Transformation Through Knowledge

Life can sneak up on all of us. One moment you are in high school dreaming about the pretty girl or cute boy in your science class and imagining a life of success, happiness and maybe wealth or fame. Then one day you wake up when you’re 30 or 40 and you wonder “what the hell happened?” You hate your job, you’re in a relationship that is more of a struggle than a joy, you’ve gained weight, you don’t like yourself much and none of the things you thought you would be doing at this stage in your life seems to have turned out. All those hopes and dreams of youth have faded away and you’re left feeling unsatisfiedunhappy and maybe filled with regrets of not having lived the life you dreamed.

“Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve.

Perfection is constant transformation” ~ Nia Peeples

But this does not have to be the end of the story. This bleak state of existence does not have to be the end of YOUR life story. It can be the beginning of a path towards the life you always wanted to live, and becoming the person you have always known yourself to be.

Whatever your dreams or goals in life, it is possible to transform beyond the shackles of social, occupational, relationship or family pressures which have been holding you back from becoming who you strive to be. The person, the human being, the authentic and perfect “self” that speaks to you from that place deep inside. Although our initial sense of self and identity are formed through our parents, family, nationality, gender, occupation, social status etc, it is still ultimately controlled by our own consciousnessand value/meaning systems. What is important and most valuable or meaningful to us, tends to drive our life goals, sense of purpose and ultimately our identity and sense of self.

And this is not about quitting your job, leaving your wife or family or hibernating from the world. This is about no longer pushing and striving against the world and recognising that the only real and long lasting change comes from within. Personal transformation begins by reconnecting consciously with what you value most, and then taking that first step towards change – knowledge.

What if you could have a career helping others to identify, nurture and express their true authentic self? What if you could have career helping others to live a life of personal, emotional, psychological well-being and deep harmony? What if you could have a career helping others identify and ultimately nurture, their deepest creative, expressive and passionate voice? What if you could not only learn about the psychology of human consciousness, spirituality and ultimate flourishing in life as part of a course or graduate degree, while also encouraging your own personal transformation?

Well you can and the field which studies these deeply human aspects of life and wellness, is called Transpersonal Psychology. Taking courses or obtaining a formal education or degree’s in transpersonal psychology is much more than an education, it is a transformational experience as you directly engage with the material and integrate those aspects which resonate most with you, into your own life.

The Alef Trust offers online postgraduate programmes (and open learning courses) in the areas of consciousness studies, spirituality and transpersonal psychology. Our PhD, Masters (MSc), Diploma (PG Dip) and Certificate (PG Cert) courses provide intellectually-challenging studies, focusing on such issues as:

  • the nature of consciousness
  • the dynamics between psyche and soma
  • the psychology of self and higher states of being
  • the psychology of transformation
  • the psychological basis of indigenous and mystical practices
  • the application of spiritual knowledge and wisdom in diverse 21st century contexts, such as education, business, health and sustainability.

Our programmes are distinctive in valuing experiential approaches to learning and encouraging students to incorporate insights from their studies into their daily lives. Our courses are delivered by an international team of expert tutors, who are highly experienced in their respective fields. All our programmes are quality assured and accredited by the University of Middlesex, London, UK.

Open Learning Courses Through Alef Trust

Just an Old Hippie and Jolly Mystic Dude with a background (or interests) in psychology, consciousness, well-being, spirituality, philosophy, sexuality, contemplative practices and technology. In a few past lives or careers I have been a youth-care worker and program developer; statistician; research analyst; database developer; web developer; WordPress developer; Linux administrator and open-source consultant; network/website security administrator; social-media and marketing analyst; male waiter on Ladies Nights and a pourer of molten steel.

I currently hang out in Gibson’s BC while attending Alef Trust in the UK (Middlesex University) as a Master’s student in Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology where I am investigating the intersection of technology and well-being. When I am not reading, studying, writing, blogging, listening to music or contemplating my navel, I like to ride my motorcycle, take photos, go hiking, 4x4ing, meditate on the beach, camping, kayaking or anything else outdoors. I also like challenging social, sexual, gender and intellectual stereotypes as well exploring the furthest reaches of human consciousness.

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