ALEF TRUST STUDENT EXPERIENCE
"THIS IS MORE THAN A COURSE, IT'S A TRANSFORMATION!"
At Alef Trust our alumni and student community are our most valued partners. We strive to cultivate a dynamic international learning community, in which mind, body and spirit are equally honoured. In all our programmes we encourage personal and professional development through multiple ways of knowing, embracing creative, spiritual and somatic practices alongside intellectual study.
Our goal is not merely that you should acquire intellectual knowledge and excel in academic terms – important as that is. In the spirit of the great spiritual traditions we aim to support you on your journey, enabling you to integrate new knowledge and practices into your personal and professional life.
We are dedicated to nurturing deeper awareness, connection, authenticity, creativity and intuition – so that more and more people feel able live their potential.
If you decide to join our community, we will co-create your learning journey with you, blending academic study with spiritual practice and engagement in our community … which is dedicated to research, learning, and the fostering of enriched states of being.
Welcome from our directors…
What our students say…
Lorraine, Counsellor (Open Learner)
“What I found and continue to experience through the Alef Trust programme is without a doubt the most comprehensive, collaborative, community-oriented and supportive online learning environment that I have ever experienced. From the active and engaged Directors, to the world-class faculty, the helpful and engaging support staff/tutors and leading edge research, every aspect of the programme encourages a deeply transformational learning experience. A personal and intellectual transformation process where new material and understanding in consciousness, spirituality and transpersonal psychology can be applied both to one’s personal and professional life. This is an exceptional programme for anyone seeking to expand their personal or professional life in the areas of holistic wellness, spirituality, transformational leadership, counselling, life coaching and any aspect of human flourishing.
Robin Jordan (Ireland)
Jevon Dangeli (Germany)
Nona Mileva (USA)
The staff are knowledgeable and so generous with their time, and their sharing of their knowledge and experience is very, very helpful. They are leaders in the field who have been very involved in their subjects for many years. I would not have access to them in an institution-based programme, except through their writings. On this course, you meet them ‘face to face’ and that is exciting!”
Sue Bradley (United Kingdom)
Christine M. (United Kingdom)
One of the important things about this programme is that it makes you explore yourself – your own inner dimensions – get in touch with your thinking process. Get in touch with your strengths, your weaknesses. So it is a personal development course as well, not just something where you learning straight academic skills and coming out of it with a degree. There is definitely a sense of a personal journey. I feel like it taught me a lot about myself, and it will help me in moving forward.”
Ross Bartlett (United Kingdom)
What does online study involve?
You will be working under the guidance of tutors who are eminent in their respective subject areas. Our staff are respected for their research, scholarship and practice in transpersonal psychology consciousness studies and allied fields.
Your experience will involve the following, mainly through our dedicated online learning environment (CLE or Collaborative Learning Environment):
Will I have contact with other students?
Absolutely. All students regardless of programme, become an integral part of our online learning community. You will have access to all of our community and learning sites where you can interact, mingle and exchange ideas with students and tutors within your own programme of study and, where possible, with students and tutors from other courses and programmes. The Alef Trust also has a presence on many major social media platforms, including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn where you can engage with fellow students, tutors, alumni and others from the global transpersonal community. You also have the option to attend our Residential Programme & Retreat which happens once a year and is open to our entire learning community, giving you the opportunity to connect and engage with fellow students and some of our tutors in person.
What happens after I am accepted into the programme?
What kinds of people sign up to our programmes?
Our approach appeals to many people from all walks of life. Most are professionals working in areas including coaching, therapy, counselling, education, health, sustainability, new technologies, ecology, business and management, as well as research and consulting. Many wish to enhance their professional practice and life, whilst others study with us for personal enrichment.
The real commonality across all in our learning community lies in the overarching reasons for joining our programmes, which include:
And a last word from our graduates…
“I can’t express enough in words how this programme has been important for my personal and professional transformation. The CSTP programme was for me a stepping stone on my path to building a stronger professional position in my community and supporting my leadership in the professional area of therapy and personal development in my country.”
“To embark on this MSc programme is to embark on a journey of exploration …. The course leaders are excellent and foster a supportive, friendly, relaxed on-line community.”
“I absolutely loved the richness and multidimensional perspective of the intellectually stimulating content, and I look forward to applying the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies to my life coaching practice, expanding professionally and personally. A big THANK YOU to the Programme’s creators who are not only great mentors and teachers, but also luminaries in the field of Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology.”