The Presence Process 

Michael Brown, the author of "The Presence Process," has made a significant impact upon breathers around the world, as well as upon the Breathworkers who make up the Transformational Breath Foundation. In fact, it is the focus of our Presence of Breath™ (POB) Introductory Training.

The Man

"We are the teacher, doctor, priest, or life coach we are looking for. This does not negate the blessing of outer facilitation. The momentary presence of an authentic facilitator in our field assists us greatly. They are an external manifestation of an inner act of approaching the Radiance of Presence."

-- Michael Brown, Author


Until 1989, South African-born Michael Brown was living what he had called a blissfully unconscious life as a music journalist. He then developed an acutely painful neurological condition for which conventional medicine had neither cure nor relief. This caused him to set out on what became an odyssey of self-healing. His exploration took him into numerous alternative healing modalities – then beyond.

In the late 90s, Michael began to chart a methodical pathway into present moment awareness with the intent to develop a practical procedure that anyone, anywhere, could follow to initiate this experience for themselves. This procedure became known as The Presence Process.

In 2002 Michael returned to South Africa and invited others to experience this inner journey. He discovered that as others embraced present moment awareness, they too automatically experienced release from physical, mental, and emotional discomfort, including psychological disorders and addictions.

Michael lives in The Eastern Cape, South Africa.


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The Book

The Presence Process

A Journey into Present Moment Awareness

“When we live in time, we spend our days seeking the meaning of life. In contrast, when we are present, we enjoy a life saturated with meaning.”

- Michael Brown, The Presence Process


The Presence Process invites us to experience present moment awareness as a way of life.

We all long to be free of our discomfort and experience inner peace. However, the attempt to get rid of our discomfort is misguided. We’re not broken and don’t need to be “healed.” Our difficulty is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood distract us from an awareness of the present moment. Until this emotional charge from our past is integrated, our attempts to quiet our thoughts and access the peace, joy, and love that are the bedrock to our being are of only limited success. Since presence is universal, it has the ability to manifest in our daily experience the very circumstances required for us to integrate the dysfunction that keeps us from experiencing the radiance of present moment awareness.

We are each responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience, and The Presence Process guides us into taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It’s a way to consciously “grow up.”

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