About the people at Trans4mind.com
Peter Shepherd, the founder of Trans4mind.com
Peter Shepherd has earnestly travelled the path of personal growth all his life. As a child he studied Buddhism and found there a validation of each individual as a spark of the universal consciousness. There were meditative methods to help the person attain a higher level of that consciousness for themselves. However, he decided to both stay clear of organized religions and also to look for better ways of expanding consciousness that do not take lifetimes to achieve their goal.
He realized that inner gnosis - intuitive knowledge of spiritual truth - was the way to go, since fundamental truths are simple and graspable when we look inside to our intuitive understanding. What remained complex was the structure of mind, and the million and one ways that mind sneaks in to obscure or corrupt our natural insight.
Thus began a quest to understand the mind and the spirit and to find out how to master these things. He received training in rational-emotive psychotherapy but also studied the 'transpersonal' dimension of consciousness, that which is beyond the ego personality, as pioneered by Assagioli, Grof and others. He found these two divergent branches of psychology only really formed the full picture when combined as one. The everyday, rational and behavioral understandings of psychology were just as important as the more esoteric understandings to do with consciousness, and in fact each needed the other to provide a true and holistic picture of things.
He wrote the book Transforming the Mind which summarized his knowledge to date, and further developed the most effective methods he'd found to create a set of personal development resources, accessible and beneficial to all. Moving to France, he began running the web site full time, to reach all those people who are looking for the same things he had searched so long for - and to be of service in the most valuable way he knew how.
Peter lives in a restored farmhouse at a beautiful rural location in Bourgogne, France, with his wife Nicole...
As individuals, our being has several components: consciousness; mental processes; emotions; and the physical. Each one depends on the others. Even the layers of our brain - the cortex, limbic system and primitive/reptilian - correspond to our head, heart and gut. Each can do nothing much on its own.
We function in the world according to our programming. This software is in our minds and the hardware is our brain and nervous system. We are largely unaware that we can actually change this programming, switch one program for another, or actually to rise above the level of mind and write new programs for ourselves as the meta-programmer. We can do this as individuals with the training provided at Trans4mind.com and we can do this as humanity; it is our God-like spiritual nature.
Peter's goal in life has been to break free of the consensus trance, to find instead his own truth and to help others find their own truth also. He declares his life purpose to be: "To contribute and maintain the services needed to help human beings consciously evolve toward a more loving, peaceful and just world."
This requires tools. Peter comments: "Because we are each such different individuals, with personal goals and at different stages on our various paths, I've found there is no singular tool for transformation, there are many, and I've tried to select the very best ones for the Trans4mind web site. I trust that you will benefit immensely."
These articles summarize his overall ethos and philosophy... The Path of Love - Love is the source of universal truth, therefore the perfect guide in our lives, and we each have an unlimited supply within us because it is who we are. We are made by Love, we are made of Love, and we are made for Love. And The Holistic Approach to Personal Wellbeing - The mind, body and spirit interact; it's important to understand how this works, in order to adopt a comprehensive and effective means of personal development.
A page that Wallace and Peter have put together is Get to Know Us: this features our most personal work amongst the resources here at Trans4mind.com.
Also find out about the free online Positive Approach Course, the freely downloadable New Life Course, the advanced Insight Project, and Peter's book Daring to Be Yourself. Plus read his page of selected Quotes.
The Love is All You Need resource is something Peter put together that is close to his heart. It's a free daily meditation program to help you make the state of unconditional love an integrated part of your life, which is key to lasting joy and fulfillment. Love is all you need!
Plus check out Your Inner Truth, a phenomenal range of journaling tools to help you find the truth of your situation. You may feel stressed, or confused, there may be a lot going on and choices to make that seem a bit overwhelming. Or you may simply need time with yourself, to decide what is it you really want... and just who are you, really?
Peter also runs a sister site, Mind Development, that continues the work he did in the 1980s with Gregory Mitchell, training study, concentration, perception, memory and communication skills to increase effective intelligence.
Wallace Huey - Co-Founder of Trans4mind Ltd
and Director of Training
Wallace entered the architecture profession in 1983, working in the profession until he turned 30 years of age. He then set up a small management training business in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he lived.
Success eluded him, because he experienced two mental breakdowns due to the resurfacing of an illness he first experienced at 23. There followed a decade of extreme mental torment from which he emerged a transformed human being (see his article How I Found Unshakeable Inner Peace. After working for a period for an international charity as a volunteer, he went back to the world of management, this time as a self-employed consultant.
In Dublin, Wallace worked as a personal development trainer, but realized he had insufficient energy to carry on with his public speaking engagements, due to his mental condition. Feeling at a dead end, Wallace turned within for guidance and received powerful inspiration to work as a Heart to Heart coach on an Internet magazine, being immediately guided toward Peter Shepherd and the Trans4mind emagazine.
Peter accepted Wallace's offer to become the principle Life Coach at Trans4mind.com straight away and, after a number of months, Wallace and Peter began to develop the previous Heart to Heart coaching service and the Trans4mind website together. Today, after a number of life changing inner experiences and a marked improvement in Wallace's health, he has felt inspired to return to public speaking in his role as an inspirational speaker, introducing the public to a more tranquil way of life through his Trans4mind Personal Development Training workshops for use within companies in Ireland. Wallace is Director of Training at Trans4mind Ltd and he co-developed the Trans4mind Training curriculum with Peter Shepherd.
Wallace lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife Carolyn. He designed his garden and built it with the help of a local builder. He has many romantic evening meals in the gazebo at the bottom of the garden....
What is the source of Wallace's inspiration?
Wallace is powerfully inspired to help others - a result of his compassion engendered by his own time of trial, the 10 years he spent experiencing mental anguish. His inspiration comes from within, delivered through inner guidance. If you would like to know more about Wallace's life experiences and learn what led to his passion for coaching, you can read his book Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off and read the articles he has written for Trans4mind here. We need to face up to the challenges of life but where can we turn for support? Fortunately there is a great resource available at all times - our inner guidance. Wallace's book provides many personal examples of how inner guidance has proven invaluable, and his training courses teach each of us how to recognize and use this essential gift.
Wallace has a five-fold mission:
- To provide the means for a vast untapped resource, the wisdom and compassion of life coaches, to be offered to people facing life challenges.
- To offer personal development services which have love as their only source of inspiration.
- To express this freely offered love and wisdom in the form of innovative self-empowerment services, which stand as a landmark for personal development on the Internet.
- By these three means, to bring the personal into personal development on the Internet.
- Not to rest until, along with Peter Shepherd, he has brought personal development based on love, in every area of human endeavour to every region of the world, thus assisting the Trans4mind vision - to make the human heart visible in community world-wide by harnessing the full potential of the Internet.
Nicole Shepherd, service provider of Trans4mind.fr
Nicole has been director of centers for leisure and vacation for the last 17 years and has recently started devoting her energies to teaching personal development directly to young people and to develop the Trans4mind.fr site. As an educator she believes that children need to learn much more than they are currently taught in school: how to direct their own learning, how to understand and best use their emotions, and to be able to communicate with confidence and empathy.
In 1998 she met Peter Shepherd as a student on his Insight Project course of spiritual development and soon discovered they share the same ideals and values. Indeed as soul mates they share an unconditional love that has enlightened both of their lives. Peter moved to France and they married in 2003.
Now that Nicole is free to work more on the Trans4mind site, expect to see the French version advance rapidly. In addition, Nicole will be contributing her experience and expertise in the fields of education, parenting and relationships in the form of articles and eBooks, both in English and French. You can find out more about Nicole on the French website, Trans4mind.fr and on her Bio page.
Carolyn Huey, Director of Trans4mind Ltd
Carolyn has been a student of personal development most of her adult life. Over the years she has participated in a number of high quality personal development trainings both as a student and coach, such as completing life coach training with James Martin of Team Life Training.
Today Carolyn works as a school teacher and year head, with a lifetime's experience guiding children in their education and career choices.
She has recently started her own innovative fashion accessories business, Twirleys. This business draws on Carolyn's skills in personal development to organize her business such that it promotes women's self expression in the craft of designing and making each hat, and empowers both the wearer and the charity that the business supports.
As a result of a life spent relating to a wide variety of people in the world of education and her more recent foray into business, Carolyn is particularly interested in coaching people in issues concerned with relationships and success.
Carolyn and Wallace are soul mates and marriage partners. They take the love they have for each other and use it to contribute to the Trans4mind vision. As a result they often find themselves having lively conversations about Trans4mind in the evening in their gazebo at the bottom of their garden.
Our motivation is our vision: to make the human heart visible in community world-wide by harnessing the full potential of the Internet. We consider that a service and an honor; we are guided by loving compassion. As long as we have enough income to pay the bills then we are happy.
Trans4mind stands as a landmark in the world of personal development, because it is being devised, presented and maintained by the power of love. Trans4mind intends to harness the limitless power of the Internet, offering personal development to every man, woman and young person that is specific to their life challenges.
The Trans4mind.com website was founded by Peter Shepherd (psychologist) in 1997 and supported by Nicole his wife (educationalist) and later joined by Wallace Huey (life coach) and Aidan Doyle (IT and business) - together they have created the Trans4mind vision, brand, system, and network. Peter and Nicole live in France, Wallace and Aidan in Ireland.