The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

Some people define “spirituality” as going to church and believing in a monotheistic God. Others may define spirituality along the lines of one of the Eastern non-theistic traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism or Hinduism. Others still, may define spirituality simply as becoming a better person, quiet reflection, meditating or going for a walk in the […]

Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning

When you think of “learning” or “education” you may think of acquiring practical skills, scientific knowledge or simply factual or historical information about the world. How to build a house; how to fix a car engine; mathematics; human psychology; history of ancient Greece etc. But what if you could obtain an education which is not […]

Transformation in Transpersonal Coaching

Transformation in Transpersonal Coaching

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein This article outlines how transformation occurs in transpersonal coaching – a specialised form of psychological coaching that involves a dialogical relationship between a coach and client with the intention to resolve issues in the client’s life, by engaging […]

Sacred Science Circle

Sacred Science Circle

Alef Trust is pleased to announce the public launch of its latest collaborative project: Sacred Science Circle. The Sacred Science Circle gathers a sacred circle of individuals and groups that honor the “fires” of transformation implicit in all scientific, scholarly, and artistic endeavors. Its mission is to further that profound route to knowing, wisdom and enrichment […]

3 Facts About Mindfulness

3 Facts About Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” ~Sylvia Boorstein What exactly is mindfulness and where did this simple psychological and spiritual practice get […]

Myth-Busting Mindfulness

Myth-Busting Mindfulness

Tamara Russell, a lecturer with the Alef Trust and the Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London, an organization dedicated to the wider dissemination of mindfulness training alongside support and training for teachers of mindfulness from all backgrounds and disciplines was invited by Watkins Books to host a class on mindfulness. In this session […]

Alef Trust introduces Transpersonal Coaching Psychology

Alef Trust introduces Transpersonal Coaching Psychology

Alef Trust is happy to announce the expansion of its Open Learning courses through the introduction of the course: Transpersonal Coaching Psychology. Jevon Dangeli, an MSc graduate of Alef Trust, developed this course and is course leader. This course explores: What is the value of a transpersonal approach to coaching? Can coaching processes lead to […]

Police Force Celebrates Spirituality!

Police Force Celebrates Spirituality!

It is November 2016. Following the vote for Brexit, racial tensions, discrimination and hate crimes in the UK are running high. During these volatile times we are heartened to see the efforts of Dyfed-Powys Police in Wales, working to unite the community and celebrate spiritual diversity. The event was supported by one of our MSc. […]

Lucid Dreaming for Healing and Spiritual Awakening?

Lucid Dreaming for Healing and Spiritual Awakening?

Lucid Dreaming for Healing and Spiritual Awakening? In lucid dreaming the dreamers become conscious whilst they are dreaming. They are aware that they are in the midst of a dream, and some are also able to exert control over the content of the dream, shaping the environment and dream narrative at will. What may be […]

Beneath The Cracks: A Transpersonal View of UK Post-Referendum

Beneath The Cracks: A Transpersonal View of UK Post-Referendum

Beneath the Cracks: A Transpersonal View of UK Post-Referendum As we write, nearly two weeks after the referendum, there can be little doubt that the UK is facing challenging times. Yet any time of upheaval and crisis also yields opportunities for positive change. During this time of uncertainty, when so many diverse opinions are being aired, we […]

Transpersonal Psychology Blossoms in Brazil

Transpersonal Psychology Blossoms in Brazil

Transpersonal Psychology Blossoms in Brazil From 4th – 7th September our directors Les Lancaster and Jessica Bockler attended and presented at the 9th International Transpersonal Conference organized by Alubrat (the Portuguese and Brazilian Association for Transpersonal Psychology), in partnership with the ITA (International Transpersonal Association), and many other transpersonal organisations from around the world. They […]

We Celebrate the Achievements of our First Master’s Graduates!

We Celebrate the Achievements of our First Master’s Graduates!

We Celebrate the Achievements of our First Master’s Graduates! On 17th July 2015 we accompanied our very first group of students to their graduation ceremony at Middlesex University in London. It was a tremendously satisfying moment, seeing some of our very first cohort of the MSc programme in ‘Professional Development: Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology’ […]

Residential Summer Course 2015

Residential Summer Course 2015

Residential Summer Course 2015 From 6th -11th July this year we hosted our third annual residential summer course for our student community, exploring ‘Psyche and Sacred Space’. The theme gave rise to rich experiential and expressive explorations: We intuitively conceptualise and model the psyche by drawing on spatial metaphors. Spatial representations of the mind are […]