A heart-centered, profoundly embodied, and brain-based methodology to master transformation in life, love, and leadership.
All our programs, workshops, tools and products are powered by our rigorous biology-based methodology Bio-Transformation Theory®.
30 years in the making, Bio-Transformation Theory® is a cohesive, coherent, and comprehensive methodology for transforming any problem, no matter how intense or painful, into creative and conscious solutions.
Whether chronic emotional pain, persistent negative thoughts, personal and family crises, relationship breakdowns, career issues, or major leadership challenges, Bio-Transformation Theory® gets every part of your one ‘bodymind’ working together to make change happen as fast as humanly possible.
Bio-Transformation Theory® has evolved to help you heal pain and trauma; break through destructive habits and disabling beliefs; and metabolize stress, stuckness, suffering, or sorrow into hope, power, purpose, and possibility.
Bio-Transformation Theory® is a practical methodology that can be applied inside an intimate relationship, a family unit, a project team, a company culture, or an entire social system. It works in any endeavor that involves human beings and their wonderfully complex and messy biology/psychology.
Bio-Transformation Theory® explicitly connects the work of personal change to making positive change happen in the world, whether in our families, communities, or enterprises.
A Theory, Method & Set of Embodiment Practices
Bio-Transformation Theory® is woven from a fusion of the very best knowledge that science has to offer united with crucial insights from the great wisdom, contemplative, and indigenous traditions that fill in the gaps that science cannot ever answer—all focused on making lasting change happen.
BTT purposefully brings together the latest science of brain networks, behavioral economics, cognitive psychology, complex systems, and affective neuropsychology; and meticulously matches it to essential wisdom from Eastern and Western philosophy and insights from healing, movement and embodiment practices.
In addition, it is pervaded by many hard-won insights from fast-growth entrepreneurship, social activism, mass mindset and behavior change, performance coaching and disruptive innovation.
BTT codifies this enormous body of human wisdom into:
– A proven pathway and step-by-step process for transforming our own pain and stress as individuals; and for solving difficulty problems in our relationships, groups, communities, and organizations
– The 7 “gems” of Bio-Transformation Theory
– 40+ embodiment and cognitive-behavioral practices that help ourselves and people in our family / team change themselves over time
– A rich body of preventative wisdom and philosophical insight that can inoculate against future crises and repeated breakdowns for ourselves and those we care about and/or lead
– A comprehensive 6-module leadership curriculum for mastering Transformational Leadership
– 70+ transformation tools for leading Transformational Innovation
Consciously Master Your Own Transformation In Life & Leadership
Bio-Transformation Theory® is focused on enabling you to consciously master the hardest task in life: to really change yourself.
Transformational Leadership: Master how to metabolize constant change and threats in the world into concrete value within your organization through transformational leadership
Transformational Living:Master to metabolize the problems you face—that cause suffering, stress, and a sense of stuckness—into breakthroughs that ensure you and your loved ones thrive not despite your challenges but because of them
The 4 Facets of Bio-Transformation Theory
To enable mastery of transformation in life, love, and leadership, Bio-Transformation Theory works across the four essential elements of human development (that make up every ‘pattern’ that blocks you and the groups you care about from flourishing):
Hands (behaviors & habits): We draw on “nudges”, heuristics, behavioral economics, behavioral psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), cultural anthropology, rapid change coaching, growth hacking, mass behavior change, and persuasion research to help you break destructive habits, redesign your life and leadership behaviors, and turn your desire for change into concrete action.
Head (beliefs & stories): We draw on brain research, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, continental philosophy (Husserl, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Foucault etc) , linguistics, psychotherapy, mind reprogramming, hypnotherapy, narrative theory, story editing, systems thinking, complexity science, and mass mindset change to help you relinquish out-dated assumptions and limitation, break through disempowering beliefs, and re-invent your language patterns and stories to be fully awake and conscious
Heart (emotions): We draw on affective (emotional) neuroscience, emotional intelligence techniques, interpersonal neurobiology, wisdom traditions (Zen, Advaita Vedanta, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Dzogchen, Taoism, Shamanism, Ife, Stoicism etc.), attachment theory, art and sound therapies, flow research, and mass culture change to help you transform persistent challenging moods (including a sense of anxiety, stress, grief and depression); switch on your sense of self, self-esteem, confidence, and courage; and repair relationships with others so they flourish
‘Hara’ (felt sense): We draw on interoceptive science, somatic practices (yoga, shamanism, movement medicine, tantra, breathwork, meditation, brainspotting, craniosacral therapy), embodiment research, emerging psychedelic research, elite sports psychology, and transpersonal therapy to help you transform trauma, heal wounds within, and reorganize your life around spiritual enlightenment.
The Transformation Curve
Bio-Transformation Theory® provides a proven pathway for personal transformation and the leadership of change: the Transformation Curve.
This J-Shaped curve is the archetypal blueprint of transformation in any human experience. By understanding it, and mastering its form, you can lead transformation in any area of your life or work.
The Tools & Practices
With over 90 organizational transformation tools and 40 individual leadership and wisdom practices, Bio-Transformation Theory® supports positive change at scale.
These tools and practices help us, hour by hour and habit by habit, make lasting positive change stick. Some of the tools are focused on self-change and some on social change. Some are for relationships, whether at work or at home; and some are for business transformations and disruptive innovations that can forge the future of an entire industry.
Some practices are more for the mind whilst some are more for the heart; some are deeply embodied whilst others are focused on creative results.
All the tools and practices enable people to switch on and stay switched on so they thrive as they continuously metabolize problems that come from rapid change in the world into possibilities in our lives and our businesses.
A Biodynamic & Evolutionary Approach
Bio-Transformation Theory® sees us human beings (and our organizations) as complex, adaptive living systems rather than linear algorithms. All people evolve over time in a dynamic interplay with nature.
Therefore all transformation must be “biodynamic”: responsive to whatever is seeking to emerge as a breakthrough in the moment through our biologies as we interact with each other. We are relentlessly invited, by problems or through proactivity, to release old habits, beliefs and business models so we can birth the most appropriate and fitting ideas and actions that move ourselves and others away from suffering and towards thriving.
The History & Development
Founders Nick Seneca Jankel and Alison McAulay have spent a decade fusing the results of their lifelong search for the code of transformation.
Nick is a Cambridge-educated former medic, philosopher of science, and innovation guru who became a transformational coach (BBC, MTV), leadership theorist, and wisdom teacher after a profound experience of enlightenment.
Alison is a former US Olympic team gymnast and Hollywood choreographer who became a Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Kundalini yogi, and embodiment teacher after a profound experience of enlightenment.
Both found that psychotherapy, healing modalities, and mainstream psychological and psychiatric theories have limited value without deep spiritual insight and practice. Over the next 20 years, Nick and Alison left no stone unturned to build a reliable, rigorous and rewarding way to lead ourselves and others out of problems and real pain and into possibilities.
As business partners and life partners, they have codified this pathway—evolving and unfolding as it is—into a new ‘school’ of human development that integrates materialist science with timeless heartfelt wisdom and focuses it on driving real world change.