Exercise Class, Higher Brain Sessions and Workshop

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The Tuesday night Exercise Class with Meditation has now moved from The Courtenay Centre to The Avenue Church in Newton Abbot, http://theavenuechurch.co.uk/, is now from 6.45 to 7.45pm and costs £7 per session.

Its great getting back into Falun Gong again!

It is a better room, easy central location, and will give a big energy boost and chill out for a Tuesday night.  Call text or email to let me know if your coming so I can greet you on arrival. 


Higher Brain Sessions are going well in my Exeter clinic, with people getting excellent responses even from their first sessions! If you want a big blast of energy, to breath through your whole body and explore ways to use this energy to energise your life, book in for a session.

I am looking into further sessions in Brighton and London, so let me know if you are from around there a would like to try out a session or would be interested in a day workshop with a small group.


NeuroPhysio – I have been seeing people with strokes for nearly 20 years and it amazes me that I am still just about the only Private Physio who does home visits in the Torbay/ Newton Abbot area despite the huge number of people that can benefit from good quality rehab and advice after they have had their time in the hospital after their stroke.  I’m working on promoting this further…




And now for something completely different…

I have been helping my good friend with his inflatable catamaran business which stormed Kickstarter recently.  We’ve been putting them together which is taking a lot of time making sure all the pieces are ready to go.   I watched Derek (the inventor) sail the Cougar with wind speeds of  around 30mph and above the other weekend near Salcombe .  Bear Grylls has been sent his and Derek is working on one for the Services, but we are still working our butts off getting it all organised to get out all the orders.  I am getting the Cougar as the prices are still mega low!

Check it out on kayacat.com (I’m on the video just after The Cheetah footage with my little angel!)

I looking forward to hearing from you.



A New Kind Of Exercise Class in Newton Abbot Starts Tuesday Nights @ The Courtenay Centre from March 2017.

Michael is starting a New Kind Of Exercise Class in Newton Abbot from March 2017.

He will be teaching Falun Gong which is a type of Chi Gong energy cultivation system from China which started in 1991 but was sadly banned in China in 1999 because it became so popular (somewhere between 30 and 70million practitioners). The authorities began to come down hard on those practicing and teaching it because they could not control its popularity following a peaceful demonstration to stop the government interfering.

Michael was taught by a lady who had been put in a hard labour camp for 18 months and she had some harrowing stories to tell.

Students Doing Falun Gong in New York.

As well as this powerful energy cultivation Michael is also teaching Psychcallisthenics (Pcals) which is another powerful system of 23 exercises created by Ozcar Ichazo and most recently popularised by Patrick Holford who wrote the Optimum Nutrition Bible and began including Pcals on his workshops as  an optimal exercise workout.

There is some meditation in Falun Gong as a part of the routine but Michael aims to discuss Meditative and transformative practices such as Breathwork, Visualisations Meditation and Goal Setting towards the end of the sessions.

It will be encouraged that people make some goals and take some action towards them, but this will be done in a lighthearted way for those who are interested in personal development.

There will be handouts given at times for those who wish to look at goal setting or who want to repeat some of the Meditations and visualisations at home.

The classes will certainly be on most Tuesday nights from 7 till 8.30pm at the Courtenay Centre in Newton Abbot.

The sessions will be different each time so it is okay to drop in for just one session or you are welcome to come regularly and get to know the exercise systems more completely.

I look forward to seeing you.


Transformational Workshop with Higher Brain Living in South Devon

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michael j traynor higher brain living practitioner and neuro physio in devon uk presents transformational change









THE NEXT TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP in Totnes introducing Higher Brain Living on 22nd April 2017 which is on a saturday from 10am till 5pm.

This is an opportunity to experience the amazing Higher Brain Living Sessions and find out about the 22 session program to upgrade your brain, physiology and life by working on action steps in the four sectors of life experience to give the opportunity for a more complete experience of your life potential.

Also Michael has a lot to share about the things that hold us back and the various tools and practices from bodywork to breathwork to getting centred, connected, motivated, supported and clear.

Getting on the table and receiving an exceptional inspiring and energising treatment is worth coming along for and is an experience that gets you into the state of clarity we need.

Also some work on Goal Setting, to get it clear what it is you really want from life in all of its aspects from relationships, fitness, work, purpose, self development, developing your special gifts (or finding them!) and getting them out into the world to help your communities.

We all want to be amazed, to be energised and find adventure and our purpose with passion.

You are welcome to join a group of like minded seekers willing to take action to be more authentic in our life journey.


Carpe Diem!


Higher Brain State Coaching Workshop.

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Saturday 7th March 2020 – Intensive One Day Workshop Introducing Higher Brain State Coaching.

Exeter Natural Health Centre | Exeter, Devon.

A friendly therapy centre in the heart of the beautiful city of Exeter, just off Gandy Street. Just a 3 minute walk from the ‘Exeter Central’ train station.

Michael will be introducing Higher Brain State Coaching with a session of Bodywork/Energetic stimulation and Breath Stimulation to awaken people to more Clarity, Energy and Adventure in following their true goals –  moving past being Stuck, and remembering how to Shine!

You will learn daily habits to enable you to move past where you’ve been stuck and start embodying your adventure, we will briefly review the more in-depth way this is done using simple coaching and help in persevering to taking action.

Remember, small changes make a big difference over time!

We have a limit of 9 people per session so move quickly if you are interested.

Cost : £125 per person

(Please book early to ensure a place- max 9 attendees)

Future Events:

To be arranged…


Saturday 24th September 2016 10-5pm

Natural Health Centre | Totnes

Michael will be introducing HIGHER BRAIN LIVING® with sessions of Bodywork/Energetic and Breath Stimulation to awaken people to more Clarity, Energy and Adventure in following their true goals –  moving past being Stuck, and remembering how to Shine!

You will learn daily habits to enable you to move past where you’ve been stuck and start embodying your adventure.

We have a limit of 9 people per session so move quickly if you are interested.

Cost : £175 per person

HIGHER BRAIN LIVING® | Presentations

Book a Presentation…

The Higher Brain Living® Program has arrived in the UK this year.  It involves an amazing light touch bodywork, incorporating enhanced breathing, energy point activation, and a coaching process based on Integral Theory which offers huge change for the better in anyone’s life on all levels!

The main thing that differentiates this system is that it actually changes the physiology of the brain as sessions progress to awaken the higher most evolved parts of our brain (e.g. the Pre Frontal Cortex) to allow us to filter our thoughts through our ‘Higher brain’ which is associated with clarity, creativity, joy and purpose rather than the ‘Lower (fight or flight) brain’ which is attached to fear, safety and sameness.

lower brain to higher brain

The Presentation was a talk by Michael on how he found Higher Brain Living® and his experiences with it. Also how it is affecting his clients especially those with Multiple Sclerosis but also the general public over the last 5 months. Then Michael will demonstrate a short version of the technique on a client who has had nearly 20 sessions and she will then talk about her transformations and questions will be answered.

The London talk was scheduled for an hour from 2.30-3.30pm on Friday 8th January 2016 and was very well received:-)  

* If you have a group of people (more than 10) who are interested in finding out more about HBL in Great Britain book a presentation with Mike 07956 409300.*

St James’s Church Rooms Piccadilly

£10 per person.


Michael is a Physiotherapist with over 15 years’ experience in most areas of healthcare but specialised in neuro rehab with the last 11 years working with people with MS and those recovering from strokes.  Also over the last 10 years he has attended workshops and training with pioneers of energy-work, breath-work, body-work and psychotherapeutic approaches over the world to integrate trauma in a holistic manner.   In 2015 he was the first person in Europe to go to Mexico and Chicago to investigate and train in the Higher Brain Living® program which he feels is the best way he has found to date to help people to upgrade their physiology and lives.

In this presentation you will see his enthusiasm and passion for this work, see a session done for a client who during the last 5 months has radically changed her physical and life issues to become in her words ‘someone completely different’.