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Free Open Awareness Resources

Open Awareness (OA) is an expansive perception that promotes a resourceful state and the following qualities:

  • Introspection – metacognitive awareness in which we can mindfully observe mental activities, emotions and somatic experience
  • Outrospection – heightened awareness of others and the ways that we relate to them, which cultivates empathy and compassion
  • Envirospection – broad awareness of the space around us which connects us to everything in the environment and the cosmos

Applied OA is naturally eco-logical – beneficial for you, others, and the world (win-win-win).

Discover more in the links below:

Training Videos

Training Videos





Open Awareness for Change Initiative

OA for Change Project

Open Awareness Handbook

Open Awareness

Open Awareness Journal Publications

Open Awareness Holarchy

Jumi (judo mind) training videos

Open Awareness
New Paradigm Reset Resolutions

During the first lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jana Allmrodt and I compiled a list of Reset Resolutions that we believe will be of value to people around the world and our environment, as we enter the Post-Corona Paradigm.

We approached the lockdown period as a retreat in which we paused regularly to reflect deeply on the global situation, viewing it as a wake-up call for humanity to reset its values and priorities, and to update our collective operating system from ego-centeredness to eco-centeredness.

We believe that the pandemic and the way in which a majority of populations around the world have reacted to it bears the potential for a paradigm shift in the collective consciousness of humanity. Herein lies an opportunity for human beings to more consciously and collaboratively co-create the conditions for a better world – a new normal in which people can look at life through new eyes, with open hearts and with a deepened appreciation for the value of our connection to each other, to our environment, and for the small things that make a big difference.

The 10 Reset Resolutions are intended to serve as a set of simple principles or guidelines for those who want to co-create a brighter present and future for themselves and for all inhabitants of our precious planet. We invite you to use this list as you wish and to share it widely.

Each of the Reset Resolutions listed below link to a related free resource – which we hope will support you to succeed in your endeavors and to flourish in the New Paradigm:

  1. Live life adventurously – one day at a time
  2. Travel light – let go of unnecessary baggage
  3. Be a tourist – connect with others, try new things
  4. Expand your map of reality – become friends with uncertainty
  5. See the bigger picture, think global, act local – make a difference
  6. In difficult situations, ask: What would love do? Trust your intuition
  7. Engage in practices that promote inner stillness and open awareness
  8. Regularly update your operating system – from ego (self) to eco (world), by means of:
  9. Daily compassionate activism – taking care of yourself (e.g. asking for help), doing something good for others and the world
  10. Cultivate gratitude for the precious moments of your life

Bonus resource: Free Authentic Self Empowerment mp3

Year End Ritual

A Year End Ritual to help you generate gratitude for the blessings that the past year has brought you, to accept the difficult experiences and to let go of what you don’t want to carry beyond this year. It also helps to create a new vision and energy to propel your life forward meaningfully into the New Year.

  1. Year End RitualWrite down what you are grateful for over the past year – the small and big things – make your list as long as possible. From your list select the 5 blessings that you are most grateful for. Reflect on these 5 blessings and cherish them in your heart.
  2. Write down all the difficult experiences you had over the past year. Reflecting on the whole list, what can you learn about yourself from the sum of these experiences? How can you integrate what you have learned in a way that helps you to accept what you have gone through?
  3. Write down what you want to let go of so that you don’t carry that with you beyond this year. Reflect on this list and then imagine releasing the energy associated with those old things. It might be appropriate to take specific actions that enable you to completely move on – free of unnecessary baggage. Do what’s right for you, but without causing any harm.
  4. Imagine how you might experience yourself at the end of the coming year, should you achieve the year of your dreams! Step into this image of yourself being the way you truly want to be and feel the energy of this. Then ask yourself what your next step will be to fulfill this state, while being of positive value to the lives of others and to the world. Commit to taking that step and look forward to how it will create mutual success momentum throughout the coming year.

If you enjoyed ending the year with this ritual, then you may value starting the coming year with the ASE Practice.

Wishing you good health, prosperity, joy and Open Awareness in the New Year!

Open Awareness post-conference resources

Open Awareness


The resources listed below are for those who attended the open awareness lecture and/or jumi (judo mind) workshop presented by Jevon Dangeli at the 2018 European Transpersonal Association conference in St Petersburg.


Those who were not at the conference are also welcome to access these resources:


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The Open Awareness Holarchy

Open Awareness (OA) is a flowing moment of pure experience interconnected with the rest of reality – a Holarchy!

In the introduction to OA, I covered how this mindful mode of perception can help to reduce stress and rescue ‘digital zombies’.

In this article I will introduce the OA Holarchy — a holistic system of interrelated states, perspectives and dimensions — that includes a theory of how the body, mind and spirit are connected.

Open Awareness Holarchy

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Coaching for Transformation

Coaching for TransformationIn this presentation, Transpersonal Coach Jevon Dangeli introduces the 3 cornerstones of transformation in coaching.

Coaching may serve as an escalator toward transformation by incorporating perspectives and processes that promote expanded states of consciousness.

A transpersonal approach in coaching can help one to identify how they create their perception of reality, while establishing a widened awareness that includes a new, tangible and desirable reality, as well as ways to integrate this into one’s life.

This 17 minute video presentation covers:

  • Can coaching lead to transformation?
  • What might such coaching processes involve?
  • Which criteria promote transformation in coaching?
  • What is the value of transpersonal perspectives?

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Coaching The Whole Person

chakrasIn this presentation, Transpersonal Coach – Jevon Dangeli describes an approach to coaching the whole person and its applications in various contexts.


Transpersonal coaching empowers people to transcend the ego states, mindsets and behaviours that inhibit their personal, professional and spiritual growth.


This 20 minute video presentation covers:

  • What does it mean to “coach the whole person”?
  • What is the value of a transpersonal approach to coaching?
  • Can spiritual solutions be useful to people with ‘real life’ problems?
  • What is the role of a transpersonal coach?

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Transpersonal Coaching – an introduction

Transpersonal Coaching ModelThere’s a way to find your way! It’s not what you think, it’s what you are!

Transpersonal Coaching empowers people to transcend the ego states, mindsets and behaviours that inhibit their personal, professional and spiritual growth.


This specialized type of coaching involves a dialogical relationship between a coach and client with the intention to resolve issues in the client’s life, by engaging in processes that serve to transcend the client’s self constructs and limiting beliefs. Typical outcomes of this form of psychological coaching are an enhanced sense of meaning and purpose in life, bringing with it greater clarity and resourcefulness.

The transpersonal coaching (TC) approach is effective at helping clients to overcome the limiting beliefs, debilitating emotions and negative reactions that prevent their success and happiness. This integral approach to coaching makes use of transpersonal states and perspectives in order to resolve issues in any context — personal and/or interpersonal and/or spiritual.

The job of the transpersonal coach is to hold a liminal space (open, receptive and emergent), walking the client through a transformative passage of questioning and helping the client to reintegrate their new, widened and resourceful perspective into their lives. TC processes by their very nature can lead to transformation or spiritual awakening.

TC can help clients to establish the root causes of their issues and then address these through holistic healing interventions. It also includes measures to identify and resolve all other determinants of clients’ problems. Sessions include processes that are both remedial and generative — guiding clients to clear their past and become more fulfilled and empowered in the present.

The TC methodology combines Transpersonal Psychology and Mindfulness based interventions and holistic applications of NLP in order to achieve sustainable outcomes. These three complimentary fields have been synergised into one seamless Transpersonal Coaching Model.

Watch a 20 minute video presentation on transpersonal coaching.

Transpersonal Coaching ModelThe difference between traditional coaching methods and transpersonal coaching:

Traditional coaching methods typically involve a dialog between a coach and a client aiming to address issues from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. This means that only issues in conscious awareness are addressed and their unconscious causes are left undealt with. Interestingly, neuroscience has demonstrated that our unconscious functioning precedes conscious awareness by at least 1/2 second (Libet, 1983 & 1993). This means that most if not all coaching issues like motivation and procrastination, indecision, conflicting priorities, burnout, overwhelm and performance anxiety are a result of automatic (unconscious) reactions and patterns which occur before conscious awareness. Traditional coaching methods rely heavily on conscious processing through questioning, analysis and tasking. It’s like trying to steer a train by asking someone in the last carriage to change the direction of the entire train. It won’t be so effective, especially not in the long run!

Transpersonal coaching works with the unconscious processes that are at the root of most of our problems in life, yet it does so in a natural, conversational way that makes this approach effective with lasting results.

One of the unique attributes of TC is that the coach identifies and makes constructive use of the transpersonal phenomena that may be behind the issue or which can arise in coaching sessions. This means that clients can relax and be themselves in the presence of a highly aware, competent and caring coach.

The Transpersonal Coaching Model is approved by IACTMIn a nutshell, the Transpersonal Coaching Model makes use of  attention shifting processes to promote resourceful states and responses – despite the severity of the challenge being faced. You can read more about this model here.

The following articles further describe the value of transpersonal coaching and how it works:

Written by Jevon Dangeli – Transpersonal Coach, MSc Transpersonal Psychology

Live Transpersonal Coach training

Online Transpersonal Coach training


Libet, Benjamin; Gleason, Curtis A.; Wright, Elwood W.; Pearl, Dennis K. (1983). “Time of Conscious Intention to Act in Relation to Onset of Cerebral Activity (Readiness-Potential)”. Brain. 106 (3): 623–42.

Libet, Benjamin (1993). “Unconscious cerebral initiative and the role of conscious will in voluntary action”. Neurophysiology of Consciousness. Contemporary Neuroscientists. pp. 269–306.

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Transpersonal Coaching Model

The Transpersonal Coaching Model

Transpersonal coaching works
because it works with the whole person – 
mind, body, spirit, and relationships

This unique approach to coaching identifies the unconscious triggers and patterns that give rise to one’s current thoughts, feelings, behaviors and their resulting circumstances. It helps people to establish resourceful states and perspectives and then anchor these into the contexts where they experience challenges.

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The mindful remedy for stress and burnout

The mindful remedy for stress and burnoutIn this article I will comment on studies that indicate how mindfulness and meditation are related to resilience, self regulation and purpose. Drawing on research as well as direct personal experience, I will suggest that mindfulness and meditation are valuable to programmes that aim to prevent as well as heal the effects of overwhelming stress and burnout.

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The Healing Potential of Transpersonal Coaching

The Healing Potential of Transpersonal CoachingHealing the causes of emotional and psychosomatic disorders through transpersonal coaching.

Exploring how it’s possible and how it’s done…


This article unpacks and builds on Stanislav Grof’s perspective on how therapeutic applications of a specific category of non-ordinary states of consciousness can have healing and transformative value, especially in relation to emotional and psychosomatic disorders. The article will also cover how Grof’s view of the perinatal stage in our human development can be useful to those interested in conscious parenting, as well as for healing traumatic memories. Comments are made regarding how Grof’s insights and lessons can be put to use in the field of transpersonal coaching. Continue Reading

The roots of emotional and psychosomatic disorders

Stan Grof on emotional and psychosomatic disordersOver 60 years of research by Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D., indicates that emotional and psychosomatic disorders always have peri-natal, pre-natal and transpersonal origins.


This 4-part presentation by Jevon Dangeli outlines Stan Grof’s perspective on the underlying factors that give rise to emotional and psychosomatic disorders.

This presentation is on a piece of the content from the article – The Healing Potential of Transpersonal Coaching

Stanislav Grof is a Czech psychiatrist, one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a researcher into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche.  Continue Reading