Open learning courses

Transformational online courses in consciousness, spirituality and transpersonal psychology

Transformative online learning

Our online Open Learning Courses are for students interested in exploring the same topics in consciousness, spirituality and transpersonal psychology we cover in our Master’s, Diploma and Certificate programmes, but without having to commit to the full university enrolment process or submitting assignments. Open Learners may be able to upgrade to one of our postgraduate programmes following the completion of their open learning.

Open Learning students also have access to the same online learning environment, educational resources and social technologies as our postgraduate students and collaborate in the same learning communities, forums, webinars and group activities with our instructors – many of whom are leaders in the field of transpersonal psychology.

15-week open learning courses

Transpersonal Psychology

In this 15-week course starting in September each year, we examine the core epistemological and philosophical issues underlying a transpersonal approach to human psychology.

Approaches to Consciousness

In this 15-week course starting in September each year, we explore the variety of scholarly approaches that have contributed to our contemporary understanding of consciousness.

Spiritual Psychology

In this 15-week course starting in February each year, we explore the central focus issues surrounding spirituality and spiritual practice in the modern world.

Ancient as well as contemporary expressions of spirituality are examined through transpersonal and psychological lenses.

Applied Transformative Psychology

In this 15-week course starting in February each year, we explore the ways in which transpersonal, or spiritual, perspectives can be applied in practice, considering personal and professional pathways and ethics of transformation.

10-week open learning courses​

Secular Spiritual Awakening

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we examine the phenomenon of spiritual awakening outside the context of spiritual or religious traditions.

Transpersonal Ecopsychology

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore the inter-dependence of Homo Sapiens and other species in relation to the planetary and cosmic ecosystem.

Shamanistic Psychology

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore Shamanism, one of the oldest spiritual traditions known to humankind and we examine its relevance to our contemporary world.

Transpersonal Coaching Psychology

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore the potential of transpersonal approaches to coaching.

Transpersonal Dreaming

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we draw upon scientifically grounded theories and empirical findings, as well as on historical and spiritual traditions involving transpersonal approaches to dreaming.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Counselling

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore the application of transpersonal psychology, specifically focusing on transpersonal perspectives on therapy and counselling.

Psychedelics and Entheogens

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, you will take a cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach, this course explores transpersonal and transformative qualities of the psychedelic experience, illuminating its meanings and implications for individuals and communities.

Multidimensional Trauma and Transformation

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore the transformation of individual, transgenerational, and ecological trauma, drawing on clinical, transpersonal, indigenous and psychedelic-assisted healing approaches and research.

Integrative Medicine

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore the mind-body-spirit paradigm and its implications for an integrative and holistic approach to wellness and healthcare.

Psyche, Cosmos and the Imaginal

In this 10-week course starting in February each year, we explore the re-enchanting qualities of the imaginal realm. Utilising theory, embodied practice, technoetic and transpersonal arts, we consider strategies for mending the split between psyche and cosmos. 

Daoism

In this 10-week course starting in February each year we explore an overview of Daoist teachings and practices, and discover the impact of Daoist thought on psychology, psychotherapy and ecology

Creativity and Transformation

In this 10 week course starting in February each year we explore the nature of creativity and its relationship to human development and growth.

Meditation and Mindfulness

In this 10-week course starting in February each year we explore how the potential of meditation practices and mindfulness-based approaches for improving psychological and physical well-being are increasingly being recognised.

"This is more than a course,
it's a transformation"

Alef Trust - Martie Underwood

“My journey with the Alef Trust continues to be one of stepping forward into growth, both personally and professionally.

The Masters programme provided me with a solid academic foundation and an opportunity to study with some of the most established and enlightened consciousness and transpersonal psychology experts in the world.

Applying this knowledge in my professional practice is truly transformative as I see how it benefits the clients I work with.

Throughout the Masters programme, the Alef Trust supported my learning journey, and my lecturers and supervisors were equally excited to explore the ideas I had.

Thats why, when the time came to progress onto my PhD, the choice was obvious.”

| Martie S. Underwood

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