Brent Mitton was born in 1951 in the North of England. He completed his academic education with a degree in Philosophy, and then lived in the Canadian woods for about ten years practising Zen Buddhism. In the late eighties, after fifteen years of carpentry, he did a training in Gestalt psychotherapy and spent the next ten years leading men's groups and building a psychotherapy practice. After 35 years of spiritual practice he still calls himself a buddhist (but with a small 'b') and works as a therapist, group leader and teacher. He considers his work to be part of a budding Western wisdom tradition, descended into form, guided by Grace and adapted to the unique peculiarities of the Western psyche. In his spare time he has been writing a book about this. He is co-founder and spiritual director of the Transpersonal Therapy Centre of Toronto, Canada.