The Insight Project
Explore Your Highest Spiritual Potential
The Insight Project teaches a process of self-discovery, leading to one's own, self-directed spirituality. This is quite different from sectarian teachings, like religion, which impose dogma, leading to other-directed spirituality. The course includes an in-depth exploration of the belief systems which make up the various facets of your personality, and therefore determine your identity (and hidden conflicting identities) and corresponding life goals. The intuitive wisdom of the emotions is accessed using simple biofeedback equipment, providing a path to full realization of the Higher Self - the spiritual power of life, love and truth.
Have you ever considered (perhaps somehow sensed) that who you are and what you are capable of must be more than your everyday life seems to suggest? Look at how most of us live - we endure our jobs, raise our families, handle life's challenges the best we can, and seek out whatever pleasures we can in the time remaining. Very few people seem to have a real certainty or direction to their lives.
The Insight Project is the ultimate tool for re-discovering just who you really are, stripped of the artificial and unnatural. From the more-objective, bird's eye view that is the Higher Self, it becomes possible to rise above the programming imprinted by the experiences and cultural conditioning of your current lifetime and beyond, as well as the programs genetically inherited. These insights bring wisdom: acceptance and understanding. One is no longer limited to an ego-centric identity, in contrast to one's true potential of unlimited love, life and truth.
The world is full of people who want to tell you what to believe and how to live. Experts in many fields, from politics to psychology to religion, are more than willing to step forward with a prescribed set of rules for you to follow. Yet, many of them are clearly as confused as the rest of humanity! Now, there is a way that you can find the answers for yourself using effective mental exercises and procedures.
We need to examine all the thoughts we have, the considerations and beliefs, and find out what's true and what isn't. And what actually belongs to somebody else... something somebody else told us and we've accepted. What's been imprinted or programmed, in other words. Stripping that stuff off (and letting go of the accompanying painful feelings and misguided behaviors) and finding what is our own inner truth. Because it comes from inside us it is pure and our inner knowing, from each of us as a spiritual being. It's based on universal knowledge, i.e. knowledge that is free of any kind of conditioning. The perspective is unconditional love.
To be free and independent we need to make our own mind up, to be both sensible and sensitive. We need to be objective and use reason and logic, but beware fixed ideas, prejudices and false assumptions carried over from past experience and conditioning. At the same time we need to take account of our feelings and intuition, as inner knowing is our mind's link to Spirit. Our intuition or inner guidance often isn't accessible in pre-packaged verbal sentences, it arrives in feelings, images, imagination, concepts and understandings - and we need to separate those from the other mental content, and then articulate them. We "just know" our inner truth, and it's this heart-felt nature that is the best guide. Fortunately, with the Biofeedback Monitor we have a way to clearly perceive what is happening in our emotional reactions, both conscious and subconscious. With the methods of the Insight Project (in particular the Indicator Technique), we have a way to determine if a thought is rational (not emotionally burdened), a rationalization or other thought distortion), something taken on board from others, i.e. a form of conditioning - or one’s inner truth, an intuitive knowing, which the Monitor clearly indicates.
Trans4mind's advanced course, The Insight Project, is about upgrading your perception from blindfolded or blinkered 2D through to 20:20 vision in multiple dimensions... clearing all that obscures insight - your inner vision - the wisdom of your Higher Self, which is founded on Love.
The course contains a sequence of practical techniques that you administer to yourself, with the aid of a biofeedback device, in order to differentiate the spiritual part of your being from the mental and physical. Discover your Higher Self and its capability of Full Realization.
How does The Insight Project work?
The Insight Project is a set of special procedures that you apply to yourself, with the aid of an Emotional Response Indicator, in order to differentiate the spiritual part of your being - the Higher Self - from the mental and physical. From the viewpoint of the Higher Self it becomes possible to rise above the programming imprinted by the experiences and cultural conditioning of your current lifetime and beyond. This is the process of "meta-programming": to go beyond or transcend programming.
You work at your own pace through a cleverly researched gradient of development. Early on, you learn the anatomy of problems. You discover the way that conflicts are structured within your mind such that they hang around and effect your feelings and behavior long after the original situations are gone.
The well-proven techniques are designed to resolve the conundrums, dilemmas and dichotomies that arise from being essentially spiritual and immortal, but living within a survival-driven body and environment. It is a life-enhancing approach, and holistic in that it is about integrating your spiritual life with all of your everyday activities and goals - in the here-and-now.
The use of a GSR (galvanic skin response) Emotional Response Indicator device facilitates the necessary element of neutral objectivity. The Emotional Response Indicator visually indicates the suppressed emotional content of thoughts and feelings, particularly fears and resistance. When thoughts are emotionally clear, on the other hand, they do not have this reactive undercurrent and can be trusted as one's intuitive knowing.
By means of a self-study program, The Insight Project delivers the most advanced gains available, all for a fraction of the cost and time of other methods. Whilst you can obtain great benefits very quickly, the vast range of techniques within The Insight Project can be re-applied over and over, as appropriate to your changing circumstances and viewpoint of awareness.
The factors that prevent awareness of the Higher Self (the non-physical essence of being) are dealt with in great depth, inspected much more thoroughly and incisively than any previous spiritual or meditative method has made possible, such that the results from this work, properly done, will cause an everlasting freedom of viewpoint. The procedures of The Insight Project are tools with which progress on the spiritual path may always be supported.
What are the benefits of The Insight Project?
We asked some students:
The benefits you can expect to obtain include:
- Discovery of the core Self that is the real you - find yourself at last!
- Discovery that the real you is spiritual in nature and immortal.
- Discovery that truth is an infinite resource within yourself.
- The ability to have love and understanding for all people in all situations.
- The ability to have empathy for all points of view without attachment.
- The ability to recognize all that you are responsible for and are causing, right now.
- The ability to face any situation with equanimity and wisdom, so your actions reflect the integrity of your self-knowledge.
- Freedom from personal upset, problems, guilt or shame.
- Freedom from being effected negatively by others' evaluations and invalidations and effects upon you.
- Freedom from the effect of lifetimes of painful experiences and the decisions that accompanied them, which you carry into the present.
- Freedom from the (self-imposed) karmic penalties of past mistakes, wrong-doings and ignorance.
- Release from attachment to the needs and fears, loves and hates that bind you, so you are free to achieve new or recovered goals that reflect your (unlimited) potential.
- Recovery of the great experiences and insights of past lifetimes, which you carry into the present but have negated.
- Find out what your true goals here on Earth are, and remove conflicts that underlie stress and confusion.
- A complete understanding of how the game of life operates and a remedy of all the games you play so that they are knowing and you can fly like a bird.
- Security that what you have achieved is everlasting, because finally you have leaned the crucial lessons of human existence, so that you don't have to keep coming back.
look at yourself in the PRESENT, for that is the past's effect.
PRESENT, for that is the cause of the future."--Majjhima Nikaya
How is The Insight Project different from other personal growth systems?
- The Insight Project is only concerned with NOW, the only real time, which is where reactive mental mechanisms are being created and re-created.
- You look objectively at all issues in the present time, now, which is the only stable position
- It is completely self-administered in your own home. You study the materials and put as much time into your advancement as you wish.
- There are no extra fees for support - unlimited help and advice is available by e-mail.
- There is complete confidentiality - no one needs to know of your work or the contents of your sessions.
- This is not a cult. There is nobody with authority or control over you and no pressure to be involved with an organization or to buy further services.
- There is no evaluation or invalidation of whatever insights you attain.
- The course is complete and self-contained - there are no missing techniques that will leave you stuck.
- You handle your own case (individual mental and spiritual structure), not some imagined case, generality or rote procedure. You are shown how to locate your own charged areas and handle them, so your sessions are tailor-made to your actual case. Only you can really know what is there, once you are trained how to look for it.
- The Insight Project is based on techniques that are known to work, not 'off the wall' speculation.
- Can be applied with benefit alongside other practices - there is no conflict with anything that is similarly aligned with objective awareness, responsibility and love.
- We do not get you involved in fascinating past life phenomena or psychic phenomena, which are unrelated to your case.
- All techniques enhance your causation and do not strengthen the perception of yourself to be at the effect of other causes. For example, the emphasis is on who or what you are opposing, not on who or what is opposing you, because that is the direction that leads to discovery of truth.
- It is not a 'one shot' procedure but involves many different handlings that form a pool of techniques, from which you choose specifically that which is appropriate to you, right now.
- We don't set evaluated and unrealistic end points - what you achieve is up to you and unique to you.
- It produces actual objective change in your life and way of being, not subjective changes that fall away whilst life remains the same.
- It works.
What do The Insight Project course materials contain?
The materials of the The Insight Project are extensive and in five separate Parts. Part I is called Meta-Programming, meaning "to transcend or go beyond programming" - to expose and let go of the conditioning of a lifetime or more. It covers 10 Levels or technical approaches that typically will occupy your time for a couple of years. The materials cover everything you need to know, from learning to do self-administered sessions using a Emotional Response Indicator, through to the most advanced techniques for spiritual self-realization available in the world at this time.
The Part I - Meta-Programming course contains the following Levels of application:
Level 1: Basics
Training on the use of a Emotional Response Indicator in self-administered sessions, and how to apply some fundamental The Insight Project methods. These are put into practice with an exploration of your thoughts on many subjects to discover where the charge (suppressed emotional energy) in your case lies.
Level 2: Letting Go
You learn to assess lists of possible areas of charge and this is put into practice with full handlings of Life Stress, Upsets and Antagonism. You also learn how to Repair session mistakes.
Level 3: Clarity
Assessed areas of charge are looked at in great depth in terms of what is rational and what is illogical in the situations and your thinking about them.
Level 4: Vitality
You learn how to separate out the most charged item from a list you have made of possibilities, in answer to key questions. This is applied to the main factors that can reduce your life energy, such as people and issues that have a depressing influence on your life. Further, you learn to identify and handle the fixed ideas which are held onto as safe solutions to survival problems.
Level 5: Identity
Now you can start to spot and handle identities that you assume in certain situations and how these relate to unsolvable problems and suppression of your true purposes.
Level 6: Virtue
This Level looks at the issues that effect your self-respect and makes happiness possible in all areas of your life.
Level 7: Reality
Here you get to the nitty gritty, the factors that cause you to hold back from taking responsibility in the key areas of life that you most want handled.
Level 8: Stability
This Level contains a wide range of handlings, of all the issues that can threaten your emotional stability in varied circumstances, so that you can face any person or situation - and whatever comes up in session - with equanimity.
Level 9: Stuck Flows
When something goes on too long, whether good or bad, you start to feel overrun. This Level teaches how to restore the state of release that accompanies a good experience and how to identify and handle fixed states that are entrapping you.
Level 10: Goals
This is the real meat of the course and the procedure that the previous Levels have been preparing you for: the handling of Goal Conflict Structures. These are the hidden mental structures that underlie inner conflict and hold you unknowingly in fixed ways of being, which others can see but you are too close to and identified with to be able to recognize.
All these Levels serve to demonstrate the phenomena that inevitably occurs in life of the imprinting of fixed patterns of identities and resulting behaviors and feelings. Once spotted, this conditioning or programming has less effect, and you are to a significant extent released from the phenomena, much more your true self, and so you naturally begin to identify that part of your being that is the Higher Self - the spiritual component that is immortal. You've got your head above water and now you can learn to swim, to get on dry land, to climb the mountain and ascend to the stars.
Starting The Insight Project
The program of advanced self-analysis may begin when the student has achieved adequate objectivity of his or her mental processes to be able to work alone in this way. For some people, completion of the Explorations given in the text "Transforming the Mind" and the free Positive Approach course will be adequate preparation - my book "Daring to Be Yourself" combines the two. Others will need further work, such as the free Love is All You Need program and the New Life Course.
The Insight Project is a set of analytical procedures that you apply to yourself, with the aid of an Emotional Response Indicator, in order to differentiate the spiritual part of your being from the mental and physical. Discover your Higher Self and its capability of Full Realization.
The Insight Project courses cover everything you need to know, from learning to do basic procedures in self-administered sessions, through to the most advanced techniques for spiritual self-realization available in the world at this time.
You can purchase Part I - Meta-Programming, work through it over a couple of years, then purchase the subsequent Parts II-V, which will typically provide five years of intensive spiritual development in total, plus remain as a wonderful resource for ever after.
Alternatively you can buy the whole package of Insight Parts I-V Complete and save $488. See this page for more information about the five Parts and the special package.
After your online purchase, you download the course in PDF format, which you can view in the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader. Or you may like to print out a copy - or print the pages you need as you go along.
Order the Part I - Meta-Programming course|
with a payment of US$ 297.00 (or equivalent in your local currency)
OR...Order the Special Package: Parts I-V of the Insight Project
with a payment of US$ 997.00 (or equivalent in your local currency)
OR...Alternatively, pay for the Special Package: Parts I-V of the Insight Project
with a subscription of 10 monthly payments of US$ 99.70 (or equivalent in your local currency)
Students can take advantage of unlimited personal email support from the Supervisor, Peter Shepherd. A bunch of FAQs are answered here. Please do not hesitate to email Peter Shepherd with your enquiries.
The recommended InnerTrac™ Emotional Response Indicator is presented below. It costs US$ 497 plus shipping. If you order, kindly inform the proprietor, Hank Levin (email), that you learned of the device at Trans4mind.com...
The revolutionary InnerTrac™ is a small, hand held device that measures subtle changes in the electrical resistance of the body that occur in the presence of stress and emotional arousal, including changes that are below the awareness of the client, i.e. subconscious stimulations. Therefore it is a form of Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) biofeedback monitor. It is carefully designed to serve as a valuable guide in a remarkable number of healing modalities--from EFT, TFT and EMDR to traumatic incident reduction-- and is ideal for use on The Insight Project. It allows one to detect and pinpoint the presence of emotional "charge," and verify the progress of its resolution - a tremendous advantage for the practitioner. Note: on The Insight Project you are both the practitioner and the client at the same time, i.e. it is a self-delivered method of personal development.
The InnerTrac™ will detect the presence of, and measure the progressive release of, negative emotions. This makes it invaluable for guiding the practitioner through the successive steps of any effective therapy or application of positive psychology. Furthermore, with skill - and full training is provided as part of the Insight Project - the Emotional Response Indicator can be used to assess a number of likely or possible issues, and ascertain the one with the most "emotional charge" at the moment that is most accessible to be effectively handled. It will also show when you - the client - is upset; and it will indicate when you are "released" from the issue being handled.
In addition to the InnerTrac, any Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) psycho-galvanometer will do the job, providing there is instantaneous and easily visible readout of changes of body resistance. Read more about GSRs here - plus we provide a free PDF course on how to use the GSR meter.
Interview with Peter Shepherd
Peter is interviewed by Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, who asks about his background, how and why Trans4mind was founded, what spiritual growth means in practice, and the heights that can be reached with The Insight Project, which Peter developed and supervises.
Beyond Part I...
Parts II-V of the Insight Project
The Part I course contains the fundamental principles and techniques of the complete Insight Project. You learn to apply the Emotional Response Indicator in the context of profound personal development procedures. On a well-proven gradient you gradually become skilled in working on your own with the techniques; in addition at all times you have as much support as you require by e-mail correspondence.
Part I - Meta-Programming handles all past identities (that are still being held on to right now) so that you are being your own desired identity playing your own game. It is the deprogramming of reactive identities and the beginning of release from the game of being Homo Sapiens. Part I reveals the Imprint phenomena and gets the individual Meta-Programmer aware of his or her Higher Self. Having learnt the principles and application of basic The Insight Project techniques and established a clear and stable state of being - itself in advance of states achievable by other methods - one is then well prepared to begin the advanced procedures of The Insight Project, which are presented in four further Parts:
Part II - New Awakening exposes the environmental reactivation and the behavior patterns the individual is stuck in, as he can now view this material objectively. It is the deprogramming of reactive compulsions and inhibitions - the needs and fears that are the barrier to full realization. It produces a full state of clarity, much like that of the Buddhist who - over many lifetimes of meditation - has learned to no longer be a slave to his egotistical desires. But this is learning achieved much more directly, in this lifetime.
Part III - Own Goals uncovers the layers of decisions, evaluations and considerations that the Higher Self is acting on and that caused the Being to descend into inappropriate agreements. On this Part all the material broached on Parts I and II is finalized and any loose ends resolved, so that the highest level of being is now fully accessible.
Part IV - Higher Games deals with the Games Beings Play and get stuck with, like the Physical Universe. The matrix of postulates of the Higher Self, on which the individual has been operating in this and other time continuums, are revealed with all their ramifications and significances, so that the Being is extraverted from all stuck (unknowing) Games.
Part V - Full Realization is the culmination of the Project. Games and Conflict Structures are viewed both as Player and Opposed Player, revealing the ways in which Beings individuate and lose touch with their shared spirituality. The blocks to Full Realization are removed and this state is confirmed and stabilized.
These further Parts of The Insight Project may be purchased separately, or as a package (with big savings). More information about the further Parts of the Insight Project.
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Some introductory techniques you can try on your own:
Why not try out some simple techniques that illustrate basic Insight Project principles? These could well prove quite beneficial to you. Note that on the actual course all procedures are done with the important aid of Emotional Response Indicatoring with a Emotional Response Indicator, which enables advanced approaches that would otherwise be impossible.
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Your Questions Answered...
Where do I start?
Well, if you've been viewing the site for a while now, I guess you've read at least some of 'Transforming the Mind'. That's the area that the New Life Course takes off from. It's a personal development course based on the principles of rational-emotive psychology, with elements of NLP as well. It helps to get a person thinking clearly and emotionally stable, which one needs to be before going on to The Insight Project. Part I, The Insight Project is an in-depth, advanced course that moves into the area of transpersonal psychology and spiritual development, and includes the use of a Emotional Response Indicator, which is essential.
If you don't want to do a paid-for course, which is mainly paying for my personal support, then there's a lot to be gained from the site in other ways, such as the practical exercises in Transforming the Mind, and the free Positive Approach course has a lot of good information and techniques you can work through.
If you're planning on starting with the New Life Course, then you could start straight away, as it's not very expensive and you can spend just a little time each week - it's a good idea to take time with each lesson, to incorporate what you learn into your life - rather than going through it quickly in an intellectual way. As you do it, you can ask me when things are unclear, for personal advice and so on.
The New Life Course may take 3-6 months. But when you get onto The Insight Project, you'll need more regular time to devote to that, preferably a session (15-90 minutes) every day.
Note that these courses are personal and spiritual development, they are not a substitute for one-to-one psychotherapy or medical treatment, when these are needed. Though there is certainly a therapeutic element, because they are home-study these courses are for normally happy, healthy and stable individuals looking to enhance their quality of life further.
Where does the name "Meta-Programming" come from?
In NLP a metaprogram is the particular way experience is filtered and perceived by an individual; this isn't hard wired, it can be revised. Meta-Programming is the process of creating a model of the structural patterns an individual uses to construct, maintain and reinforce their subjective reality. Metaprogramming is also a term used in computer programming and organizational management, referring to programs that supervise other programs, or to an objective designer and directorial role.
I use the word because it is appropriate to the course I designed, which encourages an external and directorial viewpoint toward the mind and its existing programs; to "go beyond" one's existing programming or life conditioning; to view, understand and transcend their structure and limitations. The higher consciousness being the programmer, established cognitive programs being the software, the cerebellum being the CPU. Meta-Programming, then, is a metacognitive function of mind, developing mindfulness or a witness viewpoint. Recently NLP itself is adopting that view - see here.
Is The Insight Project anything to do with scientology?
I "did" scientology when I was young, when it was still reasonably priced, and I consider it a significant part of my education. Consequently, elements derived from scientology are included - particularly the use of GSR bio-monitoring - but it's more different than similar, because in my opinion many of the more "advanced" parts of scientology are off the wall. However the foundation - which is also to be found from alternative sources, one might add, with very different terminology (since truth is universal) - is valuable when reapplied in a wider context. There is no element of looking into the past for causes, because anything from the past only has a disruptive effect when it is held onto and replayed in the present. Everything you need to deal with can be found in the here and now - those beliefs and fixed ideas you have carried over into the present and which connect the past like a ball and chain. Each individual has a unique structure of inner conflict, and each person discovers their own inner truth - unlike with scientology these things are never evaluated for you, indeed your gains largely arise from your personal process of discovery.
Can The Insight Project aid me in my journey?
Yes, for sure, if you feel motivated to work hard at sorting out the real and deep issues that underlie your view of the world. The Insight Project exposes the conflicting intentions one is holding subconsciously that are resistant to your awareness. It clarifies your identity, beliefs and goals and leads to many insights of truth that would not otherwise be obtained, short of years of intensive meditation done well.
but rather he leads you to the threshold of your own mind."