Gregory Mitchell was a Mind Development researcher and practitioner for over 30 years. Born in 1947, in his early childhood he was strongly influenced by his grandfathers who were both inventors and innovators, and who dissipated the family fortunes in the course of their researches. He grew interested in the subject of mental evolution and development during adolescence. He became convinced that a dim person was only dim because he had a dim script, and that one could learn to throw away that script and expand both intelligence and the power of the mind. Exactly how to best accomplish that task has been the subject of his life's work.
Gregory proceeded to change his script by studying method acting. He later ran a business supplying theatre lighting and special effects. Subsequently his interest in this field led him to qualify as an electronics engineer, obtaining a Bachelors degree in Science & Electrical Engineering. In his studies he began to realize how awareness and behavior could be measured electronically. He started a biofeedback laboratory to build and experiment with various devices designed to produce an expansion of consciousness and invented the Bilateral form of GSR biofeedback monitoring that greatly facilitates therapeutic access to suppressed experiences and ideas. That has been a mainstay of individual Mind Development work and for research into the workings of the mind. He also organized research projects that involved training university students with mind development techniques, many of whom still retain the enhanced abilities he taught them.
Following a Diploma in Psychology, Gregory obtained a Masters Degree in Eclectic Psychology. He then introduced a wide range of techniques to his private practice, including Transactional Analysis, NLP and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, plus many of his own innovative techniques.
Gregory ran group courses in Mind Development for 25 years in London and various locations in Germany that successfully applied his research. His students and clients came from many countries around the globe.
Gregory went on to research at the most advanced levels of Mind Development and discovered many further important insights - in particular, original work on mnemonics, artificial languages and logic. The latest research by cognitive scientists is only now beginning to uncover the ideas and methods that Gregory Mitchell had been working with for 30 years!
Before he retired in 1994, Gregory employed Peter Shepherd, founder of Trans4mind, at his company Mental Development Ltd in London. He was mentor to Peter Shepherd for several years and much of the knowledge-base upon which Trans4mind.com was founded in 1998 was derived from this foundation.
The article Savant Consciousness records Gregory's childhood in which the coming and going of his savant abilities was the catalyst for 30 years of Mind Development research, aiming to make these cognitive skills accessible to all persons willing to put in the training hours.
You may also be interested in Gregory's paper, Amateur Spaceflight - The Exploration of Subspace, which draws on his scientific experiments and inventions between 1965-1990.
You can download the PDF, Achieving my Goals, in which Gregory Mitchell gives a detailed personal history of his family background and life experiences, leading to the present times. Understand how this brilliant and eccentric Englishman came to develop methods for cognitive development that enable all of us to have the mind of a creative scientist and freethinker.
NOTE by the site owner, Peter Shepherd
For 30 years Gregory Mitchell researched and developed the techniques for developing mental capacities such as memory, speed reading, enhanced intuition and creativity, and increased IQ.
Gregory ran group courses for many years in London that successfully applied his research. I was fortunate to work with him for several years during that time - his wide-ranging teachings are a major influence on the content of my book Transforming the Mind and the personal growth courses I have developed: the foundation course New Life Course and the advanced course, The Insight Project.
Gregory Mitchell went on to research at the most advanced levels of Mind Development and discovered many further important insights. The latest research by cognitive scientists is only now beginning to uncover the ideas and methods that Gregory had been working with for 30 years!
The foundation Mind Development courses 1-5, plus the further Memory Course by Ken Ward (also a MD student in earlier years), are now freely available here online at Trans4mind. The courses will continue to be updated and further advanced as time permits. In addition, we recommend the best third-party courses and books that complement our Mind Development courses, for those who recognize the vital importance of intellectual ability in discernment and contemplation, creativity and problem solving.