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Philosophy

Health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” according to the World Health Organisation. In modern times, dis-ease is ever increasing. People are discontent with who, how, and where they are and are perpetually striving to have/do/be more. You can relate to experiencing that at some point, can’t you?

At IBI, we’re committed to thriving: being fulfilled with who and how we’re being in each moment, so we can be truly healthy.
Mindfulness and its myriad benefits may be a current trend in science, but it’s far from a new concept in the spiritual space. All the major religions touch upon the power of presencing.

Here we invite you to experience personal and professional development in the space where science and spirit intersect.

Vision & Mission

Who am I?

Who are you?

What are we doing here?

At the Intrinsic Brilliance Institute we believe these are the three most important questions we have, and that we spend our lives seeking satisfying answers to them.

The way we answer those questions is highly dependent on the mental and emotional state we’re in at the time. Sometimes our responses are empowering and encouraging, and other times disabling and distressing.

We coach and train people to regulate their state so that they can access their internal geyser of bliss. Often our minds are so busy and chaotic that we forget the inner genius we all have – our intuitive knowing.

The problem is that we have been trained to believe that learning comes from the outside (schools and teachers) rather than from inside. And often there is too much noise surrounding us for us to access the centre of our being… We can get lost and confused, or feel hopeless and helpless sometimes, can’t we?

Our mission is to illuminate the inherent brilliance inside each and every one of us.

At IBI, we believe that every being deserves a fulfilling life and possesses the power to create it.

We know from both spiritual teachings and modern day science we each create our experience of reality. By shining a light on the structure of how we do that, we enable people to live more consciously, transforming their experience of life and designing one that serves their highest intentions.

We offer our signature Intrinsic Brilliance™ methodology as a useful framework for which to gain clarity, control, and confidence. Because at our core, we all want the same things:

We all want to be safe, to know we can access the resources we need to live comfortably…

We all want to be supported. To be loved unconditionally, and…

We all want to feel special – to understand the unique gifts we offer the world.

IBI exists as a resource centre to connect to our wisest self. It offers a pathway to enlightenment – which we define as recognising the lightness of being within. We educate people to train their brains to be in flow, so that we can all contribute to society in a way that is most meaningful for us. When we access our full range of intelligence from our head, heart, and gut and align our thoughts, feelings, and actions, we create remarkable outcomes.

We envision a world where we have replaced the clutter and congestion of our overly active conscious minds with the serenity of intuitive knowing. We envision a word in where each of us can live within our integrity by creating balance between the sympathetic nervous system (yang) and parasympathetic nervous system (yin).

Our Values

Living in the Moment:

We only have now. Past and future are both illusions that are coloured by our current state. When we focus on appreciating the perfection of the present, we can create the most blissful experience of life.

Loving Unconditionally:

Regardless of what you believe, we see your Intrinsic Brilliance at all times, and we provide you the resources and support to train your brain to do the same. Our heartiest wish is that you know your inherent worth and value in every moment, because you can feel it in your being with every breath.

Making Empowering Meanings:

Everything in life comes down to perspective. Experiences only have the meaning you give them, so we are committed to choosing useful meanings. Everyone has a different answer for what is most meaningful to them, so in every interaction we value your values.

Sharing in Abundance:

The Institute exists in the first place because we all know that the path to personal and community development is built on open and honest sharing with an abundance mindset. It is the living proof of the power of collective consciousness, a tangible representation that ANYTHING is possible when we combine our powers, our passions, our strengths, our dreams…

Serving our Family:

Seeing every being as part of the same family and service, or Seva (the Sanskrit word for it),is very important to us. We won’t call it entirely selfless because we feel lovely when we do it, but we are committed to giving ourselves to those who may be currently struggling. This enables us to create a kinder world for all.

Our Business Model

IBI operates as social enterprise with a focus on enabling access for all. Our disruptive business model:

Our public talks and seminars follow a pay-as-you-please model. Using gratitude-based pricing means you can contribute what you feel is right for you right now.
We offer scholarships for all of our public trainings* (including workshops and retreats) so that people without the financial resources to attend can still be included. Obtaining a scholarship enables you to participate for approximately half price. You can find our scholarship application form here .
As far as coaching goes, we get the best results when we are invested in the process. However, this investment does not necessarily have to be in the form of money. At the Institute we recognise that money is a form of currency and not the only form of currency. You are welcome to explore entering into a contra agreement with your coach, exchanging your skills and services/goods for theirs. This style of value exchange reinforces your knowing that you are infinitely resourceful and those resources come in myriad forms.
*Trainings commissioned by organisations are a bit different. Contact us to discuss creatinga bespoke training program for your team.

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The more you learn the biology behind your every action, emotion and behavior, the better you become at accepting others the way they are.

~ Abhijit Naskar

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The light within you must shine brighter than the light that is on you.

~ Anon

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I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.

~ Albert Einstein

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This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple.

~ Dalai Lama XIV

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We are travellers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of Infinity. Life is Eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.

~ Deepak Chopra

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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

~ Albert Schweitzer

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If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

~ Buddha

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The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.

~ William Arthur Ward

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enLIGHTen UP : Emotions

enLIGHTen UP: Emotions

Many people believe that we’re thinking beings that occasionally feel but the reality is we’re feeling beings that occasionally think. Life becomes much simpler and more enjoyable when we learn the language of the unconscious and understand what our emotions are communicating to us. Enter your email address below and we’ll send you the episode on Understanding Your Emotions.