Online. Never Distant.

We educate through a unique online approach, providing 1-to-1 virtual tuition and guidance. We focus on the areas of transpersonal psychology, consciousness studies, spirituality and the application of transpersonal principles in academic, professional and personal development. We collaborate with the International Transpersonal Association and the Scientific and Medical Network to deliver a holistic and integral learning experience to the widest possible audience.

Our online postgraduate programmes bring together people from around the world who work in diverse professional arenas. Our international learning community includes coaches, therapists and counsellors, as well as health and education professionals and people from many other professions.

The Alef Trust


Alef Trust is a non-profit organisation founded by Professor (Brian) Les Lancaster and Dr. Jessica Bockler. Professor Lancaster is Emeritus Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the UK; Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies; and Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University. He is currently a Board member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and has previously been Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society and President of the International Transpersonal Association. In addition to numerous articles and chapters in colleagues' books, Professor Lancaster's published works include: Mind, Brain and Human Potential, winner of a Scientific and Medical Network Best Book Award; The Essence of Kabbalah; and, Approaches to Consciousness: The Marriage of Science and Mysticism.


Dr.Jessica Bockler is an Applied Theatre Practitioner and a Transpersonal Psychologist. She has a PhD in Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University. In her research she explored 'Theatre as a Transformative Practice', examing the actor's craft as a vehicle for (trans)personal growth and development. Dr. Bockler is also a Sesame Practitioner, trained in the use of story, drama and movmeent as a vehicle to work with the soul. She is Director of Creative Alternatives, an arts and mental health service which operates in Merseyside, UK and her research interests include mind-body dynamics and somatice psychology, creative conflict resolution, Jungian psychology and the psychology of ritual.

Les and Jessica are deeply involved with every aspect of teaching and learning at the Alef Trust. They each teach elements of the MSc programme and they personally source the most distinguished faculty members to lead specific modules.

We have a truly global community of students, tutors and alumni. Students apply their learning to all areas of life, including therapeutic, environmental, social, business and personal development contexts. We also provide Open Learning opportunities to people around the world who want to study purely for personal enrichment. Our Open Learners have access to the same high-quality resources as our postgraduate students and they form an integral part of our learning community. We warmly invite you to join our community of transformational learners. Nick Theo, our Programme Manager and Registrar would be pleased to talk to you about your options for joining the MSc programme.

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Our online distance-learning programme, validated by Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, is distinctive in valuing experiential approaches to learning. ... [+]

The programme, which consists of 180 credits (90 ECTS or 36 US graduate credits) largely attracts mature students who are well established in their professional fields. The structure of the programme means that students are often able to combine study with working full time and/or caring responsibilities. Students from a wide spectrum of professional and cultural backgrounds join the programme for reasons which include a keen interest in spirituality, consciousness studies, and psychology, and all have a desire to advance their knowledge and skills in these areas. Many students choose to study with Alef Trust in order to achieve an academic qualification to boost professional standing.As part of their learning journey students apply acquired knowledge and skills in their workplaces, positively impacting upon their organisations and clients. ... [-]

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