In the Network each Trans4mind website is produced and managed by a Trans4mind Service Provider, working alone or when possible supported by one or more assistants whom the Trans4mind Service Provider has recruited over time to work with him or her in public service. These people work together to deliver personal development products and services, created with extraordinary care, brought to their site visitor using the Trans4mind brand and ethos.
|ENGLISH||Peter Shepherd & Wallace Huey|
|NETHERLANDS||Bas and Agnès van Gaalen|
- Computer literacy and if possible, webmaster skills
- Translation skills from English to your native language
- A good understanding of, interest in and commitment to personal development
- Leadership skills
Who is Peter Shepherd, founder and managing director of Trans4mind.com?
Peter Shepherd (at far right) 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 psychology 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 home study courses, 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.
As individuals, our being has several components: consciousness; mental processes; emotions; and the physical. 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 and we can do this as humanity; it is our God-like spiritual nature. But first we have to come to terms with reality and point ourselves in the right direction… The Positive Approach Course is the free online course Peter has developed for that purpose.
Peter comments: "Because we are each such different individuals, with personal goals and at different stages on our various paths, we at Trans4mind have found there is no singular tool for transformation, there are many, and we've tried to select the very best ones for our web site. We trust that you will benefit immensely."
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." Toward this purpose, Peter manages the Network of Service Providers, offering Trans4mind sites in many world languages.
More about the life and views of Peter Shepherd at his Bio page.
Who is Wallace Huey, manager of the Trans4mind Network?
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 when 23.
There followed a decade of extreme mental torment from which he emerged a transformed human being. 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 2000, after a profound spiritual awakening, he wrote his book, Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off, a poetic manual that takes the hand of the reader and gently guides them toward a powerful dependency on inner guidance. While writing the book he courted and married his soul mate Carolyn and moved to Dublin, where he now lives. 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 voluntarily as a Heart to Heart coach on an Internet magazine, being immediately guided toward Peter Shepherd and the weekly emagazine.
Peter accepted Wallace's offer to coach online straight away and, after a number of months, Wallace and Peter began to develop the Heart to Heart service and the Trans4mind website together. Today, Wallace partners with Peter on development work for the whole Trans4mind site and its future plans. Recently, after 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 Trans4mind Training workshops at Dublin. Wallace is Director of Training at Trans4mind and he developed the curriculum with Peter Shepherd. The future plans for Trans4mind Training are exciting - including a world-wide dimension - and you'll be hearing lots more.
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. At the core of his understanding is his heart to heart relationship with his spiritual mentor in India, the Avatar, Sai Baba. 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 online at Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off, or you can read the articles he wrote about his relationship with his spiritual teacher - Love in Action and Expansion is Life, is Love.
Wallace has a five-fold mission:
- To provide the means for a vast untapped resource, the wisdom and compassion of ordinary men and women, 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 mission - To make the human heart visible in community worldwide by harnessing the full potential of the Internet.
You can find out more about Wallace by reading his online and paperback book at Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off. 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. Contact Wallace Huey here.
Who is Nicole Shepherd, the producer of Trans4mind in French?
Nicole has been director of centers for leisure and vacation for the last 17 years and has recently retired to devote her energies to the Trans4mind site. As an educator she applies the principles of personal development in her work with children. She believes that they need to learn how to learn, to know their emotions and be able to communicate with adults with confidence.
10 years ago 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 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.
Who is Eugenio Rincón, the producer of Trans4mind in Spanish?
Eugenio worked as a professional communicator for 27 years. Motivated to find answers to the usual questions about existence, he began his spiritual quest in the eighties. Since then he has traveled a path that has involved different kinds of personal growth approaches, such as Psychodrama, the integration of Bodywork, Bioenergetics, Gestalt Therapy, Analytical Psychology and, at the same time, he has been devoted to the study and practice of astrology, alongside the esoteric knowledge and the tenets of the psychoanalytic theory of Carl G. Jung. In each case he had the privilege to correspond with teachers of the highest calliber.
In recent times, his search found a reference in Buddhist spirituality. Since then he has been practicing daily meditation and yoga.
Visionary authors like Eckhart Tolle, Guy Finley, Ken Wilber, Jiddu Krishnamurti, David Bohm and the founders of the Transpersonal Psychology, have been a very positive influence, from which Eugenio was able to build a vision that had more meaning and depth, including what he finds is essential for living in a harmonious way.
In this path of self knowledge, Eugenio recognized the value of the materials and services available at Trans4mind and decided to accept the responsibility to assist in the development of this service in its Spanish language version. You can find out more about Eugenio on the Spanish-language website, Trans4mind.es.
Who is Orsolya Riszt, producer of Trans4mind in Hungarian?
Orsolya Riszt lived a very intense and varied life, daring to be herself, which she enjoyed tremendously. She taught at the Technical University of Budapest and then moved to Italy with her family. However, some significant downturns in her life led to her developing some highly reactive ways of behaving and thinking. She was unable or unwilling to confront the reality of those situations. Fortunately, she discovered the value and power of personal development...
By learning to be focused, to live in the moment, to take responsibility for her actions and reactions, to handle and direct her thoughts and emotions - in short, through personal development - she dared to be herself again. And she is deeply convinced that anybody can make such a transformation. If an individual is just a little bit open to better his or her life, they will see that the help they need is available, in particular through the tools for transformation that Trans4mind presents. Now, thanks to Orsolya, in Hungarian too.
Note: Hungarian is an official language in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia and in parts of Slovenia. Hungarian is not an official language in Romania but it is spoken in parts of it.
You can find out more about Orsolya on her Hungarian website, Trans4mind.hu.
Who are Bas and Agnès van Gaalen, the producers of Trans4mind in Dutch?
We believe in taking responsibility for your life, how you want to live and who you want to be. And especially not let others decide who you should be. Freedom. This freedom we have found living here in France and running our Cultural Center, Table-Tableau (which is also the Trans4mind Training Centre), and now it's time to share our experiences with others. Working on expressing our love for the world and life.
Our mottos... Be yourself with others. Share. And not just talk about it! Then let 'should' be replaced by 'want'.
What has led us brought us to join this particular project? We joined Trans4mind to empower us to contribute to a better world, including a more tolerant society. Consciously dealing with the planet and Mankind, because we eventually have to get it together.
In the present time, there is increasing pressure on people. To stay positive under this pressure is, for many, a task. Realistic but also positive thinking is important, so you can rely on yourself and the environment as an individual in connection with others.
Trans4mind has the resources people need to support this process of self-development. The big vision is to provide strategies for as many people as possible. We want to contribute toward a world that is based on mutual respect and where every human being matters. We stand with great conviction behind this Vision and enjoy working on the Dutch Trans4mind to do our part.