Transpersonal Activism: Transpersonal Rights as Human Rights

Transpersonal Activism: Transpersonal Rights as Human Rights

Transpersonal Activism: Transpersonal Rights as Human Rights: In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, a growing global community of transpersonal activists feels that access to practices and therapies which support transpersonal states should be recognized as a basic human right. The term “transpersonal” may not be familiar to everyone (yet) but what it means is […]

Interview With Dr. Olga Louchakova-Schwartz

Interview With Dr. Olga Louchakova-Schwartz

Dr Olga Louchakova-Schwartz joined the Alef Trust at the beginning of the academic year 2017/18 as a module leader for the Transpersonal Psychology course/programme. For 25 years, she taught at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She started at ITP in 1992, as adjunct research professor, and worked her way up to being Founding Director of […]

The Evolution of Coaching Psychology

The Evolution of Coaching Psychology

The practice of Life Coaching arose out of athletic coaching in sports and is broadly defined as a collaborative process of helping someone improve performance or satisfaction in some aspect of their lives. In contrast with psychological counselling or therapy which is often focused on pathology rooted in past experiences or flawed thinking processes (cognition), […]

Parapsychological (PSI) Phenomena – Interview With Etzel Cardeña, PhD

Parapsychological (PSI) Phenomena – Interview With Etzel Cardeña, PhD

Following Alef Trust’s participation in the 2017 International Transpersonal Conference in Prague, we are excited to offer 3 NEW Open Learning Courses which begin December 2017 (please enrol by October 31st, 2017 to ensure your seat). These new courses are being offered by conference presenters David Lukoff, Paul Grof/Mary Pearson & Etzel Cardeña who will […]

Summer Residential 2017 – Approaching New Paradigms

Summer Residential 2017 – Approaching New Paradigms

Approaching New Paradigms By Francesca Hector The fourth Alef Trust residential retreat from the 26th – 30th August 2017 was attended by alumni, students and faculty of the Master’s in Professional Development: Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, who ventured to explore the theme of “New paradigms in psychology and spiritual practice”. A circular oil lamp […]

Congratulations to Professor Emerita Rosemarie Anderson!

Congratulations to Professor Emerita Rosemarie Anderson!

We at the Alef Trust would like to congratulation Rosemarie Anderson on her wonderful achievement in being awarded the Abraham Maslow Heritage Award! Rosemarie’s work in opening significant new methodological approaches has benefited not only those wishing to research transpersonal phenomena but also many in other branches of psychology. She has generously provided profound guidance […]

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 […]