Brian Les Lancaster is Professor Emeritus of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, UK. He is a past Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and currently President of the International Transpersonal Association. Les’ research interests focus on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and the psychology of mysticism, the latter centring on Kabbalistic Psychology. His initial research training was in neuroscience and psychology, and subsequently he explored the hermeneutic methods employed in the rabbinic and mystical traditions in Judaism, seeking ways to integrate these approaches. Over his career, Les has taught key aspects of research into consciousness and transpersonal psychology to a wide audience, both academic and popular. He is committed to the value of transpersonal perspectives in a range of professional areas, including coaching, therapy and management, and is presently Academic Dean for Transpersonal Studies at the Professional Development Foundation, UK. He is currently Director of online postgraduate programmes in consciousness, spirituality and transpersonal psychology for the Alef Trust (www.aleftrust.org). In addition to many journal articles, Les’ published works include Mind Brain and Human Potential, winner of a Science and Medical Network Best Book Award, Approaches to Consciousness: the Marriage of Science and Mysticism, and The Essence of Kabbalah -
Specialist in transforming health and wellness, Dav Panesar is a mind-body medicine advocate, pioneer of mindfulness based health intervention and a prominent figure in transpersonal (psycho-spiritual) & transformative health and wellness medicine, as well as a Public speaker. He is a pioneer of mindfulness and contemplative based health interventions in the UK, with over 25 years of experience in developing, teaching and working with mindfulness, and mindfulness-based approaches and models within the health, public and the private sector that has earned him international respect and recognition, making him and his approaches highly sought after. Under the guidance and teachings of several self-realised masters over his lifetime, Dav has developed a highly effective personal & transpersonal health & wellness approach, which has enabled thousands of individuals a safe and effective route to regaining their health and well being. He is a scientist with degrees in chemistry and microbiology, business and transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies. He is an expert in Eastern psychology, which together with science, psychology and mindfulness, combined with experiential training and guidance from both his academic peers and his highly esteemed teachers have made him and his work highly contemporary, incredibly effective and enlightening. Dav is a highly successful entrepreneur who has dedicated his life since retiring from business to promote holistic approaches to health, wellbeing and the development of human potential. He is a co-founder and and a mindfulness & transpersonal health advisor to Diabetes Digital Health Ltd. Diabetes.co.uk. Diabetes.co.uk have enabled over 175,000 people to reduce, reverse or place diabetes type II into remission, through a revolutionary online free 10 week low carb program. The results from this were so spectacular, that this approach and the results were featured on the front page of the New Scientist in June 2016, in addition to making the front pages of the Times, daily mail and other main stream new outlets. Proving the it is possible of reversing Diabetes type II ñ A water shed project that has worldwide implications.
Five years ago, ‘The Flame’, Coventry’s Mindfulness, Holistic Health and Wellness centre launched a city wide initiative to introduce “right mindfulness” to the residents of Coventry and surrounding areas with an aim of helping address the increasing levels of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress.
The Flames unique approach to host city wide mindfulness events including their annual mindfulness event at Coventry Cathedral has broken new ground in many ways, including:
Helped introduce “right-mindfulness” to well over 14,000 people over the past four years;
Launched its highly successful Wellness prescription, bespoke and practical methods to enable individuals regain physical, mental and emotional health; Offer free mindfulness sessions every week from Coventry Central Library.
Mindfulness and Spiritual Intelligence is the fifth successive mindfulness event which aims to build on the resounding success of the previous four events, mindfulness at Coventry Cathedral in 2013, mindfulness & compassion at Coventry Cathedral in 2014, Mindfulness and neuroscience in 2015 and Mindfulness and Personal transformation in 2016 which was attended by over 700 individuals.
This year’s event focuses on the relationship between spiritual intelligence and mindfulness meditation, with expert guest Professor Les Lancaster.
Professor Les Lancaster specialises in the study of consciousness studies and transpersonal psychology and Dav Panesar, one of the pioneers of mindfulness based intervention in health and personal development, will explore the process of Spiritual Intelligence with mindfulness as well as the growth indicators.
In addition the event includes real life case studies sharing their transformational experiences, challenges and discovering solutions.
Live music with the Belles of three spires and a rare glimpse into Mongolian singing with Xufie and Nav. The highlight of the event will be a collective Mindfulness and Compassion based meditation.
Ms Sanghera, Co-Director of The Flame stated "We are overwhelmed at the success and support for the events and the impact of this event on the health, mental and physical health of individuals. Every year we will give people the chance to be part of a unique and rewarding experience. The event offers individuals a chance to transform their life with right-mindfulness-based practices. It is a privilege to be able to host these events, especially at such a prestigious and iconic venue like Coventry Cathedral, and to have leading world experts and pioneers”.
Spiritual intelligence is a higher dimension of intelligence that is rooted in consciousness-based approaches, and provides a secular and life affirming approach to spirituality that activates the qualities and capabilities of the authentic self, in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace.
Mindfulness & Spiritual Intelligence 2017 will be held on the 14th October 2017 at 18.00pm – 21.00pm in the world renowned Coventry Cathedral.