kilbirnie, where he bought his first pair of cowboy boots. On Saturday afternoons he would with his grandmother, walk to Kilbirnie to watch the movie matinees. It was the era of swashbuckling pirates and it was their deeds that shaped his life. These stories are mostly set in New Zealand around the late fifties and sixties, a British colony until 1947.It was first discovered by Captain James Cook In 1769, and after bitter internecine warfare between the indigenous tribes, combined with white-settler lawlessness the Maoris accepted Britain’s offer to govern the islands. A ceremony was promptly held at Paihia on the northeast coast of the North Island, on what is now known as the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This event occured in 1840. Exactly 116 years later Michael Glock was born in Wellington, and voila the tall tales began.
In 2017 I co-edited with Elizabeth Brodersen Phoenix Rising Jungian Perspectives on Rebirth & Renewal published by Routledge. Jungian Perspectives on Rebirth and Renewal brings together an international selection of contributors on the themes of rebirth and renewal. With their emphasis on evolutionary ancestral memories, creation myths and dreams, the chapters in this collection explore the indigenous and primordial bases of these concepts. This collection will be inspiring reading for academics and students of analytical psychology, Jungian and post-Jungian studies and mythology, as well as analytical psychologists, Jungian analysts and Jungian psychotherapists.
My recent book (2017), DestinyOS—Way Forward Engineering fuses the Jungian project, the philosophy of the Western Apache, journaling, and Descartes’ Scientific Method together in order to leave your own “dark ages” & reach personal renaissance. This book describes a strategic and tactical approach for seekers to mine the depths of the unconscious in order to write and live stories that evolve from the heart and are embedded with soul.
In 2018 I republished DestinyOS as Way Ahead — Medicine Stories. Over the preceding year I had worked with Teenagers, college age adults, young professionals, entrepreneurs & super talented people in the creative class. I was also working with people of all ages that were in transition, those experiencing career, life stage change & people with dreams who are dreaming. Re-naming the book Way Ahead seemed more appropriate.
“…this long marriage between myself and depth psychology became possible because I found liberation in just being! Depth Psychology promotes an orientation to dream that seeks to allow what is present in all the world’s differences, be it symptoms, border zones or animations to be an authentic reflection of life and reality.”
~ Michael Glock Ph.D.
“Way Ahead fuses insightful Jungian psychology with indigenous wisdom and futuristics to show how we can think differently, be who we want to be and work in the world we want to have. In the Way Ahead you will find a liberation from “stuckness” and a recipe for creative and transformational living in the 21st century. Every student should read it before graduation – the rest of us need it to reboot our lives and reinvigorate the quest for meaning and being.”
~ Susan Rowland, chair of the MA Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute
Futurology or future studies is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and articulating the worldviews and myths that underlie them. My work combines the art and science of creative scenario writing with the unconscious depths within each and every writer—creating tomorrows’ soul infused literature, poetry arts and culture.
I have developed methodologies such as ‘Cultural Futuristics’ that can predict the future using analytical psychology and hermeneutics, when combined with imaginative writing, possible, probable and preferable future worlds emerge. ‘Film futuristics’ is a further development, another instrument to track future conditions based on a critical and interdisciplinary reading of films. The methodology is outlined in a book being published by Routledge in 2018 titled: ‘The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies.’
The Essence of the Work—Pseudologia Fantastica
A special way to understand the journey you are on is to become an explorer of your own stories. I investigate this idea in a small paper ‘Pseudologia Fantastica’ In it I argue that fictions, particularly autobiographical memoirs unmask the disguise of experience and presents a ‘truer illusion’ of existence. These fictions are stories that we make up and more often than not we live our life as if they were true. My work examines these old negative stories and reframes them into new positive, life affirming ones. This is the essence of the work.
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