Pathways to Growth Faculty
Susan is a Design Director, having set up her own design consultancy Inter Arc Design Ltd; in 1997. She has extensive experience in the design industry specializing in interior architecture and linking psychology and wellbeing to the design of public and commercial interior environments. In 2001 she was made a fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers.
For 5 years Susan was a visiting Consultant Professor for the London BA Interiors Programme, at Syracuse University, where she was responsible for setting up and running both the Contract and Commercial Interior Design modules.
More recently Susan has been inspired to create a new MA degree - Pathways to Growth, which has evolved out of her own ‘spiritual journey’ into Eastern philosophy, experiential practices and transpersonal psychology. She is currently involved in professional and personal development to help people reach their true potential together with exploring the re-intregration of ‘mind, body and spirit’.
Professor David Lane
As Co-Founder of the International Centre for the Study of Coaching at Middlesex University he contributed to leading edge research in coaching as well as supervising leading coaches undertaking Doctoral research with the Centre. David also developed a Masters programme in Executive Coaching, which is now available in the USA, South Africa and the UK and the first Professional Doctorate programme in coaching. These innovative programmes are work based and available to experienced coaches.
Through his associations with other bodies he has created accredited programmes for work-based development in a wide range of organisations including major consultancies, multinationals, and public sector and government bodies.
He was Chair of the British Psychological Society Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy, and has served on committees of the BPS, CIPD and EMCC. He convened the Psychotherapy Group of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations.
David's work with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council has been concerned with Codes of Conduct and Standards and kite marking of coach training. Working with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches he researched and developed the standards for the Chartered Business Coach award. He co-founded the Global Coaching Convention. David's contributions to counselling psychology led to the senior award of the BPS for “Outstanding Scientific Contribution”. In 2009 he was honoured by the British Psychological Society for Distinguished Contribution to Professional Psychology.
Professor Les Lancaster
Les Lancaster is Emeritus Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, and Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is currently Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and President of the International Transpersonal Association.
Les’ research interests focus on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and the psychology of mysticism, with a specific focus on Kabbalistic Psychology. He has some forty years’ experience of working with kabbalistic practices and related practices from other spiritual traditions. Over his career, Les has striven to disseminate key aspects of research into consciousness and transpersonal psychology to a wide audience, both academic and more popular.
He is committed to the value of transpersonal perspectives in a range of professional areas, including coaching, therapy and management.
Sarah Corrie is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in coaching psychology, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an accredited CBT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She is Visiting Professor at Middlesex University where she is also an Academic Advisor for the Doctorate in Professional Studies Programme. Sarah has extensive experience in both public and private sector services and runs her own coaching and therapy practice as well as working as a freelance supervisor and trainer.
She is Director of the Postgraduate Diploma & MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy offered by Royal Holloway University of London. Sarah’s passion for facilitating the development of others - at both a personal and professional level - has resulted in a 20 year relationship with the Professional Development Foundation and a body of published work spanning academic journals, trade magazine and books.
Her books include, The Art of Inspired Living: Coach Yourself with Positive Psychology (Karnac) and Making Effective Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide (Open University Press).
Heather is the founder of the Minded Institute an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the treatment of mental health through yoga therapy and mindfulness. The Institute draws on the wisdom of yoga and mindfulness, and combines this with medical knowledge, psychology, and neuroscientific insights to develop and implement programmes for clinical mental health populations. Additionally, the Institute conducts research, organizes conferences, and trains professionals.
Alongside her director role at the Institute, Heather offers an elective at the Boston University school of Medicine on the physiological correlates and clinical applications of yoga and mindfulness. Heather’s eclectic background allows her to work in multi-dimensional way that attends to the mind, body, and brain.
She holds an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies from the University London and has completed part of an MSc. in Neuroscience at Roehampton University; she is also a MBCT facilitator. From 2000-2003 Heather spent 3 years living in Buddhist Monasteries in South East Asia, where she practiced and studied Buddhism. As a result all her teaching integrates Buddhist philosophy and ideas.
Harris L. Friedman, PhD is retired as Research Professor of Psychology at University of Florida and Professor Emeritus at Saybrook University. He actively practices both clinical and organizational psychology, and is engaged in a variety of research and writing projects.
His primary interest is in transpersonal psychology, and he serves as the Senior Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, the President of the International Transpersonal Association’s Board, and recently published The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. He also works extensively in cross-cultural psychology, and is authoring Cross-Cultural Competency (expected 2014; American Psychological Association Press).
He also is Senior Editor of The Praeger Series on Social Justice and Psychology for which he has several edited volumes forthcoming, and he co-edits the series, Advances in Parapsychological Research. In addition, he practices and researches in gestalt-bioenergetics therapy and clinical hypnosis, and holds high rank in the nonviolent Japanese martial art, aikido.
Marianne is on the core faculty and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She co-facilitates core programmes and, for the past 14 years, has been intimately involved with the development of the Academy’s transformative learning-based curriculum, helping to establish the philosophic and pedagogic ground for future programming. She completed her PhD at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Certified as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, she is on the international Grof Transpersonal Training facilitation team, working in England, Ukraine, India, and the United States. She is also a Systemic Constellations facilitator, and incorporates perspectives from both these disciplines in her depth facilitation work.
Marianne spends time in both her native England - where in addition to trainings and workshops she has a small psychotherapy practice and is completing a second MA in Core Process psychotherapy - and her work in North America.
Sarita is a world renowned Tantra Meditation Teacher and author of two books on Tantra, (Tantric Love and Divine Sexuality) She has been teaching since 1990 and currently teaches in 12 countries, working with a dedicated team. She studied Tantra directly with the Indian Mystic, Osho, for 17 years.
She also works in the following Healing modalities: Ito Thermie from Japan, (19 years study with master healer Kohrogi Sensei) Tachyon Technologies, (9 years apprenticeship with David Wagner, inventor) Colour Light Therapy AKA, Esogetic Medicine (7 years study with originator Peter Mandel).
Sarita runs many spiritual focused trainings, including the ancient meditation methods from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra series and ‘From Sex to Superconsciousness’ exploring the chakra system as a transformational process.
Paul is an ecologist, anthropologist, integrative transpersonal psychotherapist, ecological life-coach and spiritual director / accompanier. He has worked in conservation, and ecological education & research for thirty years, held university research fellowships, and tutored an MSc in Education for Sustainability since 1996.
He has written and spoken widely on psycho-spiritual and cultural dimensions of ecology, sustainability, learning, and behaviour. He integrates scientific and mytho-religious ways of knowing in seeking to understand the evolving role of the human, person and species, as intrinsic to the ecosystem.
Prasad is a professional dancer, choreographer and therapist of diverse dance styles and healing practices. He studied with great dance artists including William Forsythe, Gill Clarke and Julyen Hamilton.
Prasad has studied Chi Gong and Tai Chi with many masters including Grand Master Mantak Chia who accredited him as an instructor of the Universal Healing Tao. He specializes in integrating healing and spiritual practices within dance and movement meditation such as Chi Gong 5 elements, Chi Gong Fusions I, II & III, Tai Chi and Kundalini Yoga.
He has developed the “Methodology of Transcendental Choreology” which fuses dance improvisation with spirituality. Core Subjects include Emotion Improvisation Methodologies, Applied Linguistic Variations, and Consciousness Enhancing Faculties. He has been internationally teaching and lecturing in Universities, Dance Festivals and Studios and writing papers on Emotions, Art and Performance.