I currently work as a spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation (www.sacredspace.org.uk) offering retreat and renewal facilities in the English Lake District. I have a long involvement in the NHS, international healthcare development and academia and have published widely. My most recent books include second editions of Contemplation and Coming Home as well as endeavours in poetry and sacred dance. For the last 30 years, following a series of transformative experiences, I have dedicated much of my working life to the Foundation, writing and teaching widely on the encouragement of compassion and exploring the connection between spirituality and health. I am an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria.